Carroll College, Helena Montana

Nursing Activities


CSSNA 2008-09The Carroll College Student Nurses’ Association is the college chapter for the state and national Student Nurses’ Association.

CCSNA brings students together to help further the growth of nursing, providing opportunities for education, experience, service and fellowship. Attendance at state and national conventions allows students to have an active voice in the future of nursing

Photo at right: CCSNA members continue their annual tradition of collecting Christmas gifts for the children and adolescents of the local Shodair Hospital.

Shodair Christmas Gift

The Carroll College Student Nurses Association is doing their part to give back to the Helena community. Each year the Carroll College Student Nurses Association, or CCSNA, holds a Christmas gift drive for Shodair Children's Hospital. Beartooth NBC’s Jill Jagelski sat down with some nursing students to find out why this drive holds a special place in their heart. Read more »



STTThere were 15 nursing students inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International at an Induction ceremony and luncheon held on the Carroll College campus on Saturday, October 26, 2013. 

Zeta Upsilon Chapter was formed through the joint efforts of the nursing faculty at Carroll College and Montana State University School of Nursing to encourage and recognize superior scholarship and/or leadership achievement in nursing at either the undergraduate or graduate level in the state of Montana.

International Honor Society

Other Events

Carroll College Nursing Reunion

Nursing Reunion

April 4–5, 2014
Return to campus this spring to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Carroll. We invite all nursing alumni, from those who studied with the Sisters of Charity to those who received a bachelor’s degree last spring, to join us in April as we celebrate our baccalaureate beginnings.

Friday, April 4

  • 6-8:30 pm: Dinner with multimedia presentation, followed by Pippa White’s one-woman show: “Love in Action” (An exciting look at leaders in public health nursing), Campus Center upper lobby. For more details on Pippa's show, check out her website.


Saturday, April 5

  • 9:30 am: Light breakfast, Fortin Science Center Scola
  • 10:30 am: Tour of nursing labs, Simperman Hall, 4th floor
  • Noon: Hand-blessing ceremony, Borromeo Hall chapel
  • 1:00 pm: High tea, Trinity Hall lounge

The cost to attend all events is $60. If you are only able to attend one day: the charge for Friday's events is $35 and the charge for Saturday's light breakfast and high tea is $30. The tour of the nursing labs and the hand-blessing ceremony are free of charge. Find out more about this great event

Pippa White Performance

Cynde Watkins and Pippa WhiteIn the Fall 2012, the Carroll Nursing Department presented national historian and performer Pippa White on the Carroll Campus. Ms. White performed Into Possession of Myself, a fascinating and surprising drama from the diaries, journals, and letters of Florence Nightingale, Clara Barton, and Dorthea Dix. They were much more than angels of mercy.

For a preview of her unique show, see

Photo at right: Cynde Watkins, Carroll nursing faculty and current President of the Zeta Upsilon Chapter of STTI,  and Pippa White, historian and entertainer.