USC Upstate Student Nurses Association
"With Tradition Comes Professional Growth"
We are a chapter of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Our association promotes scholastic growth as well as professional growth through programs, teaching tools, conventions, and meetings.
The National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) as well as our chapter have several missions. The first being "to organize, represent, and mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses as well as those nurses enrolled in baccalaureate completion programs." NSNA has a direct influence into the standards of nursing education.
Another mission of NSNA is "to promote and encourage participation in community affairs and activities toward improved health care as well as being advocates for high quality health care". NSNA is the precursor to your professional society. Some of the tangible benefits of NSNA can be found on our membership page, the NSNA Membership Brochure or their home page (under links). These benefits are many, but perhaps the most significant reason to belong is that NSNA membership translates into a professional commitment.
Lastly, "NSNA promotes development of skills needed to be a responsible and accountable member of the nursing profession". Participation in NSNA reflects an interest in the nursing career and informs future employers that NSNA members value professionalism. Regardless of the effort put forth, be it large or small, your involvement will influence the course of the future of the nursing profession as well as your education. So join today and be a part of the USC Upstate Mary Black School of Nursing Tradition.