Partnership to explore innovative opportunities to meet the needs of nursing students, nurse graduates and newly licensed nurses while optimizing healthcare outcomes for our patients.

Program Outcomes:

  • Identify and address educational gaps in academia and practice related to current nursing practice
  • Facilitate student experiences as they complete final practicum on their unit of hire and ensure a smooth entry into practice
  • Enable a smooth transition from student to new hire, completion of orientation, and integration into the hospital and unit culture


Maeve HowettMaeve Howett, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE
Professor and Associate Dean for Baccalaureate Education
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Dr. Howett has deep experience in strategic planning, interprofessional education, innovation, leadership, curriculum design, accreditation, enrollment management, and nursing education. An innovative administrator, she is University of Maryland School of Nursing’s associate dean for baccalaureate education, a clinical scholar who facilitates excellent student experiences. She focuses on service, teaching and scholarship, particularly in the areas of pediatrics, toxicant exposures in children and nursing education.

Maureen Archibald Maureen Archibald, MS, RN
Director of Clinical Education and Professional Development
University of Maryland Medical Center

Maureen Archibald has been a nurse since 1987, training as both a registered general nurse and a registered mental health nurse. She has been working at University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) Downtown Campus since 2003, starting in Shock Trauma before joining the Office of Clinical Practice and Professional Development.

Archibald works collaboratively with nurse leaders and interdisciplinary staff to ensure appropriate education and competency is in place for clinical staff. She routinely mentors staff and serves as a preceptor for graduate and DNP students. She has given presentations at the local and national levels. 

Robin PriceRobin Price, MSN, RN
Manager, New Nurse Residency Program
University of Maryland Medical Center

Robin Price has been a nurse since 2002. For most of her career, she has worked as a bedside telemetry nurse. In 2017, however, she followed her passion and became a nurse educator, a role that enables her to provide leadership, expertise and professional support services to both direct care staff and leaders in nursing and patient care services.

As manager of the New Graduate Nurse Residency Program, Price provides direct oversight of the Nurse Residency Program for University of Maryland Medical Center’s (UMMC) Downtown and Midtown campuses. She holds a Master of Science degree in nursing (nursing education) from Walden University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Salisbury University.

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