Hood College Nursing Department Receives Grant

The money will be used to help the department deal with increasing student enrollment.


Frederick, Md (KM) Hood College in Frederick has received some funding to expand its nursing program. Maryland’s Nurse Support Program (NSP II) is providing the Department of Nursing  with a grant totaling $689, 235..

The local college says the money will go toward building greater capacity to handle the increasing enrollment;  hiring additional faculty, laboratory staff and clinical instructors;  and expanding the collaboration with community partners, including Frederick Memorial Hospital and Frederick County Health Department..

“Hood nursing is very fortunate to have a strong partnership with Frederick Memorial Hospital, the Frederick County Health Department, and several other clinical sites that provide students with exposure to nurse leaders, interventions that support the health of individuals and the community, and space for them o grow into the role of a nurse,” says Jennifer Cooper, DNP, Assistant Professor and NSP II project director.

The Nurse Support Program is funded by the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission and administered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The program was created in 2005 to address the nursing faculty shortage in Maryland.


By Kevin McManus