Mission The Oregon Student Nurses’ Association (OSNA) is committed to improving the student experience by collaborating with nursing schools and developing professional relationships. OSNA strives to support members by offering educational and networking opportunities, professional development, legislative influence, scholarship opportunities, and organizational support.
Vision To encourage the creation of the next generation of nurse leader. To empower nursing students to be an influential voice that positively impacts nursing education. To promote the transition of students into professional nursing organizations. To facilitate active involvement in legislation and policy-making intended to affect health care, student rights, and advocacy issues. To break down any barriers that prevent access to the nursing profession. To support the development of peer support systems among colleagues of the enhancement of camaraderie, retention, and recruitment in the nursing profession. To promote a culture of diversity and inclusivity.
Values OSNA supports and strives to embody the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics
REASONS FOR BEING We, students of nursing, believe there is a common need to organize, to represent ourselves to the consumer and other health disciplines, and to assume our rightful place in the profession of nursing. We believe every individual has a right to the highest quality of health care. We believe in the development of the whole person towards his/her professional role with its rights, responsibilities and ideals. We believe every right bears inherent responsibility. We believe responsibilities are participatory, not purely philosophical or ideological.
Function of OSNA A. To have direct input into standards of nursing education andinfluence the educational process. B. To promote and encourage participation in community affairsand activities towards improved health care and the resolution of related social issues. C. Represent nursing students to the consumer, institutions and other organizations. D. Promote and encourage students’ participation ininterdisciplinary activities. E. Promote and encourage recruitment, participation in studentactivities, and education opportunities regardless of a person’s race, color, creed, sex, age, lifestyle, national originor economic status. F. Promote and encourage collaborative relationships withprofessional nursing and related health organizations.
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