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)

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.

Membership is open to any nurse – male or female – to better facilitate discussion and to meet the most important objective of AAMN – strengthening and humanizing health care.

Resources

For Additional Information 

Henry E. Inegbenosun, BSN, RN, CCRN, FCCS
DNP Family Nurse Practitioner Student
hinegbenosun@umaryland.edu

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 Sarah Trandel-Korenchuk
Vice President Harsana Showunmi
Secretary Kadryne Morgan
Treasurer Alyson Shittu
First Year PhD Representatives Zahra Rahmaty
First Year DNP Representatives Safa Soliman
PhD Curriculum Representative Anju Paudel
DNP Curriculum Representative Samantha Harnack
Social Chair TBD
GSA Representative Ashleigh Boidock
Student Affairs Representative Keisha Bates
Lunch and Learn Moderator Amy Nelson
PhD Faculty Advisor Carla Storr, ScD, MPH
DNP Faculty Advisor
Blanche Brown, DNP, RN, CRNP-PC

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

Support for Dissemination

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

2018-19 schedule to be determined.


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 Niki Papageorgopoulos 
Vice President Lauren Meadowcroft 
Treasurer Jessica McKay 
Secretary Michal Kovacs 
Social Events Chair Jessica Cole 
USGA Primary Senator Nkechi Mezu 
CNL Mentor Facilitator Tracy Jennings
GSA Student Liason Chiamaka Nnah
Community Outreach Co-Chair Alejandra Castillo

 

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 Bassey Etim-Edet 
Vice President Natia Williams
Secretary and Treasurer Sydney Brown
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 Shanelle Franklin
Vice President Zelda Farhat
Secretary Josephine Makanjuola
Treasurer Sunglim "Ruth" Choi
Membership Chair Kylie Marlo
Marketing Chair Chiamaka Nnah
Faculty Advisor Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD, CRNP-Neonatal, FAAN

 
Fall 2018 Meeting Dates

Monday, Sept. 24 Welcome to NGH!
Monday, Oct. 8 10th Annual Global Health on the Ground: Student Reflections from the Field
Monday, Nov. 12 Jhpiego Presentation

Register here to receive NGH updates!

Contact Us

umarylandngh@gmail.com

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

President Alexandra Shepherd
Co-Vice President Nora Quartey
Co-Vice President Nicole Pohida
Treasurer Rihanna Moyer 
Secretary Mirielsa Palor
Webmaster Emily Athanas-Linden

 

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 
Community 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 Elyse De Laittre
(CNL student, graduating Dec. 2018)
Vice President Chigo Oguh
(Pharmacy/MPH student, graduating May 2020)
Treasurer Jennifer Nelson
(CNL student, graduating Dec. 2018)
Secretary Brett Kiser
(CNL student, graduating Dec. 2018)
Communications Chair open
Research/Policy Chair Kate Dunn
(CNL student, graduating May 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

group photo of the UMANS advisory board

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 Alexandra Shepherd
Co-President Rhianna Moyer
Co-Vice President Jake Rodriguez
Co-Vice President Nora Quartey
Co-Vice President Camila Serpas (Elect)
Co-Treasurer Jenny Guo
Co-Treasurer Amir Loiacono
Co-Secretary Katelyn McCabe
Co-Secretary Anne Gallo Morris
Co-Community Chair Emile El Ghandour
Co-Community Chair Eji Ihionkhan
Co-Fundraising Chair Lisa Valladares
Co-Fundraising Chair Denise Levy
Co-Historian Kristi Senft
Co-Historian Elena London
Bridge To Nursing Officer Emily Green
Bridge To Nursing Officer Onyinyechi Oziji
Bridge To Nursing Officer Bawi Sung
Bridge To Nursing Officer Rosa Le


Useful Links

Honor Society

University-wide Student Groups

Resources for Student Organizations

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1:00 PM | Building II, Multipurpose Room for December graduates
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