Graduate Assistantships

The School of Nursing is awarded a number of graduate assistantships each year. With the acceptance of an award, you are to register for a minimum of 9 semester hours each semester and work 20 hours per week within the college (10 hours for a part-time award). Paid tuition and a stipend are associated with an assistantship.

Tuition Scholarship

In order to receive a tuition scholarship, you must be a new Master's student enrolled full time.

Traineeship Fellowships

These fellowships are awarded to agree to work following graduation in Federally Designated Underserved Health Professional Shortage Areas with underserved populations. The amount of a stipend and the percentage of tuition paid depend upon the amount of funds awarded to the College.


Applications may be obtained from Susan Bradford in the School of Nursing. Applications are to be made early summer for the following year.

Graduate Program in Nursing

Mary Gladwin Hall 214
Akron, Ohio 44325-3701
Phone: (330) 972-7555
Fax : (330) 972-5737

Assistant Director, Graduate Programs and Research
Marlene Huff
(330) 972-5930

Student Services Counselor
Susan Bradford
(330) 972-7555

Program Specific Faculty

Adult/Gerotologial Health Nursing (CNS)
Tracy Riley, PhD, RN, CNS, CNE
Rose Beeson, PhD, RN
Cheryl Owen, MSN, RN, CNS, OCN

Adult/Gerotologial Health Nursing (NP)
Marilyn Perkowski
Carolyn Sutter

Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (NP)

Kathleen Tusaie, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Child & Adolescent Health Nursing (PNP)
Heather Schober
Mary Flood

Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA)
Brian Radesic, DNP, MSN, CRNA
Rebecca Bidinotto, MHS, BSN, CRNA
Kelly Pond, DNP, MSN, CRNA

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Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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