The Student Nurses’ Association at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (SNA) is the school chapter of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) and the Hawaii Student Nurses’ Association (HISNA). The goal of the SNA is to provide students with opportunities to develop leadership skills and enhance their professional nursing identity. Members of this student-led organization participate on school committees and plan various community service, social, and scholarly activities. All activities carried out by the SNA uphold the six core values of the NSNA, which are Leadership and Autonomy, Quality Education, Advocacy, Professionalism, Care, and Diversity.
|Executive Board Fall 2022 – Spring 2023|
Elizabeth (Ellie) Tan
|Digital Media Director
|Co-Membership Director (Mentor-Mentee Program)
|Co-Membership Director (Socials)
|Co-Membership Director (Mentor-Mentee Program)
|Student Ambassador Liaison
“As past president of the Student Nurses’ Association at UH Manoa, I would highly encourage all student nurses to get involved with the school to make the most out of your education. By getting involved with SNA you can participate in great leadership opportunities, volunteer activities, and social events. Being the SNA president really taught me a lot about myself and helped me to become the professional nurse I am today. I learned and practiced leading teams, delegation skills, and time management. I was also fortunate to participate in the national NSNA convention to see first hand how students can have an influence on the nursing profession. My position as president allowed me to speak my voice on behalf of the nursing student body and participate on school committees. Participating with SNA has been a wonderful experience!!” – Kiki Thurston, Undergraduate Nursing, Class of 2019
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SNA publishes an email newsletter for current students and friends of SNA at Manoa during the academic year. This newsletter is written by students, for students. The views expressed in the SNA Email Newsletter are those of the Student Nurses Association at UH Manoa, and are not endorsed by UH Manoa Nursing nor do they constitute any official communication from UH Manoa Nursing.
The National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA)
The National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) is a nonprofit organization for students enrolled in associate, baccalaureate, diploma, and pre-licensure graduate nursing programs. NSNA is dedicated to fostering the professional development of nursing students. Pre-nursing and RN to BSN students are also eligible for membership. NSNA’s mission is to mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, and to covey the standards, ethics, and skills that students will need as responsible and accountable leaders and members of the profession.
Members of the NSNA make up the School Constituents and State Constituents. Through school constituents and state constituents, the members have representation in the House of Delegates, the major decision-making body of NSNA, which meets each year during the Annual Convention. The House sets direction for the association, and elects the members of the Board of Directors and Nominating and Elections Committee.
The Hawaii Student Nurses’ Association (HISNA)
Founded in 2013, the Hawaii Student Nurses’ Association is the state constituent of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA), comprised of seven schools across the State of Hawaii. HISNA is dedicated to the personal and professional development of students at the School, Community, and State level.
SNA at UHM Faculty Advisor Contact
Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 212
Honolulu, HI 96822
Although the registered organization has members who are University of Hawaii students, the registered organization is independent of the University and does not represent the views of the University. The registered organization is responsible for its own contacts, acts, or omissions.
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