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Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Nursing Awarded $90,000 Grant from the Marion I. and Henry J. Knott Foundation

July 23, 2012

Notre Dame of Maryland University has received a $90,000 grant from the Marion I. and Henry J. Foundation to equip an obstetrics/pediatrics simulation lab within the Center for Caring with Technology in the $16.2 million academic building that will open in fall 2013.

“We are grateful to the Knott family for their longtime support of Notre Dame’s powerful mission. This generous grant from the Knott Foundation will allow us to provide realistic clinical scenarios in obstetrics and pediatrics for our entry level nursing students,” said Katharine C. Cook, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E., dean of the School of Nursing.

Notre Dame of Maryland University will break ground September 12 for its new academic building, a 32,000-square-foot facility that will house the Center for Caring and Technology and include three state-of-the-art learning labs to support undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. The obstetrics/pediatrics simulation lab will include interactive mannequins of a baby, a small child and even a mother giving birth, which will display symptoms and respond realistically to students’ actions. The rich, life-like learning environment will enable students to practice nursing assessment and interventions, and strengthen their clinical reasoning skills before beginning clinical work in area hospitals.

Notre Dame of Maryland is one of the region’s top educators of bedside nurses, and more than 95 percent of its graduates work in Maryland hospitals and health care facilities. The entry-level Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, launched in 2010, will add up to 50 undergraduate nursing majors each year to the University’s respected adult programs that have prepared more than 1,700 nursing graduates since 1982.

Knott Foundation

Founded in 1977, the Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation is a Catholic family foundation committed to honoring its founders’ legacy of generosity to strengthen the community within the Archdiocese of Baltimore. For more information, visit www.knottfoundation.org.

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Notre Dame of Maryland University, founded as a Catholic liberal arts college in 1895 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, educates nearly 3,000 women and men enrolled in degree and certificate programs at its main campus in north Baltimore and at satellite centers in Maryland. The University encompasses a distinguished Women’s College, the first Catholic institution of its kind in America; a College of Adult Undergraduate Studies; a College of Graduate Studies, and an English language Institute, and includes Schools of Arts and Sciences, Education, Nursing and Pharmacy. Rich in tradition, Notre Dame provides students with opportunities in research, study abroad and service to the global community. Visit www.ndm.edu.