Nursing Organizations

National Student Nurses Association

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 & 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 & 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.

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

The mission of Sigma Theta Tau International is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide.  The organization’s vision is to create a global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people. Membership is by invitation only to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders who exhibit exceptional achievements in practice.  There are currently 475 active SSTI chapters representing 90 countries globally. 

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