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Alumni Weekend 2021

Alumni Weekend 2021 - Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

October 7 – 8, 2021

Alumni Weekend will be virtual this year and is scheduled for October 7th and 8th. Programming will include a virtual grand rounds session with CNE credit offered, a JHNAA Alumni Conversation that addresses ‘Nurses as Change Agents for Health Equity’, the JHNAA business meeting, and a conversation with Dean Sarah Szanton, and a virtual wine tasting session. Look for more details and event registration coming soon!

Plans are also developing for an in-person Alumni Reunion event next spring, assuming it will be safe to have a face-to-face event. The spring Alumni Reunion event is specifically planned to bring together our jubilarians (50th anniversary classes) and other milestone reunion year classes from 2020, 2021, and 2022. Please save the date for Thursday, March 31 – Saturday, April 2, 2022. I am looking forward to seeing many of you virtually this October and in person next spring!

Jane Ball, RN, DrPH
President, JHNAA

2021 Alumni Weekend Events

Thursday, October 7

Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds, with Dr. Craig Pollack, Katey Ayers Endowed Associate Professor |12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT
The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in partnership with the Nu Beta at Large Chapter of Sigma will offer a monthly Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds Continuing Nursing Education Series, providing an educational program led by top researchers from around the world. Attendees who stay for the entire event are eligible to receive one CNE credit.

Dr. Craig Pollack is the inaugural Katey Ayers Endowed Associate Professor in the School of Nursing with a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is a practicing internal medicine physician whose research focuses on social determinants of health with an emphasis on housing policy. In the setting of the COVID pandemic, he has been researching how laws that promote housing stability impact COVID transmission and mental health.

In order to obtain your CNE credit, you must register for the event and complete a post-event evaluation survey that will be emailed to you shortly after the event. You will obtain your CNE certificate one to two business days after the due date for completing the evaluation form.

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Virtual Wine Tasting, with Vino 301 | 7:00 – 8:00pm EDT
Join your fellow alumni for a virtual wine tasting, guided by a professional wine concierge. After registering for the event, you will be emailed the accompanying tasting sheet. We Will be sampling the 2018 Brown Estate House of Brown Chardonnay and the 2017 Charles Woodson’s Intercept Red Blend.

If you decide to purchase the two wines on your own, attendance is $15 per household. If you would like us to mail you the wines, attendance is $55 per household. If you would like the wines mailed to your home, please register for the event by September 27.

Friday, October 8

JHNAA Alumni Conversation: Nurses as Change Agents for Health Equity (Maternal and Child Health) | 11:30 – 1:00pm EDT
The Johns Hopkins Nurses’ Alumni Association invites all JHSON alumni to participate in this discussion about nurses as agents in health equity and public policy to support maternal and child health. Speakers will be announced soon.

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JHNAA Business Meeting and Q&A with Dean Sarah Szanton | 5:00 – 6:30pm EDT
Alumni Weekend comes to a close with the annual business meeting. During the business meeting, there will be committee updates, elections, and recognition of 2021 alumni award recipients and milestone reunion classes – including the 50th reunion class, the Class of 1971.

Afterward, we invite you to join Dr. Jane Ball, ’69, the president of the Johns Hopkins Nurses’ Alumni Association (JHNAA) in a fireside chat with the fifth dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Dr. Sarah Szanton, ’96, ’07.

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JHNAA Q&A with Dean Sarah Szanton

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After you register for each event, we will email you the Zoom links, calendar invites, and additional information at least one week before Alumni Weekend.

If you are interested in participating in a virtual reunion with your class on Saturday, October 9, please contact Katie Damaroda at 410-955-4285 or at


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Message from Marie T. Nolan, PhD, RN, FAAN

  • Message from Marie T. Nolan, PhD, RN, FAAN

    August 2021

    Dear Nursing Alumni,

    This past year, our world has faced challenges and uncertainty with the coronavirus pandemic. Throughout it all, nurses remained strong and resilient, strengthening the importance of nurses in the delivery of health care and highlighting their courage and compassion.

    Now with the availability of vaccines, we are encouraged by the signs of improvement and the hope for returning together as a community once again. While there are many things to look forward to, we must remain vigilant. The health and wellbeing of our community is our focus. As nurses, we must do our part to protect against the spread of COVID-19. Following Johns Hopkins University guidelines that limit gatherings of over 50 people, we have decided that Alumni Weekend scheduled for October 7-9, 2021 will be held virtually.

    Like all of you, I am eager to return to in-person celebrations. And, I know how much of a disappointment this must be for our milestone reunion year classes - particularly our jubilarians, the Class of 1970 and 1971. I am excited to announce that we are making plans for an in-person Reunion in Spring 2022. During Reunion Weekend, we will celebrate the milestone reunion classes from 2020, 2021, and 2022. Please mark your calendars for a Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Reunion Weekend, March 31 – April 2, 2022.

    Until we can celebrate in-person next spring, I encourage you to join in our virtual Alumni Weekend activities. I know this is not what many of us had hoped, but I am grateful that technology still allows us to be together. Please look for more details at on our virtual Alumni Weekend, October 7-9, 2021. If you would like to arrange an online event for your class this fall in advance of reunion, or if you have any suggestions or feedback, please contact Katie Damaroda, Director of Constituent Engagement, or 410-955-4285.

    What we have gone through this past year has taught us many lessons about the importance of family, friends, connection, justice, health access, resilience, and advocacy for health, diversity, equity, and inclusion. As we look to the future, there is reason for hope. I cannot wait for the days ahead when we can gather together again.


    Marie T. Nolan, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Executive Vice Dean
    M. Adelaide Nutting Endowed Chair

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In celebration of your reunion year, make a gift in the amount of your milestone reunion year to the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

For example, if you're celebrating your 20th class reunion, consider making a $20 gift.

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