Friday, February 25, 2011

New Meeting Minutes

February 14th, 2011 SNA Meeting Minutes

0740- Ana G. welcomes attendees, calls meeting to order

I. Old Business
A. ICC Status- Jody reports on goings-on at ICC meeting, reports our compliant status
B. Ms. Hernandez asks for volunteers for future Hands Across America event in April
C. 3rd semester student Kim C. reports on Club Rush Week
D. Treasurer report- Paula T. reports a total of $6961.23 after payment to Mudville 9 and receipt of monies from ICC
II. New Business
A. Ana G. encourages new member to join a committee, especially the Membership Committee in order to guide and recruit new students
B. Vote on Use of Club Funds
-purchase 10 copies of You’re Hired!
-purchase ACLS class for one student
-pay registration fees for 3 SNA members to attend RN Lobby Days
-pay for 5 active members to attend the Future Nursing Conference

-Tanya D. moves for funds to be used for these causes
-Kim C. seconds
-No objections, motion passed

C. Community Health recap- Susan G. discusses what she’s working on
D. Guest Speaker- Hurst Review representative
-Congratulations to Lila and Rachel for winning Hurst’s 30 day review!
-Congratulations to Susan G. for winning an SNA sweatshirt!

Meeting adjouned!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

SNA Meeting February 14th @ 7:30am in Locke 314

Hey everyone,

This coming Monday, February 14th at 7:30 in Locke – 314 is a SNA Meeting. Our guest speaker is going to be Jill Michaelson BSN, RN who is the Hurst representative. She will be providing a Hurst NCLEX Information Session. This is a great time and opportunity to see what Hurst NCLEX Review will be like. The SNA meeting is open to all those who want to attend. As always breakfast will be provided.

Spring 2011 Graduating class Hurst Live NCLEX Review Session has been set up for June 1st – June 4th. You can sign up at:

**** This is open for anybody who wants to attend. ****

We all look forward into seeing you there!

Upcoming Guest Speakers for SNA Meetings

Student Nurses Association Meetings for
Spring 2011 Semester

February 14 - Committee members, current events. Guest Speaker: Jillian Michaelson, RN, BSN.She will provide the Hurst NCLEX Information Session. Spring 2011 Graduating class Hurst Live NCLEX Review Session has been set up for June 1st – June 4th. You can sign up at:

March 21 – Committee members update, current events. Guest Speaker: Daisha Hicks, will provide a Kaplan NCLEX Information Strategy Seminar. **Kaplan will give away one “free full course scholarship” to one lucky student. That is a $500 value! Must be present to win give away.

April 11 – Nominations for Fall 2011 Board Member Officer position, Fourth semester Leadership Award Nominations, committee members update, current events. Guest Speaker: Cheri Wells, RNC, MSN, Nursing Faculty at SJDC. Ms. Wells will be speaking about narrative charting and documentation.
**Give away one “FREE” gently used HP-IPAQ 211 Enterprise Handheld PDA to one lucky New SNA member or Renewing SNA member.

** Sign up for membership at and bring a copy of your membership ID. Must be present to win give away. **

May 9– Final SNA Meeting: Election Ballot for nomination candidates. Announce the New Fall 2011 Board Member Officers. Guest Speaker: Katy from Life First Training Center, ACLS/ PALS. Dr. Peggy Hodge, Chair Department of Nursing of CSU, Stanislaus on the RN to BSN degree program.

All SNA Meetings are held at 7:30 – 8:30am
in Locke-314

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Latest Meeting Minutes

SNA Meeting Minutes for January 24th, 2011

0740—Meeting called to order, new board members introduced to attendees

I. Guest Speaker Ginger Manss—St. Joseph’s employee and laison for CNSA speaks about the importance of the SNA, the values of the CNSA, what are the benefits of membership
II. Guest Speaker—Nathan Watkins speaks about how to succeed in clinical and in nursing school overall, building a portfolio, preparing for the job search, and NCLEX reviews

III. Old Business
A. Vote on previous minutes
i. Tanya D. moves to approve
ii. Clair G. seconds
No objections, motion carries
B. ICC—Jody S. discusses ICC representation
C. Treasurer Report- latest profit is $1656, total balance is now $7,367.91
i. Paula discusses the need to move efforts from fundraising to community outreach, using our monies to contribute to nursing students and the community

IV. New Business
A. Class Bogs—Ana G. offers guidance, urges classes to start and upkeep blogs
B. Revision of Constitution—emailed to anyone interested
i. Clair G. moves to approve new constitution
ii. Tanya D. seconds
No objections, motion carries

Announcement of RN Lobby Days


Saturday, January 22, 2011

"Nathan Watkins" previous ADN graduate student ~ Recipient of the Mary Randall Award, Fall 2010 is coming to talk this Monday, Jan 24th at 7:30am in Locke - 314 at the SNA meeting. He will be sharing studying tips, surviving nursing school, his recent accomplishment during nursing school and after graduation and why it is important to join the SNA, taking the NCLEX and what NCLEX Review he used.

SNA Meeting Jan 24th

The Student Nurses Association (SNA) will be having their first SNA meeting this coming January 24th at 7:30am – 9am in Locke – 314. Come earlier and get a great parking spot before class beings and enjoy a nice cup of coffee and refreshments we will be serving. Our first guest speaker will be Ginger Manss R.N., MSN, AOCN from St. Joseph’s Hospital; Ginger Manss is our Regional Director for the National Students Nurses Association (NSNA). She will be sharing to what the benefits to joining the NSNA along with the upcoming National Convention taking place this year in October.

*** All SNA members or new SNA members in attendance will receive “Free Sweatshirts” (limited on sizes). We hope to see you all there!

Future SNA meetings will be held one Monday per month at 7:30 AM in Locke- 314

-January 24th

-February 14th

-March 21st

-April 11th

-May 9th

Saturday, December 4, 2010

SNA Meeting: 12/6 RN-BSN Online Degrees

Hey everyone. We're down to the final days of the semester. We are also having our last SNA meeting of the semester at 1PM in Locke 313. For this meeting, we have Nancy Ryan from Grand Canyon University. Are you interested in possibly going from RN to BSN while taking classes at home? GCU offers a online baccalaureate nursing program. If taking online classes even peaks your interest at all, then you should attend this meeting. For more information on Grand Canyon University check

Last meeting, we had nominations for officers and each ran unopposed. Congratulations to the new officers for Spring 2011:
Anna Gonzales: President
Jody Sytten: Vice President
Paula Thomson: Treasurer
Clair Giedt: Secretary
Tanya Daniel: President-Elect

Being the last meeting and it getting close to the holidays, we'll also have a bunch of treats and food for everyone to snack on. Please join us as we try to end 2010 with a bang. It was great working with all of you this year. Thank you and good luck to everyone as you progress in your nursing careers.

-AJ Arriola
SNA President, Fall 2010