USF Nursing acute care students create society that supports skill building, networking
One year ago, three students got together and started the process of establishing the Society of Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Students at USF.
When the organization held their first meeting last year in May, they had a total of 12 members. Nine months later the organization boasts 82.
“The organization helps DNP students by collaborating with other members and prospective lecturers from other disciplines with an emphasis on professional communication and presentations that are grounded in evidence-based practice guidelines,” said Samuel Williams, DNP student and president of the society. “DNP graduates are systems level change agents as well as advance practice nurses and we try to focus on both aspects.”
The founding of society was a collaborative effort between Shaun Blouin, Bradlee Jenkins, and Samuel Williams. The trio wanted an organization that would enhance learning opportunities for members through hands-on procedures and lectures led by subject matter experts.
“The overarching goal of our organization is to assist the members of our organization to be better prepared for practice after graduation,” Williams said.
“This organization, is extremely important for DNP students as there are areas of the program that may be difficult to navigate and this gives those students an opportunity to network,” said Dr. Marcia Johansson, USF Nursing instructor, and the society’s faculty advisor.
Students interested in joining Society of Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Student at USF can log on and join through BullSync. Find a complete list of all the USF College of Nursing organizations here.
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