The Student Nurses Association is a national organization that brings student nurses together to discuss current healthcare issues as well as celebrate the nursing profession. The state level informs each school's chapter of upcoming events and issues that are important for student nurses. The National Student Nurses' Association has a national convention that raises new issues that effect the future of nursing.
Valparaiso University's Student Nurses Association is an organization of student nurses. One of the big benefits of being a member of the Student Nurses Association is being able to work with people in our community and inform the public and our university of important health issues. Each month we gather together at an informal meeting to plan community service projects that will be pursued in the upcoming months. We also relax and have fun. Also, the Student Nurses Association provides a forum to hear from nurses practicing in a wide variety of settings such as the hospital, community health, and flight nurses.
2012-2013 SNA Officers
President - Cathy Wingstrom
President Elect - Alesha Dempsey
Secretary - Erin Owen
Treasurer - Kelly Kales
Historian - Ben Ema
Faculty Advisor - Professor Sandra Bleza
Next Meeting: January 30th at 6pm in LeBein room 108, we will be talking about the exciting things Valpo SNA will be doing this semester, and have information on Valpo Goes Red
The SNA executive board welcomes you back from Christmas break, and hopes everyone does well as Quizes and Tests resume. We are excited to start yet another semester of SNA, and see how we can serve and grow as future health care providers.
Service opportunities and upcoming events:
General meeting- January 30th at 6pm in LeBein room 108
Valpo Goes Red- The month of February, come to the meeting to see how you can get involved.
Any ideas for service events or topics for meetings contact the President at Catherine.Wingstrom@valpo.edu
Past service events this year:
December 14th- Semester End
December 5th Card Making and Non-Perishable food Drive
November 14th": Career Fair Meeting at LeBein
November 8th-11th: NSNA conference in San Deigo, CA
October 15th: Boy's and Girl's club: Steak N Burger event
Update on NSNA Conference
The executive board traveled to San Diego to learn more about SNA, nursing, and how to benefit you here at Valparaiso University. At the conference we were able to partake in a NCLEX review, network with different hospitals or employers, and hear about what the national headquarters has been working on. If you have not looked at the National Student Nurses Association for scholarships or getting involved on the national level, I encourage you to do so. The networking opportunities, resume help, and preparation for the NCLEX are invaluable resources that you can be involved. The annual convention will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina April 3-7th 2013.