Thinking about enrolling in grad school? Chances are you have a lot of questions. How will your practice change after graduation? How will you juggle work, school, and family? How much is tuition? Will AAMC financially support you?
Take it from those who know—our staff!
This past November, our staff who participate in the NSPII Grant Partnership with University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMBSON) attended a breakfast with Sherry B. Perkins, PhD, RN, our chief nursing officer, to explore their vision for nursing at AAMC post-graduation.
Interestingly, they shared a common vision: to gain new insights through learning, promote evidence-based practice, and to improve the quality of care given to our patients by sharing what they learn. They articulated how much they are enjoying learning new things in their master’s programs at UMBSON, even with the challenges of balancing life, work, and school.
In December, another group got together—staff enrolled in master’s programs who participate in the Project Advance Scholarship program—for a dinner with Sherry. Several expressed interest in continuing their education past the graduate level.
AAMC partners with a number of online and traditional nursing schools in an effort to promote the professional development of our staff and reduce tuition cost.
Additionally, there is interest in creating a registry of graduate nurses at AAMC. This registry would be used to help place practicum students with preceptors as well as serve as adjunct faculty for schools of nursing. Stay tuned, more to come about this.