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UNM Student Nurses Association

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

SNA has provided me with the life-long friends and tools to launch my nursing career. Nursing school can be difficult but I know I can always count on the support and knowledge that SNA provides.

Rinad Yousef, BSN Student

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.


To become a member of the UNM SNA, you are required to pay a one-time $25 membership fee.

In addition, you must join the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) for an annual fee. Join NSNA online at Once you join, you will receive a membership number that you can present to the UNM SNA.

The requirements for active UNM SNA membership are:

  • Be a current NSNA member.
  • Attend five of the seven regularly scheduled SNA meetings per term or four of the six meetings during the summer term.
  • Participate in at least 2 hours of philanthropy per term.
  • Participate in one SNA sponsored fundraiser per term.

Faculty Advisors

Maggie Faber, MSN, RN, PCCN
Lecturer I

Michael Shannon, MSN, RN
Senior Lecturer I

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