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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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NSNA Leadership: Seek the Adventure—Transform
NSNA’s MidYear Conference in Kansas City, MO, November
15-18, 2007? 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.
You’ll be informed and inspired as you discover
the exciting possibilities that running for national
office offers. Your journey is about to begin! For more
information about running for office, click here. For
more information about Kansas City and attending MidYear,
click here. To request a packet with more information
and an application, write to email@example.com.
Mid Year Workshops for
This Year! Leadership University Treasurer Certificate Program
An association’s fiscal health is crucial to its overall
success. Chapter leaders have a fiduciary responsibility to ensure
that control procedures are in place to keep a chapter “in the
black” and to ensure that funds are well administered. A new
workshop launching at the Kansas City Conference covers the intricacies
of financial reporting; budgetary processes; revenue and expenses;
statement preparation and reporting; bank reconciliation; cash control
procedures; and budgeting. Attendees earn a Leadership University Certificate
for competency in the role of Treasurer after completing an open-book
exam based on the materials covered. Don’t miss this opportunity
to gain knowledge and maintain healthy chapter finances!
Image and Public Relations Workshop: Building Your Brand & Image
Through Powerful Public Relations
us on Friday, November 16, at 9:00 a.m. for a useful workshop from
Bernard Hodes Group’s Senior Director of Public Relations
Stacey Havel. She’ll provide tips, tools, and techniques for
harnessing powerful public relations for your chapter activities. She
and Imprint editor and Image Chair, Kelley Wilson, discuss portraying
nursing in a positive light.
NSNA’s Imprint editor Kelley Wilson hosts this year’s
Newsletter Workshop on Thursday, November 15, from 1:30 p.m.-4:30
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. This workshop is sponsored by
Gannett Healthcare Group, Falls Church, VA.
NSNA's Disaster Task Force Unveils
Preliminary Survey Results
year, NSNA launched a survey to gauge disaster preparedness and
response experience in nursing students and schools. Over 1,300
people responded to the survey and the results of this first-of-its-kind
study have shaped the NSNA’s Guidelines for Establishing
and Implementing Disaster Preparedness, Recovery, and Relief Projects. Preliminary
survey results will be presented at the Saturday workshop, “Making
a Family and Professional Emergency Plan,” on November 17.
Don't Miss These Great Contests!
NIWI Deadline Coming Up - December 21, 2007
Win the opportunity to attend the Nurse in Washington Internship
(NIWI). NIWI provides nurses with the unique chance to learn
how to influence health care through the legislative and regulatory
processes. The winning entry receives:
• Travel expenses, room and board per diem for meals, and
registration to attend the NIWI program March 9-11, 2008 in Washington,
• Complimentary registration to NSNA’s 56th Annual
Convention at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, TX, March 26-30,
• Publication of their essay in Imprint, NSNA’s official
publication, and online at www.nsna.org.
information, log on to www.nsna.org and go to Publications/Awards & Contests
for the Awards and Honors Booklet.
Spectrum/Nurse Week 7th Annual
NSNA members are invited to answer the following
seems that we’re living in a technology-driven modern world,
yet there are people who die from basic needs like lack of access
to potable water. Why do you think it’s important for nursing
students to be aware of international (and domestic) health care
issues, and what actions can they take to get involved to better
these issues?” For more information download NSNA’s
and Honors Booklet or call (718) 210-0705. All entries
must be received by Friday, February 11, 2008 by 5 p.m. EST.
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.
Do you want to celebrate your graduation and participation
NSNA 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. A portion
of your purchase also benefits the Foundation of the NSNA’s
General Scholarship Program. Support the future of the nursing
Trails: The New Age of Nursing."
56th Annual Convention will take place March 26 -30, 2008 at
the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, Grapevine,
TX. General Gale S. Pollock will keynote this event on Wednesday,
March 26, 2008. General Pollock, 22nd Chief of the U.S. Army
Nurse Corps and acting U.S. Surgeon General, is a favorite
at NSNA conferences. She has inspired her audiences time and
time again and promises to deliver a rousing speech on the
Dates for Members
December 21, 2007: Nurse in Washington Internship Deadline
8, 2008: Application for National Office Deadline
11, 2008: Foundation of the NSNA Scholarship Application
30, 2008: Project InTouch Deadline
Imprint deadlines are:
1 for February/March 2008
• January 3 for April/May 2008
• June 1 for September/October 2008
• July 1 for November/December 2008
Check out NSNA’s calendar for
other important deadlines!
The calendar includes deadlines for many NSNA project awards, such as Community
Health, Legislation/Education, the Newsletter Contest, Image of Nursing, Financial
Excellence, Breakthrough to Nursing, and more. For more information and specific criteria, download
the Awards & Honors Booklet or call (718)-210-0705.
NSNA Membership Benefits Update
Malpractice Insurance. Your nursing school will require that you have liability insurance before entering the clinical area. Visit Nurses Service Organization or call 1-800-643-6688.
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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.
Group 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 United Healthcare Student Resources or call 1-800-643-6688 for more information.
Bank of America. NSNA is proud to offer the Platinum Plus® credit card, a no annual fee MasterCard® and Visa® credit card program that features competitive annual percentage rates as well as peerless benefits and service. Call Bank of America at 1-888-227-1544 to apply and mention priority code FAAZSV. Apply now!
Verizon Wireless Program. NSNA offers you an exclusive Verizon Wireless store for members! NSNA members can sign up for Verizon Wireless Service online or call 1-888-603-4251 to get the best phones with $50 instant cash back.