Several students from the Student Nurses Association (SNA) at Clayton State University recently attended the 57th annual Georgia Association of Nursing Students (GANS). Clayton State’s SNA Chapter was awarded the highest honor of Chapter of the Year and Advisor of the Year.
“It feels amazing to be elected Chapter of the Year. It is so satisfying to receive recognition for all the hard work we've been doing, but I also want to remind everyone that we have to give most of the credit to last year's board as they were the ones who made us what we are today,” says Clayton State SNA President, Lora Liu (Peachtree City).
Katrina Barnes, R.N., M.S., clinical assistant professor of Nursing and lab coordinator, was recognized as SNA Advisor of the year.
“I am very excited and honored to get this award. We have some really great students who have worked very hard to try and win the state awards. I have enjoyed helping them in reaching their achievements. Clayton State SNA has made a name for us with the other Nursing schools in the state. I am very proud of all of them,” says Barnes.
The Clayton State chapter also won best website and newsletter and the banner competition and fundraising event. The theme for his year’s banner was "The Many Faces of Nursing” which encompassed different areas of nursing. It is now on display in Clayton State’s Harry S. Downs Center.
Liu was elected the GANS legislative director. Clayton State student Loan Nguyen Land (Atlanta) was also elected to the GANS Executive State Board. Land, the SNA webmaster, has been elected the GANS EKG director.