UMD nursing school a top-10 program, US News says
The University of Maryland School of Nursing was again ranked in the top 10 for public schools in the 2024 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”
COVID pandemic spotlights shortages in health care workforce
Health care workers quit their jobs in large numbers during the COVID-19 pandemic, intensifying an existing worker shortage in health care professions like nursing.
Adventist HealthCare awards 3 $20K scholarships to area nursing students
Gaithersburg-based Adventist HealthCare has selected three students attending area nursing schools to become the first recipients of its Lucy Byard Scholarship.
Capital Funding Group closes $135M loan for skilled nursing portfolio
Baltimore-based Capital Funding Group announced the closing of a $135 million bridge loan for the refinancing and dividend recapitalization of a skilled nursing facility portfolio.
UMMS launches $5.1M initiative to recruit nurses, other staff
The University of Maryland Medical System Monday announced a $5.1 million commitment to recruit registered nurses and other clinical bedside experts from the state’s community colleges. The program marks the first “One UMMS” unified effort to target new graduates from the state’s two-year schools and will be effective with graduates beginning in December. The announcement […]
How did we get here? Inside Maryland’s dire nursing shortage
Maryland and the nation are experiencing a massive nursing shortage, causing hospitals and the state to take extreme measures to retain and recruit nurses.
Hopkins one of the best in U.S. News rankings of med schools
Johns Hopkins University placed third in the country for top medical schools for research in U.S. News and World Report’s graduate school rankings released this week. The Baltimore institution was ranked only behind Harvard University and Stanford University. On the same list, the University of Maryland tied for 40th in the country. U.S. News and World […]
Hopkins violated ADA by not hiring interpreter, judge rules
Johns Hopkins Hospital can be held liable under the Americans with Disabilities Act for rescinding a job offer to a deaf nurse by claiming that paying for a sign language interpreter was cost-prohibitive, a federal judge has ruled. Lauren Searls later found employment at a New York hospital where she was provided an interpreter and […]
Frostburg State gets $2.5M to develop nursing program
FROSTBURG — The path to a bachelor’s degree in nursing may be getting smoother — and faster. Frostburg State University said Monday it has received nearly $2.5 million from the Maryland Higher Education Commission to develop collaborative programs with some community colleges to streamline the process. The programs will enable Frostburg State freshmen to apply […]
Study touts benefits of four-year nursing degree
Hospitals that employ mostly nurses with four-year bachelor’s degrees — as opposed to mostly registered nurses — will likely see improved patient outcomes and reduced costs, according to a new study.
Nurses get white coats, too
For the first time, incoming nursing students across the country are participating in formal White Coat Ceremonies, a longtime rite of passage for medical students that’s less common for other health care professionals.
Md. is 10th-best state for nurses, report says
Overall, Maryland is the 10th best state for nurses, according to a report released Tuesday, even though the average annual salary here is well below average.