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Alpha Tau Delta

Alpha Tau Delta is a professional fraternity for nurses that was founded in 1921 at the University of California, Berkeley. College chapters are established only in schools of nursing fully accredited by the National League for Nursing. Alpha Tau Delta is also a charter member of the Professional Fraternity Association.

The purposes of Alpha Tau Delta are to further higher professional educational standards for those in the nursing profession, develop character and leadership, organize the social life of its members as a contributing factor to their educational program, and form a close bond of friendship, fellowship, mutual helpfulness, and understanding among those in the nursing profession.

Men and women are eligible for membership in the UCLA Gamma Chapter. Students must be recognized for their high professional, moral, and scholastic standards to be eligible for membership.

Global Action in Nursing (GAIN)

GAIN is an open forum for the UCLA School of Nursing community to enhance knowledge and participation in global health. We welcome all undergraduate and graduate students and faculty who are interested in nursing abroad. GAIN strives to create a space for globally minded nurses and students to learn about, discuss, and act to address healthcare inequities across borders. We seek opportunities to enrich the UCLA School of Nursing with international nursing experiences.

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Sigma Theta Tau International

Sigma Theta Tau is the only international honor society for nurses. It recognizes individuals for leadership qualities, superior achievement, high professional standards, creative work, and commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession. UCLA's Gamma Tau Chapter was established in spring 1978. For more information visit the Gamma Tau Chapter website. 

Men in Nursing


Men in Nursing at UCLA (MIN@UCLA), an official chapter of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN), is a professional advocacy and social organization. We are dedicated to dismantling stereotypes and misconceptions of the nursing profession. We intend to foster and promote a collaborative and supportive network within the profession, and emphasize that both men and women in nursing work together as a team for the best quality patient care. We also seek to advance the inclusion of more men in the profession through the continuous promotion of a positive and strong image of male nurses.

Our chapter membership sign-up form: http://tinyurl.com/minmemberform

Our contact information, official website, and Facebook:

Email: minatucla@gmail.com
Official Website: minatucla.wix.com/home
Join our FB Group: facebook.com/groups/MINUCLA/
Like our FB Page: facebook.com/MINatUCLA
Become an AAMN member!: aamn.org

       The Pan African Nursing Student Association (PANSAA)  

The Pan African Nursing Student and Alumni Association (PANSAA) provides a forum that addresses the academic and social concerns of Black Students enrolled in the UCLA School of Nursing.  Student members of PANSAA benefit from the mentorship, networking and guidance of alumni of the UCLA School of Nursing. The PANSAA also assists in recruiting and retaining students of color in the School of Nursing.

 Graduate Students

Graduate Students Association (Campus)

The Graduate Students Association (GSA) is the official organization representing the interests of UCLA graduate students in academic, administrative, campus and statewide areas. The School of Nursing belongs to GSA's Health Sciences Council. The Health Sciences Council is made up of students from the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing. For more information on GSA, see: http://www.gsa.asucla.ucla.edu.

Doctoral Students in Nursing Association

The primary purpose of the Doctoral Students in Nursing Association (DNSA) is to provide an organized voice for doctoral nursing students within the School of Nursing and greater university community. DNSA represents the collective interest of UCLA doctoral nursing students, organizes activities with the goal of enhancing the education experience, and provides doctoral nursing student input for School of Nursing aims including curriculum development and educational quality improvement. DNSA also encourages support, networking, and collegiality among doctoral nursing students through the sponsorship of social and professional events.

Graduate Students in Nursing Association

The Graduate Students in Nursing Association (GSNA) is the official organization of the graduate students in nursing. The primary purpose of the organization is to further enhance graduate education by offering the graduate student opportunities for leadership experience, furnishing an avenue for student and student/faculty interaction, providing a forum for addressing issues pertinent to the nursing profession, and fostering student participation in the greater University community.

All graduate students enrolled in the School of Nursing are members of GSNA by virtue of their graduate student standing and are urged to become active participants.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Students Association (Campus)

Student self-government, with its accompanying co-curricular program, is organized and administered by the Associate Students of UCLA, in which all undergraduates hold membership by virtue of paying the ASUCLA fee. For more information on the Undergraduate Students Association, see: http://students.asucla.ucla.edu.

Nursing Students at UCLA (NS@UCLA)

Read the January 2012 Newsletter (PDF).

All undergraduate nursing students at UCLA are invited to become members of Nursing Students at UCLA (NS@UCLA), which strives to facilitate interaction among students and between students and the School of Nursing faculty and staff. NS@UCLA also seeks to further the quality of education in the School of Nursing through representation on all major faculty committees.

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