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NSNA Membership Info


College Of The CanyonstNational Student Nurses' Association (COCNSNA) is a local chapter of the Student Nurses' Association of California (CNsA). It has 38 active members.

COCNSNA is open to all enrolled nursing students, and automatically extends to both CNSA and the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA).

The membership fee of $30 includes a subscriptions to Imprint.

Membership Benefits

Professionalism & Political Action
Insight about the future of nursing
Awareness of current legislation
Experience political action and community involvement

Leadership & Recognition
Run for office on local, state and national levels
Volunteer to work at local, regional, state and national events
Experience on committees at all levels

Scholarship & Awards
CNSA scholarships unavailable to non-members
Newsletter editor and excellence awards
Enter diverse state and national contests

Fellowship & Networking
Annual state and national conventions
Local and regional meetings
State-sponsored legislative seminars

Discounted health and accident insurance
Discounted NCLEX-RN review courses and learning aids
Discounted subscriptions to nursing journals

Student Nurses Association

The mission of the NSNA is to:

Organize, represent and mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, as well as those nurses enrolled in baccalaureate completion programs;

Promote development of the skills that students will need as responsible and accountable members of the nursing profession;
Advocate for high quality health care.
As a nursing student in a baccalaureate program here at MUSC, you can become involved in a national organization and have your voice heard at the school, state and national levels of the association. Joining NSNA today connects you with 35,000 nursing students who are already taking advantage of the many programs and benefits the association has to offer. NSNA's collaborative leadership activities provide: representation in the annual House of Delegates; an opportunity to run for state and national office; a chance to win contests and prizes for you and for your school; and an opportunity to influence how you will practice nursing in the future. "Build a Network to the Future with NSNA!" Join the NSNA at MUSC CON

NSNA Membership Requirements

There are four categories of membership in NSNA: active, associate, sustaining and honorary. Only active and associate members have privileges of membership and the right to voting representation in NSNA's House of Delegates.

Active members are students in state-approved programs preparing for registered nurse licensure or registered nurses in programs leading to a baccalaureate in nursing.

Associate members are pre-nursing students enrolled in a college or university program leading to a degree in nursing. Associate members have all the privileges of membership, but they cannot hold the office of president or vice president on the state and national levels.

Sustaining members are individuals not eligible for active or associate membership and organizations interested in the development and growth of NSNA. They receive NSNA publications and a reduced registration fee at NSNA functions.

Availability of Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan for graduate nursing students, their eligible spouses, and dependents (available in most states).

Honorary members may be conferred by 2/3 vote of the House of delegates upon recommendation by the Board of Directors upon persons who have rendered distinguished service or valuable assistance to NSNA. Honorary members shall have none of the obligations or privileges of membership.

All members receive Imprint, NSNA's official magazine published by and for nursing students. Published four times during the academic year, Imprint contains articles on: current trends and issues in nursing, career development, NSNA meetings and events, membership benefits, association and national news. Imprint is the only publication addressing student perspectives and serving student needs.

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