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Student Organizations

ECU nursing students can choose to join a variety of organizations, and for good reason. Getting involved outside the classroom empowers students to become leaders and helps them develop valuable skills to take with them when they graduate. The College of Nursing is home to a number of vibrant student organizations, including the award-winning East Carolina Association of Nursing Students. Scroll down to see which suit you!

Interprofessional Health Sciences Student Leadership Council
The Interprofessional Health Sciences Student Leadership Council promotes interprofessional student leadership and engagement through leadership development, interprofessional and community collaboration and the sharing of knowledge and wisdom within and beyond the borders of ECU. For more information visit

Student Leadership Council
The Student Leadership Council encourages collaboration across the various CON student organizations and helps students develop leadership skills. It also provides students with a direct voice to college administration and access to college resources such as marketing and development. Council membership is made up of two representatives from each semester cohort and two representatives from every student organization in the College of Nursing.

Faculty advisor: Dr. Alta Andrews
Faculty advisor: Jeanne Martin

East Carolina Association of Nursing Students (ECANS)
The largest and most active of CON's student organizations, the East Carolina Association of Nursing Students works to convey the standards, ethics and skills that students need as responsible leaders of the nursing profession. ECANS promotes leadership and career development through recruitment efforts, membership meetings, educational opportunities, and participation in community activities. ECANS is a constituent member of both the North Carolina Association of Nursing Students and the National Student Nurses Association.

Membership is open to both pre-nursing and nursing students. You may sign up at any point throughout the semester by obtaining a membership form at a meeting, by emailing our membership coordinator or by registering online. (To sign up online, be sure to enter the Project InTouch recruiter number 7006 when prompted.) Membership dues: $40 for one year, $80 for two years, $45 for renewals.

Click here for a video highlighting ECANS activities and to see why you should join.

Faculty advisor: Ginger Leake
Faculty advisor: Sandra Morris

More Information
Follow us at @ECANS_1 on Twitter and visit our OrgSync site for more information. (First-time users must create a profile to use OrgSync; returning users must log in.)

Beta Nu
Event Details: Beta Nu Fall Banquet and Silent Auction, October 25, 2018

The Beta Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing works to advance world health and celebrates nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership and service.

Membership in Beta Nu is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence and to nurse leaders who have made significant contributions to nursing.

Learn more about joining Beta Nu.

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President: Dr. Melissa Schwartz Beck

American Assembly for Men in Nursing
The American Assembly for Men in Nursing is a national organization dedicated to providing a framework for nurses to meet, discuss and influence factors that affect men as nurses. The ECU chapter of AAMN meets bi-monthly. Our activities include participating in community service and offering programs on topics such as burn care nursing, flight nursing and forensic nursing.

Membership is open to any nurse, male or female. Dues are $10.

Faculty advisor: Scott Eaves

Multicultural Student Nurse Association
The Multicultural Student Nurse Association aims at increasing support of multicultural nursing students at East Carolina University College of Nursing. Our goals include promoting cultural competency among the student nursing body and the community, recruiting minority students to the college, and promoting diversity.

Faculty advisor: Sharon Mallette

Holistic Health Organization (H2O)
Holistic care refers to approaches and interventions that address the needs of the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. The Holistic Health Organization is a student group that is dedicated to advancing the philosophy and practices of holistic health care and to help create health care professionals who practice holistically. H2O provides a way for students in any health profession at ECU to discuss health care issues and to become involved in community and campus activities that promote integrated health care practices.

Faculty advisor: Elizabeth Mizelle
Faculty advisor: Cheryl Elhammoumi

Nurses Christian Fellowship
The East Carolina University chapter of Nurses Christian Fellowship provides a source of Christian encouragement and guidance to nursing students and nurses in the community. NCF is nondenominational and offers Bible studies, Christian speakers, prayer times and other activities to help nurses and nursing students incorporate their faith into their practice.

Faculty advisor: Peggy Edmondson