Student Organizations


The Student Nurses Association of Oakland University (SNA-OU) offers nursing students a chance to provide leadership in the school, mentor pre-nursing students and participate in service activities, political events at the university, state and national levels. 

Nursing and pre-nursing students are given the opportunity and encouraged to become members of the Michigan Nursing Students Association and the National Student Nurses Association, which provide information, networking, stimulation and exciting challenges.

The Black Student Nurses Association at Oakland University gives nursing students an opportunity to promote unity among minorities and other students by providing a support network for pre-nursing students as well as current nursing students. BSNA allows members to improve their networking skills and ability to work with others while educating and informing the community about health risks that affect minorities. For more information, check out the GrizzOrgs listing. 


Each year, nursing students are invited to apply for membership in the School of Nursing Dean's Circle. The Dean's Circle is a select group of nursing students who serve as School of Nursing ambassadors. 

Participation in the Dean's Circle provides opportunities to develop teamwork and leadership skills by attending prospective student recruitment events, assisting with student service events, participating in the Nightingale awards banquet, interacting with the dean and other administrators, and representing the School of Nursing at various university functions such as Go for the Gold and Grizzly Day. 

 It is an opportunity for members to expand their role as a student and gain a unique perspective that will broaden their educational experience. 


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A very effective way to support nursing and its contributions to scholarships, research, teaching and education is through becoming a member of  Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing. As with the tradition of all honor societies, individuals who qualify and who demonstrate leadership potential are recommended by current honor society members for membership. A recommendation for membership into Sigma Theta Tau of individuals with similar interests and accomplishments should be received with pride and recognized as a way to support nursing and its achievements. 

Being inducted into Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society signifies that one is a leader in the nursing profession and has demonstrated excellence or the potential for excellence and leadership. Being an honor society member does not mean someone is necessarily smarter or more advanced than a nonmember; rather, the member has made accomplishments of which he or she should be proud and is, therefore, recognized as a leader within the field. 

Joining Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society signifies one’s commitment to excellence in nursing and acknowledges the individuals achievements — whether academic or professional — that will make an impact on the profession and society. Membership in Sigma Theta Tau International is an invitation to join a family of nursing leaders around the world, gain global access to information and engage in opportunities to collaborate with nurses from many different states and countries. 

The Theta Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society at Oakland University School of Nursing recognizes that nurses who have graduated from nursing schools may not have had an opportunity to join this national honor society. Many of you are leaders and experts in your fields of nursing and should be recognized for that distinction. Through one’s accomplishments in areas such as research, publication, leadership, clinical practice and education qualify an individual nurse to be considered for membership. 

Membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing. 
           Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing