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Sacred Breath

Wick Poetry Center, Ohio Nurses Foundation Collaborate to Present Sacred Breath: Nurses Respond to COVID-19

During the spring semester retreat on Jan. 13, 2022, Kent State University College of Nursing faculty and staff added their voices to a new project entitled, Sacred Breath: Nurses Respond to COVID-19, presented by the Wick Poetry Center in collaboration with the Ohio Nurses Foundation (ONF). This project was born out of the increasing awareness at the beginning of the pandemic of the incredible distress healthcare workers faced daily, especially those on the frontlines.

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Leadership Center Names Hannah Call March Student Leader of the Month
Junior nursing major Hannah Call is the recipient of the KSU Leadership Center’s Student Leader of the Month. The Student Leader of the Month program seeks to recognize students for excellence in leadership through campus and community involvement. This month, Call earned the spotlight for her leadership skills as an honors student and president of the Delta Gamma sorority.
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Addressing the Clinical Practice Gap During the Pandemic
Wow, 2020 was rough! Not only did it affect our everyday way of life and how we manage contagious viruses, but it also put our educational system on notice that we need to be flexible and able to change up our teaching methods on a dime.
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Graduate Student Volunteers on Medical Mission Trip
Hanna Shaw, BSN, RN-BC, a current graduate student in the nurse leadership and health system administration concentration, went on her first medical mission trip to Mexico, before she even began her nursing practice.
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Finding Meaning and Gratitude Through Journaling
Ask any ‘seasoned’ nurse what they remember about their patients, and they will not tell you about starting intravenous lines or administering medications, nor will they relate the pathology of a disease. They will tell a story about a patient.
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Early Childhood Learning and Health: Elaine Thomas, MSN, RN, CNE, Serves as Co-Investigator for Project SHIELD


Bridging the field of early childhood literacy with child health and development, faculty member Elaine Thomas, MSN, RN, CNE, senior lecturer, is serving as co-investigator on a recently funded grant awarded to the Kent State University School of Information in partnership with the College of Nursing.

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Research and Innovation Advisory Board Helps Put Donor Dollars to Good Use
The newly formed “Research and Innovation Advisory Board” within the College of Nursing is helping to connect donor-provided funds with faculty and students who are participating in nursing research. The board, consisting of tenured faculty, non-tenured faculty, grant administrators and other leaders in the college, has helped to facilitate thousands of dollars in research support.
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College of Nursing Apparel Sale
Don't miss your chance to purchase some new Kent State nursing merchandise for yourself or a loved one! Shipping is included in the prices shown. Please allow 10 - 15 business days for your order to be delivered once the sale has closed on Friday, April 8.
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Kent State University Scholarship Fund


You can help them set the world alight. Your gift provides much-needed scholarship support for students from every campus and every degree field, allowing them to earn their degree and go on to make the world Forever Brighter.

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Kent State Nursing Student Reunites with Pediatric Cardiologist Who Saved Her Life 20 Years Ago
Kent State Geauga News
2021 DAISY Faculty Award Honorable Mention Goes to Kent State Geauga’s Kerry Myers
Kent State Stark News
Kent State Stark celebrates 75 years of educating students in Stark County

May 4

May 4 Events


Be sure to check the university schedule of events page as Kent State honors and remembers the tragic events that occured on May 4, 1970.

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Editors: Mariah Gibbons, Paul Krouse and Kathleen Norman

Design: Ashley Leasure and Danny Porter

Writers: Ann Ancona, Mariah Gibbons, Tracy Gidden, Corey Hukill, Denise Karshner and Mateo Martin — Flash Communications

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



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