Students interested in opportunities for student leadership and purposeful participation between students may start new student organizations with the primary purpose being common professional, social, political and religious interest that represents the good of the college community.

Starting a Student Organization

See the Student Handbook for the policies and procedures for starting new student groups.

Language Partner Program

The purpose of the Language Partner Program is to:

  • Have fun
  • Meet new friends
  • Laugh
  • Be happy
  • Learn
  • Be social

The group provides students with a unique opportunity to learn from each other in a social environment, improves the climate of diversity within the college, communication and understanding of each other’s beliefs and values, and creates an atmosphere of belonging and inclusion.


Benefits of being a Language Partner:

  • Form lifelong friendships
  • Learn and understand a culture different from your own
  • Increase communication skills
  • Increase knowledge
  • Happiness!

For more information, contact Kelly Fogelmark.

Multicultural Student Association

Every student is eligible to become a member of the Multicultural Student Association.

The purpose of the association is to provide support and encouragement to minority students in nursing.

For more information, contact faculty advisors Dr. Mary Donnelly or Dr. Nancy Bailey.

Peer Teaching Group

The Peer Teaching Program is intended to offer another option to students who would benefit from assistance with coursework or clinical skills.

Peer Learners, who must be referred to the Peer Teaching Program by course faculty, will be matched with volunteer Peer Teachers according to specific needs.

Peer Teaching may include reviewing course content for exams, assisting with clinical paperwork, and practicing clinical skills in the laboratory setting

The Peer Teacher Program provide students with a unique opportunity to learn from a peer, gain teaching experience, to help others, and provides faculty with an additional resource to assist struggling students.

Students who are peer teachers benefit from the program through personal satisfaction, the gaining of teaching experience, an increase in their own knowledge, resume building, and by helping other students achieve success.

For more information, contact CJ Boon.

Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)

STTI is the International Honor Society of Nursing, which recognizes superior achievement and the development of leadership qualities, fosters high professional standards, encourages creative work, and strengthens commitment to the ideals of the profession.

The Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing Honor Society was chartered as a new chapter of the International Nursing Honor Society Sigma Theta Tau at the biennial convention in November 2005.

On March 18, 2006, the newly created chapter, Tau Omicron, was chartered with 136 members. Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), an honor society that promotes leadership and scholarship in nursing practice, education and research, was chartered in 1922 in Indianapolis and consisted of 6 members.

The Society has now grown to include 431 chapters located in 14 countries. Invitations are extended to undergraduate and graduate nursing students who meet the initiation criteria. Tau Omicron Chapter, is chartered at the College of Nursing. Sigma Theta Tau International's website is

For more information, contact Dr. Theresa Hoadley.

Student Nurses Association

The Student Nurses Association offers students opportunities for leadership skills, including teamwork, at the local, state or national level. It offers students continuing education about the professional roles in nursing such as advanced practice, political awareness, health care policies and participation in a professional nursing organization.

Students may join the National Student Nurses' Association via the web site Officers need to be active members of NSNA, but all students of the College are invited to the chapter meetings.

Every student is eligible to become a member of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). Meetings and conventions are held on the national, state, and local level.

For more information, contact faculty advisor  Angela Timm or Sheri Streitmatter .

Student Senate

Students within each class elect representatives to the Student Senate. These representatives participate in the governance of the student body.

The Student Senate plans and sponsors social and/or professional activities that are of interest to the students.

Students also serve as voting members on specific committees of the College Senate representing student interest in academic decisions.

For more information, contact Alissa Watkins.