Louise S. Jenkins, PhD, RN, FAHA, ANEF



Inaugural Distinguished University Professor

School Affiliation

School of Nursing


  • Nursing Education


Dr. Jenkins co-founded the Institute for Educators in 2004 to address an urgent statewide nursing faculty shortage. Under her leadership, over 1,000 nurses have been prepared as faculty in academic institutions or educators in clinical institutions. This growth has dramatically increased the number of nursing school graduates becoming licensed in Maryland. This and other statewide initiatives have been recognized through the awarding of multiple grants totaling nearly $7 million. Dr. Jenkins also co-developed the Teaching in Nursing and Health Professions Certificate Program, which has equipped additional graduate students with essential skills for teaching current and future nurses. She led the development and implementation of a Faculty Mentorship Program at the School of Nursing and is exploring avenues for supporting new nursing faculty. She serves on the UMB Campus Instructional Technology Stakeholders Group and is a member of the Steering Committee for the UMB Graduate School’s interprofessional PhD in teaching in health education. She is a fellow of the American Heart Association and past chair of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing of the American Heart Association. She also is a fellow of the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education.

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This information was last updated January 6, 2023.