The nursing faculty of Mercy College supports the concept of nursing students enhancing their professionalism through student participation in professional organizations. In support of this, all nursing students in any nursing program are encouraged to become members of the Mercy College Association of Nursing Students (MCANS). Student membership includes membership in the Iowa Association of Nursing Students (IANS) and the National Student Association (NSNA). Students learn about the values and culture of the nursing profession through active involvement in the NSNA. Students in MCANS will be involved in fund raising and community service activities, and social and professional events. They will have an opportunity to serve as officers of the organization, be committee chairpersons or members, and to attend state and national conventions as delegates or alternates. Benefits of NSNA are outlined in the registration form.
As a member of MCANS, you will help with fund raising and community service activities, as well as social and professional events. Students can serve as officers of the organization, chair committees and represent their chapter at state and national conventions. Contact MCANS for further information.
This organization honors superior achievement and leadership among BSN students, alumni and faculty.
For additional information visit www.nursingsociety.org.