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With a membership of 60,000 nationwide, the National Student Nurses' Association mentors the professional development of future registered nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance.

Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association

The Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association (FNSNA) was created in 1969 to honor Frances Tompkins, the Ass...

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National Student Nurses' Association

With a membership of 60,000 nationwide, the National Student Nurses' Association mentors the professional development of future registered nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance.

Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association

The Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association (FNSNA) was created in 1969 to honor Frances Tompkins, the Association's first Executive Director. Organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, the Foundation awards scholarships to qualified nursing students. 

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    Posted Apr 30, 2015 by Garret Armes
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    Posted Apr 21, 2015 by V Goodwin

    As part of our Tuesday Tip Day, we are letting students know about this great scholarship (and volunteering!) opportunity with the American Red Cross:

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  • Mercer Georgia Baptist College of Nursing Student Elected President of National Student Nurses Association

    Posted Apr 14, 2015 by Garret Armes

    ATLANTA - Ryan Bannan, a junior in Mercer University's Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, was elected president of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) during the organization's 63rd annual convention, April 8-12, in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Bannan, who was installed as president for the 2015-2016 academic year, is the first Mercer student to serve in the top office...

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    ATLANTA – Ryan Bannan, a junior in Mercer University's Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, was elected president of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) during the organization's 63rd annual convention, April 8-12, in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Bannan, who was installed as president for the 2015-2016 academic year, is the first Mercer student to serve in the top office of the 60,000-member nonprofit organization dedicated to mentoring students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses and conveying the standards, ethics and skills that students will need as responsible and accountable leaders and members of the profession.

    "Ryan is well prepared to serve in the role of president of NSNA. He brings a passion for the profession of nursing, knowledge of the issues relevant to the profession and a commitment to his fellow student colleagues," said Dr. Linda Streit, Ph.D., RN, dean of the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing. "This is great recognition for the College and Mercer University, and I am so proud of the efforts of our faculty and students."

    Mercer now holds the highest nursing student officer positions in the nation and state, as senior Melissa Thompson currently serves as president of the Georgia Association of Nursing Students (GANS).

    Additionally at this past week's convention, Shayla Monroe, a junior, was elected to the NSNA Nominating and Elections Committee for the Southern Election Area.

    This is the second consecutive year that Mercer has had two elected officers, as seniors Rebeka Rivera and Craig Reuscher attended the convention as the outgoing secretary/treasurer and director of the Southern Election Area.

    All four students were among a group of 20 students and five faculty members who attended the national meeting.

    Dr. Streit was nominated by her students and won the Leader of Leaders Award for demonstrating distinguished support and service to students.

    The College also won Organization Website of the Year for www.gbans.org, the site of the Georgia Baptist Association of Nursing Students, and the Stellar School Chapter award, which is given to chapters that demonstrate ongoing involvement in NSNA, including a strong commitment to shared governance and professional development of students and faculty. This is Mercer's second time receiving the latter award, which is open to chapters that have maintained constituency status for the previous five years and meet the specific criteria for recognition.

    "Our school's outgoing president, senior Carissa Brozino, has provided great leadership, and while two students were elected to national offices, it is important to note the strong core of students supporting the candidates each and every day," said Dr. Streit. "These students worked while they were at convention. Two students had resolutions pass – one for the College of Nursing and one for the state – while our outgoing board members assisted with board-sponsored resolutions."

    Founded in 1952, NSNA is a nonprofit organization for students enrolled in associate, baccalaureate, diploma and generic graduate nursing programs. The organization has members in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    The NSNA Board of Directors is made up of 10 nursing students elected at the annual convention. Two non-voting consultants are appointed by the American Nurses Association and the National League for Nurses to provide guidance. NSNA also employs a full-time staff headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.

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  • Step-by-step guide helps nursing students with their dissertation or capstone project

    Posted Mar 27, 2015 by Timothy Armes

    INDIANAPOLIS -- All But Dissertation, or ABD -- the dreaded term no PhD or master's student trying to complete his or her dissertation or capstone project wants to hear. Writing a final paper to earn an advanced degree is a daunting task, even for the most confident candidate. Nurses are no exception.

    Karen Roush, PhD, APN, knows more than a thing or two about writing o...

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    INDIANAPOLIS — All But Dissertation, or ABD — the dreaded term no PhD or master’s student trying to complete his or her dissertation or capstone project wants to hear. Writing a final paper to earn an advanced degree is a daunting task, even for the most confident candidate. Nurses are no exception.

    Karen Roush, PhD, APN, knows more than a thing or two about writing one of these final papers. Her new book A Nurse’s Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Your Dissertation or Capstone, published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), is a straightforward how-to guide that will help students plan and write the perfect finale to their education. She delves into the fundamentals of exactly what the student needs, with a short, concise guide.

    Roush knows that the nursing field rarely prompts students to focus on their writing skills. Her role as a writing mentor with years of experience as an editorial director and clinical managing editor encouraged her to create this clear, highly practical step-by-step guide for the busy student nurse, coaching readers through the scholarly writing process in an engaging, conversational style.

    “While working on my doctorate, I was often asked to help other doctoral students with writing up their dissertations, and oftentimes their professors recommended they contact me,” Roush said. “Through working with them I realized how unprepared students were for the writing aspect of dissertation work and how that often impeded their progress and resulted in a lot of frustration. It was rewarding to help them overcome that, and writing this book is a way of reaching many more doctoral students who are struggling with the writing.”

    The book is available at www.nursingknowledge.org/sttibooks.

    A Nurse’s Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Your Dissertation or Capstone
    By Karen Roush, PhD, APN
    Published by STTI, 2015
    ISBN-13: 9781940446080
    ‪EPUB ISBN: 9781940446097
    ‪PDF ISBN: 9781940446103
    ‪MOBI ISBN: 9781940446110
    Price: US $34.95
    Trade paperback, 168 pages
    Trim size: 53/8 x 83/8

    About the author
    Karen Roush, PhD, APN, is an assistant professor of nursing at Lehman College in New York. She founded The Scholar’s Voice, which works to strengthen the voice of nursing through writing mentorship for nurses. A previous editorial director and clinical managing editor for the American Journal of Nursing, Roush is widely published, having authored multiple consumer health care books, nursing articles in peer-reviewed journals, essays, and poetry.

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    About the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
    The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 130,000 members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others. STTI’s 499 chapters are located at 695 institutions of higher education throughout Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at www.nursingsociety.org.

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