Student Organizations

Dean's Student Advisory Council

The Dean’s Student Advisory Council is a representative group of students from all program tracks and levels.  The purpose of the group is to promote the I CARE values among students, to discuss academic improvement strategies for the college and to develop professional leadership skills.

National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)

The mission of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) is to organize, represent and mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses; to promote development of skills that students will need as responsible and accountable members of the nursing profession; and to advocate for high quality health care. Advantages of belonging to NSNA include educational programs, community projects, attending conventions, scholarship opportunities and networking with future leaders in nursing. The skills students gain by working in a student professional organization are invaluable. All students are encouraged to attend an informational session about opportunities of Ashland University Student Nurses Association (AU-SNA), Ohio Nursing Student Association (ONSA) and NSNA. For further information, contact the faculty advisor(s) for AU-SNA.

Nurses Christian Fellowship

The Nurses Christian Fellowship is a professional organization and a ministry for nurses and nursing students. Its mission is to encourage students and nurses to bring God’s love and healing to nursing and healthcare both locally and internationally.  It is a ministry of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship/USA.

SCRUBS Society

The SCRUBS Society focuses on service to Ashland University, the Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the surrounding community and the profession of nursing.  The SCRUBS Society seeks to provide positive representation, leadership and encouragement to students and increase enthusiasm towards College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the nursing profession.  The representatives promote positive and active roles in the community, by demonstrating good conduct, volunteering, mentoring and serving as a liaison between students, faculty and staff.

Student Honor Society - Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Rho Nu At-Large Chapter

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing inducts students majoring in nursing who have demonstrated superior achievement and leadership qualities.  Membership is by invitation.  Students who have completed half of the major requirements are eligible for membership by ranking in the top 35 percent of the class and earning a minimum of 3.0 GPA in Ashland University courses.

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