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Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Student Ambassador Program


A nursing student’s life can be tough to navigate. Between classes, practicum, studying, and papers, students are expected to juggle competing responsibilities. Add into that mix the need to be healthy, safe, and well, and students are up against a real challenge.  In fact, ANA’s Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation research shows that less than one third of nursing students do not engage in any vigorous aerobic exercise, 36% get less than 7 hours of sleep each night, and only 6% eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables.

That’s where Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN) comes in!  HNHN is a social movement designed to transform the health of the nation by improving the health of the nation's nurses and nursing students.  HNHN:

  • Broadly connects and engages individual nurses, students, and partner organizations to act within five domains: physical activity, sleep, nutrition, quality of life, and safety

  • Provides a web-based platform, called HNHN Connect, to inspire action, cultivate friendly competition, provide content and resources, gather data, and connect nurses and students with each other, employers, healthcare organizations, nurse associations, and schools of nursing. 

HNHN is open to all and is available at no cost. 

A unique opportunity for Graduate Nursing Student Academy Liaisons!

ANA Enterprise has partnered with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to bring you the HNHN Student Ambassador program. 
GNSA Liaisons interested in serving as Student Ambassadors are asked to:

  • Educate key leaders at your university on partnership with HNHN and the opportunities to join HNHN as a Champion or Collaborator. 

  • Recruit fellow nursing students, faculty,  or other nurses to join HNHN and affiliate with your school if appropriate. Ambassadors will receive resources from ANA for recruitment. 

  • Connect with advisors, deans, and/or nursing professors about HNHN. Use these individuals as a resource to assist in the coordination of your effort.

  • Engage fellow students and faculty by advertising the program on school websites and newsletters.  

Student Ambassador benefits:

  • Leadership development opportunities

  • Training calls and webinars

  • Toolkit for recruiting student nurses, RNs, schools of nursing, and universities, which will include fact sheets, a PowerPoint presentation, social media language, and more.

  • Recruitment contests

  • Recognition via certificates, social media, newsletters, and blogs

This is a great way to build your professional resume, while performing a real service for the nursing profession.  Opt in below for this opportunity.  


Questions?  Contact Marta Okoniewski at or Holly Carpenter at to learn more today!