The Valdosta Association of Nursing Students (VANS) is the local chapter for nursing students attending Valdosta State University's College of Nursing.
VANS is an extension of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)- a non-profit organization for nursing students enrolled in associates, baccalaureate, diploma, and generic graduate nursing programs. It is dedicated to fostering the professional development of nursing students.
The organization has over 5300 members across the U.S., as well as in the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Georgia Association of Nursing Students (GANS) is the state chapter of the NSNA. The state hosts annual conferences and invites nursing students from Georgia's nursing schools to attend.