Leadership Skills Earn Miller a Spot on NSNA’s Resolutions Committee
Current RN-BSN student Rachel Miller was recently appointed to the National Student Nurses’ Association’s (NSNA) Resolutions Committee. Online RN-BSN student are generally more decentralized than traditional BSN students, making this prestigious appointment even more commendable.
“RN-BSN students tend to not be as involved with on-campus organizations, so they often do not learn about the opportunities to participate in something such as NSNA. I hope that my appointment to this committee will inspire other RN-BSN students to get involved,” said Miller.
“This is indeed an honor for Rachel, who has demonstrated superior leadership ability,” said Diane Mancino, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN, executive director. “Serving on the Resolutions Committee is challenging and may make demands on a nursing student's time to fulfill their obligations. Successfully completing nursing school is of utmost importance to the student, the nursing program, and NSNA.”
As a committee member, Miller will attend the Annual NSNA Convention and Resolutions Committee meeting in Orlando, Florida, in the spring of 2016.
Originally from Nashville, Tenn., Miller has lived in Iowa City for the last 10 years. She chose the University of Iowa because she “wanted a rigorous BSN experience” and was interested in finding a program with classes that were entirely online so that she could continue to work full time while going to school.
Miller is slated to graduate in December of 2015; however, she is already making plans to pursue a PhD in nursing and said she would eventually like to teach and promote nursing research.
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With a membership of 60,000 nationwide, the National Student Nurses' Association mentors the professional development of future registered nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance. To learn more, visit www.nsna.org.