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Academic Societies

Profession development activities through academic societies can offer additional ways to help you engage in the nursing profession.

Students in the School of Nursing are prepared as nurse professionals, not only through their classroom work and application of skills in the clinical setting, but also through professional development.

In 2011, KU School of Nursing developed Academic Societies to enhance professionalism and complement undergraduate curriculum. Students in our in-person Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will be assigned an Academic Society based on campus location.

The goals of the societies include:

  • Establishing professional relationships with faculty and other professionals within the KU Medical Center community to support their role development.
  • Serving as conduits from which students will have the opportunity to gain valuable professional development resources.
  • Focusing on service to local communities and vulnerable groups within the KU Medical Center service area, including Salina.
  • Establishing individual relationships with the KU Nurses Alumni Association.

The five academic societies at KU School of Nursing are named after five influential nursing education leaders:

Learn more about these nursing education leaders at

Nursing students embracing at graduation

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