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Duquesne University Student Nurses' Association (DUSNA)

Be the Image of Nursing

Thursday, April 16, 2015

6:00 pm ~ Africa Room
Student Union ~ 3rd Floor

RSVP by April 7, 2015


Sandy SummersGuest Speaker:
Sandy Summers, RN, MSN, MPH
Founder and Executive Director of The Truth About Nursing and co-author of "Saving Lives: Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk"

Student Union ~ Third Floor
5:00 - 6:00 pm Popcorn and Promo
Africa Room ~ Student Union ~ Third Floor
6:00 - 7:00 pm Sign In and Refreshments
7:00 - 7:15 pm Welcome and Proclamation*
7:15 - 8:15 pm Speaker: Sandy Summers, RN, MSN, MPH
8:15 - 8:30 pm Q&A Session
8:30 pm Basket Drawing and Closing
* Proclamation to be presented by the Office of County Executive Rich Fitzgerald

Parking available in the Forbes Garage


One hour of continuing education will be offered to Registered Nurses.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Approval of the continuing education activity does not imply endorsement by the provider, ANCC, PA State Nurses Associate, or Duquesne University of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.


Dr. Cindy Walters walters362@duq.edu
Missy Mazzullo mazzullom@duq.edu

 Phot of student nurses convention in Salt Lake CityDUSNA is a professional organization which fosters the professional development of nursing students and facilitates entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance. Our organization strives to keep abreast of the current healthcare issues and concerns, legislation and other prudent issues at a preprofessional stage by speaking out and attending various conventions and bi-annual legislative programs. Most importantly, each and every nursing student of DUSNA grows as a whole person by their individual dedication and collaboration in striving to make a difference.

Members are encouraged to participate in local chapter meetings, advocacy initiatives, and community service projects. As a DUSNA member, students also enjoy membership in the Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) and the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) and are provided opportunities to engage at both the state and national level.

All nursing students are invited and strongly encouraged to join DUSNA!!

Top Ten Reasons to Join DUSNA

  1. Become involved in a professional student-run nursing organization.
  2. Become friends with other classmates and upperclassmen, plus get the inside scoop on professors, clinicals, and classes.
  3. Participate in community service and social events, fundraisers, and state/national conventions.
  4. Learn how state and national student organizations work.
  5. Hear interesting speakers talk about professional opportunities for graduate nurses.
  6. Assume leadership positions at the local, state and national levels.
  7. Gain opportunities to receive SNAP and NSNA scholarships and recognition.
  8. Enhance your resume’ through membership in a professional nursing organization.
  9. Be mentored by upperclass students and become a mentor to upcoming students.
  10. Be recognized as a student leader in the School of Nursing.

Contact Us

If you have questions, email the board at: duquesneDUSNA@hotmail.com

Faculty Advisors:
Dr. Mark Crider criderm@duq.edu
Mrs. Leah Cunningham cunningh@duq.edu

Visit the student-run web site