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Three University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Members Named to List of Top College Professors in Maryland

April 30, 2013

Baltimore, Md. – Three University of Maryland School of Nursing faculty members, including School of Nursing Dean Jane M. Kirschling,  PhD, RN, FAAN, have been named to’s list of Top 18 Medical and Nursing Professors in Maryland.  In addition to Kirschling, Susan Dorsey, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate professor and associate dean for research, and Vanessa Fahie, PhD, RN, assistant professor, were named to The Top 18 list., in conjunction with partner website, honors post-secondary educators who have been recently recognized for excellence in the classroom, on campus, and in the community. The awards committee consists of a former kindergarten through post-secondary educator, an education and writing instructor, and an instructor who holds a doctorate in English.

Each year, editorial and executive teams at identify 20-25 professors in Maryland who have excelled in specific disciplines and have recently been published and received awards or recognitions.  In addition to’s Top 18 Medical and Nursing Professors in Maryland, the list honors Maryland’s Top 25 Education Professors, Top 20 Psychology Professors, and Top 25 Women Professors.    

“It is very humbling to be considered one of Maryland’s top professors and I am pleased to be sharing this recognition with two other colleagues,” Kirschling said. “This honor continues to validate our world-class faculty who provide our students with a top-notch education.” is a non-profit organization that builds free, open source tools with the goal of increasing accessibility to education and information through the use of new technologies. strives to provide Maryland citizens with information about alternative post-secondary educational options, as well as information and advice regarding career choices in the state.

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The University of Maryland School of Nursing, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest and largestnursing schools, and is ranked eleventh nationally. Enrolling nearly 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.