Editors Note: National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6,
also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence
Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
FVTC Student Nurses’ Association
By Elizabeth Jones FVTC SNA President
And Jennifer Evan FVTC SNA Vice President
Club meeting dates, times, locations:
- Monday September 20 2:30-3:30
- Introductory meeting of SNA,
Fundraiser information, Student Government information, community service
- Nursing specialties Guest
- Monday October 11 2:30-3:30 pm
- BSN Completion Program Guest
- WNA/WSNA Annual Convention
- 10/07/10-10/09/10 Monona
Terrace and Convention Center, Madison, WI
- Monday November 8 2:30-3:30 pm
- Working meeting to improve the
SNA involvement, attendance, etc. Bring your ideas!!!
- Monday February 7 2:30-3:30 pm
- Introductory Meeting of SNA,
Fundraiser information, Student Government information
- Guest Speaker: Obstetrical
- February 4-6, 2011
- Wisconsin Students Nurses
- Kalahari Resort and Convention
Center, Wisconsin Dells
- February 22, 2001
- “A Celebration of Student
- Rotunda, State Capitol,
- March 7 Monday 2:30-3:30 pm
- Guest Speaker: Flight Nursing
- April 4 Monday 2:30-3:30 pm
- Working meeting to discuss
implementing changes for next year, etc. Bring your ideas!!
- May 2 Monday 2:30-3:30 pm
- New 2011-2012 SNA Board Meeting, organize for fall
meetings, elect officers
What’s a good “Cliff’s Notes” version of what your club is all
We are a group that all students in the Nursing
Program are a part of, and we are here to help promote the profession, student
involvement in their education, along with supplying information about
potential careers, opportunities to volunteer, networking with peers in the
program, and fundraising to provide the nursing student body with resources to
support their goals.
How does the FVTC group relate to the national
organization or professional group (if there is one)?
We are part of the larger Wisconsin Student Nurses
Association as well as the National Student Nurses Association.
The Fox Valley Technical College Student Nurses
Association (FVTC SNA) was organized on March 1, 1979. The Student Nurses'
Association is a constituent of the Wisconsin Student Nurses' Association (WSNA) and the National Student
Nurses' Association (NSNA).
How many members do you have (roughly) locally and nationally?
All students who are in the Nursing Associate’s
Degree Core Classes are a part of the FVTC SNA.
What goes on in a typical meeting?
Generally we start off the meeting with introductions
of the board members, and what the SNA is all about. Students have a chance to
win door prizes at each meeting and they can enter their name into our drawing.
We provide programs of current professional interests and concern, such as our
two guest speakers in Feb and March. At the end of each meeting we give time to
the students for Questions and Answers, study tips, and a time to express their
ideas, opinions or concerns. The last thing we do is raffle off all of the
totally awesome door prizes.
Do you have any special events coming up?
- September 18, 2011- Fox Cities
- Student Nurses can volunteer
their time to take part in the triage tent and help assist at the finish
Are there any direct member benefits?
Educational networking, new friendships, and being an
active member will look great on your resume!
We’re looking for people who are…? What kind of time
commitment is needed for membership?
Students can choose to be involved in the SNA as much
as they want to. If they do not have time, they are not required to actively
participate. However the board strongly encourages all student nurses to engage
in some activities with the SNA. This could be helping out with fundraising,
volunteering at events, supporting the SNA Nursing Snack Bar, attending SGA
meetings, or coming to meetings. If you are a board member there is a
commitment that is required. The SNA is looking for dedicated and responsible
students. Each position has different responsibilities, and requires a time
Pick the one thing that makes it most worthwhile to you?
The ability to meet many students and work with them
toward a common goal of becoming competent and caring nurses.