Student Activities & Organizations

Aquinas College Association of Nursing Students

The Aquinas College Association of Nursing Students (A.C.A.N.S.) is an organization for all students in the School of Nursing. Consistent with the Mission and Core Values of Aquinas College and the philosophy of the School of Nursing, the purposes of A.C.A.N.S. are:

  1. To assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality health care;
  2. To provide educational opportunities and services representative of current professional interests and concerns, and;
  3. To facilitate the development of the whole person, his/her professional role, and his/her responsibility for the health care of all persons through the art and science of nursing.

Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society

The objective of the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society of the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing shall be to recognize the academic excellence of students in the study of Associate Degree Nursing. The Society shall encourage the pursuit of advanced degrees in the profession of nursing as well as in continuing education as a life-long professional responsibility in the profession of nursing.

Office of the School of Nursing
4210 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
Phone: (615) 297-7545 ext. 446
Fax: (615) 783-0562
nursing@aquinascollege.edu

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In high school, I knew I was going to study nursing in college. And so whenever I was wondering where I should go to school, they said go to Aquinas College because Aquinas nurses are selected before anyone else, from the hospitals, they seek us out. So that was definitely a cool thing about Aquinas and why I wanted to study nursing.

- Sarah G.

At Aquinas, everybody is considered equal and worthy of the respect and dignity that is due to all human persons made in the image and likeness of God.

- Mary-Frances N.

"I was attracted to Aquinas because it taught the Catholic Faith and had a good nursing program."

- Mary F.

I think the nursing program at Aquinas really prepares you. It's very rigorous, but I think that the level of respect that the hospitals and community have for it speak to that,  so it's worth it all in the end.

- Audrey S.

"Going into the medical field, I especially wanted a school that valued the dignity of human life."

- Maria

I wanted to attend a college where I would be allowed to freely and fully practice and grow in my faith, while receiving a dynamic, modern nursing education.

- Mary-Frances N.

Here everybody knows each other. Even the teachers, they know you by name and they truly care. In high school with so many students it was so hard to know everyone. Here the teachers interact on a personal level.

- Cinthia J.

Since I wanted to go into the medical field, I really wanted to also have an ethical and philosophical dimension to it where we're focused on the dignity of the human person, and seeing each patient as an individual made in the image and likeness of God.

- Eva M.

We are not taught just "book knowledge," we are also taught practical skills that will enable us to behave as professionals in a nursing environment.

- Mary-Frances N.

The faculty, together with the Dominican Sisters, play a big role in ensuring that my fellow students and I have a very fruitful, and satisfying experience at Aquinas.

- Mary-Frances N.

We are not taught just "book knowledge," we are also taught practical skills that will enable us to behave as professionals in a nursing environment.

- Mary-Frances N.

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