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University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Members Studying Role of Pet Ownership in Promoting Health of Older Adults

Erika Friedmann, PhD, and Barbara Resnick, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, were recently awarded a three-year, $340,000 grant from WALTHAM and Mars Petcare to examine the role of pet ownership in maintaining both physical and mental function in healthy older adults.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Innovation Honored Through Two AACN Awards

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) is pleased to announce that its Community and Public Health (CPH) master’s specialty, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, received two American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) awards for its forward-thinking initiatives: the Innovation in Professional Nursing Education Award in the Academic Health Center category and the Innovations in Baccalaureate Population Health Award.

University of Maryland School of Nursing's Trocky Elected to SREB Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing

Nina Trocky, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CNE, assistant professor and associate dean for the baccalaureate program, has been elected to the 2017 Governing Board of the Southern Regional Education Board Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing. The governing board informs its member states of legislation at the state and federal levels that may affect nursing education.

Caret Reaffirms Commitment to Undocumented Students

University System of Maryland Chancellor Robert L. Caret, PhD, reaffirms the system's commitment to undocumented students on all campuses. It is the intent of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, to act in accordance with his guidance. Read his letter.

University of Maryland School of Nursing's Jenkins Named University of Maryland, Baltimore Teacher of the Year

Louise S. Jenkins, PhD ’85, MS ’81, RN, FAHA, ANEF, professor and director of the Institute for Educators, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), recently was named the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s 2016 Teacher of the Year during its annual Founders Week. Jenkins is the seventh UMSON faculty member to receive a Founders Week Award since the celebration was initiated in 1996.

West Baltimore Students Consider Health Careers

November 18, 2016

Yvette Rooks served as guest speaker Nov. 9 at UMSON’s launch of Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), a national program made possible through a $149,000 grant award from the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The grant provides high schools with college guidance services, professional development for staff, and support and resources for students and families through their senior year of high school.

Chakravarthy Named Interim Specialty Director in University of Maryland School of Nursing's DNP Program

Ameera Chakravarthy, MS, BSN ’02, CRNP, clinical instructor, was recently named the interim specialty director for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program’s Adult Geronotology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Clinical Nurse Specialist specialty in the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health.

UMSOP, UMSON to Hold Flu Shot Clinic for Md. Voters

November 8, 2016

Faculty and students from the University of Maryland Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy are participating in Vote & Vax today. They are offering free vaccinations against influenza at a clinic in Montgomery County near a State Board of Elections poll site on the Universities at Shady Grove campus. Vote & Vax is a national community outreach project aimed at increasing influenza vaccination rates among Americans on Election Day.

Two University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Members and Eight Alumnae Selected to AAN’s 2016 Class of Fellows

Two University of Maryland School of Nursing faculty members, eight alumnae, and a former adjunct assistant professor were honored at the American Academy of Nursing’s annual meeting and conference recently held in Washington, D.C.

Two University of Maryland School of Nursing Assistant Professors Awarded New Nurse Faculty Fellowships

Two University of Maryland School of Nursing faculty members have received New Nurse Faculty Fellowship Awards, grants funded through the Nurse Support Program II (NSP II) for FY ’17-’19. Assistant Professors Kathleen McElroy, PhD, MS ’10, BSN ’97, and Ronald Piscotty, PhD, RN-BC, both received awards. NSP II is a statewide initiative designed to address the nurse shortage in Maryland by increasing the number of nurses prepared to serve as nursing faculty.

University of Maryland Urgent Care Opens in University of Maryland School of Nursing

October 14, 2016

The new University of Maryland Urgent Care center, designed to expedite patient care, is now open on the first floor of the University of Maryland School of Nursing. It provides a real-world, clinical practice environment for our advanced practice nursing students. The facility is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. for walk-in visits.

Retired University of Maryland School of Nursing Professor Awarded Professor Emerita Status

Judy G. Ozbolt, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been appointed professor emerita by University of Maryland, Baltimore President Jay A. Perman, MD. Ozbolt served as professor and specialty director of nursing informatics at the University of Maryland School of Nursing beginning in 2006 and retired in 2010. An emeritus faculty member is a retired professor who has demonstrated an exemplary record of service to the School and to the profession.

University of Maryland School of Nursing's Bindon Receives AACN's Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award

Susan L. Bindon, DNP '11, RN-BC, CNE, assistant professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been awarded the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award. The award recognizes excellence and innovation in the teaching of nursing at AACN member schools by faculty with more than five years of teaching experience.

UMB Expands Community Interprofessional Clinics

October 3, 2016

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) will extend its community-based interdisciplinary learning activities to new locations with a new $100,000, two-year grant from the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education and the UMB Center for Interprofessional Education.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Member Receives NIH Grant to Study Post-Chemotherapy Pain

According to the American Cancer Society, there are more than 14 million cancer survivors in the United States. Many suffer from chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), which is caused by a number of chemotherapy drugs. Kathleen Griffith, PhD ’06, MPH, CRNP, assistant professor, UMSON, has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund the research project Exercise Effect on Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathic Pain, Peripheral Nerve Fibers.

University of Maryland School of Nursing expanding RN-to-BSN Option at Laurel College Center

The University of Maryland School of Nursing & the Laurel College Center (LCC) were awarded a University System of Maryland Non-USM Regional Higher Education Centers Incentive Funding Request to support the expansion of educational opportunities for the RN-to-BSN students at LCC. This grant will fund expansion and implementation of an enhanced practicum learning experience at LCC using low- and moderate-fidelity simulation for RN-to-BSN students enrolled in the NURS 467 course.

University of Maryland School of Nursing to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Community/Public Health Specialty

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its Community/Public Health (CPH) Nursing master’s specialty with two events—a lecture on Friday, Sept. 16, and an alumni event on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Three University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Members Receive NIH Grant to Fund UMB Oasis Center

Three University of Maryland School of Nursing faculty members have been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Omics Associated with Self-management Interventions for Symptoms (OASIS) Center. They will receive more than $2.7 million over five years.

Three University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Members and an Alumna Serving on NPAM Board of Directors

Three University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) faculty members and an alumna were recently elected to the Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland’s (NPAM) Board of Directors for the 2016-17 term. Faculty members Veronica Gutchell, DNP ‘13, CNS, CRNP, assistant professor; Ameera Chakravarthy, MS, BSN ’02, CRNP, clinical instructor; and Roseann Velez, DNP, FNP-BC ’99, assistant professor; and alumna Sonia P. Brown, DNP ‘15, MS ’99, ACNP-BC, were selected to the board.

Lessans Receives NIH Grant to Research Role Weight Plays in Outcomes of Breast Cancer Treatment in Post-Menopausal Women

Sherrie Lessans, PhD ‘10, RN, director, Clinical Nurse Leader option and assistant professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Nursing Research to fund the project Modeling Post-Menopausal Chemotherapy-Associated Weight Gain. Research suggests that weight may play a critical role in contributing to increased incidences of breast cancer and reduced survival outcomes among women after menopause.

Edwards Recognized As Birdland Community Hero

Lori Edwards, DrPh, MPH, BSN '80, RN, PHCNS-BC, assistant professor and associate director for global occupational health, Office of Global Health, was recognized as a Birdland Community Hero at an Orioles game held on Sunday, July 24, against the Cleveland Indians. The Orioles Birdland Community Heroes program honors and recognizes community heroes who inspire us through their spirited commitment to extend a hand in charity, service, hope, and harmony.

Nahm Using AHRQ Grant to Research Methods to Improve Older Adult’s Use of Patient Portals

The Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality has awarded Eun-Shim Nahm, PhD ’03, RN, FAAN, professor and specialty director, Nursing Informatics, a two-year, $299,960, research grant. Nahm will serve as principal investigator for the research project, A Theory-Based Patient Portal eLearning Program for Older Adults with Chronic Illnesses.

University of Maryland School of Nursing to Expand FNP Specialty to Universities at Shady Grove

Beginning fall 2017, the University of Maryland School of Nursing will offer its Doctor of Nursing Practice Program’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Specialty at the Universities at Shady Grove. Currently, the specialty is only offered in Baltimore. However, the FNP specialty is in high demand, and the Baltimore location cannot accommodate all qualified students.

Friedmann Awarded IAHAIO's Inaugural Johannes Odendaal Human-Animal Interaction Distinguished Researcher Award

Erika Friedmann, PhD, professor and associate dean of research, University of Maryland School of Nursing, was recently awarded the International Association of Human Animal Interaction Organizations’ Johannes Odendaal Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Distinguished Researcher Award at its triennial conference held in Paris.

Fillian Named Associate Dean for Student and Academic Services at University of Maryland School of Nursing

Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean, University of Maryland School of Nursing, recently appointed Larry Fillian, Jr. as associate dean for student and academic services. In his new role, Fillian will provide strategic direction and innovative solutions to challenges, monitor trends in higher education, and make recommendations about the direction of the Office of Student and Academic Services.

Twelve University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Members Awarded Nurse Support Program II Grants

Twelve University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) faculty members have been awarded Nurse Support Program II (NSP II) grants. UMSON received nine of 19 NSP II grants awarded for fiscal year 2017, totaling more than $7.2 million.

Leaders Hold Summit on 'Future of Nursing'

July 5, 2016

Leaders in nursing education from throughout Maryland gathered at the University of Maryland School of Nursing on June 27 for the 2016 Maryland Action Coalition (MDAC) summit.

Kirschling Urges VA to Give Vets Direct Access to APRNs

June 29, 2016

Professional nursing and veterans' organizations held a news conference on June 28 to demonstrate support and highlight the need for a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide veterans with direct access to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) practicing to the top of their education and training in VA facilities. 

Fahie Leading Collaboration Between University of Maryland School of Nursing and Baltimore City Public Schools

Vanessa P. Fahie, PhD, RN, assistant professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), has received a College Preparation Intervention Program grant from the Maryland Higher Education Commission. In collaboration with Baltimore City Public Schools, UMSON will provide services to Edmondson-Westside and Frederick Douglass High School students and their families.

Trocky Named Associate Dean for the Baccalaureate Program at University of Maryland School of Nursing

Assistant Professor Nina Trocky, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CNE, has been named the associate dean for the baccalaureate program. Trocky had been serving as the interim since October 2015. In her new role, Trocky is tasked with staying abreast of and advising on a wide array of academic issues and policies impacting the baccalaureate program.

Pierre-Louis to Represent School of Nursing at National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

Shelia Pierre-Louis ‘16, School of Nursing, will attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) at the University of Maryland, College Park, on June 2-4.This annual leadership conference has a 30-year history and is being sponsored by the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and the UMBrella Group. Pierre-Louis is one of two students who earned a scholarship to the conference.

326 Graduates Receive Degrees

There were bright blue skies over Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena as School of Nursing graduates celebrated the successful completion of their degrees on Friday, May 20. The Class of 2016 consisted of 176 Bachelor of Science, 129 Master of Science, two PhD, and 12 Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates.

Governor's Wellmobile Provides Services to SAFE Center for Human Trafficking Survivors

In a joint venture, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) are teaming up to combat human trafficking in Maryland. The University of Maryland School of Nursing, through its Governor’s Wellmobile Program, will join in UMB’s efforts, as the two campuses have combined resources to open the University of Maryland Support, Advocacy, Freedom and Empowerment (SAFE) Center for Human Trafficking Survivors, located near the UMCP campus.

Ogbolu Inducted as National Academies of Practice Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow

Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD ‘11, MS ‘05, BSN ’04, CRNP-Neonatal, assistant professor, and director, Office of Global Health at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, was recently inducted as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice. Distinguished practitioners and scholars represent 14 different health professions and are elected by their peers.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Takes Pledge on Opioid Education as Announced at the White House

As part of academic nursing’s ongoing efforts to combat prescription drug and opioid abuse across the United States, the University of Maryland School of Nursing is pleased to announce that it has committed to educating its advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) students on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.

University of Maryland School of Nursing's Colloca Awarded National Institutes of Health Grant to Study Chronic Pain

Approximately 100 million people suffer from chronic pain, costing the U.S. more than $600 billion annually. Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, associate professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been awarded a four-year, $2,132,372, grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, for the research project Chronic Orofacial Pain: Genetics, Cognitive-Emotional Factors, and Endogenous Modulatory Systems.

Idzik Elected to National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Board

Shannon Idzik, DNP ’10, MS, ’03, CRNP, FAANP, associate professor and associate dean of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been elected treasurer of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). As treasurer, Idzik serves on NONPF’s board, is responsible for all NONPF fiscal matters, and provides oversight for the disbursement of funds.

Kirschling Delivers State of the School Address

Dean Jane M. Kirschling , PhD, RN, FAAN, recently delivered her 2016 State of the School address to University of Maryland, Baltimore leadership, School of Nursing faculty and staff, and other special guests.

Resnick Awarded National Institutes of Health Grant to Study Challenges of Assisted Living Care

Barbara Resnick, PhD ’96, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, professor and Sonia Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been awarded a five-year, $1,602,489 grant from the National Institutes of Health for the research project, Dissemination and Implementation of Focused Care for Assisted Living.

University of Maryland School of Nursing's DNP Program Ranked No. 5 in U.S. News & World Report's First-Ever DNP Rankings

The University of Maryland School of Nursing’s (UMSON) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is ranked No. 5 in the U.S. News & World Report’s inaugural DNP rankings. Additionally, UMSON is ranked No. 8 among all accredited graduate nursing programs.

University of Maryland School of Nursing at the Universities at Shady Grove Receives Equipment and Materials Award

The University of Maryland School of Nursing at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) has received a 2016 Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium Equipment and Materials Award. Through the award, USG will receive items that will be used to enhance learning through simulated technology.

University of Maryland School of Nursing's Wiegand Selected to HPNA Board of Directors

Debra Wiegand, PhD, RN, CCRN, CHPN, FAHA, FPCN, FAAN, associate professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been elected to a three-year term on the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association’s (HPNA) Board of Directors. The Board manages the business and affairs of HPNA while serving as the voice for hospice and palliative nurses.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Receives $750,000 Gift from Alumna Mary Catherine Bunting

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) has received a $750,000 gift from Baltimore benefactor Mary Catherine Bunting, MS ’72, CRNP, RN. Through this gift, UMSON, in collaboration with the Maryland Family Network, will support the development and implementation of a new, three-year community public health initiative. The partnership will focus on improving overall health and environmental health within Early Head Start and Head Start Centers in Baltimore City.

University of Maryland School of Nursing's Galik Receives SNRS/John A. Hartford Foundation Research Award

Elizabeth Galik, PhD ‘07, RN, CRNP, associate professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, received the Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS)/John A. Hartford Foundation Research Award. The award recognizes the contributions of individuals whose established program of research has enhanced the science and practice of geriatric nursing in the Southern region.

Six from the University of Maryland School of Nursing Awarded Nurse Educator Doctoral Grants

Five faculty members and a PhD student from the University of Maryland School of Nursing have been awarded the Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant for Practice and Dissertation Research. This competitive grant program is designed to assist PhD and Doctor of Nursing Practice candidates while pursuing their advanced degrees.

University of Maryland School of Nursing's Chen Elected Officer of Maryland Association for Institutional Research

Lynn Chen, PhD, assistant professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been elected membership chair of the Maryland Association for Institutional Research (MdAIR). MdAIR is a Maryland-based organization comprised of institutional research and assessment professionals who work at public or private two- and four-year institutions of higher education.

University of Maryland School of Nursing's Mech Elected Chair of CareFirst's Board of Directors

Ann B. Mech, JD, RN, assistant professor and legal affairs coordinator, has been appointed chair of the Maryland CareFirst Board of Directors. Mech has been a member of the Board since September 2013 and is the only nurse on the Board. As chair, Mech is tasked with presiding over Board meetings and overseeing the implementation of policies approved by the Board.

Ash Named Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at University of Maryland School of Nursing

Jeffrey Ash, EdD, has been named the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s (UMSON) first Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. Ash will serve as the primary advisor to UMSON’s senior academic leadership, senior administrative team, and Diversity and Inclusion Council on operational and strategic goals related to diversity.

Michael Named Chair of Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health at University of Maryland School of Nursing

Kathleen Michael, PhD, RN, CRRN, associate professor, was recently appointed chair of the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health. In this role, Michael is responsible for daily operations as she builds collaborative relationships both inside and outside the department. She will work with faculty and staff to achieve the academic, research, practice, and service initiatives of the School.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Hosts Inaugural Fall Pi Chapter Honor Society Induction Ceremony

The University of Maryland School of Nursing recently held its first fall Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing, Pi Chapter, induction ceremonies in Baltimore and at the Universities at Shady Grove. STTI seeks to advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.

Tears and Dreams at UMSON Graduation

“You begin your careers at a time when nursing offers unparalleled possibilities,” School of Nursing dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, told the school’s December 2015 graduates at a Dec. 14 ceremony at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theater.

Pain Scientists Talk Personalized Medicine

Chronic pain is “a hidden epidemic,” according to guest speaker William Maixner, DDS, PhD, of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, as he opened the inaugural symposium of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research (CACPR) on Dec. 14.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Member Among Daily Record's 2015 Leading Women

Robyn Gilden, PhD ‘10, MS ‘01, RN, assistant professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been named one of The Daily Record’s 2015 Leading Women. The Daily Record launched the Leading Women awards program in 2010, in recognition of women in the state of Maryland, age 40 or younger, who have had tremendous accomplishments in their careers.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Dean Completes Leadership Maryland Program

Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean, University of Maryland School of Nursing, recently completed Leadership Maryland’s professional development program, dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders. She was one of 47 applicants chosen by a selection committee to complete Leadership Maryland’s eight-month, hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital social, economic, and environmental issues.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Joins Global Health Educators Climate Commitment

The University of Maryland School of Nursing announced that it has joined the Global Health Educators Climate Commitment, joining 117 other schools from across the world to ensure their students, the next generation of health professionals, are prepared through education to effectively address the health impacts of climate change and to ensure that the world has a cadre of climate change and health experts.

Klinedinst Elected as International Fellow of American Heart Association

N. Jennifer Klinedinst, PhD, MPH, RN, assistant professor, was inducted as an international fellow of the American Heart Association during the annual Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Awards dinner held in Orlando, Nov. 10. She was recognized for her outstanding contributions to cardiovascular and stroke nursing and health, and volunteer leadership and service.

Gardiner Named Associate Dean for Administration and Finance for University of Maryland Schools of Nursing and Dentistry

William Gardiner has been named associate dean for administration and finance for the University of Maryland School of Nursing and School of Dentistry. As associate dean for administration and finance, Gardiner is serving in a senior-level role as he provides operational, financial and administrative leadership for both schools.

CSM, UMSON Partnership to Meet Needs of Hospitals

November 6, 2015

With financial support from the Chesapeake-Potomac Healthcare Alliance, the College of Southern Maryland and the University of Maryland School of Nursing have teamed up to provide a seamless transition from the Associate of Science in Nursing to a BSN degree. Registration for the dual admission program is open through Dec. 1 for the spring semester.

Culpepper Named Interim Director of Clinical Education and Evaluation Lab at University of Maryland School of Nursing

Teaser: Nancy Budd Culpepper has been named the interim director of the Clinical Education and Evaluation Lab. In her new role, she manages the daily operations of clinical education and evaluation laboratory.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Awarded National Council of State Boards of Nursing Grant

Alison M. Trinkoff, ScD, MPH, BSN, RN, FAAN, professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), has been awarded a grant from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). The award is a two-year, $296,700 grant for the research project Long-Term Care Training and Provider Regulations for Optimal Resident Outcomes.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Awarded State Implementation Program Grant

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) has been awarded a $150,000 State Implementation Program (SIP) grant through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AARP. Through this award, UMSON seeks to streamline academic progression in Maryland by increasing the percentage of nurses who are Bachelor of Science in Nursing-prepared, and enhancing diversity and inclusiveness in nursing.

Dobish and Trocky Named to Interim Positions at University of Maryland School of Nursing

Barbara Dobish, MSN, RN, assistant professor, and Nina Trocky, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CCRA, assistant professor, were recently appointed interim director of the RN-to-BSN option and interim associate dean for the baccalaureate program, respectively, by Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Doctoral Student Selected for National Student Leadership Council

Doctoral student Stacey Iobst, BSN ‘07, RNC-OB, C-EFM, has been selected to the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) Leadership Council. The Leadership Council serves the professional development needs of graduate nursing students as they prepare for careers in the field.

Ogbolu Named Director of Office of Global Health at University of Maryland School of Nursing

University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) Assistant Professor Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD ‘11, MS ‘05, BSN ’04, CRNP-Neonatal, was recently appointed director of the Office of Global Health. During her tenure at UMSON, Ogbolu has led the School’s efforts in West Africa and has been instrumental in its global health efforts with local and international stakeholders. She routinely engages with international regulatory agencies, universities, and ministries of health.

Daniels Named Director of Simulation Labs at the University of Maryland School of Nursing

Amy Daniels, MS ‘12, BSN ’89, RN, has been named director of the School of Nursing’s Debra L. Spunt Clinical Simulation Laboratories. Daniels, a certified health care simulation educator, had served as assistant director of the labs since 2012. She is overseeing the simulation program, curricula, and expansion of its faculty.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Professors Inducted into Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

The University of Maryland School of Nursing’s Susan G. Dorsey, PhD ‘01, MS ’98, RN, FAAN, professor and chair, Department of Pain and Translational Symptom Science, and Barbara Resnick, PhD ’96, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, professor and Sonia Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology, were recently inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

Two University of Maryland School of Nursing Students Selected for Prestigious Future of Nursing Scholars Program

University of Maryland School of Nursing students Alisha Hackney, BSN ‘13, RN, and Stacey Iobst, BSN ‘07, RNC-OB, C-EFM, are among 46 nurses to receive the prestigious Future of Nursing Scholars program award to support their PhD study. The Future of Nursing Scholars program aims to increase the number of nurses holding PhDs in Maryland and around the country.

Friedmann Elected President of the International Society for Anthrozoology

Erika Friedmann, PhD, professor and associate dean of research, University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been elected president of the International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ). She is responsible for the general management of ISAZ, which includes convening all meetings, signing contracts and checks, and ensuring all orders and resolutions of its board are carried out.

University of Maryland Professional Schools Collaborate on Governor's Wellmobile Project Funded by HRSA

Susan M. Antol, MS ’79, RN, assistant professor and director, Governor’s Wellmobile and School-based Wellness Programs, University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been awarded a $1,007,076 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration. The three-year grant will fund the project, Bridging Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and Education with Integrated Care through a Medical Neighborhood.

Davenport Selected to American Association of Colleges of Nursing's Leadership for Academic Nursing Program

Joan Davenport, PhD ‘00, RN, assistant professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been selected to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (LANP). LANP is an executive leadership fellowship sponsored by AACN and tailored specifically for new and aspiring deans.

Five University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Members Awarded Nurse Support Program II Grants

The University of Maryland School of Nursing is pleased to announce that five faculty members have been awarded Nurse Support Program II (NSP II) grants through the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission and the Maryland Higher Education Commission. NSP II grants aid in increasing the capacity of nurses in Maryland by implementing statewide initiatives to grow the number of nurses prepared to function effectively in faculty roles.

Summer '15 Edition of nursing for|um Magazine Now Available Online

The Summer '15 edition of the University of Maryland School of Nursing Magazine, nursing for|um, is now available to read online.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Awarded HRSA Grant for Nurse Anesthetist Trainee Program

Joseph E. Pellegrini, PhD, CRNA, associate professor and director of the Nurse Anesthesia specialty at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been awarded funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration for a nurse anesthetist traineeship program. The grant supports the education of nurse anesthesia students who have pledged to serve the medically underserved upon graduation.

University of Maryland School of Nursing's Resnick Named President-Elect of Gerontological Society of America

Barbara Resnick, PhD ’96, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, professor and Sonia Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, was recently voted president-elect of the Gerontological Society of America. Resnick will serve as president-elect in 2015-2016, and then become president for the 2016-2017 term.

Friedmann Named Associate Dean of Research at University of Maryland School of Nursing

Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean, University of Maryland School of Nursing, recently announced the appointment of Professor Erika Friedmann, PhD, as associate dean of research. In her new role, Friedmann will provide leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategies for achieving research and scholarship goals.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Programs Receive Accreditation from Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) is pleased to announce that its baccalaureate, master’s, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and post-graduate advanced practice registered nurse certificate programs have been granted a 10-year accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. CCNE found UMSON to be compliant on all standards reviewed.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Member/Alumna Elected to Gerontology Fellows Program

Elizabeth Galik, PhD ‘07, RN, CRNP, associate professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been elected as a 2015 Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. Fellows are elected in recognition of distinguished contributions to the field of gerontology.

Von Rueden Receives Circle of Excellence Award from American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Kathryn T. Von Rueden, MS, RN, CNS-BC, FCCM, associate professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing and clinical nurse specialist at the University of Maryland Medical Center’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, was one of 25 nursing professionals recently honored with the 2015 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Circle of Excellence Award.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Receives Accreditation from Society for Simulation in Healthcare

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.

344 Graduates Receive Degrees

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.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Professor Co-Authors Book Addressing Workplace Violence in Health Care Settings

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.

Resnick Receives University System of Maryland Board of Regents Award for Mentoring

Barbara Resnick, PhD ’96, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, professor and Sonia Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), has been named a 2015 University System of Maryland (USM) Faculty Award recipient. USM Faculty Awards recognize exemplary faculty achievement in public service; teaching; mentoring; or research, scholarship, and creative activity.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Selected for RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars Program

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) has been selected for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Future of Nursing Scholars program. UMSON is one of 25 schools of nursing nationwide to receive a grant to increase the number of nurses holding PhDs.

School of Nursing & Campus Café Team Up to Provide Lunch for Patrolmen

The University of Maryland School of Nursing’s (UMSON) chapter of the Nursing Student Government Association (NSGA), in collaboration with CulinArt Café at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), showed their appreciation to Maryland State Troopers and members of the National Guard on Wednesday, April 29.

125th Anniversary Year Culminates with Celebratory Gala

Nearly 500 people recently attended the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s gala, which honored the School’s 25 inaugural Visionary Pioneers. The Visionary Pioneer Award winners are alumni who have made a significant impact on—and contribution to—the field of nursing based on leadership, innovation, or entrepreneurship.

Kirschling and Nine University of Maryland School of Nursing Alumnae Receive Baltimore Magazine Nursing Excellence Award

Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, and nine University of Maryland School of Nursing alumnae were among the 50 nurses honored with Baltimore Magazine’s inaugural Excellence in Nursing Awards. The awards recognize registered nurses in the greater Baltimore area who go beyond the call of duty in their workplace or area of research.

University of Maryland School of Nursing and Montgomery College Sign Dual Admission Partnership Agreement

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) and Montgomery College (MC) recently signed an agreement of dual admission that will bring a seamless transition from the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Through the agreement, nursing students will have simultaneous admission into MC’s ADN program and UMSON’s BSN program while satisfying the requirements of both schools.

Largest Gift in History of University of Maryland School of Nursing to Provide Scholarships, Support for 157 New Nursing Students

William “Bill” and Joanne Conway have given a gift of $5.24 million to the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) through their Bedford Falls Foundation, enabling the School to expand enrollment in its traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. The gift, the largest in UMSON’s history, will increase opportunities for registered nurses to obtain their BSN degrees.

Lessans Named Director of Clinical Nurse Leader Option at University of Maryland School of Nursing

Sherrie Lessans, PhD ‘10, RN, assistant professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), has been named director of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) option. Lessans, a faculty member at UMSON since 2008, will be responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of the CNL option’s policies, and procedures.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Member Named Dean of Indiana University School of Nursing

Robin P. Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN a University of Maryland School of Nursing faculty member known nationally for her research of innovative methods to improve the quality of care delivered to patients, has been named dean of the Indiana University School of Nursing, effective July 1.

State of the School Address Celebrates Accomplishments; Looks to the Future

Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and special guests assembled at the School of Nursing on April 8 for Dean Jane Kirschling’s first annual State of the School Address.

University of Maryland School of Nursing and the College of Southern Maryland Sign Dual Admission Partnership Agreement

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) and the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) recently signed an agreement of dual admission that will bring a seamless transition from the Associate of Science in Nursing to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree to southern Maryland. UMSON has partnered with CSM to design a program that allows nursing students to apply to both schools simultaneously and progress through the program, satisfying the requirements of both schools.

Ten University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Members Awarded Nurse Educator Doctoral Grants

Ten faculty members from the University of Maryland School of Nursing have been awarded the Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant for Practice and Dissertation Research. The grant program is designed to assist PhD and Doctor of Nursing Practice candidates while pursuing their advanced degrees.

White House Invites University of Maryland School of Nursing Dean Kirschling to Discuss Climate Change

Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing, was among leaders of nursing, public health, and medical schools who participated in a White House Roundtable held April 9 to address climate change.

School of Nursing Staff Members Honored at Anniversary Ceremony

Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, and the School of Nursing recently celebrated the years of service anniversaries of 17 staff members. The honorees have been with the University of Maryland, Baltimore for five, 10, 15, or 20 years.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Member Guest Lecturer at University of Michigan School of Nursing

Susan G. Dorsey, PhD, RN, FAAN, presented the fifth annual Suzanne H. Brouse lectureship during the University of Michigan School of Nursing's Dean Research Day. The annual event highlights nursing research and inspires new ideas and collaborations.

Interprofessional Education Day Instills Teamwork

Students from each of the schools at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) gained insights from each other and from actors, called standardized patients, during IPE Day on Feb. 26. The third annual interprofessional education event drew 231 students and 68 faculty and staff members, including participants from the UMB programs at the Universities at Shady Grove.

University of Maryland School of Nursing's Galik and Three Alumnae Selected as Nurse Practitioner Association Fellows

Elizabeth Galik, PhD ‘07, CRNP, associate professor, and alumnae Deborah Chapa, PhD ’06, Deborah Schofield, DNP ’09, MS ’95, and Shari Simone, DNP ’11, MS ’96, have been selected to the 2015 Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) program. The FAANP program is dedicated to the global advancement of nurse practitioners and the delivery of high-quality health care.

Kathie Dever and Cassia Gordon Featured as UMB Champions of Excellence

Kathie and Cassia are mainstays of the School of Nursing program at the Universities at Shady Grove. Each helps with recruitment, admissions, registration, paperwork, and the human aspects, like lending an ear to students' problems.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Rises to No. 6 in U.S.News & World Report Rankings

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) is now ranked No. 6 among all accredited graduate nursing programs by U.S.News & World Report in its 2015 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” UMSON advanced from a No. 11 ranking in 2011 to a tie for No. 6 with the schools of nursing at Duke University, New York University, and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Clinical Instructor Selected to Nurse Faculty Loan Program

Mary Pat Ulicny, MS ‘11, MHA, RN, CNE, clinical instructor and clinical simulation lab director for the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s (UMSON) Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, at the Universities at Shady Grove, has been selected to the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Nurse Faculty Loan Program. Its purpose is to address the nursing workforce shortage by increasing the number of qualified nursing faculty in the classroom.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Dean Selected to Leadership Maryland's Class of 2015

Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been selected to Leadership Maryland’s Class of 2015. Leadership Maryland is a professional development program dedicated to building a stronger Maryland by educating, cultivating, and connecting the state’s brightest leaders. Kirschling is one of 50 Maryland leaders who were chosen to participate.

Vanessa Fahie Featured as UMB Champion of Excellence

Vanessa Fahie has spent 20 years developing programs to increase diversity in the profession. Fahie hopes that reaching children early and throughout their academic careers can usher more nurses of all backgrounds into the profession.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Administrator Named to Adventist HealthCare Governing Board

Rebecca Wiseman, PhD '93, RN, associate professor and chair of the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s program at the Universities at Shady Grove, has been appointed to the Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Governing Board. The 19-member Governing Board is tasked with providing counsel to the Shady Grove Medical Center and its president.

School of Nursing Faculty Members Participate in Baltimore Homeless Count

Three School of Nursing faculty members braved frigid, windy conditions on two consecutive nights this winter to participate in Journey Home Baltimore’s Point in Time (PIT) count. The PIT count is a two-night event where volunteers travel in teams to help track sheltered and unsheltered homeless citizens. Teams were armed with blankets, coats, hats, mittens, shoes, socks, and snacks as they ventured onto the streets of Baltimore between midnight and 6 a.m.

University of Maryland School of Nursing to Offer Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Post-BSN to DNP Specialty

Beginning in fall 2015, the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) will offer a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) Post-Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice specialty. UMSON is launching the new specialty in response to a continued need to strengthen the NNP workforce.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Members Selected to NLN Leadership Program

Five University of Maryland School of Nursing faculty members have been selected to participate in a yearlong program that focuses on leadership development for nurse educators who are emerging into administrative leadership roles or for the Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators.

Lemaire Named Assistant Dean of Master of Science Program at University of Maryland School of Nursing

University of Maryland School of Nursing Associate Professor Gail Schoen Lemaire, PhD ‘96, PMHCNS, BC, CNL, has been appointed assistant dean for the Master of Science program. Lemaire is responsible for the development and implementation of the program’s policies and procedures.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Research Center Awarded Grant from Loveman Foundation

The University of Maryland School of Nursing’s (UMSON) Center for Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan (CBBAL) has been awarded a $12,500 grant from the Loveman Foundation to help facilitate ongoing research projects. Through the work of CBBAL, the School of Nursing is positioned to lead the University in research related to biology and behavior across the lifespan.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Holds Inaugural December Graduations

Commencement ceremonies for fall and winter 2014 graduates of the University of Maryland School of Nursing were held for the first time in December, marking another new tradition launched during UMSON’s 125th anniversary year.

School of Nursing Awarded New Nurse Faculty Fellowships

The University of Maryland School of Nursing is pleased to announce that 12 of its faculty members have received the New Nurse Faculty Fellowship Award for FY ’15-‘17, a grant funded through the Nurse Support II Program (NSPII). NSPII is a statewide initiative designed to grow the number of nurses prepared to effectively function in a faculty role.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty and Students Honored at Maryland Nurses Association Convention

Two faculty members and two students from the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON)were recently honored by the Maryland Nurses Association (MNA) at its annual convention. Barbara Dobish, MSN, RN, assistant professor, and Mary Fey, PhD ’14, MS ’01, RN, CHSE, assistant professor and director of UMSON’s clinical simulation laboratories, received MNA Awards. Clinical Nurse Leader students Emilie Cecil and Sarah Khaver were awarded Nursing Foundation of Maryland Scholarships.

University of Maryland School of Nursing to Host Inaugural White Coat Ceremony

Incoming Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Clinical Nurse Leader students will receive their white coats at a ground-breaking program

Two University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Members Receive UMB Founder's Week Awards

University of Maryland School of Nursing faculty members Karen Kauffman, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, and Robin Newhouse, PhD ‘00, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, were among the recipients of Founder’s Week Awards from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). Each year, UMB celebrates the achievements and successes of the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and philanthropic support, and pays tribute to its 200-plus-year history.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Announces Inaugural Visionary Pioneer Award Winners

As part of its 125th anniversary celebration, the University of Maryland School of Nursing will honor 25 outstanding alumni (both living and deceased) as Visionary Pioneers who have become expert clinicians, educators, and leaders in Maryland, the nation, and around the world. Those selected have made a significant impact on and contributions to the nursing profession based on their leadership, innovation, or entrepreneurship.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Students Awarded AANA Foundation Scholarships

University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) students Alice Cho, Tushana Fowlin, and Victoria Ladele have been awarded scholarships from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Foundation. The Foundation awards scholarships to students currently enrolled in a nurse anesthesia program recognized and accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Assistant Professor Named RWJF Health Policy Fellow

Marian Grant, DNP, RN, CRNP, assistant professor, has been named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RJWF) Health Policy Fellow. RWJF’s Health Policy Fellow program offers exceptional midcareer health professionals an opportunity to actively participate in the health policy process at the federal level. Each year, fellows are selected through a highly-competitive selection process to leave their campus or workplace to spend a year in Washington, D.C.

Jenkins Inducted as Fellow of the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education

Louise S. Jenkins, PhD, RN, professor and director of the Institute for Educators in Nursing and Health Professions, has been inducted as a Fellow of the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education. Fellows serve as important role models and resources for new educators and for those who aspire to become nurse educators.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Professor Inducted into Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Robin P. Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, professor and chair, Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health, was recently inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. Newhouse was one of 25 nurse researchers inducted. The award recognizes nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained broad national or international recognition for their work, and whose research has impacted the profession and the people it serves.

University of Maryland (UM) School of Nursing Collaborating with Other UM Schools to Protect Health Care Workers in Haiti

The University of Maryland School of Nursing, in collaboration with the University of Maryland, College Park; the University of Maryland School of Medicine Institute of Human Virology; and the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization has received a grant to research strategies for improving and supporting occupational health practices in Haiti to protect workers from blood borne pathogens.

Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics 2014 Highlights

Informatics Enabling Patient-Centered Care Across the Continuum

University of Maryland School of Nursing Assistant Professor Awarded American Lung Association Biomedical Research Grant

Assistant Professor Valerie E. Rogers has been awarded a Biomedical Research Grant from the American Lung Association. Rogers’s research project, Biomarkers of Airway Inflammation and Asthma Control in Children with Comorbid Sleep-Disordered Breathing will examine the mechanisms that cause the symptoms of children’s asthma to worsen when coupled with sleep apnea.

Read about the great civil rights work of several Baltimoreans, including Esther McCready, BSN ’53.

The Baltimore Sun recently published an article entitled, "Equality's Struggles," highlighting the great civil rights work of several Baltimoreans. Among them were Esther McCready, the first African-American graduate of the University of Maryland School of Nursing, and Larry Gibson, LLB, professor of law for forty years at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Eight University of Maryland School of Nursing Doctoral Candidates Selected as Jonas Nurse Leader Scholars

Eight UMSON doctoral students have been selected into the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program. The program provides financial assistance, leadership development, and networking support to its scholars, while expanding the pipeline of future nursing faculty into research-focused and practice-focused doctoral nursing programs.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Member Elected President of National Pediatric Nurses Association

Assistant Professor Catherine Haut, DNP, RN, CRNP, PNP, has been elected president of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, becoming the fourth member of the Maryland chapter to be appointed national president.

Call for Applications for 2014-2015 President’s Symposium and White Paper Project Topic: Community Engagement

Applications now available for President's Fellows.

Public Notice of CCNE Accreditation Visit — Invitation for Third-Party Comments

The University of Maryland School of Nursing is seeking a 10-year accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Receives Grant for Nursing Scholarships Through RWJF New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) is one of 52 schools that has been selected as a grant recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) Scholarship Program. As a recipient of the grant, UMSON has been awarded ten, $10,000 scholarships for newly-admitted students in the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) master’s degree option for the 2014-15 academic year.

UMB Center for Interprofessional Education Awards Seed Grants

To encourage faculty members from multiple schools to work together for this purpose, the UMB Center for Interprofessional Education has awarded seed grants to interdisciplinary teams whose 13-month pilot projects will be carried out by June 2015.

595 Graduates Receive Degrees at University of Maryland School of Nursing Convocation 2014 [SLIDESHOW]

Heavy rain did not dampen the spirit of School of Nursing graduates who celebrated the successful completion of their nursing degrees Friday, May 16, at the Baltimore Arena.

University of Maryland School of Nursing to Offer RN-to-BSN Option at Laurel College Center

New initiative should increase number of BSN-prepared nurses.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Awarded Project Hope Grant from Who Will Care?

Grant aims to improve first-time pass rate of National Council Licensure Exam for ESL students.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Associate Professor Named to Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care

Joseph E. Pellegrini, PhD, CRNA, associate professor and director of the Nurse Anesthesia specialty at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), has been appointed to the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Administrator Receives USG Program Director of the Year Award

Recipients are dedicated to developing the educational and professional goals of their students.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Names Assistant Dean of PhD Program

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) is pleased to announce that Mary E. (Meg) Johantgen, PhD, RN, associate professor and interim assistant dean for the PhD program, has accepted the position permanently.

View the New School of Nursing History Publication, Innovation in Action

The University of Maryland School of Nursing from its founding in 1889 to 2012.

School of Nursing Students Learn About Team Competencies at UMB’s 2014 Interprofessional Education Day (Video)

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) held its second annual IPE Day on Feb. 19 to impart interprofessional skills competencies to students in each of the schools, including the Graduate School.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Professor Named to Institute of Medicine Research Committee

Researchers seeking to improve cardiac arrest outcomes in the U.S.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Student Awarded Medical Informatics Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Fellowship aims to produce future leaders in medical informatics research.

School of Nursing Students Travel to Annapolis for Advocacy Day 2014

Six School of Nursing students accompanied Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, to Annapolis for the School’s annual Advocacy Day on March 11.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Member Selected as Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Fellows have demonstrated major contributions to clinical practice, research, education, or policy.

School of Nursing Mourns Loss of Dean Emeritus Nan Hechenberger

University of Maryland School of Nursing Dean Emeritus Nan Hechenberger, PhD, RN, died Thursday, March 6.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Professor Elected Fellow of Internationally Renowned Academy

Fellows have devoted their work to improving occupational and environmental health.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Professor Receives Distinguished Researcher Award

Award given to individual whose research has enhanced practice of nursing in Southern region.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Professor Co-Authors Award-Winning Textbook

Textbook awarded first place for Information Technology/Informatics.

Five University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Members Awarded Nurse Educator Doctoral Grants

Recipients will receive a $30,000 grant to assist with educational and professional expenses.

Learn More About the DNP Program by Watching New Informational Videos

Videos feature an alumna, current student, and faculty members.

Retired University of Maryland School of Nursing Professor, Dr. Sue A. Thomas, Awarded Emeritus Status

Thomas will continue to work with faculty and students.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Rises to Top 10 in National Institutes of Health Rankings for Nursing Schools

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) continues its ascension toward the top of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) rankings. UMSON now ranks ninth among nursing schools receiving grant funding from the NIH, up from 11th in 2012.

News Story: University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Member Appointed to Maryland CareFirst Board

Ann B. Mech, JD, MS '78, BSN '76, RN, assistant professor and legal affairs coordinator, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), has been appointed to the Maryland CareFirst Board of Directors. Mech, a resident of Howard County, is the only nurse on the Board.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Assistant Director Selected to NLN Leadership Program

Veronica Amos, PhD, CRNA, MS ’00, BSN ‘99, assistant director, nurse anesthesia and assistant professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), has been selected to participate in the 2014 National League for Nursing (NLN) LEAD program. LEAD, a part of the NLN Leadership Institute, focuses on leadership development for nurse educators that are emerging into administrative leadership roles.

School of Nursing Awarded Eight New Nurse Faculty Fellowships

Eight University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) faculty members have been given the New Nurse Faculty Fellowship Award, an award funded through the Nurse Support II Program (NSPII). NSPII is a statewide initiative designed to grow the number of nurses prepared to function effectively in a faculty role.

Allan Presented with Emeritus Membership Award

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) is pleased to announce that Dean Emeritus Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been awarded the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Emeritus Membership Award.

Resnick Named to Nursing Excellence Board

Barbara Resnick, PhD ‘96, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been elected to the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence’s (NHCGNE) Board of Directors. She is one of four new members that the Board has installed.

Staggers to Receive National Nursing Informatics Award

The University of Maryland School of Nursing is pleased to announce that Professor Nancy Staggers, PhD ‘92, RN, FAAN, will be the recipient of an American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) signature award. She will be presented with the Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award at AMIA’s leadership dinner being held Nov. 15 in Washington, D.C.

Kauffman Appointed to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Council

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has appointed Karen S. Kauffman, PhD, CRNP-BC, FAAN, associate professor and chair of the Department of Family and Community Health at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), to serve on the Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Council. Kauffman is one of 14 distinguished individuals who have been selected to serve on the Council.

National Study to Examine Debriefing Practices in Nurse Education Programs

Armed with a new grant from the National League for Nursing (NLN), Mary Fey, MS, RN, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) and director of UMSON’s clinical simulation laboratories, will examine debriefing practices in nurse education programs in the U.S.

Hoffman Installed as President of Maryland Nurses Association

Janice Hoffman, PhD '06, RN, ANEF, assistant professor and assistant dean for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), has been installed as president of the Maryland Nurses Association (MNA). Elected as president-elect in 2012, she has been an officer of the Association since 2008.

Regan Awarded Grant from National Institute of Nursing Research to Explore Factors Consistent with Preterm Birth

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of every nine babies born in the United States are premature. Armed with a $1.8 million research grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), Mary Regan, PhD, RN, associate professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), and Jacques Ravel, PhD, professor, Institute of Genomic Science, will examine the effect of diet on vaginal microbiota and preterm birth (PTB).

Newhouse Elected to AcademyHealth Board of Directors

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) is pleased to announce that Robin P. Newhouse, PhD '00, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, professor and chair, Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health, has been elected to the AcademyHealth Board of Directors.

Ward Seeking to Find Cure to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy with Two-Year Grant

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one in every 3,600 male infants are born with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a devastating, fatal muscle disease. As researchers continue to study strategies to combat the disease, the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) is pleased to announce that Chris Ward, PhD, associate professor, has joined the fight.

Galik Awarded Grant to Examine Practices for Implementing Function and Behavior Focused Care for Cognitively Impaired Older Adults

In nursing homes across the United States, residents are confronted with a variety of health issues, including moderate to severe dementia. Elizabeth Galik, PhD '07, CRNP, an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), has been awarded a five-year, grant for $1, 025,000.

Spring 2014 Application Deadline Extended for Select Programs

The spring 2014 application deadline for the Community/Public Health and Nursing Informatics master's specialties is now Oct. 15, 2013, and the application deadline for the Health Services Leadership and Management master's specialty is now Nov. 15, 2013.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Opens New Lactation Center

Faculty, staff, students and guests of the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) joined University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) President Jay A. Perman, MD, and Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the School of Nursing, for the grand opening of UMSON's s new lactation center on Sept. 25.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Assistant Professor Named Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar

Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD, CRNP-Neonatal, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, is one of 12 nurse educators from across the nation to earn the highly competitive grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Nurse Faculty Scholars program.

Dean Kirschling Lectures on Importance of Interprofessional Education (VIDEO)

Dean Kirschling Lectures on Importance of Interprofessional Education

University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Members Write Book on Developing Online Learning Environments for Nursing

Four University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) faculty members played instrumental roles in writing the third edition of Developing Online Learning Environments in Nursing Education.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Assistant Dean Selected to American Nurses Association Advisory Committee

The University of Maryland School of Nursing is pleased to announce that Jeanne Geiger-Brown, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate professor and assistant dean of research, has been selected for the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Nurse Fatigue Professional Issues Panel ̶ Advisory Committee.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Members Awarded Nurse Support Program II Grant

Four University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) faculty members have been awarded Nurse Support Program II (NSP II) grants through the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission and the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

Newhouse Appointed Chair of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's Methodology Committee

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) is pleased to announce that Robin P. Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, professor and chair, Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health, has been appointed chair of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) Methodology Committee.

Dorsey Invited to NINR Genomics Science Workshop

Susan Dorsey, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate professor and associate dean for research at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, will be one of 20 scientists participating in the Genomics Science Workshop August 20-21, in Bethesda.

Winners of National Mobile Health App Challenge Announced; Demonstrations Held at Prestigious Informatics Conference

The winners of the Pressure Ulcer Prevention Mobile App Challenge, a contest to create the first mobile health app that encourages the use of information exchange standards, were announced at the opening day of the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics (SINI) on Wednesday, July 17. The annual three-day conference, now in its 23rd year, drew more than 300 nurse informaticians and health IT professionals.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Administrator and Eight Alumni to be Inducted as Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing

Karen S. Kauffman, PhD, CRNP-BC, associate professor and chair of the Department of Family and Community Health at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), and eight UMSON alumni, are among 172 nurse leaders who will be inducted into the American Academy of Nursing’s (AAN) 2013 Class of Fellows this fall.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Awarded 10 Scholarships from New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) has been selected – for the fifth time – as a grant recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) Scholarship Program. Ten $10,000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2013-2014 academic year to newly admitted students in UMSON’s Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) master’s degree option. Award preference is given to students from groups underrepresented in nursing or from disadvantaged backgrounds.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Receives $250,000 Grant from Who Will Care?

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) has been awarded a three-year, $250,000 grant from the Who Will Care? Fund for Nurse Education. Through this award, UMSON will offer funding to newly-admitted, first-generation students enrolled in the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Student Awarded Scholarship from American Cancer Society

Sabrina Bielfeldt, a master’s student specializing in leadership and management in nursing at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), has been awarded a Graduate Scholarship in Cancer Nursing for 2013-14 from the American Cancer Society (ACS).

Hoffman Named a Fellow in the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education

Janice Hoffman, PhD, RN, assistant professor and assistant dean for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), is one of 28 honorees who will be inducted as Academy of Nursing Education Fellows at the National League for Nursing’s (NLN) annual Education Summit, to be held in September in Washington, D.C.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Assistant Professor Receives Colleague Award

Regina Twigg, DNP, RN, assistant professor, Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health, has been awarded the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) Colleague Award.

Six University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Members Awarded Nurse Educator Doctoral Grants

Six faculty members from the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) have been awarded the Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant (NEDG) for Practice and Dissertation Research

University of Maryland School of Nursing Graduates State's Largest Class of Nurses (see photos)

For the first time as dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), Jane Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, led UMSON graduates into the 1st Mariner Arena on Friday, May 17, to celebrate the successful completion of their nursing degrees. The Class of 2013, consisting of 275 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 332 Master of Science, 17 Doctor of Nursing Practice, and 14 PhD graduates, is the largest class of nursing graduates in the state of Maryland.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Professor Leads Study on Effectiveness of Heart Failure Treatment in Rural Hospitals

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart failure affects approximately 5.7 million Americans. Ensuring that heart failure patients receive optimal care can be difficult, especially in rural settings.

Three University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Members Named to List of Top College Professors in Maryland

Three University of Maryland School of Nursing faculty members, including School of Nursing Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, have been named to StateStats.org’s list of Top 18 Medical and Nursing Professors in Maryland. In addition to Kirschling, Susan Dorsey, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate professor and associate dean for research, and Vanessa Fahie, PhD, RN, assistant professor, were named to The Top 18 list.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Researchers Awarded Grant to Explore Improvement of Long-Term Care

As the elderly population continues to grow, faculty researchers at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) are actively exploring effective methods to evaluate the quality of long-term care.

Interprofessional Education Day Teaches UMB Students Collaboration and Team Work (VIDEO)

Interprofessional Education Day Teaches UMB Students Collaboration

UMSON Faculty Members Accompany Dean Emeritus to Campaign for Action Summit 2013

Two University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) faculty members joined UMSON Dean Emeritus Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN, at the Campaign for Action Summit 2013 earlier this month in Washington, D.C.

New $3 Million Initiative from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Aid Nursing Programs

As the nation faces pressing health care challenges, the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), in collaboration with Montgomery College and the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) in Rockville, Md., continues to champion the preparation of well-educated nurses for the workforce.

UMB 2-HOUR DELAYED OPENING - MONDAY, MARCH 25

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), including the University of Maryland School of Nursing, will open with a 2-hour delay on Monday, March 25. For more information, visit the UMB alerts Web page: http://www.umaryland.edu/alerts.

Two from University of Maryland School of Nursing Honored by Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association

University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Assistant Professor Marian Grant, DNP, RN, CRNP, ACHPN, have received honors from the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA). HPNA, a national non-profit professional nursing organization dedicated to promoting excellence in palliative nursing care, announced that Kirschling is the recipient of its 2013 Leading the Way Award, and Grant is a 2013 Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing

Four University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Members Named to the Maryland Daily Record's 2013 Top 100 Women List

Four University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) faculty members have been named to The Maryland Daily Record’s 2013 list of Top 100 Women.

UMB OPEN, LIBERAL LEAVE IN EFFECT - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), including the University of Maryland School of Nursing, is open Wednesday, March 6 with liberal leave in effect. For more information, visit the UMB alerts Web page: http://www.umaryland.edu/alerts.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Student Appointed to National Student Leadership Council

University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) Doctor of Nursing Practice student, Kristen Altdoerffer, MSN, is one of 10 nursing students who have been appointed to a two-year term on the newly formed Leadership Council of the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) by the American Association of College of Nursing (AACN).

Collaboration in Health Care Is Stressed During Nursing School’s Advocacy Day in Annapolis (Slideshow and Video)

School of Nursing students and faculty got a glimpse into what it’s like to be a lawmaker in the state of Maryland when they traveled to Annapolis on Feb. 20 for the School’s annual Advocacy Day. The group also promoted interprofessional collaboration among health care providers and discussed the prominent role that nurses play.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Continues to Advance in NIH Research Rankings

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) has achieved its highest research ranking ever from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), advancing to 11th place among nursing schools receiving research funding from the NIH. UMSON has continually improved in this prestigious ranking over the past five years, rising from 58th.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Administrator Named Editor of Nursing Journal

Patricia G. Morton, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN, professor and associate dean for academic affairs, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), has been named editor of the Journal of Professional Nursing

Former Nursing School Dean Janet Allan is Honored with Dean Emeritus Title, Assumes New Duties at UMB

Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN, former dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), has been honored with the title of Dean Emeritus and will remain at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) working on several key initiatives to help strengthen the University.

UMSON Assistant Professor Awarded Research Grant to Help Families Through Death of a Loved One

Debra Wiegand, PhD, RN, CCRN, CHPN, FAHA, FAAN, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been awarded a two-year, $422,125 R21 grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research/National Institutes of Health to investigate how best to prepare families for the dying process.

UMSON Faculty Member Appointed Vice Chair of Methodology Committee for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) is pleased to announce that Robin P. Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, professor and chair, Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health, has been appointed vice chair of the Methodology Committee for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

UMSON Alumni Council Announces New Membership for 2012-14

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) Alumni Council has announced its new members for the 2012-2014 term. Terms for the newly elected members run through June 30, 2014.

Maryland Health Care Facilities Recognized for Environmental Success

Baltimore, Md. – Five Maryland hospitals and one nurse were honored for their environmental health achievements with awards at the Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment’s (MD H2E) fifth annual Environmental Excellence in Health Care Conference, held today at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

UMB WILL RE-OPEN - WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), including the University of Maryland School of Nursing, will be open for business as usual on Wednesday, Oct. 31 after being closed for two days because of Hurricane Sandy.

Two UMSON Faculty Members Inducted as Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing

Two University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) faculty members were inducted as Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing at the Academy’s 39th Annual Meeting and Conference held October 13, in Washington, D.C. Jeanne Geiger-Brown, PhD, RN, FAAN, assistant dean of research and associate professor, and Jane Kapustin, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN, professor and assistant dean for the master’s and DNP programs, were among 176 nurse leaders inducted into the 2012 Class of Fellows

Interprofessional Conference to Focus on Dental Hygiene and Nursing

The University of Maryland’s Schools of Dentistry and Nursing are teaming up to host The Oral Systemic Link: Creating Collaborative Initiatives conference on December 10.

National Leader Kirschling Named Nursing Dean

Nationally recognized academic leader Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been appointed byPresident Jay A. Perman, MD, as dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing effective Jan. 14, 2013. Kirschling replaces Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN, who will retire on Dec. 31, 2012, after 10 years as dean of the School of Nursing.

Clinton Global Initiative Honors Dr. Jeffrey Johnson and UMSON for Work in Rwanda (VIDEO)

Jeffrey Johnson, PhD, director of the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s (UMSON’s) Office of Global Health, represented UMSON at the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting on Sept. 25, where President Bill Clinton recognized UMSON for their work in Rwanda.

UMSON Awarded Research Grant to Explore Methods for Helping Non-Communicative Palliative Care Patients

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) — in collaboration with the University of Maryland Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy and the University of Maryland Medical Center — has been awarded a four-year, $2 million research grant to explore methods for helping to manage acute pain in critically-ill, hospitalized, palliative care patients who cannot communicate the presence of pain or its intensity to health care providers.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Launches Two Organized Centers of Research

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) has launched two organized centers of research (OCR) – the Center for Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan (CBBAL) and the Center for Health Outcomes Research (CHOR).

UMSON Participating in Pioneering Effort to Improve Health Care in Rwanda

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) is teaming up with nursing, medical, and public health colleges and universities to assist the government of Rwanda in strengthening its health care system. UMSON is one of 13 top U.S. institutions of higher learning chosen for this unprecedented effort.

UMSON Faculty Create Mobile App That Provides Environmental Health Tips

In a world that is placing more importance on how its behavior affects the environment, the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) is making its own contribution to green practices.

University of Maryland School of Nursing and Montgomery College Partner to Address Statewide Nursing Shortage

With a shortage of bedside nurses in the state of Maryland, a new partnership between Montgomery College (Montgomery County, Md.) and the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s (UMSON) program at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) in Rockville, Md., is attacking this serious issue.

Six School of Nursing Doctoral Students Named Jonas Scholars

Six University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) doctoral students are among more than 100 students nationwide to be named Jonas Scholars by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence.

New Electives for Nurse Executives Added to Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Beginning in the fall 2012 semester, four new electives, designed specifically for nurse executives and chief nurse officers, will be added to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) curriculum at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON).

UMSON Collaborating in NIH Designated Center of Excellence in Pain Education

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is among 11 universities in the nation designated as Centers of Excellence in Pain Education (CoEPEs) by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Pain Consortium.

UMSON Faculty/Students to Study Maternal/Child Health in Malawi

Twelve students, representing each of the University of Maryland'ssix professional schools in Baltimore, will depart Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in early July and arrive in Blantyre, Malawi, for a six-week study of maternal/child health services. The project will also determine if gaps in care exist, and if so why-from a local, national, and international perspective.

UMSON Receives RWJF New Careers in Nursing Scholarships for Fifth Consecutive Year

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) has been selected – for the fifth consecutive time – as a grant recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) Scholarship Program.

Drs. Robin Newhouse and Barbara Resnick Featured in INQRI Video

The video, Reflections on INQRI’s Work, highlights the efforts of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI). Dr. Newhouse’s part,Rural Hospital Quality Cooperative, begins at 4:42 minutes (voice only); Dr. Resnick’s part,Function Focused Care, begins at 6:48 minutes.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Graduates State's Largest Class of Nurses (View Slideshow)

Donned in academic regalia and wearing big smiles, the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s (UMSON) Class of 2012 entered Baltimore’s 1st Mariner Arena to the tune of Pomp and Circumstance, on Friday, May 18, to celebrate the completion of their nursing degrees. The state’s largest class of nurses – 648 strong – included 282 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 333 Master of Science, 21 Doctor of Nursing Practice, and 12 PhD graduates.

Dr. Susan G. Dorsey Named Associate Dean for Research at the University of Maryland School of Nursing

Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), has announced the appointment of Susan G. Dorsey, PhD, RN, FAAN, as associate dean for research. Dorsey, an associate professor and a member of the UMSON faculty since 2004, has served as interim associate dean for research since January 1, 2012.

UMSON Participates in Joining Forces Campaign

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden have announced a commitment from nurses across the country eager to serve our veterans and military families as well as they have served us.

Students, Others Advocate for University During General Assembly Session

‌Dozens of representatives of the University met with state legislators recently during the annual advocacy events in Annapolis. Every winter, during the Maryland General Assembly’s legislative session, each school schedules a day for students, faculty, and staff to discuss issues with lawmakers in the state capital.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Dean to Retire

Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), announced that she will retire this summer after a decade of distinguished leadership. Renowned and admired as a nurse leader, researcher, role model, and mentor, Dr. Allan’s legacy will have a lasting impact on the University and the health care of Marylanders for many years to come.

Dr. Barbara Resnick Reappointed to Endowed Gerontology Chair at the University of Maryland School of Nursing

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) has announced the reappointment of Professor Barbara Resnick, PhD ‘96, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, to the Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Endowed Chair in Gerontology for an additional five years, beginning July 1, 2012.

UMSON Advances to Top 20 NIH Ranking in Nursing Research

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) has achieved its highest research ranking ever from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), advancing to 19th place among nursing schools receiving research funding from NIH. UMSON has continually improved in this prestigious ranking over the past five years, when in 2007, it was ranked 33rd.

Students and Faculty Travel to Annapolis for Advocacy Day 2012 (See Video)

Students and faculty of the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) met with lawmakers and state officials on Feb. 15 during the School's 2012 Advocacy Day in Annapolis.

Funding from CareFirst to Support Wellmobile Program at University of Maryland School of Nursing (See Video)

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield recently presented a check for $955,276 to the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) to fund a three-year grant in support of the Governor’s Wellmobile Program. The check presentation took place Jan. 30 during ceremonies at UMSON.

NSP II Grant Helps Bolster Nursing Faculty, Address Nursing Shortage

The University of Maryland School of Nursing’s Institute for Educators in Nursing and Health Professions was recently awarded a $1 million, four-year Nurse Support Program II grant from the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The purpose of the grant is to increase the capacity of nurses in Maryland by implementing statewide initiatives to grow the number of nurses prepared to function effectively in a faculty role.

CareFirst to Present Check in Support of Wellmobile Program

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield will present a check for $955,276 to the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) to fund a three-year grant in support of the Governor’s Wellmobile Program.

Health Care Change Agents Recognized at Environmental Conference

Several Maryland hospitals and individual nurses were honored today for their environmental health achievements at the Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment’s (MD H2E) annual Environmental Excellence in Health Care Conference.

$1.1 Million HRSA Grant to Enhance UMSON's Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Associate Professor Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, received a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to enhance the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s (UMSON) Doctor of Nursing Practice program in ways that will benefit executive nurse leaders and the communities where they live and work.

State Summit Plans Response to Institute of Medicine Report on the Future of Nursing

The Maryland Summit on the Future of Nursing drew leaders from nursing education and health care, and physicians, elected officials, state government organizations, and business leaders, to the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) on September 23 for a conference held in response to a 2010 ground-breaking Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.

Dr. Christopher Ward and Collaborators Discover a New Mechanism of Heart Communication that May Provide New Targets for the Treatment of Heart Disease

In the Sept. 9, 2011 issue of the journal Science, University of Maryland researchers describe for the first time a new mechanism by which heart cells communicate to regulate the heartbeat.

UMSON Faculty Member Barbara Sattler Featured on New Sustainability Website

From the moment she organized her first Earth Day in 1970, Barbara Sattler, DrPH, RN, FAAN, says the environment, social justice, and human health have been important issues to her.

Helpful Information on Grand Prix Race – Sept. 1-4, 2011

Visit http://www.umaryland.edu/grandprix to learn more about the Baltimore Grand Prix and how it may affect you.

Review Suggests that APRNs Achieve Comparable or Better Outcomes than Physicians

A systematic review to be published in the September/October 2011 issue of Nursing Economic$suggests APRNs garner similar and in some ways better outcomes than their physician counterparts. The report, “Advanced Practice Nurse Outcomes 1990-2008: A Systematic Review,” reinforces that APRNs provide effective, high-quality patient care and play an important role in improving the quality of care in the United States.

UMSON-Led Initiative in Breast Cancer Education Secures Additional Funding, Adds New Partners

The Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® recently awarded $204,738 to the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) to continue funding a UMSON-led initiative to advance education and practice in the treatment of breast cancer. Now in its sixth year, the project has progressively expanded to several disciplines, institutions, and clinical partners.

$1 Million Bequest by School of Nursing Alumna/Faculty Member Earmarked for Nursing Informatics Professorship

Nancy Staggers, PhD, RN, FAAN, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) and a two-time graduate of the School, announced that she has included UMSON in her will, with a $1 million bequest to establish an endowed professorship in nursing informatics.

Nursing Student Taking Part in Summer Interdisciplinary Research Project in Malawi

Students representing each of the six University of Maryland professional schools in Baltimore departed Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on June 27 to fly to Africa to participate in a summer interdisciplinary research project to study access to malaria treatment.

Study Led by Dr. Robin Newhouse Highlights Need for Smoking Cessation Education and Training for Hospital Nurses

Tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S., causing 440,000 deaths per year. Research has shown that not only can health care providers increase the chances of a smoker quitting, but they are uniquely positioned to do that successfully in a hospital setting.

Professor Barbara Resnick and Team Receive Grant to Help Assisted Living Residents

A team of researchers at the University of Maryland recently received a $100,000 grant from the Leonard & Helen Stulman Charitable Foundation to further disseminate a project intended to change how care is provided to residents in assisted living.

Convocation 2011 (View Slideshow)

The School of Nursing graduated the largest class of nurses in the state—and possibly the largest in the nation—at its annual Convocation ceremony held May 20 at 1st Mariner Arena. The 626 graduates included 299 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 302 Master of Science, 15 Doctor of Nursing Practice, and 10 PhD graduates.

Update on DNP Transition

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) continues its commitment to developing an excellent post-baccalaureate/post-clinical nurse leader-to-DNP program that integrates the knowledge and skills required for the health care workforce of the future. We are excited about this new venture and are working to address the numerous details required to assure a smooth and successful transition.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Announces New On-Line Program

Beginning in fall 2001, the University of Maryland School of Nursing will launch the latest in a series of technology-based educational programs designed to promote professional development and advance career opportunities for nurses.

Pioneer in Breast Cancer Survivors’ Quality of Life Delivers Annual Komen Lecture

Read the article on the University of Maryland, Baltimore website.

School of Nursing Mourns the Passing of William Donald Schaefer

The faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the University of Maryland School of Nursing offer heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of former Maryland Governor William Donald Schaefer and Ms. Hilda Mae Snoops. He was a long-time friend of our School and the nursing profession.

School of Nursing Receives High Rankings from U.S.News & World Report

The 2012 edition of U.S.News & World Report “America’s Best Graduate Schools” placed four of the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) master’s specialties among the nation’s top 10. The Health Services Leadership and Management specialty was ranked #3; Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, #7; Adult and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, #8; and Family Nurse Practitioner, #9. UMSON’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner master’s specialty received a #15 ranking.

Nursing Students Travel to Annapolis to Advocate for Support on Several Issues (See Video)

More than 50 University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) faculty, staff, and students traveled to Annapolis in late February to meet with legislators and encourage them to support funding for Loan Assistance Repayment Programs and the budget request for the University.

UMB Open at 9:30 a.m. - Feb. 22, 2011

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), including the University of Maryland School of Nursing, will open at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 due to the weather. For more information, visit the UMB alerts Web page: http://www.umaryland.edu/alerts/index.html.

School of Nursing Dean Re-Elected to American Association of Colleges of Nursing's Board of Directors

Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, was recently re-elected to a two-year term as treasurer of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Board of Directors. Each member of the 11-person governing Board represents an AACN member institution.

Dr. Vanessa Fahie Receives University of Maryland, Baltimore Diversity Award

Vanessa Fahie, PhD, RN, assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), received the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) Outstanding Faculty/Staff Diversity Award at ceremonies held February 4 at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Member Appointed to Federal Methodology Committee

The University of Maryland School of Nursing is proud to announce that Robin P. Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, associate professor and assistant dean for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, was among the 15 members appointed to the Methodology Committee of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) by Comptroller General Gene L. Dodaro, head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

December Grad Jason Cage Discusses Job Prospects for New Nurses on WYPR

Click this link to listen to the interview: http://media.umaryland.edu:8080/ramgen/oea/12811WeNeedNoNewNurses_ MarylandMorningwithSheilahKast.mp3

UMB Open for Business as Usual - Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), including the University of Maryland School of Nursing, is open for business as usual on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011.

UMB Opening at 10 a.m. with Liberal Leave - Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), including the University of Maryland School of Nursing, is opening at 10 a.m. with liberal leave on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 due to the weather.

UMSON Featured on DHHS Healthy People 2020 Video

UMSON Featured on DHHS Healthy People 2020 Video

Renowned Nurse Informatician Joins School of Nursing Faculty

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) recently welcomed renowned nurse informatician and alumna Nancy Staggers, PhD ’92, MS ‘85, RN, FAAN, to its faculty ranks. Staggers has an extensive background in clinical informatics, from determining user requirements to application prototyping, system selection, large systems implementation, and enterprise system evaluation.

School of Nursing Receives AACN Innovations Award

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) is proud to announce that Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNOR, assistant dean for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and her colleagues Dawn Mueller-Burke, PhD, RN, assistant professor, and Barbara Smith, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate dean for research, received the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Innovations in Professional Nursing Award in the Academic Health Science Centers category.

“Green” Conference Will Address Best Practices Of Hospitals As They Move Toward More Sustainable Environments

“Environmental Excellence in Health Care: A Showcase of Best Practices ,” will bring together regional and national health care professionals, environmental industry experts, and educators to showcase best practices for environmentally preferable purchasing, environmental best practices in the operating room, green design and construction, energy conservation, management of hazardous pharmaceuticals, and procurement, and service of sustainable foods.

Policymakers to Lead Seminar on Advocacy and Empowerment for Nurses and Nursing Students

A free seminar, “Advocacy and Empowerment: A Training Seminar for All Nurses and Nursing Students,” will provide insights into policy considerations involved in the new health care law, how these are being dealt with by lawmakers, and how nurses can be effective in helping to shape a system that can deliver on the broad access and best outcomes for patients.

Dean Janet Allan Releases Statement on IOM Recommendations for the Future of Nursing

On Oct. 5, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued the conclusions of its two-year assessment of the nursing profession, with recommendations for changes needed to best harness the expertise of nurses in a reformed health care system. The following is the statement by Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN on this landmark release.

Dr. Patricia Benner Outlines Strategies to Deepen Nurses' Skills and Knowledge

More than 500 people - the largest audience ever to attend a lecture at the School of Nursing - gathered Sept. 23 to hear nursing's pre-eminent educator and theorist present strategies that will radically reshape the way the nation's nurses are taught.

Researchers Compare Working Conditions Among Nurses in Magnet and Non-Magnet Hospitals

Magnet hospitals, while widely recognized for better patient safety and outcomes, don't provide better working conditions for nurses than non-magnet hospitals, according to a new study by the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

Janice Hoffman to Lead Baccalaureate Program at University of Maryland School of Nursing

Janice J. Hoffman, PhD, RN, was recently named Assistant Dean for the Baccalaureate Program at University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON). In this role, Hoffman will provide leadership and oversight to UMSON’s undergraduate program, which enrolls approximately 700 students.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Receives RWJF Scholarship Funds for Third Consecutive Year

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) was recently awarded funding for scholarships—for the third consecutive year—from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) through the RWJF New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) Scholarship Program.

Record Number of Graduates Receive Degrees at University of Maryland School of Nursing

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) graduated the largest class of nurses in the state – and possibly the largest in the nation – at its annual Convocation ceremony held May 21 at 1st Mariner Arena. The 645 graduates – a record number for UMSON – included 315 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 308 Master of Science, seven PhD, and 15 Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates.

University of Maryland School of Nursing's Programs Awarded Maximum Five Year Accreditation

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) recently granted its maximum first time accreditation of five years to the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s undergraduate and graduate programs following a rigorous onsite evaluation and assessment of the curricula.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Joins Maryland Alliance to Achieve Greater Diversity Among Health Care Professionals

The University of Maryland School of Nursing joined nine other Maryland academic health institutions and historically black colleges on May 5 in signing a memorandum of understanding officially launching the Maryland Alliance to Transform the Health Professions.

Nursing Students Descend on Annapolis to Rally Support for Nursing Education

Some 70 students and faculty members from the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) will meet with legislators to remind them that tough economic times cannot change Maryland’s aging demographic, which signals an inevitably worsening shortage of nurses, particularly in primary care and certain advanced practice specialties.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Receives $2.4 Million Grant to Establish Center For Pain Study

One of the most significant and debilitating complications associated with cancer treatment is pain—pain that sometimes lasts long after treatment ends. With funding from a five-year, $2.4 million P30 grant from the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Nursing Research...

University of Maryland School of Nursing Receives Scholarship Funding for Accelerated Nursing Students

For the second consecutive year, the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) received funding for scholarships from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) through the RWJF New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) Scholarship Program. Twenty $10,000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2009-2010 academic year to newly admitted students in UMSON’s Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) program.

Antol Named Director of Governor's Wellmobile Program

Susan Antol, MS, RN, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), has been named director of the Governor’s Wellmobile Program. The program, which is operated by UMSON, was severely reduced last summer due to state budget cuts.

Funding for Governor’s Wellmobile Program Cut in Half

An abrupt and severe cut in funding for the Governor’s Wellmobile program will force the closure of several of the program’s sites, effective Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009. These include sites in Glen Burnie, Cumberland, and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Dean of University of Maryland School of Nursing To Participate in Town Hall on Health Care at the White House

University of Maryland School of Nursing Dean Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN, will be among the 120 participants posing questions to President Obama at a town hall meeting on health care at the White House tonight. “Questions to the President: Prescription for America”

Wiseman Named Assistant Dean for Nursing Program at the Universities at Shady Grove

Rebecca Wiseman, PhD, RN, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and former director of the Governor’s Wellmobile program, has been named assistant dean for the nursing program at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) in Rockville.

Mobile Clinic Brings Health Services-and Hope-to Greenbelt's Uninsured

The Governor's Wellmobile Program, a fleet of four 33-foot long vans equipped as traveling health clinics, opened its newest location March 9 at the Springhill Lake Elementary School in Greenbelt, Md. The clinic plans to offer services to uninsured members of the community from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of every month.

Mobile Clinic Brings Health Services-and Hope-to Greenbelt's Uninsured

The Governor's Wellmobile Program, a fleet of four 33-foot long vans equipped as traveling health clinics, will open it newest location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Springhill Lake Elementary School in Greenbelt, Md., Monday, March 9.

Smith Receives Prestigious Research Award

The Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) awarded Barbara Smith, PhD, RN, FACSM, FAAN, professor and associate dean for research at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, it highest honor – Researcher of the Year – at its annual conference held recently in Baltimore.

Nursing Students Descend on Annapolis to Rally Support for Nursing Education

More than 40 students and faculty from the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) traveled to Annapolis Wednesday, Feb. 25, to meet with legislators and remind them that in these tough economic times, health care is the only sector of the economy that is still growing and adding jobs.

Nursing Students Descend on Annapolis to Rally Support for Nursing Education

Some 40 students and faculty from the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) will meet with legislators to remind them that in these tough economic times, health care is the only sector of the economy that is still growing and adding jobs.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Receives $1 Million Gift for Student Scholarships

The University of Maryland School of Nursing has received a pledge of $1 million from Mary Catherine Bunting, a 1972 graduate of the School's Master of Science program. The donation will establish the Mary Catherine Bunting Scholarship

Media Advisory: School of Nursing Celebrates Expansion of Undergraduate Program at the Universities at Shady Grove

In response to the increasing demand for highly skilled nurses in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region, the University of Maryland School of Nursing expanded its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) in Rockville this fall.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Receives Carefirst's Project RN Scholarship

For the second consecutive year, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) has awarded the University of Maryland School of Nursing a ProjectRN Scholarship to assist a student in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Receives RWJF New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program Grant

The University of Maryland School of Nursing is among the first 58 nursing schools in the nation to receive funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) through the RWJF New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program. The RWJF program is aimed at strengthening the nation's pipeline of new nurses by providing scholarships to students enrolling in fast-track or accelerated nursing degree programs.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Museum Receives Connecting to Collections Bookshelf

The University of Maryland School of Nursing's Living History Museum is one of more than 700 museums, libraries, and archives to receive the Institute of Museum and Library Services' (IMLS) Connecting to Collections Bookshelf.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Professor Receives $3M Grant to Study Brain Chemistry in Addiction

Substance abuse can have devastating consequences for individuals, families, and society. Yet despite years of research on chemical addiction, a central question remains: why do some people abuse drugs and alcohol and others do not?

University of Maryland School of Nursing to Offer Combines Adult and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Program This Fall

The University of Maryland School of Nursing will be the first nursing school in the state of Maryland to offer a combined Adult and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (ANP-GNP) master's program, beginning in fall 2008.

University of Maryland School of Nursing to Expand Undergraduate Program at Shady Grove

In response to the increasing demand for highly skilled nurses in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region, the University of Maryland School of Nursing has announced plans to expand its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) in Rockville, Md., beginning in fall 2008.

Grants Totaling $2.8 Million Awarded to Address Maryland's Nursing Shortage

The Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) has awarded three institutions grants totaling $2.8 million over five years as part of the third round of funding in the Competitive Institutional Grants component of the Nurse Support Program II (NSP II).

Mobile Clinic Brings Health Services to Seat Pleasant's Uninsured

The Governor's Wellmobile Program, a fleet of four 33-foot long vans equipped as traveling health clinics, opened it newest location May 1 at the John E. Feggans Center in Seat Pleasant, Md.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Announces New Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations

The University of Maryland School of Nursing has named Laurette Hankins as Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations. As the School of Nursing's chief fundraising officer, Hankins will be responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive development program, including capital campaigns, major gifts, planned giving, and annual gifts.

School of Nursing Key Player in Movement to Reduce Workplace Exposure to Dangerous Chemicals

The University of Maryland School of Nursing has been involved in the first national survey of nurses' exposure to chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and radiation on the job. Results suggest there are links between serious health problems such as cancer, asthma, miscarriages, and children's birth defects and the duration and intensity of these exposures. The survey included 1,500 nurses from all 50 states.

University of Maryland School of Nursing's Nurse Anesthesia Program Granted 10-Year Reaccreditation

The University of Maryland School of Nursing is pleased to announce that its Nurse Anesthesia master's program has been granted continued accreditation for 10 years by the Council on Accreditation (COA) of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs, with no progress report required during the 10-year period.

Group Unveils Comprehensive Solution to End Maryland's Nursing Shortage

Earlier this week, leaders from Maryland hospitals and nursing schools outlined a bold new strategy for solving Maryland's nursing crisis by doubling the number of nurses educated in Maryland. Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN, dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing, was one of five presenters at a press conference held at the Maryland Hospital Association where the plan, “Who Will Care?” was unveiled.

School of Nursing and Carefirst Partner to Tackle Maryland's Nursing Shortage

One of the keys to tackling Maryland's nursing shortage is finding ways to address the lack of nursing faculty needed to educate new nurses. A collaborative effort between the University of Maryland School of Nursing and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has resulted in the development of a new regional scholarship to promote graduate nursing education.

Gilden Receives Journalism Award

Jack Gilden, president of Gilden Integrated, a marketing firm in Baltimore, and a member of the University of Maryland School of Nursing's Board of Visitors, received the Simon Rockower Journalism Award at the American Jewish Press Association's annual conference held recently in San Francisco.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Receives Grant to Increase and Diversify Nursing Informatics Workforce

Judy Ozbolt, PhD, RN, FAAN, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, has received a three-year, $950,544 grant from the Division of Nursing, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for her study, Nursing Informatics Program Focused on Diversity and the Underserved.

Nurse Researcher Receives $1.8 Million Grant to Study Chronic Pain Induced by HIV/AIDS Antiretroviral Therapy

Susan G. Dorsey, PhD, RN, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, has received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research for her study, BDNF Signal Strength Modulates NRTI-Induced Allodynia in the Mouse.

University of Maryland School of Nursing and Army Nurse Corps Partner to Address Nurse Faculty Shortage

An innovative partnership has been initiated between the University of Maryland School of Nursing and the U.S. Army Nurse Corps (ANC) to help address the School of Nursing's faculty shortage. The pilot program calls for up to eight ANC officers to be utilized as undergraduate nursing faculty, at no cost to the School, for a maximum of two academic years.

Resnick Appointed to Endowed Gerontology Chair at the University of Maryland School of Nursing

The University of Maryland School of Nursing has announced the appointment of Barbara Resnick, PhD ‘96, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, a professor at the School of Nursing and a noted gerontological researcher, to the Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Endowed Chair in Gerontology.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Graduates Largest Class of Nurses in the State

The University of Maryland School of Nursing graduated the largest class of nursing students in the state of Maryland at ceremonies held May 18 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Degrees were awarded to more than 500 nursing candidates, including eight PhD degrees, emphasizing the significant role that research plays in the profession of nursing.

Senator Catherine E. Pugh Appointed to Governor's Wellmobile Board

State Senate President Mike Miller recently appointed the Honorable Catherine E. Pugh to the senatorial vacancy on the Governor's Wellmobile Advisory Board. Pugh is a member of the State Senate serving the 40th District of Baltimore City in the Maryland General Assembly.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Rises in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The University of Maryland School of Nursing rose three points – from No. 10 to No. 7 – in the latest ranking of graduate schools released by U.S. News & World Report today.

School of Nursing Mourns Loss of Faculty Member and International Nurse Expert, Debra L. Spunt

Debra L. Spunt, DNP, MS, RN, FAAN, an assistant professor and director of the Clinical Simulation Laboratories at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, died of cancer March 9 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Baltimore. She was 50 years old.

Governor's Wellmobile Program Receives Contribution from CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield

The Governor's Wellmobile program, operated by the University of Maryland School of Nursing, recently received a $50,000 contribution from CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield (CareFirst) to help support the program's operation.

Porter-O'Grady Joins Faculty at the University of Maryland School of Nursing

Tim Porter-O'Grady, EdD, RN, CNAA, CS, FAAN, a nationally recognized leader in the health care arena, has been named a visiting professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. He will be teaching in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program and working with faculty and administrators on curriculum development.

Graduates of Two New University of Maryland School of Nursing Programs Make State History

In ceremonies held recently at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, the state's first cohorts of nurse anesthetists and clinical nurse leaders celebrated the completion of their Master of Science (MS) programs.

Rockville Student Receives Gertrude M. Eaton/ Board of Advisors Scholarship

Rockville resident Margaret Noonan, a University of Maryland School of Nursing student at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), Rockville, has been awarded the Gertrude M. Eaton/Board of Advisors Scholarship for the 2006-2007 academic year.

Laerdal Medical Names University of Maryland School of Nursing a Center of Excellence in Simulation Education

The University of Maryland School of Nursing has been named a Center of Excellence in Simulation Education by Laerdal Medical, an international manufacturer of medical devices such as stethoscopes and automatic defibrillators, as well as interactive computer and patient simulators for educating health care professionals.

Wiseman and Romano Receive UMB Founder's Week Awards

Wiseman and Romano Receive UMB Founder's Week Awards

University of Maryland School of Nursing Receives $1M Grant from MedStar Health

The University of Maryland School of Nursing has received a five-year, $1 million grant from MedStar Health, the largest hospital system in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region. Initial funding from the grant is earmarked for support of the Governor's Wellmobile program, which is managed by the School of Nursing.

Martha A. Duggan Joins School of Nursing's Board of Visitors

The University Maryland School of Nursing's Board of Visitors recently namedMartha A. Duggan as their newest member. Duggan, who is vice president for business development for the Mid-Atlantic region of Constellation NewEnergy, Inc., is responsible for the development and execution of sales strategy in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.

PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Mental Health Nursing Receives Four-year Re-designation

The University of Maryland School of Nursing is proud to announce that its Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Collaborating Center for Mental Health Nursing has been re-designated for a period of four years, from 2006 to 2010. The Center is the first in the nation and one of only two in the world that are WHO-designated nursing centers dedicated to improving mental health care.

University of Maryland School of Nursing and Komen Foundation to Collaborate on Innovative Educational Program

The University of Maryland School of Nursing has received the first year of funding, in the amount of $200,000, on a three-year program to develop a comprehensive higher education program for increasing awareness about the fight against breast cancer.

New Members Join School of Nursing's Board of Visitors

The University of Maryland School of Nursing has added four new members to its Board of Visitors. They include: Scott J. Corbett, senior vice president, Sodexho Healthcare Services; Victoria McAndrews, co-founder, senior vice president, and chief financial officer for CMD Outsourcing Solutions; Beth Peters, vice president for development at the Baltimore-Washington Medical Center; and Deborah Tillett, president of BreakAway, Ltd.

New Members Appointed to Governor's Wellmobile Board

Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., has appointed Richard Gelfman and the Honorable Sue Kullen to the Governor's Wellmobile Advisory Board. The Governor also reappointed Eric Baugh, MD, senior vice president for medical affairs and network management at CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield, and Bernard Kaplioff, MD, publisher of the Prince George's Sentinel, to the Board.

Lessans Named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner in Maryland

University of Maryland School of Nursing alumna Frances Lessans, MS '85, BSN '80, president of Passport Health and a member of the School of Nursing's Board of Visitors, has received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2006 Award in the “Healthcare Education and Related Service” category in Maryland.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Receives Grants Totaling Over $2M to Support New Graduate Programs

The University of Maryland School of Nursing has received two five-year grants totaling $2,345,000 from the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission's Nurse Support Program II. This program was specifically developed to help alleviate the state's critical shortage of nursing faculty and bedside nurses.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Announces New Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

The University of Maryland School of Nursing is once again demonstrating visionary leadership as it prepares to launch the first Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program in the state of Maryland. The program will enroll its first class of students for the fall 2006 semester.

Governor Ehrlich to Attend Convocation for University of Maryland School of Nursing

Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. will attend the Convocation ceremony honoring 551 graduating nurses from the University of Maryland School of Nursing, being held at the Baltimore Convention Center at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 19. The School of Nursing, which is one of the first established in the nation and has more than 16,000 alumni, has a long history of innovation in nursing education, and consistently educates more professional nurses than any other institution in Maryland.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Dean Named One of Maryland's Top 100 Women for the Second Time

Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN, dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been named for the second time as one of Maryland's Top 100 Women. She also received this prestigious honor in 2004.

Study Raises Concerns About Frequency Of Nurses' Long Work Schedules

Study Raises Concerns About Frequency Of Nurses' Long Work Schedules

Snoops Nursing Scholarship Exceeds $1M Goal

A scholarship for University of Maryland School of Nursing students, initiated by Maryland Comptroller William Donald Schaefer, has exceeded the $1 million goal set when he endowed the scholarship in 1999 with an initial commitment of $350,000. The scholarship was established in honor of Schaefer's long-time friend and companion Hilda Mae Snoops, who was a nurse.

University of Maryland School of Nursing to Host Black History Month Event

Cynthia Flynn Capers, PhD, BSN '68, RN, dean of the University of Akron College of Nursing and a 1968 alumna of the University of Maryland School of Nursing, will discuss “Looking at Diversity Through the Lens of Inclusive Excellence,” at the University of Maryland School of Nursing's15th Annual Black History Month Celebration, being held Monday, Feb. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the School of Nursing

State Approves Funding for Nurse Support Program

The Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission, the state agency charged with setting rates for Maryland Hospitals, in collaboration with the Maryland Higher Education Commission, has approved funding for a Nurse Support Program (NSP) in the amount $9.4 million a year over the next 10 years to support two initiatives to help alleviate Maryland's critical shortage of nurse faculty and bedside nurses.

Kara Haire Re-appointed to Wellmobile Advisory Board

Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., recently re-appointed Kara M. Haire to the Governor's Wellmobile Advisory Board for a three-year term, beginning Oct. 1, 2005. Haire will lend her expertise in marketing and communications in the role of media representative on the Board.

US Shortage of Nurses Expected to Hit One Million by 2015

The University of Maryland School of Nursing, which consistently ranks among the top 10 nursing schools in the nation, will host award winning journalist Suzanne Gordon for a lecture as part of their celebration of the opening of the School of Nursing's Center of Excellence in Occupational and Environmental Health and Justice. Gordon will be speaking about the tremendous national challenge involved in retaining and recruiting nurses.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Receives HRSA Grant for Clinical Research Management Master's Program

The University of Maryland School of Nursing recently received a three-year, $717,881 training grant, "The Clinical Research Nurse Management Program," from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

School of Nursing Board of Visitors Welcomes New Chair, Announces New Members

The University of Maryland School of Nursing has added three new members to its Board of Visitors. Dr. Eric R. Baugh, senior vice president for medical affairs and network management, CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield, and Kathryn McCullough, MS, '79, RN, senior vice president for patient care services, University of Maryland Medical Center, will serve three-year terms on the Board, from 2005 to 2008.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Accepting Students Displaced by Hurricane

The first student to take advantage of the University of Maryland School of Nursing's offer to admit students displaced by Hurricane Katrina began classes Tuesday, Sept. 13.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Sends Wellmobiles to Help Hurricane Victims

Stocked with medical supplies and other necessities, two University of Maryland School of Nursing Wellmobiles departed for the Gulf Coast last week to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Wellmobiles are part of the Governor's Wellmobile program, which is operated by the School of Nursing and staffed by registered nurses and nurse practitioners from the School.

Wellmobiles Head to Alabama to Help with Hurricane Relief

Two Wellmobiles from the University of Maryland School of Nursing's Governor's Wellmobile Program left for Montgomery, Ala., Wednesday, Sept. 7, where they will provide primary health care to victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Wellmobiles will report directly to the American Red Cross Headquarters in Montgomery, where they will stay for two weeks, serving approximately 7,000 displaced hurricane victims.

Media Advisory: School of Nursing Sending Wellmobiles to Help Hurricane Victims

Two Wellmobiles from the University of Maryland School of Nursing's Governor's Wellmobile Program will report to the American Red Cross Headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama to help victims of Hurricane Katrina for two weeks.

Funds Sought to Support Wellmobiles' Trip to Help Hurricane Victims

Connect Maryland, Inc., a non-profit organization aimed at helping improve the health, education and leadership skills of Maryland youth, is calling for donations to support costs associated with sending two Wellmobiles to Montgomery, Ala., to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.

University of Maryland School of Nursing to Partner With Shady Grove Adventist Hospital In New Program to Help Alleviate Nurse Faculty Shortage

In 2003, nearly 2,000 qualified applicants were denied admission to associate degree and baccalaureate nursing programs in Maryland, due primarily to lack of faculty.

Frederick Resident Receives First Scigliano Scholarship

Frederick resident Jamie Boswell was recently named the first recipient of the newly created Alice Catharine Horine Scigliano Nursing Scholarship from the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

Army Nurse Corps Chief to Speak at School of Nursing Convocation

Major General Gale Susan Pollock, the 22nd Chief of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, will deliver the Convocation address at the University of Maryland School of Nursing's graduation ceremony, being held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 20, at the Lyric Opera House.

Four Awarded Emeritus Status at the University of Maryland School of Nursing

The University of Maryland School of Nursing recently conferred Emeritus status upon a former dean and three former faculty members.

New Project To Spotlight Nurse Experimental Heroes

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Wozenski Named One of Maryland's Top 100 Women

Susan M. Wozenski, JD, MPH, vice chair and assistant professor, Department of Family and Community Health, University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been named as one of Maryland's Top 100 Women for 2005.

Four New Members Join School of Nursing Board of Visitors

Members of the Board of Visitors come from the ranks of corporate and community leadership, and from committed alumni and friends of the School. These distinguished members actively participate by lending their skills and expertise to the areas of fundraising, public relations, advocacy and education.

Foundations Pledge Support For Healthy Hospital Grant

The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation, the Aaron and Lillie Straus Foundation and the Clayton Baker Trust recently pledged a total of $400,000 to support the “Maryland Initiative: Hospitals for a Healthy Environment,” a grant to develop and implement a statewide initiative to decrease environmental health risks associated with health care delivery in Maryland.

University of Maryland School of Nursing to Participate In Global Web-based Learning Initiative

The University of Maryland School of Nursing is one of 10 academic institutions collaborating to develop a digital storehouse of e-learning materials and a wide range of educational products and services for use in nursing education worldwide.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Program to Benefit From Federal Grant

The Institute for Nurse Educators, a new initiative at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, will benefit from funding in the recently approved FY05 Federal Omnibus Appropriations Bill.

Congressional Staff to be Briefed on Nurse Faculty Shortage

The Americans for Nursing Shortage Relief Alliance, an alliance comprised of over 50 nursing organizations, in cooperation with Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), will brief U.S. Congressional staff members on the nation's growing nurse faculty shortage at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 902 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

New Honors Program Established at the University of Maryland School of Nursing

The University of Maryland School of Nursing launched a new honors program this fall to recruit outstanding students and prepare them for leadership roles in clinical, research and academic settings.

University of Maryland School of Nursing to Offer Master's Degree In Clinical Research Management

A new Master of Science (M.S.) program in Clinical Research Management will debut this fall at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. The program was developed in response to the increasing demand for nurse leaders who are able to manage clinical research studies in collaboration with principal investigators.

University of Maryland School of Nursing to Launch Institute For Nurse Educators

The University of Maryland School of Nursing is launching an Institute for Nurse Educators this fall to address the critical and growing shortage of nursing faculty in Maryland and across the nation.

Three New Members Join School of Nursing Board of Visitors

The University of Maryland School of Nursing recently added three new members to its Board of Visitors. The new members, who will serve three-year terms from 2004-2007

University of Maryland School of Nursing Announces First Center For Research Excellence

Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN, dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing, recently announced the establishment of the School of Nursing's first Center for Research Excellence, The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health and Justice.

University of Maryland School of Nursing to Offer Nurse Anesthesia Master's Degree

The University of Maryland School of Nursing recently received accreditation for a new nurse anesthesia master's program, and will begin classes this fall. Nurse anesthetists are advanced practice nurses who administer anesthesia to patients for both major and minor procedures.

Sarah Callanan Appointed to Governor's Wellmobile Advisory Board

Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., recently appointed Sarah Callanan to the Governor's Wellmobile Advisory Board, where she will lend her expertise in family health care. The Wellmobile Board assists the University of Maryland School of Nursing in overseeing and raising funds for the Governor's Wellmobile Program.

School of Nursing Dean Selected As Maryland's Liaison to National Committee

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (AACN) Government Affairs Committee (GAC) recently named Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN, dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing, as Maryland's liaison to its new State Grassroots Liaison Program.

Maryland Nursing School Leaders Present Award to Senator Barbara Mikulski On Behalf of AACN

During their annual spring meeting held in Washington, D.C., the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) honored Senator Barbara Mikulski for her outstanding leadership and dedicated service on behalf of nursing education. Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN, dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing and seven other Maryland nursing school leaders presented the award to Sen. Mikulski on behalf of the AACN.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Dean Named As One of Maryland's Top 100 Women

Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN, dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been named as one of Maryland's Top 100 Women for 2004. The annual award program, established by The Daily Record in 1996, recognizes 100 of Maryland's leading women who are making an impact on the state. The award was created to recognize the outstanding achievements of professional women who reside or work in Maryland.

School of Nursing Alumna to Be Inducted Into Maryland Woman's Hall of Fame

Esther E. McCready, DIN '53, the first African-American to gain admittance to the University of Maryland School of Nursing, will be inducted into the 2004 Maryland Women's Hall of Fame at a special ceremony on March 23 in Annapolis. Four other Maryland women will also be honored.

Leading Oncology Researcher to Join University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty

Deborah B. McGuire, PhD, RN, FAAN, an internationally respected oncology researcher, will join the University of Maryland School of Nursing faculty in January 2004 as a professor in the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health.

School of Nursing Researcher Receives $3m Grant to Study Restorative Care Programs In Long-term Care Facilities

The University of Maryland School of Nursing recently announced that Barbara Resnick, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAAN, Associate Professor, Department of Adult Health Nursing, has been awarded a $3,147,694 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services, to support her five-year study, Testing a Restorative Care Nursing Program.

Two New Associate Deans Join Faculty Ranks at University of Maryland School of Nursing

Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN, dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing, recently announced the appointments of two new associate deans. Barbara G. Covington, PhD, RN, has been appointed associate dean for information and learning technologies and associate professor in the Department of Organizational Systems/Adult Health (OSAH), and Barbara Smith, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been appointed associate dean for research and professor, OSAH.

Oros Named Chairman of School of Nursing Board of Visitors

The University of Maryland School of Nursing announced today that David Oros, chairman and chief executive officer of Aether Systems, Inc., a global leader in wireless business solutions, has been named chairman of its Board of Visitors "I am honored to accept the role as chairman," said Oros.

State Senator Richard F. Colburn Appointed to Governor's Wellmobile Advisory Board

The Honorable Thomas V. "Mike" Miller, Jr., President of the Maryland Senate, recently appointed Sen. Richard F. Colburn to the Governor's Wellmobile Advisory Board - the only senatorial appointment on the nine-member Board. The purpose of the Advisory Board, which meets four times a year, is to assist the University of Maryland School of Nursing in overseeing and raising funds for the Governor's Wellmobile Program.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Ranked In Nation's Top Ten For Fifth Consecutive Time

The University of Maryland School of Nursing remained in the nation's top 10 graduate schools for the fifth consecutive time when U.S.News & World Report announced their rankings today. In addition, four of the School of Nursing's master's specialty programs received top 10 status.

University of Maryland School of Nursing to Host 13th Annual Informatics Conference, July 16-19

The University of Maryland School of Nursing will host its 13th annual informatics conference, Informatics 2003, July 16-19, at the School of Nursing, 655 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore. The conference is designed for informatics nurse specialists, as well as nurse managers and executives, nursing information systems managers, informatics educators, nurses who frequently interface with information systems departments, and other interested health care providers.

Two New Members Join School of Nursing Board

The University of Maryland School of Nursing has named two new members to its Board of Visitors: David Oros, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Aether Systems, Inc., and Jan C. Rivitz, Executive Director, Aaron and Lillie Straus Foundation. They will serve three-year terms from 2003-2006.

Company Donates $2 Million In Equipment to School of Nursing

The University of Maryland School of Nursing recently received a $2 million donation, consisting of laboratory equipment, from Edward Lifesciences, a global leader in products and technologies to treat advanced cardiovascular disease and the premier company producing heart valves worldwide.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Awarded Grant to Enhance Nurse-midwifery Specialty

The University of Maryland School of Nursing recently received a three-year, $774,651 grant from the Division of Nursing, Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to enhance and expand its nurse-midwifery education program.

Federally Funded Plan for Improving Health Professionals' Responses to Substance Use Disorders Released

A major new interdisciplinary initiative to arm this country's health professionals to identify substance use disorders was made public at the National Press Club on September 19.

Two New Researchers Join Faculty at the University of Maryland School of Nursing

The University of Maryland School of Nursing has announced the appointment of two new faculty researchers, further advancing the School's research initiative.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Developing Pilot Program For State Child Care Providers

As part of the national Healthy Child Care America campaign, the Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR) has awarded a $386,719 contract to the University of Maryland School of Nursing to fund a pilot program for the development and implementation of a statewide system of health care consultation and training for child care providers.

National Leader Named Nursing Dean

Nationally recognized academic leader Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been appointed by President David J. Ramsay, DM, DPhil, as dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

University of Maryland School of Nursing to Host 12th Annual Informatics Conference July 24-27

Transforming health care will be the focus of the University of Maryland School of Nursing's 12th Annual Summer Institute in Nursing Informtics July 24-27 at the School of Nursing, 655 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Inaugurates Newest Wellmobile

Assisted by Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and legislative leaders of Maryland, the University of Maryland School of Nursing cut the ribbon today on the latest addition to its fleet of Governor's Wellmobiles.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Researchers to Study Healthcare Worker Safety

The University of Maryland School of Nursing has received grants totaling more than $3.6 million to study health care worker safety.

Grant Awards Expand Environmental Research and Education at the University of Maryland School of Nursing

Two new grants totaling $865,973 will help advance environmental research and education at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. A $430,463 grant from the U.S. Health Resource Services Administration, Division of Nursing, will fund the expansion of the School of Nursing's existing master's degree program in community/public health.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Hosting Open House at Waldorf Center

The University of Maryland School of Nursing will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Waldorf Center for Higher Education, 3261 Old Washington Road, Waldorf.

Annual Reunion Slated For October 27 at University of Maryland School of Nursing

The University of Maryland School of Nursing Alumni Association will hold its 2001 Reunion Celebration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the School of Nursing Building, 655 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore.

Mamsi Contributes $25,000 to Governor's Wellmobile Program

Mid Atlantic Medical Services, Inc. (MAMSI) recently contributed $25,000 to the Governor's Wellmobile Program in support of a new Wellmobile that will serve Western Maryland. The Wellmobile Program, operated by the University of Maryland School of Nursing since 1994, currently provides primary health care and health education services to more than 7,000 underserved Marylanders per year in the Baltimore metropolitan area and on the Eastern Shore.

Heller To Assume New Leadership Role at the University of Maryland Baltimore

After more than a decade of leadership at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, Barbara R. Heller, EdD, RN, FAAN, Dean of the School of Nursing has announced her resignation, effective June 28, 2002.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Hosting Open House at Waldorf Center

The University of Maryland School of Nursing will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Waldorf Center for Higher Education, 3261 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. The event is designed to acquaint persons interested in a nursing career with the many options available at the Waldorf Center.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Sees 37% Increase in Student Applications During National Nursing Shortage

The University of Maryland School of Nursing has reported a 37 percent increase in undergraduate applications for Fall 2001 admissions. The increase is significant in light of the severe national and statewide nursing shortage and statistics that indicate fewer students are choosing nursing as a career.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Sees 37% Increase in Student Applications During National Nursing Shortage

The University of Maryland School of Nursing has reported a 37 percent increase in undergraduate applications for Fall 2001 admissions. The increase is significant in light of the severe national and statewide nursing shortage and statistics that indicate fewer students are choosing nursing as a career.

University of Maryland School of Nursing and Sinai Hospital Partner to Address Nursing Shortage

The University of Maryland School of Nursing recently announced a joint venture with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore aimed at addressing the nursing shortage in Maryland. The University of Maryland-Sinai Nurse Scholars Program offers financial assistance of up to $5,000 to top School of Nursing students, as well as specialized learning experiences in clinical focus areas. Upon graduation, students will have employment opportunities at Sinai Hospital.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Places Two Among Maryland's Top 100 Women

Barbara R. Heller, EdD, RN, FAAN, Dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing and Vice Chair of the Statewide Commission on the Crisis in Nursing, and Patricia G. Morton, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, Professor of Adult Health Nursing and Senior Specialist for Master's Education, are among the top 100 women in the state, according to the Maryland Daily Record, a legal and business newspaper based in Baltimore.

Seven from University of Maryland School of Nursing Elected Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing

The University of Maryland School of Nursing is pleased to announce the induction of four faculty, two alumnae and one doctoral student into the American Academy of Nursing at ceremonies held recently in San Diego.

Abell Foundation Grant Funds Planning of Pre-Nursing Academy

The University of Maryland School of Nursing has announced the receipt of a grant from the Abell Foundation, which will fund the planning of a pre-nursing academy and the development of innovative strategies to address the critical shortage of nurses in Maryland.

Gilden Advertising Donates $1.2 Million to the University of Maryland School of Nursing

Gilden Advertising, one of Baltimore's fastest growing high-technology advertising, design and public relations firms, has donated $1.2 million in cash, services and in-kind gifts to the University of Maryland School of Nursing to recruit more students into nursing during a critical nursing shortage.

School of Nursing Researcher Receives $1.1 Million from NINR to Study Sleep in Premature Infants

The University of Maryland School of Nursing recently announced that Susan M. Ludington, PhD, RN, CNM, FAAN, professor, has received $1.1 million in funding from the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) to support her three-year study on Pre-Term Skin Contact Effects on Electrophysiologic Sleep.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Students Provide Health Care to Western Maryland Elderly

The University of Maryland School of Nursing, as well as the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine and Social Work, have partnered with the Western Maryland Area Health Education Center (WMAHEC) and the Western Maryland Health System (WMHS) to provide health care to elderly residents of Allegany County, many of whom are underinsured and unserved.

Dr. Sandra W. McLeskey Joins Faculty at University of Maryland School of Nursing

The University of Maryland School of Nursing has announced the appointment of Sandra W. McLeskey, PhD, RN, as a Senior Researcher and Associate Professor in the Department of Adult Health Nursing. A respected researcher, scholar and speaker, Dr. McLeskey comes to the School with extensive experience in teaching medical, graduate and nursing students.

Bank of America Foundation Awards $100,000 Gift to University of Maryland School of Nursing for City School-Based Health Centers

Bank of America today announced a $100,000 contribution to the University of Maryland School of Nursing to support its school-based health care program. The program will provide primary and mental health care services for more than 1,500 students at Kelson, Pinderhughes and Gilmor elementary schools, located in the Sandtown-Winchester community in West Baltimore.

University of Maryland School of Nursing Researcher Awarded $1.9 million grant to Improve Post- Hip Fracture Recovery of Elderly

The University of Maryland School of Nursing announced today that Barbara M. Resnick, PhD, RN, CRNP, an Assistant Professor, has been awarded a $1.9 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, for testing of her Exercise Plus Program Following Hip Surgery.

Hilda Mae Snoops Scholarship Fund Established at University of Maryland School of Nursing

The University of Maryland School of Nursing announced today the establishment of the Hilda Mae Snoops Memorial Scholarship Fund at the School. The fund has been endowed by Comptroller and former Governor William Donald Schaefer, in honor of Ms. Snoops, his long-time friend and companion, who passed away in June.

New Nurse Midwifery Program established at University of Maryland School of Nursing

Beginning in the Fall 1999, The School of Nursing introduced its new Master's degree specialty in Nurse Midwifery. Following its recent pre-accreditation from the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM), the School of Nursing becomes Maryland's only university offering such a program.

University of Maryland School of Nursing announces Joint Venture with The Johns Hopkins Hospital to Address Nursing Shortage

The University of Maryland School of Nursing announced today a new joint venture with The Johns Hopkins Hospital aimed at addressing the nursing shortage in Maryland. The Hopkins Nurse Scholar Program offers financial aid of up to $5,000 to University of Maryland School of Nursing students, as well as specialized clinical learning experiences.

University of Maryland School of Nursing creates "Gateway" to Strengthen Urban Communities

he University of Maryland School of Nursing announced today the creation of its new interdisciplinary Center for Community Partnerships for Children and Families. The Center, to be directed by Linda S. Thompson, DrPH, RN, former Special Secretary, Governor's Office for Children, Youth and Families, is designed as a "gateway" for communities to have access to the resources of a major university.

University of Maryland School of Nursing creates "Gateway" to Strengthen Urban Communities

The University of Maryland School of Nursing announced today the creation of its new interdisciplinary Center for Community Partnerships for Children and Families. The Center, to be directed by Linda S. Thompson, DrPH, RN, former Special Secretary, Governor's Office for Children, Youth and Families, is designed as a "gateway" for communities to have access to the resources of a major university.