Student associations enable nursing students to have fun at Binghamton while enhancing their academic experience, developing broad skill sets and building professional networks.
In addition to Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honor society, two nursing-focused associations are active on the Binghamton campus.
Nursing Student Association/NSA
The NSA is a platform for collaboration and communication among members of Binghamton's nursing community. The group provides mentorship for underclassmen and prospective students, and promotes professional development through job and internship sessions that educate developing nurses on career advancement. The NSA also encourages student involvement in the local area; members regularly participate in several community health promotion and prevention events. NSA members also take part in the life of the Decker School, selling school apparel and using the profits to fund an annual semiformal for students and faculty.
Visit the Nursing Student Association's B-Engaged website for additional information.
Mary E. Mahoney Nursing Support Group
Mary E. Mahoney was the first African American woman to complete nurse's training in the United States, one of the first black members of the American Nurses Association and an activist for civil and women's rights. To honor this nursing pioneer, Binghamton's MEM group helps students from underrepresented populations pursue a career in nursing. MEM pairs new students with experienced advisors and mentors who help them through all phases of nursing school. In addition, members participate in civic engagement projects such as coordinating clothing drives and offering holiday shops for area schoolchildren.
Visit the Mary E. Mahoney Nursing Support Group's B-Engaged website for additional information.