Colorado Student Nurses Association Building Colorado's Future Nurse Leaders

Q: What are CSNA and NSNA?

A: Both the Colorado Student Nurses Association (CSNA) and the National Student
Nurses’ Association (NSNA) are pre-professional associations for nursing students. 
Involvement in both associations prepares students for involvement in professional 
associations and leadership positions after graduation. CSNA is composed of and 
governed by nursing students. Members of the Board of Directors are elected at 
each CSNA fall and spring convention. More information about NSNA can be found 
on NSNA.  Any member of the NSNA and the CSNA is welcome to run for open positions during our conventions.

Q: What is the difference between CSNA and NSNA?

A: The Colorado Student Nurses Association (CSNA) is the state student nurses 
association whereas the National Student Nurses Association is nationwide. For 
more information on NSNA click on this 

Q: How do I get involved in CSNA and/or NSNA?

A: To become a member you just simply fill out an application and pay the nominal
application fee. By becoming a member of the NSNA, All Colorado nursing students 
automatically become a member of the CSNA and your school chapter. To become a member of all three, click 
here. NSNA Membership is open to Nursing Students in Associate Degree, Diploma, Baccalaureate, generic Masters and generic Doctoral programs preparing students for Registered Nurse licensure, as well as RNs in BSN completion programs.

Q: How much does it cost to become a member of the NSNA?

A: National Student Nurses’ Association Dues are as follows for Colorado students:

  • New Member $35.00
  • Renewals $45.00
  • Two Year Membership $75.00

Please notice that new members and members joining for two years receive a 
discount on national dues. National and state dues are paid directly to NSNA when 
you send in your membership form. Visit 
here to join today.

Q: What are the advantages of joining the NSNA?

A: Since NSNA members are also registered as CSNA members, students will only 
need to pay one set of dues. As a member of NSNA you will receive the following 

  • Automatically qualify to receive Imprint magazine.

  • Availability of low-cost malpractice insurance, group health insurance, and 
    student education loan program.

  • Participation in Breakthrough to Nursing, community health, legislative and 
    recruitment projects.

  • Discounts on nursing-related items, state board review courses, publications, 
    textbooks and journals.

  • Reduced registration fees for the Annual Convention and Mid-Year 

  • NSNA Foundation Scholarship Program that offers scholarships annually.

  • More benefits are listed on the NSNA web site here.

Q: How do I become a member of the CSNA Board of Directors?

A: If you would like to become a board member of the CSNA, first become a 
member of the NSNA and the CSNA. Once a member, make sure to register for the 
CSNA’s semi-annual conventions. These conventions are held every spring and fall 
and information about these conventions will be updated often on the CSNA 
website. Unique to the CSNA, Board elections are divided between the fall and 
spring conventions in order to ease the transition between new and old board 
members. Check our website frequently to find when upcoming conventions and
elections will be! For more information about what each board position entails, 
look here.

Q: Who can I contact if I have any other questions regarding CSNA?

A: If you have any questions regarding the CSNA you may contact us at: or simply comment in the box 
below with your name and email.