Information and Resources for Graduate Nursing Students Worth Checking Out!

We all get a million emails and don’t necessarily read them all, and sometimes that means we miss out on great opportunities. Here are some events, resources, and opportunities that may interest you! 

COVID-19 Series: How to talk about vaccines (and find common ground) 

March 31 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm CDT 

Join us for a free virtual conversation to learn how to talk with others about vaccines. Multiple COVID-19 vaccines are available, but some people are on the fence about getting their shot. Approaching a conversation with vaccine hesitant friends and family may be challenging. 

Join scientists and public health experts for a special free webinar. You’ll learn how to talk with others and find common ground to help defeat the pandemic. 

When you register, you will learn:  

  • Why some people are concerned about COVID-19 vaccines 
  • How you can approach vaccine conversations 
  • Why empathy can help your discussions 

Join experts and become an advocate for science and the COVID-19 vaccines. 

We’ll be joined by: 

  • Dominique Brossard, PhD MPS Professor and Chair of Life Sciences Communication, UW-Madison 
  • Tess Ellens, RN BSN Immunization Coordinator with Public Health Madison & Dane County 
  • Ajay Sethi, PhD MHS Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences, UW-Madison 


Mental Health and Well-beingMissed the Mental Health & Wellbeing summit? You can still access workshop links here Some topics/activities include:  

  • Drop in Meditations 
  • Mindfulness for Boosting Resilience and Lowering Stress 
  • Flourishing in Contentious Times 
  • Go the %$#& to Sleep! 
  • Am I Just Bad at This?!: How Procrastination Actually Works 
  •  Leading & Living Well: Become a Peer Wellness Coach 
  •  Your Inner Critic is Sus: Overcoming Imposter Phenomenon 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 

You may be eligible to receive food benefits through SNAP (even if you haven’t previously qualified!) if you meet one of the following criteria:

o Eligible to participate in work study (even if you are not currently working or employed in a work-study position) 

o Have an expected family contribution (EFC) of $0 as reflected on your 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 

o Work 20 or more hours a week 

o Are the primary caretaker of a child 

o Fall within certain income limits 

o  to check your eligibility and to fill out an application, visit 

o If you have questions about or need help through the SNAP process, contact our Basic Needs Assistants at 

Other food assistance options, including the Open Seat or the Keep food pantries, can be found on UHS’s website, 

Or check out our website for more on Basic Needs Support! 

Questions or need help connecting with resources? Reach out to our Basic Needs Assistants – 


  • The Office of Child Care and Family Resources at UW-Madison has incredible opportunities to help support student parents including (but not limited to): Parent support groups, Circle Time for Parents and Toddlers Aged 2-4, Family Yoga, and 1:1 Parenting Consults with Dr. Laura FroyenPlease see their website for more information: 
  • OCCFR also has Child Care Tuition Assistance Program (CCTAP) that provides financial assistance to income eligible UW-Madison student parents for their childcare expenses. More information can be found here: Note that the application for Summer 2021 term will be available April 12th 

~Your GNSO/A Leadership Team~ 

Jen Stevens
Rachel Chenoweth
Courtney Gehl
Abby Hammes
Jenn Kowalkowski 

This post was authored by Rachel Chenoweth on 03/25/2021.