2010 SNA Board Members
||Jean McIvor and Tracy Collins
As a member of the National Student Nurses' Association it is our mission to:
- Bring together and mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses,
as well as those enrolled in baccalaureate completion programs;
- Convey the standards and ethics of the nursing profession;
- Promote development of the skills that students will need as responsible and accountable
members of the nursing profession;
- Advocate for high quality, evidence-based, affordable and accessible health care;
- Advocate for and contribute to advances in nursing education;
- Develop nursing students who are prepared to lead the profession in the future.
SNA works with Special Olympians
Contributed by: Jean McIvor, MSN, RN, Clinical Associate Professor
In March, several SNA officers and members helped some Special Olympians prepare for
upcoming competitions. The SNA volunteers got a real work-out playing basketball
and volleyball. It was an uplifting experience. The nursing students and the Special
Olympians practiced at the World Overcomers Outreach facility in Southeast Memphis.
There were about a hundred athletes from all age groups and from across the Mid-South.
The Special Olympics is a world-wide initiative that assists those with special physical
or learning needs to succeed in athletic endeavors. These athletes compete in a variety
of sporting events. Many are quite talented; all work very hard. All of the participants
get physical activity, social engagement with others, and a lot of affirmation from
the many volunteers that assist them. They are all true winners!