Pandemic Lessons Learned, UMSON Forges Forward

May 5, 2021

Breaking ground for a new way forward.

That was the theme of the 2021 State of the University of Maryland School of Nursing, encapsulating “our exceptional efforts as a School and as a team during this pandemic,” said Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Bill and Joanne Conway Dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing, during the pre-recorded address.

“This is the first time we have held a virtual State of the School, but given the past 13 months, this is not the first virtual event for any of us,” Kirschling said.

During the address, she focused on all that the School has accomplished and what its faculty, staff, and students have learned during the past year, then commented on how the School can harness this to shape its path forward. The 2020 State of the School address was canceled in spring 2020 at the height of the pandemic.

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