As a freshman nursing student, I decided to join the MSOE Student Nurses Association. This was one of the best decisions I think I’ve ever made. Since joining this organization, I participated in an AIDs charity walk, made blankets for a women’s homeless shelter, and have made some lifelong friends. Community involvement is one of the key goals of this organization, both at MSOE and in the larger Milwaukee community. There are also many leadership opportunities. Now almost a senior nursing student, I have been secretary and vice president of SNA. Looking back, I now realize that encouraging other nursing students to join SNA is the best advice I can give for a friendly and fun-filled college experience.