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University of Maryland School of Nursing Dean Selected to Leadership Maryland's Class of 2015

March 3, 2015

Leadership Maryland is a professional development program for the state’s brightest leaders.

Baltimore, Md. – Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been selected to Leadership Maryland’s Class of 2015. Kirschling is one of 50 Maryland leaders who were chosen to participate.

Leadership Maryland is a professional development program dedicated to building a stronger Maryland by educating, cultivating, and connecting the state’s brightest leaders. It is an eight-month, hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital social, economic, and environmental issues.

“The selection process for the Class of 2015 was very competitive, as we had an extraordinary pool of diverse and experienced applicants to choose from,” said Renée M. Winsky, president and chief executive officer, Leadership Maryland. “The 50 participants selected represent a broad spectrum of highly qualified executives from across the state, and we are confident that their Leadership Maryland experience will help them to play an even greater role in our unified effort to shape the future of our state.”

Highlights of the program include a two-day opening retreat in April, and five, two-day intense sessions focusing on Maryland’s economic development, education, health and human services, criminal justice, environment, and multi-culturalism/diversity. There will be a closing retreat in November and a graduation ceremony in December. More than 100 leaders representing the business, government, education, and non-profit communities will serve as panelists and guest speakers.

“It is an honor to have been selected to Leadership Maryland’s Class of 2015. This experience will provide exposure to the social, environmental, and economic complexities of the state, while exploring real solutions for our communities with some of Maryland’s top decision makers,” Kirschling said. “I am also looking forward to the interprofessional opportunity the Program will provide, as members of this class represent a diversity of professions from across the state.” 

Leadership Maryland is open to senior-level executives with significant achievements in their careers and/or their communities. Members of the program have demonstrated a desire to learn more about Maryland’s most critical issues and have a personal commitment to promoting a positive change in their organizations, communities, and the state.

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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 1,600 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.