- Advanced Practice Nursing Interest Group
Contact: Xiao Wang
Mission Statement: The mission of Advanced Practice Nursing Interest Group is to foster interest in Advanced Practice Nursing in any specialty, with emphasis on care. The goal for this group is to facilitate a common space for students to share and learn more about care nursing, advanced practice nursing, and Doctorate of Nursing Practice.
- Arts and Relaxation
Contact: Sarah Senter
- Asian Pacific American Nursing Students Association
Contact: Amy Hwang
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.
- Bienestar Baltimore
Contact: Anna Jonker
Mission Statement: Bienestar Baltimore is a tri-school student-run community outreach organization providing essential health services to Baltimore’s vibrant Latino Community. Since its inception, Bienestar has built working partnerships with a variety of community agencies throughout Baltimore City and has successfully strengthened its outreach efforts. Bienestar boasts a variety of active projects including tuberculosis screening and education, cardiovascular health education, community walking groups, and occupational health education.
- 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
Contact: Ximena Ibarra
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
Contact: Lesley Sasnett
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
Contact: Haley Freilino
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 members of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, including the Schools of Nursing, Public Health and Medicine. Gertrude Stein, the well-known lesbian writer and intellectual, was a medical student at Johns Hopkins near the turn of the century, and the GSS seeks to maintain her legacy of active lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer presence and involvement in the affairs of JHMI today. We are dedicated to maintaining and developing an even more accepting environment for diversity at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.
- 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)Contact: Claire Tindula
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
Contact: Ashley Gresh
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)
Contact: Alexa Goldman
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
Contact: Grace Osipowicz
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.
- Latin X
Contact: Ximena Ibarra
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
Contact: Mike Gerstel
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.
- Midwifery and Women’s Health Interest Group
Mission Statement: The Midwifery and Women’s Health Interest Group will provide information, education, and learning opportunities surrounding the field of midwifery and women’s health. The group will serve as a point of collaboration for all students interested in engaging in the subject of midwifery and women’s health and will encourage exploration of the care of women locally and globally to better understand how women can best be served through midwifery and nursing at both entry and advanced practice levels.
- 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
- Palliative Care Interest GroupContacts:
email@example.comMission 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)Contact: Kyra Waligora
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
Contact: Luke Politi
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.
- SON& - Balancing Life and Nursing School
Contacts: Megan Barrett
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
Contacts: Mary Swanson
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.”
- Student Senate
- Students for Healthcare Advocacy and Equity
Mission Statement: Students for Healthcare Advocacy and Equity (SHAE) is committed to supporting health and wellness efforts for medical and health professionals in their advancement and training. SHAE is dedicated to current and future underrepresented minority health professional students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious clinicians. Students for Healthcare Advocacy and Equity programs are designed to serve the health needs of underserved communities and communities of color. In addition, SHAE is dedicated both to ensuring that medical education and services are culturally competent and sensitive to the needs of diverse populations, to increase the number of African-American, Latino, and other students of color enhancing our institutions to be more culturally aware and equipped.