NSNA Mourns the Loss of Past President
and Staff Member
Carol Ann Fetters Andersen
Carol Ann Fetters Andersen passed away in Austin, Texas on March 4, 2017 following a long, hard battle with cancer.  Carol  served as the 1991-92 President of NSNA
She also served as consultant to the Iowa Association of Nursing Students from 1994 to 1996, and later as faculty advisor for NSNA chapters at Harford Community College in Maryland and the Palestine campus of the University of Texas at Tyler. Carol also served on the NSNA staff in Brooklyn from 2008 to 2011 as the Director of Governance and Program Development. Carol will be remembered during the Opening Ceremony at the upcoming 65th Anniversary NSNA Convention in Dallas, Texas, on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. 

The NSNA Executive Director, Dr. Diane Mancino, will represent the Association at the funeral. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm Friday, March 24th, and the funeral will be at 11am Saturday, March 25th. Both services will take place at the Merle Hay Funeral Home chapel, 4400 Merle Hay Road, in Des Moines. Pastor Ronnie Rogers of Trinity Baptist Church in Norman, Oklahoma will be officiating the ceremony. Burial will follow the service in the adjacent Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery.

A memorial scholarship fund to support undergraduate nursing education has been established by Carol’s family and colleagues. The Carol Fetters Andersen Memorial Scholarship reflects Carol’s deep appreciation of nursing education, teaching and mentoring nursing students.

Anyone wishing to make a contribution, please make checks payable to the, “Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association” or “FNSNA.”

Send checks to the following address:

Carol Fetters Andersen Memorial Fund
Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc.
45 Main Street, Suite 606
Brooklyn, NY 11201

To make an online donation, please visit www.forevernursing.org – click on the Donate button. This link takes donors to the NY Charities website. Donors please “dedicate” your gift in memory of Carol Andersen when completing the online form. Once the gift is received, it will be acknowledged by FNSNA. Contributions are tax-deductible. Thank you for supporting the Carol Fetters Andersen Memorial Fund.

We will miss Carol for so many reasons, but mainly for her caring, loving personality and her many contributions to the nursing profession and NSNA.  May she rest in peace.