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University of Maryland School of Nursing Names New Directors of Offices of Global Health and of Professional Education

August 18, 2020

Baltimore, Md. - The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) announces that Nancy Bolan, PhD, MPH, FNP, CNM, (left) assistant professor, has been named director of the Office of Global Health (OGH) and Lynn Marie Bullock, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, assistant professor, has been named director of the Office of Professional Education (OPE). 

Bolan came to UMSON, joining the Department of Partnerships, Professional Education, and Practice (PPEP), in December. In her new role as director of OGH, which she assumed in March, Bolan is responsible for expanding established relationships, programs, and partnerships and ensuring that OGH’s activities are aligned with UMSON’s strategic goals. OGH works to build nursing capacity, strengthen health systems, and improve global health by supporting the UMSON community and international collaborators as they conduct education, research, and practice.

Bolan came to UMSON from Geneva, Switzerland, where she worked with the World Health Organization as a policy and research consultant on newborn health and human resources for health. Over the past five years, she has been researching continuing education using mobile phones with health workers in sub-Saharan Africa and on strengthening health systems for improved maternal and newborn care.

Bullock joined UMSON, also as a member of PPEP, in March. As director of OPE, she will oversee the School’s professional education and continuing education offerings, including symposia, conferences, institutes, lectures, and online continuing education courses through edX. The office also offers interprofessional continuing education programs in collaboration with other University of Maryland, Baltimore schools and manages the Nurse Leadership Institute, a yearlong leadership development program for nurse educators and clinicians. UMSON is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

Bullock joined UMSON from Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where she was director of the Center for Nursing Excellence. Her expertise is in leading departmental and organizational initiatives in the areas of clinical practice, staff development, education, research, and quality measurement processes.

“We welcome with excitement Dr. Bolan and Dr. Bullock to the Department of Partnerships, Professional Education, and Practice,” said Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD ’11, MS ’05, BSN ’04, CRNP-Neonatal, FAAN, associate professor and chair, PPEP. “We look forward to their strategic and visionary contributions to the School of Nursing.”


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.