Students can play a more active role in the School of Nursing and Health Professions and in the larger Bay Area community by joining an organization on campus. Both undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to get involved with one or more of the many student associations in nursing.
Nursing Student Association (NSA)
The Nursing Student Association works collaboratively with the School of Nursing and Health Professions to identify and meet the needs of nursing students at the University of San Francisco. For example, NSA has worked to make the following certification classes available on campus: the BLS (Basic Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), and others. Additionally, NSA works to strengthen student participation in community events in the Bay Area (such as AIDS Walk and National Depression Day).
For more information about joining NSA, please contact Julianne Cerelli at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, more information can be found on Blackboard (“SON&HP Nursing Portal” to “Student Organizations” to “NSA”).
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing: Beta Gamma Chapter
Sigma Theta Tau is the honor society of nursing leaders and scholars. The organization’s membership is international, and members with a BSN degree or above may be inducted as undergraduate or graduate nursing students or as community leaders. Student eligibility is based on academic achievement, and community leader induction is based on outstanding contribution to the profession of nursing. Undergraduate nursing students may be inducted during their junior or senior years. Graduate nursing students are eligible after they have completed at least a quarter of their program with a GPA of 3.5 or above.
For more information on Sigma Theta Tau, please see the organization’s Web site at http://betagammanursing.org/ .
Tri-Gamma Nursing Sorority
Tri-Gamma was established at the University of San Francisco in the School of Nursing and Health Professions under the banner “Goodness, Graciousness, and Generosity.” Since 1948, the women of Tri-Gamma have worked to uphold these values through community service, academic achievement, and a commitment to sisterhood. Tri-Gamma aims to promote academic excellence, develop strong characters, champion community participation, and establish deep friendships and broaden the moral, intellectual, and spiritual life of its members.
For more information about joining Tri-Gamma, please contact Drs. Meera Nosek at email@example.com or Diane Torkelson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Male Student Nurses Society (MSNS)
MSNS works to empower the male student nurse population at the University of San Francisco through active involvement in volunteerism and activities that build moral character both on and off campus. MSNS aims to develop leaders in health care and promote academic excellence and competent nursing practice among its members while also creating and sustaining peer-mentor relationships.
For more information about joining MSNS, please contact Vince Castelle (Membership Coordinator for 2012-2013) at email@example.com. Additionally, for more information, please contact faculty advisor, Dr. Greg DeBourgh, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nursing Student Multicultural Interest Group
The Nursing Student Multicultural Interest Group is a dynamic organization with members who are dedicated to sharing their own culture, learning about other cultures, and increasing cultural awareness of both faculty and students within the School of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of San Francisco.
For more information about joining the Nursing Student Multicultural Interest Group, please contact Drs. Betsy Stetson at email@example.com, Robin Buccheri at firstname.lastname@example.org, Anna Kwong at email@example.com, or Tina Lemos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Masters in Public Health Student Association (MPHSA)
MPHSA works to create a sense of community and solidarity within the Master of Public Health program at the University of San Francisco. The organization fosters professional and social relationships among current students and alumni as well as public health practitioners. MPHSA also encourages and promotes community involvement by its members and is dedicated to advancing public health professions.
For more information about joining the MPHSA, please contact faculty advisor, Dr. Courtney Keeler, at email@example.com.