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Duquesne University Student Nurses' Association (DUSNA)

2015 Student Nurses Association of PA Convention

Hundreds of student nurses from schools in Pennsylvania met in Harrisburg, PA on November 18th to November 20th for the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania Annual Convention. During the days of convention, the student nurses attended business meetings, keynote speakers, workshops, resolutions hearings, and candidates' presentations.

DUSNA received several accolades for both individual members and the organization as a whole.

Sarah Dudley

Sarah Dudley received a SNAP Freshman Member Scholarship

Bridget Seelinger

Bridget Seelinger received the Jamey Thiel Miller Memorial Legislative Award for being active in nursing and politics.

Gold Category Award

DUSNA was awarded a Gold Category
Award for Recruitment and Retention.

Chaper Excellence AwardDUSNA was the only chapter in the state of PA in level 2 to receive the Chapter Excellence Award, a highly coveted award amongst SNAP chapters.

It was a highly successful SNAP convention with successes for DUSNA all around!

Transition to New Board Members

DUSNA board members

DUSNA recently transitioned to the new Board, with Emily Kinley as the new President (on left).

Student Wins National Election

Caroline MillerCongratulations to Caroline Miller, a junior, who won the election for Vice President for the National Student Nurses Association. Special thanks to Dr. Mark Crider for mentoring Caroline with respect to her campaign and speeches.


DUSNA is a professional organization which fosters the professional development of nursing students and facilitates entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance. Our organization strives to keep abreast of the current healthcare issues and concerns, legislation and other prudent issues at a preprofessional stage by speaking out and attending various conventions and bi-annual legislative programs. Most importantly, each and every nursing student of DUSNA grows as a whole person by their individual dedication and collaboration in striving to make a difference.

Members are encouraged to participate in local chapter meetings, advocacy initiatives, and community service projects. As a DUSNA member, students also enjoy membership in the Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) and the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) and are provided opportunities to engage at both the state and national level.

All nursing students are invited and strongly encouraged to join DUSNA!!

Top Ten Reasons to Join DUSNA

  1. Become involved in a professional student-run nursing organization.
  2. Become friends with other classmates and upperclassmen, plus get the inside scoop on professors, clinicals, and classes.
  3. Participate in community service and social events, fundraisers, and state/national conventions.
  4. Learn how state and national student organizations work.
  5. Hear interesting speakers talk about professional opportunities for graduate nurses.
  6. Assume leadership positions at the local, state and national levels.
  7. Gain opportunities to receive SNAP and NSNA scholarships and recognition.
  8. Enhance your resume’ through membership in a professional nursing organization.
  9. Be mentored by upperclass students and become a mentor to upcoming students.
  10. Be recognized as a student leader in the School of Nursing.

Contact Us

If you have questions, email the board at: duquesneDUSNA@hotmail.com

Faculty Advisors:
Dr. Mark Crider criderm@duq.edu
Dr. Jessica Devido devidoj@duq.edu

Visit the student-run web site