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Stevenson Nursing Professor Laurel Moody Honored with 2016 Maryland Star of Life Award

May 24, 2016 3:30 PM

Laurel Moody

Stevenson University’s School of Health Professions is proud to announce that Laurel A. Moody, RN, MS, MSN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, has been honored with the 2016 Maryland Star of Life Award for Emergency Medical Services for Children. Moody accepted the award on May 18 in Annapolis from the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services System (MIEMSS).

Each year the MIEMSS celebrates EMS Week by honoring individuals from across Maryland who have contributed to the state’s EMS system and its mission to minimize preventable death and disability from injury or sudden illness. The Maryland Star of Life Award for Emergency Medical Services for Children recognizes an individual or program that has demonstrated ongoing dedication and commitment to improving the care for children and for promoting Family Centered Care in a Maryland EMS program or hospital.

Moody has taught in Stevenson's nursing programs since 2012 and serves as a member of State Child Fatality Review Team and Pediatric Emergency Medical Advisory Committee. She also served as lead editor for The Guidelines for Emergency Care in Maryland Schools, 2nd Edition, Maryland State School Health Services Guideline—a collaborative effort of the Maryland State Department of Education, State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and Maryland State Emergency Medical Services for Children. Moody is a Certified Nurse Educator and holds a B.S. in Nursing from the University of Maryland School of Nursing, an M.S. in Healthcare Administration from University of Maryland University College, and an M.S. in Nursing Leadership from Stevenson University.

The School of Health Professions encompasses Stevenson’s nursing program as well as its rapidly growing medical laboratory science major. Both programs will take residence in Stevenson’s new Academic Center, slated to open for the fall semester in August 2016 on the University’s Owings Mills North Campus.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,200 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.