UC College of Nursing Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the UC College of Nursing. Alumni like you provide our students with vital personal and professional development opportunities. Please consider volunteering with the college to make a positive difference with CON students.

Please review the following ways that you can get involved with the college and register using the online form if you would like to volunteer for any of the opportunities described here.

Contact Shelley Johnson, CON alumni liaison at shelley.johnson@uc.edu or 513-556-6154.


College-Wide Volunteer Opportunities

Alumni and Campus Events

Promote, attend and assist at alumni and student networking or fundraising events on or off campus. Events in need of alumni volunteers include: HESI testing, Alumni Weekend, Homecoming, White Coat Ceremony and annual Scholarship Dinner.

Career Panels

Share your experience with students by joining an on-campus career panel of speakers.

Dinner with 12 Bearcats

Through “Dinner with 12 Bearcats” UC alumni host current UC students for dinner in their homes or at restaurants for an evening of networking and socializing. Such interaction allows everyone to share their stories and learn about their respective experiences and aspirations.

Caring through Sharing Mentoring Program

The UC College of Nursing is committed to developing the nursing workforce through the promotion of diversity and inclusion in our student body. Students from underrepresented backgrounds have the opportunity to seek guidance and advice from working nurse professionals in the Caring through Sharing Mentoring Program. Participating students may include those whose ethnicity or gender are underrepresented in the field of nursing, first-generation college students, and students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. They are paired with a mentor who serves in a supportive role that fosters their success in the nursing program. RN mentors have experienced life as a student and a professional nurse and can offer valuable insight to facilitate personal growth and career development.

Motivational Speakers

Motivational Speakers are needed to speak at various events throughout the year. Share expertise and work experience with prospective nursing students. Shed light on why nursing was the right profession for you.

International Friendship Program

This program provides the opportunity to give back and connect with current UC College of Nursing students. Just as the population of nurses is ever changing, so is our student population. Every year we are proud to introduce a cohort of incoming students with greater diversity in backgrounds, ethnicity and nationalities. While academically competitive, this diverse student population faces challenges when dealing with the nuances of culture in the United States particularly in the clinical setting. The International Friendship Program is designed to pair students who have learned English as a second language with alumni that are simply friends. Students will benefit greatly from getting to know another nurse. Having a friend to ask questions about the American culture can enhance student confidence with patient interaction and further their success in the nursing field. You are not expected to tutor nor supervise the students. We simply ask that you share your time, your story and your traditions with them. In return, you will get to learn about the student and his or her culture.

Webinars Presenters

Our free webinar series provides continuing education opportunities for the entire health care community. We are always looking for alumni to share their research and topics of interest.

College of Nursing Alumni Council

The College of Nursing Alumni Council is looking for alumni to join lead the continuous efforts of the association. Maintaining scholarship and recognizing academic achievement, leadership and service as well as increasing the visibility of the college are all high priorities for the council.

Alumni Discovery Project

The Alumni Discovery Project is an innovative outreach effort to engage alumni in active dialogue with students from the College of Nursing through phone and in-person interviews.

At the University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing, we are on a quest to get to know our alumni a little better. Our alumni are outstanding individuals who contribute to their professions, communities and families in amazing and important ways. We would like to know more about you.

This project coincides annually with Alumni Weekend and focuses on your life since graduation, your memories of the college of nursing and what would motivate you to reconnect with your alma mater. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask your student ambassador about student life and the latest news from the university. Your interview is highlighted in one of our monthly e-newsletters and information collected as part of the interview will help strengthen the programs, services and communications offered to alumni.




Shelley Johnson
Director, Alumni Relations, College Engagement
College of Nursing

Email Shelley
or call 513-556-6154


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