The Nursing Student Association (NSA) is a pre-professional association for nursing students affiliated with the Student Government Association. The goal of the NSA is to facilitate unity, leadership and active participation within the student body. To facilitate this goal, members serve on faculty organization committees and the College of Health Professions Council, organize community and social activities, and promote professional growth through educational experiences and affiliations with the Maryland Association of Nursing Students (MANS).
Nursing Student Association Mission
In accord with the National Student Nurses Association’s mission and the mission of the Towson University (TU) the mission of the Nursing Student Association is to:
Organize, represent, and mentor Towson University students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, as well as those nurses enrolled in Towson University's RN-BS completion program.
Promote development of the skills that students will need as responsible and accountable members of the nursing profession outlined in the Code of Academic and Clinical Conduct
Advocate for high quality health care in a multicultural society
The structure allows for attainment of the aforementioned mission and goal and provides for class representation and overall membership involvement. All nursing students are eligible to become members of NSA.
Why should I Become a Member?
When you join the NSA, you'll enjoy some of the following benefits.
You'll have opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with fellow nursing students.
It will increase your awareness of past and current issues in nursing.
It prepares you for the reality of the nursing profession.
You'll learn about many different nursing roles.
You'll have opportunities to interact with many other nursing professionals
You'll have opportunities for teamwork through community projects, fundraising, and other activities
Nursing Student Association Officer Duties
President Chief-executive officer. Presides over meetings, provides leadership to the organization, chairs the by-laws committee and serves as liaison to the SGA, provides leadership for Community Project(s) by appointing Community Project Chairperson, and keeps lines of communication open intra-organizationally with the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) and the Maryland Association of Nursing Students (MANS).
Vice President Acts in the absence of the President, Chairperson of the Program Committee and Social Activities Committee, and schedules speakers for meetings.
Treasurer Keeps the books for TU's NSA (i.e., collects dues, deposits fund, and requests withdrawal of funds according to TU's Student Government Association [SGA] regulations), coordinates with class treasurers the deposit and withdrawal of funds, liaison with SGA for budgetary matter, meets with the Board to report on a monthly basis the financial status of the organization, and is Chair of the Fund Raising Committee.
Secretary Keeps a bound and an electronic record of meetings; promotes communications regarding planned activities, current events, and publicity for meeting/functions; keeps an up-to-date list of members; is liaison to MANS; and chairs the Publicity Committee.
Membership Recruiter Coordinates/implements plans for recruitment of new members to NSA, MANS and NSNA and collaborates with the Secretary on publicity matters.
Breakthrough to Nursing Member Collaborates with Membership Recruiter specifically targeting underrepresented groups in nursing (i.e., males, minorities) and collaborates with the Secretary on publicity matters.
Newsletter Editor Provides leadership for publishing the NSA Newsletter, collects and edits information submitted by students, class representatives, and faculty advisers.
Board Members Two people will hold Board positions. The most senior of the group will mentor and guide the current graduating class. Nursing students of all levels are encouraged to participate for NSA Board Membership.
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