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School of Nursing Awarded New Nurse Faculty Fellowships

November 11, 2014

Awards given to new faculty members to offset educational and professional costs.

Baltimore, Md. – Twelve University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) faculty members have received the New Nurse Faculty Fellowship Award for FY ’15-‘17, a grant funded through the Nurse Support II Program (NSPII). NSPII is a statewide initiative designed to grow the number of nurses prepared to effectively function in a faculty role.

UMSON Assistant Professors Lori Edwards, PhD, MPH, BSN ’80, RN, PHCNS-BC; Maranda Jackson-Parkin, PhD ‘13, MS ’06, RN, CCRN, CRNP-BC; and Gina Rowe, PhD ‘13, DNP ‘10, MPH, FNP-BC, PHCNS-BC, CNE; and Clinical Instructors Beth Barrows, MS ‘13, BSN ’05, RN; Mary Burr, MS ‘02, CPNP; Ann Felauer, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC/PC; Lori Mooney, MS ‘09, BSN ‘05 RN, PMHNP-BC, CRNP-PMH; Linda Murray, MS ‘84, CPNP; Karin Russ, MS ‘09, BSN ‘89 RN; Kate Scott MPH, RN; Celeste Seger, MS ‘13, BSN ’10, RN; and Nicole Smith, MS ‘14, RN, were all recipients of the award. These fellowships will assist Maryland nursing programs in recruiting and retaining new nursing faculty to produce nursing graduates to staff Maryland hospitals.

"We are extremely pleased to see so many of our faculty members receive such generous financial support through the Fellowship Program," said UMSON Dean Jane Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN.  "This statewide initiative helps the School of Nursing attract and retain talented faculty, which in turn improves our capacity to produce a strong nursing workforce."

State institutions with nursing degree programs are eligible to nominate an unlimited amount of newly-hired, full-time, tenured or tenure-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 for the remaining two years. Funds can be used to supplement a fellow’s salary, graduate education expenses, and professional development and associated dues.

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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 1,700 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.