Beyond the Classroom

student nurses at parade

Student Nurses Association

The Student Nurses Association (SNA) at Salem State University provides opportunities for nursing students to network with fellow students, faculty and members of the community.  The SNA sponsors student activities as varied as its membership. Previous activities have included community service projects and guest speaker events. The SNA also provides nursing students with a unified voice with which to present their views, concerns and needs to the university.

The SNA chapter at Salem State University is affiliated with state and national SNA organizations.  

The Student Nurses Association at Salem State is open to any nursing student at the university, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, creed, national origin, age, or disability.

Sigma Theta Tau

Sigma Theta Tau International is the worldwide honor society of nursing. Constituent chapters are established in accredited collegiate schools of nursing. The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership and service.

Eta Tau is the Salem State chapter and represents the founding values of Sigma Theta Tau International: wisdom, discernment, love, courage, honor, service, professional endeavor, leadership, and knowledge. 

Students and community members are invited to join every Spring based upon the following criteria:

Undergraduate Student - Junior or senior students enrolled in baccalaureate programs at accredited institutions of higher education who have completed at least 1/2 of the nursing curriculum, rank in the upper 35% of their graduation class and have achieved academic excellence (at schools where a 4.0 grade point average system is used, this equates to at least a 3.0)

Graduate Student - MSN students enrolled in graduate programs at accredited institutions of higher education who have completed at least 1/4 of the nursing curriculum, have achieved academic excellence (at schools where a 4.0 grade point average system is used, this equates to at least a 3.5)

Nurse Leader - The candidates are legally recognized to practice nursing in Massachusetts, have at least a baccalaureate degree in nursing or other field and demonstrate achievement in nursing.

Peer Tutoring Program

Peer tutoring is available to nursing students through the Salem State’s Center for Academic Excellence

The Bridge is published annually by the Salem State University School of Nursing and provides updated information about the school to alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the School of Nursing.