The School of Nursing is home to two student organizations: the Student Nurses' Association, which is for undergraduate students, and the Olivian Society, which is for graduate students.

Student Nurses' Association

The Student Nurses' Association is an academic, student-led group for those interested in the profession of nursing. The group participates in volunteer opportunities, informative discussions, and health promotion activities on campus and in the D.C. community. As part of the School of Nursing, this group acts as the connection between faculty, staff, and students.

The organization is the local chapter of the National Student Nurses' Association (N.S.N.A.). In order to be a recognized member of the chapter, one must be a registered member for the N.S.N.A.

Olivian Society

The Olivian Society is the organization for graduate nursing students. The purpose of this organization is to:

  1. Maintain communication among students, faculty, and administration of the School of Nursing, and
  2. Promote professional, personal, social, and spiritual growth of members.

Sister Olivia Gowan was the first dean of the School of Nursing and served as dean for 23 years. The Olivian Society embraces her vision and dedication to continuing education, research, and practice for advancing the nursing profession.

Read the society's constitution.