To collaborate means to cooperate, to get together, to join forces.

These collaborators joined us in making all these efforts possible. We are reaching healthcare professionals every day.


Interprofessional Institute for Self-Care Collaborators

Defining the beginning of any idea or effort is often illusive yet there is the experience that something has begun. The self-care efforts at Kent State University College of Nursing began just this way.

These collaborators brought themselves, their ideas, their skills and their financial support to the table. In doing so, they have made the Interprofessional Institute for Self-Care possible.

This work is not only for today, it is foundational for all the generations that will follow. We are grateful to each and every one of you. Know that each day you are touching lives through this effort.

Corporations & Foundations

The Urban Zen Foundation creates, connects and collaborates to raise awareness and inspire change in the areas of well-being, preserving cultures and empowering children in mind, body and spirit. Urban Zen designs forums, partners with existing organizations and brings together experts to define solutions and implement action.
Young Living Oil honors their stewardship to champion nature’s living energy, essential oils, by fostering a community of healing and discovery while inspiring individuals to wellness, purpose, and abundance.


Karen Conley '77
Pamela J. Dombrosky '81
Roxia Boykin '71
Vice President of Community Benefit and Diversity, Summa Foundation
Ruth M. Craig '73

Educational Organizations

Davenport University was recently awarded 1.2 million grant to help veterans advance in nursing careers by building on their combat medical skills and experience and awarding academic credit for prior military training and experience. Over four years, these grants will enable more than 1,000 veterans to obtain baccalaureate nursing degrees. Nine institutions were awarded funding under the Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention: Veterans’ Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Program (VBSN) by HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). With Davenport being the only school in Michigan. Davenport University offers veterans and service members an opportunity to enhance and grow their knowledge base and skill set from their military medical training through the VBSN Program. Under this program and understanding the stresses of being a student and veteran, Mindful Awareness Training is also offered to the VBSN students to assist in their educational journey. In collaboration with Kent State Consultants, this program will assist students with being able to work with their challenges by responding to their situations reflectively instead of reacting to them.
Today the Wick Poetry Center encourages new voices by promoting opportunities for individuals and communities locally, regionally, and nationally. Wick engages emerging and established poets and poetry audiences through readings, publications, workshops, and scholarship opportunities.
Mission Statement Kent State University’s Women Center exists to facilitate the advancement of and to enhance the quality of educational experience and professional life for women students, faculty and staff of all campuses. The Women’s Center serves as a resource for advocacy by providing education, information and referral program and services. The Center is dedicated to promoting dialogue and interaction with all campus constituencies concerned with the pursuit of equity and equality. The Women's Center also provides collaborative outreach and support services to women in Kent’s larger educational and geographical communities. The Center is open to all university students, staff members and the local community Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. We offer a lending library with wireless internet and physical space for programs, support groups and meetings.