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CSM’s Linda Goodman Among Winners of Dr. Peg E. Daw Nurse Faculty Annual Award

April 3, 2024
Professor Linda Goodman points to the monitor to guide nursing students through their clinical simulation.

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Nursing Clinical Simulation Coordinator Professor Linda Goodman is among 35 state-wide recipients of the Dr. Peg E. Daw Nurse Faculty Annual Recognition Award. Each award comes with a $10,000 grant from the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

“This recognition emphasizes the commitment of our nurse faculty who provide state-of-the-art training for our current nursing students across the state, while remaining dedicated to finding new and innovative ways of educating the next generation of nurses in Maryland,” said Maryland Higher Education Acting Secretary Sanjay Rai.

“I have worked with some of the best nursing educators in academia and they have taught me so much, so giving back through educating our future nurses is a privilege and gift,” Goodman said.

Award recipients were nominated by their dean or director of nursing and chosen for demonstrating excellence in their role as a nurse faculty member in one of five categories, including excellence in teaching, impact on students, engagement, innovation in education and technology, and contributions to nursing education.

Former CSM Dean of the School of Sciences and Health Dr. Laura Polk nominated Goodman for the award in the innovation in education and technology category based on Goodman’s work transforming the CSM nursing program’s simulation spaces to offer state-of-the-art learning experiences that provide high-quality, realistic patient care interactions using a combination of technology and standardized participants.

Polk praised Goodman’s work as CSM’s nursing program moved to the new Center for Health Sciences at the Regional Hughesville Campus. Goodman contributed greatly to the building's design and was responsible for moving and establishing the new simulation center.

“That this space was ready to provide students with exceptional experiences within two weeks of the move was nothing short of miraculous and is a testament to Professor Goodman’s integrity and dedication to innovation in education and technology,” Polk said in her nomination letter of support.

Goodman started her career as a nurse in 1979. She came to CSM as an adjunct faculty member in 1991 and has led CSM's clinical simulation center since 2012. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2012, and her master’s in 2014. She earned a graduate certificate in Healthcare Simulation from Boise State University in 2016.

To learn more about  Peg E. Daw, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, FAAN, please read “Celebrating the Legacy of Peg E. Daw at  https://elm.umaryland.edu/elm-stories/2023/Celebrating-the-Legacy-of-Peg-E-Daw.php.

The awards are administered by the Nurse Support Program II, a unit of the Maryland Higher Education Commission that focuses on expanding the capacity to educate nurses through nursing education programs at Maryland institutions. They are funded through the Health Services Cost Review Commission. For more information, visit https://nursesupport.org/nurse-support-program-ii/grants/statewide-initiatives/-nurse-faculty-annual-recognition-nfar-/.

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