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Press Release for Friday, November 14, 2014

UNF Student Nurses Association Takes Top National Honor

Jessica Barber, Public Relations Specialist

Department of Public Relations

(904) 620-2192

    The University of North Florida’s Student Nurses Association recently received the prestigious Diamond Chapter Circle Award at the Florida Nursing Students Association’s 60th Annual Convention. 


            The FSNA Board of Directors presented the UNF chapter with the national award, which is given to chapters that demonstrate commitment to promote and encourage participation in community affairs and activities toward improved health care and the resolution of related social issues, in late October at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort. 


 "UNF not only holds the highest national recognition as a stellar School of Nursing, but also the highest state recognition," said Dr. Judy Comeaux, UNF assistant nursing professor in the Nursing Flagship Program and faculty advisor for the UNF SNA. “I am honored to serve with these outstanding students who are making a difference in the nursing profession.” 


Fundraising and health awareness efforts, including the “Pink Glove” Dance, teddy bear drive and breast cancer bake sale, in addition to chapter continuing education and membership, contributed to the chapter’s award.  


            This is a very distinguished award,” said Cece Hartman, UNF senior nursing student and chapter first vice president. “It shows our school's excellence in many different areas, including faculty support, community involvement, breakthrough to nursing, membership, as well as state and national involvement.” 


The UNF Student Nurses Association promotes and encourages recruitment efforts as well as participation in student activities and educational opportunities regardless of person’s race, color, creed, sex, lifestyle, national origin, age and/or economic status.  


UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.