Student Nurses Association



Diane Booker 732-224-1978

Helen Heinmets 732-224-2641

Student Life Administrator:

Lauren Brutsman   732-224-2392

SNA Board Members:

President: Jamie Schaale

Vice President:  Shireen Navqi

Co-Secretary:  Caroline Bucca

Co-Secretary:  Chrissy Fugate

Treasurer:  Tracey Cahill

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10/12, 11/9, 12/14; 12pm-1pm in MAS 100.

Why Join SNA?  The Brookdale Student Nurses’ Association is a valuable resource that provides nursing students an opportunity to network and connect with fellow nursing students for advice and support, presents valuable programs of interest in healthcare and facilitates a “Peer Mentoring Program” to connect students who can benefit from one another.

Mission Statement: The SNA’s mission is to assist nursing students by providing constant support and guidance while conveying standards of excellence, ethics and skills that are needed to be successful in their education and become proud members of the nursing profession.

What is SNA? The Student Nurses’ Association is a resource; a community of nursing students working together to navigate the complex and challenging curriculum of the nursing program.  The uniqueness of the nursing program, with its breadth of material and comprehensive curriculum and laboratory skills testing can be overwhelming.   It is challenging, and even more so when one feels alone in the process.  The SNA is a community of like-minded students who share a common goal: to help one another get through the program successfully! The SNA helps see nursing students through by 1) holding monthly networking meetings featuring outside speakers from the nursing and healthcare community, 2) providing organized SNA community events and 3) facilitating a Peer Mentoring program  for student-to-student support.

SNA Membership:  The SNA membership dues of $20 is a one-time payment which covers the course of the entire program.  The dues go toward a variety of activities, including lunch for monthly meetings, supplementing the cost of SNA apparel and stethoscopes, and the tradition of the “Pinning Ceremony” upon graduation to honor the dedicated efforts of the nursing graduates. The SNA dues can be thought of as one’s commitment to the complete the nursing program and participate in the venerable pinning ceremony.

What to expect at monthly meetings:  Meeting and networking with fellow students to share knowledge and experience; relevant speakers from the medical fields, including interactive presentations from RN’s working in emergency medicine, pediatrics, critical care, forensic nursing, etc.; and of course lunch will be served!

How does the Peer Mentoring Program work?  It’s the SNA way of saying “you are not alone”.  The SNA will develop a list of willing nursing student volunteers who want to assist other students in their subject area(s) of strength.  A mutually beneficial arrangement, the student “tutor” benefits as much as the student seeking mentoring, as tutoring serves to strengthen and reinforce the tutor’s knowledge base.  By emailing, a student requests mentoring services and is paired with a tutor by a member of the SNA Board.  An email notification will be sent to both students informing them of the pairing.  The peer mentor will be required to respond to the requesting student within two (2) days of notification.  Thereafter it is the responsibility of the two individuals to coordinate time and place for the mentoring session.

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