The Nurse Support Program II (NSP II), administered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and funded through the Health Services Cost Review Commission, announced in early 2021 the first annual Nurse Faculty Annual Recognition Awards (NFAR), showcasing 13 of Maryland’s finest nurse faculty. Each of the award recipients was nominated by their Dean or Director of Nursing and will receive $10,000.
Krysia Hudson, DNP, MS, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, was one of only two faculty chosen for the demonstrated area of "Innovation in Education and Technology."
Below, Dr. Hudson shared some thoughts with us on being a nurse educator.
Can you briefly summarize the contribution(s) you made that led to your nomination for this award?
Integrating a live electronic health record into the curriculum (Eclipsys) – first integration performed worldwide
Using Palm pilots in post conference
Creating a Just In Time resource (web enabled) to show nursing foundational skills (via compressed video) – prior to the discovery and widespread use of YouTube
Creating a web resource to offer technological skills (via compressed video) of enabling technologies for use of the nursing students (eg Micromedex, PubMed, etc)- called the Electronic TA
Creating the first fully online course for student use at Johns Hopkins University
Development of DNP online curriculum (executive format)
What is the most important thing you've learned in your career as an educator?
That whatever we do, it will be reflected in the care of our family, our neighbors and our community.
I truly am proud to be a nurse, to advocate for all patients and to play a part in improving the care of future patients.
What advice would you offer to those interested in becoming an educator?
You can never know everything. However, you can learn from everyone in your environment - from housekeeping to your administrative chain.
Everyone has unique knowledge and they deserve respect and kindness.
What is your proudest accomplishment as an educator?
Being nominated via the State of Maryland as an excellent Educator. I am more than honored to be considered for this honor. Teaching future nurses is an honor - this is exceptional.
Thank you to Dr. Hudson for your continued contributions to nursing education in Maryland and congratulations on this well-deserved recognition!
Stay tuned as we wrap up our feature on the fantastic 2021 NFAR awardees and look ahead to honoring this year's 2022 awardees as well. You can find the full list of 2021 awardees here:
And you can find the list of the recently awarded 2022 awardees here: