Student Groups

AcademyHealth Student Chapter

Student-led organization focused on health services and health policy. Students organize meetings and events at VSTC and participate in events held by the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy & Media Engagement. The GW chapter of AcademyHealth is a member of the National AcademyHealth Student Program.

Student President: TBD
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Mance
Contact Information: [email protected]

Accelerated BSN Cohort Representatives

Student-led organization comprised of two representatives from each cohort to serve as advocates and leaders for their peers in interaction with faculty and staff leadership in the Accelerated BSN program. This team also meets monthly with the GW School of Nursing Office of Student Affairs to work in partnership to enhance the student experience in the Accelerated BSN program.

Faculty Advisor: Professor Whitney Shanley
Contact Information: [email protected]

American Assembly of Men in Nursing (AAMN)

Student-led organization that focuses on the practice, education, research, and leadership of men in nursing and advancing men’s health. The GW chapter of AAMN is a member of the National American Assembly of Men in Nursing (AAMN).

President: TBD
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Billy Mullins
Contact Information: [email protected]


Antiracism Nursing Student Alliance (ANSA)

ANSA is an organization created by and composed of Nursing Students. 

Not only is it important to develop a university that reflects the diversity seen in the surrounding community, but it is also equally important to address and resolve the racism that exists in the healthcare field today.

The purpose of the ANSA is to ensure GW Nursing is an antiracist institution that supports and emphasizes diversity, equity, and inclusion. We hope to achieve this with short-term goals that include hosting a speaker series and encouraging meaningful discussion sessions surrounding these topics, as well as with long-term goals that impact the curriculum to reflect a more antiracist program of studies.

Racism is a healthcare issue, and our mission is to do our part in taking the steps to put an end to this issue.

President: TBA
Faculty Advisor: TBA
Contact Information: [email protected]

Hear from founding members...

Madison Upshaw


Katherine Liwanag


Billy Baron


Mimi Bui


Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA)

The Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) provides high-value programs, services, and resources to graduate nursing students enrolled in master's and doctoral programs at AACN member schools. The GNSA is committed to supporting graduate students preparing for careers as faculty members, researchers, advanced practice registered nurses, clinical nurse leaders, policy experts, and healthcare administrators, among other roles.

The GNSA works to meet the professional development needs of its members by offering:

  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Webinar Series
  • Monthly GNSA Bulletin
  • Graduate Nursing Career Network
  • Peer to Peer Networking
  • Policy Engagement
  • Member-Exclusive Scholarships



GW Nursing Pride

The mission of GW Nursing Pride is to connect with the GW Nursing LGBTQIA+ community and allies. This group is for anyone who identifies in the LGBTQIA+ spectrum and allies to provide support and to meet others to create a greater sense of belonging at GW Nursing. Please join us for community and advocacy. All are welcome.

Faculty Advisor: Billy Mullins, DNP, RN
Contact Information:


National Student Nurses Association (SNA)

Student-led organization that focuses on fostering the professional development of future registered nurses. The GW chapter of SNA is a member of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) and Virginia Nursing Students Association (VNSA).

President: Calvin Jones
Vice President: Ellen Dahl
Historian: Braden Renke
Treasurer: Leissan Sadykova
Spirit Chair: Jeffrey Felan
Fundraising Committee Chair: Jeffrey Kai
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Walsh
Contact Information: [email protected]

Student Nurse Support Initiative

To strengthen peer partnership and support during the ABSN program. Supporting students from diverse backgrounds who share a passion and desire to become nurses, so no one is alone during the challenges of the program.

  • The aim is to reduce overall anxiety and excess stress of the program by sharing stories as a way to connect and develop supportive connections with like-minded peers.
  • Learn and share helpful nursing resources, study tips, and suggestions to succeed while at GW SON.

Faculty Advisor: TBA
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