NSNA® Back-to-School Message from
Adam Tebben, NSNA President
Hello, my name is Adam Tebben and I am a nursing student at Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas. It is my distinct pleasure to serve as the 2016-2017 NSNA President. If I have not yet had the chance to meet you, I look forward to doing so at the MidYear Career Planning Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, November 10-13, 2016.
NSNA is dedicated to preparing student nurses to be the best nurses possible. You can gain valuable education from being active in your school chapter or state association and by attending NSNA meetings. Participation in the shared governance model of the NSNA prepares students for shared governance in healthcare setting and in professional nursing associations after graduation.
The NSNA’s 2016 Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida was attended by thousands of students from across the country. The House of Delegates seated hundreds of school and state representatives and passed 55 resolutions! A full account of the convention along with pictures can be found in the upcoming September/October issue of Imprint magazine.
Back to school is a great time to strengthen your local or state chapter. Working directly with your faculty advisor and dean is a great way to get things done and show initiative. Your state Board and NSNA Board of Directors are also available to help. Please contact us via our email addresses found at NSNA.org or on our official Facebook pages.
Mark your calendars to participate in NSNA’s National Week of Service, set for January 16, 2017 through January 22, 2017. You can boost your ability to improve your community while strengthening your chapter! NSNA’s National Week of Service is a great opportunity to practice Servant Leadership and to get involved. Be sure to keep NSNA Calendar handy so that you do not miss any deadlines or important events.
Become familiar with these updated NSNA publications and activities on the Back-to-School web page:
1. Getting the Pieces to Fit: A Handbook for State Associations and School Chapters.
· Constituency application –required annually
· NSNA Bylaws and Code of Ethics
· Information on running a school Chapter and state association
· Tips on governance, membership recruitment, communications, and more!
2. NSNA Program Activities: Projects are the best way to involve members and give your chapter a purpose.
3. NSNA Leadership U: Earn credit for NSNA activities.
4. Awards Booklet: Be recognized for NSNA activities and win cash prizes.
5. Membership Web Page: includes description of the members benefit program, membership application and dues schedule.
6. Guidelines for Membership Recruitment
7. Project InTouch Form: This exciting membership incentive plan enables you to win valuable prize while recruiting new members.
8. Imprint Editorial Calendar and Focuses: Learn how to get published in Imprint.
9. NEC Candidates Wanted: Do you know a student who is interested in running for national office?
10. Foundation of NSNA Scholarship Program and Fundraising Activities
11. NSNA Membership Brochure highlights the many benefits and services available exclusively to NSNA members and encourages participation in leadership development. To request membership brochures click here, Membership Brochure Order Form.
12. NSNA MidYear Career Planning Conference Brochure: The conference offers students a variety of enriching and rewarding learning opportunities, including workshops, panel, exhibits, and NSNA State Board Mini Review. To request MidYear brochures click here, MidYear Brochure Order Form.
If you do not have an NSNA chapter at your school and would like to request an NSNA Start-a-Chapter Kit, fill out the Start-a-Chapter Request Form.
I would like to take this opportunity to personally invite you to attend the MidYear Career Planning Conference, November 10-13, 2016, Kansas City, MO; and NSNA's 65th Annual Convention, April 5-9, 2017 in Dallas, TX. It would be an honor to meet you and a pleasure to show you how NSNA develops the future leaders of the nursing profession.
Best wishes for a very successful fall semester.
Imprint - Current issue
Webinar: The Nursing Student's Role in Building a Culture of Health
Program Activity Committees
Chair, Executive Committee
Council of State Presidents (COSP) Planning Committee
Working Together to Impact the Future of Health Care
Click here to learn how Kelly Hunt, NSNA President, joined with students from other health professions to make an impact on Capitol Hill.