Nursing SchoolFrom San Antonio to a metro stop in Paris, the Nursing Pin of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) is making its way around the world. 

The summer-long alumni and student initiative “Where in the World is the Nursing Pin?” is tracking the adventures of Hopkins nurses and nursing students.

Participants are already posing with the pin on their travels, near and far. As JHUSON alumni and students travel nationally and internationally, carry out their roles as parents and grandparents, and participate in local clubs and organizations, the campaign is capturing what they are doing and where they are going.

Judith Fraser Parente and Nancy Gould Carr (‘58) carried the pin to the Bernese Alps; Alice Kiger (‘64) to the Ljubljanica River in Slovenia; and Helene Botta Williams and Gerry Peterson (’64) to San Antonio. Rachel Anderson (’58) caught a photo with the pin at the base of Mt. Timpanogus; Carolyn Balcom (’58) took it with her to a Mother’s Day celebration at her church; and Roland Champagne (’08) posed with the pin in front of a Paris metro stop; JHUSON alums Brenna Hanson (’07), Kristen Cole (’06), Pia Nierman (’01), and Natasha Kormanik (’08), took a quick group snapshot during a break from their busy schedules.

Whether the photo was taken on an African safari or in a workplace, the initiative showcases the sense of reach of the Hopkins nursing program. To complete the project, the photos will be compiled in a Facebook album, featured in the Nursing Magazine, and shared at Alumni Weekend, September 27-29. For more information, or to participate, visit

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