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UMSON professor inducted in International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame
Robin P. Newhouse, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN, professor and chairwoman, department of organizational systems and adult health at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, recently was inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. Newhouse was one of 25 nurse researchers inducted at the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing's 25th International Nursing Research Congress...READ MORE »
Medstar Washington named region's first certified comprehensive stroke center
MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the first hospital in the Washington, D.C., region to be certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, according to a news release. The hospital center joins an elite group of only 73 medical centers nationwide to receive this prestigious designation, which focuses on providing a high level of care for patients with the most severe and challenging types of...READ MORE »
Carroll Hospital Center RN receives July DAISY Award
Michele Storks, RN, was presented with the July DAISY Award at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md. A nurse at the hospital for five years, Storks was honored for her excellent care of a patient in the hospital's critical care unit which left a lasting impression on the patient and his wife, according to a news release. "Michele consistently goes above and beyond for all of her patients," Stephanie Reid, RN,...READ MORE »
Project Hope initiative to give ESL nursing students a boost
As a student at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, Cecilia Kim sometimes finds the English language challenging. That's why Kim, who spoke English and Korean as a child, is excited by a new initiative to help students whose native language is not English increase their chances of passing the National Council Licensure Examination on their first try. "I think anything that will help push...READ MORE »
Family & Nursing Foundation provides support to local nonprofits
The Family & Nursing Care Foundation in Silver Spring, Md., a fund of the Community Foundation for Montgomery County, has awarded $30,000 in cash grants to two local nonprofit organizations that provide low-income aging adults with the dedicated home care support they need to remain in the safety and comfort of their own homes, according to a news release. The foundation awarded $20,000 to Home Care Partners, a...READ MORE »
UMSON Shady Grove professor receives program director award
Rebecca Wiseman, RN, PhD, assistant professor and assistant dean for the University of Maryland School of Nursing program at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md., has been awarded the USG Board of Advisors' Kendall Service Award for Program Director of the Year, according to a news release. Nominees for the award must have at least two years of service to USG; been instrumental in creating a unique...READ MORE »
Children's National medical unit receives Beacon Award from AACN
The 7 East Medical Care Unit at Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C., received the Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses for promoting exceptional patient care, coordination, efficiency and a healthy work environment, according to a news release. This was the first year in which acute care units were cited for their achievements by the AACN. 7 East, a...READ MORE »
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 »