Student Organizations

UMANS 2017 Group Photo

Get involved. Gain valuable skills. Make new friends.

Outside of clinicals and classrooms, there are so many ways to make the most of your time while at UMSON. Getting involved with a student organization can help you broaden your skill set, build your professional network, and have some fun.

Student Organizations

American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN)

AAMN Officers 2015

The purpose of the Maryland Chapter of American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) is to be the acknowledged local and regional organization for men in nursing. The organization also provides a framework for nurses as a group to meet, discuss, and influence factors that affect men as nurses. Our objectives are to:

  • Encourage men of all ages to become nurses and join together with all nurses in strengthening and humanizing health care.
  • Support men who are nurses to grow professionally and demonstrate to each other and to society the increasing contributions made by men within the nursing profession.
  • Advocate for continued research, education, and dissemination of information about men’s health issues, men in nursing, and nursing knowledge at the local and national levels.
  • Support members’ full participation in the nursing profession and its organizations, and use the chapter for the limited objectives stated above.

Officers

AAMN is currently dormant. If you're interested in helping to start this student organization back up, email Katie Lamp, assistant director of the Student Success Center, at klamp@umaryland.edu.

Resources

Doctoral Student Organization (DSO)

The Doctoral Student Organization (DSO) supports doctoral students by encouraging them to engage in professional and social endeavors that will enhance educational experiences and promote leadership and organizational skills.

Mission and Vision

The mission of DSO is to support and enhance the learning, knowledge, and professional development of fellow students who are committed to making a difference in health care.

The vision of the DSO is to create a rich and vibrant community of doctoral students who lead in using evidence based practice and scholarship. The DSO is a collaborative community that fosters the development of constituents through its values of questioning, creating, changing, learning, teaching, answering, educating, researching, and caring.

Officers and Representatives

President Harsana Showunmi 
Vice President Sharon-Marie Smith 
Secretary William Sutton
Treasurer Alina Piatygo
First Year PhD Representatives Anju Paudel
Lindsey Hertsenberg
First Year DNP Representatives

Kadryne Morgan
Wendy Zhang

PhD Curriculum Representative Stacey Iobst
DNP Curriculum Representative Katie Casper
Social Chair Devan Martin
Henry Inegbenosun
GSA Representative Ashleigh Boidock
Student Affairs Representatives Anjana Solaiman
Stacian Nwaukwa
Lunch and Learn Moderator Jungmin Yoon
PhD Faculty Advisor Carla Storr, ScD, MPH
DNP Faculty Advisor

Announcements

Select computers at the School of Nursing have received the following software updates and installations:

  • Rm 245: All PCs have SPSS, R, R Studio, Tableau
  • Rm 430: All PCs have SPSS, R, R Studio, Tableau
  • Rm 430: Select PCs listed below are labeled with specific software contained on the PC 
    • Comprehensive Meta Analysis (NRS-LAB-430A1 – back section, end station, near printer)
    • SAS 9.4 (NRS-LAB-430A7 - back section, opposite end)
    • NVivo 10 (NRS-LAB-430B1 - front section, end station, near pay station)

Resources for all UMSON Doctoral Students

Resources for DNP Students

Resources for PhD Students

Lunch 'N' Learns

The purpose of the lunch and learns is to provide doctoral students an opportunity for:

  1. peer support meetings to share ideas and information
  2. development of skills required of nurse scientists
  3. collaboration between doctoral faculty and students with regard to research practice

Faculty Advisor: Eun-Shim Nahm, PhD, RN, FAAN
Student Leaders: Amal Al Balushi and Jungmin Yoon

Lunch will be provided.

Date Topic Speaker(s)
Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 How to Write an Abstract
3-Minute Thesis
 

Contact Us

Contact us at dso.umaryland@gmail.com.

 

Graduate Nursing Association (GNA)

The purpose of the GNA is to advocate for all master's-level graduate nursing students through encouraging good fellowship, creating a sense of community, and facilitating communication between faculty, staff, and students at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON). GNA inspires professional growth by providing programs representative of fundamental and emerging trends in the field of nursing and promotes a dynamic and diverse student body dedicated to the highest quality of health care.

Officers

President Ijeoma Agwu 
Vice President Danielle Kasoff 
Treasurer Kendall Powell
Secretary Brandon Cottom 
Social Events Chair Kendall Heatley 
Community Outreach Chairs Sarah Cohen
Liz Jones 
Student Liason Brett Kiser
CNL Mentor Facilitator Dawn-Sherryl Nwaebube 
USGA Primary Senator Emily Hunt 

 

Resources

National Black Nurses Association (NBNA)

UMSON welcomes a newly chartered organization for the 2017-18 school year: the National Black Nurses Association, Downtown Baltimore Chapter. 

Officers

President Jasmin Shivers 
Vice President Lauren Hinson 
Secretary and Treasurer Ashley Foster
Faculty Advisors Ashley Brown 
Sharone Stewart

Nurses for Global Health (NGH) - Baltimore

Our mission is to strengthen the engagement of the University of Maryland School of Nursing with the global health community by building collaborations, creating networks, and becoming a resource center for global health nursing opportunities. We support the School of Nursing's vision of creating a rich and vibrant working and learning environment, with a focus on expanding and sharing knowledge on global health issues.

Officers

President Warda Al Amri 
Vice President Jisoo Joyce Bae 
Secretary Meghan Retzbach 
Treasurer Lentisie Woldemeskel 
Membership Chair Egidia Rugwizangoga 

 

Nurses for Global Health (NGH) - USG

Our mission is to strengthen the engagement of the University of Maryland School of Nursing at the Universities at Shady Grove with the global health community by building collaborations, creating networks, and becoming a resource center for global health nursing opportunities. We support the School of Nursing's vision of creating a rich and vibrant working and learning environment, with a focus on expanding and sharing knowledge on global health issues.

Officers

Co-President Morgan Hamilton
Co-President Roxy Jaffe 
Co-Vice President Madeleine Fryzek 
Co-Vice President Kate Tiburzi 
Co-Secretary Mandy Truong 
Co-Secretary Chantal Gutierrez 
Treasurer Jade Raney 

 

Nursing Student Government Association (NSGA)

The purpose of the Nursing Student Government Association (NSGA) is to encourage fellowship among students, faculty, and staff by creating an atmosphere of collaboration and understanding at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON). NSGA inspires professional growth by providing programs representative of fundamental and emerging trends in the field of nursing and promotes a dynamic and diverse student body dedicated to the highest quality of health care.

Purpose

  1. Advocate for all students, encourage good fellowship among students, and create a sense of unity and facilitate communication between faculty, staff, and students
  2. Instill an appreciation for the necessity of continuous professional growth
  3. Develop and maintain a functional government, which addresses diversity within and among the members of the student body

Membership

All undergraduate students of the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) are members of the NSGA and have the right to vote in general elections. The monies received by UMSON from the Student Activities Fee are paid by each student at the time of registration for each semester. The University of Maryland allocates these funds to the NSGA according to established financial policies and procedures.

Officers

President Hunter Garrett 
Vice President Catherine Eckroad 
Treasurer Sarah Romecki 
Secretary Lizeta Argiropoulos 
Comunity Service Chairs Caroline Llarreus
Brian Khor 
Communications Chair Samantha Dove 
Primary USGA Senator Josh Drobina 
USGA Senators Mi Ae KimYoung Kim
Young Kim


Resources

Useful Links

Students United for Policy, Education, and Research (SUPER)

Students United for Policy, Education, and Research (SUPER), an UMSON student chapter of AcademyHealth, is a student group whose members strive to educate themselves and others on current health care research development and policy practices. SUPER’s parent organization, AcademyHealth, is a premier advocate for health services research and policy advancement. With their guidance, SUPER hosts:

  • legislators and other policymakers from the local, state, and national levels
  • health services researchers
  • those working within the health care system in non-governmental roles.

SUPER also participates in state health care advocacy events, such as the School of Nursing’s Advocacy Day in Annapolis, allowing students to apply what they have learned about health services policy.

Officers

President Kate Dunn
CNL Student, Graduating 2018
Vice President AC Castro
BSN Student, Graduating 2017
Treasurer

Megan Finn
CNL Student, Graduating 2018

Secretary Brett Kiser
CNL Student, Graduating 2018
Communications and Events Elyse De Laittre
CNL Student, Graduating 2018
Faculty Advisor Catherine Kelleher, ScD, MPH, MS, RN

Resources

Contact Us

Contact us at UMB.SUPER@gmail.com.

 

University of Maryland Association of Nursing Students (UMANS) - USG

The University of Maryland Association of Nursing Students (UMANS) is the University of Maryland's chapter of the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA). UMANS members must be NSNA members and participate in UMANS events and fundraising to attend the NSNA annual convention.

Officers

Co-President Niya Ross 
Co-President Irene Luna 
Co-Vice President Mandy Truong 
Co-Vice President Amber Tollefson 
Secretary Nikaila Brown 
Co-Treasurer Aisha Ibrahim-nurudin 
Co-Treasurer Kelly Ho 
Community Chairs Morgan Hamilton
Emile El Ghandour
Fundraising Chairs Victoria Rozario
Emily King
Historian Erik Funte
Faculty Advisor Karmen A. Hice, MS, RN


Useful Links

Honor Society

University-wide Student Groups

Resources for Student Organizations

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Please note that it may take up to 10 business days for your calendar, digital display, or web requests to be implemented. 

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Upcoming Events See More
1Dec
12:00 PM | UMSON, Room 455C Topic: How to Write an Abstract/3-Minute Thesis
5Dec
11:00 AM | UMSON Lobby Representatives from UMMC talent acquisitions and professional development will be in the lobby with information on positions and programs available to UMSON students.
11Dec
1:00 PM | SOn | Suite 480 for students interested in global health educational opportunities
18Dec
1:00 PM for July and December graduates
12Feb
1:00 PM | SOn | Suite 480 for students interested in global health educational opportunities