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September 13, 2005

Contact: Patricia Adams

University of Maryland School of Nursing Accepting Students Displaced by Hurricane

First student to take advantage of offer arrives at School of Nursing

Baltimore, Md. – 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. Angelle McConduit, a traditional bachelor of science in nursing student, who was displaced from Charity School of Nursing in New Orleans, arrived in Baltimore full of excitement about the opportunity to resume her nursing education.

“I am glad to be here, and I am honored to be accepted at one of the nation's top 10 schools of nursing,” says McConduit. “The School has accepted me, the City of Baltimore has accepted me and everyone has been so wonderful to me.” McConduit had to leave her family, including her husband and three-year-old daughter, in Baton Rouge. Once she finds housing in Baltimore, they will join her while she continues her education.

“We will consider admitting displaced students to our program or provide them with assistance in locating local colleges or universities if they need to complete general education pre-requisites,” says Mary Etta Mills, ScD, RN, FAAN, associate dean for academic affairs.

“We are committed to helping nursing students complete their professional studies at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels, and we look forward to facilitating their progress,” says Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN, dean of the School of Nursing.

For information about the School's admission for displaced students, call the School's Office of Admissions, 410-706-0501, or e-mail pmitchel@son.umaryland.edu.

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