Six University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Members Awarded New Nurse Faculty Fellowships
November 13, 2018
Awards given to new faculty members to offset educational and professional development costs.
Baltimore, Md. – Six University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) faculty members have received $20,000 New Nurse Faculty Awards, funded through the Nurse Support Program II (NSP II), for Fiscal Years 2019-21.
The following faculty members received New Nurse Faculty Fellowship Awards:
Oluchi Ayichi, DNP ’17, MS ’11, BSN ’01, RN, CRNP, assistant professor
Kimberly Callender, DNP, CRNP, APRN-BC, assistant professor
Seon-Yoon Chung, PhD ’16, RN, assistant professor
Elizabeth Johnson, MSN, CPNP-PC, clinical instructor
Amanda Roesch, DNP, MPH, FNP-C, assistant professor
Doris Titus-Glover, PhD, MSN, RN, assistant professor
Maryland institutions with nursing degree programs are eligible to nominate newly hired, full-time, tenured or tenure-track, and clinical-track faculty members for the fellowship. The maximum amount of the three-year fellowship is $20,000. Recipients receive $10,000 during year one, and then $5,000 annually for the remaining two years. Funds can be used to supplement a fellow’s salary, to pay for graduate education expenses, and to cover professional development and associated costs.
NSP II, funded by the Health Services Cost Review Commission and administered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, is a statewide initiative designed to address the nurse shortage in Maryland by increasing the number of nurses prepared to serve as nursing faculty. Since 2013, UMSON has increased enrollment by 26 percent in its traditional BSN and RN-to-BSN programs in response to the Institute of Medicine’s 2010 report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which calls for increasing the proportion of nurses with a bachelor’s degree to 80 percent by 2020. Currently, approximately 55 percent of nurses nationwide are educated at the baccalaureate level. The report further called for doubling the number of nurses with a doctoral degree, and UMSON’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program has grown by nearly 500 percent since 2013.
Ayichi, in the Department of Family and Community Health (FCH), is a Family Nurse Practitioner with expertise in clinical care and nursing education; Callender, at UMSON at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), has expertise in emergency nursing, pediatrics, and case management; Chung, Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health, has expertise in adult health, simulation education, and culturally competent care; Johnson, FCH, is a pediatric nursing expert; Roesch, FCH, is an expert in community health, particularly as related to underserved populations, including adolescent, reproductive, and sexual health, and in caring for gender and sexual minorities; and Titus-Glover, UMSON at USG, has clinical expertise in pediatrics, maternal and child health, and community/public health as well as experience in clinical research.
“We are truly grateful for the generous support provided to our faculty members through the New Nursing Faculty Fellowship Program,” said UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN. “This initiative is instrumental in helping us to recruit and retain a diverse array of highly talented and dedicated individuals, who will help to ensure that were educating a nursing workforce fully prepared to meet the complex health care needs of Maryland’s residents, both now and in the future.”
(top row, left to right) Oluchi Ayichi, DNP ’17, MS ’11, BSN ’01, RN, CRNP, assistant professor; Kimberly Callender, DNP, CRNP, APRN-BC, assistant professor; Seon-Yoon Chung, PhD ’16, RN, assistant professor
(bottom row, left to right) Elizabeth Johnson, MSN, CPNP-PC, clinical instructor; Amanda Roesch, DNP, MPH, FNP-C, assistant professor; Doris Titus-Glover, PhD, MSN, RN, assistant professor
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The University of Maryland School of Nursing, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest and largest nursing schools in the United States and is in the top 10 nationally for all of its ranked master’s and DNP specialties. Enrolling nearly 1,900 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.