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UMSON professor inducted in International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame
Robin Newhouse, chairwoman of the department of organizational systems and adult health at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. Read more »
Medstar Washington named region's first certified comprehensive stroke center
Medstar Washington Hospital Center is the first hospital in Washington, DC., to be certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. Read more »
Carroll Hospital Center RN receives July DAISY Award
Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md., recently honored Michele Storks, RN, with its July Daisy Award. Read more »
Project Hope initiative to give ESL nursing students a boost
University of Maryland School of Nursing received an 18-month, $200,000 grant for a new initiative to help English-as-a-Second Language students improve their performance on the NCLEX. Read more »
Family & Nursing Foundation provides support to local nonprofits
Two local nonprofit organizations were awarded $30,000 in cash grants from the Family & Nursing Foundation of Siliver Spring, Md. Read more »
UMSON Shady Grove professor receives program director award
Rebecca Wiseman, RN, assistant professor for the University of Maryland School of Nursing program at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md., has been awarded the Kendall Service Award for Program Director of the Year. Read more »
Children's National medical unit receives Beacon Award from AACN
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recently awarded its Beacon Award for Excellence to the 7 East Medical Care Unit at Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C. Read more »
UM nursing professor selected to FAANP
Shannon Idzik, assistant professor of the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, has been selected to the 2014 Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Read more »
UMSON professor receives research grant from American Lung Association
The American Lung Association has awarded Valerie Rogers, RN, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, a research grant to investigate the causes of asthma and sleep apnea in children. Read more »
Two UM doctoral nursing students named Jonas Scholars
University of Maryland School of Nursing doctoral students Linda Murray and Valerie Dernetz has been selected into the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program. Read more »

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