Student Organizations

Graduate Nursing Student Association (GNSA)

Students talking at USDThe purpose of this association is to promote interaction among graduate nursing students, faculty, alumni, and the nursing community. The GNSA sponsors activities to enhance professional growth, provides an atmosphere for the exchange of ideas, facilitates collegiality among members and faculty, and assists student members by being a source of information. These objectives are achieved through sponsorship of conferences, speakers, instructional material, leadership with local projects, and through officer and committee representation on the various committees within the School of Nursing and the University.

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society/Zeta Mu Chapter-At-Large

The purpose of the society is to recognize superior achievement and the development of leadership qualities, to foster high professional standards, to encourage creative work and to strengthen commitment to the ideals and purpose of the profession. A student is eligible for membership upon completion of half of their graduate program, providing the student's GPA is within the acceptable range for membership. Eligibility for graduate students is also dependent on professional involvement and scholarly activity.