Nursing Student Organizations


We are proud of our Polk State College chapter of the Florida Nursing Student Association (FNSA), which has received numerous awards and recognition at both the state and national levels over the past 20 years. Our Polk State College FNSA chapter won the prestigious title of “Chapter of the Year” four times in the past few years! FNSA focuses on promoting leadership development, mentoring, community outreach, and enhancing professional education among our future nurses. Students are eligible to join after completing 9 hours of prerequisite courses. Be sure to visit our FNSA website at for more information about how to join, scholarship opportunities, and upcoming activities.  The faculty advisor is Lynda Schaak.

Alpha Delta Nu: Alpha Eta Chapter

Alpha Delta Nu is a national honor society for nursing students enrolled in associate degree programs. Students eligible for consideration for membership must have completed Nursing 2 of the generic program or Transition 1 of the Transition program. Membership requires an overall GPA of 3.0 and a grade of “B” or higher in all nursing courses in the first enrollment.  Prospective members must also demonstrate behaviors that reflect integrity and professionalism.  Interested students should contact the faculty advisor Jerri Palmer.