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May 17: Hodson Professor of Nursing will direct B.S.N. program

Monday, May 17, 2010

FREDERICK, Md.--A lifelong healthcare practitioner and educator who specializes in women's health issues will lead Hood College's newest addition to its curriculum.


Carol Ann Snapp of Walkersville, Md., has been named Hodson Professor of Nursing and will direct Hood's bachelor of science in nursing completion program, a collaborative effort between Hood, Frederick Community College and Frederick Memorial Hospital.


Snapp brings more than 35 years of clinical, academic, supervisory and administrative experience to the newly established program. She previously served as assistant professor in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and as a clinical instructor and nurse-midwifery education program director at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She has also served on numerous local advisory committees, local and state peer review panels and as a contributor to academic journals.


The College's first-ever bachelor's degree completion program in nursing was officially announced in January. Registered nurses who already have an associate degree in nursing will be able to enroll in the program beginning this fall. The degree will complement the large nursing program at Frederick Community College, where the associate degree in nursing is offered. Most of the more than 1,000 nurses in Frederick do not hold the B.S.N. and would be candidates for the degree.


The position is partially endowed by the Hodson Trust, the College's largest benefactor. Throughout the College, the Hodson name is prevalent from scholarships for students and fellowships for faculty to a lecture series and named buildings.


Snapp earned a B.S.N. from the University of Maryland, a M.S.N. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a business of nursing certificate and a D.N.Sc. from The Johns Hopkins University.