Twelve faculty members from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore have received the New Nurse Faculty Fellowship Award for fiscal years 2015-2017, a grant funded through the Nurse Support II Program, a statewide initiative designed to grow the number of nurses prepared to effectively function in a faculty role, according to a news release.
UMSON assistant professors Lori Edwards, DrPh, MPH, BSN, RN, PHCNS-BC; Maranda Jackson-Parkin, PhD, MS, RN, CCRN, CRNP-BC; and Gina Rowe, PhD, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, PHCNS-BC, CNE; and clinical instructors Beth Barrows, MS, BSN, RN; Mary Burr, MSN, CPNP; Ann Felauer, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC/PC; Lori Mooney, MS, BSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, CRNP-PMH; Linda Murray, MS, RN, CPNP; Karin Russ, MS, BSN, RN; Kate Scott MPH, RN; Celeste Seger, MS, BSN, RN; and Nicole Smith, MS, RN, were recipients of the award. These fellowships will assist Maryland nursing programs in recruiting and retaining new nursing faculty to produce nursing graduates to staff Maryland hospitals.
We are extremely pleased to see so many of our faculty members receive such generous financial support through the fellowship program, UMSON Dean Jane Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, said in the release. This statewide initiative helps the school of nursing attract and retain talented faculty, which in turn improves our capacity to produce a strong nursing workforce.
State institutions with nursing degree programs are eligible to nominate an unlimited amount of newly-hired, full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty members for the fellowship. The maximum amount of the three-year fellowship is $20,000. Recipients receive $10,000 during year one, and then $5,000 for the remaining two years. Funds can be used to supplement a fellows salary, graduate education expenses, and professional development and associated dues, according to the release.