Media Advisory: School of Nursing Celebrates Expansion of Undergraduate Program at the Universities at Shady Grove
October 23, 2008
Governor O'Malley to Speak at Event
In response to the increasing demand for highly skilled nurses in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region, the University of Maryland School of Nursing expanded its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) in Rockville this fall. To celebrate, the School of Nursing and USG are co-hosting a special event, where Gov. Martin O'Malley, University System of Maryland Chancellor William Kirwan, Sen. Robert Garagiola (Dist. 15), and others are scheduled to speak.
The School of Nursing has experienced steady growth in enrollment at USG since it started offering courses at that location in 2000. Realizing the need to alleviate the state's shortage of nurses and nursing faculty, Governor O'Malley allocated $3.4 million for the School of Nursing in the 2009 budget, which is being used primarily to increase undergraduate student enrollment at USG.
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008 – 5 to 6:30 p.m. (Program begins at 5:30 p.m.)
Universities at Shady Grove
Camille Kendall Academic Center
9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
Patricia Adams – 410-706-4115(w); 410-458-9332(c)
Joe Bucci – 301-738-6345