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Asian Pacific American Nursing Student Association (APANSA) 

Our Vision

Founded in 2011, the Asian Pacific American Nursing Student Association (APANSA) exists to explore and resolve the unique challenges, obstacles, and responsibilities specific to Asian Pacific American nursing students, nurses and the communities in which they came from.

The primary purpose of APANSA is 

  • To function as a support group for Asian Pacific American student nurses of all academic levels at Penn by fostering connections between members of the APA Nursing community
  • To identify resources available to Penn students and provide support for APA student nurses by addressing the specific needs of the APA student nursing community at Penn
  • To increase the presence and representation of APANSA on the Penn campus


At Penn, we will foster leadership development, peer mentoring, and engage in social events that will engender relationships that will carry the nursing profession forward. We seek opportunitites for students to engage with faculty and community service events, particularly in the APA community. 

Interested in Getting Involved?
APANSA is open to anyone interested in working in APA communities. In addition, we have a mentoring program that is open to all. If you are interested in joining or being contacted by one of our mentors, please contact us at pennapansa@gmail.com.