Student and Professional Organizations

We highly encourage you to become a member of a professional or student association. These organizations provide financial benefits through membership, but will also enhance your nursing career by exposing you to current professional issues.  If you are unsure about the process of joining one of these organizations, the faculty and staff of the nursing department here at Frostburg State University are here to help.  Please contact us with any questions or concerns and we will be glad to assist you.

Below are student nursing affiliations that provide various benefits while being a nursing student.  You can continue membership to these affiliations even after you have graduated.  Both of these organizations can provide various membership only benefits as far as publications, professional development and various discounts specific to the organization.  

National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) - open to all student nurses

Sigma Theta Tau - an honor society where minimum qualifications must be met to become a member.

These nursing affiliations can keep you informed through publications, professional development via certifications, discounts and privileges for members only, and be heard via legislation on issues important to health care.