Office of Admissions The Fuld Fellows Program The Helene Fuld Leadership Program for the Advancement of Patient Safety and Quality (The Fuld Fellows Program) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) is designed to prepare a select group of pre-licensure nursing students for future leadership at the bedside and in other care settings, who have exceptional competencies for promoting quality and safety, particularly among older patients. This program provides academic and financial support for students who have a special interest in developing quality and safety skills beyond those ensured by the current curriculum. These selected students, Fuld Fellows, are given unique opportunities to capitalize on the intellectual and institutional resources that distinguish Johns Hopkins as a leader in healthcare quality and safety. The Fuld Fellows Program provides each Fuld Fellow with the following: 1) broad, evidence-based, quality/patient safety interprofessional education; 2) practical quality/patient safety learning experiences with Johns Hopkins improvement teams; and 3) mentoring to bridge theory and practice.
This program will help strengthen nursing education nationwide by offering an exemplary academic model and innovative curriculum for building competencies in quality and safety that can be replicated or adapted at other leading institutions. Program goals. Provide broad, evidence based, quality/patient safety training. Provide practical quality/patient safety experience.
Provide mentoring to bridge theory and practice Benefits. Enriched curriculum in patient quality and safety. Service-learning activities with interprofessional teams.
Quality and safety research opportunities Opport. Opportunities & Eligibility Opportunities Capitalize on the combined resources of the, the top-ranked Johns Hopkins Hospital, and the JHU schools of Nursing,. You'll participate in the highest quality interprofessional health education, research, and patient care delivery. Broad, evidence-based training in quality improvement and patient safety. Practical quality improvement and patient safety experience.
Mentors from the School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins Medicine, and the Armstrong Institute will guide you and help bridge the theory and practice Selection Process To be considered for the Fuld program, you must:. The application process includes an essay describing interest in quality improvement and patient safety and an interview Contact the Admissions at for more information on eligibility. Funding Source Funding Source Helene Fuld Health Trust Background The Helene Fuld Health Trust's mission is to support and promote the health, welfare, and education of student nurses. The Trust is the nation's largest private funder devoted exclusively to nursing students and nursing education. Leonhard Felix Fuld and his sister, Florentine, contributed $5,000 each to create a foundation to honor the memory of their mother, Helene Shwab Fuld, who had died in 1923.
Born in New York City in 1883, Dr. Fuld attended Columbia University, from which he received his bachelor's degree, law degree, and doctorate. Although he worked as an editor, civil servant, and securities analyst, his lifelong passion was public health and sanitation. During her lifetime, Helene Fuld had also been passionately interested in health issues, and the foundation named for her was originally dedicated to the 'relief of poverty, suffering, sickness and distress.' Fuld limited the foundation's focus to 'the improvement of the health and welfare of student nurses, and the term 'nurse' is hereby defined as a person who gives bedside care to the sick and injured' a mission he had been thinking about for some time.
Fuld noted to Trenton Sunday Times Advertiser: 'After careful consideration and because of my intense interest in sanitation and health, I chose to pinpoint my efforts in the field of nurse health, which had received comparatively little attention up to that time.' Throughout the course of his involvement with making grants to nursing schools, Dr. Fuld often visited the schools - several of which renamed themselves in honor of his mother - and spoke with nursing students in an effort to learn more about their needs and to ensure that high standards were being met. As the country recovered from the Depression, Dr. Fuld and his sister both made further contributions to the foundation.
After World War II, with the economy booming, the Fuld foundation's assets grew geometrically - from $4.8 million in 1952, to more than $35 million in 1965. Fuld - concerned that the foundation continue after his death or incapacity - decided that he would eventually turn the assets over to a charitable trust to be known as the Helene Fuld Health Trust. The primary mission of the Trust is to support and promote the health, welfare, and education of student nurses. The first priority of the Trust is financial aid to nursing students.
Acknowledging the increased complexity of and sophisticated knowledge required for health care delivery, the Trust will give preference to programs that offer BSN degrees and higher. The Trust will seek opportunities to establish endowed scholarships for students in baccalaureate programs at selected nursing schools through an invitational process. The Trust will continue to award grants to leading nursing schools and other organizations which undertake innovative programs designed to develop and expand the professional and leadership skills of nursing students, faculty, and administration. Program Requirements Program Requirements Program Requirements and Prerequisites Students are required to participate in a 1 credit Fuld Fellows seminar each of the three semesters in the Fuld Fellows Program. They additionally are required to work 50 hours per semester for two semesters on a quality improvement project with their assigned mentor.
Fuld Fellows choose their mentor based on their interests. In the third semester, they are required to create a scientific poster for presentation. Program Faculty Fuld Leadership Program Faculty The Fuld faculty team leaders bring knowledge and expertise in clinical skills development, service-learning and practice, and innovation for evidence-based nursing. Program Director Dr. VanGraafeiland is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Department of Acute and Chronic Care. She spent the previous 14 years as an instructor and Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland's School of Nursing. She has over 20 years of experience as a pediatric nurse practitioner.
Her focus is on improving the safety and healthcare outcomes of underserved and vulnerable pediatric patients and their families. As part of her recent QI work, she developed a documentation checklist healthcare providers can use to improve communication, expedite timely referrals, and advance the overall healthcare and social needs of children in foster care.
Terror victim and pro-Israel activist Ari Fuld “was a role model, and we should honor him for that,” Erdan stated. By Jack Gold, World Israel News Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has asked Police Commissioner Roni Alsheikh to convene the Honor Medal and Decoration Committee as soon as possible in order to considering honoring terror victim Ari Fuld, who was at the Gush Etzion junction last month. Fuld fought his assailant and prevented more casualties before succumbing to his wounds. After being critically wounded, Fuld, 45, an American-Israel and father of four, chased and shot his attacker before collapsing.
He died later in a Jerusalem hospital. Erdan is pushing for the medal to be posthumously bestowed upon Fuld in the upcoming commendation ceremony later this month, Ynet reported. The minister asked that Fuld receive the Civilian Courage Award, the highest decoration, which is bestowed upon those who performed acts of supreme courage while endangering their own lives. “Ari Fuld demonstrated supreme courage while putting his own life on the line when in his final moments he chased the terrorist and neutralized him—thus saving the lives of other civilians,” Erdan wrote to the police chief. “Ari fought for Israel beyond the battlefield, in the international arena, and was one of the activists in a network we have established to show the world the truth about Israel and expose the lies of its boycotters,” Erdan added.
“Ari was a role model, and we should honor him for that.”.