COVID-19 Response

illustration of nurses wearing masks

We are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, and will keep this webpage updated with the most current information about any impact to School of Nursing operations.

Have a question related to UMSON COVID-19 operations?

Please follow these steps:
  1. Review this webpage.
  2. Review the UMB Coronavirus website (policies, guidelines, and extensive FAQs).
  3. If you still can't find the answer, email us for assistance.

UMSON Status

Through the spring 2021 semester:

  • Classes: conducted remotely
  • Clinicals and Practicums, Labs and Simulation Activities: conducted in person, using necessary precautions
  • Events: conducted virtually
  • Employees: follow UMB's Updated Telework Policy
  • Universities at Shady Grove: see Updates on COVID-19 

UMSON SAFE Screening and COVID-19 Testing Requirements

For Students

For Employees

* If you are both a nursing student and an employee, student requirements take precedence.

More Information on UMB SAFE on Campus

Read about how contact tracing happens at UMB.

Additional Information

Information for Students

Administrator Contact Information 

Name and Title

Email

Maeve Howett, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE 
Professor and Associate Dean for the Baccalaureate Program
mhowett@umaryland.edu
Bimbola Akintade, PhD, MBA, MHA, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC
Associate Professor and Associate Dean for the Master of Science in Nursing Program
bakintade@umaryland.edu
Shannon Reedy Idzik, DNP, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN ‌
Associate Professor and Associate Dean for the DNP Program
idzik@umaryland.edu
Kirsten Corazzini, PhD, FGSA
Professor and Associate Dean for the PhD Program
kcorazzini@umaryland.edu
Jeffrey Ash, EdD
Assistant Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
jash@umaryland.edu 
Larry Fillian, MEd
Associate Dean for Student and Academic Services
lfillian@umaryland.edu 
Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor
kirschling@umaryland.edu 

Resources 

SAFE Screening and COVID-19 Testing Requirements

Additional Resources

If you are feeling increased anxiety because of the crisis and its disruption to your life, UMB offers counseling resources through the Student Counseling Center (410-328-8404).

Communication Archive

Video Archive

Information for Faculty and Staff

Forms

Request Access To:

UMSON Building or USG Location: 

Another Location at UMB

Request Approval for Reimbursement or Pick Up:

Request Office Technology to Support Teleworking 
(e.g., computer, monitor, webcam, software, etc.)

Assessing How to Support Ongoing Programmatic/Business Needs


Resources

SAFE Screening and COVID-19 Testing Requirements

* If you are both a nursing student and an employee, student requirements take precedence.

PPE Resources

Community and Counseling Resources

If you are feeling increased anxiety because of the crisis and its disruption to your life, UMB offers counseling resources through our Employee Assistance Program (667-214-1555). Download a brochure.

Technology and Telework Resources

We encourage all UMSON employees to include the following message above your contact information in your email signature:

We are working remotely to comply with UMB campus guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. While we will do our best to continue normal operations and work schedules, please understand that due to the nature of the situation, responses and actions may be delayed. We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time.


Communication Archive

Video Archive

Information for Researchers

Videos

Forms

Guidance Documents

Information for Clinical Partners

Communication Archive

Information for Alumni

Communication Archive

  • March 31, 2020 COVID-19 Employment Opportunity
    from Lisa Rowen, Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, University of Maryland Medical Center
  • March 19, 2020: UMSON Update
    from Jane M. Kirschling, Dean 

Ways to Help

Make a card for UMB's thank-you card campaign.

Volunteer your time. Visit the partnership website to find a way to make a difference, including:

  • Giving blood
  • Delivering meals
  • Providing virtual business support

Know of another opportunity that should be listed? You can create an account at the link above to submit the information, and you can also email the information to Eva Hanley so it can be included in a weekly email.

Donate to one of our emergency funds to help create a much-needed safety net for our most vulnerable students:

Additional Resources

UMB COVID-19 News and Resources
for the campus preparedness plan, informational videos, and FAQs

UMB Alerts
for closings and other important campus-wide announcements

UMB Webcam Tutorial 
a video tutorial on how to improve your online presence during teleconferences

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
for updates on the spread of COVID-19 and recommendations to limit its spread

Maryland Department of Health COVID-19 Webpage
for Maryland-specific COVID-19 updates

"Gratitude Heals - A Special Edition Workbook for Supporting Healthcare in a COVID-19 Crisis"

We are grateful to Linda Roszak Burton, ACC, BBC, BS, the founder and managing partner of DRW Inc., a leadership development and executive coaching firm, for sharing with us "Gratitude Heals - A Special Edition Workbook for Supporting Healthcare in a COVID-19 Crisis." Ms. Roszak serves as an appointed member of the University of Maryland School of Nursing's Advisory Board for the Governor's Wellmobile Program. She has kindly granted us permission to post this workbook here and make it broadly available to our extended community. We are deeply appreciative of her ongoing support.

Guidance and Letters to the UMB Community

On the Bright Side: Share Your Uplifting Stories

Explore the inspirational stories shared by faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are going above and beyond to support their family and friends, colleagues, and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read More and Share Your Story

Impact Summary

  

Upcoming UMSON Town Halls