The Student Nurses Association at College of Western Idaho brings together nursing students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses. Our goal is to develop nursing students who are prepared to lead the profession in the future through development of skills needed to be responsible and accountable members of the nursing community. We advocate for high-quality, evidence-based, affordable, and accessible healthcare and contribute to advances in nursing education. 



Photo of Sara Alton
Sara Alton President
Photo of Kimberly Gener
Kimberly Gener Secretary/Treasurer
Photo of Cayla  Butler
Cayla Butler Vice President & Project Chair


Photo of Amanda Tillemans
Program Lead, Bachelor's of Nursing Program

Student Nurses Association Events

Student Nurses Association News and Blogs

CWI Giving Tree collections

Thanks to generous contributions from the College of Western Idaho community, the 2022 Giving Tree collected more than 500 gifts for Treasure Valley children in need for the holidays.

Students with arms around each other smiling and laughing

Student Leadership Banquet celebrates student contributions in helping to develop and maintain a feeling of community at the College.

SNA President, Melissa Brown, left, and Lizzie Glafke, SNA Project Coordinator, donating backpacks

CWI’s Student Nurses Association recently donated 33 backpacks full of supplies to the Nampa School District’s Family and Community Resource Center.

backpacks and supplies to fill them to donate to foster children

Members of CWI’s Student Nurses Association continue their dedication to professional development and giving back.

Allison Baker, name, and Sarah Bingham at Nurses Day at the Capitol on Feb. 19, 2020

Idaho nurses, including Nursing students and faculty from CWI, gathered for Nurses Day at the Capitol Feb. 19.

American Red Cross Blood Donation vehicle outside the Nampa Campus Academic Building

The Student Nurses Association will be hosting a blood drive on Feb. 24 at the Nampa Campus Micron Education Center.