Student Organizations

Student Ambassadors Program
Student Ambassadors are leaders and role models within the College of Nursing that exemplify the values and mission of the College. They are outgoing individuals excited to share their experiences and to promote the efforts of the College of Nursing. Ambassadors volunteer their time at events throughout the school year as a representative of the current student body.
Advisor: Doug Hettich, hettich.3@osu.edu

Buckeye Assembly for Men in Nursing
Buckeye Assembly for Men in Nursing (BAMN) provides support, community and professional guidance to male nursing students. Enrollment in the organization is open to both current and pre-nursing students.
President: Jared Sciarrota, sciarrota.3@osu.edu
Advisor: TBD

College of Nursing Learning Community 
The Nursing Learning Community offers students interested in nursing the opportunity to network and study together. Activities sponsored by the college acquaint students in the program with faculty and staff, as well as critical issues related to the field. Overall, the Nursing Learning Community provides students with the opportunity for academic support, career exploration, and integrated social experiences.

Dean's Student Advisory Council
The Dean's Student Advisory Council is a group of students from all programs offered here at the College of Nursing that meets twice each semester with the Dean of the College of Nursing to discuss relevant student concerns and to serve as student input for issues within the college brought from the Dean.
Student Ombudsperson: Emily Freidman

N-SPIRE
The mission of N-SPIRE is to raise public awareness and provide education about healthcare inequities and disparities in underserved populations while providing valuable educational experiences for nursing students at Ohio State through outreach and social service. N-SPIRE is built on the concept that health care inequities are inhumane manifestations of structural violence that threaten the health and safety of all individuals in our society. Enrollment in the organization is open for both current and pre-nursing students.
Co-President: Lindsey Welch, welch.459@osu.edu
Co-President: Laura McLaughlin, mclaughlin.362@osu.edu
Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Fitzgerald, fitzgerald.118@osu.edu

Buckeye Student Nurses Association (BSNA)
This local chapter of the National Student Nurses Association was launched in 2012. Get involved in this professional organization as a student and learn how to network with your peers, prepare for your career and promote the profession. The chapter is actively seeking membership from undergraduate nursing students. Local chapter members must join the national organization at NSNA, and can join the state organization at OSNA. Watch this video which explains the benefits of joining the NSNA.
President: Katherine Kynszek, knyszek.6@osu.edu
Advisor: Abby Suarez, suarez.22@osu.edu 

Diversity Ambassadors
Diversity Ambassadors share their passion for nursing and lead hands-on activities with prospective students at diversity outreach and recruitment events. Enrollment in the organization is for BSN, HWIH and graduate students only.
Leader: Millie Silvestri, silvestri.21@osu.edu
Advisor: Rachel Choto, choto.1@osu.edu

Student Ombudsperson 
The student ombudsperson works as an advocate and provides support to students in the College of Nursing. The ombudsperson is appointed annually by the dean and works to help fellow students identify and resolve common concerns related to their academic program.
Student Ombudsperson: Emily Freidman
Advisor: Hillary Stanley, stanley.417@osu.edu