Help increase recruitment and retention of qualified students into the profession of nursing. Concentrates on increasing numbers of populations underrepresented in the profession (i.e. nursing students go to junior and senior high and primary grade schools to inform students about nursing careers and what nurses do; participate in career days; and professional image building activities).
Community Health Projects-
Based on community health needs assessment, students are involved in service learning to meet local health needs (i.e. provide health services and screenings for medically under-served populations; food and clothing drives; health fairs).
Provides opportunities for students to address health and nursing related legislative and regulatory issues (i.e. write resolutions for presentation at NSNA House of Delegates; visit state capitol for lobby day; letter writing campaigns to increase funding for nursing education and nursing research).
Self-governance-participation in starting an SNA chapter-
Serving on committee to organize and implement activities teaches students accountability and responsibility for decision making (i.e. how to conduct committee and Board meetings; record legal minutes; fiduciary responsibilities associated with dues and fund raising; how to conduct a membership meeting; use Parliamentary Procedure Robertís Ruleís of order bylaws and policy development, how to represent student interests on faculty committees; how to organize a program meeting; and writing resolutions).
o Complete requirements wear blue and white honor cord at graduation.