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Ameera Chakravarthy

New Interim Director for Acute Care Nurse Specialty

Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), recently named Ameera Chakravarthy, MS, BSN ’02, CRNP, clinical instructor, the interim specialty director for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program’s Adult Geronotology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Clinical Nurse Specialist specialty in the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health. Chakravarthy has been on the faculty since 2011.

In her new role, Chakravarthy directs the development, implementation, and evaluation of graduate-level didactic and clinical courses related to the specialty. She recruits, advises, teaches, and mentors students, and fosters faculty professional development. Chakravarthy also collaborates with colleagues in nursing and from other disciplines, makes scholarly contributions to nursing science, and maintains a faculty practice in the University of Maryland Medical System’s surgical intermediate care unit.

“Ameera brings a wealth of solid advanced practice experience to the role of specialty director, including familiarity and engagement with the courses and clinical opportunities for student learning,” said Kathleen Michael, PhD, RN, CRRN, associate professor and chair of the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health. “Her strong communication, teamwork, and planning skills will be especially valuable in overseeing the specialty and assuring the success of the team.”

Chakravarthy, who is pursuing a PhD at UMSON, earned a Master of Science in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from UMSON.

“I am honored to serve as interim specialty director for the Adult Geronotology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Clinical Nurse Specialist Doctor of Nursing Practice specialty,” Chakravarthy said. “I plan to continue supporting our faculty team as they employ innovative teaching strategies to develop the next generation of practice experts. I hope to be instrumental in the rigorous academic and outstanding clinical work of our students, faculty, and graduates while simultaneously managing the care of acutely ill patients locally, nationally, and abroad.”

Kevin Nash Bulletin Board, Education, For B'more, People, UMB News, University LifeNovember 17, 20160 comments
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Kathleen Michael

Michael Named Chair of Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health

Associate Professor Kathleen Michael, PhD, RN, CRRN, has been appointed chair of the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health (OSAH).

Additionally, Michael is responsible for hiring and developing quality personnel for faculty and staff roles in the department and mentoring, advocating, and fostering their ongoing success.

“I consider it a great privilege to serve the OSAH faculty and staff, and I look forward to sharing a very bright future,” Michael said. “While our department consists of a group of individuals with very specific areas of expertise, we will work in synchrony to achieve our goals. Each person has a vital role in preparing students to launch long and successful careers.”

Michael’s research has focused on gerontology. Additionally, she is knowledgeable in health services leadership and management. She earned a PhD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing; a master’s degree in nursing leadership from Seattle Pacific University; and Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from the University of Washington.

“Dr. Michael has embraced this position with an open-door policy and a listening ear. She has truly demonstrated an unwavering desire to support OSAH faculty and staff members in accomplishing their goals across the University’s multiple missions,” said UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN. “With her extensive experience in nursing as a staff nurse, manager, researcher, and educator − and her increasing scope and complexity of duties across a range of specialty areas − I’m confident she will be successful in leading the department.”

Kevin Nash Bulletin Board, Education, People, UMB News, University LifeJanuary 15, 20160 comments
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