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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.

2021 Officers

President - Savannah Nickel
Vice President - Charlotte Dunbar
Secretary/Treasurer - Morgan Karshner
Social Chairs - Sandra Ly & Jessica Huddleston
BSN Representatives -  Ben Brown & Cole O'Donnell
Community Service Representative - Shani Nafziger
Honor Council Representative -  Kathleen Reed

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Cory Wilbanks

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: Alexis Kelley
Vice-President: Darriell Smith
Secretary: Joy Arredondo
Treasurer: Chelsea Igbenu

 Advisors: Dr. Jami S. Brown and Mrs. Anita Settles-Seymour 

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.


  • Evan Gregory, Chairman
  • Kenya Nelson, DNP Representative
  • Olivia Steele, BSN Representative
  • Charlotte Dunbar, BSN Representative
  • Darrell Smith, BSN Representative
  • Dr. Susan Jacob, Executive Associate Dean of Academic Affairs - Faculty Advisor
  • Dr. Glynis Blackard, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs - Faculty Advisor 

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.

2021 Officers

President - James Davis
Vice President -
Secretary -
Tiara Bryson
Treasurer -

Faculty Advisors

  • Crystal Walker
  • Mona Wicks
May 26, 2022