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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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Informatics Enabling Patient-Centered Care Across the Continuum
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.
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 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.
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.
Applications now available for President's Fellows.
The University of Maryland School of Nursing is seeking a 10-year accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
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.
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.
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.
New initiative should increase number of BSN-prepared nurses.
Grant aims to improve first-time pass rate of National Council Licensure Exam for ESL students.
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.
Recipients are dedicated to developing the educational and professional goals of their students.
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.
The University of Maryland School of Nursing from its founding in 1889 to 2012.
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.
Researchers seeking to improve cardiac arrest outcomes in the U.S.
Fellowship aims to produce future leaders in medical informatics research.
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.
Fellows have demonstrated major contributions to clinical practice, research, education, or policy.
University of Maryland School of Nursing Dean Emeritus Nan Hechenberger, PhD, RN, died Thursday, March 6.
Fellows have devoted their work to improving occupational and environmental health.
Award given to individual whose research has enhanced practice of nursing in Southern region.
Textbook awarded first place for Information Technology/Informatics.
Videos feature an alumna, current student, and faculty members.
Recipients will receive a $30,000 grant to assist with educational and professional expenses.
Thomas will continue to work with faculty and students.