NSNA 52nd Annual Convention Report

NSNA 52nd Annual Convention Report

NSNA 52nd Annual Convention Report

March 31-April 4, 2004

Gaylord Opryland hotel

Nashville, TN

April Lindsey, President

Award Ceremony Highlights

Honorary Membership

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.

Alabama Awards

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

(AANS secretary)

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.

Finance Forum

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.

Socratic Dialogue

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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