NSP II Updates

Virtual Palliative Care Conference: Palliative Care in COVID-19

The conference “Virtual Palliative Care Conference: Palliative Care in COVID-19” will be held on February 25, 2021 (5:00pm- 8:00pm ET) and February 26, 2021 (8:00am - 12pm ET). Through this interactive conference, participants will build knowledge and skills in integrating palliative care into nursing education and practice, communication in uncertainty, COVID-19 symptom management, and ethical dilemmas, and moral resilience in the era of COVID-19, and more. For more information, review the Palliative Care Conference flyer and agenda. Click here to RSVP .

Doctoral Education in Maryland

Guiding Initiatives for Doctoral Education: The GuIDE Program
GuIDE flyer

Presentation: Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
Dr. Meg Johantgen
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Associate Dean for the PhD Program
Associate Professor

Presentation: Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
Dr. Rita D'Aoust
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning
Interim DNP Program Director

Strategies for Success in Choosing a Program
Dr. Susan L. Bindon
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Director, Post-Master’s DNP Program Without Specialty, OAD
‌Assistant Professor, PPEP

Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program

For information on undergraduate and other nursing scholarships (not related to teaching), see the MHEC Office of Student Financial Assistance, Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant (WSSAG) program page. The WSSAG is for students who plan on working in specific career/occupational programs upon graduation, including nursing. For more information or to submit WSSAG documents, contact: careerbased.mhec@maryland.gov.

For questions about your financial aid application or award, please log into MDCAPS at https://mdcaps.mhec.state.md.us and send an email through your secure account to the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA).
Phone Number:(410) 767-3300
Toll Free Phone:(800) 974-0203
Fax:(410) 332-0250

Important Reminders

Reporting Due Dates

  • FY 2021 Annual Reports: Due August 31, 2021
  • FY 2021 Final Reports: Due September 30, 2021

Reminder: Due Date for Annual Reports

Please note the due date for annual reports has changed to August 31st each year to allow for year end close and actual expenditure reporting.

New Form for Annual Reports

The annual report budget summary template has been updated. The annual budget summary reports actual expenditures instead of projected expenditures (previously). Please use the updated form for reporting. Please submit via email by due date to peggy.daw@maryland.gov and kimberly.ford@maryland.gov and via U.S. mail by due date with original signatures on budget summary forms. Photocopied/pdf signatures are not acceptable.

Important Deadlines

  • FY 2022 New Nursing Faculty Fellowship (NNFF) Nominations: Due 8.31.2021
  • FY 2022 Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant (NEDG) Nominations: Due 9.30.2021
  • FY 2022 MCSRC Nominations: 11.15.2021
  • FY 2022 MCSRC Equipment Requests: 11.18.2021
  • FY 2022 Nurse Faculty Annual Recognition (NFAR) Nominations: Due 11.30.2021
  • FY 2021 Academic Nurse Educator Certification (ANEC): Due 3.15.2021
  • FY 2022 NSP II Competitive Grant Applications: Due March 2021

Senate Bill 108

Senate Bill 108 was introduced during the 2016 Maryland legislative session to remove the term "bedside" as a descriptor in the statutory provision that establishes the NSP II. Instead of focusing on "bedside" nurses, SB 108 allows the NSP II to expand the projects eligible for NSP II funding to keep pace with the rapidly changing provision of health care services. SB 108 was voted favorable by the Maryland Senate and the House and was approved by the Governor on April 26, 2016.