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Multicultural Student Nursing Organization (MSNA)

On July 11, 2011, a cadre of students led by Dr. Ida Spruill reestablished a former organization, known as the Multicultural Student Nurses Organization (MSNA). The purpose of MSNA is to serve as a platform for cultural exchange among all students in the College of Nursing regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or socio-economic status. An over-arching goal of MSNA is the recruitment and retention of Under-Represented Minority (URM) students via study groups, professional affiliation "Buddy Mentoring" and community services. MSNA is open to all CON students and meet the last Monday of each month.  Membership fee is $15.00.

Men in Nursing

Men in Nursing Male nurses are considered a minority in the female-dominated field of nursing. To provide support and encouragement for males who decide to go into nursing Berry Anderson, PhD, RN formed the MUSC Men in Nursing group. Anderson, assistant professor and current president of Men in Nursing, founded the group in hopes of decreasing the stigma of men entering the nursing field. The group connects male nursing students with male nurses throughout MUSC who can offer words of encouragement. The connection fosters professional development that enhances teaching and learning. Men in Nursing promotes positive interactions between student nurses and registered nurses to foster professional development, role modeling, and support among men in the nursing field. The group regularly hosts social events at Fuel Cantina and organize shark-fishing trips. Members meet every other month. If you are interested in joining Men in Nursing, contact Berry Anderson at andersob@musc.edu.