UMSON Office of Academic and Career Success at Baltimore

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At this time, ALL appointments with advisors and tutors will be conducted via phone or online only.

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Our academic and career services include:

Academic Coaching

Sometimes, life gets in the way of our academic pursuits. The Office of Academic and Career Success staff can work with you to identify road blocks, uncover obstacles, and generate new paths forward toward academic success. We can help with:

  • time management
  • study strategies
  • test-taking skills
  • stress management.

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Career Services and Resources

If you're a student or alumni, the Office of Academic and Career Success can help you find and apply for positions. Our services include:

  • 1:1 career counseling
  • career workshops and fairs
  • employer lobby days
  • mock interviews
  • resume and cover letter assistance

To schedule career counseling or resume/cover letter assistance:

  • For RN-to-BSN or BSN students: schedule with Kiran Kaur
  • For master’s and doctoral students: schedule with Christine King

Please send a draft of your resume and/or cover letter to us BEFORE scheduling an appointment.

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Career Tools:

UMSON Student Resources:

Additional Resources:

Job Boards

Finding a job has never been easier!

We post career opportunities in The Elm: Nursing (students receive a digest of new posts via email each Tuesday), and we regularly update:

We encourage you to visit often!

Leadership Development

Leadership skills are highly sought after by employers. Why? Because leaders show initiative and are highly motivated, skills that can make you stand out as an applicant.

 The Office of Academic and Career Success can support you in the pursuit of leadership skills through Student Organizations.

Professional Advising (BSN and CNL only)

All appointments will continue to be offered VIRTUALLY until further notice. 

Watch: Group Clinical Information Session Recording (Recorded Nov. 9, 2021)

If you're an entry-into-practice (BSN or CNL) student, professional advisors in the Office of Academic and Career Success can provide you with individualized, integrative, and ongoing educational support to promote academic success, career exploration, and your personal well-being.

Upon admission to the BSN program or CNL option, you'll be assigned a professional advisor who will guide you in the development of educational plans that are consistent with your academic, personal, and professional goals.

Your advisor assignment will be emailed to you no later than the fourth week of the semester.

Professional Advising Assignments

  • Conway Scholars: Jill Pahel
  • BSN and CNL Students: Jill Pahel, Kiran Kaur, Kathryn (Katie) Lamp, Christine King

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A tutor helps a student by drawing on a whiteboard.

The Office of Academic and Career Success offers Learning Lab Sessions and Peer Tutoring in specific courses taught by people who have previously completed those courses and who have strong communication and teaching skills.

For the Spring 2022 semester, Learning Lab Sessions and Peer Tutoring will continue to be offered virtually due to COVID-19. Days and times for Learning Lab Sessions will be communicated by course faculty and/or Learning Lab Leaders through Blackboard and email. 

Please read and/or download the University of Maryland School of Nursing Peer Tutoring Agreement prior to seeking tutoring services. Students are responsible for following the policies in this document should they seek/use tutoring services offered through UMSON.

All of our services are offered at no additional charge to students.

All services listed in this section are for Baltimore students only. Shady Grove students, please visit this webpage.

Learning Lab Sessions (BSN & CNL only) Peer Tutoring (all students)
Learning Lab Sessions are group sessions held in a classroom or virtually to study course material. 

Tutoring is available for the following courses:

  • BSN: 314, 316, 317, 319, 324, 327, 414
  • CNL: 501, 503, 505, 514
  • DNP: 790, 795

Group sessions are offered for the following courses:

  • BSN: 314, 316, 317, 319, 324, 327, 414
  • CNL: 501, 503, 505, 514

Dates and times are posted on the course BlackBoard page.

To schedule a tutor:

For 452 tutoring: information is listed on course Blackboard page

For 790 tutoring: Use Bookings to make a 30-minute or 1-hour appointment.

  1. Under "Select Service", select "Research Methods Tutoring (790)"
  2. Under "Select Staff", select "Keisha Indenbaum-Bates"
  3. Select an available date and time.
  4. Add details/additional information
  5. Select "Book" to submit your request.

For all other tutoring (314, 316, 317, 319, 324, 327, 414, 501, 503, 505, 514): Please see the list of tutors provided on course Blackboard pages and reach out to tutors directly. In your outreach, please provide your name, course that you are requesting tutoring for, and your availability (be as specific as possible). We will do our best to honor all requests but cannot guarantee that tutoring will be available for all requests. Thank you for understanding.

Above photo: During a Learning Lab Session, a tutor helps students synthesize the most difficult concepts in a course.

Writing Support

In addition to University of Maryland, Baltimore's Writing Center services, the Office of Academic and Career Success provides a professional writing tutor is available both in person and online to assist you with:

  • grammar
  • APA style (including recent updates to the 7th edition)
  • restructuring a paper.

All of our services are offered at no additional charge to students. 

Our writing support is open to all students in all programs.

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Upcoming Events

Meet the Staff:

Christine King, EdD, MSEd
Director, Student Success Center, OSAS
Address: 106C
Phone Number: 410-706-4959 - See more at:
Room: 104A, School of Nursing Building
Phone: 410-706-4959
Kathryn Lamp, PhD
Assistant Director
Room: 106E, School of Nursing Building
Phone: 410-706-0502
Jillian Pahel

Jillian Pahel, MBA
Assistant Director, Student Services for Conway Scholars
Room: 106D, School of Nursing Building
Phone: 410-706-3049

We're here to support you.

We are here to help you navigate difficult situations the best we can, and to connect you to resources that may help with your success.

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