Student Organizations & Community Service

Georgia Southwestern Association of Nursing Students (GSWANS)

All students registered as pre-nursing or nursing majors are invited to become members in GSWANS. The local organization works to promote community service and professional involvement in nursing at the local, state, and national level. Students may become members at the state (Georgia Association of Nursing Students [GANS]) and national (National Association of Nursing Students [NSNA]) levels by completing a membership form and submitting the appropriate dues. The students select local officers who work with GSWANS faculty members to conduct the business of the organization.

For more information, contact Rhonda Slocumb ( or Joy Humphrey (      

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Georgia Nurses Association/American Nurses Association

The GNA/ANA serves the diverse needs of nursing professionals while strengthening the standing of nurses in the health care community. Membership in the GNA/ANA allows for all nurses to have an active role in the decisions made in practice, reform, legislation, and economic arenas. The Georgia Southwestern State University nursing faculty support membership in this organization. All registered nurses are eligible for membership.  For more information go to

Mu Pi Chapter/Sigma Theta Tau, International

Sigma Theta Tau, International, is committed to fostering excellence, scholarship, and leadership in nursing to improve health care worldwide. The Society promotes the use of nursing research in health care delivery and makes its resources available to all people and institutions interested in the latest knowledge in nursing care. Membership is by invitation only.

Membership Criteria*:

Undergraduate students must:

  • have completed ½ of the nursing curriculum
  • have at least a GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 grading scale)
  • rank in the upper 35 percentile of the graduating class
  • meet the expectation of academic integrity

RN students must:

  • have completed 12 credit hours at current school
  • have completed ½ of the nursing curriculum
  • have at least a GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 grading scale)
  • rank in the upper 35 percentile of graduating class
  • meet the expectation of academic integrity

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School of Nursing Community Service Activities

One of the highlight activities of the year involving GSWANS, was helping local Brownie and Girl Scout troops earn their First Aid Badge. The nursing students collected items for first aid kits and helped the girls assemble the kits while teaching them about first aid procedures.

SON students volunteer to assist with the Women’s Health Fair sponsored by Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in the spring and the Men’s Health Fair in the fall.

The School of Nursing sponsored a food drive helping families in need over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

A Ronald McDonald House Supply Collection was conducted during spring semester.

SON faculty, staff, and students donate health care items to the Faith Based Clinic of Americus.

GSWANS did a Christmas Gift Drive for the Methodist Youth Home.

The School of Nursing collects and packages health and hygiene supplies for the study abroad trip to Jamaica.


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