Chakravarthy Named Interim Specialty Director in University of Maryland School of Nursing's DNP Program
November 15, 2016
Chakravarthy directs development, implementation, and evaluation of graduate-level courses for specialty.
Baltimore, Md. – Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), recently named Ameera Chakravarthy, MS, BSN ’02, CRNP, clinical instructor, the interim specialty director for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program’s Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Clinical Nurse Specialist specialty in the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health. Chakravarthy has been on the faculty since 2011.
In her new role, Chakravarthy directs the development, implementation, and evaluation of graduate-level didactic and clinical courses related to the specialty; recruits, advises, teaches, and mentors students; and fosters faculty professional development. Chakravarthy also collaborates with colleagues in nursing and from other disciplines; makes scholarly contributions to nursing science; and maintains a faculty practice in the University of Maryland Medical System’s surgical intermediate care unit.
“Ameera brings a wealth of solid advanced practice experience to the role of specialty director, including familiarity and engagement with the courses and clinical opportunities for student learning,” said Kathleen Michael, PhD, RN, CRRN, associate professor and chair of the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health. “Her strong communication, teamwork, and planning skills will be especially valuable in overseeing the specialty and assuring the success of the team.”
Chakravarthy, who is pursuing a PhD at UMSON, earned a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UMSON.
“I am honored to serve as interim specialty director for the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Clinical Nurse Specialist Doctor of Nursing Practice specialty,” Chakravarthy said. “I plan to continue supporting our faculty team as they employ innovative teaching strategies to develop the next generation of practice experts. I hope to be instrumental in the rigorous academic and outstanding clinical work of our students, faculty, and graduates while simultaneously managing the care of acutely ill patients locally, nationally, and abroad.”
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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 nation and is ranked among the top 10 nursing schools in the United States. Enrolling more than 1,800 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.