Student Organizations

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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.

Leadership

PositionName
Vice President Sanju Gurung
Treasurer Ryan Diller
General Secretary Christian Diaz
1st Semester Rep Lucas Boulter

Resources

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.

Resources for all UMSON Doctoral Students

Resources for DNP Students

Resources for PhD Students

Support for Dissemination

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. 

Leadership

PositionName
President Danielle “Dani” Logan
Vice President Marina Gettas
Secretary Chennel Chantiloupe
Treasurer Caitlin Leonard
Social Events Chair Mala Tiwari
Community Outreach Ian Bukowski
CNL Mentor Facilitator Mairead Paxton
Communication Chair Katelyn Pownall
USGA Senator Edward Bempong
Faculty Advisor Kelly Doran

Resources

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. 

Resources

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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. 

Leadership

PositionName
President Palmer Legare
Manfred Scott
Vice President Nicolette Crisalli
Parneet Saini
Treasurer Keeley Hollyfield
Dana Bulik
Secretary Caitlin Geeslin
Raeann Niebel
Webmaster Mildred Diggs
Christine Montemayor

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.

Leadership

PositionName
President Sarah Kwon
President-Elect Amanda Vanover
Vice President Kelli Cain
Secretary Alex Huntress-Reeve
Treasurer Blair Connolly
Communications Chair Erica Noppinger
Co-Community Service Chairs Christine Vaaler
Yunie Pak
Fundraising Chair Allison Schappell
Professional Development Amber Connell
2nd Semester Rep Kelly Richburg
3rd Semester Rep Nichole Marfo
4th Semester Rep Janat Bashir

Connect with NSGA

Disclosure: The website and social media channels are run by NSGA student leaders. UMSON/UMB does not review or endorse the content. All content is monitored and produced by the NSGA for the use of its student members.  

Additional 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.

Leadership

PositionName
President Lucie Roach
Vice President vacant
Treasurer vacant
Secretary Lucy Plaugher 
Research and Policy Chair Salma Sharaf
Communications Chair vacant
Junior Secretary  Dana Frank

Resources

Contact Us

Contact us at UMB.SUPER@gmail.com.

 

University of Maryland Association of Nursing Students (UMANS) - USG

The University of Maryland Association of Nursing Students (UMANS) is the University of Maryland's chapter of the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) at the Universities of Shady Grove in Rockville, Maryland.

UMANS was recently awarded the Stellar Chapter Recognition from NSNA. Since 2009, the NSNA Stellar School Chapter Recognition Program recognizes NSNA school chapters that demonstrate ongoing involvement in NSNA, including a strong commitment to shared governance and professional development of their students and faculty. 

Leadership

PositionName
President Marissa Punturiero
Victoria Braudaway 
Vice President Diana Mateos
Heather Scott-Fagan
Treasurer Abdallah Shakalah
Eymmy Jimenez
Secretary Erica Lim
Lorena Rivera Rubio
Erin Balkam
Historian Caitlin Geeslin
Victoria Panjikidze 
Public Relations Nancy Lemus
Christine Riccardi
Community Service Lisa Eng
Laura Finot
Fundraising Allison Meyer
Alexandra Collazo
Mehlat Tesfae
Break-Through to Nursing (BTN) Keely Hollyfield
Joy Addae
First-Semester Liason Rachel Yi

Connect with UMANS

UMANS Website: Find out information about memberships, events, and current news.

Disclosure: The website and social media channels are run by UMANS student leaders. UMSON/UMB does not review or endorse the content. All content is monitored and produced by UMANS for the use of its student members. 

Useful Links

Honor Society

University-wide Student Groups

Resources for Student Organizations

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Promotion:

Student organizations are permitted to use the University of Maryland School of Nursing branding in merchandise for sale and for other purposes as long as the following conditions are met:

  • You must not alter the logo in any way.
  • You must submit all designs to the Office of Communications at nrscommunications@umaryland.edu for approval prior to proceeding with production.
  • UMSON logos are provided upon request.

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It may take up to 10 business days for your calendar, digital display, or web requests to be implemented. 

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