Alpha Delta Nu
Alpha Delta Nu is an honor society of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN). The organization promotes scholarship and academic excellence in the profession
of nursing. NPC was chartered with the Beta Lambda chapter of the Alpha Delta Nu National
Honor Society for Associate Degree Nursing in July 2013.
Student members are invited to join based on their academic achievements and professional
conduct. Those who meet eligibility requirements are invited in their third semester
of the nursing program and must complete a group community project during the third
semester. Upon completion of the project and by maintaining the academic requirements,
the student is officially inducted into the honor society during the fourth semester
of the program. Nurse student leaders are nominated as members based on three criteria.
Students must have attained a 3.0 overall GPA based on the NPC degree plan, maintained
a 3.0 GPA in all nursing courses, and demonstrated conduct on campus and in the clinical
areas that reflect integrity and professionalism. For more information about the organization,
please contact Ashley York at 501-760-4294.
American Chemical Society (ACS) - NPC Student Affiliate Chapter
Founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress, the ACS is the world’s largest
scientific society. The mission of the ACS at NPC is to advance chemistry and chemical
education for the benefit of the Hot Springs community. Everyone is welcome and encouraged
to attend and participate in all ACS events; however, one must be an official ACS
member for officer roles and voting power. For more information about the organization,
please call Bishnu Dhakal at 501-760-4143 or Jason Martin at 501-760-4172.
Anime R Us
Members participate in Anime discussions and film screenings. Members also participate
in many campus student activities, often including opportunities for cosplay. Students
involved in this organization also have opportunities to travel to Anime conventions.
For more information about the organization, please contact Susan Millerd at 501-760-4163.
Cultural Diversity Awareness Club
The purpose of the Cultural Diversity Awareness Club is to share knowledge of the
many cultures and heritages of our students, and to raise awareness of the needs of
those students. For more information, please visit the CDAC web page.
Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA)
Our campus HOSA chapter is active in community service, competition events, fundraising
and social activities. It is a student-led organization that meets once a month. All
students enrolled in Health Science Technology Education are eligible to participate
in the organization.
The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care
by providing students opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development,
helping the student better understand the needs of the healthcare community. The organization
develops leadership and skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness
and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional
program. For more information about the organization, please contact Shelly Tankersley
National Park College Singers
The NPC Singers is a chorus of NPC students led by Ferris Allen, Music Performance
Faculty at NPC. The chorus rehearses three times a week and requires enrollment in
a 1 hour college credit class. This group performs a concert each fall and spring
semester in addition to other select appearances. The ensemble is devoted to a wide
variety of repertoire, and performs music from Renaissance to the 21st Century with
piano, orchestra, and a capella. Members of the NPC Singers can receive a scholarship
based on their audition. Members who are on scholarship must maintain a 2.25 GPA.
For more information, contact Ferris Allen at Ferris.Allen@np.edu.
Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year colleges. National
Park College's chapter of PTK is Alpha Beta Psi. To be invited for membership a student
must have completed 12 or more semester hours of coursework at NPC and must have a
cumulative gpa of 3.5 or higher. PTK allows students the chance to develop skills
in leadership, scholarship, fellowship, and service. For more information please visit
the PTK web page.
Respiratory Care Club
Students enrolled in the NPC respiratory therapy program are eligible to become members
of the Student Respiratory Therapy Association. The Associations activities include
fundraising, participating in community activities, promoting local, state and national
respiratory care awareness. For more information about the organization, please contact
Respiratory Therapy, Paul Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SkillsUSA is a national organization with state and local affiliation. SkillsUSA assists
students in developing leadership abilities, fostering a respect for the dignity of
work, establishing realistic career goals, creating an enthusiasm for learning, promoting
high standards, developing problem solving skills, promoting an understanding of the
interdependence of labor and management, and creating an interest by all parties in
career and technical education.
SkillsUSA is available to students enrolled in secondary and post-secondary programs
of study. Students will have the opportunity to participate in leadership activities,
community service and competitions related to the skills associated with the area
of study and leadership. For more information about the organization, please contact
Paula Ford at email@example.com.
Student Government Association
The National Park College Student Government Association (SGA) is the chief voice representing the student body. The SGA purpose is to serve
as a vital link between students and NPC administration, faculty, and staff. The SGA
labors to improve the quality and value of the educational experience at NPC by acting
as an advocate for student concerns. The SGA members have an opportunity to develop
new leadership skills, organize service projects and student activities, meet a diversity
of people, and add to their resume and portfolio. For more information about the organization,
please contact Samantha Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rocky Eagon at email@example.com.
Student Health Information Management Association (SHIMA)
Students may enhance their educational experience of Health Information Technology
through membership in this organization. Membership is open to students enrolled at
NPC, but not yet enrolled in the Health Information Technology program, honorary membership,
and alumni. For more information about the organization, please contact Leigh Turner
Student Nursing Association
All students enrolled in the NPC nursing program are members of the class organization.
Class organizations are active in projects that promote student success and nursing
image. They also participate in community service projects and organize the Nursing
Pinning ceremony. For more information about the organization, please contact the
Nursing Division PN-Angela McJunkins at 501-760-4295; RN 1st Year-Janna Lock at 501-760-4367; RN 2nd Year-Janet Smith at 501-760-4279.
Student Radiography Association
Students who are enrolled in the NPC Radiologic Technology Program are eligible to
become members of the Student Radiography Association. Members will participate in
fund raising, community service projects, and attend a registry review conference.
They function as integral members of the health care team. For more information about
the organization, please contact Debra Wilson at 501-760-4285 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Write Hawks welcomes all students who enjoy writing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
The group will be student-run and organized. If you would like to join, please contact
Nannette Crane-Post at email@example.com.