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About Us

The Maryland Association of Nursing Students is a pre professional, student led, non-profit organization serving pre-licensure nursing students in the state of Maryland. We are a constituent member of National Student Nurses Association.


To aid nursing students in the State of Maryland to bridge the way from their role as a student to their career as a professional nurse.

Purpose and Function

The purpose of the MANS is:

  • to assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality health care;

  • to provide programs representative of fundamental and current professional interests and concerns; and

  • to aid in the development of the whole person, and his/her responsibility for the health care of people in all walks of life.

The functions of the MANS shall include the following:

  • to have direct input into standards of nursing education and to influence the education process.

  • to influence health care, nursing education and practice through legislative activities as appropriate;

  • to promote and encourage students’ participation in community affairs and activities toward improved health care and the resolution of related social issues;

  • to represent nursing students to the consumer, to institutions, and other organizations;

  • to promote and encourage students’ participation in interdisciplinary activities;

  • to promote and encourage recruitment efforts, participation in student activities, and educational opportunities regardless of a person’s race, color, creed, sex, lifestyle, national origin, age, or economic status; and

  • to promote and encourage collaborative relationships with the American Nurses Association (ANA), the National Leagues for Nursing (NLN), the International Council of Nurses (ICN), and other health related organizations.


Bylaws are an integral part of any business or nonprofit organization, and here at the Maryland Association of Nursing Students we take them very seriously. Bylaws outline the rules by which MANS is governed, providing guidelines to help the Board of Directors keep things running smoothly. Please take a few moments to review our Bylaws by clicking on the link below. You will find information like nursing students' rights and responsibilities, membership criteria, descriptions of the different Board positions, and the details of our election process. To view a copy of our Bylaws click here

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