Students Get Involved and Create Lasting Friendships

Students never have a shortage of opportunities to get involved. In fact, from the moment they enroll in their first credit hour, BSN students are considered part of the Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences Student Nursing Association (SLSNA).
 
The SLSNA organization promotes personal and professional development and serves as an avenue for student input into programs at the College. SLSNA is a branch of the Missouri Student Nurses Association (MOSNA) and the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) Their committees sell nursing merchandise, provide history on all SLSNA events, and organize a variety of volunteer community activities with local organizations including:
 
AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Alzheimer’s Association
American Stroke Foundation
Children’s Mercy 
Community Blood Center
Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City
Harvesters 
Heart to Heart
Henson’s Heroes
Hope House
INMED
Saint Luke’s Home Care and Hospice
National Kidney Foundation
Ronald McDonald House
Saint Luke’s Hospice House
The Children’s SPOT
The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
 
Students can also join the Student Government Association (SGA). SGA serves as the liaison between the student body and the College administration. They are responsible for hosting the annual blood drive and flu shot clinic. They also help plan some of the largest College-sponsored events including the Multicultural Fair and Black History Month. And as school is winding down, SGA speeds up when they host the spring GALA — the largest student gathering of the year.
 
SLSNA and SGA give students the opportunity to be heard at the College and to get active in their community while offering a chance to develop friendships. “SGA gives me the College experience,” said Multicultural Officer Quiana Miller, second-semester senior. “I’ve become friends with a variety of students thanks to SGA.”