Missouri State University

Nursing Department

Student Organizations

Student involvement in the community

All of the student nurse organizations pride themselves on lending a hand to the community.  Becoming a member of one of these organizations is a great way to network with other community professionals, learn more about nursing specialties, make connections with peers, and stand out when applying for a job.


Student Nurse Organization

Membership in the Student Nurse Organization (SNO) is open to all pre-nursing and BSN students.  SNO members participate in community outreach projects that have them partnering with a different organization in the community each semester.  As a member of SNO, students will be involved in many activities supported by organizations with the goal of promoting health awareness among members of the community.  In addition to volunteer work in the community, SNO also provides academic support and professional development opportunities to its members.

Sigma Theta Tau-Theta Lambda Chapter

This nursing honor society invites junior and senior level students to join an organization of nursing professionals to discuss the latest in nursing research, nurse education, and clinical education.  Members of Sigma Theta Tau participate in research and present at conferences. The combination of students and professionals creates mentorship relationships among members.

Family Nurse Practitioner Student Association

As a member of the Family Nurse Practitioner Student Association, students have the opportunity to listen to speakers who are professionals in the nursing field.  Informational discussions are also held each semester for members to learn and discuss new developments. This organization provides students with the opportunity to network and learn more about the capacities in which family nurse practitioners are employed.  Short-term study away trips are also organized so that group members, along with other students in the program, can work with a group that provides health care in another country.