James Madison University

Students Honored by VNSA

By: Vilina Phan
Posted: March 15, 2013

PHOTO: Nursing students with awards

The JMU Nursing Student Association (NSA) and several of its members were recognized for their outstanding achievement at the Virginia Nursing Student Association (VNSA) conference held at the University of Virginia.

Senior Marlee Flynt won the prestigious Student Nurse of the Year award. Flynt is a leader in the JMU nursing community. She is serving as president of the JMU NSA and volunteering in the overall community, including participation in alternative break trips, most recently, to Nicaragua.  Taylor Harrison was also nominated for the award.

As a chapter JMU NSA won four awards. They received first place in the categories of: Most Active Constituency (MAC), Breakthrough to Nursing, and Community Service Project. They received second place for the Scrapbook Award.

The MAC award is based on a point system, where the JMU NSA chapter tallied up 653 points, with the runner up totaling 350 points.

The Breakthrough to Nursing award was granted to the JMU NSA chapter because of their work on diversity.

PHOTO: Awards received

The chapter received the Scrapbook Award because of their quality documentation of the activities of the chapter.

In addition, three students were elected to the 2013-2014 VNSA board of directors: Eric Croucher as President, Heather Campbell as Vice President and Shannon Benesh as Media Chair.

There were approximately 18 students who served as delegate at the convention.