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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.

Learn More About the DNP Program by Watching New Informational Videos

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

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.

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

Thomas will continue to work with faculty and students.