CON Student Elected to National Board of Directors

April 26, 2006

Contact: Lauren Cruse (505) 272-3690

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(UNM, Albuquerque) - College of Nursing student Nicole Palacios was recently elected to the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) Board of Directors during an April NSNA convention in Baltimore, Md.

Palacios will serve on the board for one year. While on the board, Palacios will act as a voting member and represent NSNA at state and national functions when addressing issues in community health, breakthrough to nursing and image of nursing. She will also participate in and monitor the implementation of resolutions passed through the NSNA House of Delegates concerning these issues.

Palacios is currently earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at UNM. With her national position, Palacios is confident the opportunity will push her to new heights in the nursing profession.

"Holding a national office will help me to understand the thinking of nursing students from all over the country as well as provide me with the opportunity to work with nurses who have demonstrated outstanding research and leadership," said Palacios. "After earning my BSN, I plan to continue my nursing education at the graduate level. One of the major objectives of the NSNA is to assist nursing students in career development and I believe that the experiences and knowledge I will gain as a director will benefit me as I grow in my career."

NSNA is a membership organization representing approximately 45,000 students in Associate Degree, Diploma, Baccalaureate, generic Masters and generic Doctoral programs preparing students for Registered Nurse licensure, as well as RNs in BSN completion programs.

The University of New Mexico Student Nurses Association (SNA) is an organization used as a support system for student nurses. SNA offers many resources in helping students get through their various semesters by providing peer support and extra learning opportunities.

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