Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health

Description

VUSN’s Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health (NSRH) organization serves as a Vanderbilt student organization for all who desire to learn more and foster advocacy for sexual and reproductive health for all. 

Executive Board Members

Faculty Advisors: Lindsey Baksh DNP, WHGRNP and Janell Jayamohan, DNP, CNM, FNP.

Mission

NSRH provides students, nurses, and midwives with education and resources to become skilled care providers and social change agents in sexual and reproductive health justice.

Our Vision

We envision a world in which all people have access to just and dignified comprehensive health care. Sexual and reproductive health care is integral to the health and well-being of our communities. Yet millions of people lack access to this critical care, especially people of color, youth, LGBTQ+ folx, and those living in low income/or isolated areas.

History

NSRH was created by the joining forces of two nursing schools, Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU) and Winona State University, in 2007. It evolved into the organization it is today in 2018. Today there are 26 chapters in different universities around the United States, with one of those here at Vanderbilt University.

Membership

Membership is open to any student. Qualifications to join includes students with interest in sexual and reproductive health and are in good standing with VUSN. Leadership positions stand for one academic year and are chosen via an application process. Dues are not a requirement of this organization. Membership includes free membership to the national organization.

Meetings

Meetings occur monthly. Dates and times vary based on event and will be communicated via email and posted on the Instagram page. Meetings occur virtually and/or in person. 

Interprofessional Collaboration

NSRH strives to foster collaboration with other student organizations. An example is Med Students for Choice from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. 

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