About Us


Mission Statement

The Widener University Student Nurses’ Association exists to unify and support all nursing students at all levels by serving as role models through demonstrating professionalism and acting as a resource to peers while enjoying ourselves and reaching out to the community.

Vision Statement

Widener University Student Nurses’ Association will be the predominant student nurses association in the state of Pennsylvania exemplifying well rounded, genuine, professional nursing students, prepared for the challenges of the future.




 
Member Points System

2 points          Attempting to answer question of the       week with rationale

4 points          Answering question of the week correctly                           with a rationale

5 points          Attending general meetings

5 points          Each student shadow session

                        ** Max 20 points

5 points          Each Fundraising Event

                        ** Points may vary

5 points          Donated items (Clinic, food drives, etc.)

                          ** Max 15 points & points may vary                         

5 points          Each social event 

                          ** Points may vary

10 points         Volunteering for Widener Days

10 points         Each community service event up to 1                                hour                 

                           **5 points for each additional hour

10 points             The first hour at the Community Clinic
                            ** 5 points for each additional hour of service at clinic                               ** Max 30 points

15 points          Each day at convention                                                         Ex. SNAP, NSNA, L.E.A.D, etc.

15 points          Presenting a resolution at the state                                     and/or national level

15 points          Being a campaign manager at convention

20 points          Writing a Resolution

20 points          Running for a state or national position                               at convention

Full time students need 100 points or above to be pinned and considered an active member. 

Part-time and evening students only need 50 points to become pinned and considered and active member.




Code of Ethics for Nurses

1. The nurse, in all professional relationships, practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status, personal attributes, or the nature of health problems.

2. The nurse's primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community.

3. The nurse promotes, advocates for and strives to protect the health, safety and rights of the patient.

4. The nurse is responsible and accountable for individual nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks consistent with the nurse's obligation to provide optimum patient care.

5. The nurse owes the safety, to maintain competence and to continue personal and professional growth.

6. The nurse participates in establishing, maintaining and improving healthcare environments and conditions of employment conducive to the provision of quality healthcare and consistent with the values of the profession through individual and collective action.

7. The nurse participates in the advancement of the profession through contributions to practice, education, administration and knowledge development.

8. The nurse collaborates with other health professionals and the public in promoting community, national, and international efforts to meet health needs.

9. The profession of nursing, as represented by associations and their members, is responsible for articulating nursing values, for maintaining the integrity of the profession and its practice and for shaping social policy.



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