At the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, there’s always something going on. The purpose of student organizations is to further the best interest of our students through representation in every-day matters affecting student life through leadership opportunities, community involvement, and activities.
The College of Nursing has four student organizations. The organizations include the following: Black Student Nursing Association, Nursing Student Government Association, Student Nurses Association, and the College of Nursing Honor Council. These organizations explore and support the intellectual, social, and cultural environment of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center campus. Through participation, you will gain a wealth of knowledge.
The focus of Black Student Nursing Association [BSNA] is to provide service, knowledge, and a sense of awareness through community and university service. The BSNA is a newly established division of the campus-wide Black Student Association, which was founded in 1992. Membership is open to all students from the College of Nursing regardless of race, culture, religion, or ethnic background.
The purpose of the Nursing Student Government Association [NSGA] is to maintain and uphold the ideals and standards of the UTHSC College of Nursing, to encourage an attitude of professional responsibility, to facilitate faculty and student interaction, to act as a liaison for students with the College of Nursing faculty and administration, and to foster positive community public relations.
The purpose of the Student Nurses Association [SNA] is to assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality healthcare, provide programs of professional interest, and aid in development of the whole person. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center – College of Nursing chapter was formed in 2006. It is open to all nursing students.
The College of Nursing Honor Council is charged with the task of of upholding the UTHSC Honor Code. The Honor Code promotes academic honesty and integrity in the classroom, laboratory, clinics and other academic endeavors. The Honor Code requires students to uphold its principles of fairness, professionalism, and ethical behavior; and it also provides procedures to adjudicate alleged violations.
The Honor Council of the College of Nursing consists of a chairperson and one representative from the MSN and DNP options. The Honor Council chairperson presides over all regular meetings and over Honor Council hearings. Option representatives will serve as members of the hearing panel.