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Students and Alumni: Your Future Career in Nursing is Waiting 4 You

Careers4Nurses is the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s recruitment platform exclusively for currently enrolled students and alumni of UMSON.  It serves as your one-stop-shop for searching and applying to positions posted by employers seeking to hire UMSON talent. Search and apply to positions of all kinds, whether it be part-time, full-time, student nurse, externship, research, entry-level, or experienced positions. Careers4Nurses is FREE and accessible 24/7. 

UMSON Code of Ethical Conduct Statement for Students

The Office of Academic and Career Success is proud to offer UMSON students and alumni high-quality career guidance and resources. By engaging with our career resources, we expect you will act professionally as you are representing the UMSON. By utilizing UMSON Career services, including Careers4Nurses, you agree to do so in a manner that is in accordance with the UMSON ethical guidelines. Failing to do so could suspend your rights to participate in the events and services we provide

UMSON ethical guidelines are as follows:

  • Provide accurate information about your academic work and records, including courses taken, grades, positions held, and duties performed.
  • Interview only with employers with whom you are sincerely interested in working for and whose eligibility requirements you meet.
  • Appear for all interviews, on campus or elsewhere. Contact the employer (or career services) if something prevents you from attending the interview.
  • Communicate your acceptance or refusal of a job offer to employers promptly so they can notify other candidates that may be considered.
  • When you accept an offer, even verbally, you should have every intention of honoring that commitment.
  • Suspend all job search activities as soon as you have accepted a job – whether verbally or in writing.
  • Remember, when you are interacting with recruiters and hiring managers, you are “branding” yourself. Make sure your brand is of high quality.

Getting Started

Step 1: Log into Careers4Nurses

Log into Careers4Nurses: Sign in using your UMID single sign-on credentials to access your account.

  • Currently enrolled students and alumni 2020 or later: You should already have a Careers4Nurses account prepopulated by Registrar data.
  • Newly admitted: You must be registered for classes to qualify for an account.
  • Alumni prior to 2020: If you are unable to find an existing account in Careers4Nurses using your single-sign-on credentials, (in the format “UMID@umarylan.edu”), you may request an account by emailing NRSCareers@umaryland.edu using the subject line: Alumni Account Request. Please allow 24-48 hours for a reply. 

To sign up, you will need to:

  • Sign up with your UMSON email address (“username@umaryland.edu”) and campus ID OR
  • You can sign up with a non-University of Maryland, Baltimore email address (Gmail, yahoo!, etc.)

Note: All new account requests will be sent to a pending bin where a staff member will review and approve your request. To expedite this process, please email NRSCareers@umaryland.edu.

Step 2: Edit Your Profile

Create your public profile and start building your personal brand:

  • Create an eye-catching profile for employers to learn about you.  Consider adding a profile picture and cover image.
  • Publish your page to allow employers to find you.
  • Create a shareable link to your profile.

Step 3: Upload your Resume

Upload your resume. Be sure to set your resume so it is viewable/accessible to employers.

Step 4: Search for Positions

Search positions posted by employers. To narrow your search results such as focus area, geographic location, etc., click the “Advanced Search” button. 

Step 5: Apply to Positions

Apply to positions by clicking on Jobs on the top left navigation bar. 

Step 6: Get Feedback on your Resume.

Schedule an in-person or virtual resume review appointment by logging into Careers4Nurses and clicking on "Counseling" located on the top left navigation bar.

FAQs about Career4Nurses

What kind of positions are in Careers4Nurses?

All kinds! Student nurse positions, part-time, internships/externships, full-time (entry-level, experienced), fellowships, temporary/seasonal positions, too.

How do I find positions that fit my career current goals?

When completing your profile in Careers4Nurses, be sure to fill in your specialty interest areas, your semester in school, Careers4Nurses will sort jobs that are most relevant and add them to your feed. You can also use “All filters” to narrow your search results. You may also search by job role and industry area, too. Save your search results and select how often you would like to receive updates – daily, weekly, etc.

Can I set up a search agent?

Yes! You can set up more than one. To do so, just select “Save your search”. You can set search the search frequency, too (daily, weekly, etc.) You can edit your saved searches anytime by going to “Notifications>Edit Notification Preferences. 

How do I handle a job posting that seems too good to be true or seems suspicious?

The UMSON Office of Academic and Career Success works very hard to ensure job postings in Careers for Nurses are legitimate positions.  However, scammers are becoming more creative in their efforts to scam job seekers.  Here are some reg flags to look out for to help prevent you from being a victim of a fraudulent job offer:

  • An email that says it is from a UMSON faculty or staff member but either the from address or reply-to address is not an @umaryland.edu email. Sometimes the from address can be faked to look like an @umaryland.edu but the message asks you to apply via text message or emailing some other Gmail account.
  • You must provide your credit card, bank account numbers, or other personal financial documentation.
  • The position requires an initial investment, such as a payment by wire service or courier.
  • You are offered a large payment or reward in exchange for allowing the use of your bank account (often for depositing checks or transferring money).
  • Posting or email includes spelling and grammatical errors.
  • The position initially appears as a traditional job…upon further research, it sounds more like an independent contractor opportunity.
  • The position indicates a “first year compensation” that is in high excess to the average compensation for that position type.
  • You are asked to provide a photo of yourself.
  • The posting appears to be from a reputable, familiar company yet, the domain in the contact’s email address does not match the domain used by representatives of the company (this is typically easy to determine from the company’s website). Another way to validate is to check the open positions on the company’s website.
  • The posting neglects to mention what the responsibilities of the job are. Instead, the description focuses on the amount of money to be made.
  • The employer responds to you immediately after you submit your resume. (Typically, resumes sent to a real employer are reviewed by multiple individuals, or not viewed until the posting has closed.) Note: this does not include an auto-response you may receive from the employer acknowledging receipt of your resume – that is normal.
  • The employer contacts you by phone, however there is no way to call them back. The number is not available.

What should you do if you spot a suspicious job posting?

To report a suspicious job posting, email NRSCareers@umaryland.edu so we may investigate the employer and the job posting. 

UMSON Office of Academic and Career Success Disclaimer

The Office of Academic and Career Success is not responsible for employers’ representations or guarantees regarding job postings, nor is it responsible for wages, working conditions, safety, or other work-related issues that may arise after placement with an employer. UMSON is not responsible for fraudulent job postings, however if a job listed on Careers4Nurses is found to be fraudulent, please report it immediately to NRSCareers@umaryland.edu.