UP Student Nurses Association (UPSNA) | University of Portland

UP Student Nurses Association (UPSNA)

As a chapter of the Oregon Student Nurses Association, UPSNA is a pre-professional organization comprised of future nurse professionals committed to furthering the nursing profession. Members of UPSNA enjoy the benefits of enriching the University of Portland learning community through professional development, social advocacy, and community service. While UPSNA is a nursing student organization, its greater goal is to promote health and wellness to the whole student body and the greater community. 

UPSNA Mission Statement

The University of Portland Student Nurses Association is an assembly of future nurse leaders dedicated to the promotion of pre-professional development and discovery through the creation of a supportive community within the School of Nursing & Health Innovations, holistic health and wellness promotion, and engagement in the greater UP community.

2023-2024 UPSNA Board

Cara O'Sullivan – President

Jordyn McPherson – Vice President

Allyson Hirano – Vice President

Athena Rupp – Secretary

Haylyn Reynolds – Secretary

Eliana Oshiro – Secretary

Vy Nguyen – Treasurer

Audrey Hannan – Publicity Director

Victoria Vargus – Activities Director

Jenna Shigezawa – Activities Coordinator

Kelly Lam – Activities Coordinator

Natalie McCabe – Activities Coordinator

Noelani Bacon – Activities Coordinator

Alyssa Cansino – Activities Coordinator

Lydia Cusick – BSN Curriculum Committee Representative

Rachael Lee – BSN Curriculum Committee Representative

Lexi Fisher – BSN Curriculum Committee Representative

Arden Yoshikane – Membership/Points Liaison

Lucia Neyra – Membership/Points Liaison

Lexa Wendl – Senior Student Liaison

Ariana Nelson – Senior Student Liaison

Sophia Webster – Junior Student Liaison

Kayla Tadaki – Junior Student Liaison

Abi Zhang – Sophomore Student Liaison

Sarah Parker – Sophomore Student Liaison

Rhea Farrior – Diversity & Inclusion Liaison

Juliette Lee – Diversity & Inclusion Liaison

Who can join UPSNA?

Membership is open to any UP nursing student (undergraduate or graduate) interested in connecting with fellow nursing students and making a difference in our community. 

What is the time commitment?

Once a member of UPSNA, you determine your level of involvement and participation. Each year, UPSNA plans many social, academic, and volunteer activities. Although attendance at events is not required for general association members, we encourage you to become involved and experience the most out of your nursing school career!

General association meetings are held once a month and provide all members an opportunity to stay informed on current events within UPSNA and the School of Nursing & Health Innovations. For information regarding the date, time and location of meetings, please send an email to upsna@up.edu, review the monthly UPSNA newsletters, and follow UPSNA on Facebook and/or Instagram.

All nursing students are already members of UPSNA. It is FREE to join and come to events and meetings.

UPSNA Grants

UPSNA offers grants of $50-200 to fund student-initiated projects that seek to further the mission of UPSNA. Grants may be used to subsidize philanthropic/advocacy work or professional development endeavors. 

Contact Information

Have questions?

Email us: upsna@up.edu

Featured UPSNA Events from Past Years