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The Graduate Nursing Student Academy

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

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

Join the GNSA Today

Take the 2019 GNSA Evaluation Survey
Each year, we ask our members to complete a survey with the goal of evaluating the impact of our services. With nearly 8,000 graduate nursing student members, it's vital that your voice is heard so that we can plan for the 2019-2020 academic year and continue to provide resources that will lead to success in your program.

Take a few minutes to complete the GNSA Evaluation Survey to share your comments and satisfaction with GNSA services. The survey provides you with an opportunity to review the many free resources available to you as a GNSA member.

Completing the survey will enter you into a drawing to win one of four $50 Amazon Gift Cards. The survey will close on November 15, 2019. 

Click here to complete the 2019 GNSA Evaluation Survey

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.

To apply, visit the Uniform-Advantage-GNSA Scholarship page.

GNSA Online Community

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