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Rush Student Nurses Association is our local chapter of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). NSNA is the preprofessional organization for nursing students. Through NSNA you can:
  • Learn about leadership skills
  • Participate in community health projects
  • Discuss trends and issues in nursing
  • Network for career development
  • Receive reduced rates at conventions
  • Receive reduced rates for products such as nursing magazines, computer software, nursing apparel and accessories
  • Contribute to your curriculum vitae
The Student Nurse Association (SNA) at RUMC strives to be supportive by acting as an informal student government body and social committee. The local organization also strives to keep students up to date on legislative activities and important news from the national as well as state levels.

The SNA provides opportunities for students to become familiar with and participate in a professional nursing organization early in their career. Students learn that networking can be an important factor in a successful nursing career. All nursing students are eligible to be members and to run for the board. An information session describing each position on the board is held in the fall. The annual election is held at the beginning of Winter Quarter.

In addition to networking with colleagues at Rush, local and national conventions offer students a unique opportunity to network with other students from around the state and country about programs, classes, jobs and higher education opportunities. The national convention each year addresses many of the issues that are important to practicing nurses and professional organizations.

The Rush chapter has sponsored and/or participated in these social and community events in the recent past:
  • The biannual equipment sale
  • Oktoberfest
  • Dream Halloween
  • Belize Service Project
  • NSNA State and National Convention
  • School and community health fairs
  • Rush formal
  • Heart walk
  • Native American powwow
  • Food kitchen
  • Alumni tours

Other social, professional and informational events have included forums that discuss careers in nursing, advanced directives, NCLEX review and the Big Sib/Little Sib Program.


SNA Officers

President: Jeanne Knepper

Vice-President: Luke Swift

Secretary: Shana A. Cheris

Treasurer: Michelle Hawley

Fundraising Co-Coordinators: Zina Karana, Katie Walusiak & Saige James

Membership Coordinator: Lyndsay Christensen

Volunteer Co-Coordinators: Christina Rook & Taylor Schroeder

RU-Student Senate/CONSC Representative: Emily Salans

Faculty Advisor: Tami Davis

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