Who We Are
Student Nurses' Association
The Student Nurses Association (SNA) at Salisbury University (SU) is an official campus organization that consists of pre-nursing and nursing students. The group was formed by the first nursing graduates of SU during 1970. The goals of the SNA are to promote professional development by providing events beneficial to the community and fellow SU students, allow students with a common interest an opportunity for gathering and communicating, and further those educational goals set forth by the Nursing Department.
SU SNA is a constituent group of the Maryland Association of Nursing Students (MANS) and the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA). MANS and NSNA are pre-professional organizations designed for nursing students across the state and nation. MANS and NSNA offer many opportunities in both the professional and social aspects of nursing.
Maryland Association of Nursing Students (MANS)
The Maryland Association of Nursing Students is the statewide organization supporting nursing students. They meet monthly in various locations. To find out more, visit www.marylandnursingstudents.org.
The mission of MANS is to help students in Maryland nursing programs to bridge their way from the student role to the professional nursing role. MANS will meet these needs by:
- Providing an opportunity for students to develop network and leadership skills;
- Opening a line of communication with the Maryland Nurses' Association (MNA) for students; and
- Providing information useful in developing a professional nursing career such as updates on legislative issues, community health issues, and educational issues.
National Nursing Students' Association (NSNA)
The National Student Nurses Association mentors the professional development of future nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance.
Annual Convention is held every April and attracts about 2500 nursing students, guests, faculty, and nursing leaders from across the country. It features a keynote speaker, exhibit hall, focus sessions, awards ceremony, association activity seminars, and an auction, as well as many networking events. Each year at Annual Convention schools are permitted to submit a Resolution to be voted upon by the House of Delegates.
A resolution is a written statement, that when adopted by the House of Delegates, is the basis for the policies and actions of the National Student Nurses' Association. Resolutions are presented on matters of importance to NSNA, its members and constituent associations, nursing, and the health needs of the public.
How to join NSNA(be sure to include Salisbury University as the school you attend in the application): nsnamembership.org
Previous Resolution Topics:
2009: In support of increased awareness of patient education of medications after a myocardial infarction
2008: In support of increased awareness regarding pressure ulcers
2007: In support of Increased Awareness and Education of Health Care Professionals Regarding Timely Referrals to Hospice Care for all Terminally ill Patients
2006: In support of Consistent Mandatory Minimum Sentencing for Sex Offenders
2005: In Support of Increased Awareness and Increased Education of the Dangers of Driving with Sleep Deprivation
2004: In Support of Increased Awareness and Education about the National Marrow Donor Program
2003: In Continued Support of Awareness and Education about the Importance of Routine Screening for Domestic Violence upon Admission in all Hospital Setting