Nursing Student Outreach Program
Nursing students are typically encouraged to participate in the National Student Nurse Association. This participation introduces students to the professional organization and informs them of current issues in the nursing field. Being involved in a professional organization as a student should transform into belonging to the professional association after graduation; however, this is not the case for our new nurses today. We need to stress the importance of membership in a professional association which provides the necessary funding and volunteers to do what is needed on behalf of our profession.
The goal of the Nursing Student Outreach Program (NSOP) is to identify at least one faculty member liaison at each school of nursing in Missouri. This liaison would be responsible for sharing information about our professional association including the importance we hold for our profession and the necessity to always belong as a professional registered nurse.
We envision a 10-15 minute presentation occurring with each final semester course or leadership course for each program of study (i.e. Associate, Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral). MONA will provide a six minute DVD explaining the work of the American Nurses Association as well as all supporting materials and handouts.
Schools that have agreed to participate in the NSOP include:
College of the Ozarks
Hannibal LaGrange College
Lutheran School of Nursing
Missouri Southern State University
Missouri State University/West Plains
National American University
North Central Missouri College - Maryville Outreach
Saint Luke's College
SE Missouri Hospital College of Nursing
St. Louis Community College/Florissant Valley
St. Louis Community College/Meramec
St. Luke's School of Nursing
UMKC - Missouri Western
If your school is interested in participating in the Nursing Student Outreach Program, please complete the NSOP Faculty Liaison Form.
What is MONA and Why is it Important? - A Student Perspective
NSOP Faculty Liaison Information