University of Rhode Island College of Nursing's Student Nurse Association (SNA) is a pre-professional association that represents students preparing for the future as professional nurses. The association engages in a shared governance approach that encourages health related discussions, health advocacy and interdisciplinary collaboration among students across the university.
Among its many activities within the university community, SNA emphasizes health promotion, healthy lifestyle and health equity issues. Its members seek to act as change agents and role models for other university student and the State of Rhode Island. Students in SNA have the ability to make professional contacts and provide an opportunity for networking with professionals from diverse backgrounds.
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Students from all nursing schools in RI are eligible to join the RI Student Nurses Association. The State SNA allows students to network with students from around the state; holds a yearly state convention; and offers opportunities for leadership and service.
The National Student Nurse Association (NSNA) is a pre-professional organization for nursing students. NSNA offers many programs, leadership opportunities and benefits such as discounts on products, books and services. A national convention is held yearly with nationally known speakers, workshops, exhibits and social events. Imprint, NSNA's official magazine, published by and for nursing students is included in the yearly dues.