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
Founded in 1952, NSNA is a nonprofit organization for students enrolled in associate, baccalaureate, diploma,
and generic graduate nursing programs. It is dedicated to fostering the professional development of nursing
The organization has over 60,000 members in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the
U.S. Virgin Islands.
NSNA's Board of Directors is made up of 10 nursing students who are elected at
the organization's Annual Convention. Two non-voting consultants are appointed
by the American Nurses Association and the National League for Nurses to
provide guidance. NSNA also employs a full-time staff headquartered in
Over 3,000 nursing students participate in NSNA's Annual Convention, which
features leadership and career development activities, opportunities to listen to
renowned nursing leaders, hear about job opportunities and the chance to network with hundreds of other
students. The program includes a state board exam mini review.
NSNA holds a second meeting which attracts over 1,500 students yearly: the MidYear Conference offers
workshops and panels on career and association development as well as a state board exam mini-review.
The Foundation of the NSNA, created in memory of NSNA's first executive director, Frances Tompkins, is a
non-profit corporation (501 C-3) organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. The FNSNA has
distributed over 2 million dollars in scholarships for undergraduate nursing education. The Promise of Nursing
Regional Scholarship Program, administered by the FNSNA, provides undergraduate and graduate nursing
scholarships and school grants.
NSNA's official magazine, Imprint, publishes five times a year and is mailed to the entire membership, with
bonus issues distributed during the MidYear Conference and Convention.
NSNA MISSION STATEMENT
THE MISSION OF NSNA IS TO…
Bring together and mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, as well as
those enrolled in baccalaureate completion programs.
Convey the standards and ethics of the nursing profession.
Promote development of the skills that students will need as responsible and accountable members of
the nursing profession.
Advocate for high quality, evidence-based, affordable and accessible health care.
Advocate for and contribute to advances in nursing education.
Develop nursing students who are prepared to lead the profession in the future.
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NSNA HEADQUARTERS STAFF AND CONSULTANTS
NSNA maintains a headquarters office in Brooklyn, NY. Depending on the area of responsibility, executive staff work
directly with members of the Board of Directors, committees, and NSNA appointed representatives.
Diane J. Mancino, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN Susan Wong, BS, CAE
Executive Director Membership Development Director
Appointed by and directly responsible to the Board of Plans and executes annual membership marketing plan
Directors through the president. Manages and directs all including preparation of publicity materials, mailings,
operations, programs, activities and affairs of the recruitment and retention activities; develops membership
association. The Executive Director is responsible for the benefits and services programs; coordinates membership
employment, termination of employment, and contests; and maintains membership statistics. Coordinates
determination of compensation for all staff and supporting design and distribution of the Convention and MidYear
personnel within the framework of policy aims and Brochures. Serves as staff support for Breakthrough to
programs as generally determined by the Board of Directors. Nursing® director, membership director, and COSP Planning
Dr. Mancino also serves as Executive Director of Committee. Administers NSNA's records management
the Foundation of the NSNA. program. Coordinates marketing and provides consultation
Lydia Marshall, Administrative Assistant COSP, and to states and schools on establishing and
Robert Ocran, MA, MPA Cathy Ramos, Executive Assistant
Controller Qiana Valenzuela, Receptionist
Serves as staff consultant to the secretary/treasurer of the
NSNA and FNSNA; drafts annual budget for NSNA and Jaime Aguilar
FNSNA for Board approval; monitors income and expenses; Systems Support
supervises accountant and works with auditor; oversees Performs computer systems and equipment operations in
investments and preparation of all taxes and develops support of administrative and related activities.
internal systems and procedures.
Romana Ahmed, Assistant Accountant Jasmine Melendez, MA
Scholarship and Grants Administrator
Director of Governance and Program Development Oversees FNSNA undergraduate scholarship administration
Coordinates the association's programs including the Promise of Nursing and general scholarship
including Legislative/Education and Community programs. Manages school grant program and graduate
Health and Disaster Preparedness activities with the nursing education Fellowships. Coordinates distribution and
chairperson(s). Coordinates association governance oversight of scholarships and grants. Serves as liaison to
activities with the Executive Director. Works with general scholarship sponsors. Assists in the planning and
the Bylaws/Policies Committee chairperson and the implementation of special functions and events such as the
Nominating and Elections Committee. Staffs Annual Awards Ceremony and fundraising events.
the Resolutions Committee. Serves as the Dean's Notes Lauren Sperle, FNSNA Executive Assistant
Cathy Ramos, Executive Assistant Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc.
Advertising, Exhibit and Convention Management
Jonathan Buttrick, MPW (Master of Professional Writing)
Publications and Imprint Managing Editor
Handles all promotion for Imprint, and the Convention and
Serves as Imprint and NSNA News managing editor; works
MidYear Conference advertising; administers Exhibitor
closely with the Imprint editor on all aspects of production;
promotion and advertising for both meetings; and works
assists the editor with the Editors' workshop; is responsible
with the NSNA staff to manage the NSNA Convention and
for overseeing publications; and serves as the association's
MidYear Conference. The offices of Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc.
public relations liaison. Responsible for the Convention press
are located in Pitman, NJ.
room and the Convention News.
Judith Tyler, MA, RN
Career Center Webmaster
Conference and Program Planning Consultant
Maisha Hollis, Editorial Assistant
Coordinates the planning and implementation of the Annual
Convention and MidYear meetings.
Cathy Ramos, Executive Assistant
NSNA Celebrates 60 Years of Spanning the
Navy Veteran Joseph Potts Elected 2012-2013
President of the NSNA
The NSNA’s 60th Anniversary Convention and
Alumni Reunion, April 11– 15, 2012 Pittsburgh, PA
The NSNA 29th Annual MidYear Career Planning
Conference Held in Memphis, TN, October 27 -30
About NSNA and Benefits
NSNA Dues Schedule and Membership
Getting the Pieces to Fit
DIGITAL ARTWORK (AS APPLICABLE)
The name National Student Nurses’ Association,
Inc. (NSNA)® may be used only by official NSNA
school and state constituents with the following
wording: (Insert name of school or state
association) is an official constituent of the
National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc.® No
other wording is acceptable without NSNA’s®
permission. The NSNA® logo may not be used by
anyone, including members of school or state