Whether you want to develop your professional skills or become more involved in your major, the Nursing Department supports a variety of opportunities.
Network with your peers and build relationships within the department by joining one of our student organizations:
- Student Nurse Organization (SNO) Membership in SNO is open to all pre-nursing and BSN students. Members participate in community outreach projects that partner with different organizations in the community each semester. As a member of SNO, students will be involved in many activities supported by organizations with the goal of promoting health awareness among members of the community. In addition to volunteer work in the community, SNO also provides academic support and professional development opportunities to its members. Visit the Spring Issue of Bears that Care, page 4, to gain information on how to become a part of the SNO organization.
- Family Nurse Practitioner Student Association As a member of the Family Nurse Practitioner Student Association, students have the opportunity to listen to speakers who are professionals in the nursing field. Informational discussions are also held each semester for members to learn and discuss new developments. This organization provides students with the opportunity to network and learn more about the capacities in which family nurse practitioners are employed. Short-term study away trips are also organized so that group members, along with other students in the program, can work with a group that provides health care in another country. For more information, contact FNPSA chair Dr. Maria Kenneally at MKenneally@MissouriState.edu.
- Sigma Theta Tau-Theta Lambda Chapter This nursing honor society invites junior and senior level students who are in the top 33% of their class to join an organization of nursing professionals to discuss the latest in nursing research, nurse education, and clinical education. Members of Sigma Theta Tau participate in research and present at conferences. The combination of students and professionals creates mentorship relationships among members. For more information on this international organization, please visit http://www.nursingsociety.org/Pages/default.aspx.