Southside College of Health Sciences School of Nursing is chartered as the Alpha Epsilon Chapter of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society. The objective of the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society is to recognize the academic excellence of students in the study of Associate Degree Nursing. The society encourages the pursuit of advance degrees in the profession of nursing as well as continuing education as a life-long professional responsibility. Further information about the honor society can be obtained by contacting the Program Director.
The College Ambassador Program
The College Ambassador program is designed to provide leadership and professional development opportunities for students who demonstrate a strong commitment to leadership and service. Students will be offered a professional, distinct, resume-worthy experience that will help them strengthen their individual skills so they will become more successful in the health care profession. The College Ambassador program is open to all students after they have completed one full semester of classes. This program is an extra-curricular program in which students apply for and are accepted after an application process. Students are chosen based on an interview and their demonstrated commitment to leadership and the SCHS mission.
Lambda Nu is the national honor society for the radiological and imaging sciences. The objectives are to foster academic scholarship at the highest academic levels, promote research and investigation in the radiological and imaging sciences, and recognize exemplary scholarship. The chapter at Southside College of Health Sciences is the Virginia Omega Chapter. Students who have achieved academic honors are eligible for membership in the honor society. For more information contact your Program Director.
The National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) mentors the professional development of future nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance. NSNA membership is open to nursing students in diploma, associate degree, baccalaureate, generic masters and generic doctoral programs preparing students for Registered Nurse licensure as well as RNs in BSN completion programs.
The Student Organization of Academic Radiographers (SOARS) is a student organization composed of all radiologic technology and medical imaging students for the purpose of anticipating in student government, community activities and class projects. The group works to obtain funds to send students to attend annual student seminars as well.
There are a number of methods by which students can participate in the governance of SCHS. The students elect leaders of various clubs and organizations to provide leadership and offer input and recommendations to the School administration. Students have the opportunity to complete anonymous evaluations every semester on each course and the faculty members they have worked with and attend focus group sessions. The results of these evaluations and/or focus groups are shared with Program Directors, the Vice President of the College, faculty and staff. Additionally, students serve on the Advisory Boards of each program. Students interested in serving on a committee should contact the Administrative Secretary to the Vice President.
All student publications, printed and electronic, are supervised by the Vice President and Program Directors. Students are invited to submit information to their Program Director for review and possible inclusion in printed program material. All material must adhere to the tenets of responsible journalism, including the avoidance of libel, indecency, vulgarity, slander, and the techniques of harassment and innuendo. The Vice President and Program Directors have the authority to determine responsible journalism and to prohibit the publication of any material considered to be outside the canons of responsible journalism or that would bring the College’s good name into question.