Organizations & Activities
HOSA is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health occupations instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.
HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in HSE programs. HOSA is 100% health care!
Since its inception in 1976, HOSA has grown steadily reaching nearly 120,000 members through 47 chartered HOSA State Associations and approximately 3,200 secondary and postsecondary/collegiate chapters in 2009-2010.
Sue McBee, Assistant Professor of Nursing, along with other Carson-Newman faculty and medical personnel takes mission trips to areas such as Belize and Haiti. She always welcomes and encourages student envolvement on these trips with an average of 6 students often accompanying the mission team each trip.
Sigma Theta Tau International Rho Mu-at-Large Chapter
The Carson-Newman University Honor Society of Nursing was established in 1998 to recognize and further the scholarship of Carson-Newman nursing students, alumni, and appropriate community nursing leaders. The Rho Mu chapter of Sigma Theta Tau (the international nursing honor society) at Carson-Newman University was established in April, 2002. In November 2006, Rho Mu Chapter at Carson-Newman University and the Nursing Honor Society at Tennessee Wesleyan College united to form Rho Mu-at-Large Chapter.
The purpose of this honor society shall be to:
- Recognize superior achievement
- Recognize the development of leadership qualities
- Foster high professional standards
- Encourage creative work
- Strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession.
Invitations to join Sigma Theta Tau will be extended to master’s students who have a GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have completed one-fourth of the program of study. The membership committee recommends potential candidates to the full membership of the organization for a decision.
Each year two student representatives from each level are selected by their classmates from the sophomore, junior, and senior classes to serve on the Nursing Department Student Affairs Committee and the Curriculum Committee. These six representatives provide a communication link between students and faculty within Nursing.