At the end of September, the Johns Hopkins Nurses’ Alumni Association (JHNAA) hosted its first “Alumni Community Week” to bring together all Hopkins Nurses—not just alumni, but students, faculty, staff, and community partners.
In-person and virtual events were held throughout the week, including a New Nurse Mentoring Meet-Up designed to help ease the transition for recent graduates into the nursing profession; a Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds that explored heterogeneity in cardiovascular disease risk factor prevalence among ethnic minority populations in the United States; and the annual JHNAA Business Meeting & Dean’s Address. This year marked the 130th meeting of the Johns Hopkins Nurses’ Alumni Association. During the meeting, new officers were elected. Dean Sarah Szanton also provided an update and conducted a listening session gathering alumni feedback to help inform the school of nursing’s strategic plan.
To conclude the week’s celebrations, an in-person Cocktails & Conversations event at the school allowed for much socialization but also for meaningful peer dialogue. The JHSON nursing community came together to explore the role of nurses in promoting equity in shared decision making to drive health outcomes and dismantle practices that perpetuate racism and oppression.
Thanks to all who participated.