Student Organizations

ECU nursing students can become involved in a variety of organizations that empower them to become leaders and help them develop valuable skills to take with them when they graduate.

Interprofessional Health Sciences Student Leadership Council

The Interprofessional Health Sciences Student Leadership Council promotes interprofessional student leadership and engagement through leadership development, interprofessional and community collaboration and the sharing of knowledge and wisdom within and beyond the borders of ECU.

Student Leadership Council

The Student Leadership Council encourages collaboration across the college’s various student organizations and helps students develop leadership skills. It also provides students with a direct voice to college administration and access to college resources such as marketing and development. Council membership is made up of two representatives from each semester cohort and two representatives from every student organization in the College of Nursing.

East Carolina Association of Nursing Students (ECANS)

ECANS works to convey the standards, ethics and skills that students need as responsible leaders of the nursing profession. The organization promotes leadership and career development through recruitment efforts, membership meetings, educational opportunities, and participation in community activities. ECANS is a constituent member of both the North Carolina Association of Nursing Students and the National Student Nurses Association.


Membership is open to both pre-nursing and nursing students. You may sign up at any point throughout the semester by obtaining a membership form at a meeting, by emailing our membership coordinator or by registering online (To sign up online, be sure to enter the Project InTouch recruiter number 7006 when prompted.) Membership dues: $40 for one year, $80 for two years, $45 for renewals.

Faculty advisor: Candice Jenkins

American Association for Men in Nursing

The American Assembly for Men in Nursing is a national organization dedicated to providing a framework for nurses to meet, discuss and influence factors that affect men as nurses. The ECU chapter of AAMN meets bi-monthly. Our activities include participating in community service and offering programs on topics such as burn care nursing, flight nursing and forensic nursing.


Membership is open to any nurse, male or female. Dues are $20.

Faculty advisor: Mark Hand

Multicultural Student Nurse Association

The Multicultural Student Nurse Association aims at increasing support of multicultural nursing students at ECU. We promote cultural competency among the nursing student body and the community, recruiting minority students to the college and promoting diversity.

Faculty advisor: Sharon Mallette

Holistic Health Organization (H2O)

Holistic care refers to approaches and interventions that address the needs of the whole person: body, mind and spirit. The Holistic Health Organization is a student group that is dedicated to advancing the philosophy and practices of holistic health care and encouraging health care professionals to practice holistically.

Nurses Christian Fellowship

The ECU chapter of Nurses Christian Fellowship provides a source of Christian encouragement and guidance to nursing students and nurses in the community. NCF is nondenominational and offers Bible studies, Christian speakers, prayer times and other activities to help nurses and nursing students incorporate their faith into their practice.

Faculty advisor: Karen Yarbrough


Want to promote leadership among Nursing’s student body? Contact our Director of Development.