The Houston Academy of Medicine Texas Medical Center Library (HAM-TMC) provides the information materials and services that are needed to support the research and educational program of the College of Nursing. Students who are new to the CON will be provided with a required orientation program. The library is located across the street from the CON at 1133 John Freeman Blvd or can be accessed through the website http://www.library.tmc.edu/.
Also, library services are available through Prairie View A&M University, John Coleman Library and Texas A&M University Library. For assistance in library services, contact the College of Nursing’s Librarian, Ms. Krista Brown, Room 941, 713-790-7119.
Recognized Student Organizations
Membership in student organizations can be an especially enriching aspect of the collegiate experience. Working with others to achieve common goals and programs and developing one’s individual potential are important benefits of participating in out-of-class activities. The College of Nursing has the following student organizations:
National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)
Membership is opened to pre-nursing (lower division) and nursing majors (upper division). The Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing Chapter of the Texas Nursing Students Association is comprised of students from schools of nursing in the State of Texas and affords opportunities to meet other student nurses, promote inter school affairs, promote interest and awareness of professional nursing organizations, and prepare for participation in these organizations. The chapter is a member of the Texas State Nursing Student’s Association and the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). For information on NSNA and how to become a member, go to the website at http://www.nsna.org.
Chi Eta Phi Sorority
Students, based on selected criteria, are invited to join Zeta Chi Beta Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority during the second semester. The principal goal of the sorority is to promote scholarship, leadership, and the delivery of health care through participation in civic, community, and health-related activities.
Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society
Eta Delta is the chartered Prairie View A&M University chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing. The honor society recognizes superior achievement, leadership, innovation, and professional students. Qualified students are invited to join upon completion of 50% of clinical nursing program.
American Red Cross Student Nurses’ Volunteer Committee
Membership is open to all students enrolled in clinical studies. This committee serves as an extension of the Houston Chapter of the American Red Cross; provides volunteer nursing and health service to the College of Nursing, university, and community-at-large; provides an auxiliary source of training for student nurses; and promotes professional development and commitment to community service.
American Association of Men in Nursing (AAMN)
Membership is open to men at the Prairie View A & M University College of Nursing enrolled in the upper division. The focus of the association is to expose the membership to activities to enhance heir professional growth and development career in nursing.
The Prairie View International Student Nurses Organization (PVISNO)
This is a College of Nursing Organization of international students; however PVISNO is open to all enrolled students, and is governed by its members through officers elected by students. Members are encouraged to be active members of Prairie View Student Nursing Association. Faculty serves as advisors.
Prairie View International Student Nurses Organization (PVISNO) promotes participation in social activities and cultural diversity through group sponsored events. The group also participates in mentoring of students who need help in different academic areas.