National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA)

The National Student Nurses' Association is a voluntary organization through which nursing students practice self-governance; advocate for student rights and the rights of patients; and take collective responsible action on vital social and political issues.
mentors the professional development of future registered nurses and facilitates their entrance into the professions by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, career guidance and community involvement.

Benefits of being a member of NSNA:

Come to a Meeting

Tuesdays (9/10,9/24,10/8,10/22,11/5,11/19,12/3)  11:00 am Nursing library, JE 132.  All nursing and pre-nursing students are welcome and food will be provided

Fall 2013 Activities

SCSU Day of Service

When: Saturday, September 21 2013, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Adanti Student Center (check-in), will be traveling to various New Haven locations
The NSNA will be organizing a group to participate in SCSU Day of Service.

The Ronald D. Herron Day of Service, now in its 7th year, is a day designated annually for Southern students, faculty, and staff to gather in the local community and work side by side on service projects benefitting New Haven neighborhoods and the greater New Haven community.

Sign-up sheets will be available at NSNA meetings.  Contact Jessica Frisco at if you would like to participate but cannot attend meetings.

Conversations with the Commissioner of The Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs

When: Tuesday, October 8 2013, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Adanti Student Center, Theater

The NSNA will be co-sponsoring the event "Conversations with the Commissioner of The Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs" as part of our school's Joining Forces Initiative to support and honor America's service members and their families.  Guest speaker Linda Schwartz will be speaking about caring for veterans.  The NSNA will be providing refreshments for the event and need volunteers for set-up/clean-up from 12:00-12:30 and 2:00-3:00.  This will count as an event toward NSNA cord requirements for volunteers who set-up/clean-up, not for event attendance alone. Sign-up sheets will be available at NSNA meetings. If you would like to participate but cannot attend meetings, contact Jessica Frisco at

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

When: Sunday, October 20 2013, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven, CT

"American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Lighthouse Point Park. Just a few hours of your time at this non-competitive, 5K walk will help save lives."

Sign up sheets will be available at our meetings or contact Jessica Frisco at if you would like to participate but cannot attend meetings.

We will be ordering t-shirts for this event.  For order forms, contact Jessica Schmidt at

Pre-Nursing Student Open Session for Study Tips

When: September 17, 11:00am
Nursing Library, JE 132

The NSNA will be holding an open session for pre-nursing students to meet with junior and senior nursing students for advice on taking the TEAS test and applying to the nursing program. All pre-nursing students are welcome. Junior and senior students who wish to participate please contact Jessica Frisco at

Contact the E-Board

Jessica Frisco, President,

Ali Mueller, Vice President,

Jessica Schmidt, Treasure,

Jennifer Valle, Secretary, jennifer.a.valle@gmail. com

Faculty Advisors

Dr Bernadette Madara,

Dr. Antoinette Towle,


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