The number of delegates for each constituent school are listed in the table below.
Note: Calculations based on membership numbers as of midnight September 17, 2014 were used to determine the number of delegates.
Delegate Credentialing Form
Each constituent school is entitled to voting delegates and alternates outlined in bylaw 7.1-1:
“Each constituent association shall be entitled to delegates according to the number of members in good standing in SNA-SC. Delegates shall be elected by the various constituent school chapters. The school chapter may designate an alternate delegate for each delegate by selection and/or election by members of the school chapter according to chapter bylaws. Delegates shall be:
Each additional 50 members shall entitle a constituent school chapter to one additional delegate. This computation shall be based on the evidence of annual dues received by SNA-SC from NSNA on a date decided by the Executive Board.”
All schools entitled to delegates have been notified. The school delegate must bring the School Delegate Credentialing application and must also show proof of enrollment in the constituent school of nursing. Proof can be a student ID card. A school chapter officer must sign the credentialing application.
Alternates must be listed on and sign the Credentialing Form. An alternate will only be entitled to sit in the House of Delegates when the official delegate will be absent for the entire meeting. To be seated in the House of Delegates, the alternate must be wearing the delegate's ribbon, and school delegate alternates must be prepared to show proof of enrollment in the constituent school of nursing.
Election to the office of delegate for a state or national convention is one of the highest honors a member can receive. Serving as a delegate is an honor, privilege and a commitment because this position carries a great responsibility. Each delegate is expected to exercise informed judgment in decision-making about issues that significantly affects the constituency and the nursing profession.
Voting for State Officers
Voting for the members of the 2014/2015 Executive Board takes place on Sunday morning in Meeting Room 1. Voting starts at 8:00 am and ends promptly at 9:00 am.Delegates are issued a delegate ribbon at the time of credentialing. This delegate ribbon must be presented at the time of the election before a ballot is issued. If an alternate is voting in place of a delegate, the alternate must have the delegate ribbon.