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College of Nursing

Multicultural Student Nurses Association (MSNA)

On July 11, 2011, a cadre of fellow students saw a need to reestablish a former organization, known as the Multicultural Student Nurses Organization. The reestablished organization shall be known as the Multicultural Student Nurses Association (MSNA). To identify the first slate of new officers, persons who had voiced an interest in reestablishing the new organization and other underrepresented minority students were invited to run for office, as this process was most expedient for identifying student officers.

PresidentJessica White 
President-electKelsey Van den Heuval 
Recording SecretaryKatherine Lawrence 
Corresponding SecretaryGloria Feria-Sanchez 
TreasurerLoretta Tsu 
Corresponding TreasurerSati Patel 
Fundraising ChairSharnice Boulware 
HistorianBethany Ellis 
PR CommitteeMartha Lee 
Social & Cultural CommitteeAshley Williams 
Co-AdvisorDr. Ida Spruill 
Co-AdvisorDr. Tiffany Williams 

Student Government Association

The College of Nursing Student Government Association is the governing body for the undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Nursing. It also functions to assist the administration and faculty in promoting professional attitudes and fellowship. The Student Government Associations plans an Annual Career Fair, assists with New Student Orientation, and presents the Golden Lamp Award to the outstanding faculty member at the College of Nursing Convocation. Students are also asked to serve on College of Nursing committees and task forces, as well as the College of Nursing Alumni Board. All College of Nursing undergraduate students are members of the Student Government Association. Elections are held in early fall. 

PresidentSavannah Paige
Vice PresidentKate Phinney 
TreasurerKelsey Van Den Heuvel 
SecretaryAmy Biffle 
Policy WriterBailey Hamlett 
1st Semester Repsn/a 
2nd Semester RepsWilliam Hall 
 Tyler Knowles 
3rd Semester RepsJoseph Stocking 
 Catherine Folsom 
4th Semester Repsn/a 
Social CoordinatorCatherine Wingard 
SNA/SGA LiasonLeonel Bersamina 

Sigma Theta Tau (Gamma Omicron Chapter)

The Gamma Omicron Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing was established at MUSC in 1978.  Undergraduate candidates (BSN and RN-BSN) for membership are required to complete one half (minus 1-2 credits) of the nursing curriculum.  “Nursing curriculum” refers to courses that carry a nursing prefix.  Membership at the undergraduate level is based on a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  In addition, students are required to rank in the upper 35% of their graduating class.  Graduates of baccalaureate nursing programs may be considered under the criteria up to one year following graduation provided they have the minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and rank in the upper 35% of their graduating class.

Students in the graduate program are required to have a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.  Students in the master’s program are required to have completed one-fourth of their program of study to be considered for membership.  For example, if the program requires a total of 36 semester hours, students would be considered for membership at the completion of 9 semester hours.

Student Nurses Association (SNA)

The Charleston chapter of the Student Nurses Association is Sigma Nu Alpha.   It sponsors programs and activities throughout the academic year.  It is active in state and local chapters, and its purpose and function is to foster the highest standard of nursing education and healthcare and to aid individual nursing students in the development of the whole person and their professional roles.

Vice PresidentBillie Jo
Community Service ChairCaroline
Breakthrough to NursingLoretta
Legislative DirectorPatrick
1st Semester Repsn/a-
2nd Semester RepsSarah Jordan
3rd Semester RepsJohn
4th Semester Repsn/a-
Faculty AdvisorJoy



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