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Student Organizations

It's in the nature of UIC Nursing students to connect with others. Active, purposeful student organizations provide peers the opportunity to collaborate and grow.

College of Nursing Student Council (STUCO)

Open to: Undergraduate students in the UIC College of Nursing

The Student Council exists to provide official channels of communications between students, college administration and the student affairs office. STUCO also promotes awareness of the nursing student community within the university at large and provides opportunities for appointments to university committees.

Graduate Student Nurses Organization (GSNO)

Open to: Graduate students in the UIC College of Nursing

Representing UIC College of Nursing graduate students at all six campuses, GSNO facilitates communication among graduate students and serves as a liaison between those students and  faculty, administration, the UIC Graduate College, other health professions colleges at UIC, and the university at large. GSNO conveys concerns and explores academic and extracurricular activities that affect the quality of graduate nursing education at UIC.

Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) – UIC Chapter

Open to: Pre-nursing students at UIC and undergraduate students in the UIC College of Nursing

The Student Nurses’ Association at UIC is a chapter of both the National Student Nurses’ Association and the Student Nurses’ Association of Illinois. It exists to help students enhance leadership skills and build a competitive advantage in health care, academic and advocacy initiatives. Members participate in the community, network to increase diversity, and engage in the legislative process which affects all nurses as well as the populations they serve.

Student Nurses for Social Justice

Open to: All UIC nursing students

Student Nurses for Social Justice began in 2017. Its purpose is to advance social justice in our communities and in our profession by educating student nurses on social justice issues affecting public health and by providing resources and opportunities for students to become involved in the political and social movements around them.

Urban Health Program College of Nursing Student Association (UCONSA)

Open to: Pre-nursing students at UIC and undergraduate students in the UIC College of Nursing

UCONSA is the student organization associated with the nursing branch of the university’s Urban Health Program, which was created by the Illinois State Legislature in 1978 to address health inequities affecting African Americans, Native Americans and Latinos. Members engage in programming and receive resources to address persistent health disparities in minority populations and to improve the quality and availability of health care in underserved urban areas. It also focuses on providing educational, networking and volunteer opportunities.

Students for Sexual and Reproductive Health (SSRH)

SSRH’s mission is to educate and develop skills of healthcare students in evidence-based, inclusive, and collaborative clinical practices in sexual and reproductive health so that the next generation of professionals trained at UIC may provide compassionate and holistic reproductive care. Our plan is to invite sexual and reproductive health experts to host webinars and workshops on a variety of sexual and reproductive health topics, partner with local health organizations to assist with sexual and reproductive preventative screenings, and host fundraising and donation events allowing us to give back to our community.


Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School Chapter

Open to: Students from all UIC health sciences colleges–Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, Social Work and Applied Health Sciences

The IHI Open School chapter at UIC is an interprofessional association for health sciences students that focuses on:

  • Providing members with experiences to develop knowledge, skills and connections for future careers, with a focus on patient safety and quality improvement
  • Fostering a passion for healthcare improvement through interprofessional collaboration
  • Encouraging membership of students from diverse academic disciplines dedicated to healthcare improvement
  • Serving the community as a whole through volunteerism and preparation for service as healthcare professionals and leaders