State Convention 2015

Future Fever - Ignite Your Career

64th Annual SNA-SC State Convention

Myrtle Beach, October 2-4, 2015


Dear Constituents,

This is your President-Elect Shawn Guerette speaking. SNA-SC would like to convey our sincerest apology to you for the cancellation of the SNA-SC State Convention. I am sure you have many questions and concerns, which I will try to address in this email.

The convention was canceled due to a severe weather/flash flood warning. The following information has been provided by local new/weather stations, emergency personnel, and highway patrol.

"HORRY COUNTY has moved to OPCON 3 due to flooding issues, according to a news release from Horry County Government. OPCON 3 means that the storm continues to pose a significant threat to Horry County."

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Rescue crews are responding to roadway flooding and accidents across Horry County and areas of the Pee Dee. Residents are asked to avoid driving if possible because of the dangers of flooding and limited visibility.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH According to North Myrtle Beach officials, water is accumulating on Highway 17, making driving very dangerous. Drivers are warned to slow down and be very cautious.

"North Myrtle Beach has about "10-12″ of water across the road. A Nixle alert from North Myrtle Beach officials warns drivers of how little water is actually needed to create very dangerous driving conditions."

Many individuals have requested a refund for the cancellation of the event. Unfortunately SNA-SC will not be able to provide any refunds. SNA-SC is a non-profit organization in which the states funds are used strictly for the purposes of organizing and hosting leadership events, conventions, and providing disaster aid to our constituents. Ticket sale revenue for attendance, and villas is used strictly for the purpose of booking the convention center, and villa rooms. Both of these expenditures are non-refundable to the state organization, and equally non-refundable to our constituents. Because of this we must regrettably deny refund requests.

The SNA-SC Executive Board has turned all attention to planning a secondary event which will be provided free to our constituents. This event will serve to finish off the State Convention to the best of our abilities. We would encourage as many constituents as possible to attend this secondary event to play an integral role in electing the 2015-2016 SNA-SC Executive Board.

SNA-SC would like to provide our most sincere apology for the cancellation of the convention and any inconvenience this may have caused. I hope that your early experiences at convention were great and that each of you will continue to be involved, with a passion for nursing leadership on the local, state, and national level.


Shawn Guerette

The 2014-2015 SNA-SC Executive Board is proud to announce that the Lakeside Convention Center in Myrtle Beach will be the site for the 64th Annual State Convention, to be held October 2-4, 2015. "Future Fever-Ignite Your Career" is this years theme and will focus on your future career. It will be a must attend event for you and your fellow nursing students! The 2015 SNA-SC Convention will include an NCLEX review and numerous focus sessions focused on your education and future career as a registered nurse!

It is the goal of the SNA-SC to provide a state convention this year that meets not only our members' educational and professional needs but offers increased opportunity for networking with peers and potential employers. You can expect many of the same concepts and events found on this page. We welcome your ideas and suggestions. Please submit your them at our monthly COSR meetings or contact any of your SNA-SC Executive Board members by emailing them directly.

Please consider volunteering for this year's convention! Volunteers are critical at the state convention to help make it a success. Please contact a board member if you'd like to volunteer this October!

Below you will find many of the opportunities you can expect to experience this October. As preparation for the convention continues, please be aware that the details below are currently a work in progress and will be updated as soon as possible for your preparation and planning needs. You can expect many similarities, but be on the look out for exciting revisions too!

The 2014-2015 SNA-SC Convention is sponsored in part by:

Want to serve SNA-SC at the state level? Run for 2015-2016 Executive Board.


Spirit Banner

We will no longer be giving awards for newsletter, scrapbook, or a spirit table. Instead, we will have a spirit banner award. This banner should be 3'x5' and should embody both the theme of the convention as well as show your school's spirit.

Spirit Luncheon & Skit Competition

Schools will be asked to come up with a three-minute skit, digital short, or music video with your interpretation of the convention theme.

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 director, Lindsey Powell ( to find out more about becoming a SNA-SC Board Member and download the 2015-2016 SNA-SC Candidate Packet

Operation Tournament



The Executive Board of the SNA-SC is hard at work planning the 64th Annual State Convention to be held October 2-4, 2015 at:

The Conference Center at Barefoot Resort

2250 Premier Resorts Blvd

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582

Check back for some exciting new updates--you don’t want to miss the opportunity to attend. Register on Eventbrite at the link above!


Each school may register for Villas, which sleep up to 8 people, on Eventbrite. The price for two nights, Friday and Saturday night, is $300. NO CANCELLATIONS PAST FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18th.

Register your villa on Eventbrite!


Please do not bring soda tabs or box tops to convention.

These items should be donated to your local Ronald McDonald House and local school of your choice, respectively, prior to convention. You should bring a receipt to convention instead. This receipt should be signed from an employee from the donation site and include how many of each item was donated from your chapter.


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! Check out the video below from last years competition!

SNA-SC Drawing

Sign-up for your school to bring a basket full of goodies as a drawing prize for fellow SNA members. Be creative and have fun! The total price for the what's inside the gift basket can be no more than $20. All proceeds will go to the SNA-SC. E-mail Savannah at to sign your school up."

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 container associated with it. Every penny added to the container 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 container to take away points. The school with the most points will receive half of the overall money raised in the Penny Wars!



For the 2015 SNA-SC House of Delegates

Deadline for submission: TBA

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.

Why Resolutions?

  • 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.


The SNA-SC is looking for sponsors for the 64th Annual State Convention in 2015! Please email Savannah Turner or Daniel Lennon to become a part of our convention!