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Student Organizations

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 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.

2018-2019 Officers:

President: Kenny Gentner

Vice President: McKenna Buchanan

Secretary: Lauren Isbell

Treasurer: Jane Shin

Honor Council Chair/President: Clare Anderson

Social Chairs: TBD

Website/Social Media Chair: Ericha Brauer

Community Service Chair: TBD

Fundraiser Chair: TBD

BSN Representatives for Class of Fall 2018: Brooklyn Howard and Rachel Finkenstaedt

BSN Representatives for Class of Fall 2019: TBD

DNP On-Campus Representative: Amanda Poole

DNP Off-Campus Representative: TBD


NSGA Constitution

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.


President - Jane Shin

Vice President - Hallie Rose

Treasurer - Megan Janssen

Secretary - Lauren Isbell

Procedural Officer - Emily Ward

Project Officers - Brooklyn Sky Howard & Rachel Finkenstaedt 

Media Officer - Caroline Acosta

New officers: Hallie Rose and Megan Janssen

Faculty Advisor: Ms. Anita Settles-Seymour

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jami Brown

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 representatives from the BSN and DNP programs. The Honor Council chairperson presides over all regular meetings and over Honor Council hearings. Program representatives will serve as members of the hearing panel.


Claire Anderson, President (BSN)
Bria Sharp (BSN)
LiDeaderick Gregory (BSN)
Amanda Poole (DNP)
Maggie Mitchell (DNP)
Chandler Williams (DNP)
Kristi Ford (DNP)

Dr. Shelley Hawkins, Executive Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Jamie Overton, Director of Student Affairs

The Black Student Association (BSA) is an interdisciplinary organization founded in 1992 by African American students here at UTHSC.  As a division of the University-wide organization, the CON’s chapter shares in its purpose is to improve the overall health status of our University and local community, including minority and underserved groups.  Through engagement and collaboration we seek to promote health, wellness, and increase awareness through community service. 

Membership in the Nursing Chapter of BSA is open to all CON students regardless of race, ethnic background,  culture, religion, or other affiliations.


President  - Annedra Gladney

Vice-President - Renita Jones

Secretary - Nivedita Thamizharasan

Treasurer - LaRanda Washington

Social/Service Chair - Megan Davis

College Representative -

Graduate College Representative - Rashedah Young, RN

Faculty Advisors:

Crystal Walker

Melody Waller

Shaquita Starks

Mona Wicks

Last Published: Sep 5, 2018