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Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP)

The purpose of the Student Nurses’ Association is:

  • To contribute to nursing education
  • To keep the members informed of current nursing issues and concerns
  • To help the student develop as a person and a professional

The functions of this organization include the following:

  • To have input into nursing education standards at the university, state, and national level.
  • To involve nursing students in community activities and other activities that promotes health or health care and address social issues.
  • To provide members with a system of support, communication, and a forum for discussion.
  • To provide members interactions with other disciplines, peers, and faculty.
  • To carry out recruitment efforts for IUP Student Nurses’ Association, to encourage participation in student activities, and promote a positive image of nursing at all times.
  • To promote and encourage collaborative relationships with nursing and related health organizations.
  • To inform Student Nurses of their rights.

To be a member of the IUP Student Nurses’ Association, one must be a student at IUP enrolled in the Department of Nursing. For more information on this organization, please contact the president and/or advisor listed below.

  • Gretchen Bence, g.l.bence@iup.edu, President, 724-421-7626
  • Dr. Theresa Gropelli, tgropell@iup.edu, Advisor, Department of Nursing and Allied Health, 232 Johnson Hall, 724-357-3264
  • Johanna Boothby, j.e.uncapher@iup.edu, 2nd Advisor, Department of Nursing and Allied Health, 253 Johnson Hall, 724-357-3421

IUP S.N.A.P. Website

  • Student Organizations
  • Center for Student Life
    Pratt Hall, Room 303
    201 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2598
  • Fax: 724-357-2351
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.