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Student Organizations

Student organizations at Austin Peay State University include social sororities and fraternities, professional and honor societies, departmental clubs, and various religious organizations. Additionally, nursing students have opportunities to participate in several discipline specific organizations.

  • The Austin Peay Student Nurses' Association  (SNA) of the Tennessee Association of Student Nurses is a nonprofit organization to aid in the development of the individual student of nursing as a future health professional, to be aware of and contribute to improving the health of all people. A faculty member from the School of Nursing is selected each year to act as advisor and faculty representative   (National Student Nurses' Association)

Student members of the APSNA are introduced to the professional role of political activism in nursing. Members of the APSNA shall be enrolled in the Austin Peay State University School of Nursing. Honorary members shall consist of all students enrolled in APSU who are pre-nursing majors. Membership in the APSNA is optional but highly recommended as an integral portion of the preparation of the professional nurse. Information on membership can be obtained in the office of the School of Nursing or from the faculty a advisor.

2013-2014  Student Nursing Association Officers

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  • Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society of Nursing, Nu Phi Chapter. The APSU Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau was chartered in 1994. Currently, there are more than 160 members in the Nu Phi chapter. More that 220,000 nurse scholars have been inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International, making it the second largest nursing organization in the United States and one of the largest in the word.

Sigma Theta Tau is committed to fostering excellence, scholarship and leadership in nursing to improve health care world wide. The Society promotes the use of nursing research in health care delivery and makes its resources available to all people and institutions interested in the latest knowledge in nursing care.

Membership is by invitation, conferred on students in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, and to qualified college graduates demonstrating exceptional achievement in nursing.