Council of Schools Is Here!

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Newsletter of the Texas Nursing Students’ Association
TNSA, Inc. 
P.O. Box 35509
Dallas, TX 75235
(866) 497-4719
Board of Directors
Hollie Williams, President
Cindy Trask, Vice-President
Melissa Duffy, Secretary-Treasurer
Julie Matthews, Editor
Noelle Appel, Nominating Chairman
Mary Walker, TNSA Special Consultant
Dr. K. Lynn Wieck, TNA Liaison
Heather Evarts, TNSA Consultant
Charles Collins, Northern Region Director
Harvey Bowers, Southern Region Dir.
Consuela Harrison-Riley, Eastern Region Dir.
April Gregory, Western Region Director
Pat Pollock, Administrative Director 
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To provide the highest education for student nurses while aiding in the development of the whole person. 
To have direct input into the standards on nursing education and influence on the education process. 
To model a high level of integrity among students in their dealings with people as they strive for excellence in everything they do, as it is an expectation and not a goal.

Our Mission:

Welcome new and returning nursing students to a brand new semester! Classes are beginning, tests are around the corner, and we are expected to know more and more with each passing day. As this semester takes off to a running start, don’t forget about what makes nursing school so unique: the connection. The connection to patients in time of need, the connection to a health care team, and the connection to fellow nursing students.


Council of Schools’ theme this year is “A Connection Deeper Than the Job.” It will be held September 25-26 at the Doubletree Hotel Austin in Austin, Texas. Council of Schools is held to help all TNSA members and local chapters get the information needed to begin a successful year. Focus sessions will center on building and maintaining a useful connection, as well as information about running a local chapter. Council of Schools is also a great time to learn about running for office. There will be information available about the roles and responsibilities of each position and how to run a campaign. We encourage all TNSA members to plan to attend. This convention is an excellent opportunity to meet nursing students and professionals from across Texas, and to share ideas and information about the new school year.


Best of luck to everyone in the upcoming year! We look forward to seeing you September 25-26 in Austin.




Friday, September 25, 2009


Saturday, February 26, 2009 


DoubleTree Hotel Austin 
6505 Interstate Highway 35 North
Austin,Texas 78752 


Single $150.00

Double $150.00

Triple/Quad $150.00


View from South Congress Bridge in Austin, Texas

2009 TNSA Council of Schools


This year’s theme:  A Connection Deeper Than the Job