Nursing Organizations & Activities

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 undergraduate seniors who have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and rank in the upper 35% of their class and to graduate 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.

Student Leadership

Each year undergraduate and graduate student representatives are selected by their classmates to serve on the Nursing Department Student Affairs Committee and the Curriculum Committee. These representatives provide a communication link between students and faculty within Nursing.

Medical Missions

Carson-Newman faculty, students, and medical personnel take mission trips to areas such as Belize and Haiti. These trips give students the opportunity to use their developing nursing skills and participate in hands-on servant-learning.

Students Nurses Association (SNA)

Carson-Newman University has an active Student Nurses Association for our undergraduate nursing students. The purpose of the C-N SNA is:

  1. To provide programs representative of fundamental and current professional interest and concerns.
  2. To aid in the development of the whole person, and his/her professional role, and his/her responsibility for the health care of people in all walks of life.
  3. To establish a medium of cohesiveness between students and faculty, to provide cooperation, communication, and organization.