NADINE ABD ELMALAK

Level II BScN | McMaster Site

CNSA Associate Delegate – McMaster

ATHANI KUMARAVADIVEL

Level III BScN | Mohawk Site

CNSA Associate Delegate – Mohawk

Why did you decide to join MUNSS?

I have always wanted to take a bigger role within the student body and I felt like MUNSS was the perfect way to do this!

What are some goals this year regarding your MUNSS role (i.e. plans, events, changes you want to make, etc.)?

I would love to open up a conversation for nursing students to have more job opportunities during the summer other than PSW-ing. Although it is a worthy summer job, having the options to work in research could make a positive impact on the community.

What advice do you have for your fellow nursing students?

Do everything! MUNSS has SO many opportunities to do fun and wild activities! It’s a great way to meet new people and take a break from all the studying.

A fun fact about yourself, or the craziest thing you’ve ever done!

I was a vegetarian for 8 years until I went to China last summer and ate street-food/meat there!

JASMINE MESSORE

Level IV RPN-BScN | Conestoga Site

CNSA Associate Delegate – Conestoga

Why did you decide to join MUNSS?

I wanted to join MUNSS for a few different reasons. First was I found that the bridging program was pretty underrepresented and I wanted to change that. Second was that I have been in school a long time and I’ve never really gotten involved, and since it’s my last year this year, I figured it was my final chance to kind of leave my mark in school. Lastly, I ended up going to National Conference on a scholarship with CNSA last year and absolutely loved it! As soon as I got back I knew I wanted to be a part of CNSA this year and MUNSS too.

What are some goals this year regarding your MUNSS role (i.e. plans, events, changes you want to make, etc.)?

This year for CNSA we’re kind of hoping to raise a bit more awareness regarding CNSA. A lot of students have never even heard of CNSA before so we want to make more of an impact and inform students that we do have a voice at a national level and that we can put things forth to make a difference in our programs. We have monthly chapter meetings in place to inform students of what is going on in CNSA. We’re planning to have some guest speakers to talk about issues that we are talking about in class (ex. LGBTQ+ health speaker). As well as some fun activities for National Nursing Students Week like therapy dogs and yoga night!

What advice do you have for your fellow nursing students?

The advice I have for my fellow nursing students is take advantage of all the opportunities you have around you! There’s a lot of ways of getting involved in school. You’re only here for four years so find a way to make your experience worthwhile.

A fun fact about yourself, or the craziest thing you’ve ever done!

I think the craziest thing I’ve ever done was climb Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park. It’s over 1000 ft tall and I hiked all the way up it. The hike involves climbing the rock face with just a chain to hang onto for safety, there’s no rails or anything for safety so if you make a wrong step then you’re kinda just done for. It was pretty wild.

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If you would like to get into contact with our CNSA ADs, you may contact them at cnsa@munss.ca

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