Hi students, consultants, faculty, and deans. My name is Christopher Demezier and I am your new FNSA President for 2016-2017. I am so happy to serve this association because I know that we are growing as nurses but also as nursing leaders. The generosity and the support that you all have shown demonstrate that we are committed to the profession of nursing and to the lives of our patients. I look forward to the day when I see that members of FNSA are leading the charge in the advancement of nursing. Now for a little bit about me. I am a BSN student at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton Florida, where I will graduate in the Spring of 2016. At the same time, I am also pursuing my BA in psychology. After I graduate, I plan on entering a Ph.D program. This year, I want FNSA to dig deep and remember its roots. We are all nursing students and this association will help us to grow in our journey but also it will challenge us to discover new aspects of nursing where we can make an impact as nurses from influencing policy to creating educational opportunities. It is my hope this year as your President that we work together with compassion and humility so that we never forget the work of our predecessors. Let’s show the world why nurses are the most trusted but also the most valuable profession in the world! If you have any questions/comments/concerns, I am always only a phone call, text message, or email away. I wish you all the best in your studies.