National Student Nurses Association
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|NSNA Mission Statement
The NSNA Mission is to: organize, represent and mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, as well as those enrolled in baccalaureate completion programs; convey the standards and ethics of the nursing profession; promote development of the skills that students will need as responsible and accountable members of the nursing profession; advocate for high quality health care; advocate for and contribute to advances in nursing education; and develop nursing students who are prepared to lead the profession in the future.
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for Office Reminder
Attending NSNA’s MidYear Conference in Reno, NV, November
13-16, 2008? Get ready to explore your future as an NSNA leader
by joining the Nominating and Elections Committee for their MidYear “Running
for National Office” workshop. If you know you’re
ready to step out of the dugout, contact NSNA for more information
about running for office, or click here. For more information
about Reno and attending MidYear, click
here. To request a packet
with more information and an application, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshops for Student Leaders!
University Treasurer Certificate Program
A successful and popular workshop, this is the third time this
new course will be offered. State treasurers, aspiring treasurers,
state board members, and interested students and faculty may
participate. Attendees learn about the intricacies of financial
reporting, the budgetary process, revenue and expenses, statement
reporting, bank reconciliation, cash control procedures, and
NSNA policies. A chapter’s fiscal health is crucial to
its success, so don’t miss this informative program. Attendees
receive a certificate upon completion of an open-book exam. Don’t
miss this opportunity to gain knowledge and maintain healthy
NSNA’s Imprint editor Lauren Brewer hosts this year’s
Newsletter Workshop on Thursday, November 13, from 1:00 p.m.-
4:45 p.m. Open to all students (not just editors), this is
an opportunity to learn the basics of newsletter production,
including writing, editing, design, and more. Speak with other
editors and chapter leaders and share challenges and successes.
The Newsletter workshop is sponsored by National Student Nurses’ Association,
|Nursing Image and Public Relations Workshop
Join us on Friday, November 14, at 8:45 a.m. for a useful workshop
sponsored by The Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s
Future, New Brunswick, NJ. Dain Perciful, Account Director
and Media Training Coach, Chon & Wolfe, San Francisco,
CA, will provide tips, tools, and techniques for publicizing
your chapter events and highlighting a positive image of nursing.
agenda also includes workshops for student leaders on
areas including membership, recruitment, running for national
office, and community health.
Nursing’s Future: Opportunities and Challenges Panel
interactive panel discussion is a great way for students
to hear about the latest trends and issues in nursing from
leaders in the field. Stop by on Friday, November 14, 1:30
- 3:00; all attendees are welcome to participate.
In response to the Resolution that was passed in the House of
Delegate the Disaster Preparedness Committee is challenging all
NSNA Members who completed their National Incident Management
Systems (NIMS) 100,200 and 700 certifications. These certifications
are free and take approximately three hours each and can be done
from your own computer. If a member brings copies of these certifications
at Annual Convention in Nashville, TN, they will receive a special
recognition ribbon to wear proudly. I would love to hear from
you - please email me at email@example.com with any questions
or ideas that you might have. I look forward to seeing all of
you at MidYear and make sure that you attend the Disaster Preparedness
Committee’s Workshop. Follow the links below and GET NIMS
| Laura Chapman,
Disaster Preparedness Committee
Miss These Great Contests!
Spectrum/NurseWeek 8th Annual Essay Contest
NSNA members are invited to answer the following question: “What
can nurses and nursing students do to raise awareness and take action to create
a greener and healthier living environment?” For more information
download NSNA’s Awards
and Honors Booklet or call
(718) 210-0705. All entries must be received by
Monday, March 16, 2009
by 5 p.m. EST.
Shaping Up Competition
NSNA is excited to announce a “Shaping Up” competition
members being held from August 2008 - March
2009. Teams of 5-10
members can send in an application
to be a part of this exciting contest.
be determined by the greatest percentage of weight
lost by a
team. The winning team will be announced
at the NSNA Annual Convention
in Nashville, Tennessee
in April 2009. Deadline for contest is March 30,
All applications must be received in the NSNA office
by 5:00pm on
March 30, 2009. Click here for more information.
in touch with NSNA! Use Member Services Online
updating your contact information with NSNA you will receive
the latest Career Center updates, contest information and deadlines,
and more! Plus, you ensure you don’t miss
a single issue of Imprint. NSNA Member Services online makes this
process a breeze. Here are other benefits of Member Services online:
can sign up for new membership (credit card payments only).
• NSNA members can renew their membership and update
their member profile online, including their mailing address. Have
your membership number handy.
• NSNA members can identify themselves
as leaders and periodically
receive information about important NSNA activities.
• NSNA members, faculty and non-members can register
for NSNA meetings.
you want to celebrate your graduation and participation in
graduation cords have a great new look and are available for
purchase now! The blue and white cords, now with a distinctive
charm that displays the NSNA logo, can be worn with other honor
cords. By purchasing a graduation cord, you indicate your participation
and commitment to nurses and nursing students in your chapter
and in professional organizations. For more information download
an order form or call (718) 210-0705.
Single cords are available only at
the MidYear Conference and the Annual Convention.
of your purchase also benefits the Foundation of the NSNA’s
General Scholarship Program.
Support the future of the nursing
"Making it Big: Nursing
Students Stepping Up & Stepping Out"
57th Annual Convention will take place April 15-19, 2009 at
The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville,
TN. Rear Admiral Carol A. Romano, PhD, RN, BC, CNAA, FAAN,
will keynote this event on Wednesday, April 15, 2009.RADM Romano
is Chief Nurse Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, and
also a senior advisor for clinical research informatics at
the National Institutes of Health. She will bring her invaluable
service and leadership experience to her speech on this year's
Saturday, April 18, the Convention's closing speaker will be
Carol Grace Anderson, MA. She will present her "Get Fired
Up" message to inspire attendees to get fired up, take risks
and cope with life's challenges. Anderson is a national speaker,
former Psychology teacher, and best-selling author.
|Important Dates for
January 20, 2009: Application for National Office Deadline
January 16, 2009: Foundation of the NSNA Scholarship Application
February 16, 2009: Project InTouch Deadline
• October 31 for January
• November 24 for February/March 2009
• January 5 for April/May 2009
• June 1 for September/October 2009
• July 2 for November/December 2009
Check out NSNA’s calendar for other
The calendar includes deadline for many of NSNA project awards,
such as Community Health, Legislation/Education, Newsletter
Contest, Image of Nursing, Financial Excellence, Breakthrough
to Nursing, and more. For more information and specific criteria,
download NSNA’s Awards
and Honors Booklet or call (718)
|NSNA Membership Benefits Update
Insurance. Your nursing
school will require that you have liability insurance before entering
the clinical area. Be prepared. Visit Nurses
Service Organization or call 1-800-643-6688.
|Barnes & Noble.com. Get
the study tools you need and start preparing for the holidays!
Order through the NSNA Online Bookstore through Barnes & Noble.com and receive 5% off all orders. NSNA’s Online Bookstore
features a list of specially selected books to help you with
your nursing studies! A portion of sales revenue from the NSNA
Bookstore helps fund the Marilyn
Bagwell Leadership Development Fund.
Health Insurance. NSNA members and their eligible spouse
and dependents can purchase group injury and sickness insurance
provided by United Healthcare Student
Resources. The plan includes prescription
drug coverage and continuation privilege for a period of up to
nine months after graduation if eligible. It is affordable for
students and their dependents. Available in most states. Visit
https://www.uhcsr.com/nsna or call
Credit Card Program. NSNA is proud to offer the NSNA Platinum
Plus® credit card with WorldPoints® rewards,
a no annual fee MasterCard® program that features competitive
annual percentage rates as well as peerless benefits and service.
Call 1-800-932-2775 and mention priority code FAAX5Q. Apply
University NCLEX! EXCEL®. Drexel University has demonstrated
a long-term commitment to nursing students across the country
offering NCLEX prep courses since the 1980’s. Students
who attend school at or near a host site will receive a 10% discount
off the entry fee of any live NCLEX prep. Call 800-666-PREP for
details or visit http://passnclex.drexel.edu/nsna.aspx. Have
your NSNA membership number handy for checkout.
Nursing Specialty Partnerships. NSNA members may join the American Holistic Nurses Association
(AHNA), American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), and
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), Emergency
Nurses Association (ENA), and Oncology Nurses Society (ONS) at
a special rate.