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Kent State College of Nursing
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY SELECTS NEW DEAN FOR COLLEGE OF NURSING
 
 
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY SELECTS NEW DEAN FOR COLLEGE OF NURSING
 

Following a national search, Kent State University has selected Versie Johnson–Mallard, Ph.D., for the position of dean of the College of Nursing.

Since 2018, Johnson–Mallard has been the associate dean at the University of Florida, College of Nursing. There she provided transformational leadership in academic support of areas of curriculum performance appraisals related to student success, budget and finance, facilities planning and management.

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Image of Two-time Kent State University alumnus Curtis Good, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Operations and Student Services for Kent State College of Nursing
 
Academic Advising Administrator of the Year
 
Two-time Kent State University alumnus Curtis Good, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Operations and Student Services for Kent State College of Nursing, was recently presented with the Kent Academic Support and Advising Association Academic Advising Administrator of the Year on Friday, April 9.
 
   Read more about Two-time Kent State University alumnus Curtis Good, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Operations and Student Services for Kent State College of Nursing, was recently presented with the Kent Academic Support and Advising Association Academic Advising Administrator of the Year on Friday, April 9. 
   
 
 
 
Group of Faculty Member Creates Simulation Escape Room for Undergraduate Students
 
Faculty Member Creates Simulation Escape Room for Undergraduate Students
 
Janet Reed, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Associate Lecturer at Kent State University Stark, has always enjoyed incorporating new creative ideas in her classroom. After observing her students struggle with heightened anxiety during traditional simulations over the years, she desired a way to make their experience more fun and less stressful. In February 2020, she introduced her students to the nursing simulation escape room.
 
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Image of Nursing Student Allie Rodriguez Reflects on Volunteer Experiences at Vaccine Clinics
 
Nursing Student Allie Rodriguez Reflects on Volunteer Experiences at Vaccine Clinics
 
Allie Rodriguez was a senior nursing student in her community rotation at Kent State when the Kent State Field House was designated as a mass COVID-19 vaccination site clinic for Portage County and surrounding areas. She and her classmates were among the first nursing students offered the opportunity to volunteer.
 
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Image of Nursing Student Chelsea Palmer Earns Scholar of the Year Award
 
Nursing Student Chelsea Palmer Earns Scholar of the Year Award
 
Kent State University at Trumbull’s Chelsea Palmer, a new graduate of the College of Nursing, was recently named one of two “Scholars of the Year” by the Eastern Ohio Area Health Education Center (AHEC). The award recognizes students who are exceptional in their approach, level of engagement and connecting theory with practice while in the AHEC’s Scholars Program.
 
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  Research
 
 
 
Image of Dr. Tracey Motter Builds a Pathway to a Diverse Nursing Workforce
 
Dedication to Diversity: Dr. Tracey Motter Builds a Pathway to a Diverse Nursing Workforce
 
With more than 25 years of experience at Kent State, Dr. Tracey Motter, DNP, RN, Associated Dean of Undergraduate Programs, has devoted her career to addressing the diversity of the College of Nursing student population and improving transition to practice for new graduates.
 
   Read more about With more than 25 years of experience at Kent State, Dr. Tracey Motter, DNP, RN, Associated Dean of Undergraduate Programs, has devoted her career to addressing the diversity of the College of Nursing student population and improving transition to practice for new graduates.   
 
Image of Honors Nursing Student Completes New Research on Facilitating End of Life Discussions
 
Honors Nursing Student Completes New Research on Facilitating End of Life Discussions
 
Catie Woodward, a third-year honors student from Canton, Ohio, is helping construct a Simulation Program to train healthcare workers to facilitate positive end of life conversations.
 
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  Giving
 
 
 
 
 
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Planned Giving: A Great Option for Nurses
 

Nurses are givers. During each shift, our nursing grads proudly perform their jobs giving their all every day. For nurses, giving is a job requirement and a passion.

Planned Giving offers creative ways to cement your philanthropic impact at the College of Nursing.

 
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  Recognitions
 
 
 
 
Presentations, Publications and Awards
 

Please join us in congratulating the following individuals on their recent achievements!

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Contributors
 

Editors: Mariah Gibbons, Paul Krouse and Kathleen Norman

Design: Danny Porter and Ashley Leasure

Writers: Bill Burgess, Mariah Gibbons, Corey Hukill, Denise Karshner and Olivia Wachtel

Photography: Bob Christy, Mariah Gibbons, Jeff Glidden and Kathleen Norman. Uncredited photos were submitted by the article's subjects.

 

 
 
 
 
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