Multicultural Student Nursing Organization (MSNA)
The purpose of MSNA is to serve as a platform for cultural exchange among all students in the College of Nursing regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or socio-economic status. An over-arching goal of MSNA is the recruitment and retention of Under-Represented Minority (URM) students via study groups, professional affiliation "Buddy Mentoring" and community services. MSNA is open to all CON students and meet the last Monday of each month. Membership fee is $15.00. for more information please contact Cristina Lopez PhD.
Men in Nursing
Men in Nursing Male nurses are considered a minority in the female-dominated field of nursing. To provide support and encouragement for males who decide to go into nursing Berry Anderson, PhD, RN formed the MUSC Men in Nursing group. Anderson, assistant professor and current president of Men in Nursing, founded the group in hopes of decreasing the stigma of men entering the nursing field. The group connects male nursing students with male nurses throughout MUSC who can offer words of encouragement. The connection fosters professional development that enhances teaching and learning. Men in Nursing promotes positive interactions between student nurses and registered nurses to foster professional development, role modeling, and support among men in the nursing field. The group regularly hosts social events at Fuel Cantina and organize shark-fishing trips. Members meet every other month. If you are interested in joining Men in Nursing, contact Berry Anderson PhD.
Take Nursing Higher
Today's nurse leaders recognize that there is a clear connection between a culturally diverse nursing workforce and the ability to provide high-quality, culturally competent patient care. Over the years nursing has made great strides in recruiting and graduating nurses who mirror the patient population, however, more must be done before an accurate representation can become a reality. A high priority for the nursing profession is attracting and recruiting students who are underrepresented in nursing including ethnic minorities and males, as well and military veterans.
To achieve this objective, this fall, the College of Nursing embarked on an exciting new scholarship campaign, "Take Nursing Higher." The focus of this campaign is to provide scholarship support for traditionally underrepresented groups in nursing, including minorities, veterans, and men.
Our first Take Nursing Higher scholarships were awarded to BSN students, Julia Holmes, Lisa Davis, and Darshonda “Shon” Guess. We believe we can help change the face of nursing across South Carolina and beyond.