Faculty awarded funds for completing or renewing their Certified Nurse Educator credential.
Three University of Maryland School of Nursing faculty members have received Academic Nurse Educator Certification (ANEC) Awards from the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) through the Nurse Support Program (NSP) II.
The faculty were each awarded the maximum amount of $5,000 for demonstrating excellence as an academic nurse educator through achieving the National League for Nursing’s Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) credential either through initial certification or recertification. The faculty are:
Ron J. Piscotty Jr., PhD, RN-BC, CNE, FAMIA, assistant professor
Pam L. Shumate, DNP ’09, RN, CCRN, CNE, CHSE, assistant professor
Nicole E. Smith, PhD, MS ’14, RN, CNE, CHSE, CNE-cl, assistant professor
“We are truly grateful for the generous support provided to nurse faculty through the Academic Nurse Educator Certification Awards and for the efforts of the Maryland Higher Education Commission to make this available to faculty,” said Jane Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Bill and Joanne Conway Dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing. “The CNE credential is an important indicator of the commitment of these three faculty members to excellence in teaching, and I congratulate each of them on their accomplishment. Through their efforts, they are ensuring that our students, the next generation of nurses, will be well prepared to meet the needs of Maryland’s residents.”