School of Nursing Newsletter

News from Student Organizations


AAMNNicole Brewer, Joseph Shaw, Hannah Swope and Charles Peterson, student members of the American Assembly of Men in Nursing, attended the organization’s national conference that convened on the outskirts of Las Vegas, NV.  The key element of the conference was the topic "The Many Faces of Male Caregivers." The UNCW delegation, which included faculty advisor Heidi Winslow, learned how to network with other members from across the U.S. and to learn about Haitian nursing students and the challenges faced by limited resources.

As a result of the conference, the UNCW delegates reorganized chapter priorities to include emphasis on reaching out to other pre-nursing and science majors on campus to join AAMN and on creative chapter funding.

Nurses Christian Fellowship:

The Nurses Christian Fellowship, which meets monthly for devotional study, honored its graduating seniors on Nov. 30. See photo on left. April Bice will replace Nancy Grant as the faculty advisor.  

Student Nurses Association: 

ANSOn Nov. 2 Student Nurses Association faculty advisors Penny Sauer and Kellie Griggs led eight prelicensure students in attendance at the mid-year National Student Nurses’ Association conference held in San Diego, CA.  

Students who attended included SNA president Scarlett Wall, fundraising chair Laila Jefferson, vice president Haley Chapman, and SNA members Abby Blankenship, Amanda Ellis, Anna Peacock, Darby Smith and Jordan Standley. Students attended sessions that focused on enhancing leadership within various levels of the university on information regarding state, and national leadership roles. Other educational sessions included topics focused on the novice nurse. Students also earned the American Red Cross Disaster Health and Sheltering Certification. 

Sauer and Griggs attended several leadership and networking sessions provided by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and earned certification from the NSNA Leadership U Consultant/Advisor Certificate Program.