Organizations

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.  Student Organizations Flier (PDF - 198.5 KB)

Starting a Student Organization

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

Language Partners Program

Language Partners meets in a social setting to foster communication, encourage understanding of each other’s beliefs and values, and to create an atmosphere of belonging and inclusion. Group activities include: cookouts, Irish dancing, collecting items for charity, bowling, volleyball, walks, and coffee breaks.

How to participate:

Participation is open to any Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing student.

Meeting times:

Various dates, times and locations for events. See posted fliers.

Multicultural Student Association

The Association empowers students of diverse backgrounds to become leaders at the college and community, to promote cultural awareness and diversity, and to support students of diverse backgrounds.

How to participate:

Membership is open to any Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing student.

Meeting times:

First Monday of the month at 4:30pm at the College of Nursing.

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

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 www.nursingsociety.org.

The local chapter of the International Honor Society promotes leadership and scholarship in nursing practice, education and research. Meetings include a short business portion and presentation of a current nursing topic or research study.

How to participate:

Membership is by invitation only during the Senior 1 or 2 semesters for Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing students.

Meeting times:

Quarterly meetings on Mondays. Check Canvas announcements for specific dates and times.

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 www.nsna.org. Officers need to be active members of NSNA, but all students of the College are invited to the chapter meetings.

The Student Nurses Association is a national organization for nursing students. Membership includes the Student Nurses Association of Illinois and the College Chapter.

The Chapter sponsors programs about various nursing roles and practice areas.

How to participate:

Participation is open to any Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing student.

Meeting times:

Second Monday of the month at 4:30pm at the College of Nursing.

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.

Students assume major responsibility for the conduct of their college life through student government. Elected student representatives deal with significant issues of college life and determine how the student activity fee is spent. The student senate plan large College events such as Thanksgiving dinner and senior send-off for graduates.

How to participate:

Meetings are open to any Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing student. Board members are elected every Spring and serve for an academic year.

Meeting times:

Last Monday of the month at 4pm at White School 3rd floor auditorium.

For more information, contact Megan Frye and  Alissa Watkins.

Student Community Outreach Opportunities Program (SCOOP)

SCOOP is a volunteer based program to promote Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing student and faculty involvement in the community. SCOOP organizes activities that are non-nursing based to engage it members in to the community and expose them to various aspects of service. Activities include: state basketball tournament, local food banks, charitable run/walks, and partnering with scout troops.

How to participate:

Participation is open to any Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing student or faculty.

Meeting times:

Various dates, times and locations for events. Check Canvas for announcements and signup.