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You will learn more about these groups at the Student Services and Activities Fair that will happen at the beginning of your program.  

Asian Pacific American Nursing Students Association

Mission Statement: The Asian Pacific American Nursing Student Association (APANSA) at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing seeks to provide a means for all students to experience Asian culture and learn about issues facing Asian and Asian American communities. We host a variety of activities, from community service to social events to discussions with Asian nurses and nurse practitioners.

Black Student Nurses Association

Mission Statement: The mission of JHU’s Black Student Nurses Association is to embody the values of diversity, respect, and integrity, as well as to foster a commitment to social, health and cultural awareness among nursing students.

Community Health Interest Group (CHIG)

Mission Statement:  Our mission is to provide health education and screenings to populations that are underserved through Baltimore City and its surrounding counties. This includes organizing health fairs, putting on health events, and various activities geared towards promoting health wellness and early detection of diseases on the individual and community level. The organization will work with other clubs and specialties in a friendly, interprofessional environment to provide the greatest insight for participants of the events. Our goal is to educate the population about ways to prevent serious health complications before the consequences become irreversible, provide needed materials for the community that impact social determinants of health, and provide screenings for the most common of those diseases.

Critical Care Interest Group

Mission Statement: The Critical Care Nursing Interest Group aims to provide insight into nurses that care for acutely and critically ill patients. It is dedicated to providing knowledge about different career routes within acute and critical care nursing, including advance practice nursing. It is also committed to informing nursing students about opportunities, such as shadowing, as they arise.

Disaster Nursing Interest Group

Mission Statement:  The mission of the Disaster Nursing Interest Group is to foster interest and explore pathways in this diverse field through the provision of information, education, and outreach opportunities. 

Fellowship of Christian Nurses

Mission Statement: The Fellowship of Christian Nurses seeks to provide a space for JHUSON students to engage in encouraging, uniquely Christian fellowship. We seek to create outlets for JHUSON students to deepen their understanding of how the Christian faith interacts with nursing, while creating lasting relationships between peers and faculty members of faith. We also hope to encourage JHUSON involvement in the local Baltimore community, including local churches.

Geriatric Interest Group

Mission Statement: GIG is an organization with a special interest in gerontological nursing and the older adult population. It is dedicated to enhancing knowledge to improve the science and practice of quality of nursing care for older adults.

Gertrude Stein Society (Tri-School)

Mission Statement: The Gertrude Stein Society (GSS) is an organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied (LGBTQ+) members of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, including the Schools of Nursing, Public Health, and Medicine. Together, students collaborate to create a safe space for expression of shared experiences for the LGBTQ+ community at Hopkins. Gertrude Stein, the well-known lesbian novelist and intellectual, was a medical student at Johns Hopkins near the turn of the century. GSS seeks to maintain her legacy of active LGBTQ+ presence and involvement in the affairs of JHMI today. We are dedicated to developing and maintaining an even more accepting environment for diversity, inclusivity, and awareness at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. For more information please visit the tri-school webpage here: or the SON chapter here:

Global Health Interest Group

Mission Statement: The Global Nursing Interest Group (GNIG) at the School of Nursing brings together globally and locally active and interested students to enhance knowledge and education surrounding global and local health issues. Through inter-professional collaboration with the School of Public Health and the School of Medicine, we promote these initiatives by bringing internationally active speakers, offering networking opportunities to those interested in local and global health issues, and participating in international field placements and volunteer opportunities. Together we continue to work towards educating and enlightening future local and global health providers, educators, and activists to continue to work towards the betterment of health outcomes around the globe.

Graduate Specialty Student Organization (GSSO)

Mission Statement: The purpose of the GSSO is to serve as advocates for the DNP , MSN Specialty, MSN/MPH, and Post Degree Certificate student body. We communicate the desires and needs of the student body to the faculty and administration while representing institutional ideals and standards to the students. The GSSO also offers social events and programming to support both distance and on-site students in these programs.

Hopkins Marathon Team

Mission Statement: The Hopkins Marathon Team (HMT) is a university-wide student group dedicated to promoting personal health and fitness through running. We aim to provide an environment in which both novice and seasoned runners may thrive and achieve personal goals related to long-distance running, whether this means finishing a half marathon or marathon, setting a new personal record, raising money for organizations they're passionate about, or qualifying for the New York and Boston Marathons. HMT organizes Saturday long runs in and around Baltimore and Tuesday evening social runs from the medical campus, provides structured training plans for two marathons/half marathons each year, hosts social events such as post run breakfasts and happy hours, and encourages experienced runners to give personalized and supportive training advice to novice runners.

Incarceration and Health Justice Initiative (Bi-School)

Mission Statement: In coordination with the Medical School, the School of Nursing has created a new group that will tackle some of the many inequities faced by the prison population in Baltimore and throughout Maryland. The group is called the Incarceration and Health Justice Collective, and they approach these issues through education, service, and advocacy.

Integrative Health Interest Group

Mission Statement: Our mission for the Integrative Health Interest Group is to provide a safe, fun learning environment for SON students to explore new approaches to traditional care models and integrating what they have learned in both the classroom and clinical practice. We are committed to promoting mind-body health and wellness across all elements of patients and self-care.

Jewish Nursing Student Association

The mission of JHU’s Jewish Student Nurses’ Association is to provide space for Jewish students to connect and a means for all members of the community to experience Jewish culture and learn about the notion of “tikkun olam,” or “repairing the world,” and how it intersects with our role as nurses. Come hear from the board of Hopkins Jewish Nursing student organization on events we hope to put on during our first official semester on campus. We will be discussing panels and speakers we hope to have and virtual events during the High Holy Days and Hanukkah and how you can get involved in our club. Since we are a new club on campus we would also like to hear your input on what you would like to do and see this upcoming semester! Open to both Jewish and non-Jewish students!

Latin X

Mission Statement: The Latinx Advocacy group aims to bring awareness to challenges that the Latinx population faces. It also aims to learn ways in which healthcare providers can advocate for those facing cultural and language differences, challenges with immigration status, and other factors creating barriers in their healthcare.

Men in Nursing

Mission Statement: Men in Nursing is an organization open to all nurses who support the role of the male nurse.  We endorse diversity in the profession, encourage men of all ages to join healthcare, and serve our community.  Activities and events include enrichment activities with high school and middle schoolers, community trash pick-ups, and a partnership with Yo! Baltimore, a community center for young adults in East Baltimore. We are in the process of joining the American Assembly of Men in Nursing as an official Johns Hopkins chapter.

Nursing Public Health Network

Our group is an interdisciplinary network of Johns Hopkins students of all educational levels (post-doctoral, PhD, masters, undergraduate, and prospective), alumni, and faculty across the university and medical campuses. We are a unique joint student group between the School of Nursing and Public Health and we prioritize the interdisciplinary networking nature of this group. We aim to cultivate a network that promotes, educates and raises awareness of the integral, and diverse roles of nurses within the public health sector.

Nursing Students for Harm Reduction

Mission Statement: Nursing Students for Harm Reduction’s purpose is to educate peers, faculty, and community members about harm reduction practices, increase awareness about the effectiveness of using a harm reduction approach to health care, and promote access to harm reduction services in the Johns Hopkins and Greater Baltimore communities.

Nursing Students for Reproductive and Sexual Health

Mission Statement: Nursing Students for Choice looks to promote and improve women’s healthcare rights through awareness, advocacy, activism, and community outreach.

Oncology Club

The Oncology club is for students who are interested in working in this field or exploring different areas of nursing. There are leadership opportunities in this club. Some events for this upcoming semester will be hosting a panel and speakers. In the spring, some activities will be planned if it is safe to do so.

Palliative Care Interest Group

Mission Statement: The Palliative Care Interest Group aims to:
  • Expose students to current issues and career opportunities in palliative care;
  • Provide a forum for the discussion of such issues and opportunities;
  • Offer students opportunities to serve in the community in the area of palliative care; and
  • Advocate for the further inclusion of palliative care nursing in the JHUSON curriculum.

Pediatric Health Interest Group

Mission Statement: To offer nursing students opportunities to learn the pathways to pediatric nursing positions and to gain a better understanding of the role of the pediatric nurse.  Also, To engage with registered and advanced practice nurses who work in the field of pediatrics.

PhD Student Organization (PSO)

Mission Statement: The PhD Student Organization provides a forum for PhD students to support each other, share research and ideas, and interact with faculty.

Psychiatric Mental Health Interest Group

Mission Statement: The mission of the Psychiatric Mental Health Interest Group is to provide interesting and educational experiences organized by students for students on topics surrounding mental health in Psychiatric Nursing and in all aspects of nursing where the psycho-social health of the patient is addressed.

Sexual Reproductive Health and Midwifery

The Sexual Reproductive Health and Midwifery Group hosts events such as movie screenings, "Sex and Sip" trivia happy hour, and a new speaker series with leaders in the field coming to you this fall. Formerly known as the Women's Health Group, we have branched out to promote a holistic approach to SRH and reproductive justice.

SON& - Balancing Life and Nursing School

Mission Statement: Are you a non-traditional nursing student looking to connect with others like yourself? Join the SON& student group- This student group is all about students balancing their time at the SON & other life responsibilities.  If you are a career changer, have dependent family members, or are juggling a lot outside of school, this may be the perfect group for you!

Student Nurses Association

Mission Statement:  The Johns Hopkins University Student Nurses’ Association (JHUSNA) strives to aid in the professional development of nursing students by offering educational and professional resources and skills, mentorship, community involvement, and leadership opportunities. JHUSNA is a chapter of the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA). The NSNA mission is to: “mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, and to convey the standards, ethics, and skills that students will need as responsible and accountable leaders and members of the profession.”

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Student Senate

Mission Statement:  To promote and represent student interests, encourage student involvement, and maintain open communication with administration to advance the interests of students.

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