National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)
At the Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing, every Entry Level Master’s in Nursing students are automatically enrolled as a member and receive a plethora of membership benefits such as an annual subscription to Imprint, the NSNA official magazine, career assistance, mentorship opportunities etc. Additionally, the association offers awards and representative positions to students that present exceptional leadership skills. Through the Office of Student Affairs, student officers are elected for the following positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Legislative Representative, Breakthrough to Nursing Representative, Student Affairs Committee Representative, and Academic Program Committee Representative. Thus, students are able to further exercise their leadership skills that will be useful in their clinical practice and other career opportunities they pursue in the future, relating to healthcare. The association, along with the California Student Nurses’ Association (CSNA), offers students opportunities to travel and attend annual conferences where they can network with other students and professionals in the nursing field.