Faculty and Staff

Pamela Rafferty-Semon headshotPamela Rafferty-Semon, MSN-ED, RN, CHES, NBC-HWC
Instructor of Practice

Division of Health Sciences



243H Atwell Hall
453 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Professional Areas of Interest

  • Health Care Policy
  • Community Health; Community Health Nursing
  • Health Education and Promotion; Nursing Education
  • Leadership and Management
  • Simulation

Recent Publications

  • Rafferty-Semon, P., Jarzembak, J., & Shanholtzer, J. (January 31, 2017). Simulating complex community disaster preparedness: Collaboration for Point of Distribution. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 22(1), Manuscript 3. doi: 10.3912/OJIN.Vol22No01Man03. 

Recent Presentations

  • Rafferty-Semon, P., Jarzembak, J., & Shanholtzer, J. (April, 2014). “Creating Partnerships in Preparing the Community for Disaster” project to peers via a Power Point presentation and handouts at the Office of Experiential Education & Civic Engagement (OEECE) Showcase of Excellence in Action: A Celebration of Engagement & Service ceremony at Kent State University.  

Major Awards

  • 2023-Awarded the Open Educational Resource (OER)/Affordable Learning Materials (ALM) 5,000 Super Grant to develop new open access materials with authorship of a Health Care Policy textbook with Kimberly Cleveland, Kent State University Libraries
  • 2016-Nominee: Daisy Faculty Award, Kent State University College of Nursing
  • 2014 – 2014 Faculty Commitment Award, Kent State University Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement (OEECE)
  • 2014-“Creating Partnerships in Preparing the Community for Disaster” course project was awarded $500.00 to off-set costs associated with providing students with a disaster simulation hands-on experience. Engaged Experiential Educational Instructional Mini-Grant, Kent State University


  • MSN-ED, Nursing/Health Care Education, University of Phoenix
  • BSN, Nursing, The Ohio State University