March 2, 2021: ATTN: May 2021 Graduates, Recommendations from faculty re: employment

Dear BSN and CNL May 2021 Graduates,

As part of your job search as either an early-exit Nurse Graduate, or other employment opportunity, employers may request letters of recommendation from faculty. In order to streamline this process, we have created a letter of recommendation request form that will generate a request directly from you to the faculty member whom you specify. You can locate faculty email addresses in the UMSON Directory. Please note that UMSON will not monitor this recommendation process, and faculty members are not obligated to complete a recommendation form for you. You should obtain the faculty member’s agreement to write a recommendation prior to completing this form. 

Four of the largest employers in our area – the University of Maryland Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Health, Medstar Heath, and Holy Cross Health – are expecting that this form will be used for this purpose for early exit graduates. The relevant contact information for the correct contact at these employers is located in the form. If you are not under consideration for a Nurse Graduate position at one of these employers, you may still use this form to submit a request; however, you should verify with your prospective employer to whom the letter should be sent. 

Thank you for committing to serve our communities to help make health care brighter.


Larry Fillian
Associate Dean, Student and Academic Services