The following is an archive of press releases issued over the past year by the National Student Nurses' Association. Click on the title of each press release to read more. For press releases issued before 2016, please email email@example.com.
Jennifer Kalenkoski Elected 2017-2018 President of NSNA (5/2/17) The National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) is pleased to announce the election of Jennifer Kalenkoski as the 2017-2018 NSNA President. The elections were announced on April 8, 2017 during the 65th Anniversary Convention in Dallas, TX. Ms. Kalenkoski will graduate from Lehigh Carbon Community College this month with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. She will then attend Central Methodist University this fall in Fayette, MO where she will earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
NSNA House of Delegates Elects 2017-2018 Officers During the 65th Anniversary Convention (5/2/17) The National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) 65th Anniversary Convention – Think BIG! Nursing on a Global Scale – took place April 5-9, 2017 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, TX. Participants included over 2,800 students, speakers, faculty members, consultants, and exhibitors. On Saturday, April 8, results of elections for the 2017-18 Board of Directors and Nominating & Elections Committee were announced. The new officers were installed during the closing session of the House of Delegates meeting.
FNSNA Awards over $76,700 in Promise of Nursing Regional Scholarships (4/14/17) The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association (FNSNA) awarded 22 Promise of Nursing (PON) scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Promise of Nursing regional fundraising events, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future, have raised over $15 million since 2002 for undergraduate student nursing scholarships, faculty fellowships, and nursing school grants. In addition to Johnson & Johnson, many healthcare organizations, hospitals, and community businesses have given their support to the Promise of Nursing regional gala fundraising events. The FNSNA awarded scholarships in the following regions: Arizona, California, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington. The Scholarship Selection Committee, comprised of faculty and students, met at FNSNA headquarters in February 2017 to review scholarship applications submitted by hundreds of applicants. Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year will be available in September at www.forevernursing.org.
Foundation of the NSNA Awards over $144,000 in Scholarships (4/14/17) The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association (FNSNA) awarded 81 scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year. Scholarship recipients and sponsors were recognized during the National Student Nurses’ Association 65th Anniversary Convention, April 5 – April 9, 2017, in Dallas, TX. The Scholarship Selection Committee, comprised of faculty and students, met at FNSNA headquarters in February 2017 to review scholarship applications submitted by hundreds of applicants. Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year will be available in September at www.forevernursing.org.
NSNA Mourns Loss of Past President Carol Andersen (3/24/17) Carol Ann Fetters Andersen passed away in Austin, Texas on March 4, 2017 following a long, hard battle with cancer. Carol served as the 1991-92 President of NSNA. She also served as consultant to the Iowa Association of Nursing Students from 1994 to 1996, and later as faculty advisor for NSNA chapters at Harford Community College in Maryland and the Palestine campus of the University of Texas at Tyler. Carol also served on the NSNA staff in Brooklyn from 2008 to 2011 as the Director of Governance and Program Development. Carol will be remembered during the Opening Ceremony at the upcoming 65th Anniversary NSNA Convention in Dallas, Texas, on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
NSNA Reaffirms Position on Healthcare (2/14/17) In the light of the current political climate and debate regarding health care across the nation, the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) reaffirms its position that all individuals deserve high quality, evidence-based, affordable and accessible health care. Across the United States, nursing students are engaged in efforts to ensure that previously uninsured individuals and families will maintain access to high quality, affordable health care and insurance coverage.
A Message to NSNA Members Affected by Hurricane Matthew (10/14/16) This past week, communities along the United States southeastern seaboard were devastated by Hurricane Matthew, which left a trail of destruction in its wake. Widespread flooding still hampers efforts of first responders and impedes many from returning to their homes. All of us at NSNA offer our thoughts and prayers to all who were affected by this storm. We hope for a safe and quick return to normal life for all those affected.
FNSNA Announces New Changes to Board of Trustees (7/15/16) The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association (FNSNA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tina Filoromo, David Mehok, and Florence Huey to the Board of Trustees. These appointments bring into play the skills and assets of Trustees to build an effective team to advance the mission of FNSNA. Read more...
Rosemary E. S. Mortimer Appointed ANA Consultant to the NSNA Board of Directors (6/21/16) The National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) appointed Rosemary E. S. Mortimer, MS, MS. Ed, RN, CCBE as American Nurses Association (ANA) Consultant to the NSNA Board of Directors. With her substantial leadership involvement in ANA, on both the national and state level, knowledge of NSNA, as well as a proven capacity for encouraging growth and mentorship among future nurses, Ms. Mortimer will contribute a great deal to this position.
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