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Getting the Pieces to Fit is the official handbook for state, school and national NSNA leaders. “Pieces” can be used in the following ways:

  • As a guideline for starting an NSNA chapter.
  • To assist with management of school and state chapters.
  • As a reference for NSNA Bylaws.
  • To apply for NSNA constituency status.

View the FULL BOOK online or download individual sections.
 

SECTION I: INTRODUCTION TO NSNA

  • Membership Requirements
  • Summary of Membership Benefits
  • NSNA Structure
  • NSNA's Board of Directors, Committees, and Appointed Representatives
  • NSNA Communications
  • Election Areas
  • Foundation of the NSNA

SECTION II: HOW TO MANAGE A STATE ASSOCIATION

  • Responsibilities of a State Association
  • Staffing
  • General Communications
  • Planning a State Membership Recruitment Campaign
  • Publicity and Recruitment Timetable
  • Planning a Council of School Presidents (COSP) 
  • Member Privacy Policy
  • Six Steps to Launch Your Leadership Experience

SECTION III: HOW TO MANAGE A SCHOOL CHAPTER

  • The Responsibilities of a School Chapter
  • School Mailing Address
  • Working with Student Government Associations
  • Membership Lists
  • Total School Membership Plan
  • Tips for Recruiting Members
  • Activity Planning for School Chapters
  • Planning Educational Programs
  • Community Health Activities/Disaster Preparedness 
  • Breakthrough to Nursing
  • Legislative Activities
  • Image of Nursing Activities
  • Empowering Resolutions
  • Global Initiatives in Nursing
  • Education Activities
  • NSNA Leadership University® 
  • Leader of Leaders Awards
  • Catch the Wave with NSNA
  • The NSNA Membership Enrollment Process
  • Tips for Effective Membership Process

SECTION IV: APPENDICES

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