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Nine University of Maryland School of Nursing Faculty Members Awarded New Nurse Faculty Fellowship Awards

October 19, 2017

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

Baltimore, Md. – Nine University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) faculty members have received $20,000 New Nurse Faculty Fellowship Awards, funded through the Nurse Support Program II (NSP II), for Fiscal Years 2018-20.

The following faculty members received New Nurse Faculty Fellowship Awards:

Ashley Brown, MS '16, RN, clinical instructor
Richard Paul Conley Jr., MS, CRNA, clinical instructor
Megan Doede, MS '13, RN,
clinical instructor
Joseph Haymore
, DNP '16, RN, ACNP-BC, assistant professor
Michelle Kirwan, MSN, RN, CRNP, clinical instructor
Kim Mooney-Doyle, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC,
assistant professor
Veronica Quattrini, DNP, MS '99, BSN '85, FNP-BC,
assistant professor
Hannah Tolley
, MS '16, RNC-OB, CNL, clinical instructor
Barbara Wise, PhD '99, MS '82, RN, CPNP-AC/PC,
assistant professor

Maryland institutions with nursing degree programs are eligible to nominate newly hired, full-time, tenured or tenure-track, and clinical-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 annually for the remaining two years. Funds can be used to supplement a fellow’s salary, to pay for graduate education expenses, and to cover professional development and associated costs.

NSP II, funded by the Health Services Cost Review Commission and administered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, is a statewide initiative designed to address the nurse shortage in Maryland by increasing the number of nurses prepared to serve as nursing faculty. Since 2013, UMSON has increased enrollment by 27 percent in its traditional BSN and RN-to-BSN programs in response to the Institute of Medicine’s 2010 report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which calls for increasing the proportion of nurses with a bachelor’s degree to 80 percent by 2020. Currently, approximately 53 percent of nurses nationwide are educated at the baccalaureate level. The report further called for doubling the number of nurses with a doctoral degree and UMSON’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program has grown by 431 percent since 2013.

Brown and Tolley, both from the Department of Partnerships, Professional Education, and Practice, are experts in simulation education; Conley, Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health (OSAH), is an expert in nurse anesthesia; Doede, Department Family and Community Health (FCH), is an expert in hospital-built environments; and Haymore, OSAH, is an expert in implementation science and neurocritical care. Additionally, Kirwan, OSAH, is an expert in adult health/critical care; Mooney-Doyle, FCH, is an expert in palliative care and pediatric oncology; Quattrini, FCH, is an expert in emergency medicine; and Wise, FCH, is an expert in pediatrics.

“We are truly grateful for the generous support provided to our faculty members through the Nurse Support Program II,” said UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN. “It is instrumental in helping us to recruit and retain highly talented and experienced individuals, who in turn make it possible for us to educate a nursing workforce that is well prepared to meet the increasingly complex health care needs of Maryland’s residents now and in the future.”

New Nurse Faculty Award Winners

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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. Enrolling more than 1,900 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.