Two faculty members and two students from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore recently were honored by the Maryland Nurses Association at its annual convention, according to a news release.
Barbara Dobish, MSN, RN, assistant professor, and Mary Fey, PhD, MS, RN, CHSE, assistant professor and director of UMSONs clinical simulation laboratories, received MNA awards. Clinical nurse leader students Emilie Cecil and Sarah Khaver were awarded Nursing Foundation of Maryland scholarships.
Dobish, a nurse educator for more than 30 years, received the Outstanding Nurse Educator Award, which is given to a MNA member who has demonstrated excellence in nursing education, continuing education or staff development, and has provided others with exceptional educational opportunities, according to the release.
Fey was honored with the Outstanding Pathfinder Award, which is presented to a MNA member who has demonstrated excellence and creative leadership that fosters the development of the nursing profession. An educator since 1996, Fey has been instrumental in developing clinical simulation programs, integrating simulation into nursing curricula, providing faculty development programs related to simulation, and designing and building simulation labs, according to the release.
Cecil received the Barbara Suddath Nursing Scholarship, which is awarded to a nurse enrolled in a graduate degree nursing program who intends to work with the elderly. Khaver earned the Nursing Foundation of Maryland Scholarship, which is given to a baccalaureate or graduate nursing student in Maryland.
I always look forward to the annual MNA Awards, as it is an opportunity for MNA members to recognize their colleagues for their extraordinary contributions to the nursing profession, MNA President Janice Hoffman, PhD, RN, ANEF, associate professor and assistant dean for the BSN Program at UMSON, said in the release. Although Im president of MNA, it was also special for me as a faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Nursing to be able to present awards to my colleagues. Additionally, I was thrilled to see two of our nursing students receive scholarships.