Student Organizations

College of Nursing Student Council (STUCO)

Open to: UIC BSN Students

President: Mahitha Gudivada (
Treasurer: Patricia Aquino (
Activities Coordinator: Pratilia Corbin (
Senior Representative: TBA

The STUCO represents students enrolled at the UIC College of Nursing and was created to provide official channels of communications between students, nursing administration and nursing student affairs on a University-wide basis. It is a centralized organization for academic and social channels of communication within and among nursing student populations. The STUCO also promotes awareness of the nursing student community within the University at large, informs nursing students of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as a student and provides opportunities for appointments to University committees.

Graduate Student Nurses Organization (GSNO)

Open to: UIC Graduate CON Students

President: Aileen Chan (
Vice President: Ashley Mincey (
Treasurer: Chase Kirkland

The GSNO represents the interests of UIC College of Nursing graduate students at all campuses. The purpose of the organization is to facilitate communication among graduate students and to serve as a liaison between nursing graduate students, faculty, administration, the Graduate College, other health professional colleges and the University at large. GSNO serves to communicate information to students, convey concerns, and explore issues regarding academic and extracurricular activities that affect the quality of graduate nursing education throughout the UIC College of Nursing.

Student Nurses' Association - UIC Chapter

Open to: UIC pre-nursing students and UIC BSN Students

President: Franc Louie De Guzman (
Vice President: Nicole Binkowski (
Secretary: Alice Kim (
Treasurer:  Nina Blinick (
Fundraising Coordinator: Hiral Parikh (
Volunteer Coordinator: Mary Antolak (
Junior Representative: TBD

The Student Nurses' Association at UIC is a chapter of both the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) and the Student Nurses' Association of Illinois (SNAI). Our mission is to enhance leadership skills to offer a competitive advantage in health care, academic, and advocacy initiatives. We accomplish this by being active participants in our community, networking to increase diversity, and engaging in the legislative process which affects all nurses as well as the population we serve.

Student Nurses for Social Justice

Open to: UIC nursing students

Co-President:  Karin Obaid
Co-President: Michael Solomon (
Vice President: Lauren Durocher (

Student Nurses for Social Justice (SNSJ) is a new organization started in 2017. Our purpose is to seek social justice in our communities and in our profession through educating student nurses on social justice issues affecting public health and by providing resources and opportunities for students to become involved in the political and social movements around them.

Urban Health Program College of Nursing Student Association (UCONSA)

Open to: All UIC Pre-Nursing and BSN Students

President: Ainna Flaminia (
Vice President: Ashley Alfini (
Secretary: Isabelle Pietras (
Treasurer: Claudia Pietras (
Volunteer Coordinator: Mai Quad (
Pre-Nursing Coordinator: Ottissa Lau (
Email Contact:

UCONSA is the nursing branch of the Urban Health Program, which was created by the Illinois State Legislature in 1978 in response to health inequities largely affecting the African American, Native American, and Latino populations. Our aim is to increase minorities within the health sciences and professions. We provide programming, resources, and support to pre-nursing and nursing students, dedicated to addressing persistent health disparities in minority populations and improving the quality and availability of health care in underserved urban areas. Besides our commitment to public health, we also focus on providing educational, networking, and volunteer opportunities through which we can develop and enhance the talents and skills of our future nurses. UCONSA is the official sister organization of the UIC Pre-Nursing Student Organization.