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Monmouth University Professional Nurses Association (MUPNA)

All Monmouth University Nursing students are members of MUPNA.

The Purpose of the MUPNA

  • To contribute to nursing education and help to provide for the highest quality of healthcare; to aid in the development of nurses’ professional role and their responsibility for the healthcare of people in all walks of life.
  • To provide programs representative of fundamental and current professional interests and concerns.
  • To promote awareness and involvement in nursing education.
  • To act as a liaison between nursing faculty, administration, student government, and nursing students.
  • To provide an online means of communication for the nursing community at Monmouth University.

One of the key aims of the organization is to act as the student’s voice in the Nursing Department. A representative of MUPNA is invited to attend all faculty meetings.

Board Members for the 2024–2025 School Year

  • President: McKayla Dottery 
  • Vice President: Angelina Scotto
  • Treasurer: Bartholomew Buonocore
  • Fundraising Chair: Alexis Reid
  • Responding Secretary: Jordanna Ciaravino
  • Corresponding Secretary: Deki Wangchuk
  • Community Service Chair: Cecilia Aversano
  • Sophomore Class Representatives: Marta Danylko, Melanie Roney, Samantha Salerno.
  • Junior Class Representatives: Sydney Weaver, Tara Pyne, Gianna Napoli 
  • Senior Class Representatives: Sarah Datesman, Katie Lane, Alexis Wetzler, Natalie DeRose, Grace Jordan
  • Graduate Class Representative: Kim Reda

Faculty Advisors

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Polina Amburg, Ph.D., RN, M.S.

Assistant Professor

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Beth Gough, MSN, RN, CNE

Specialist Professor;
Director, BSN Program


  • 2020-2021: “You Make A Difference” Award (Student Activities)
    In recognition of efforts made in making connections with students, encouraging membership, and staying active as a club the duration of the school year.
  • 2020: Campus Conscious Award
    The Office of student activities and student center operations congratulates you on your hard work and dedication to student life here at Monmouth University.