Student Leadership Opportunities, Clubs and Organizations


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.

SIM Club

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.

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, for more information.

SIM Club

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

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.

All Campuses

Nursing Technician Program

A nursing technician (NTEC) is a nursing student preparing for RN licensure who meets the qualifications for licensure under RCW 18.79.340.