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UMSON faculty members selected to NLN leadership program
Five faculty members from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore have been selected to participate in the National League for Nursing's 2015 LEAD program, according to a news release. Chosen for the program were Amy Daniels, BSN, MS, RN, CHSE, clinical instructor; Lori Edwards, BSN, DrPH, RN, PHCNS-BC, assistant professor; Vanessa Fahie, PhD, BS, RN, assistant professor; Margaret Hammersla, BSN,...READ MORE »
Georgetown program allows nurses to pursue dreams of becoming midwives
The pursuit of the ultimate job led a time-crunched Kathy Peacock to enroll in the Nurse-Midwifery/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner program at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. "My dream job is to do home births because that was where both my boys were born," said Peacock, RN, a certified doula and student in her last year of the 27-month program. The flexibility of an online program at such a reputable...READ MORE »
Medstar Washington Hospital Center completes first phase of new Heart Hospital
An entire floor of the new Heart Hospital at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., recently was dedicated by MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute medical staff, associates and administrators. The opening of the new 60-bed unit marks the completion of the first of four phases in the construction of the first dedicated heart hospital in the nation's capital, according to a news release. The new...READ MORE »
Notre Dame of Maryland receives $1.5 million grant to fund endowed nursing chair
Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore has received a $1.5 million gift from the Pitts Family Foundation, among the largest gifts received from a university alumna, that will fund the first endowed chair in the university's school of nursing. The Frances Kay Pitts Endowed Chair for Nursing Leadership and Innovation will provide funding for scholarship, research and special projects in the school of nursing,...READ MORE »
UMSON names assistant dean for master's program
Gail Schoen Lemaire, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC, CNL, associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, has been appointed assistant dean of the school's master of science program, UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, recently announced. Lemaire, a psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist and psychotherapist, has been a faculty member at UMSON since 2000, and serves as...READ MORE »
UMSON awarded grant for research on elder care
The University of Maryland School of Nursing's Center for Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan in Baltimore has been awarded a $12,500 grant from the Loveman Foundation to help facilitate ongoing research projects related to elder care and chronic disease management, according to a news release. CBBAL's research projects include improving function and physical activity among older adults and their caregivers in...READ MORE »
Hopkins ranks third in online graduate nursing programs
The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore ranks tied for third among the nation's online graduate nursing programs, according to U.S. News & World Report. The school's improvement from 24th place affirms the level of excellence and leadership given not only in the classroom but also to online learning, according to a news release. "We are pleased that we've made such a tremendous jump in the 2015 U.S....READ MORE »
Carroll Hospital Center recognizes nurse as December DAISY Award winner
Kimberly Berrich, RN, received the December DAISY Award at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md. A nurse at the hospital since 2013, Berrich was nominated for going above and beyond her duties to provide compassionate care to a patient, according to a news release. "Kim has always been dedicated to providing outstanding care," Stephanie Reid, BSN, MBA, MHA, RN, vice president of quality and CNO at Carroll...READ MORE »
Johns Hopkins nursing study finds pigs can benefit women, families living in the Congo
Women and families in rural areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been beaten down physically and mentally by years of war, poverty and violence, but a researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore and her team suggest a baby pig can turn despair into hope, even reducing symptoms of PTSD and depression, according to a news release. Since 2009, Nancy E. Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, professor...READ MORE »
UMSON hosts first commencement ceremonies in December
Commencement ceremonies for fall and winter 2014 graduates of the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore were held for the first time in December, marking another new tradition launched during UMSON's 125th anniversary year, according to a news release. Ceremonies were Dec. 12 for BSN graduates at the Universities at Shady Grove, Rockland, Md., and Dec. 15, at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore for...READ MORE »
Project RN allows nurses to pay back their profession through teaching
Amid more than two decades of nursing, including many years spent caring for some of the most critical patients at Baltimore's MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, Jennifer Gunter, MSN, RN, CCRN, CHEN, always has tried to help nursing colleagues gain experience and knowledge and improve their skills. That desire to help others led her to earn a master's degree from Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore. She is...READ MORE »
Johns Hopkins nursing professor travels to Africa on Ebola mission
When UNICEF asked Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's David Peters, MD, to assemble a team to send to the Democratic Republic of Congo to assist with the Ebola crisis in West Africa, an obvious choice was Nancy Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN. For Glass, associate director of the Center for Global Health and professor at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, that part of the world is like a second home. "I was...READ MORE »
Hopkins professor receives gerontology award
Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore, was the 2014 recipient of the M. Powell Lawton Award by the Gerontological Society of America, the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging, according to a news release. Gitlin received the award at the GSA's annual scientific meeting in November in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes an...READ MORE »
Carroll Hospital Center announces November DAISY Award winner
Barbara Whitcomb, RN, was presented with the November DAISY Award at Carroll Hospital Center, Westminster, Md. A nurse at the hospital for about 10 years, Whitcomb was nominated for her compassion and kindness toward a homeless patient in the hospital's emergency department, according to a news release. "Barb is an exceptional nurse whose compassionate care touches the lives of all of her patients," Stephanie Reid,...READ MORE »
Washington, D.C. area nurse recognized as 2014 Professional Woman of the Year
Renee Silver, MSN, RN, has been recognized as a 2014 Professional Women of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession, according to a news release. Silver has more than two decades of nursing experience. She holds the position of nurse care manager at Rehabilitation Perspectives, a rehabilitation company in the Washington, D.C. area,...READ MORE »