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Through membership in the various professional and social student organizations, students studying at the Capstone College of Nursing learn valuable leadership skills, make lasting friendships, and have access to a wide range of support groups.

National Student Nurse’s Association (NSNA)

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 is named the Capstone Association of Nursing Students (ANS).

The American Association for Men in Nursing (AAMN)

The American Association for Men in Nursing (AAMN) Capstone Chapter provides a framework for nurses, as a group, to meet, to discuss and influence factors, which affect men as nurses. Membership is open to men and women who are students and/or professional nurses. This is a student directed organization.

Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF)

Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF) is both a Christian professional organization and a ministry of and for nurses and nursing students. NCF is a ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.The Purpose of Nurses Christian Fellowship is to establish and advance in nursing, within education and practice, witnessing communities of nursing students and nurses who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God’s Word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture and God’s purposes in the world.

Sigma Theta Tau

Sigma Theta Tau is the international honor society of nursing. Membership into Sigma Theta Tau International is by invitation, and induction of new members is held during Honors Week.

In 1922, six nurses founded Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, today known as Sigma, at the Indiana University Training School for Nurses, which is now the Indiana University School of Nursing. From these six founding members, this international organization has grown to include more that 500 chapter with more than 135,000 active members in over 90 countries around the world. Sigma Theta Tau International is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. The Capstone College of Nursing Honor Society was established in 1979 as a prerequisite for the 1982 chartering of the local Epsilon Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.

Membership into Sigma Theta Tau International is by invitation only. The Induction Ceremony for the Epsilon Omega Chapter’s new members is held annually during UA Honors Week.

CCN Ambassadors

The Capstone College of Nursing Ambassadors are the official student representatives for the College. They represent our top students and are true “ambassadors” for the College, providing service to the College, promoting pride in the College, and communicating information about the College to the public

CCN Research Society

The purpose of the CCN Research Society is to increase student interest in, and knowledge of, undergraduate research. The ultimate goal is increasing the number of students who develop their own research projects. Students in both lower division and upper division are encouraged to join the club. The research club meets once a month and students can become honor cord eligible.  The CCN Research Society continues to work toward recruiting new members and faculty research mentors. If you are an undergraduate student who would like to become involved with the CCN Research Society and would like more information, please email ccnresearchsociety@gmail.com or contact Dr. Paige Johnson (ptjohnso@ua.edu).

CCN Committees

The CCN Faculty Organization provides for student membership on the following committees: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Student Life, Organizational Performance and Strategic Planning, and the Dean’s Advisory Council.