Undergraduate Nursing Senate

Villanova Undergraduate Nursing Senate

The goal of the Villanova Undergraduate Nursing Senate (UNS) is to spark change in the Villanova Nursing community and hear the concerns of the nursing students and faculty who consider Driscoll Hall their home.

UNS participates in many college- and university-wide activities. UNS is proud to play a part in the largest annual student-run Special Olympics event in the world and has a booth at the Healthy Athletes portion of Special Olympics Fall Fest dedicated to education about physical exercise.

In addition, UNS:

· sponsors two American Red Cross blood drives in the fall and spring open to all faculty and students.

· hosts an externship panel in the fall in which a panel of senior nurses helps junior nursing students with application and interviewing advice for externships the following summer.

· hosts a Study Hall Pop-Up in Driscoll Hall on fall and spring Reading Days where tables of snacks and drinks in a centrally located area are provided and refilled all day, in addition to reserved study rooms for nurses only to promote community among students.

· has benefited the Driscoll Hall community through the installation of two hydration stations and has plans for even more improvements.

The UNS executive board consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. There are representatives from every grade in both the traditional and alternative sequence programs as well as a Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) and a Student Government Association (SGA) representative.

Students can learn more about UNS and its most recent events through this VU Group link. Log in is required.