Student Nurses' Association Celebrates Larger Membership and Productive Year
A successful mentoring program, a holiday gift drive for low-income families and an NCLEX review competition were just some of the activities organized this past year by IU School of Nursing Bloomington’s active Student Nurses’ Association (SNA). With a growing membership of approximately 120 students, the chapter is a local affiliate of the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA), founded in 1952 and dedicated to promoting the professional development of nursing students.
Katelyn Nordhoff, 2017-18 SNA president, said the chapter has made a concerted effort to boost membership in recent years, working to attract more pre-nursing and sophomore nursing students to the organization.
“Membership this past year was the highest we’ve had in a very long time,” Nordhoff said. “In addition to using email invites and apps like GroupMe, our board of directors attended sophomore orientation to hand out flyers, and we mailed flyers to students’ homes during the summer.”