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Touch Point Online Magazine: Kent State University College of Nursing
Volume I, Issue 2 – Nov. 6, 2017
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Touch Point is an online magazine, released twice a semester, for Kent State University College of Nursing alumni, faculty, and friends.

Kent State nursing and NEOMED faculty who received the HRSA grant

Kent State Nursing Researchers Awarded $1.1M Federal Grant


Research faculty members received a $1.1 million Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant to expand the behavioral health workforce in rural and underserved areas over the next four years.

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The walking poem, 'Some Days', being revealed at the 50 years strong reception

First-of-its-Kind Poem Unveiled by College of Nursing, Wick Poetry Center


Some Days, a collaborative poem comprised of over 600 nurses’ voices in all stages of their careers, is the first of its kind in the country. This creative endeavor was commissioned in honor of the 50th anniversary.

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Deans and administration representing Kent State's regional campus and the College of Nursing

100% Online RN-to-BSN Program Implemented Across All Campuses


The newly designed RN-to-BSN program is the first program to be implemented across all eight Kent State campuses, offering students decreased tution, increased course availability and convenience.

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A group photo of alumni and faculty, spanning all 50 years of our history

“Nursing 50 Years Strong” Reception Draws Alumni, Students, Faculty and Staff to Campus for Celebration


Over 150 College of Nursing alumni, students, faculty and staff members participated in the college's 50th anniversary festivities during Homecoming weekend.

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Kent State University - Giving Tuesday 2017 - #KSUGives

Help Crowdfund for Nursing Student Scholarships


Help us reach our $2,500 goal to grow scholarships for Kent State nursing students!

Incentives are up for grabs when you contribute throughout the month and on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28.

New this year: Create a crowdfunding page where friends & family can contribute toward your own fundraising goal.

Learn How You Can Help »

Advanced Practice & BSN Preceptors Needed


Now it is your turn to share the KSU nursing legacy of excellence. Embrace this perfect opportunity to give back and pass along your knowledge to the next generation of nurses. Now offering 12 free CE hours to preceptors each year! Learn more about becoming a Kent State preceptor at the link below.

Become a Preceptor »


Diana Paskey, BSN ’71, and Ron, BBA ’69, Found Love on the Campus Bus

Ronald and Diana Paskey

Love can spark in the most unlikely of places. For Diana Paskey, BSN ’71, the campus bus to Cleveland held more than just a safe ride to her clinical site.

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Paul Bassett, BSN ’11, Climbs Mountains for Myeloma Awareness

Paul Bassett, BSN '11, climbs Mt. Fuji in Japan

Over the past two years, Paul Bassett, BSN ’11, has climbed two mountains and logged more than 500 hiking miles while fundraising for cancer research.

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In the last issue of Touch Point, we incorrectly stated that Lisa Aurilio received her BSN in 1997. In fact, she received her BSN in 1987. We sincerely apologize for this oversight.


Tell Your Story In Our Next Edition


No matter if you graduated with the first class or just stepped off campus as a new graduate, we want to celebrate you.

To be featured in an upcoming edition of Touch Point, we invite you to share your nursing stories, memories, honors and accomplishments with us by emailing It is you, our alumni and friends of the college, who showcase the undeniable Kent State College of Nursing impact throughout the world.


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