Terhaar and Taylor Receive Funding to Ease Nursing Crisis

TERHAAR Through funding from the Maryland Department of Health’s Nursing Support Program (NSP-II) associate professor Mary Terhaar, DNSc, CNS, RN, and assistant professor Laura A. Taylor, PhD, RN, are implementing two innovative programs to help ease the crisis in quality nursing care.

Funded at $588,000 over two years, Terhaar’s Stimulating Practice Innovation (SPIN) program prepares recent doctor of nursing practice (DNP) graduates to play a key role in the practical implementation of health reform in Maryland. With a grant of $199,000, Taylor’s GUIDE program (Guiding Individuals for Doctoral Education) is a “boot camp” to help increase the numbers of advance practice nurses able to step up to a doctoral program and, ultimately, a career in nursing education or research.