Robert E. Smith School of Nursing


Student Organizations

Mississippi Association of Student Nurses

The purpose of MASN is to assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality health care, to provide programs representative of fundamental and current professional interest and concerns, and to aid in the development of the whole person, his/her professional role, and his/her responsibility for the health care of the people in all walks of life. Part of the National Student Nurses’ Association, the MASN’s mission is to bring together and mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses. Share the experience, build a career, develop a passion for the profession, take advantage of leadership opportunities, join MASN today!

National Student Nurses Association

NSNA’s mission is to mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, and to convey the standards, ethics, and skills that students will need as responsible and accountable leaders and members of the profession. Members enjoy activities, scholarships, leadership building, advising, resources, and network building.

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing – Pi Xi Chapter

Tools and resources are provided to students who join the Pi Xi Chapter of STTI. Continuing education courses are available through membership as well as a network of peers to build relationships. Leadership Institute enhances leadership skills, unique gifts and talents with programs, mentoring opportunities, and career development resources.

Professional Organizations

American Nurses Association

The mission statement of the ANA is “Nurses advancing our profession to improve health for all.” The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation’s 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.

Mississippi Nurses Association

Mississippi Nurses Association represents nurses through a number of activities, events, programs, forums, workshops, connections and collaborations. MNA is recognized nationally for its successes in working toward solutions for issues affecting the profession of nursing. Different events and activities are held throughout the year to support MNA’s mission.

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

STTI, the only international nursing honor society worldwide, is a global community of nurse leaders with members belonging to 475 chapters who live in 90 countries. Through this network, members lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people. The STTI mission is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide.