Baltimore, Md. – More than 50 University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) faculty, staff, and students traveled to Annapolis in late February to meet with legislators and encourage them to support funding for Loan Assistance Repayment Programs and the budget request for the University. At the annual Advocacy Day, legislators were reminded that UMSON provides more than 40 percent of Maryland’s professional nurse workforce and contributes health care services for underserved communities valued at $5 million annually.
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The University of Maryland School of Nursing, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest and largest nursing schools, and is ranked seventh nationally. Enrolling more than 1,700 students in its baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs, the School develops leaders who shape the profession of nursing and impact the health care environment.