The Student Nursing Association chapter at Arkansas State Univeristy recieved recognition from the NSNA as a Stellar School Chapter in 2013 & 2018. The ASTATE SNA has elections near the end of each spring semester. The sophomore representative is voted on after the sophomore class has their orientation.
Parker is a senior in the Traditional BSN program and will graduate in May of 2024. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Eta Theta Chapter), member of A-State Honors College Association, involved in Red Wolves for St. Jude, and is the Publication, Marketing, and Fundraising director for the Arkansas Nursing Students’ Association (ANSA). Parker is also a nurse intern at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital (Jonesboro, AR). She is unsure what area she wants to specialize in right now. However, Parker has loved her time at A-State and all the opportunities the nursing program has offered her.
Katie Henley is currently in the traditional BSN program. She serves as Treasurer for the A-State SNA board and President for the Arkansas Nursing Students’ Association. Katie is involved in various on campus organizations, such as Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Lambda Delta, National Panhellenic Council where she serves as President, and the Honors College. Katie enjoys meeting new people and advocating for the future of healthcare.
Nominations and Elections Chair
Danelly is currently a junior in the Traditional BSN Program. She currently serves as the Nominations and Elections Chair. This role includes responsibilities in managing and running the elections for each open position on the board. She also makes sure everyone maintains the status of being an active member of NSNA and any other duties assigned by the SNA President. Danelly’s interest for her future career is to pursue a career in surgery or the ER. With a goal of being a travel nurse a few years after graduation.
Breakthrough to Nursing
Keyerra is currently a junior in the Traditional BSN Program. She currently serves as the Breakthrough to Nursing chair. On campus, Keyerra is involved in SAB, SDRT, Welcome Ambassador, Volunteer A-State, and Pack Leader. After graduation, she wants to work in the NICU. Later on, she plans to go back to school to obtain her MSN and become a NP. She currently works as a tech at NEA Baptist.
Alex is a senior in the Traditional BSN Program. She is serving as the SNA Webmaster for the year of 2023-2024. This role includes responsibilities such as social media management, website management, creating graphics as needed, and any other duties that are assigned by the SNA President. Alex has been involved in many other campus activities such as her former sorority Delta Zeta (2019-2023), Arkansas State University NPC (served as the 2022 Head of Recruitment and 2021 Gamma Chi), Peer Tutor for the Traditional BSN program, and many other activities. For her future career, she is very interested in critical care, pediatrics, or wound care. Later on, she plans to go back to school for her CRNA license. She currently works as a Nurse Intern at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital.
Angel is a senior in the Traditional BSN program. She is serving as the Public Relations Director for the year of 2023-2024. This role includes sending out newsletters for each month in order to keep students updated on current events. For her future career, she is interested in the intensive care unit or the emergency department. After gaining experience in her nursing career, Angel plans to go back to Arkansas State University for her CRNA license. Angel currently works as a PCT on 2 North at St. Bernards Hospital.
Mattison Juarez Harris
Matti is a junior in the Traditional BSN Program. She is currently serving as the Junior Representative for the years of 2023-2024. In this role she serves as the main line of communication for the junior class of the Traditional BSN program and the Arkansas State University Student Nurses Association. Matti has always been very involved on her campus such as Student Philanthropy Council, a founder for Arkansas State University's Minority Student Nurses Association, Tutor for the ASU Library, and she is currently serving her campus as a Welcome Ambassador. Post graduation, Matti's plan is to obtain her Doctorate in Nursing Practice through ASU. Although she is unsure of which speciality she is going to choose, she has always had a passion for pediatrics and oncology.
Claire is apart of the 2nd Degree Accelerated BSN Student cohort and will graduate in August 2024. Her previous degrees include a Bachelors of Science in Biology and Masters of Biomedical Science. Through her job as a medical assistant, she discovered her passion for nursing. Currently, she is interested in working in the ICU or the ER upon graduating. She then plans on returning to school to get her DNP. Her outside interests include volunteering and traveling!
Mrs. Fleming became a faculty advisor for ASU-SNA in 2017, but SNA is not new to her. Mrs. Fleming graduated from the BSN program here at Arkansas State University in 2013 where she held multiple SNA offices including sophomore representative, secretary, and president. She was also involved at the state level and served as the Arkansas Nursing Students’ Association (ANSA) secretary and president. After graduation, Mrs. Fleming began her career as an ICU nurse at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, AR, where she still works PRN. She specialized in CVICU and received her CCRN in 2016. In August 2016, she became an Instructor of Nursing at ASU, while working to finish her Masters degree. She graduated with her Master of Nursing Science degree in Nursing Administration and Education from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in May of 2017. She became an Assistant Professor of Nursing here at ASU in August of 2017. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. She is also an American Heart Association certified BLS instructor. Mrs. Fleming is married and has a son name Beau and a dog named Oliver. She enjoys spending time with her family and attending her husband’s sporting events.
Mrs. Travis became a faculty advisor for ASU-SNA in 2018. She graduated from the BSN program at Arkansas State University where she was an active member and was the Breakthrough to Nursing Chair. After graduation, Mrs. Travis started her nursing career as a NICU nurse at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, where she still works PRN. In August 2016, she became an Instructor of Nursing at ASU, while completing her Master of Nursing Science degree in Nursing Administration and Education degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Mrs. Travis became an Assistant Professor of Nursing at ASU in August of 2017. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning, Association of Community Health Nursing Educators, Arkansas Nurses Association, and American Nurses Association. Additionally, she is a car seat advocate for the state of Arkansas.