Note: All nursing students are members of the GNSA
I am student in the Masters Entry Program in Nursing. My bachelor’s degree is in General Biology from the University of California, San Diego. Before going to college, I was a Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy from 2003 to 2008. Out of all the clinical experiences that I have had in the MEPN program, I find myself most interested in the critical care areas of nursing practice. Outside of the MEPN program, I enjoy tinkering with things (my first car was a 1970 Chevelle Malibu which seemed to always need something fixed) and watching Football, Soccer, and Rugby (Favorite teams: SD Chargers, NY Jets, LA Galaxy, Arsenal FC, USA Eagles, NZ All Blacks). As GNSA President, I aim to: advocate for necessary student resources; promote the Institute for Nursing Research; collaborate to expand international program offerings, build a student atmosphere cohesive for community service, professional networking, and recreation; and represent the students of the Hahn School of Nursing with drive and professionalism.
Cherry Mae Cabacungan
I am excited to serve as your 2012-2013 GNSA Vice-President. I am currently a 3rd year part-time CNS student. I recently just passed my Medical-Surgical Certification exam. I work full time at Kaiser Hospital as a Float Pool RN and I teach LVN clinicals at Kaplan College part-time. Prior to working at Kaiser, I had worked at the Veterans Affairs hospital in the Operating Room for about a year and on the Med-Surg/Telemetry Unit for 4 1/2 years. Outside of nursing I enjoy the outdoors, the beach (we live in San Diego...who could resist?), Disneyland, reading, the arts, and most importantly spending time with family and friends. As GNSA Vice-President my goals are: to have more Grad students involved in GNSA, collaborate closely with all of you to get your voice heard, and work closely with the Hahn School of Nursing Administrators to get things done to make this program the best it can be. I am here for all of you and do not hesitate to let me know what we, GNSA, can do to make this Grad school experience the best!
Hi, my name is Kristina James and I am excited to be your GNSA Secretary for the 2012-2013 school year! I am currently asecond year MEPN student. Before starting at USD, I graduated with a BS in Public Health Sciences and a BA in Religious Studies from the University of California, Irvine. When I am not busy studying, I love to spend time with friends and family trying new restaurants, activities, recipes, and workouts. I cannot wait to start my career as a RN, but in the meantime I look forward to working with all of you to make this school year an unforgettable one. I am here to keep the students and faculty of the School of Nursing informed about the activities offered for graduate students through USD, the GNSA, and the community. If there is anything I can do to enhance your experience at USD, please let me know! This is going to be a great school year!
I am so excited to serve as the GNSA Treasurer for the 2012-2013 academic year! The best thing about GNSA is that it is completely based on the input of the students. As treasurer, I look forward to collaborating with my fellow nursing students and the other board members to ensure that GNSA continues to provide for the students and make the most of its resources. I hope to see all Hahn SON students at GNSA meetings and events this year.
Mario Cendán (chairperson), Amara Altman, Ariane Palma, Britainy Birkhoff, Caroline Haggett, Kristina James, Luke Camarillo, Melissa Meadows, Nicole Edwards, Phu Tran, Stephanie Bonenfant, Victor Li
|Faculty Committee Liaisons||
1st Year MEPN: Jason Malig (Alternate: Caroline Haggett)
2nd Year MEPN: Luke Camarillo (Alternate: Victor Li)
Ariane Palma (Alternate: Britainy Birkhoff)
|Student Affairs Liaison||
Peter Jung, Margaret Li