Nursing Student Groups and Activities
Student Nurses Association
The purpose of the Student Nurses Association (SNA) is to facilitate student involvement in the professional responsibilities of nursing. This goal is accomplished by: providing planned social, educational, and service activities coordinated between student cohort groups - from freshman to seniors; enhancing communication between students, faculty, and administration; promoting the nursing profession; enhancing personal and professional growth.
It is through SNA that BU baccalaureate nursing students become involved in the faculty department committees such as Curriculum, Student Admission, Progression and Retention, Faculty Search, and Educational Resources. This involvement is an excellent way to ensure that the nursing department and its students consistently work toward the same goals. SNA organizes a peer mentorship program where senior nursing student are partnered with incoming freshmen. SNA members participate in various service activities throughout the year, including raising money for the Ronald McDonald House, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and numerous other charities.
SNA members contribute to wellness education by performing blood pressure screenings at such events as the Health Sciences Symposium. Members of SNA also participate in academic achievement activities, including the annual Student Nurses’ Challenge, a college bowl for Pennsylvania nursing students that helps them prepare for their national licensure exam (NCLEX). In addition, SNA sponsors banquets, picnics and social functions. Events and fund-raisers are often well-attended, thus providing a fun way to know both students and faculty outside the classroom!
SNA meetings are usually held in Columbia Hall on the first Wednesday of each month during the academic year. Outside the SLL on the third floor of MCHS, is the SNA bulletin board with information related to meetings and current affairs. The SNA mailbox is located in the Department of Nursing Office, Room 3109, MCHS. Advisors are Dr. Mindi Miller and Professor Allison Maloney. Officers for 2012-2013 are President: Kelsey Miller, President Elect: Stacey Campbell, Vice-President: Kayla Zambiasi, Secretary: Anna DiBerardinis, Treasurer: Andrew Wambach, Historian: Cheyenne Martin.
- Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month at 9:15 in Hartline 108.
Nurses Christian Fellowship
Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF) is a professional organization and a ministry of and for Christian student and registered nurses. Its major activities include Bible study and prayer, fellowship and support, and outreach into the nursing community.
By serving the needs of the whole person-spiritual, emotional, intellectual, ethical, and professional-NCF strives to enable nurses to enhance their discipleship of Jesus Christ and influence the nursing profession for Him.
NCF is open to all nursing students, faculty, and nurses in the community who are interested in incorporating their Christian values and beliefs into nursing practice. We meet informally for fellowship and prayer throughout the semester. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In addition to Nurses’ Christian Fellowship, BU nursing students have traveled to numerous countries.