Orvis Student Nurses' Association

ONSA committee members standing with supply bags
OSNA committee member stands alone with a supply bag
two nursing students holding a supplies bag in the nursing school

Help meet and support the needs of nursing students at Orvis

In a 2020 climate survey completed by the students of University of Nevada, Reno, it was brought to our attention that the Nursing students of Orvis had ranked third highest in food insecurity. As an organization, OSNA recognized the need to provide and support our students in whatever way we can. This called us to action to formulate a food and supply pantry that would allow our organization to provide food and supplies that are needed to meet the well-being of our student community. We are currently seeking funding and donations for the OSNA food pantry.

OSNA students have access to our food pantry via an anonymous survey in their web campus OSNA course shell. This helps to protect the identity of every student in assuring their information remains completely anonymous. We are then able to access our nursing lounge lockers where we place the supplies requested by the students to pick up as they need it. 

If you are interested in donations to our efforts, we ask that you please contact the OSNA President or faculty advisor Jasen R Brooks, MSN, RN, WCC, CNL.

*A portion of the funds donated to the OSNA food and supply pantry will be donated to Pack Provisions in support of their effort.  

Developing the future leaders in nursing

  • What is OSNA?

    The objectives and aims of the Orvis Student Nurses' Association are to unite student nurses, pre-nursing students, faculty and nurses in the community for the purpose of giving support, providing networking opportunities and offering leadership enhancement to candidates of the Bachelor's of Science degree.  OSNA is a professional nursing student service organization representing Orvis School of Nursing (OSN) students and the nursing profession.

  • Why should I be a member of OSNA?
    • Be a part of a group & work as a team
    • Develop personal & professional growth in nursing
    • Get involved in community activities and professional events
    • Network with nursing students and professionals locally & nationally
    • Maximize your leadership talent
    • Enhance career opportunities
    • Make long lasting friendships
  • How can I join?

    Fill out the application and include cash, check or money order payable to the Board of Regents, under the "for" put OSNA and drop it in the OSNA mailbox in the main office.

  • Nursing student dues

    Students accepted into the OSN program pay $35.00. This covers your continuous enrollment, while in the nursing program, until graduation!

  • Pre-nursing student dues

    Dues are $20.00 and are good for that current academic year. New dues are to be paid in August of the next school year.

Officers and Committee Members

OSNA Executive Board Spring 2021

Faculty Advisor: Jasen Brooks
President: Myranda Thom
Vice President: Kaylee Balba
Treasurer: Jessamy Santos
Secretary: Waylan Ren

Community Outreach Committee

Fundraising Committee

  • Faculty Leader: Pam Smith
  • Ben Jones
  • Madison Priest
  • Katie Guardado

Activities Committee

Web Coordinator


  • Faculty leader: Pending
  • Level 3 liaison: Joseph Canales
  • Level 2 liaison: Janelle Cruz
  • ASBSN liaison: McKenna Meyer
  • Pre-nursing liaison: Jerolyn Palacios & Alik Balikian

Apparel Chair

  • Faculty Leader: Pam Smith
  • Apparel Director: Macey Vial