KWU Nursing Students Attend State Convention

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KWU Nursing Students

Salina, Kan. – The Kansas Association of Nursing Students (KANS) held their 60th annual convention at the Marriot Hotel in Wichita, Kansas, held in conjunction with the Kansas State Nurses Association’s (KSNA) Centennial Celebration.

Over 50 Kansas Wesleyan University nursing students attended the conference for the first time as a state and national constituency. The students were attending the event as participants or delegates to the KANS House of Delegates and to meet the requirements of a service learning activity in their courses as well as attaining leadership skills.

For the first time in the history of the KWU Student Nurses Organization (SNO), KWU won the state Image of Nursing Award. This is a prestigious honor and the winners are submitted to the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) to be evaluated for a national Award.

Additionally, Markie Townsend was elected to the KANS State Board of Directors as secretary, another first for the KWU nursing program. “I was ecstatic to learn that I had won a KANS state office position and to learn that we also won a state award,” said Townsend.

Professor Terri Johnson, SNO sponsor is very proud of the membership.

“Since this was our first year as a constituent, I was pleased with the turnout and the professionalism we showed. It was also very exciting to win a state award, which is a testament to our hard work and enthusiasm about nursing,” Jennifer Stegman, SNO President said.