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The University of Maryland School of Nursing’s (UMSON) Debra L. Spunt Simulation Laboratories recently became the second in the Mid-Atlantic region to receive accreditation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). A program seeking SSH accreditation must have a minimum of two years experience in the functional area in which accreditation is sought. UMSON is now accredited in teaching and education.
Hugs and tears, smiles and cheers reflected the emotions of the day as School of Nursing graduates celebrated the successful completion of their nursing degrees at Royal Farms Arena on Friday, May 15. The Class of 2015 consisted of 154 Bachelor of Science, 175 Master of Science, six PhD, and nine Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates.
Workplace violence, a dangerous and complex occupational hazard in the modern health care work environment, presents challenges for nurses, other health care employees, management, labor unions, and regulators. Jane Lipscomb, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, and Matt London, MS, adjunct professor, have written a book, Not Part of the Job: How to Take a Stand Against Violence in the Work Setting, which addresses workplace violence.