Welcome to the Student Nurses Association at Dona Ana Community College!
The Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association (FNSNA) was created in 1969 to honor Frances Tompkins, the Association's first Executive Director. Organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, the Foundation awards scholarships to qualified nursing students.
With a membership of approximately 56,000 nationwide, the National Student Nurses' Association mentors the professional development of future registered nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance.
All DACC nursing students are strongly encouraged to become members of a professional organization. The Student Nurses Association (SNA) provides students with the opportunity to participate in local, state and national activities that influence the future of nursing practice.
Nursing Student National Association Mission Statement
"To mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, and to convey the standards, ethics, and skills that students will need as responsible and accountable leaders and members of this profession.”
NSNA/SNA membership is open to all students in all nursing programs leading to registered nurse licensure, including students in Associate Degree programs. Participation in NSNA/SNA prepares students for eventual participation in professional organizations. The benefits of membership in the local SNA include enhancement of the student‘s skills, professional networking and leadership ability through community health projects. Additionally, the student shares membership in an organization composed exclusively of nursing students experiencing similar activities and challenges.
Benefits Exclusive to DACC SNA Members:
The SNA has several benefits, both within the national and local chapter. Our local chapter has several advantages, of which include:
· Discounts on nursing apparel.
· Access to the SNA Blackboard site.
· Special recognition at the nursing graduation pinning ceremony.
· Opportunities to work with the community.
· Work side-by-side with local nurses.
· Scholarship opportunities.
· Being a part of a professional organization.
Diamond's Mentoring Program
A mentoring program created in 2008 by Michelle Holguin, ADN program graduate. This program matches upper level students (2nd level through 4th) with incoming first level students. The goal is to provide support, a listening ear, and guidance as students progress through the nursing program, through regular meetings and e-mail contact. For more information on the program, contact an SNA officer or member.
Come Join Us!
SNA meetings are twice a month, every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, located at DACC in room 294 (Fall-Spring semesters). You do not have to be a SNA member to attend meetings.
Come join us and make new friends as you journey into the nursing profession!