Ohio University Southern Student Nursing Association members are seen with donations for their most recent drive.
Mar 19, 2017
By Traci Tillis
IRONTON, Ohio – The Ohio University Southern Student Nursing Association (SNA) is always on the lookout for ways to help in the community. At the beginning of the semester, the 20-member student organization focused on food insecurities in the region. The group generally organizes one to two drives per year.
The SNA’s canned food drive earlier this semester benefited the River Cities Harvest in Ashland, Kentucky. In addition to the drive, the Fall 2016 RADA fundraiser allowed the SNA to donate toiletry and healthcare packages to 10 females and 10 males in the community.
SNA President Katie Frasher feels that Southern Campus student nurses are driven to serve the community because of the compassion and work ethic that are inherent to nursing. “Many [students] are juggling school work, jobs and families – never an easy task – and yet many of them are always willing to help in every way they can,” she said.
Frasher got involved with the SNA because she enjoys interacting with the other nursing classes and cohorts. She said, “We all share so many similarities. It's great to have support from upperclassmen that have been in your shoes and to also be able to help provide support to the underclassmen and offer advice and study tips that helped me get through.”
“Being a part of this group has been one of my favorite parts of nursing school,” Frasher added.