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Nursing students are eligible for organizations and honors as well as for the general University activities and societies outlined in the University Regulations section. The School of Nursing is represented on the major student governmental bodies, the Student Council, the Honor Committee, and the University Judiciary Committee. Student representatives to the University Student Council and the Judiciary Committee report to the Student Council of the School of Nursing. All students are members of the Nursing Student Council. The Nursing Student Council coordinates all student functions within the School of Nursing. Other activities and organizations are listed in the School of Nursing Handbook.
Sigma Theta Tau International Students demonstrating superior scholastic achievement (3.000 GPA or above and top 35% of class), professional leadership potential, and desirable personal qualifications are eligible to apply for membership in Beta Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the international honor society of nursing.
Student Nurse Organizations All University of Virginia nursing students are eligible for membership in the Student Nurses Association of Virginia and the National Student Nurses Association. Through the National Student Nurses Association, SNAV works to develop concerned, knowledgeable professionals. There are two graduate nursing student organizations: the Graduate Nursing Student Organization (for MSN students) and the Doctoral Nursing Student Organization (for PhD and DNP students). Graduate nursing students are welcome to join other nursing student organizations (Multiculturalism in Nursing Today, Nursing Students Without Borders, Men in Advancing Nursing, among others).