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Dobish and Trocky Named to Interim Positions at University of Maryland School of Nursing

October 13, 2015

‌‌‌Baltimore, Md. – Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), recently named Barbara Dobish, MSN, RN, assistant professor, as interim director of the RN-to-BSN option and Nina Trocky, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CCRA, assistant professor, as interim associate dean for the baccalaureate program.

“Dr. Trocky and Ms. Dobish are both well-respected members of the UMSON faculty and have made invaluable contributions to our nursing program,” Kirschling said. “Ms. Dobish has a deep understanding of the needs of the RN-to-BSN program and is a proven leader. Dr. Trocky has been instrumental in developing partnerships with local nursing programs and in helping to set UMSON’s entry-level curriculum. I am confident that both of them will continue to help advance the mission of the School.”

In her new role, Dobish oversees curriculum development, student progression, didactic instruction, and academic advising. Dobish, who has been on the faculty since 1991, will also be heavily involved in student recruitment, selection, and advisement.

“My goal is to step in and continue the work that has already been underway and to help move the program forward,” Dobish said. “I am excited to be working to expand the RN-to-BSN option, along with some of the new and exciting opportunities for enrollment into our program. I enjoy working with the students and am looking forward to helping them continue to thrive.”

Trocky, who most recently served as the director of the RN-to-BSN program, has been a faculty member since 2006. In her new role, Trocky stays abreast of and advises on a wide array of academic issues and policies impacting the baccalaureate program.

“I am proud to serve as interim associate dean of the baccalaureate program at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. I look forward to maintaining the academic rigor of our revised curriculum, supporting our faculty in teaching our diverse student body, and contributing to the broader educational experiences our future nurses,” Trocky said. “Our BSN graduates have become leaders within the health care system and I want to contribute to our program’s continued success.”

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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 sixth 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.