Baltimore, Md. – 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.
Hoffman officially took over the reins as MNA’s president at its annual conference earlier this month. As president, Hoffman will be working with the Association’s board of directors and district presidents on nursing policy and legislation and recruiting people to serve on committees.
“I am humbled and honored to be serving registered nurses across the state as president of the Maryland Nurses Association. I am grateful for the support I have received from its membership and leadership over the years,” Hoffman said. “I am looking forward to working with the board of directors, district presidents and committees to advocate for nurses across the state on legislative issues relevant to nurses, and increasing membership and participation in the Association.”
MNA has advocated for policy supporting the highest quality health care in the State of Maryland since 1903. It promotes excellence in nursing by fostering a culture of camaraderie, mentoring, diversity, and respect for fellow colleagues through programs and educational development for continued career and personal growth.
“We are extremely proud that Dr. Hoffman has assumed this important leadership role for Maryland nurses and we are confident she will excel in this position,” said UMSON Dean Jane Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN.
Hoffman’s presidency concludes in October 2015, at which time she will serve as the Association’s immediate past-president through October 2016.
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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.