One of the basic, yet often overlooked ways to support your educational and career goals lies in joining student nursing associations and other regional or national nursing associations. It helps you remember that you're not the only nursing student out there, and you'll enjoy support and information through student nurse networking.
Connect with your peers by joining one or more of these groups. Stay connected, foster and support the nursing school and nurse community, and become a catalyst for enriching the diversity, innovation and future of nursing school students and nurses throughout the United States. You can also participate in member-only training events and conferences, and receive valuable tips for getting started in your career upon graduation.
NSNA prepares students for involvement in professional associations upon graduation. NSNA's mission is to organize, represent and mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, as well as those nurses enrolled in baccalaureate completion programs; to promote the development of skills needed to be responsible and accountable members of the nursing profession and to advocate high quality health care.
Membership benefits include:
- The Imprint magazine
- Availability of low-cost insurance and student education loan programs
- Participation in community health, legislative and recruitment projects
- Discounts on nursing-related items, state board review courses and nursing publications
- The opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and increase awareness of issues confronting the nursing profession
- The ability to receive academic credit through NSNA leadership
For more information on NSNA, visit the National Student Nurses Association.
Find educational and career resources, professional conferences, publications, regional chapters and many more opportunities for student nurse networking.
Find links to dozens of nursing organizations and with a variety of student nurse networking opportunities.
Student Nurse Networking - Online
For a variety of "virtual" opportunities to connect with your nursing peers, try NurseZone's message boards and blogs. Campus Corner is a blog specifically geared to serve the needs of student nurses like you!