The Student Nurses Association is dedicated to promoting academic excellence and continuity throughout all levels of the nursing program. Membership is attained through an application process which is free of charge. Activities include monthly meetings, arranging forums or public speakers, picnics/parties, media events, and a variety of sports events. The organization contributes to student development by recognizing the need to balance hard work with recreation, and by promoting leadership and independence. Students are also encouraged to join the Minnesota Nursing Student's Association (MNSA)
Sigma Theta Tau International
Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing students are encouraged to make application to Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing. The mission of this society is to improve the health of people worldwide through increasing the scientific base of nursing. Members are nursing students and scholars committed to the pursuit of excellence in clinical practice, education, research and leadership. Undergraduate nursing students who have completed one half of their nursing curriculum, have achieved a 3.0 GPA, rank in the upper 35 percent of their graduating class and meet the expectation of academic integrity, may qualify for membership. Graduate school nursing students are eligible for membership if they have achieved a grade point average significantly higher than the minimum requirement for graduation and meet the expectation of integrity.
The College of St. Scholastica has many clubs and organizations to fit just about any interest you may have. There are also a number of committees that are made available to the students to voice their thoughts on policies and procedures in the School of Nursing. Either themselves or their peers nominate students during the second week of fall semester and elections determine the representatives.