Make friends and help the community
All of our student nurse organizations pride themselves on lending a hand to the community. Joining an organization is a great way to make friends, network with community professionals, learn more about nursing specialties 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. Participate in community outreach projects that partner with a different organization each semester. Members are involved in activities that promote health awareness among members of the community. In addition to volunteer work in the community, SNO provides academic support and professional development opportunities.
Family Nurse Practitioner Student Association
BSN-to-DNP students have the opportunity to interact with speakers who are experts in the field of advanced nursing practice and medicine through the Family Nurse Practitioner Student Association. Students also have the opportunity to network and learn more about the capacities in which family nurse practitioners are involved. Participate in informational discussions and advocacy activities to learn new trends and developments in the field of advanced practice, medicine and health care. Students may receive scholarships to attend professional development events, such as annual conferences of the Advanced Practice Nurses of the Ozarks (APNO).
Sigma Theta Tau-Theta Lambda Chapter
This local chapter of an international nursing honor society invites BSN and graduate 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. Find a mentor within the combination of student and professional members.