We Serve Five Key Groups
Individuals who want to learn more about becoming a registered nurse.
Aspiring Nurse Educators
Current nurses and nursing students who are interested in becoming educators.
Nursing professionals who educate and prepare the next generation of highly qualified nurses.
Colleges and universities who offer educational programs and mentoring for new nurses and nurse educators.
Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations
Groups who employ nurses and nurse educators to meet Maryland’s healthcare needs.
A Nursing Shortfall
Even with its excellent reputation for health care and hospitals, the U.S. – Maryland included – is facing a serious nursing workforce shortage at a time when the U.S. population continues to grow. More people are living longer, often with chronic illnesses that require the best possible healthcare. With the number of people over 65 years old estimated to nearly double from 43.1 million in 2012 to 83.7 million by 2050, the nation is facing a shortfall of nurses to care for them, and a shortage of nurse educators to prepare them.
Join the Community
The Lead Nursing Forward Career Portal is a free web resource for those interested in nursing and nursing education.
Users can create a profile unique to their needs. Educators can search for job openings at academic and clinical institutions across the state. Maryland nursing programs and healthcare organizations can promote their nursing and nursing education jobs and events, like job fairs, conferences, continuing education events, and more!
Working to address Maryland's nursing shortfall
Every nurse educator has a different story. Nurse educators from universities, community colleges, and healthcare organizations across Maryland are currently being interviewed by the Lead Nursing Forward team. Check out the LeadNursingForward Youtube Channel for more stories!
What does it mean to be a nurse educator?
What advice do you give your students?
What is most rewarding about being a nurse educator?