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Student Nurses Association

The Student Nurses’ Association is an organization that empowers student nurses to explore educational and employment opportunities all while benefiting their community. We aid in the development of the whole person, his/her professional role, and his/her responsibility for healthcare of people in all walks of life.

Why Join?

  • Networking: Through active participation, you will have opportunities to meet and interact with professors, fellow students in the College of Nursing, guest speakers renowned in their specialty, and potential employers enabling you to advance your nursing career.
  • Community Involvement: The foundation of nursing is based on the fundamental aspect of helping others. As an SNA member, you will have numerous opportunities to give back to your community.
  • Peer Mentoring: Receive one-on-one mentorship from experienced students for your Pre-Nursing and CON courses.
  • Travel: The National Student Nurses’ Association has annual and mid-year conference around the nation. SNA helps provide opportunities for members to travel to these conferences.
  • Graduation Incentives: SNA provides honors cords to all active members to proudly wear during graduation to show your participation in the Student Nurses’ Association while in the College of Nursing.

There is a one-time membership fee of $25 to join the UNM SNA chapter. Membership can be obtained by attending any one of our SNA meetings and completing an application. If you are unable to attend a meeting, there are applications located outside of the SNA office (room 169 on the first floor). Complete the application and place it, along with your membership dues, in an envelope and drop it in the SNA lock box to the left of the door. Applications will not be accepted until UNM SNA membership dues have been paid.

It is mandatory to join the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA)*. You may join online at An annual membership is $25; NSNA accepts credit cards, or you may send in a check/money order. Once you register, you will receive a membership number. You may either print out your confirmation number or wait until you receive your membership card in the mail. A copy of either form must be presented to any UNM SNA officer or dropped in the lock box outside Rm 344.

The requirements for active membership are as follows:

  • Be a current NSNA member*
  • Attend 5 of 7 regularly scheduled SNA meetings per semester
  • Attend 1 sponsored philanthropies per semester
  • Participate in 1 SNA sponsored fundraiser per semester
  • Participate in 1 donation per semester

Meetings will be held every other Monday in the College of Nursing. Meetings begin promptly at 12:30 PM, last for about an hour. Fundraisers, philanthropies guest speakers, and other activities are decided during these meetings. To be considered active, members must attend 5 of the 7 regularly scheduled meetings.

The following meetings have been scheduled for Spring 2015 in the Nursing/Pharmacy building, room257:

  • January 25th, 2016
  • February 8th, 2016
  • February 22nd, 2016
  • March 7th, 2016
  • March, 21st, 2016
  • April 4th, 2016
  • April 11th, 2016

Officer elections are held at the first meeting in November. Members must be nominated and elected by majority vote. Only active members may participate in the voting process and only active members may hold office. Class representatives are elected during the first meeting of each semester. Chair positions are created as needed each semester and are also elected positions.


Kacee Ramos (

Vice President

Alyssa Tedder (


James Underhill (


Daniel McCurdy (

General SNA Email

Honors Cords were initiated in an effort to reward those members that exceeded expectations. These cords are provided free of charge to members that fulfill the Honors Cords requirements for three out of four semesters in the College of Nursing. The requirements are as follows:

  • Attend 1 sponsored philanthropy per semester
  • Honor Cord requirement
    • Active 3 out of 5 consecutive semesters

Student Nurses Association News and Announcements

Recent and upcoming News, Events, and Announcements for the Student Nurses Association at The University of New Mexico's College of Nursing.