Brooklyn, NY - May 13, 2019.
A committee appointed by The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc. (FNSNA) has awarded two Leadership Development Grants to two student nurses’ associations. The Marilyn Bagwell and 3M™Littmann® Stethoscope Leadership Development Grants provide funding for special projects at NSNA school constituents that will enhance involvement in NSNA, support resolutions passed by the House of Delegates, and foster the development of leadership skills.
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, is the 2019 recipient of the Marilyn Bagwell Leadership Development Grant. Nursing students at Old Dominion are very active in their community and in their school. In 2018, the NSNA House of Delegates passed a resolution calling for Support of expanding nursing student certification in control of bleeding. This resolution supports the national “Stop the Bleed” campaign, which is intended to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.
Leaders in the Old Dominion University Student Nurses Association will serve as certified instructors and training program coordinators for “Stop the Bleed” courses offered at the school and in the local community. Funding will support the purchase of equipment needed to conduct “Stop the Bleed” workshops.
The 3M™Littmann® Stethoscope Leadership Development Grant was awarded to Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. Their project seeks to encourage nursing schools to incorporate holistic nursing components into the curriculum. Nursing students and faculty at Capital University will work collaboratively with local and national leaders of the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) and the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC) to plan a workshop to not only teach core values of holistic nursing, but also provide tools and strategies for incorporating these core values and much more into nursing curriculum in Ohio and beyond. Through this project, nursing students will mentor other students to implement self-care strategies and holistic client care.
The Marilyn Bagwell and 3M™Littmann® Stethoscope Leadership Development Grants were established to assist in developing tomorrow’s nursing leaders. The nursing profession welcomes innovative leaders who will make a difference in their communities, advocating for their patients with knowledge, compassion, and care. The FNSNA looks forward to witnessing the leadership development of the nursing students involved in these projects.