Our Mission: 

The mission of the Missouri Nursing Students’ Association (MONSA) is to enhance professional nursing students education and practice in all environments to assure quality, affordable, and accessible health care for the people of Missouri.

Our Purpose:

The purpose of the Missouri Nursing Students’ Association is to:


         1. Assume responsibility for contributing to nursing

education in order to provide for the highest

quality health care.


         2. Provide programs representative of fundamental

and current professional interest and concerns.


         3. Aid in the development of the whole person,

his/her professional role, and his/her

responsibility for the health care of people in all

walks of life.

Our Function:

The function of the Missouri Nursing Students’ Association is to:


         1. To have direct input into standards of nursing

education and influence on the education


         2. To influence health care, nursing education and

practice through legislative activities as appropriate.

         3. To promote and encourage participation in

community affairs and activities toward improved

health care and the resolution of related social


         4. To represent nursing students to the consumer, to

institutions, and to other organizations.

         5. To promote and encourage student participation in

interdisciplinary activities.

         6. To promote and encourage recruitment efforts,

participation in student activities, and education

opportunities regardless of a person’s race, color,

creed, sex, lifestyle, national origin, age, or

economic status.

         7. To promote and encourage collaborative

relationships with the Missouri Nurses’ Association

(MONA) and the Missouri League for Nursing (MLN),

as well as other state nursing and related health


         8. To promote nursing education by rewarding

scholarships based on academic excellence and

financial need, as funds are available.