Richard A. Henson School of Science & Technology

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Press Releases

Nursing Faculty Development Program Earns MHEC Grant

June 28, 2011

SALISBURY, MD---A new program to develop quality adjunct nursing faculty for area campuses, with an emphasis on recruiting multiethnic and multicultural faculty, has been awarded $376,498 from the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).

Dean Karen Olmstead“We hope practicing nurses will be motivated to consider teaching as a lifelong endeavor and pursue advanced degrees,” said Dr. Karen Olmstead, dean of Salisbury University’s Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology.

The Salisbury University Department of Nursing, in partnership with Chesapeake and Sojourner-Douglass colleges, will create the Eastern Shore Faculty Academy and Mentorship Initiative.  The grant is funded through MHEC’s Nurse Support Program (NSP-2).


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Nursing Department Receives $937,035 from Maryland Hospital Association

March 26, 2010

SALISBURY, MD---By 2016, the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA) predicts the state will be short more than 10,000 registered nurses.  With the organization’s help, Salisbury University is working to address this need.

The SU Nursing Department was recently awarded $937,035 from MHA’s Who Will Care? Fund for Nurse Education.  The three-year, three-prong grant is designed to increase the number of SU graduates who earn a B.S. in Nursing.


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