SU Receives $1.2 Million Grant for Nursing Research

March 20, 2017 7 AM

Stevenson University has received $1.2 million from the Maryland Department of Commerce through its ​​​Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund (MEIF). The grant will support the Stevenson University Distinguished Professorship in Nursing Research to further examine risk reduction practices for fatigue in registered nurses.

The MEIF program offers a state match to private funds raised in support of endowed chairs at Maryland’s higher education institutions to further basic and applied research in scientific and technical fields of study.

“Stevenson University is grateful to the Maryland Department of Commerce, Malcom and Sandra Berman, and the estate of Elizabeth Christhilf for the donation of funds to further research risk reduction practices surrounding fatigue in nurses,” said Jeanne Geiger-Brown, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Dean of Stevenson’s School of Health Professions. “The award will help us create Dean’s Research Scholar positions for undergraduate students, thereby contributing to the pipeline of nurse scholars.”

Stevenson University will also examine increasing the state’s nursing workforce and the number of nursing educators holding master’s degrees at Maryland’s universities, community colleges, and private nonprofit schools.

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Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,100 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.