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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 pm A165AB
    • Introductory meeting of SNA, Fundraiser information, Student Government information, community service opportunities
    • Nursing specialties Guest Speaker
  • Monday October 11 2:30-3:30 pm A165AB
    • BSN Completion Program Guest Speaker
  • 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 A165AB
    • Working meeting to improve the SNA involvement, attendance, etc. Bring your ideas!!!


  • Monday February 7 2:30-3:30 pm A165AB
    • Introductory Meeting of SNA, Fundraiser information, Student Government information
    • Guest Speaker: Obstetrical Nursing
  • February 4-6, 2011
    • Wisconsin Students Nurses Association Convention
    • Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells
  • February 22, 2001
    • “A Celebration of Student Engagement”
    • Rotunda, State Capitol, Madison
  • March 7 Monday 2:30-3:30 pm A165AB
    • Guest Speaker: Flight Nursing
  • April 4 Monday 2:30-3:30 pm A165AB
    • Working meeting to discuss implementing changes for next year, etc. Bring your ideas!!
  • May 2 Monday 2:30-3:30 pm A160AB
    • 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 about?
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 Marathon.
  • Student Nurses can volunteer their time to take part in the triage tent and help assist at the finish line.

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 commitment.

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.

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