Anyone a member of the SNA?

  1. We had a SNA meeting today about our state convention in October. They said thier would be a national convention in Atlanta Ga. I didn't catch the date on that. Just wondered who was a member and what state and school do you represent.

    Carla from South Carolina .....Piedmont Technical College
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  3. by   Cammykiss
    This is the link to the National SNA website. The convention is in Atlanta November 2-4.
    http://www.nsna.org/meetings/

    Christina from Maryland, Salisbury University:biere:
  4. by   mom2cka
    I'm the public relations/communications officer for our school's SNA - St Scholastica (Duluth MN) - never been to a national convention, but have been to the state one that we put on a couple of years ago.
  5. by   locolorenzo22
    put my name on the list to get some info from school. Just not sure how to work it with work/clinicals/studying/etc. Oh, well, such is life.
  6. by   MegNeoNurse
    I'm an SNA member

    Megan
    Omaha, NE
    College of Saint Mary
  7. by   Daytonite
    I was a NSNA member when I was a student 32 years ago and went to one of the state workshops. You want to go to any of the workshops or conventions if you can make it, trust me! It will be an experience you will never forget. So much to learn and do. You can probably be sure there will be information sessions on NCLEX and other subjects of interest to nursing students. You'll also get to rub shoulders with a few current nursing leaders and authors. Vendors of all kinds of healthcare equipment also showoff their wares in a room just for them where you can get all kinds of free stuff to take home.

    There will also be another national convention in Anaheim, California in April of 2007, so those of you on the west coast aren't forgotten about. Already looked at the booking at the convention center there when PMing with another student about it a few weeks ago.
  8. by   Lynnsey017
    Our SNA is having our Freshman Welcome this Thursday! We'll be going to state convention in Auburn, Al and national in Atlanta. I'm excited!

    Lynnsey
    SNA president
    Wallace Community College
    Dothan, AL
  9. by   moongirl
    our college REQUIRES us to be a member of NSNA, otherwise they dock our grade. dont think this is legal......but whatever. Only a few in the class went to the convention last year, d/t costs- airfare, etc. Plus there was a test that week that they had to take early so that they could go !
  10. by   mom2cka
    As far as time goes (involvement in SNA) we have a monthly meeting (board members meet before that) and most students who are 'involved' in SNA come to a few meetings, maybe the BBQ for free food, and buy clothing - we do get a few who volunteer for various things, but it's very informal and no one is required to join or participate. The time committment for students is minimal.
  11. by   moongirl
    Quote from asummar
    As far as time goes (involvement in SNA) we have a monthly meeting (board members meet before that) and most students who are 'involved' in SNA come to a few meetings, maybe the BBQ for free food, and buy clothing - we do get a few who volunteer for various things, but it's very informal and no one is required to join or participate. The time committment for students is minimal.
    ours is a required minimum of 5 hours per semester. it just adds to the pile o crud I have to do
  12. by   mom2cka
    Is that to be a member, or to be on the board? I suppose if a meeting is 30 min to an hour... it could add up. Are you allowed to use that? It might look good on a resume, but not unless you're actually involved, I would think... but could be wrong!
  13. by   moongirl
    Quote from asummar
    Is that to be a member, or to be on the board? I suppose if a meeting is 30 min to an hour... it could add up. Are you allowed to use that? It might look good on a resume, but not unless you're actually involved, I would think... but could be wrong!
    they count our meetings, 2 per semester for one hour. The other 4 hours has to be community service r/t health. Like breast cancer walk, blood drives, etc
  14. by   MySimplePlan
    Get this - ours adds 2 points to your overall percentage if you attend all four meeting this semester. Caveat: you can't use the points to pull your overall grade from a failing to a passing, i.e. you have 78.86 and the two points will put you over the fence. Uh uh. you have to be passing.

    I don't think this point thing is fair, for some reason.

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