Nurses and engineers have more in common than you think. For one thing, those in both fields believe in problem solving and teamwork. Now, the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing have announced a new interdisciplinary fellowship opportunity to strengthen collaborations between nurses and engineers at Johns Hopkins.
“I’ve been a nurse for 40 years and the same problems exist. It’s time to think about systems solutions instead of technical ones,” says Patricia Davidson, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.
One engineering student and one nursing student will be selected for the fellowship. The fellows will work with faculty in the School of Nursing and in the Malone Center on research that improves patient outcomes through implementation science, technological innovation, and systems modeling and optimization.
“I cannot imagine a better environment to figure out how medical professionals and engineers can come together to solve problems,” says Ed Schlesinger, Benjamin T. Rome Dean of the Whiting School of Engineering. “Amazing things are going to come out of this incredible opportunity.”
Current Johns Hopkins nursing and engineering PhD students in their second year of doctoral study or later can now apply.