February 18, 2020
A recent contribution to Kennesaw State University from Wellstar Health System is a game changer for both KSU and the state of Georgia. Georgia is suffering from a severe nursing shortage. KSU, home to one of the state’s premier nursing programs, does not have the capacity to serve all the exceptional students seeking placement in our highly competitive program. Annually, the university is only able to accept approximately 20 percent of KSU students seeking to study nursing. Thanks to an exciting and generous partnership with Wellstar Health System, KSU will have the resources available to make great strides towards simultaneously addressing our student’s needs and helping to tackle the state’s nursing shortage.
February 14, 2020
Building on their longstanding relationship, Kennesaw State and WellStar Health System are partnering to address Georgia’s nursing shortage. In support of the University’s goal of doubling enrollment in its nursing program, WellStar will provide a $2.5 million gift to create an endowment that will fund annual nursing scholarships in perpetuity, and a grant worth $6.2 million over five years to fund the hiring of new nursing faculty and support staff.
December 04, 2019
Kennesaw State will graduate over 2,600 students over five ceremonies held on Tuesday, Dec. 17, and Wednesday, Dec. 18 in the KSU Convocation Center on the Kennesaw Campus.
November 11, 2019
Students in Kennesaw State’s Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth now have the opportunity to earn additional certifications in Customer Service and Professionalism, Culinary Foundations, and Microsoft Office, that could open doors to future career paths when they graduate.
October 18, 2019
Kennesaw State University WellStar School of Nursing researcher Yenupini Joyce Adams, whose study aims to save the lives of new mothers through postpartum education, was one of only three researchers nationwide to receive a new grant from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN).
October 17, 2019
Two faculty researchers were recently recognized for their contributions in the fields of chemistry and biology at KSU’s John C. Salerno Memorial Research Symposium, a symposium highlighting a cross-section of faculty research at the University. Altug Poyraz, assistant professor of chemistry, earned the John C. Salerno Prize for Research Achievement, and Martin Hudson, associate professor of biology, received the People’s Choice Award for Best Presentation.
October 16, 2019
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has approved a Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics at Kennesaw State University, making it the only university in Georgia and one of just 13 institutions nationwide to offer the degree program.
October 15, 2019
It never ceases to amaze me how dedicated the Kennesaw State community is to ensuring our students find opportunities to succeed. I am touched by the generosity we see from our donors who share that commitment to making our students a top priority.
February 28, 2019
Three Kennesaw State University researchers studying health disparities among various rural and urban populations in Georgia have recently been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant. Evelina Sterling, assistant professor of sociology, along with associate professors of social work Carol Collard and Vanessa Robinson-Dooley, were recently awarded the $404,000 three-year grant to develop a new self-management and support intervention program for low-income African-American men with multiple chronic conditions.
January 09, 2019
All 170 of the WellStar School of Nursing’s 2018 bachelor’s degree graduates passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) on their first attempt. The 100 percent first-time pass rate by Kennesaw State Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates was well above the 89 percent figure nationwide, according to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. The NCLEX is a standardized exam that each state board of nursing uses to determine whether nursing graduates are qualified to enter the profession.