Student Organizations

Student-led Organizations

Student Nurses Association

The Student Nurses Association (SNA) is open to all students of the university and affiliated campuses. The group mentors students in many areas of health care, participates in community services events, represents health care students within the University, sponsors an annual career fair for all health care majors, and hosts fundraising events.

Nursing House Learning Community

The Nursing Learning Community serves as a support network for undergraduate Nursing majors. It offers an increased level of contact with faculty, staff, peer mentors, and professional organizations.

School of Nursing Committees with Student Representation

There are standing committees in the SON and Ad Hoc committees that may be appointed by the Dean or elected by the School of Nursing faculty that invite student membership/participation.

Undergraduate Leadership Council

The Undergraduate Leadership Council meets twice per semester and is made up of the class officers, organizational officers, Nursing Learning Community representatives, and Mentoring program representatives.

Class Officers

  • Maria Bilzerian, President 2022
  • Ian Holm, Vice President 2022
  • Cynthia Bicalho, Secretary 2022
  • Colin Regan, Treasurer 2022
  • Ruby Amara, Fundraising Chair 2022
  • Hannah Misto, Community Service Chair 2022
  • Jessica Delgado, Class Historian 2022
  • Barbara O'Neill & Anna Bourgault, Faculty Advisors

The following SON committees invite student representation:

  • ATHENA Conference Committee (1 undergraduate and 1 graduate student)
  • Curriculum and Courses (1 undergraduate and 1 graduate student)
  • Doctoral Curriculum Committee (1 doctoral student)
  • Global Programs (1 undergraduate student)
  • Master's Curriculum Committee (1 master's student)
  • Prelicensure Curriculum Committee (1 undergraduate student)

University Groups with Student Representation

School of Nursing Honors Program

The purpose of the Honors Program is to encourage and support the beginning development of scholarship in undergraduate nursing students. Honor students conduct a research study while working closely with their faculty advisor. This experience provides them with an opportunity to critically examine a phenomenon of interest to them.

Actively participating in the research process not only enhances students’ nursing practice, but also lays the foundation for future graduate studies. The honors students usually disseminate their findings through such mechanisms as professional presentations and manuscript publication. The Honors Program sponsors a number of events and opportunities throughout the academic year to broaden students’ undergraduate experience.

For information on Honors opportunities at the University of Connecticut visit their website. For questions or comments about the School of Nursing Honors Program contact: Professor Deborah McDonald.

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society

The UConn School of Nursing chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, Mu Chapter, sponsors several events each year that enrich the student experience by presenting programs focusing on scholarship and research in nursing.