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Student Nursing Organizations

Grow professionally and build relationships in student nursing organizations at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing in Albuquerque.

UNM Student Nurses Association

The UNM Student Nurses Association (SNA) empowers student nurses to explore educational and employment opportunities while benefiting their community. This organization helps you grow into your potential as a person, clarify your professional role, and understand your responsibility for providing health care to people in all walks of life.

Why Join?

  • Networking: As an active participant, you will meet and interact with professors, fellow students, renowned guest speakers and potential employers.
  • Community involvement: Expect many opportunities to give back to your community.
  • Peer mentoring: Receive one-on-one mentorship from experienced students for your pre-nursing and UNM College of Nursing courses.
  • Travel: Attend the National Student Nurses Association's annual and mid-year conferences.
  • Graduation incentives: All active members will receive honors cords to wear proudly during graduation.


You must also be a member of The National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA). An annual membership is $25, and you may join online at with a credit card, send a check/money order. Once you register, you will receive a membership number. Print out your confirmation, or wait until you receive your membership card in the mail. Present a copy of either form to any UNM SNA officer or drop one in the lock box outside room 246. 

The requirements for active UNM SNA membership are:

  • Be a current NSNA member
  • Attend 5 of the 7 regularly scheduled SNA meetings per term
  • Attend 1 sponsored philanthropies per term
  • Participate in 1 SNA sponsored fundraiser per term
  • Participate in 1 donation per term

Faculty Advisors

Marisa Francis, Senior Lecturer

Adreanne Cordova, Lecturer

Graduate Student Nurses Association

The Graduate Student Nurses Association (GSNA) is a chartered student organization (CSO) member of the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) at UNM. CSOs address the common interests of group members and the university community. Officers represent graduate student nurses at the university level.


  1. Represent, support and advocate for graduate nursing students.
  2. Provide supplemental scholarship and financial information and resources.
  3. Promote the scholastic, professional and social interests of the graduate student nurse while acting as a conduit for graduate student-faculty communication.


If you're a graduate student at the UNM College of Nursing, you're part of GSNA. During registration for each semester, you'll pay a non-refundable fee that funds the group.


Expect to communicate with the group online. The GSNA doesn't regularly schedule on-campus meetings because many members attend classes online only.

Sigma Theta Tau

Learn about Sigma Theta Tau, an international nursing honor society for undergraduate and graduate students.