Student Nurses Association
The Student Nurses Association (SNA) is a local chapter of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). The NSNA is the only national organization for nursing students and the largest independent student organization in the United States. Membership to the SNA and NSNA is open to all students in programs leading to initial licensure as a registered nurse. There are national, state and local dues.
The purpose of the National Student Nurses Association is to assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality health care; to provide programs representative of fundamental and current professional interests and concerns; and to aid in the development of the whole person, his/her professional role, and his/her responsibility for the health care of people in all walks of life. Benefits of National Student Nurses Association membership include scholarships, a year's subscription to Imprint, malpractice insurance, the NSNA annual convention, uniform discounts, and a voice in Washington.
The MU Student Nurses Association meets during the school year for business and/or program meetings. Members are offered opportunities to broaden their nursing education by being exposed to guest speakers and special programs at the state convention of nursing students. Fund-raising projects are planned to provide scholarships for students to attend conventions and to provide a budget for special projects. Offices to be filled for MU Student Nurses Association are president, vice‑president, secretary & treasurer. Faculty from the Department of Nursing serve as faculty advisors.
The MU Student Nurses Association is intended to facilitate the transition to the professional organization, the American Nurses Association. It is also intended to enhance the educational experience at MU.