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Alumni Community Week

We invite all Johns Hopkins School of Nursing alumni and the nursing community to join us for Alumni Community Week, September 25 – September 29, 2023. Programming will include both in-person and virtual events.

The schedule of events

New Nurse Mentoring Meet-Up (virtual)
Tuesday, September 26th | 6-7pm ET

Beginning your first job as a new nurse can be daunting. To help ease the transition, increase confidence, and nurture the unique leadership qualities of all Hopkins Nurses, we will be hosting a virtual mentorship event for alumni from the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Entry into Nursing program. Geared towards new nurses, we are asking for alumni who graduated from the MSN (Entry) program in 2018-2020 to offer their guidance to more recent alumni from the program (2021-2023).

This mentorship opportunity will be a virtual event and will only require a one-hour time commitment. Each mentor will be paired with a recent graduate. During the virtual interaction over Zoom, mentors are encouraged to listen, support, advise, and assist their mentee with the transition to becoming a nurse.

Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds (virtual)
Ensuring Breastfeeding Success in a Market-Driven World: The 2023 Lancet Breastfeeding Series
Wednesday, September 27th | 11:30am – 1pm ET

Dr. Cecilia Tomori will discuss the health impacts of breastfeeding across the life course and the key determinants of breastfeeding success, how typical human infant behavior is reframed by commercial milk formula marketing to increase profits, the elements of the commercial milk formula marketing playbook that undermine breastfeeding, and how to implement enabling and equitable systems to support breastfeeding.

The Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds will offer attendees one free contact hour for Nursing Continued Professional Development upon completion of a post-event quiz after each session, with the goal of fulfilling the JHSON’s mission of providing lifelong learning for health care professionals within the community.

JHNAA Business Meeting & Address by Dean Szanton (virtual)
Wednesday, September 27th | 5-6:30pm ET

Join us for the Annual JHNAA Business Meeting where you will learn more about the activities of the board this past year. There will be committee updates, elections, and recognition of 2023 alumni award recipients.

Following the Business Meeting, we invite you to hear an update on the School of Nursing from Dean Sarah L. Szanton, ’93, ’07.

Join us for an exciting Alumni Community Week Mix and Mingle! Reconnect with classmates, expand your network, and discover new ways to engage with the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Alumni Community. Don’t miss this opportunity to strengthen old connections and forge new ones. We hope to see you there!

Isabel Hampton Robb Lecture (in-person)
Friday, September 29th | 12 pm – 1 pm | In-Person/Virtual

Please join us for the Isabel Hampton Robb Dean’s Lecture with Speaker Dr. Katherine Ornstein on Home, but Homebound: Aging in the Community with Serious Illness. Dr. Ornstein will discuss the identification of the homebound population in the US, the variation in the use of home-based clinical care by illness based on geography, and future directions of the subject matter specifically what is needed to support individuals aging in place and their families.

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Past Alumni Weekend Recordings

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 [email protected].

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