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Duquesne University Student Nurses' Association (DUSNA)

DUSNA Members Attend NSNA Annual Meeting

Students and their advisotr, Dr. Mark Crider, recently attended the NSNA annual meeting. The convention theme was "Think Big: Nursing on a Global Scale." The keynote address was given by Dr. Mary Wakefield, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, immediate previous U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. She addressed the global influence of individual nurses and national and international nursing organizations in addressing global public health issues. She shared the significant role of nursing organizations in addressing the Ebola and zeka public health concerns. As such she articulated the significant role our nursing organizations play in the health of our global community! She also shared her experience of how a nursing student from a rural North Dakota community can become interested in public policy and achieve the position of second in command of the health services of the U.S. government.

NSNA 2017

Her message was powerful in articulating the role of nursing in global health concerns, and I am grateful our students were able to hear her address.

The students also presented a resolution titled "In Support of Education about Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs." The was one of 56 resolutions presented and it passed! Congratulations!

Board of Directors (2016-2017)

President: Julie Herr
Vice President: Sarah Gibson
Treasurer: Briana Gavin
Secretary: Kerri Silbaugh
Legislative Coordinator: Holly Storm
Recruitment Chair: Lauren Murtha
Service Chair: Megan Rudzinski
Social Chair: Brittany Hopper
Publicity Chairs: Morgan Gruender and Emily Churchill
Fundraising Chairs: Elena Billy and Dana Bernard

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

Bridget Seelinger

Sarah Dudley received a SNAP Freshman Member Scholarship

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

Gold Category Award

Chaper Excellence Award

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

DUSNA 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!

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: dusnaduq@gmail.com

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

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