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Student Representation on CON Committees

Undergraduate Program Committee:

  • Ashley Brown
  • Joseph Powell

Research Committee:

  • Hollie Campanella (PhD student)
  • Lisa Klasek (DNP student)
  • Beth McGee (non-doctoral student)

Diversity Committee:

  • Erica Rutledge (BSN student)
  • Njideka Lynda Osuala (DNP student)

Evaluation and Program Effectiveness Committee:

  • April Dove (BSN student)
  • Alyssa Hanzman (DNP student)
  • Angela Bentley (PhD Student)

PhD Committee:

  • Michelle Mollica
  • Theresa Wyatt

Graduate Program Committee:

  • Heidi Alterson (DNP)
  • Valerie Martinez (DNP)

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CON Honor Council

The Honor Council of the College of Nursing has as its purpose to infuse the highest standards of character while providing a model for professional behaviors.  As with The University as a whole, the College of Nursing (CON) asks that its students develop academically and morally while being supported by the advice, constructive criticism, enthusiasm, and example of peers, faculty and mentors.  As such, it is the responsibility of each College of Nursing Student to read and adhere to MUSC’s Honor Code.

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The CON Honor Council consists of 4 representatives and 2 alternates from each undergraduate and graduate class.  These individuals have the job of educating their peers on the purpose and scope of the MUSC Honor Code.  Each elected representative must be familiar with and abide by the Honor Code, such that they may serve as both an example and a resource for their peers on the spirit and letter of the Honor Code.  Additionally, honor council members periodically must serve as investigators of alleged infractions, as well as participate in hearings with the utmost impartiality and confidentiality. 

A call for nominations will be placed via e-mail by the third Friday of the Fall semester.  Persons interested in serving on the CON Honor Council may be nominated by another student enrolled in the CON or may self-nominate.  Nominations will be posted via e-mail and elections will be held by the fifth Friday of the Fall semester for undergraduate students.  The election will be a ballot vote.  Ballots will be provided to the entering undergraduate students in a first semester course.  Graduate students will be asked to submit their nominations and votes on-line to the Director of Student and Alumni Relations.  Honor council members are elected by a simple majority.  Students elected serve throughout their curriculum.  A special election may be held if a student is unable to complete the term.  The Honor Council President, Honor Council Faculty Advisor and Director of Student and Alumni Relations are responsible for the election process.

2012-2013 Honor Council

President: Megan Blackburn* Vice President: Teresa Carnevale, RN*
Secretary: Alex Herlocker*  
MSN & DNP Class of December 2012
  • Amanda Oswald, RN
  • Anne Chalmers Goforth, RN
  • Kristen McDaniel, RN
  • Devyn Feil, RN
  • Abby Benda, RN
  • Janette Figuero
  • Dawn Alston
  • Caroline Dawson
  • Erica Rutledge
  • Jill Norris (alternate)
  • Ashley Kelly (alternate)
  • Elizabeth Ugino (alternate)
PhD Students Class of May 2013
  • Lenora Smith, RN
  • Lee Fink, RN
  • Elizabeth Grahn, RN
  • Teresa Carnevale, RN*
  • Megan Blackburn*
  • Matt Couture
  • Alex Herlocker*
  • Ellen Paige Way
  • Jamie Kirby (alternate)
  • Lauren Carroll (alternate)
  • Emory Howle (alternate)

Class of December 2013 (4 reps)

  • Brian Conner, PhD, RN - Undergraduate Faculty Representative
  • Ida Spruill, PhD, RN - Graduate Faculty Representative
  • Ann D. Hollerbach, PhD, RN - Faculty Advisor

*Officers & Representatives

Revised: 8/13/12

CON Student Nurses Association

The Student Nurses Association is a preprofessional nursing student organization. The goal is to introduce nursing students to their future career by providing leadership opportunities and educational advancement. Student Nurses' Association By-Laws

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2013 Officers

Marie Beck, President Nicole Olive, Vice President
Lindsey Gohl, Secretary Katelan Robertson, Treasurer
Rebecca Klenk, Historian Heather Wall, Legislative Director
, Breakthrough to Nursing Dir. , Advisor
Hannah Rion,
Community Service Co-Chair
Meghan Behlmer,
Community Service Co-Chair
MaryRose Bugbee, Breakthrough to Nursing

Mattilyn Williams & Cara Staten
(2nd semester)

Josh Cox & Becky Rock
(3rd semester)

Melanie Geradts, Social Coordinator Tina Evangelista, SNA/SGA Liaison

CON Student Government Association

The College of Nursing Student Government Association works on behalf of the students by facilitating the exchange of information of ideas between students, faculty, and administration; representing student opinions, needs, and interests. College of Nursing Student Government Association By-Laws

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  • take action to increase the quality of student services and academic programs to further enhance the education of students
  • plan and execute a variety of social, cultural, and recreational events to promote fellowship, personal growth,and interaction with MUSC students and the university community, and
  • maintain a budget with all the allocated funds to serve the MUSC student body most efficiently.

2013 Student Government Officers

Kenny Gordon, President Alyssa Davis, Vice President
Alex Raeder, Secretary Sally Gallman, Treasurer
Eve Treiber, Policy Writer Ashley Jones, 2nd Semester Rep.
Georgitte Gilman, 2nd Semester Rep.
Brian Daigle, 3rd Semester Semester Rep.
Katy Dorr, 3rd Semester Rep.

Multicultural Student Nurses Association

On July 11, 2011, a cadre of students led by advisor, Dr. Ida Spruill reestablished a former organization, known as the Multicultural Student Nurses Organization (MSNA). The Office of Student Diversity and the College of Nursing welcomed the reactivation of the Multicultural Student Nurses Association (MSNA), as a student organization in October 2011.  The purpose of MSNA is to serve as a platform of cultural exchange inclusive of all students in the College of Nursing with specific emphasis on the recruitment and retention of under-represented minority students.  The organization boasts active diverse student members and currently represents the largest student organization on campus. 

CON student leaders credited with the re-establishment of MSNA are Ashleigh McCall who served as first President, and Imani Fickling as Vice President.  Other CON students who served on the first MSNA organizational steering committee included: Senovia Mays, Michelle Wilkins, Veronica Ramos, Erica Rutledge, Kris Elmore, Janice McFaddin, Rhondria Manigault, and Brianna Smith.  The promotion of student leadership, community service and mentoring are some of the founding tenants of MSNA. 

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  • In just a few months, as a group MSNA members have logged over 50 volunteers hours in community service projects such as the, 2011 S.C. Nurse's Foundation Walk, community health fairs, and Holiday gift giving campaigns to support the needs of local children.

  • An over-arching goal of MSNA is the recruitment and retention of Under-Represented Minority (URM) students via study groups, professional affilitation "Buddy Mentoring " and community services.

  • MSNA is open to all CON students and meets the last Monday of each month. Membership fee is $15.00.

Sigma Theta Tau

Leadership Opportunities

University-wide and college-related student organizations offer College of Nursing students opportunities to develop their leadership skills; to serve their fellow students, the Charleston community; and/or their profession; to explore new and old interests; and to have a good time with other involved students, staff, and faculty.

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Nursing students are expected to demonstrate professional leadership as part of their learning experience. Below is a sample of nursing student leadership opportunities:


  • Alliance for Hispanic Health
  • Bahai Association of MUSC
  • Crisis Ministries
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Humanitas
  • International Student Organization
  • Intramurals
  • Jewish Association
  • Medical Campus Outreach
  • Medical History Club
  • Multi-Cultural Student Advisory Board
  • MUSC Gives Back
  • MUSC Student Government Association
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Presidential Scholars
  • Public Health Interest Group

College of Nursing

  • College of Nursing Student Government Association
  • Hispanic Health Initiative Scholars
  • Honor Council
  • Multicultural Student Nurses Association
  • Research Honors Practicum
  • Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society
  • Student Nurse's Association
  • Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctoral Program Committees
  • Evaluation and Program Effectiveness Committee