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Kent State’s College of Nursing Redesignated a Center of Excellence

For the third consecutive term, the National League for Nursing has designated Kent State University College of Nursing as a Center of Excellence in the category of Advancing the Science of Nursing Education.

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Kent State’s College of Nursing Awarded $225,000 Grant from Peg’s Foundation

Kent State University’s College of Nursing was recently awarded a three-year $225,000 grant from Peg’s Foundation, a private grantmaking foundation which supports mental health programs in Northeast Ohio. These funds will support the college’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs, as well as improve recruitment and increase the number of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) working in Northeast Ohio.

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Master’s in Nursing Program Ranks Among Nation’s Best

U.S News & World Report has named three Kent State University programs as U.S. News Best Online Programs for 2022. Included in those three is our master’s in nursing program, which ranks in the top 50 in the country among public institutions in the latest rankings released by U.S. News.

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Using Discussion Boards and Video Assignments to Engage Students in Stress Relief Activities
 
During the peak of COVID-19, lecturer Tracy Dodson observed a change in her students' stress levels. Dodson reacted by engaging with her students in a revised stress relief discussion board based not only on explaining their responses but showing them as well.
 
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Faculty Fellowships: Loretta Aller and Taryn Burhanna Win Competitive Awards
 
Kent nursing faculty members Dr. Loretta Aller and Taryn Burhanna recently garnered prestigious fellowship awards. Aller was named a Research Fellow by the International Nursing Association for Clinical and Simulation Learning (INACSL), and Burhanna was selected as a SOURCE Service-Learning Academy Faculty Fellow by the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Public Health, Nursing and Medicine.
 
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Preceptors Needed

It’s your turn to share the Kent State Nursing legacy of excellence. Embrace this opportunity to give back and pass along your knowledge to the next generation of Kent State nurses by serving as a preceptor.

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Expanding Scholarship Access
 
With the academic year approaching, there have never been more opportunities for College of Nursing students to receive scholarship support. Scholarships are one of the key factors that prospective students use to decide where to pursue their degree. Expanding the number of scholarships our students can access allows Kent State to attract the best students and reward them for their academic excellence.
 
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Honoring Our Retired Faculty
 
For countless years, our faculty members have been enriching the lives of nursing students. From the collective Kent State nursing community, we want to say thank you to the seven faculty members who have retired since 2020 for their dedication and service to our students.
 
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Sandra Janashak Cadena Selected to be Inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
 
Kent Nursing alumna, Sandra Janashak Cadena, BSN ’76, has been selected to be a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (Academy). Dr. Cadena is a Professor at the Universidad de Bosque, Colombia, South America, and an international consultant in community mental health.
 
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Health Policy Experts Release New Edition of Innovative Nursing Textbook
 
Two College of Nursing graduates Rebecca M. Patton, BSN ’80, Ph.D. and Ruth Ludwick, MSN ’81, Ph.D. ’93, worked as part of the editing cohort to release the nursing textbook “Nurses Making Policy, Third Edition: From Bedside to Boardroom.”
 
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Publications, Presentations and Recognitions

The College of Nursing is proud to recognize the achievements of our talented alumni, students, faculty and staff. From college innovations and presentations to new grant awards and published articles, the past few months have been very busy. Please join us in congratulating the following individuals on their recent accomplishments.

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Contributors

Editors: Mariah Gibbons, Kathleen Norman and Chip Whipple

Design: Ashley Leasure and Danny Porter

Writers: Tracy Dodson, Ruth Ludwick, Mariah Gibbons, Corey Hukill and Denise Karshner

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

 

 
 

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