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The Graduate Nursing Student Academy

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The Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) provides high value programs, services, and resources to graduate nursing students enrolled in master's and doctoral programs at AACN member schools. The GNSA is committed to supporting graduate students preparing for careers as faculty members, researchers, advanced practice registered nurses, clinical nurse leaders, policy experts, and healthcare administrators, among other roles.

The GNSA works to meet the professional development needs of its members by offering:

  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Webinar Series
  • Monthly GNSA Bulletin
  • Graduate Nursing Career Network
  • Peer to Peer Networking
  • Policy Engagement
  • Member-Exclusive Scholarships
Mission

As the collective voice for graduate students, the GNSA fosters collaboration, innovation, and excellence in academic nursing and health care.

Vision

Graduate nursing students are future leaders in improving and transforming health care.

Values

  • Leadership
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Innovation
  • Engagement

The GNSA is free to join for graduate nursing students enrolled in master’s and doctoral programs at AACN member schools.

To join, complete the GNSA Membership Application.

Click here to see if your school is an AACN member institution.

GNSA Virtual Happy Hour

Date: August 13 @ 5:00 PM (Eastern) and 5:00 PM (Pacific)

Join us for a GNSA virtual happy hour to learn from other GNSA members and an opportunity to make some connections! We will provide a brief presentation and then break into smaller groups with each group being led by a Leadership Council member. Each group will share their self-care strategies and tips and room facilitators will encourage further discussions. There will be a virtual happy hour at 5pm ET and another at 5pm PT to accommodate members located in different parts of the country. Make sure to bring your own beverage and use this informal opportunity to get to know other graduate nursing students from across the country. 

Registration is free! Please click here to register for this opportunity. 

 

 

COVID-19 Nursing Student Support Fund

The  Foundation for Academic Nursing, the new philanthropic arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), is pleased to announce the first 51 students to receive scholarship support through the COVID-19 Nursing Student Support Fund. Launched in April 2020 to remove barriers to new nurses entering the workforce, this program was created to help nursing students nationwide who are facing hardships as a result of the pandemic and need financial assistance to complete their degree programs. 

View the Recipients | Read the Press Release 

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New GNSA Scholarship

Uniform Advantage/GNSA Scholarship

This scholarship program provides $5,000 in support to students enrolled in master’s and doctoral programs who are committed to making a positive impact on the nation’s health and health care. A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded in the fall and spring to eligible GNSA members.

Apply Here