Each nursing student is encouraged to actively participate in professional organizations to enhance the educational experience, to further develop personal growth and professional identity as well as to facilitate communication and camaraderie among fellow students.
The SNA is a local chapter of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). The NSNA mentors the professional development of future nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance. Membership is voluntary.
The class council is a student-led organization that is dedicated to fostering leadership and involvement opportunities for TAMHSC nursing students. All nursing students are encouraged to actively participate. The group will hold meetings once per semester as a minimum, but may call other meetings as needed.
In addition to electing officers, the Class Council will elect committee chairs and members of College of Nursing standing committees. Elected officers include a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, historian, and class representatives.
Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF)
Nurses Christian Fellowship is a ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA. Since 1935, NCF has been encouraging practicing nurses, nursing students, and faculty to integrate their Christian faith and nursing practice. As both a ministry and a professional organization, NCF provides support, networking opportunities, and a Christian voice within nursing.
The purpose of the Texas A&M Health Science Center Student Governing Board (SGB) is, first and foremost, to work for the betterment of the HSC by serving the Executive Office in an advisory capacity on issues pertinent to its students. The SGB shall act as the official voice of the students of TAMHSC to its CEO and central administration. Furthermore, the delegates of the SGB shall work to educate and stimulate student involvement in student affairs across component boundaries, assist in communicating TAMHSC-wide issues to all students, consider matters of policy and their implications on professional and graduate education, and assist in the advancement of sound public policy as it relates to the TAMHSC as deemed appropriate.
The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. The international honor society began in 1922 and has now grown to include more than 400 chapters that are associated with university schools or colleges of nursing in 85 countries.
On May 15, 2011, the College of Nursing’s Phi Iota chapter was named as a new charter chapter in Sigma Theta Tau International. This chapter is active in bringing together nursing students and professional nurses in the area. Nursing undergraduate and graduate students as well as nursing professionals may be inducted into the organization. Membership into Sigma Theta Tau International is by invitation.
Aggie Newborn and Obstetrics Nurses Association (ANONA)
The purpose of Aggie Newborn and Obstetrics Nurses Association (ANONA) is to create an organization for student nurses with an interest and passion about Women's Health, Labor & Delivery (L&D), Nursery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) specialties.
Aggie Pediatric Nursing Association (APNA)
The purpose and mission of APNA is to provide future pediatric nurses additional opportunities to increase their knowledge of the pediatric field and opportunities within the nursing profession.