Four nursing students attended the National Student Nurses Association Summer Leadership Conference at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City on Aug. 1.
First Vice President of Caldwell’s chapter Nicole Grandeza said the conference gave them a chance to share experiences with peers, learn more about the association, and help them grow as individuals and professionals.
Grandeza attended with Michaela Oliveria, a junior, and Marchelle Boyd and Erin Franey, seniors. One of the most beneficial aspects was being able to network with other students. “I learned so much valuable information that I could not wait to share with the rest of the (Caldwell) group,” said Boyd. Oliveira said she is looking forward to implementing some of the ideas she learned from others in the Caldwell chapter. They also learned about communications in the nursing field including how to improve their listening and problem solving skills.
The Caldwell group left the conference excited about their future in education and their careers in nursing. “It helped enhance my experience as a nursing student in various ways, such as communicating on a professional level and being able to relate to other students. I realized that all of the attendees are student nurses and someday they will become my peers in the nursing profession,”said Grandeza.
NSNA is a nonprofit organization for students enrolled in associate, baccalaureate, diploma, and generic graduate nursing programs. It is dedicated to fostering the professional development of nursing students.