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 untilfor 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!
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!
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 director, Allison Wagenlander (email@example.com) to find out more about becoming a SNA-SC Board Member and download the 2014-2015 SNA-SC Candidate Packet
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
For the 2014 SNA-SC House of Delegates
Deadline for submission: Must be Received by September 15, 2014
What is a Resolution?
- An official written position statement forming the basis policies and actions of the NSNA.
- Evidence-based call to action.
- Presented and adopted at the HOD at convention.
- Opportunity to advocate for nursing students, the profession, the community.
- Ability to voice matters of importance to NSNA, its members, constituent associations, nursing, and health needs of the public.
- Resolutions give students the ability to transform nursing issues into policy through political action.
Let your voice be heard. Write a Resolution.
2014 Sponsors - Thank you!
The SNA-SC wants to thank all sponsors for their support and amazing contributions to the 63rd Annual State Convention in October! (This list will be updated frequently as sponsorship registrations are received.)
- Arizona State University
- Charleston Southern University
- Clemson University
- Emory University
- Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
- First Impressions Embroidery
- Francis Marion University
- Gamma Omicron At-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International
- Hurst Review Services
- I CAN Publishing
- Kaplan Test Prep
- Lowcountry Uniforms
- Mayo Clinic
- MDF Instruments
- Palmetto Health
- Palmetto Outdoors
- Rescue From Repeating
- Self Regional Healthcare
- South Carolina Nurses Association
- University of South Carolina-Columbia
- University of South Carolina-Upstate
- Vanderbilt University