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School of Nursing Student Groups

The following is a listing of School of Nursing student groups that partner with SOURCE.


Black Student Nurses Association

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.

2017 - 2018 Contact: Emilie Casselle

Bienestar Baltimore

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.

2017-2018 Contact: Anna Jonker 


Geriatric Interest Group

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.

2017 - 2018 Contact: Sofia Colvin

Integrative Health Interest Group

Integrative Health Interest Group's mission 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. They are committed to promoting mind-body health and wellness across all elements of patients and self-care.

Contact: Grace Osipowicz

Men in Nursing

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.

2017-2018 Contact: Kieran McGuigan

Nursing Students for Harm Reduction 

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 healthcare, and promote access to harm reduction services. The group seeks to unite nursing students across the Baltimore community and welcomes anyone who is interested in learning more about harm reduction.

2017-2018 Contacts: Meredith Kerr

Nursing Students for Reproductive Health and Justice

Johns Hopkins University Nursing Students for Reproductive Health and Justice works to promote women's health and reproductive rights through awareness, advocacy, activism, and community outreach. NSRHJ welcomes any undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral level student who is interested in promoting women's health and expanding knowledge around social justice and reproductive health.

2017-2018 Contact: Yeva Rybak & Erin Ross

Nursing Student Senate 

The purpose of the NSS is to serve as an advocate for the School of Nursing student body and to work to strengthen the school community. To learn more and see a full list of members, click here

Pediatric and School Health Interest Group (PSHIG)

The Pediatric and School Health Interest Group mission is 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.

2017-2018 Contacts: Shayda Abadi

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV) Fellows Program

The JHU School of Nursing Peace Corps Fellows Program has been in existence since 1991. This program is an official program of the U.S. Peace Corps, one of their domestic programs whose aim is for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to fulfill the 3rd goal of Peace Corps, “Bringing the world back home.” 

The JHU SON program provides Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who are pursuing a degree at the School of Nursing with an opportunity to fulfill that 3rd goal by participating in community outreach and service learning experiences. Fellows participate in the SON’s Community Outreach Program as well as additional service opportunities, both domestic and international, throughout the school year. Fellows attend monthly meetings, assist in program planning, build upon a commitment to service in the world’s communities, and receive career mentoring as they evolve their dedication to service into the profession of nursing.

2017-2018 Contact: Anna Jonker 

Student Nurses Association (SNA)

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.”

2017 - 2018 Contact: Rachael Viale