Text Box: “Leadership can be thought of as a capacity to define oneself to others in a way that clarifies and expands a vision of the future.”
		           —Edwin H. Friedman

President’s Perspective

It’s that time again…Convention is right around the corner.  I hope that you have all made plans to attend.  This year, Convention is going to be held in Galveston, at the beautiful Moody Gardens.  There are many great speakers, workshops, and activities planned… you won’t want to miss out.


I was on the internet the other day, and discovered this quote that, I feel, defines the type of leadership each member of TNSA is striving to attain.











As future leaders in nursing, we will have the capacity to clarify and expand the vision of Nursing as a profession. This is the major reason I value the Texas Student Nursing Association.  Being a part of this organization allows us to meet, get to know, and be among some of the great leaders of the nursing profession.  Each one of them has a desire to give us knowledge and guidance that will benefit us as we evolve into the leaders of tomorrow.  Convention provides the perfect environment to facilitate this type of mentorship, and I hope to see all of you there.


I want to take just a moment to commend your 06-07 Board of Directors.  This past year has been incredible working with such a talented group of individuals.  Each member of the board has contributed so much to this organization over the past year.  They all have the best interest of TNSA at heart, and it shows through their commitment and dedication. You guys have done an excellent job!!

Skyler Meloy

TNSA State President

Letter from the Editor…

Joshua Jones

TNSA Editor


Texas Nursing Student Association is a great organization with a bright future. I have watched over this past year as the organization has achieved new and brighter heights and strived for excellence in every way. The 2006 Council of Schools started off with a group of enthusiastic board of directors willing to dedicate themselves to a year full of exciting events and a challenge to the TNSA members to help TNSA grow exponentially by recruiting new student nurses and sharing the news about our organization.

I am honored to have served as your 06-07 TNSA Editor. I have worked diligently with the other officers to ensure professionalism in the TNSA website. I have had the chance to publish two issues of the TNSA Central Line with great lines of inspiration to help members gain confidence in the organization and to spark excitement. I have been in many organizations but Texas Nursing Student Association has been one I will never forget. I have never worked with such a distinguished group of individuals as the ones serving on the TNSA Board of Directors. We have grown to work together not only as professionals but as friends. Each officer brought excitement to the group and motivated the board to remember that our goal (continued on page 2) 

February 2007 Vol. 57 No. 2

Outgoing Eastern Regional Director says Goodbye:


The end is near and I would like to thank my entire Eastern Region for a wonderful year.  It has been my pleasure to work with each of you and with TNSA. 


I challenge every student to get involved.  This opportunity has taken me places that I never thought I would go.  I have learned tremendous leadership and problem solving skills.  When a school contacts me with problems in their organization, I in turn come up with a solution that will work for them; this has taught me diversity.  Last month I attended the Johnson & Johnson Promise of Nursing Dinner, a gala sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, this was a huge networking opportunity because while attending the reception I met Chief Nursing Officers, Chief Medical Officers, Directors of Recruiting, Deans and Directors of Nursing schools, etc.  Each of them asked which organization are you representing?  “TNSA” I simply said, “I am a senior nursing student and Eastern Regional Director for the TNSA”. There is no end to the amount of growth and networking you have when you are in this