Student Leadership Opportunities
Student Nurse Leaders
Student Nursing Leaders (SNL) is the official organization to ensure BSN student representation and active participation in the affairs of the college. All BSN students enrolled at the College of Nursing Spokane are encouraged to participate.
Student Ambassador Program
The College of Nursing is committed to providing leadership opportunities and experiences for exceptional nursing students that enhance educational growth and career preparation. The Student Ambassador program offers students these opportunities and recognizes emerging nurse leaders at the college. Students are encouraged to apply to the program and get involved.
The Student Ambassadors are the leaders of the College of Nursing at Washington State University responsible for engaging K-12 students in the nursing profession, facilitating successful transitions with prospective students into our academic programs, mentoring current students to maximize their educational experience, and cultivating relationships with alumni and the community.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the purpose of the College Of Nursing Student Ambassador Program?
- The Student Ambassador Program represents the college and the student body with a positive presence in matters pertaining to public relations/communications, student recruitment, alumni and donor events, and donor stewardship and fundraising activities.
- Who are the Student Ambassadors?
- The student ambassadors are nursing students who demonstrate high standards of integrity and dependability and who represent culturally diverse backgrounds. They provide a friendly, comfortable atmosphere for guests at activities, college tours, and events. Ambassadors promote high academic standards and challenge negative attitudes and comments with positive solutions for the goodwill of the college, student body, and campus.
- What duties are performed by Student Ambassadors?
- Student ambassadors are entrusted with many responsibilities that prepare them for future leadership roles in their nursing careers including:
- Serving as mentors to incoming nursing students
- Traveling to local schools and colleges to introduce the College of Nursing to prospective students
- Aiding the college in planning and staffing community projects/activities
- Assisting in hosting visitors to the college that include alumni, donors, friends, government officials, corporate representatives, the media, international visitors, and prospective students
- Serving as tour guides for the College of Nursing when needed
- What are the benefits of becoming a Student Ambassador?
- Gaining leadership and management experiences
- Strengthening communication skills in various venues
- Interacting with people in the nursing profession and other healthcare-related fields
- Networking to develop professional contacts that will serve them well when they begin their professional careers
The WSU Health Sciences Simulation Club is a Registered Student Organization (RSO) that intends to create an interactive experience where members can practice skills learned within each professional program. The Simulation Club provides additional time where students can experience situations that may arise in real life with patients. Simulation events will help members understand how to work better as a team together to solve potential medical crises. The Simulation Club also teaches members how to run a simulation, which is a skill that may be useful when in the working force or in a medical facility that utilizes simulation to educate its workers.
Contact Laura Wintersteen for more information.
Student Campus Diversity Club
Contact Laura Wintersteen for more information.
Alpha Tau Delta – Alpha Sigma
Alpha Tau Delta’s Alpha Sigma Chapter is a professional Nursing Fraternity of collegiate members committed to providing and promoting personal growth and intellectual enrichment through leadership, educational and philanthropic opportunities, career networking, scholarships, grants, and mentoring to elevate the standards of nursing practice.
Contact Robin Baumgarten for more information.
Associated Intercollegiate Nursing Students (AINS)
WSU College of Nursing Yakima students are encouraged to participate in the Associated Intercollegiate Nursing Students (AINS) organization. The program is similar to Spokane’s SNL and provides many of the same services—free tutoring, social events, Steps to Success, and more. Lisa Vickers, campus director, serves as the AINS advisor.
Yakima Diversity Club
Yakima Diversity Club is a registered student organization created for all WSU College of Nursing students at the Yakima Campus to come together to discover, explore and share similarities and differences with one another in a safe and fun environment.
We believe that giving back in diverse ways – food and clothing drives, habitat for humanities, and humane society to name a few, is key to becoming an outstanding nurse and member of our community.
Contact Jayne Beebe, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
The SIM Club is a student-led organization for Yakima nursing students to explore the world of simulation and practice real life scenarios during simulation activities in a controlled environment. Monthly meetings provide students the opportunity to discuss ideas for additional simulation activities.
Contact Sharna Clark for more information.
Crimson Scrubs is a registered student organization for all students interested in a healthcare profession or learning more about living a healthy lifestyle. Crimson Scrubs educates, promotes, and sponsors health awareness activities. The club receives funding from Associated Students WSU Tri-Cities (ASWSUTC) and advising from WSU Tri-Cities staff members.
Visit the Vancouver Student Ambassador Program webpage for information on this program.
Questions about life on campus? Ask an Ambassador.