Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, Michigan Students Nurses Association (MNSA) encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much.
To spread the word and prevent alcohol abuse, MNSA is joining other organizations across the country to honor Alcohol Awareness Month. If you are drinking too much, you can improve your health by cutting back or quitting. Here are some strategies to help you cut back or stop drinking:
Limit your drinking to no more than 1 drink a day for women or 2 drinks a day for men.
Keep track of how much you drink.
Choose a day each week when you will not drink.
Don’t drink when you are upset.
Limit the amount of alcohol you keep at home.
Avoid places where people drink a lot.
Make a list of reasons not to drink.
Drink water after the first drink
If you are concerned about someone else’s drinking, offer to help.
Congratulations to our new committee members! We would like to welcome Candice Schroat, our new Secretary and Sarah Le, our new Communications Director & Newsletter Editor. We are very pleased to have them on board to help us in continuing to bring news, events, and support to our nursing students of Michigan. If you would like to check them out, visit the Board of Directors link on the site.
Our Early Bird Special on convention registration ends THIS SUNDAY! Registration price for MNSA members will be going up to $80! We are planning a fun filled weekend with Patch Adams as our keynote speaker and many more guests! Please see our *Tentative* Schedule below! We will be having a raffle that includes 2 MDF Stethoscopes, Picmonic subscriptions, Kaplan NCLEX prep courses and many more! Don't miss out on early registration!
The Michigan Nursing Students Association is hosting Patch Adams at their annual convention! Any member of the community is invited to attend; registration includes dinner and a presentation by Patch Adams! Patch Adams is best known for his work as a medical doctor and a clown, but he is also a social activist who has devoted over 40 years of his life to changing America’s healthcare system. He believes that laughter, joy and creativity are an integral part of the healing process and, with the help of friends, he founded the Gesundheit Institute in 1971 in order to address all the problems of health care in one model. Patch Adams was portrayed in the movie "Patch Adams" by Robin Williams!
Thank you for your interest in applying for the 2016-2017 Awards and Scholarships!It is the goal of the MNSA Board of Directors that the following awards and scholarship opportunities will recognize the hard work and outstanding leadership of our members.We realize that no award could ever thank you enough for the many ways in which you touch the lives of your fellow nursing students and the community. MNSA offers eight awards and four monetary scholarships.This year our emphasis is going to be our 2016 Community Health Initiative “Helping Childhood Obesity”. Through this initiative, we hope to raise awareness about the risk factors of childhood obesity, how to prevent it, and the long term effects obesity can have on a child. All of our awards and scholarships recognize the individual time and effort that you have brought forth during an incredibly busy and stressful time in your careers. We hope that these opportunities will help to encourage students and local chapters to increase participation and join in this year’s community health initiative. Please visit the Scholarship page to download the application forms! http://www.michigannsa.org/scholarships.html