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For Immediate Release:
November 12, 2013

Contact: Kevin Nash

Resnick Named to Nursing Excellence Board

Board enhances and sustains competency of nurses caring for elderly patients.

Dr. ResnickBaltimore, Md. – 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.

Resnick will serve as the Board’s Director-at-Large.  In this role, she will help the Board facilitate the ongoing work of NHCGNE. The Board implements and sets the direction of NHCGNE’s strategic plan, formulates policy to be recommended to NHCGNE, approves the annual budget, and advises NHCGNE’s president on appointments to NHCGNE committees and task forces. Additionally, the Board promotes activities related to NHCGNE’s vision, mission, and goals.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the staff and leaders in the Hartford Centers of Nursing Excellence,” Resnick said. “It is an exciting time as we begin the new process of maintaining and disseminating the work that has been developed through the centers and other Hartford related projects.”

The NHCGNE seeks to enhance and sustain the capacity and competency of nurses to provide quality care to older adults through faculty development, advancing gerontological nursing science, facilitating adoption practices, fostering leadership and designing and shaping policy.

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The University of Maryland School of Nursing, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest and largest nursing schools, and is ranked eleventh nationally. Enrolling more than 1,700 students in its baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs, the School develops leaders who shape the profession of nursing and impact the health care environment.

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