Twenty incoming Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing students will be the first to benefit from a new initiative builds on the strengths of the School of Nursing, the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and the new Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.
As fellows in the Helene Fuld Leadership Program they are participating in a special program that supports the training of clinical nurses as leaders in the promotion of patient care quality and safety.
The program extends the success of previous Fuld leadership programs at the School of Nursing that continue to distinguish Johns Hopkins as a pioneer in patient care safety and quality improvement.
“Fuld Fellows will benefit from intensive training and applied experiences in clinical environments that will provide a solid foundation for advancing quality and safety throughout their careers,” notes associate professor Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, FAAN, director of the School’s Fuld Leadership Program. Dennison Himmelfarb works closely with program leaders and mentors to guide Fellows through their course of study and engage resources from across Hopkins to provide them with an exceptional experience.
The Fuld Leadership Program, funded by a grant from the Helene Fuld Health Trust in New York, focuses on older citizens who represent the majority of hospitalized patients. Fuld Fellows in Patient Care Quality and Safety will benefit from unique advantages of interprofessional education provided by the nation’s top-ranked hospital, and schools of nursing, medicine, and public health, and will participate in the highest quality health education, research, and patient care delivery.