Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Nursing Lands $250K Who Will Care? Grant
April 24, 2013
Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Nursing has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Maryland Hospital Association's Who Will Care? Fund for Nurse Education. The award will support the success of nursing students in the new entry-level baccalaureate program. Notre Dame's first class of 48 junior-level nursing majors will begin the clinical component of their education this fall in a new 34,500-square-foot academic building that will be home to the School of Nursing (now under construction).
The grant will fund standardized testing throughout the nursing curriculum as well as two new support staff positions, including a simulation and technology specialist who will assist with daily operations of the clinical learning labs in Notre Dame's newly established Center for Caring with Technology. The Fund for Nurse Education and Notre Dame's entry-level bachelor of science in nursing program were created in response to a projected shortage of nurses in Maryland and nationwide.
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