Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved as an alumni volunteer and help UMSON fulfill its mission to develop leaders in education, research, and practice.

Adjunct Faculty

UMSON hires adjunct faculty to provide clinical instruction to entry-level students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and Clinical Nurse Leader master’s option and to teach in select undergraduate and graduate didactic courses at the Baltimore and Shady Grove locations. Master’s- and doctoral-prepared nurses are encouraged to send a cover letter outlining their expertise and desired area of teaching, as well as résumé/curriculum vitae, to Dean Jane Kirschling at kirschling@son.umaryland.edu.

Alumni Association Community Service Program

The Alumni Association offers rewarding volunteer opportunities for UMSON alumni at My Sister’s Place and Paul’s Place, two Baltimore community organizations. If you would like to participate, send an email to alumni@son.umaryland.edu or call 410-706-0674.

Alumni Association Recent Graduate Committee

The Recent Graduate Committee organizes opportunities to engage recent graduates with UMSON through volunteer programs, events, and professional development activities. If you would like to join the committee, contact Cynthia Sikorski at sikorski@son.umaryland.edu or 410-706-0674.

Alumni Speaker Series & Alumni/Student Networking Program

Alumni have an opportunity to share their career path and professional expertise with current students through the Alumni Speaker Series program and the Student/Alumni Networking Event. If you would like to assist students through either of these initiatives, contact Cynthia Sikorski at sikorski@son.umaryland.edu or 410-706-0674.

Class Representative

Class Representatives serve as liaisons between the UMSON Alumni Office and their class, especially during a reunion. They communicate with fellow alumni, share professional news (promotions, awards, and honors), and encourage them to participate in alumni events and programs. If you would like to serve as a Class Representative, email alumni@son.umaryland.edu or call 410-706-0674 and let the Alumni Office know of your interest.

Living History Museum Docent

The School of Nursing Living History Museum is supported by a dedicated team of volunteer docents, who are retired nurses and alumni of the School. The docents have tremendous wisdom and experience, and their presence is a reminder of the link between nursing’s present and past.

The museum is currently seeking additional volunteers to help in a variety of roles, including serving as docents who share the history of the School and nursing with students and visitors, as well as behind-the-scenes assistance with collections care and managements, including cataloging artificats, conducting research, and digitizing collections. If you are interested in getting more involved with the Living History Museum, please contact the museum curator, Heather Ritterpusch, 410-706-2822 or email ritterpusch@son.umaryland.edu.

Open Houses for Prospective Students

The UMSON Admissions Office hosts open houses several times a year to introduce prospective nursing students to UMSON’s academic programs. If you would be interested in participating at one of these events and talking with students about your nursing school and professional experiences, contact the Office of Student Services at 410-706-0501 or openhouse@son.umaryland.edu.

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Preceptors

Our valued alumni, above all others, understand the importance of having skilled, experienced preceptors available throughout the community to work with students from UMSON as they complete their clinical requirements. Having successfully conquered the rigors of a UMSON degree program and transformed your education into practice, we look to our alumni to continue the learning cycle and to open their doors to students wishing to follow in their footsteps. If you are interested in helping to prepare a new generation of nurses by serving as a preceptor, call Kristy Novak at 410-706-0163 or email novak@son.umaryland.edu.  

Career Advisory Program

Do you remember what it was like right after you graduated from UMSON? How you felt when you accepted your first nursing job? As you know, today’s nursing graduates have many choices about the direction of their career paths. With so many options, it is helpful to provide students with additional information and career advice. Your expertise is a wonderful resource for UMSON’s nursing students!

If you are interested in communicating on an informal basis with UMSON students who may have interests in your field of practice, geographic location, educational and work backgrounds, etc., simply complete the following form and an interested student may contact you in the future for advice and information. For more information about this program, contact Cynthia Sikorski at sikorski@son.umaryland.edu or 410-706-0674.

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