Nursing Student Organizations

As a student in Western Carolina University's School of Nursing, you have access to professional organizations that will catalyze your career. You can visit children's hospitals with our Whee Wagon Program or provide in-home care to underserved populations with the Association of Nursing Students. At WCU, it's about more than bolstering your resume: it's about transforming lives.  

Sigma Theta Tau International

Sigma Theta Tau International, the international honor society of nursing, is committed to advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. Sigma Theta Tau also recognizes superior achievement and the development of leadership, fosters high professional standards, encourages creative work and strengthens the ideals of the profession. Membership in the honor society is by invitation. Candidates for membership include School of Nursing undergraduates ranked in the top 35 percent of their class, graduate students and community leaders.

Association of Nursing Students 

The Association of Nursing Students is a pre-professional organization committed to the next generation of nurses. To learn more, visit www.nsna.org or contact Amy Putnam.

The Whee Wagon Program

The Whee Wagon Program provides medically fragile children with wagons equipped with IV poles to grant them the opportunity to play and just be a kid. For more information, click here

Professional and External Organizations

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