Student Nurses' Association

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

The mission of MANS s 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.

Here is the MANS Master Calender displaying school chapter events,

If you want your event displayed on the MANS Calender, please email

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):

Previous Resolution Topics:

2016: In Support of Increased Awareness and Educations regarding exercise-based prevention programs for pediatric sport injuries 

2015: In Support of Increased Awareness and Education regarding interpreter use for limited english proficiency patients

2014: Promoting Awareness of Multiple Sclerosis symptoms and diagnosis

2013: Increasing Awareness and Education about the risks of bed-sharing with infants

2012: In Support of Ongoing and Increasing Awareness of the importance of school nurses

2011: Research, Development, or Adoption of an individual informed consent for the use of the drug Pitocin in women during labor

2010: In Support of Increased Awareness for patient enduction related to medications for post-myocardial infarction patients to prevent recurrent cardiac events

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

SNA Board 2016-2017

Edward Russo
Vice President
Anna Van Zeijts
Bree Wilkins
Mike Asero
Events Coordinator
Madi Mitrecic
Awards Delegate
Hannah Pennington
Breakthrough to Nursing
Katie Herman
Public Relations Chair
Monica Hill
Second Degree Representative
Chastity Hopkins
Junior Representative
Melissa Rolfes
Sophomore Representative
Logan Downes
Dr. Reid, Dr. Nutt
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