Dr. Gosnell to receive OSU alumni honor

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Dr. Davina Gosnell of Kent has been selected as one of 100 Alumni Transformers in Nursing & Healthcare by The Ohio State University College of Nursing during its centennial year.

She will be recognized for being among alumni of the college who have deeply impacted the profession of nursing and the healthcare system.

Gosnell is being recognized for her contributions to the profession in nursing education leadership, global health initiatives and research and publication.

The alumni transformers will be recognized at the Centennial Gala to be held Saturday at The Ohio Union in Columbus.

Gosnell joined the faculty of Kent State University in 1978 and served as dean of the College of Nursing for 15 years. She was appointed founding director of the Hiram College nursing program in 2006.

Following several years of clinical practice, she served as a consultant and supervisor of Home Health Services at the Ohio Department of Health. She has held visiting consultant appointments with the World Health Organization in Papua New Guinea, Great Britain and Denmark.

She is chair of the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Nurses Foundation and a member of the Board of Directors of UH Hospitals Geauga Medical Center.

She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honorary.

She is the recipient of awards from The Ohio State University College of Nursing and the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing as well as a Distinguished Service Award from Hiram College.

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