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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.

December 2006
NSNA eNews

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Welcome to NSNA e-News, sponsored by Thomson Delmar Learning

NSNA e-News is your online connection to the latest updates from NSNA , including deadlines, new publications, program highlights, Convention and MidYear previews, and much more.

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   • Prepare for the NSNA's Annual Convention
   • Scholarship Deadline Approaching
   • FNSNA Receives Scholarship Grant from
       McKesson Foundation
   • Run for Office

• Catch the Wave with NSNA!
• Carnegie Foundation Survey
• Write NSNA Policy
• Gifts for Your Favorite Nursing Student?
• Thomson Delmar Learning's Featured Products

Prepare for NSNA's Annual Convention

Start planning for Anaheim, CA, where NSNA will hold its 55th Annual Convention at the Anaheim Convention Center, April 11 - 15, 2007. Check out NSNA's meeting page, with the Convention Alert. The Convention Alert has information about chapter constituency, Running for Office, writing a resolution, and much more.

Dr. Beverly Malone, RN, FAAN, General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, UK, will be the Keynote Speaker at "The Wonderful World of Nursing"-themed Convention. She takes over the role of CEO of the National League for Nursing in January 2007 and is past president of the American Nurses Association. A renowned speaker with a wealth of experience, she promises to deliver a rousing start to the meeting, which will feature over twenty focus sessions, an exhibit hall, the Orange County Auction, and the House of Delegates.

Scholarship Deadline Approaching

Don't forget that the Foundation of NSNA Scholarship deadline is coming up! FNSNA offers a series of scholarships, with awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 that students can use for tuition.

Completed applications must be received by Friday, January 12, 2007. Winners will be notified in March 2007 and only winners will be notified. Additionally, scholarship sponsors and recipients will be recognized at the Annual Convention's Award Ceremony on Thursday evening, April 12, 2007.

To obtain information about the scholarship program and to download an application, please click here.

FNSNA Recieves Scholarship Grant from
McKesson Foundation

The Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association (FNSNA) received a $50,000 grant from the McKesson Foundation, which is based in San Francisco, CA. The funds will be disbursed in twenty-five $1,000 scholarships for the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 academic years, respectively.

To read more about the Scholarship, click here.





Run for Office

Show the World Your Character!

Running for office offers a range of opportunities, even if you don't get elected. Enhance your leadership skills as you campaign, network, develop, and discuss your ideas for the organization.

Peter Molina, Western Election Area Representative for the Nominating and Elections Committee summarizes the experience: "NSNA offers its elected officials the opportunities to grow as people, leaders, and nurses."

For more information, click here.

Catch the Wave with NSNA!

Catch the Wave with NSNA is NSNA's new and inspirational recruitment DVD and introduces nursing students to the benefits of joining the National Student Nurses' Association.

Highlights to this new production include:

  • Testimonials from nursing students and nursing leaders
  • Footage from the NSNA Annual Convention
  • Students participating in NSNA program activities
  • Thrilling scenes that reflect the "Catch the Wave with NSNA" theme
Use it often for your recruitment presentations! To view it now, click here.

Carnegie Foundation Survey

Have you completed the National Student Nurses' Association - Carnegie Foundation Nursing Education Study? As a nursing student in a pre-licensure program, you are the best person to evaluate your nursing education. What has worked well for you and what has disappointed you in learning to be a nurse? Please help us understand the strengths and weaknesses of your nursing education. Your answers will be part of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching study on nursing education. Your participation will help shape nursing education for the next generation of nurses.

Preliminary results of the study will be reported at the 2007 NSNA Convention.

Write a Resolution

All state and school NSNA constituents can submit one resolution to be considered by the NSNA House of Delegates. Resolutions address current issues in nursing and shape NSNA's activities and programs. Resolutions must be recieved at NSNA headquarters by February 12, 2007.

For more information on how to write a resolution and how to submit it to NSNA in time for the Convention, please click here.


Gifts for Your Favorite Nursing Student?

Check out NSNA products, including exciting videos and Florence Nightingale dolls, by clicking here. Also, make sure to check out NSNA's Alliance Partners who offer a variety of discounts and products for NSNA members exclusively!

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