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UM nursing professor selected to FAANP
Shannon Idzik, RN, CRNP, CCRN, DNP, MS, assistant professor and director of the doctor of nursing practice program at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, has been selected to the 2014 Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners program, according to a news release. Fellows are expected to promote national and global health through engaging recognized nurse practitioner leaders...READ MORE »
UMSON professor receives research grant from American Lung Association
Valerie E. Rogers, RN, PhD, CNRP, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, has been awarded a biomedical research grant from the American Lung Association. Biomedical research grants provide seed money to junior investigators researching lung disease and general lung biology. Rogers has been allotted $40,000 for the 2015 fiscal year, with a possible second year of funding,...READ MORE »
Two UM doctoral nursing students named Jonas Scholars
Two doctoral candidates from the University of Maryland School of Nursing have been selected into the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program. UMSON faculty member and DNP student Linda Murray, CRNP-Ped, MS, clinical instructor, and Valerie Dernetz, RN, MA, BSN, a second-year PhD student, have been named Jonas Scholars. Supported by the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, the program aims to increase the...READ MORE »
Carroll DAISY award given to long-time nurse
Elizabeth Long, RN, received Carroll Hospital Center's June DAISY Award. A nurse at the center for almost 23 years, Long was honored for her care that ensured a patient received the prompt treatment she needed at home. "Beth is an outstanding nurse who always puts the needs of her patients first," Stephanie Reid, RN, BSN, MBA, vice president of quality and CNO at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md., said in...READ MORE »
Oak Crest retirement community names director of nursing
Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community in Parkville, Md., has promoted Pam Spry, RN, BSN, to be its director of nursing, according to a news release. Spry has worked for Oak Crest for nine years, previously serving as quality assurance/quality improvement nurse in the continuing care area. As director of nursing, Spry will focus on providing person-centered healthcare and fostering a culture of...READ MORE »
UM School of Nursing receives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant
For the sixth time, the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore has been selected as a grant recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program, according to a news release. UMSON is one of 52 schools of nursing that will comprise the final cohort of the program. Ten $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to UMSON for the 2014-2015 academic year for newly-admitted...READ MORE »
Meet the 2014 DC/Maryland/Virginia GEM winners
Nurse.com prides itself in recognizing the accomplishments of nurses of excellence at its GEM (Giving Excellence Meaning) award programs. Held in various cities throughout the United States, these celebrations honor exceptional nurses from all specialties and practice settings, and each culminates in the naming of six regional winners in six different categories. The regional winners move on to compete in the GEM...READ MORE »
Suburban Hospital receives nursing certification advocacy award
The American Board of Nursing Specialties awards and recognition committee has selected Suburban Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine in Bethesda, Md., as the recipient of the 2014 Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy, according to a news release. "The nursing leadership at Suburban implemented creative programs to encourage and recognize specialty nursing certification throughout the hospital," Cynthia Nowicki...READ MORE »
UM nursing professor elected president of NAPNAP
Catherine Haut, RN, DNP, CRNP, PNP, assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, has been elected president of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Haut, who begins her term as president-elect on July 1, is the fourth member of NAPNAP's Maryland chapter to be appointed national president, according to a news release. As president-elect, Haut will be working...READ MORE »
Carroll Hospital Center names 2014 Nurse of the Year
Hue Taylor, RN, was named Carroll Hospital Center's 2014 Nurse of the Year during the hospital's annual Best of the Best Awards Banquet on May 12 at St. John's Portico in Westminster, Md. A member of the Carroll Hospital Center staff for close to 10 years, Taylor was chosen for her dedication, energy and willingness to go above and beyond for her colleagues and patients, according to a news release. Taylor has...READ MORE »
Carroll Hospital RN wins May DAISY award
Tricia Wagman, RN, BSN, CDE, was presented with the May DAISY Award at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md., according to a hospital news release. A nurse at the hospital for nearly 30 years, Wagman received the award for her compassion and kindness toward breast cancer patients as a volunteer of the Junior Woman's Club of Westminster. For many years, Wagman has worked with the club to make the comfort bags...READ MORE »
George Washington School of Nursing, Medstar hospital to offer accelerated BSN
Students pursuing a second career in nursing can apply for a new accelerated BSN scholarship program that combines the rigor of George Washington University School of Nursing and the clinical experience of MedStar Washington Hospital Center with the promise of a job. Set to begin this fall with the first of nine cohorts, the Washington Squared program is designed to help nursing students with experience in other...READ MORE »
Children's National honors nursing professor for pediatric research
Pamela Hinds, RN, PhD, FAAN, director of the department of nursing research and quality outcomes at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., recently was named the inaugural William and Joanne Conway Chair in Nursing Research, an honor according by the medical center for the most distinguished senior scientists. Hinds was named to the post at an installation ceremony in May for her groundbreaking...READ MORE »
UM School of Nursing to offer BSN at Laurel
Beginning in spring 2015, the University of Maryland School of Nursing will offer its RN-to-BSN option at the Laurel (Md.) College Center. The program will be supported through a $345,412 University System of Maryland regional higher education centers incentive funding request during fiscal years 2015 and 2016. The initiative at LCC is in response to Maryland's increasing demand for bachelor's-prepared nurses....READ MORE »
St. Joseph Medical Center inducts Profiles of Compassion nurses
Fifteen RNs from the University of Maryland's St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Md., were inducted into the inaugural class of the Profiles of Compassion Guild on April 29. More than 300 guests attended the ceremony in the medical center's rotunda. The nurses selected embody the medical center's values of reverence, integrity, compassion and excellence. Each year, five nurses will be inducted into the guild that...READ MORE »