The Nursing Science Society (NSS) represents all undergraduate Queen’s Nursing students to the School of Nursing, the University, and the Kingston community. The NSS consists of elected student representatives and hired individuals who meet on a bi-weekly basis to discuss issues concerning students, and to maintain communication between all six years of nursing. The NSS plans many nursing-specific and campus-wide events. The NSS strives to help provide Queen’s nursing students with unique opportunities that foster their professional development, strengthen their health and well-being, ignite their ability to give back to worthy causes, and encourage their growth as Undergraduate students. The NSS also works to give back to the Kingston community by organizing several charitable events that benefit local organizations and charities. NSS aims to develop students’ professional careers by organizing career workshops, skill-building courses, student-run conferences, and maintaining communication between the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario and the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association. NSS sits on the Alma Mater Society, the Nursing Orientation Committee, the School of Nursing Academic Council and the Faculty of Health Sciences Faculty Board Executive, to serve as an advocate with the best interests of the students it represents.
There are many opportunities to get involved with the NSS through first year internship, class council, NSS executive assembly, orientation committee, and the numerous initiatives put on throughout academic year.