Student Nurses’ Association (SNA)

SNA Overview

The St. Olaf Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) is an academic student organization on campus for those interested in pursuing a career in nursing.  It is a nationally recognized chapter of the National Student Nurses’ Association.  SNA promotes the St. Olaf Nursing Program and participates in National Nurses’ Week every May.  Members also have the opportunity to participate in service projects, attend fun fellowship events, develop a sense of community among class years, and counsel prospective nursing majors.

The SNA Mission is to provide professional and personal support and guidance to current and future St. Olaf nursing majors through mentorship and fellowship.  SNA strives to further the philosophy of holistic nursing through volunteer opportunities that enrich the mind, body, and spirits of Northfield residents.

Members are encouraged to become a part of the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA), attend the Annual NSNA Convention, and attend the Minnesota Student Nurses’ Association Annual Convention.

SNA is inclusive of all class years.  Meetings are monthly.  If you have questions, please speak with Mary Beth Kuehn, Advisor (kuehn@stolaf.edu).

SNA Cord Requirements

  • By the time you graduate, you must have participated in 6 volunteer events.
  • If you volunteer at an event that is broken into shifts, you may earn up to 2 volunteer credits if you work at the event for two or more hours.
  • Seniors have an additional requirement to attend monthly meetings.  They must attend 5 out of a possible 8 meetings during their senior year.
  • Seniors have an additional requirement to attend at least 1 event during Nurses’ Week in May.  If they are unable to do so during their senior year, they may fulfill this requirement by attending a Nurses’ Week event during their junior year.

First years are not eligible to obtain cord requirements during this class year.
Sophomores can count up to 1 volunteer event during this class year toward their 6-event requirement.
Juniors can count up to 2 volunteer events during this class year toward their 6-event requirement.
Seniors can count up to 6 volunteer events during this class year toward their 6-event requirement.