NSNA 52nd Annual Convention Report
NSNA 52nd Annual Convention Report
March 31-April 4, 2004
Gaylord Opryland hotel
April Lindsey, President
Award Ceremony Highlights
NSNA President 2003-2004 Matthew Arant confers NSNA’s highest honor to Professor Twila Shesky, faculty advisor, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, Wisconsin.
Spirit of Nursing
Lisa Coffey, University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing, Galveston, Texas, receives the award from Colonel Ann Richardson and Colonel Lark Ford.
AACJV and Breakthrough to Nursing Scholarship Martina T. Willis, Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, Birmingham, AL
(AANS First Vice-President)
Mayo Medical Center-Rochester Hospitals Breakthrough to Nursing Scholarships Sponsored by Mayo Medical Center-Rochester Hospitals
Honey R. Beddingfield, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
2004 PIT Super Recruiters 50-59 New Members Recruited
Angela Martin, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL
Precious Metal Awards Program 2004 Gold Award (100-199 Members)
Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL
Jefferson Davis State Community College, Brewton, AL
Silver Award (50-99 Members)
Auburn University, Montgomery, AL
Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Jefferson State Community College, Birmingham, AL
Shelton State, Tuscaloosa, AL
Resolutions Hearings 2004 Adopted Resolutions
Topic: INSUPPORTOFINCREASEDAWARENESS OF THE PROFESSIONAL ETIQUETTE OF NURSING STUDENTS
Submitted By: The National Student Nurses’ Association Board of Directors ,
Authors: Allison Webel and Melisa Wilson
Topic: IN SUPPORT OF MENTORING MIDDLE, JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH AN INTEREST IN THE NURSING PROFESSION
Submitted By: Medical College of Georgia-School of Nursing at Athens Association of Nursing Students
Authors: Noel Lawson and Traci Steinhauser
Topic: IN SUPPORT OF EDUCATION ABOUT THE NEW STANDARDS WHICH DEFINE NORMAL, PREHYPERTENSIVE AND HYPERTENSIVE BLOOD PRESSURES
Submitted By: California Nursing Students ‘Association Board of Directors
Authors: J. R. Fowler, Jr. and Olivia M. Ramos
Topic: IN SUPPORT OF THE USE OF ALCOHOL-BASED HANDRUBBING SOLUTIONS IN CONJUNCTION WITH REGULAR SOAP AND WATER HAND-WASHING BY HEALTHCARE WORKERS IN THE CLINICAL SETTlNG
Submitted By: Maurine Church Coburn School of Nursing at Monterey Peninsula College
Author: Elizabeth Maschmeyer
Topic: IN SUPPORT OF INCREASED EDUCATION, PREVENTION, AND AWARENESS OF SCREENING FOR HIV/AIDS AMONG AT-RISK CLIENTS OVER 50 YEARS OF AGE
Submitted By: Mineral Area College, Student Nurses’ Association
Authors: Amy Schreiber and Jennifer Donaldson
Topic: IN SUPPORT OF ENCOURAGING STUDENT NURSES TO JOIN PROFESSIONAL NURSING ORGANIZATIONS UPON GRADUATION
Submitted By: New Jersey Nursing Students
Author: Tara Bancroft
Topic: IN SUPPORT OF ROUTINE SCREENING REGARDING THE USE OF COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES DURING THE INITIAL PATIENT ASSESSMENT
Submitted By: Orono Student Nurses’ Association, University of Maine, Orono
Author: Julie L. Dodgen
Topic: IN SUPPORT OF INCREASED AWARENESS TO THE NSNA ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF BINGE DRINKING AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS
Submitted By: University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Authors: Mary Elder, Michelle M. Kozlowski, and JolynnWann
Topic: IN SUPPORT OF EDUCATION ABOUT VARIOUS MODELS FOR ASSESSING CONTINUED NURSING COMPETENCE
Submitted By: Tennessee Association of Student Nurses
Author: Kelly C. Harris
Topic: IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION AIMED AT INCREASING EDUCATION ON THE CONSEQUENCES OF FAST FOOD CALORIC CONTENT
Submitted By: Armstrong Atlantic Association of Nursing Students of Savannah, GA
Author: Pedus Eweama
Topic: IN SUPPORT OF INCREASED AWARENESS AND EDUCATION ABOUT THE NATIONAL MARROW DONORPROGRAM
Submitted By: Salisbury University Student Nurses’ Association (SNA)
Authors: Kelly Muldoon and Jennifer Chambers
Topic: IN SUPPORT OF RAISING AWARENESS AMONG PERSONS OF CRISIS OF POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD) IN THE AFTERMATH OF A CRISIS
Submitted By: Widener University Student Nurse Association, Chester, Pennsylvania
Author: Danielle Calabrese
Topic: IN SUPPORT OF EDUCAHON AND LEGISLATION THAT PROMOTES THE BENEFITS OF BREASTFEEDING
Submitted By: Georgia Association of Nursing Students and the Student Nurses at the University of Pennsylvania
Authors: Jennifer Palladino and Emile R. Crosa
Topic: IN SUPPORT OF PROMOTING SUN SAFETY. MEASURES FOR INFANTS, TO REDUCE THE RISK OF SKIN CANCER
Submitted By: Villanova University Student Nurses’ Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Authors: Brian Peach and Kathryn Mawn
2004-2005 NSNA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John Arce ………. President Honey Beddingfield
……..Vice-President (University of Alabama at Huntsville)
Lea Thomas Smith ……… secretaryAreasurer
Kimberly DiYanni ……….IMPRINT Editor
Tonya Brown ……… BTN Coordinator
Emily Donelson ……… NEC Chair
Jeff Rinker ……… NEC North
Emily Donelson ……… NEC South
Heather Behan ……… NEC East
Tamarra Hargrove ……… NEC West
Shelly Ray……… Director North
Anika Reed ……… Director South
Lisa Tierney……… Director East
Marc Ariizumi ……… Director West
Council of State Presidents
State Presidents had an enlightening time getting to know each other, and we were able to further explore opportunities for leadership and membership recruitment in Our states.
It was incredible to be able to meet the State Presidents from across the country such as Puerto Rico and Hawaii.
The main problem all of us seem to share is the lack of communication on all levels of the organization. Email seems to be the easiest and most widely used resource; however, several states, predominantly the smaller ones, still have difficulty feeling involved and part of the NSNA.
Forum of School Presidents
Diane Mancino, EdD, RN, CAE, and Executive Director to the NSNA, helped to facilitate discussion.
School Presidents gathered from across the nation to share accomplishments and difficulties. The most common problem was the lack of student participation.
Diane Mancino encouraged all school presidents to ask faculty and advisors to visit www.nsna.org and follow the link to Leadership U to gain college credit for participation in the activities of the NSNA.
We were also referred to www.internationalcouncilofnurses.com to take part in a chat room specifically for nurses and student nurses.
The videos, posters, and other promotional materials helpful to me in recruitment are located at www.discovernursing.com, and Diane Mancino encouraged all other school presidents to visit the link and request that Johnson and Johnson send out these materials free of charge to their school also.
Michael Brakel, secretaryAreasurer 2003-2004, reported to us a 1008% increase for the past year!
He also informed us that now the NSNA had reserve funds that would allow it to function for six months without income.
Michael Brakel encouraged each of us to use wise choices in dealing with the financial matters that concern our. states and school chapters. Some of his suggestions were:
* Do not use credit cards.
* Once a check is voided, destroy it immediately.
* Deposit checks promptly.
* Know the dynamics of a 501-C-3 and 501-C-6.
Among the speakers on the panel was Jackie Williams, RN, advisor to the Alabama Association of Nursing Students
A scenario was presented to the panel: John and Mary are students that are frequently late to class. How is this handied? When the students are consistently late and disruptive, when they arrive, what are some of the problems that are incurred? What are the ethical ramifications of this problem? What constitutes an ethical dilemma?
An enlightening discussion ensued. Essentially, suggestions were made to maintain respect between all parties, good and healthy communication, and prevent the problem from escalating further.
Various techniques were suggested and ranged from disciplinary to positive reinforcement.
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