Student Nurses Association
The Student Nurses Association is sponsored by the School of Nursing and is advised by Dr. Mary Alice Hodge and Nicole Waters. They are a very active organization that has approximately 40 members and meets monthly. Activities include Octoberfest participation, Operation Christmas Child, and NCANs convention attendance.
Associate Degree Nursing Class
Each year the Associate Degree Nursing class joins together to participate in community projects. The class elects officers at the beginning of their sophomore year to assist in graduation activities under the guidance of a faculty advisor. These officers include a President, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer. Students who represent their peers as a class officer or as a committee member should meet the following criteria:
- Possess a cooperative and supportive attitude toward the educational goals of nursing students and the program.
- Ability to present the interest of and be accountable to all students in the nursing program.
- Show an interest in making a positive contribution toward achievement of class or committee objectives.
Sigma Theta Tau
The Gardner-Webb University School of Nursing is privileged to have its own Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing Chapter, Phi Upsilon. STTI is the only nursing honor society dedicated to improving the health of the world's people, thus the name Sigma Theta Tau International. Baccalaureate and graduate nursing students meeting the eligibility criteria for membership, having endorsement for membership, and approval for membership by Phi Upsilon Board of Directors are invited for membership and to an induction ceremony. The induction ceremony is held at Gardner-Webb University each April. Phi Upsilon is not funded through Gardner-Webb University but is maintained independently through membership fees and fund-raising activities. Students, upon graduation, continue to be active in Phi Upsilon as long as paid dues are current.
Phi Upsilon membership requirements for baccalaureate nursing students are:
- Completion of a minimum of 1/2 of the nursing curriculum.
- A 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale on all courses taken through Gardner-Webb University.
- Rank in the upper 35% of their graduating class.
- Meet expectations of academic and professional integrity, and potential for leadership.