Press Release for Thursday, April 13, 2006

UNF Student Elected to National Student Nurses Association

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

University of North Florida junior Todd Uhlman, a nursing student in the School of Nursing, was elected vice president of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) during the organization’s annual convention. He was appointed to chair the bylaws committee and will serve on the executive, finance and community health committees for NSNA.

“The faculty of the School of Nursing is very proud of Todd’s accomplishment,” said Li Loriz, UNF’s School of Nursing director. “This is the first time a student from the School of Nursing has achieved such an honor in a national association.”

Approximately 2,500 nursing students, faculty and nursing leaders from across the country participated in the 54th Annual NSNA Convention April 5-9 in Baltimore, Md. The convention featured leadership and career development activities, renowned nursing speakers and job networking opportunities.

Last fall, Uhlman was elected as 1st vice president of the Florida Student Nurses Association and was also appointed to chair the bylaws committee. He has served in various leadership roles on the UNF campus, including president of the pre-licensure nursing class, School of Nursing Flagship Committee student representative, Brooks College of Health Building Committee student representative and member of UNF’s Student Nurses Association.

A Naval Air crewman, Uhlman received numerous honors and awards during his military career such as the Global War on Terrorism Service Award, Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He also served as vice president of the North Florida Umpires Association and is a member of the River City Umpires Association.

The NSNA is a nonprofit organization for students enrolled in associate, baccalaureate, diploma and generic graduate nursing programs. It’s dedicated to fostering the professional development of nursing students. The organization has over 45,000 members in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.