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Multicultural Student Nurses Association


An Evening with Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health hosted by the Multicultural Student Nurses (MSNA) held on 1 Mar 2016

From Left: Mary Cloud (nursing faculty member); Amanda Millan; Janelle Amoako (’15, MSNA founder); Jailene Rodriguez; Dr. Alexander-Scott; Kai Younger; Bintou Camara (MSNA president); Kasie Moitoso

[MSNA Members in Bold]

The Multicultural Student Nurses Association (MSNA) was started in the spring 2015 by then senior, Janelle Amoako, as the outcome of her Honors project to support nursing students of all cultural backgrounds.

Mission Statement

The MSNA is an all-inclusive organization started in the spring of 2015 to support nursing students of all cultural backgrounds who are committed to raising awareness of health and health care disparities in underprivileged communities.

The three primary functions of the group are:

  • preparedness towards becoming a professional nurse by providing assistance in finding resources on campus to increase academic success and opportunities post graduation
  • education/community involvement in health disparities
  • outreach to students in the middle/high school level to encourage their choice of nursing as a career

MSNA meetings are held biweekly on Wednesday evenings in the Student Commons

For further info contact

MSNA Panel 9-23 copy

Pathways to Empowerment: Novice Nurse to the Advanced Practitioner: A Panel to Showcase Opportunities for Advancement in the Nursing Profession that was held in Sep 2015 in the College of Nursing at URI Panelists included: Angelleen Peters-Lewis, RN, PhD., Chief Nursing Officer at Women & Infants Hospital (center); Marie Ghazal, RN, MS (URI Alum, 1977); Trystan del Tufo, RN (URI Alum, 2012) Pictured are MSNA members and officers as well as students from the Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College (RINI) charter high school in blue uniforms.



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