Student Connections

FIU Nursing students don’t just excel in their studies. They excel in life, making a difference by engaging South Florida’s diverse populations through service, leadership and example.

Consider joining these student groups to make your years as an FIU Nursing student more memorable and rewarding.

FIU and Florida Student Nurses Associations

The FIU Student Nurses Association is a dynamic group of students leading the way in our classrooms and communities. From helping fellow students with study group sessions, advocating for the student body with administrators or mounting impressive community service efforts year-round, the FIU SNA is an active and vital component of the FIU Nursing experience.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ivette Hidalgo
MMC-AHC 3, Rm. 328

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society (STTI) offers membership to nursing students and professionals to recognize superior achievement, develop leadership qualities, foster high professional standards, encourage creative work, and strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession. The society offers rewarding connections with nurses at the local, regional and international levels who share your need to make a difference in global healthcare.

Undergraduate nursing students are eligible for membership to FIU’s STTI Pi Alpha Chapter-383 provided they have completed at last half of the BSN curriculum, rank in the upper 35 percent of their graduating class, and maintain a GPA above 3.0. Eligible BSN graduates will receive an invitation and application from the Chapter Eligibility Committee based on these criteria.

Graduate and doctoral nursing students are eligible for membership to FIU’s STTI Pi Alpha Chapter-383 provided they have completed at least one-quarter of the nursing curriculum and achieved academic excellence (i.e., minimum 3.5 GPA at institutions that use a 4.0 GPA grading system). Invitations to join STTI Pi Alpha are extended solely by the Chapter Eligibility Committee.

Class Governance

FIU Nursing students can have a say in their academic experience and on their influence in the community by participating in university and class governance.

Each entering class nominates and elects its own officers, including a President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Together, they represent the interests and address concerns of fellow students at the departmental, college and university levels through healthy dialogue and collaboration with faculty advisors and administrators.

Class governance also helps guide and plan for events and activities that serve the community at large. Individual classes must consult with the college’s Director of Admissions & Student Services before planning fundraising activities.

Nursing Program Committees

FIU Nursing students can be influential and vital members of the college’s Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral Nursing Program Committees. The primary responsibility as a student committee member is to represent the student perspective in the ongoing development, evaluation and revisions of program and student policies, procedures and curricula. For more information, download the committee handbooks.

Helpful Links

Being an FIU Nursing student is not just about receiving a diploma or certificate. It’s about embarking on a rewarding profession. We encourage you to learn more about the professional associations that can help you advance your career and network with your colleagues.

We’ve compiled a list of helpful links and department and university resources to help you navigate your academic and professional career.

Professional Associations & Organizations

  • American Nurses Association (ANA): Official website for the American Nurses Association featuring nursing news, professional development and continuing education support for registered nurses.
  • Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI): The profession’s honor society supporting nurses throughout their careers with continuing education, nursing publications and funding to advance research and scholarship.
  • Florida Board of Nursing: State of Florida's online resource for certified nursing assistants, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, clinical nurse specialists, advanced registered nurse practitioners, training and education programs licensure, renewal, and information.
  • Florida Nurses Association (FNA): The FNA is a constituent of the American Nurses Association representing ALL nursing, regardless of specialty or practice area. The FNA is a strong voice for Florida nurses, speaking on their behalf in Tallahassee as well as before many regulatory bodies.
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP): The largest full-service national professional membership organization for Nurse Practitioners of all specialties.
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA): The professional organization for more than 50,000 nurse anesthetists.
  • Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists (FANA): FANA represents 3,500 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) licensed in Florida. FANA advocates for our patients and members in legislative and governmental affairs and serves as a resource for CRNAs, the nursing and medical professions, hospitals, healthcare facilities and others interested in anesthesia care.

Careers & Scholarships

  • Discover Nursing:  A powerful information site to support making nursing your career.
  • Campus RN: Search thousands of entry-level jobs, externships and scholarship opportunities