nursing schoolAs the nation searches for ways to deal with a significant shortage of bedside nurses, one strategy is fairly self-evident: recruit, retain, and reward skilled nursing faculty.

In that spirit, assistant professor Casey Shillam, PhD, RN, of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) will receive a $20,000 New Nursing Faculty Fellowship grant from the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

The fellowship was established to recognize the skill and willingness of new faculty like Shillam, who joined JHUSON last spring, to begin bridging the nursing gap.

“This is a critical time in nursing, especially in how we educate nurses to meet the needs of the future,” says Shillam, affiliated with the Department of Acute and Chronic Care. “We are preparing the next generation of nurses as leaders in the health care system, with a broad and diverse understanding of where and when nursing care is delivered across the country and the globe. This is truly an exciting opportunity to have such an incredible impact on the future.”