Brooklyn, NY – September 27, 2016.
The National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc. (NSNA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Trisha L. Mims, MSN, MBA, HCM, as its Director of Program and Education, following the retirement of Judith Tyler, Conference and Program Planning Consultant.
Until taking the NSNA position, Ms. Mims served as the Health Center Director, Office of Practice, School of Nursing at Johnson City Community Health Centers, Johnson City, TN, where she was responsible for leadership and administration, personnel, financial and operating results. She also assisted in the development of community alliances and developing and implementing operational policies.
“I am elated to be a part of such a dynamic organization and have the opportunity to mentor and work with the Board of Directors as they drive the organization forward,” she said. “NSNA has provided me with mentorship and many opportunities over my career and to be able to build on the strong foundation and be a part of a great staff that shares the same passion for students, is an amazing opportunity.”
Ms. Mims has been involved with NSNA as a student and as a volunteer for the last 16 years. She said NSNA mentorship and career planning has been a key to her success throughout her career.
As Director of Program and Education, Ms. Mims will work in cooperation with the Chairperson of the Convention and Program Planning Committee to identify potential content of programs, current issues, legislation education, future trends and career opportunities. She will also serve as the staff liaison to the Community Health and Disaster Preparedness, and Global Initiatives in Nursing Committees.
“Judy Tyler has put in place so many great programs and has expanded the overall offerings for both the students and faculty, and I will continue to grow this platform of education and career building,” Ms. Mims said. “Working with the Board, I will continue to assist NSNA to meet the needs of our current students by propelling us into the future with technology and social media.”
Ms. Mims is a Veteran of the United States Navy. She served over eight years on active duty, ending her tour of duty as Charge Nurse, Naval Medical Center, Charette Health Center, Portsmouth, Virginia (2006-2009). She has been involved academically as a Clinical Instructor at the School of Nursing, East Tennessee State University, TN (2011-2015). Clinically, Ms. Mims has spent time in medical surgery, the operating room, and community health. She has provided leadership in her roles as the Registered Nurse Manager at Kingsport Day Surgery, Kingsport, TN (2009-2014) and Charge Nurse in Naval Medical Center, Charette Health Center, Portsmouth, Virginia (2006-2009).
Ms. Mims earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX. She went on to earn both a Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management, and Master of Science in Nursing from University of Phoenix, in AZ.
Ms. Mims served as President for Texas Nursing Students’ Association (TNSA) from 2002-2003. She is an active member of Tennessee Nurses Association, American Nurses Association (ANA) and Sigma Theta Tau International.
“From my days of being the state president of Texas for TNSA to my involvement with NSNA over the years, I have been able to watch the organization change and grow with the student leaders,” Ms. Mims said. “It is very exciting to be involved in this role!”