Getting Involved

    Make a difference and join a student organization today!

    UTMB offers opportunities for students to get involved in the community, lead and mentor others, and develop both personally and professionally. Along with over 90 UTMB student organizations, the School of Nursing is proud to offer a variety of leadership opportunities and interest groups to fit the needs of our students.

    Student Organizations

    • Advisory Committee

      The Office of Admissions and Student Affairs holds quarterly meetings with interested students to identify and meet current and future student needs. For example, this past spring the committee developed revisions to the website. If interested, please contact Diana Pressley at dipressl@utmb.edu or (409) 772-8205. Students are welcome at any time to make an appointment with Diana Pressley to discuss any concerns or ideas for improvement.

    • Student Nurses Association

      Student Nurses Association promotes and represents ethical practices pertaining to nursing; we hold the highest integrity to represent our chapter academically and professionally in order to grow into strong advocates for the health care profession.

    • Peer Mentors

      The purpose of the SON Peer Mentor program is to assist first-semester nursing students with their transition to nursing school and to develop supportive and encouraging relationships between new and current students.

    • SON Student Ambassadors

      The Student Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students who are dedicated to serving and representing UTMB and the School of Nursing. Student Ambassadors provide campus tours, administer nursing outreach initiatives, and serve as a UTMB representative on campus and in the community. Ambassadors are current students who act as a link between the university and the public. They use their own experiences to inform prospective students and families about our school and programs offered. To become a Student Ambassador please contact the Office of Admissions and Student affairs at (409) 772-8271 or Samantha Seale at saseale@utmb.edu.

    Student Interest Groups

    • Tiny Toes

      Tiny Toes is an organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge of students interested in the neonatal field through volunteer efforts and educational opportunities.

      "Being a member of Tiny Toes has been one of the highlights of my time in nursing school! It provided me an opportunity to serve babies and families both on the NICU/Pedi floors at UTMB, as well as throughout the Galveston community. I was able to gain experience in a hospital setting with the patient populations I was hoping to work with, as well as learn from students in all different disciplines about their role in caring for those patients. I also met so many wonderful people who are interested in the same specialties that I’m interested in!"

    • Caring Clowns

      The purpose of this organization is to meet once a week to visit the pediatric floor of John Sealy. On the floor, we dress up like clowns and perform magic tricks for the children who want to see us. We believe that laughter is the best medicine. After our tricks, we give out goodie bags to the children.

    • Oncology

      The purpose of this organization is to get different schools of UTMB together who share the interest in working in the field of oncology in the future. Our meetings consist of doctors, nurses, physical therapists, etc. who already work with oncology patients, telling us about their on the job experiences and answering our questions about how to get to where they are in their careers today.