National Student Nurses ’ Association ®
The Professional Magazine for Student Nurses
2021 - 2022 Board of Directors
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Breakthrough to Nursing ® Director Directors
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New — NSNA Leadership University Honor Society This is an exciting year to join or renew your membership in NSNA . All NSNA members are invited to launch their Professional Identity Formation in Nursing through participation in the inaugural NSNA Leadership University Honor Society . Enroll in the Honor Society by participating in leadership at the school , state , or national level . By serving in a leadership position ( i . e ., elected or appointed to the Board of Directors , chapter committees , and participation in projects / activities as determined by your chapter ), and attending state association and NSNA virtual and / or live meetings , you will qualify . Your chapter must have a minimum of 10 members and be eligible for official NSNA constituency status ( renewed annually ) for chapter leaders to enroll in the Honor Society . All NSNA members are eligible — there are no additional dues required .
Professional Identity Formation in Nursing The NSNA Leadership University Honor Society accelerates your formation of a professional identity in nursing . Nursing school is the beginning of your leadership journey that will advance your career and contribute to the advancement of the nursing profession . NSNA provides numerous opportunities for you to learn about the many facets of the nursing profession including Population and Global Health ; Breakthrough to Nursing ( recruitment into the profession ); Ethics and Governance ; Health Policy and Advocacy ; Image of Nursing ; and governing a school chapter , state association and national organization . Through these programs , social justice , social determinants of health , diversity , equity , and inclusion will contribute to the advancement of nursing ’ s social mission and are integrated into professional identity .
Think , Act and Feel Like a Nurse The signposts of professional Identity in Nursing include : Values and Ethics , Leadership , Knowledge , and Professional Comportment .* By practicing leadership in nursing school , you will apply and integrate learning to build your self-confidence and knowledge . You will be better prepared think , act and feel like a professional nurse and to transition into nursing practice and leadership roles as a new graduate RN .
* NSNA is collaborating with Nelda Godfrey , PhD , ACNS-BC , RN , FAAN , ANEF , Professor and Associate Dean , Innovative Partnerships and Practice , University of Kansas School of Nursing , Kansas City , Kansas , and The International Society for Professional Identity in Nursing work group led by Debra Liebig , MLA , BSN , RN , NPD-BC , Program Manager , Service & Performance Excellence , Accreditation & Regulatory Readiness Department , Children ’ s Mercy Kansas City , MO , to foster awareness of students and faculty about the need for a Professional Identity in Nursing .
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