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State Convention 2014


BRAND NEW THIS YEAR FOR EVERYONE: Sign up for the Hurst NCLEX-RN Review!
(You do not have to be attending the convention to take advantage of this opportunity).

Want to serve SNA-SC at the state level? Run for 2014-2015 Executive Board.

Join in on Convention Fun TODAY!

The 63rd Annual State Convention is being planned in Charleston October 3-5, 2014 with some exciting new updates, and you don’t want to miss the opportunity to attend. Download the on-site registration form - we look forward to seeing you there. Get ready to “Play to Win!”

Important Hotel Information

We are getting excited! We have filled our block at the Embassy Suites so they have made special arrangements with the Residence Inn to take additional reservations until September 15th for our group block: Student Nurses' Association of South Carolina. 

Make your room reservations online here:

The Residence Inn is within easy walking distance of the Convention and offers many of the same amenities as the Embassy!

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SNA attendees receive a discounted rate that includes Exam Prep with their review - which is over 900 topics of content review that can be customized to your specific needs and areas of weakness, and can start using in October for May 2015 graduates (Click here to watch a sample video lecture straight from ExamPrep!) 

Convention Happenings

Spirit Luncheon & Skit Competition

As future nurses, we know the journey ahead is all based on our goals of success. However, do we know what all goes into planning for that success? What is your interpretation of the key elements - the players, the plan, and the payoff -  it takes to be the best nurse for your patients ?  This year you will be asked to decorate your table and come up with a three-minute skit, digital short, or music video with your interpretation of what it means to Play to Win!


Calling All Candidates

Are you interested in becoming a member of the SNA-SC and helping to shape the future of Nursing in South Carolina? Please contact NEC directorAllison Wagenlander (nec@sna-sc.org) to find out more about becoming a SNA-SC Board Member and download the 2014-2015 SNA-SC Candidate Packet

$5 Shout-Outs
This year at convention we will be offering “Shout Outs!” They will be a fun way to congratulate a fellow nursing student, let a favorite professor know you appreciate them, or even campaign for a position on the state board. They will be available for purchase at the convention and have the potential to be read at any point during convention aside from the House of Delegates. Please limit your shout out to 2 to 3 sentences. So go ahead, don’t be afraid to shout it out!

Kaplan NCLEX Jeopardy
Have fun while brushing up on essential nursing knowledge!  SNA Jeopardy tests your ability to recall information quickly and reinforces the content information you are learning in your classes.  Join us for a truly entertaining learning experience for all participants and observers!

Operation Tournament

Do you have what it takes to work in the Operating Room? Teams of two students, one team per school compete against one another in this single elimination tournament. Winners get a prize and bragging rights for the next year!

Drawing
Every year at convention we host a drawing to raise money for the SNA-SC. This year promises to be the best yet with prizes like we have never seen before! Drawing prizes include items from Bath and Body Works, Victoria's Secret, and much more! To enter the drawing, purchase tickets at the ticket booth and place your tickets in the item(s) you would like to be in the running to win. We will draw a ticket at random during the Awards Ceremony where you will claim your prize if you have the matching numbers. So bring your dollar bills and get ready to win big!

Penny Wars
Another convention tradition is Penny Wars. This is a game to bring a little friendly competition amongst the schools. Each school will have a milk jug associated with it. Every penny added to the milk jug will give that school a point, but here’s where the fun really kicks in. To make sure your school is the winner, you can add any silver coin (nickels, dimes, quarters) to another school’s milk jug to take away points. The school with the most points will receive half of the overall money raised in the Penny Wars!

NIMS Certification
The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is a comprehensive, national approach to incident management that is applicable at all jurisdictional levels and across functional disciplines.  SNA-SC is encouraging all South Carolina nursing students to become NIMS certified by convention.  Each NIMS certified convention attendee with receive a special badge to signify them as NIMS certified.