Miscellaneous Student Information
Student Representatives on the College of Nursing Committees
The College of Nursing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis requests student representatives on the following committees:
The Student Affairs Committee functions as a recommending body to the Deans Office of the College of Nursing by reviewing policies and procedures related to pre- and post- licensure nursing students, by making recommendations regarding student problems to the Associate Dean and by implementing policies and procedures related to progression, dismissal and graduation, by recommending students and alumni for awards and scholarships, and by reviewing and recommending revisions to policies in the Nursing Student Handbook.
The Curriculum Committee reviews nursing curricula to ensure compliance with the University general education requirements, the minimum standards of the Missouri State Board of Nursing, national accreditation criteria for baccalaureate and masters degree programs. The Committee also develops/reviews course evaluation tools and recommends appropriate revisions in curricula, including program philosophy and conceptual framework.
Nursing Alumni Association
The Nursing Alumni Association offers graduates opportunities to support and provide input to the College of Nursing and to be part of a growing network of professional nurses.
See the Office of Student Services for more information or to volunteer to serve on a committee.
The College of Nursing Student Nurses' Association (CNSNA)
The College of Nursing is a constituent of the national Student Nurses' Association. The purpose of this organization is to provide nursing students, in the basic baccalaureate program, the opportunity to connect with the nursing profession prior to licensure.
Black Student Nurses' Association (BSNA)
The College of Nursing is also a constituent of the Black Student Nurses' Association. The purpose of this organization is to provide black nursing students in the basic baccalaureate program the opportunity to serve as a support group for African-American students, collaborate with other African-American groups to compile archives relevant to African-American Nurses and to promote participation in interdisciplinary activities.
Sigma Theta Tau
The College of Nursing was granted chapter status (Nu Chi) of Sigma Theta Tau in Spring 1994. Membership is offered by invitation to those students graduating in the upper third of their class and to those recognized as outstanding community nursing leaders. Professional presentations are held twice each year and feature leaders in the nursing profession. Information regarding eligibility is distributed each Spring.
All students need health insurance coverage and are financially responsible for any injuries. (needle sticks, falls, illnesses, etc.)
Please review the individual policies in your program specific Student Information Guide
There is additional information regarding course schedules and course descriptions, as well as faculty and administration on the College of Nursing at UM-St. Louis Home Page. The address is: http://www.umsl.edu/~nursing