Student Nurses Association

FAU SNA is the FNSA Diamond Chapter of the Year

The FAU Student Nurses Association is designated as a Stellar Chapter of the National Student Nurses Association due to our commitment to the Core Values of NSNA: Advocacy, Professionalism, Quality Education, Diversity, Leadership and Autonomy, and Care. Our Student Nurses Association is also designated as a Diamond Chapter of Florida Nursing Student Association since 2016.
Our many activities include professional development, career day, leadership training and mentoring, Florida Nurses Association Advocacy Days, charity events, community service, social events (especially our amazing Halloween party), annual convention of Florida Nursing Student Association, annual convention of National Student Nurses Association, and study abroad programs to Guatemala and Ecuador.

The Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) is open to all nursing students in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University. The purpose of SNA is to foster the development of student nurses into professional nurses. 

The Florida Nursing Students Association (FNSA) is made up of all the nursing student association chapters throughout the state of Florida.  As a member of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA), you are automatically a member of your state student association. Join us in making a difference in our communities, our chapters, our state and nationwide.

Activities

Community Health and Service – Reaching out to the community, including the College of Nursing community and the Florida Atlantic University community through projects such as health screenings, service projects, holiday adopt-a-family, health education and promotion, and fundraising walks.

Breakthrough to Nursing – Reaching out to new students through mentorship.

Social Events – Forming community with student body and faculty by hosting holiday parties, films, and other activities.

Global Nursing Initiative – Reaching out to our global community by focusing on health challenges in underserved countries. SNA sponsors a study abroad cultural immersion and service program  to Guatemala twice a year. SNA raises funds to purchase woodstoves for families in Guatemala.

Conferences/Conventions – Forming partnership and community throughout the state and nation by attending and participating in FNSA and NSNA conventions.

Legislative – Building a bridge between nursing students and their elected legislative officials, SNA hosts an annual Legislative Forum with their Florida senators and representatives to discuss health care bills. SNA also attends the annual Florida Nurses Association Advocacy Days in Tallahassee to advocate for the passing of health care bills to improve access to health care in our state. SNA also presents resolutions concerning health care at the annual FSNA convention.

Image of Nursing – Striving to protect and elevate the image of nursing in our communities, SNA hosts forums with nurse historians, and hosts the Future Nurses Club at a local charter school.

Recognition and Award Ceremony – Honoring the achievements of our students, SNA hosts the annual Recognition and Award Ceremony wherein the students receive the College of Nursing pin.  Awards are given for excellence in scholarship, clinical strengths, service, caring, geriatric nursing, leadership. The Daisy Award for students is also awarded.

Scholarships – Information concerning scholarships for nursing students is disseminated monthly.

Communication – Striving to build community and networking relationships, SNA hosts a weekly online newsletter, an online community on the university learning management system, the College of Nursing website, OWL Central,  Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Fundraising and Merchandising – In order to provide funds for SNA activities, SNA sells a variety of items, such as clothing, decals, and tote bags.