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.

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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.

Officers:

  • Keisha Bates, President
  • Zahra Rahmaty, Vice President
  • Anju Paudel, Secretary
  • Rachel Figiel, Treasurer

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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.

Executive Nursing Government Board (ENGB)

The Executive Nursing Government Board (ENGB) represents the collective student body leadership at UMSON. The ENGB is comprised of the executive boards (president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary) of each student organization.

The ENGB is responsible for:

  • allocating student activity fees
  • tracking compliance with UMB, UMSON, and national associations
  • offering recommendations on behalf of nursing student organizations.

Student leaders from this group represent the general student body in various councils and committees across campus. 

 To connect with the ENGB, please contact Kiran Kaur, the staff advisor, at kkaur@umaryland.edu.

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. 

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Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF)

The purpose of Nurses Christian Fellowship is to establish nursing students and professionals who embody the love of Christ through service to the UMSON community while growing in love for God, God's Word, God's people of every ethnicity and culture, and God's purposes in the world.  

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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. 

Officers:

  • Deborah Robinson and Katherine “Hope” Hempstone, Co-Presidents
  • Polly Schultz, Treasurer

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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. 

Officers:

  • Reem Ahmad, President
  • Nicolette Crisalli, Vice President
  • Albertus “Albert” Dreyer, Secretary
  • Senali Fonseca, Jonathon Lasdun, Treasurer

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NSNA* School Chapter: Nursing Student Government Association (NSGA) - Baltimore

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.

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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.  

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NSNA* School Chapter: 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. 

Officers: Spring 2021

  • Awah Tchitakwe and Amelia Calderon, Presidents
  • Mehlat Tesfae, Vice President
  • Sayma Islam and Mae Soto-Machacuay, Treasurers
  • Erin Balkam and Rachel Yi, Secretaries
  • Victoria Panjikidze and Nhu Tran, Historians
  • Nancy Lemus and Elisse Marie Rodriquez, Public Relations
  • Laura Finot and Alice Mformen, Community Service
  • Jessica Mak, Karla Guerra-Sanchez, and Jennifer Sorto Escobar, Fundraising
  • Charlotte Lippincott, Michelle Nguyen, and Joy Addae, Break-Through to Nursing (BTN)
  • Vacant, First-Semester Liason

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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. 

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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.

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Contact us at UMB.SUPER@gmail.com.

 

*National Student Nurses Association

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.

Other means of promotion include:

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

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