Wayne State University

Student Nurses' Association

The Wayne State University chapter of the Student Nurses' Association is a student-run group focused on providing educational, social and service opportunities to our undergraduate nursing students.

We encourage student participation, professional development and inter-class networking. Community service opportunities are regularly scheduled and organized based on members' interests and community needs.   

​Past activities organized by SNA:

  • Supply drive for the homeless- Paired with Burners Without Borders (Detroit)
  • Beginning of the year Ice Cream Social
  • Volunteered at play put on by Teen Hype (Detroit)
  • Invasive species removal on Belle Isle
  • Beginning of the year faculty/student bowling
  • American Red Cross Blood drive
  • Paired with Detroit Rescue Mission to provide
    service to the community
  • Vista Maria Trips to visit with local youth
  • HIV/AIDS blanket Drive
  • Toys for Tots Drive
  • Adopt-A-Family
  • Karmanos Breast Cancer Awareness Donation
  • Valentine’s Day Cards for local Nursing Homes
  • T-shirt and sweater design competition
  • Michigan Student Nurses’ Association Annual Convention


The Wayne State University Student Nurses’ Association is a student lead organization within the College of Nursing that strives to provide future nurses with the opportunity for personal and professional growth, through the development of leadership skills and community involvement. Our goal is to enrich the lives and experiences of the students, faculty, and our unique community through volunteerism and opportunities that promote the nursing profession.

2016-17 SNA Board Members2016-2017 Elected Board

President: Pinal Patel

Vice President: Leah Coonrod

Secretary: Mary Taffe

Treasurer: Faith Short

Community Outreach Chair: Katharine Sickon

Pictured from left to right: Faith Short (Treasure), Mary Taffe (Secretary), Katie Sickon (Community Outreach Chair), Leah Coonrad (Vice-President), and Pinal Patel (President)

Contact us

Wayne State University
College of Nursing
Office of Student Affairs
Attn: Student Nurses’ Association
5557 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202

Email the elected board: wsu_sna@wayne.edu