Welcome to the Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies Student Nurses Association (SNA) website at Fairfield University. The Student Nurses Association is a very active group on campus that provides an opportunity for nursing students to participate in a professional organization. Each semester SNA holds monthly general meetins for all students in the Egan School. Topics for discussion are selected based on student suggestions. Some of the most popular meetings include study abroad and summer externships. Speakers include alumni of Fairfield's nursing program, experts in specialty nursing groups, and nationally recognized nurse leaders.
SNA works closely to ensure each nursing stidemt transitions into the rigorous program seamlessly with our extensive mentorship program. junior and senior classmates are buddied with first-year and sophomore classmates to provide support throughout the four years of college. This mentorshop continues throughout the entire school year.
Community service is a key component of the Student Nurses Association. Students work closely with local children's centers, mission volunteers, convalescent centers, and local churches to provide health education programs and charitable contibutions.
Fundraising is an important and ongoing activity for the SNA. Some fundraising activites include selling professional equipment to nursing students such as stethoscopes and blood pressure cuffs, as well as Fairfield nursing clothing including T-shirts and sweatchirts. Profits from these fundriasing events are used to help fund community projects and support student attendance at professional conferences.
Membership in the National Student Nurses Association is hightly encouraged. Students can apply for membership to the Student Nurses Association anytime during the academic year. The annual membership is $5.00. Each year, at least two Egan School of Nursing students attended the National Student Nurses Association Annual meeting/convention. Feel free to explore more national opportunities with this professional organization at www.nsna.org.
If you have any questions or would like to join the Student Nurses Association, please contact one of the board members listed below.
SNA board members
Treasurers: Caroline Gallo and Katie Morton
Secretary: Olivia Piccoli
CT Student Nurse Association Representative: Maddie Carroll and Caroline Herdye
Kaitlyn Sweeney and Ashley Luchini
Caitlin Nichols, Bridget Griffin, Kathleen Schofield, Olivia Varga, Emily Federici
Chair of Delegate Committee:
Delegate Committee: Christina Ni, Brianna McDonald, Juliane Dimirco, Julie McCarthy
Cynthia Bautista, Jenna LoGiudice, Mary Murphy, Rose Iannino-Renz, Kelly Sullivan