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.
Supporting the SNL organization helps to provide the following:
- Free tutoring: available to BSN College of Nursing students
- Steps to Success: student-led group tutoring in pathophysiology/pharmacology, health assessment, and other courses
- Social events: hockey games, trampoline events, movie nights, laser tag, BBQs, and bingo nights for students
- MUV Fitness: reduced membership cost
- SNL meetings: Board of Directors and student body meetings every month are open to all students
If you would like to make a suggestion to the SNL organization, contact an SNL officer directly or drop a note in the SNL mailbox located on the second floor of the Spokane College of Nursing building. Debbie Brinker and Renae Richter serve as the SNL advisors.
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 mission of the College of Nursing Student Ambassador Program is to serve as Ambassadors of goodwill, promoting the mission of the Washington State University College of Nursing and its partner institutions in the communities in which we learn and serve.
Our objective is to provide a friendly, comfortable atmosphere for invited guests at activities and events, thus aiding the college with alumni and donor relations, fundraising efforts, student recruitment, and public relations/communications/marketing efforts.
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
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. Laura Hahn, campus director, serves as the AINS advisor.
Yakima Diversity Club
The Diversity Club is a registered student organization created for international students to come together and share their cultures with one another. Some of the club activities include:
- Having a potluck dinner once a month, where a student presents information about his or her country of origin
- Listening to an alumni presentation of their journey from nursing student to working professional
- Dia de los Muertos participation
- Field trips to Leavenworth, WA
- Creation of a diversity bulletin board, which is a world map with student and faculty name tags on their cities and countries of origin
Contact Mary Gonzalez 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 Robin Faubion 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. For students interested in this club, contact the club president, Mark Yehl.
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Tri-Cities Ambassador Program
Visit the Tri-Cities Student Ambassador Program webpage for information on this program.
Visit the Vancouver Student Ambassador Program webpage for information on this program.
Questions about life on campus? Ask an Ambassador.