Staying Healthy in Nursing School

What is SHINS?

Staying Healthy in Nursing School (SHINS) is a program designed to help nursing students learn to manage stress in a positive manner as well as build a network of support among their peers and the nursing faculty. The program will focus on fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness as a way to manage stress.

Who is eligible to participate?

Staying Healthy in Nursing School is a program developed by nursing students for nursing students with the assistance of KSU’s Health Promotion and Wellness office.


  • The Passport Challenge is a semester long event. Your health and wellbeing is an ongoing process. It never takes a day off so this challenge is to help you become aware of actions you can take to improve your quality of life.

    Timeframe: Starts Monday, September 17 and ends Friday, November 16.

    Click here to Register!

    Once you have registered, click here for your Passport.

    How to play: Complete 20 of the 32 tasks listed on the passport challenge.


    • T-shirt will be awarded to nursing students who complete 20 of the 32 tasks.
    • Charms will be awarded to all nursing students who participate.
  • The Step Challenge is a program to get you MOVING!

    Timeframe: October 1, 2018 – November 9, 2018 (6 weeks)

    Click here to Register! 

    How to Play:

    Step 1: You need a step counter. If you have a smart phone, you probably already have a pedometer built into your phone. If not, there are several apps available to track your steps throughout the day. FitBit, Apple Watch, Jawbone, etc. offer wearable pedometers. You just need a way to track your steps reliably throughout the day.

    Step 2: Track your steps each and every day!

    Step 3: Enter your steps at the end of each day into the spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is also an easy way to see how your competitors are doing and where they stand.


    Top THREE finishers will receive a grand prize.

    Water bottle will be awarded to students who walk a total of 273,000 or more during the entire challenge. This is about 6,500 steps per day. You can do it!

    Charms will be awarded to all who participate.

  • Need some time to relax between classes? We will bring yoga to you just remember to BYOM (bring your own mat)!

    Monday, October 22, 2018
    12:00-12:45 pm

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    12:00-12:45 pm

    Prillaman Hall, Room 1001 (Indoor Plaza)

  • Tired of cooking the same old recipes at home? Need something that is easy and quick to prepare and enjoy? If so, please attend the following cooking demonstration to help you get on track and learn to make delicious Greek Pita Pizzas!

    Tuesday, October 9, 2018

    12:00-12:50 pm

    Student Recreation and Activities Center, Room 1220

    Please register by calling 470-578-6394.

  • Group hikes will be held monthly on Sunday afternoons (weather permitting) and led by one of your fellow nursing students. 

    Please follow the Staying Healthy in Nursing School Facebook Page for dates and locations. Potential locations include Kennesaw Mountain, Red Top Mountain, Chattahoochee Nature Trail, Pine Mountain, and more!

    Get out and enjoy nature and fellowship! Hiking Trails in Georgia provides many options!