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Happy New Year! Happy Spring Term C! Hope you are staying warm with the crazy cold weather!

What can RUSNA do for you?

  • Clinical volunteer opportunities to put on your resume
  • Opportunities to practice your nursing skills
  • Monthly Q&A sessions with RNs and nurse practitioners across many specialties
  • Networking opportunities within the health care industry
  • Participate in community activities
  • Active research projects

Our chapter participates in many community-based clinical volunteering activities, including health screenings, medical staffing at sporting events, and patient education. In the past, RUSNA students walked for AIDS awareness, raised money for breast and ovarian cancers through Bears Cares, provided first aid support at the Oak Park Family Triathlon, and participated in a community food bank and health screening day at an area church.

Visit the National Student Nurse Association’s and the Student Nurse Association of Illinois’ websites to learn more about the entire organization.

RUSNA and ResU Nursing Honor Society Host Howard Brown’s “Nurses H.E.A.L.E.” Curriculum

Starting on May 6th, RUSNA and the ResU Honor Society will be hosting a six-course training program on the unique health care concerns of the elderly LGBT population. This program is open to all ResU students, staff, faculty, and alumni. In fact, any RN can receive one hour of free CE credit for each session they attend!  To register, email

Learn more by clicking here: HEALE and ResU Flyer

Future Fun Projects

Our future projects include 2014 NSNA/Nursing Spectrum/Nurseweek essay contest. September/October Theme is The Power of Participation. Deadline is July 7, 2014. All essays must go through the board, faculty advisors, and the Dean’s office to be approve before submission.

Various Volunteer opportunities including Catholic Health Charities, Concordia blood pressure screenings, Professional Life Series Speakers, membership newsletter, American Red Cross education, and class legacy project.

See What We've Done So Far in 2014

January Update

In the month, RUSNA had their first meeting of the year. They have discussed planning for future health fairs and special events involving the 100th anniversary for Resurrection University.

Board members of RUSNA and SGO were able to attend a strategic planning meeting for the University meeting and Drug and alcohol Abuse Focus groups. Each of these sessions asked the opinions, advice, and feedback of the students on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and the challenges that each student faces each day.

A research day was held on January 25th.  The research question proposed for this year is “What are the characteristics of people who attend an accelerated nursing program?”    The next follow-up research meeting will be held on Saturday, March 1 at 10 am.  The new research team will be presenting their literature research findings on the topic.  It is never too late to join in so come on out on March 1.

On January 29th, Mrs. Esther Wallen hosted a short seminar on advice with Linkedln, social media use, and interview skills. Missed the meeting? Or still need career advice? Contact:

February Fun

As February starts up, RUSNA next meeting is Wednesday, the 12th at 4pm. The room is S702. No reservations are required.

Our first volunteer opportunity is scheduled for Monday, February 17th. The volunteer opportunity will be helping people register for bone marrow donation for the DKMS (Delete Blood Cancer) Bone Marrow Registry project.  The event will take place from 9am to 5pm in the cafeteria, and on floors 6, 7, and 8.

March Madness

Spring Term D beings! Our RUSNA meeting is March 12 at 4pm. The room is S702.

March volunteer opportunity is the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle on March 30, 2014.

Current Board Members of RUSNA will make their final preparations to go and attend the National Student Nursing Association 2014 Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. They will be presenting the research questions and results from this past and current year.

Not a member? (You must be a member of RUSNA to participate in clinical volunteering opportunities and meetings, so sign up today!)

Not a member? No problem! Head on over to and sign up to become a new member today. Or attend one of meetings to ask questions or we can assist you in signing up.

The RUSNA bylaws are located here.


Got a question? Idea? Come to the next meeting or email our faculty representatives: or Our student representatives: President: or Vice President:

RUSNA pins are available to members for $5.  Please contact Nancy Reese to purchase yours today.

Nancy Reese, MSN, RN, CNE, is the faculty representative for RUSNA.  Please don’t hesitate to email for more information.

Our 2013 meeting minutes are found here: January 2013September 2013.