Purpose & Function
The purpose of FNSA is:
- To aid in the preparation of nursing students for the assumption of professional responsibilities.
- To aid in the development of the whole person, and that person’s responsibility for the healthcare of people in all walks of life.
- To provide programs representative of fundamental and current professional interest and concerns.
- To provide a professional organization at a state level of nursing students and to encourage participation in meetings and activities of the association.
- To promote collaborative relationships with ANA, NLN, The International Council of Nurses, and their constituents, as well as with other nursing and related health organizations.
- To stimulate interest in and an understanding of the program of FLN and FNA.
- To serve as a channel of communication between the nursing students’ organization and the various state and district units of the graduate professional nurses’ organization.
- To participate as an active constituent of the National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc., through duly elected representatives.
- To promote and encourage participation in community affairs and activities toward improved health care and the resolution of related social issues.
- To speak for nursing students to the public, institutions, and governmental bodies, and to influence health care, nursing education and practice through appropriate legislative activities.
- To promote and encourage student participation in interdisciplinary activities.
- To have direct input into standards of nursing education and influence the educational process.
- To promote and encourage recruitment efforts, participation in student activities, and educational opportunities regardless of persons’ race, color, creed, sex, lifestyle, national origin, age or economic status.