ESTD.IN 1908

Registered under the Societies Act XXI of 1860 in 1917. WWW.TNAIONLINE.ORG

Incorporated in it : Student Nurses' Association, Health Visitors League and Midwives and Auxilliary Nurse-Midwives' Association Affiliated to : Commonwealth Nurses' Federation

Student Nurses' Association of India: An Overview

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Student Nurses’ Association of India
Established in 1929

Under the Umbrella of TNAI



The Student Nurses’ Association of India (SNAI) is an affiliated association of the student nurses under the umbrella of TNAI. The main purpose behind the establishment of SNAI was to uphold the dignity and to promote a team spirit among students with professional ethics.

SNAI was established in 1929 during TNAI Annual Conference in Madras. Miss L. Rina  Jeans, Nursing Superintendent, Government General Hospital, Madras, was the first Honorary Organizing Secretary of SNAI. The pioneer unit of SNA was established in General Hospital, Madras. The first SNA annual Conference was held in Delhi during November 1932. The first one-day SNA Conference was held in 1951, and the first Biennial SNA Conference was held at Nagpur in 1961.

Miss I. Dorabji was appointed as first SNAI Secretary followed by Miss M.Philip.  In 1970 with the reorganization of TNAI the designation of the SNAI Secretary was changed to SNAI Advisor. Mrs. NarenderNagpal was appointed as the first SNA Advisor followed by Ms. D. K. Singh (1978-79). The office was re-designated as Assistant Secretary-cum-SNA Advisor. In 2005, again re-designated as Deputy Secretary General-cum-SNA Advisor. 

Further the SNAI units are expanded gradually to many nursing institutions in India and started functioning. Now there are 900 SNAI units and 150000 SNAI members in the country.


a)      To help the students to uphold the dignity of the profession.

b)     To promote team spirit among students for common goal.

c)      To help the students to develop professional ethics.

d)     To encourage students to gain positive attitude towards the nursing profession

e)  To encourage the students to develop leadership quality and effective communication skills for overall development.

f)     To encourage students to participate and compete in various events at state, regional and national conferences. 



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Affairs of SNA are managed at the Unit, State and at National level.

At the unit level, the unit executive committee manages SNA affairs.  It comprises of President (Principal of the institution - TNAI member), SNA Advisor (any elected faculty - TNAI member),Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and the conveners of various committees are student nurses elected by the students during their SNA General Body meeting.

At the State level, the State SNA Executive Committee comprises of the State TNAI President as ex-officio member, SNA Advisor, Student Vice President, student Secretary elected by all unit Vice president and Secretary of their state during state SNA conference/ Meeting

At the National level, the SNA General Committee Comprises of TNAI National President, Honorary Treasurer, Secretary-General, Dy. Secretary General-cum-SNA Advisor and state SNA Advisors of all states and Student SNA Vice Presidents and Student SNA Secretaries of all states.


Number of activities are assigned to the SNAI members at all levels to achieve the objectives of the association. The professional, educational, social, cultural and recreational activities are arranged to strengthen their curricular and co-curricular components at the Unit, State and National level. Organizing conferences and meetings at all levels is one of the important activities which provide a forum for the members to discuss and find solutions for various problems faced by the students.


a)  Organization of Conferences and Meetings: At the TNAI Conference student representatives i.e Vice-President and the Secretary of the State Branch from each State are invited to attend the SNA General Committee meeting every year.


b)   Maintenance of SNA Dairy: The SNA Diary was instituted in 1939. This is the biennial record book drawn up for the use of the unit secretaries. There are assessed by the State SNA Advisors annually and the 2 best diaries from each State are then sent to the National SNA Advisor for Biennial evaluation and awards.  These diaries are assessed for professional, educational, extracurricular social, cultural and recreational activities.

c)   Exhibition of Posters : 

All categories of Student Nurses are eligible to participate in exhibitions, both as groups and as an individual. They can prepare charts, posters on the topics announced in the TNAI Bulletin and NJI.  The Posters are competed at the state level, and after thorough scrutinization, only one best entry at the state level under each category and section is entertained at the national level. 

d)   Public speaking and writing : 

Public speaking and writing is encouraged to increase self-confidence and to help them develop communication skills. In order to achieve this, the competition on Scientific Paper Presentations related to the theme of the Conference is being organized.  The Scientific Papers presented by many students are scrutinized at State level.  Only one Scientific Paper on each Sub-theme of the conference was sent to the national level for final evaluation.  The best three Scientific Papers, one on each of the sub-themes are selected at the national level.

 e) Project

The students undertake community projects such as school health projects, health surveys, nutrition surveys, medical camps, immunization programs, health mela are also undertaken by the student nurses.  In addition, fund raising activities are also recommended and encouraged.

 f) Advocacy of Nursing Profession:

To acquaint the General public with the nursing profession, general public is invited to the celebrations and festive of professional and non professional nature, such as Nurses week, WHO day, lamp lighting, Graduation ceremonies, Sports, Tournaments, TV shows and Radio talks which are organized by nurses.

 g) Fund Raising:

Fund raising is an important and necessary activity of SNA done by getting voluntary donations, sale of donation tickets and organizing variety entertainment activities to raise the fund raising.

 h)      Socio-cultural & recreational activities: 

The association believes that the professional development remains incomplete without this component. Dynamism and energy of present youth who enter the nursing profession is channelized constructively into fine arts, dramas, and different varieties of dances, music, paintings, and other competitive activities. Sports and game are becoming extremely popular and competitions are held at unit level, state level and at the national level.


In addition, there are numerous other activities in the shape of article writing, poetry writing, flower arrangement, cooking, sewing, interior decoration and gardening etc. are also encouraged. The personality contest Mr. SNA and Miss SNA was introduced for the first time in the SNA Platinum Jubilee and XXI Biennial conference.

i) Program for ANM Students

Since 2006 a separate session has been organized for ANM students during SNA Biennial conference and this provides an opportunity to discuss the problems and issues of ANM and to resolve them.


Benefits of SNA Membership


Award of SNA Scholarship for ANM/GNM and B.Sc(N)


Selected Student for TNAI and SNAI Scholarship Academic Year 2022-23


The selected candidates are awarded Rs. 24000/- as one time scholarship for the academic year.

Participation in  National conference: Concession in the registration fee, shall present scientific papers on the theme and  participate in all competitions to exhibit their talents.

The following Publications are also available from this office on payment in advance (Cash/Demand Draft only  (D.D) in favour of “The Trained Nurses' Association of India”, payable at New Delhi): 


Publication of articles: The student nurses are given an opportunity to publish articles/research papers in the Nursing Journal of India.

Free copies of NJI & TNAI Bulletin: Institution and all Student Nurses Association (SNA) Units shall be entitled to free supply of  Nursing Journal of India and TNAI Bulletin without any charges.



Concession in availing Guest room facilities: Accommodation for SNA members are provided in the TNAI Headquarters and in TNAI’s Greater Noida campus at reasonable rate of Rs.250/- per student/day.

Welfare Grant: SNA welfare Grant/ Medical Assistance/ Critical Assistance to needy Student Nurses.

Disaster Relief Fund: Provided for affected students.


Grievance redressal: resolving the complaints and grievances of the nursing students

I.  SNAI New Badge 


SNAI badge Rs. 50/-(Registered postal charges for the badges are as follows

·         (For 10 to 25 SNA badges Rs.50/- postal charges

·         26 to 50 badges Rs 75/- postal charges

·         51 to 75 badges Rs 100/- postal charges

·         75 to 100 badges Rs 125/- postal charges.

 II.      SNAI Diary  Rs. 50 per copy.                 Postal charges Rs.50/- etc. 

III.        SNAI Bye-laws  Rs. 20 per copy.            Postal charges Rs.25/- etc.

 I. Subscription to be sent :

  1. Through Demand Draft  (D.D) in favour of “The Trained Nurses' Association of India”, payable at New Delhi
  2. For NEFT Transfer: 





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