Frequently Asked Questions
What (or Who?) is Sonia?
Sonia is a comprehensive data management system that allows students to be active online participants in multiple areas of their MSS field experience including: search and preference of available field placements, field course assignments and communication with school (Field Liaison) and agency (Field Instructor). Sonia is not the name of a person, but rather an acronym for “School of Nursing in Australia” where this system was first developed.
Is Sonia available on Macs, PCs and Tablets?
Sonia is a web-based product that is accessible to Mac, iPad, and PC users. Sonia is supported on tablets and mobile cellular devices as long as a reliable internet connection can be obtained. Sonia is supported on Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Please ensure you are using the current version of your web browser.
Is the system secure and confidential?
Yes, Sonia is secure and confidential. Only Field Education staff will have access to your field information. Assignments will be shared among student, Field Instructor, and Field Liaison, as required.
What is my Sonia username and password?
Your Sonia username is your full Bryn Mawr email address. You create your own password through a secure link sent to you by the GSSWSR Field Education Office.
How do I reset my password?
On the Sonia login page, click the "Forgot Password?" link next to the Password text box to reset your password. If the link is not working, or your account is locked, please contact Susannah Sinclair at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or at 610-520-2605 or -2601 to receive an emailed password reset link.
How does my Field Instructor log on to Sonia?
Your Field Instructor will get a unique login to allow access to Sonia. This will allow your Field Instructor to view the learning agreement, complete your field evaluation, and view other field related documents. If you change field placements, your new Field Instructor will not have access to any data recorded from your former field supervisor.
Who do I contact if I have a general or technical question about Sonia?
Students can receive additional in-person Sonia support from GSSWSR's Tech TAs, available in the computer lab on the ground level of the GSSWSR building during posted times, or by scheduling an appointment with Susannah Sinclair during student office hours. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-520-2605 for more information.