Founded in 2013, the Hawaii Student Nurses Association, or HISNA, is a local constituent of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA), comprised of seven schools across the State of Hawaii. HISNA is dedicated to the personal and professional development of students at the School, Community, and State level.
- To assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality health care.
- To provide programs representative of fundamental and current professional interests and concerns.
- To aid in the development of the whole person, and his/her responsibility for the health care of people in all walks of life.
- To have direct input into standards of nursing education and to influence the education process.
- To influence health care, nursing education and practice through political education as appropriate.
- To promote and encourage participation in community affairs and resolution of related social issues.
- To represent nursing students to the consumer to institutions and other organizations.
- To promote and encourage students' participation in interdisciplinary activities.
- To promote and encourage recruitment efforts, participation in student activities, and educational opportunities regardless of person's race, color, creed, sex, lifestyle, national origin, age, or economic status.
- To promote and encourage collaborative relationships with the Hawaii State Nurses Association and Hawaii League for Nursing as well as other nursing and related health organizations.
* -- taken directly from HISNA Bylaws