Graduate Nursing Student Association (GNSA)

About GNSA

The purpose of this association is promote interaction among graduate nursing students, faculty members, alumni, graduate students at University of San Diego, and the nursing community.

All part-time and full-time students are eligible for the offices of co-chairs, secretary and treasurer. All graduate nursing students are members of the GNSA.

The GNSA sponsors activities to enhance professional growth, provide an atmosphere for the exchange of ideas, facilitate collegiality among members and faculty, and assist student members by being a source of information.

These objectives are achieved through sponsorship of conferences, speakers, instructional material, local projects, and through officer and committee representation on the various committees within the School of Nursing and the University.

The GSNA promotes underrepresented nursing minorities by supporting GSNA for Men and the GSNA Diversity Club. These clubs advocate for, and assist nursing students in the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science.


Our group seeks to empower students in the exploration of issues that affect healthcare, our community, and us as caregivers. Drawing on our unique backgrounds and with the help of expert educators, we seek to broaden our collective understanding of what it means to be part of a diverse community.

We offer monthly meetings and discussions to educate our group on issues we collectively find meaningful and to create a space to discuss among peers.