Capstone Association of Nursing Students (CANS)


Constitution
| Officers and Advisors | Membership | Membership Categories | Calendar | News & Announcements | Community Service Projects | Support

The National Student Nurse Association (NSNA) is the pre-professional nursing student organization. The state constituent of the NSNA is the Alabama Association of Nursing Students (AANS). The local affiliate at the Capstone College of Nursing (CCN) is named the Capstone Association of Nursing Students (CANS).

These national, state, and local pre-professional nursing associations create unity among nursing students by stimulating an understanding and interest in professional nursing as a vital societal force.  CANS serves as a channel of communication among the CCN, the state, and national associations.  Personal benefits and accomplishments derived through membership in the ANS can be a valuable asset to students who are active members.  Members have the opportunity to voice opinions on nursing legislation and issues, and officers learn how to effectively conduct a professional meeting.  Attendance at area meetings and state and national conventions is supported financially through CANS dues and fund-raising activities


Constitution:

The Capstone ANS Constitution serves to guide the elected officers in their duties and to organize the work of the Student Nurses Association as a local affiliate of the AANS and NSNA, and as a registered/recognized University of Alabama Student Organization.

Constitution of the Capstone Association of Nursing Students

Officers and Advisors:

President: Alicia Phillips
Secretary/Treasurer: Lauren Higginbotham
Vice President: Keema Boland
Ex-officio: SGA Nursing Senators Blake Wing & Megan Wingbermuehle
Ex-officio: CCN Ambassador President
Consultants/ Past-Presidents: Dr. Sara Kaylor, Jeremy Rosen
Faculty Advisor: Linda Patterson

Membership:

Membership in our local chapter automatically makes you a member of the state organization and national organization.
Please see the Alabama Association of Nursing Students (AANS) http://www.alabamanursingstudent.com or National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) http://www.nsna.org/ websites for more about those organizations.

  • Membership dues are $40
  • 1st year dues are $30
  • If you have any questions about membership please feel free to e-mail any of the officers.

Active members are rewarded by many benefits including two types of individual awards. Active members who hold elected office for at least a year are eligible for consideration in the selection of our annual Capstone Professional Development Award. All active members receive Honor Cords in the Spring of their senior year. The blue and white Honors Cords are worn with the academic cap and gown at graduation.


Membership Categories:

  • Associate Membership
    Local CANS membership is $10/year. Complete a membership record form and make out checks to CANS. You can sign up at any CANS meeting; or bring the completed form and check to Ms. Patterson in Room 3076, or to any CANS officer. Associate membership in our local chapter does not automatically make you a member of the state organization and national organization.
  • Full Membership
    • Both NSNA Membership ($35/first year) and Local CANS Membership ($10/year) is required:
      • to hold office in the local, state, or national organizations.
      • to utilize CANS, SGA, or CCN funds to attend State or National Convention.
      • to be eligible for awards or honors in the organization.
      • those who hold a CANS office for at least a year are eligible for consideration in the selection of the prestigious Capstone Professional Development Award.
    • For Full Membership, join the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) at http://www.nsna.org. Membership in the Alabama Association of Nursing Student is included in the national dues. The Alabama Association of Nursing Students (AANS) has a website at http://www.alabamanursingstudents.org; and a Facebook page at
  • Active Membership
    • Both Full and Associate Members are eligible for Active Membership and may put the Active CANS Member Designation on their resume. All active members will receive Honor Cords in the Spring of their senior year. The blue and white Honors Cords are worn with the academic cap and gown at graduation. The criteria for active membership in Capstone ANS are:
      • At least two calendar or academic years of membership in any combination of categories.
      • Attendance at local CANS meetings at least 4 times while enrolled at UA.
      • Participation in at least one designated CANS event/project/office.


Calendar:

2015-2016 Capstone ANS Schedule

Events

  • September 14, 2015 Capstone ANS Membership Meeting 6 PM in Room 1008
  • October 2-3, 2015 Alabama State Nurses Association/Alabama Association of Nursing Students
    • Annual Convention in Perdido Bay, AL
  • October 19, 2015 Capstone ANS Membership Meeting 6 PM in Room 1008
  • November 16, 2015 Capstone ANS Membership Meeting 6 PM in Room 1008
  • January 11, 2016 Capstone ANS Officers Meeting at 6 PM in Room 1008
  • January 25, 2016 Capstone ANS Membership Meeting 6 PM in Room 1008
  • February 29, 2016 Capstone ANS Membership Meeting 6 PM in Room 1008
    • 2016-2017 Officer Elections and Registered Nurses Panel
  • March 30-April 3 CANS Officers at NSNA Annual Convention Orlando, FL
  • April 8, 2016 UA Capstone College Honors Day: Professional Development Awards
  • April 25, 2016 Capstone ANS Membership Meeting 6 PM in Room 1008
    • Honor Cords Presentation to Active Members
    • Conversation with the Dean, CCN Student Panel


News & Announcements:

Check back later for more information.

Community Service Projects:

Check back later for more information.


Support:

CANS receives $10 per pair of Akesso white uniform shoes that you order online. The white Akesso styles that conform to the uniform are the Helia slip-on and the Carraria lace-up. Order these at www.akesso.com using the coupon code “crimsontide20” to receive 20 % off the list price. Sample shoes are located in the Office of Nursing Student Services to try on before ordering.

Gently used CCN uniforms are offered for sale at $10 each piece to benefit CANS. Contact Ms. Patterson at (205)348-3320 to purchase these uniforms.

Coffee and other hot drink supplies are available in the Office of Nursing Student Services for $1/cup to benefit CANS. The coffee machine is located in the Student Lounge.