Greetings, NSNA members and future colleagues! I hope you all are doing well and enjoying the warm summer weather wherever you are in the country.
Our NSNA Board of Directors has been hard at work implementing the change that was asked of us both during our campaigning and while seeing the change needed in office. Keeping our goals in mind as well, we have started to formulate plans of action in order to achieve this.
One of my plans of action to address not only mental wellbeing, but also open communication is to create a NSNA President Blog. This will allow for the President to have dialogue with students on things that have been happening while in office that normally, students don’t get to see. Education can only advance through transparency with professional organizations like NSNA and I am happy to be able to bring this platform about.
The NSNA President role is a tremendous one that often is unknown for specifics of what we do. I am happy to put this confusion to rest by introducing transparency, integrating innovation, and providing an extra layer of humanity back into professionalism.
After all, humanity is at the core layer of our scope as nurses and if we are not humane, we are not nurses! I urge you to continue to check into this blog and your emails to better understand the role of NSNA, everything the NSNA Board is accomplishing through our activism and hard work, and futuristic methods that will help make NSNA better for the next generation of student nurses.
Yours in service and signing off for now,
My name is Lauren Lodico and I am the 2023-2024 NSNA President. I attend Molloy University in Rockville Centre, NY as a senior in their traditional program. I am expected to graduate in May 2024 with my BSN and a minor in Writing. I aspire to be a future Labor and Delivery nurse with hopes to further my education by going back to school for my Family Nurse Practitioner and PhD, so I can have the pleasure of teaching future nursing students and conducting my own research. I have also published two novels and written several unpublished in genres such as young adult romance, mystery, suspense, and more.