Organizations and Leadership Opportunities
Nursing Student Association (NSA)
This organization serves both as the on-campus nursing student organization and as a link to the national nursing student organization. The group organizes blood drives on campus throughout the year.
Faculty Meeting Representatives
One to two student volunteers from each class level serve as representatives to the nursing department’s faculty meetings. Students are given voting privileges at these meetings.
Sigma Theta Tau International
Pi Mu Chapter-At-Large
Eastern Mennonite University and James Madison University
Pi Mu Chapter-At-Large held its chartering ceremony on April 2nd, 2000. During the induction ceremony 111 new members were inducted and 25 members of other Sigma Theta Tau chapters became Pi Mu members. This was a very exciting event since the chartering ceremony represented the successful joint efforts among two universities and community nurse leaders in the central Shenandoah Valley. Pi Mu members represent students, alumni and faculty from James Madison University, (a state-affiliated university), EMU, and nurse leaders in the local community.
In November, Pi Mu held it’s first induction ceremony and inducted 18 new members. After the induction ceremony, Dr. Jean Donovan, a health policy professor from Mary Baldwin College gave the keynote address: “U.S. Health Policy: Attacking Monumental Challenges with Incremental Change”. There was good discussion in ways to make small changes in our local government that can impact the way Congress acts on new bills and legislation and how each of us can do our part in the process.
The chapter hosts an annual Scholarship program at James Madison University. Abstracts for presentations are solicited from Nurses who have done innovative work in the areas of collaboration, practice, education and/or research.
We feel that as a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, we are making a positive impact on the nursing profession in the central Shenandoah Valley. As we plan for future programs and induct new members, we want to make a positive impact on how health care is delivered in our society.