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Marsha and Dewey Wineland want to make a difference in nursing education. Marsha is a proud alumna of Kent State University having earned her Bachelor of Nursing degree in 1974 from the College of Nursing. She then volunteered to be a preceptor and was recognized by her students at the Barb Donaho Awards in 2014....

When Category 5 hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the United States Virgin Islands in September 2017, they left a path of utter destruction and upheaval in their wake. Without power and access to clean water and food, residents struggled to survive. Kent State University College of Nursing RN-to-BSN student, Debra...

From left: Mia Lind, social worker, Puerto Rico; Gesaline Rivera, social worker, Puerto Rico; Janine Snalley; Katie Blanker, social worker, Wisconsin. Janine Smalley, MSN, RN-BC, a nurse at the Veterans Affairs Wade Park Hospital in Cleveland, OH, was among those placed on medical disaster relief standby when Hurricane Irma crashed into Puerto Rico. “Report to the airport at 6 a.m. tomorrow for departure to Puerto Rico.” The phone call came in the middle of...

From left: Mia Lind, social worker, Puerto Rico; Gesaline Rivera, social worker, Puerto Rico; Janine Snalley; Katie Blanker, social worker, Wisconsin. Please join us in congratulating the following individuals on their recent recognitions and publications. Recognitions Faculty Loretta Aller, PhDc, RN, was interviewed for an article in the Canton Repository addressing healthy holiday eating. Jennifer Doyle, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC, was honored at the University of Louisville (where she completed her...

Center for Nursing Research staff. From left: Wimonthip Phuangkhem, graduate assistant; Dr. Mary Anthony, Associate Dean for Research; Denise Karshner, Grants Administrator; Dr. Lynette Phillips, statistical support; Michele Varso, Grants Coordinator To support faculty and student research at the College of Nursing, the Center for Nursing Research (CNR) provides a full range of services to encourage, facilitate, and promote nursing research. Assistance with Research Funding and Dissemination An integral part of the College of Nursing, the Center for Nursing Research (CNR) strives to ensure...