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Five UMSON Faculty Members Among Inaugural Recipients of Academic Nurse Educator Certification Awards

August 14, 2019

Faculty awarded funds for completing or renewing their Certified Nurse Educator credential.

Baltimore, Md. – Five University of Maryland School of Nursing faculty members are among the inaugural 57 recipients of the Academic Nurse Educator Certification (ANEC) Award granted by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) through the Nurse Support Program (NSP) II.

The faculty were each awarded the maximum amount of $5,000 for achieving or maintaining their National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) credential during the academic years spanning 2017-19. The faculty are:

  • Hannah Buc, MSN, RN, CNE, clinical instructor, recognized for initial receipt of the CNE credential
  • Kathleen M. Martin, DNP, RN, CNE, assistant professor, recognized for recertification of the CNE credential
  • Gina C. Rowe, PhD, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, PHCNS-BC, CNE, assistant professor, recognized for recertification of the CNE credential
  • Mary Pat Ulicny, MS, MHA, RN, CNE, CHSE, director of simulation at the Universities at Shady Grove, recognized for recertification of the CNE credential
  • Janet Armstead Wulf, DNP, RN, CNL, CHPN, CNE, assistant professor, recognized for initial receipt of the CNE credential

The CNE credential establishes nursing education as a specialty area of practice and creates a means for faculty to demonstrate their expertise in this role. It communicates to students, peers, and the academic and health care communities that the highest standards of excellence are being met. By becoming credentialed as a CNE, faculty serve as leaders and role models.

Developed by NSP II, which is funded by the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission and administered by MHEC, at the request and with the guidance of the Maryland Council of Deans and Directors of Nursing Programs, the new ANEC award program recognizes professionalism in support of ongoing faculty development requirements necessary to maintain the CNE credential. The awards are intended to assist Maryland nursing programs in recruiting and retaining nursing faculty to produce the additional nursing graduates required by Maryland’s hospitals and health systems.

The award funds may be used to supplement the awardee’s salary; to pay for activities for professional development, including conference fees and travel and expenses for speaking engagements; to pay professional dues, CNE examination fees, and continuing education expenses; or to assist with graduate education expenses, such as loan repayment.

(Left to right) Buc, Martin, Rowe, Ulicny, and Armstead Wulf.

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The University of Maryland School of Nursing, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest and largest nursing schools in the nation and is ranked among the top nursing schools nationwide. Enrolling nearly 2,000 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.