University of Florida Student Nursing Association (UFSNA)

The University of Florida Student Nursing Association (UFSNA) is a pre-professional organization affiliated with the Florida Student Nursing Association and the National Student Nursing Association. Its purpose is to prepare nursing students for the assumption of professional responsibilities. Participants develop leadership skills as they work on projects that have an impact on the profession of nursing. Members participate in community projects that provide needed services in addition to valuable learning experiences.

UFSNA is the College of Nursing’s pre-professional organization that allows students to grow through service, leadership, and mentorship. UFSNA empowers students to have an impact on issues that will affect us in each of our careers, wherever they may take us.

Locally, we have many projects we are associated with, including Breakthrough to Nursing, Relay for Life, Bone Zone, and many more!  At the state and national level, UFSNA is involved in student conventions where activities include voting on new programs, attending focus sessions, and networking with statewide or nationwide employers.  At the conventions, students also have the opportunity to run for various offices.  Currently and previously, members of the UFSNA have held positions on the state and national levels.  There is always room for more Gator Nurse involvement!

There are many commercial benefits to membership.  These include insurance discounts, free American Nurses Association (ANA) membership after graduation, and MasterCard deals. The personal benefits of meeting and working with fellow students may be the best benefit of all.  The friendships and time spent together will make your time at the College of Nursing more memorable.

Active membership in both NLC and UFSNA is a way to become involved, meet other students and faculty, and help enhance your career in nursing.

At Orientation, students receive the National Student Nurses Association Membership packet.  A first-time membership costs $35.00.

UFSNA members represent Gator Nurses across the country. Our members and executive board have traveled to Daytona Beach, Nashville TN and Washington DC. We represented Florida Nursing Students at the AACN’s Annual Policy Summit in our country’s capital. We have worked with students and deans across Florida to advocate for student nurses and the profession. 

UFSNA members also have unique networking and career-advancing opportunities such as access to our alumni network, mock interviews, and CPR/BLS/PALS/ACLS/NRP certifications through UF Health which are valuable for your future career as a nurse. We have monthly socials and encourage members to connect inside and outside of the classroom!

For information, please contact:

  • UFSNA President: Morgan Luff
  • UFSNA Vice President: Leslie Ladino-Perez
  • Treasurer:  Renata Herrera
  • Community Service Chair: Hannah Drummer
  • Fundraising Chair: Emily Romero
  • EduGator Chair: Janelle Tengco
  • Merchandise Chairs: Iris Marlenne Hernandez De Aquino & Sofia Sincell
  • Breakthrough to Nursing Chair: Tindi Awinyo
  • Professional Development: Kristen Brown 
  • Social Media Chair: Cate French
  • Social Chair: Ming Torres
  • ABSN Representative: Haleigh Brannan