nursing schoolTwenty incoming Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing students are ready to follow in the footsteps of pioneers in the field of patient care quality and safety.

They are the next to benefit from the The Helene Fuld Leadership Program for the Advancement of Patient Care Quality and Safety, an initiative that builds on the strengths of the School of Nursing (JHUSON), the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. It is a program designed to produce new nurses who can make a difference in healthcare quality and safety

The Fuld Leadership Program is led by Associate Professor Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, FAAN, a national expert on the topic and co-teacher of The Science of Safety in Healthcare, JHUSON’s first-ever MOOC. On the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore health sciences campus,  Dennison Himmelfarb works closely with interdisciplinary 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. Also instrumental in developing and implementing the Fuld program: Ellen Ray, DNP, RN, Jo Walrath, PhD, RN, and Susan Immelt, PhD, RN.

The Fuld Leadership Program, funded by a grant from the Helene Fuld Health Trust in New York, focuses on improving patient safety and quality in the hospital and setting.  Fuld Fellows benefit from the unique advantages of interprofessional education offered at a top-ranked hospital and the schools of nursing, medicine, and public health, and experience the highest quality health education, research, and patient care delivery.

The Fuld Fellows from the new 13-month accelerated cohort:

Rebecca Adelman; Nicole Brown; Nicole Carreras Calderon; Amanda Cary; Joseph Chambers; Kathryn Conn; Maria Dalton; Tu Anh Dao; Christina Fendrick; Sarah Greenwood; Elizabeth Hounsell; Beverly Johnson; Kathleen Joumas; Mary Kowal; Brittany Moyer; Adriana Ochipinti; Kathryn Radtke; Felicia Sam; Neisha Williams; Delenie Wong.