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The Maryland Nurse Support Program II: A Program Evaluation of Faculty Workforce Initiative


The following article (published in Nursing Economics 39(2), 78-89) looks at statewide initiatives to address registered nurse and nursing faculty shortages funded through a percentage of pooled hospital based revenue are described and evaluated. From 2016-2020, $90 million was awarded to 24 nursing programs for 106 competitive institutional grants and 532 faculty to prepare for or advance in teaching roles. Outcomes included increasing doctoral degree conferrals by 73% and adding 162 full-time and 190 part-time faculty to the workforce. Director of the Nurse Support Program II and Outreach and Grants Management for the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) contributed to the article. ( Daw, P., Mills, M.E. & Seldomridge, L. (2021). The Maryland Nurse Support Program II: A Program Evaluation of Faculty Workforce Initiative, Nursing Economics)