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Maryland recently became the 21st state to pass legislation that allows nurse practitioners to work independently of physicians. Read more »
Georgetown professor chosen as president of International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses
Edilma L. Yearwood, associate professor of nursing at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., recently was voted president-elect of the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses. Read more »
UMSON receives 10-year accreditation from CCNE for nursing programs
The University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore has been granted a 10-year accreditation for its baccalaureate, master's, DNP and post-graduate advanced practice registered nurse certificate programs. Read more »
UMSON partners with Montgomery College, College of Southern Maryland on dual admission nursing programs
The University of Maryland School of Nursing has entered into separate agreements with Montgomery College and the University of Southern Maryland on dual admission BSN programs. Read more »
Carroll Hospital names critical care RN its 2015 Nurse of the Year
Critical care unit nurse Lance Wetzel, RN, was recently named the 2015 Nurse of the Year at Carroll Hospital in Westminster, Md. Read more »
Two Maryland hospitals achieve NICHE Exemplar status
Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore and Medstar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney, Md., were among 31 hospitals nationwide that recently achieved NICHE Exemplar status. Read more »
UMSON instructor chosen for HRSA's Nurse Faculty Loan Program
Mary Pat Ulicny, RN, clinical simulation lab director for the University of Maryland's BSN program at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md., has been selected to receive PhD funding from a federal loan program designed to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty in the classroom. Read more »
UMSON receives gift of $5.2 million to fund scholarships for 157 new students
A $5.24-million gift from William and Joanne Conway, through their Bedford Falls Foundation, will enable the University of Maryland School of Nursing to expand enrollment in its traditional BSN program and expand RN-to-BSN opportunities. Read more »
Johns Hopkins, UMSON rank in Top 10 on U.S. News Best Graduate Nursing Schools list
The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing ranked tied for second and the University of Maryland School of Nursing ranked tied for sixth in U.S. News and World Report's 2016 rankings of Best Nursing Schools. Read more »
Children's National selects Maryland nurse as its Employee of the Year
Courtney Jones, RN, of Hyattsville, Md., has been named Employee of the Year by the Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C. Read more »
College of Southern Maryland, UMSON reach agreement on dual admission BSN
The College of Southern Maryland and the University of Maryland School of Nursing have reached an agreement that will allow CSM students pursuing an associate's degree in nursing to simulateously enroll in the BSN program at UMSON. Read more »


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