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Graduate Student Organization


To serve as a direct link between Master’s students and the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing - GSO provides opportunities for social, academic and professional development and networking.  


The purpose of the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) is to foster a sense of community among the Master’s students of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. The GSO is comprised of all master’s students enrolled in the Graduate Division of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, as well as matriculated BSN/MSN students.


GSO will address issues pertinent to graduate students through attending GSO/GAPSA meetings, events, and activities; networking with other graduate students; and representing the nursing graduate student voice in both University and School of Nursing policies and operations. 

GSO sponsors guest speakers and social activities. GSO is also actively involved in graduation planning and responsible for awarding a graduate faculty member with the Outstanding Nurse Educator Award.


Your GSO Board:

Jennifer KistamaPresident 

Health Administration/Health Law

Savita Sukha | Vice President 

Women’s Health/Gender Related Studies 

Julie Truong | Treasurer 

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care

Ching Ching Yang | Secretary 

Pediatric Acute Care/Palliative Care

Aly Than | Social and Marketing Chair 

Pediatric Acute Care/ Critical Care

Lindsay KirkerAlumni Chair

Health Leadership/Health Law 

Rashika Kaushik | Events Chair

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care