Business Book 2016 Includes NSNA 2015 Audited Financial Statements

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National Student Nurses’ Association 2016 House of Delegates

Business Book 2016 Includes NSNA 2015 Audited Financial Statements

Nursing: Where Imaginations And Journeys Meet NSNA 64th Annual Convention March 30-April 3, 2016 Orlando, Florida



Community Health/

Business Meeting Agenda/Delegate Events ............ 2

Disaster Preparedness Committee .................... 20


COSP Planning Committee ................................. 21

Rules for NSNA Business Meetings ....................... 3

MEMBERSHIP STATISTICS .................................. 22

Parliamentary Rules for Business Meetings ......... 3

Project InTouch Statistics ................................... 23

Parliamentary Motions — Quick Reference ……4-5 How to Speak in a Business Meeting .................... 6 Microphone Cards ................................................ 7

Winners Way Statistics ...................................... 23 CANDIDATES AND CAMPAIGNING ..................... 24

Delegate Credentialing Procedures ...................... 7

Message from the NSNA Board………………………..29

Voting for National Officers .................................. 7

Procedures for Nominations from the Floor ...... 29

Policies and Procedures for Resolutions .............. 8

Meeting the Candidates .................................... 29

Rules for Resolutions Hearings ............................. 9

Questions for Candidates .................................. 30

REPORTS ....................................................... 10-20

Campaign Regulations ....................................... 24

Presidential Presentation & Debate .................. 31 CODE OF ETHICS ................................................ 31

President ............................................................ 10

Code of Academic and Clinical Conduct ............ 31

Executive Director .............................................. 11

Code of Professional Conduct ............................ 32

Foundation of NSNA ........................................... 14

NSNA Headquarters Staff ................................... 33

Finance Committee ............................................ 15

NSNA Mission .......................................................33

Membership Committee .................................... 16

NSNA Core Values ................................................33

Legislation/Education Committee ...................... 17

APPENDIX A .................................................

Bylaws & Policies Committee ............................. 17

Slate of Candidates ............................................ 34

Imprint ................................................................ 18

APPENDIX B ....................................................... 36

Image of Nursing Committee…………….…………….18

NSNA Audited Financial Statements .................. 36

Global Initiatives in Nursing Committee ............. 18

2016 NSNA Approved Operating Budget………….. 44

Breakthrough to Nursing Committee ................. 19

APPENDIX C ....................................................... 45

Convention Planning Committee ....................... 20

House of Delegates Seating Chart .................... 45

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2015-2016 Board of Directors Ryan Bannan President Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University Atlanta, GA Caroline Miller Vice President Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA Kelly Bell Secretary/Treasurer Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD Sabrina Lozier Imprint Editor University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL Jae Kook Lim Breakthrough to Nursing Director University of Central Florida Orlando, FL Adam Tebben Director Emporia State University Emporia, KS Megan Goodman Director Villanova University Villanova, PA Tanya Davis Director National University San Diego, CA Shawn Guerette Ex-officio, COSP Planning Committee Chair University of South Carolina — Aiken Aiken, SC Consultants Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR, FAAN Appointed by the American Nurses Association Cheryl Taylor, PhD, RN, FAAN Appointed by the National League for Nursing

NSNA Parliamentarian Lola Fehr, MS, RN, CAE, PRP, FAAN, Consultant, Fehr Consultant Resources, Greeley, CO

Nominating & Elections Committee Kaitlin Lovato, Chair Western Election Area Representative Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZZ Shayla Monroe Southern Election Area Representative Georgia Baptist College, Atlanta, GA Amanda Nuckols Northern Election Area Representative University of Toledo, Toledo, OH Tori Graf Eastern Election Area Representative Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Resolutions Committee Brent Reel, Chair National University Los Angeles, CA Ola Glezen Oakland Community College Waterford, MI Lacy Garth Chamberlain College of Nursing Phoenix, AZ Bridget Camien Emporia State University Emporia, KS

Jaclyn Malone Molloy College Rockville Centre, NY Rachel Miller University of Iowa Iowa City, IA

Council of State Presidents (COSP) Planning Committee

Convention 2016 Shawn Guerette, Chair, Southern Election Area, University of South Carolina, Aiken, SC; Shawn Palmer, Western Election Area, West Coast University, North Hollywood, CA; Chandler Cracraft, Northern Election Area, Crowder College, Pineville, MO; Allison Scully, Eastern Election Area, University of Maine, Orono, ME; Ryan Bannan, NSNA President, Georgia Baptist College, Atlanta, GA

MidYear 2015 Shawn Guerette Chair: Southern Election Area, University of South Carolina, Aiken, SC; Thomas Ward, Western Election Area, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA; Katie Kemp, Northern Election Area, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN; Sarah Trandel, Eastern Election Area, University of Maryland, Rockville Center, MD; Ryan Bannan, NSNA President, Georgia Baptist College, Atlanta, GA


National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc. Business Meeting Agenda 64th Annual Meeting – Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, FL

Mandatory attendance is required for delegates. Delegates must show their badge with delegate ribbon to be seated in the designated delegate area during business meetings only.

Wednesday, March 30, 2:30 – 3:00 pm Parliamentary Briefing Includes premiere viewing of Mock Debate video presented by the 2015-16 NSNA Board of Directors. Presiding: Lola Fehr, MS, RN, CAE, PRP, FAAN, Consultant, Fehr Consultant Resources, Greeley, CO Wednesday, March 30, 3:00 – 4:30 pm House of Delegates: Opening Business Meeting Presiding: Ryan Bannan, President 1. Call to Order: Ryan Bannan, President 2. Roll Call: Kelly Bell, Secretary/Treasurer 3. Adoption of Rules: Ryan Bannan 4. Adoption of Agenda: Ryan Bannan 5. Greetings: President, FL Nursing Students Association 6. Address of the President: Ryan Bannan 7. Address of the Executive Director: Dr. Diane J. Mancino 8. Report of the Finance Committee: Kelly Bell 9. Report of the Nominating & Elections Committee (NEC): Kaitlin Lovato, Chair 10.Nominations from the Floor: Ryan Bannan 11.Report of the Resolutions Committee: Brent Reel, Chair 12.Announcements: Ryan Bannan

Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:45 – 1:15 pm Code of Ethics Forum Presiding: Tanya Davis, Director and Chair, Bylaws and Policies Committee 1:15 – 1:45 pm Finance Forum Presiding: Kelly Bell, Secretary/Treasurer 3:45 – 6:30 pm Resolutions Hearing Presiding: Brent Reel, Chair, Resolutions Committee Roundtables to meet with authors takes place 30 minutes before and after the hearing.


Friday, April 1, 10:45 am – 1:45 pm House of Delegates: Second Business Meeting 1. Reconvene: Ryan Bannan, President 2. Report of the FNSNA: Kenya Haney, MSN, RN, HSM, FNSNA President 3. 2nd Report of the NEC: Kaitlin Lovato, Chair 4. Nominations from the Floor: Ryan Bannan 5. Resolutions: Brent Reel, Chair 6. Appointment of Tellers: Ryan Bannan 7. Announcements: Ryan Bannan

Friday, April 1, 2016 2:30 – 4:30 pm Candidates’ Presentations, Part 1 Presiding: Kaitlin Lovato, NEC Chair 5:00 – 7:00 pm Candidates’ Presentations, Part 2 Includes Presidential Presention and Debate Presiding: Kaitlin Lovato, NEC Chair 7:30 – 10:00 pm Resolutions Hearing Presiding: Brent Reel, Chair, Resolutions Committee Roundtables to meet with authors takes place 30 minutes before and after the hearing.

Saturday, April 2, 9:45 am – 1:45 pm House of Delegates: Third Business Meeting 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Reconvene: Ryan Bannan, President Resolutions: Brent Reel, Chair Report of the Tellers: Chairperson of the Tellers New Business: Ryan Bannan Installation of Officers: Ryan Bannan Announcements: Ryan Bannan Adjournment

Convention Rules and Procedures Rules For NSNA Business Meetings Rule 1. All delegates shall keep badges with delegate ribbon in evidence throughout business sessions. Rule 2. All delegates shall sit in the space designated for their respective constituents. Only delegates, monitors and NSNA staff on official business are allowed in the delegate area. Rule 3. Delegates may not leave or be seated while a vote is in progress. Delegates and monitors must remain in place during a vote. Rule 4. An alternate may only substitute for a delegate when the delegate will be absent for the entire business meeting of that day. The alternate's name and signature must appear on the Delegate Credential Form, and the alternate must be wearing the delegate's ribbon at the time of the substitution. The alternate will remain the delegate for the entire business meeting of the day. Rule 5. All speakers shall give their name and the name of their constituent chapter, and nothing else. Rule 6. Prior to presentation, motions must be written on the form provided and delivered to the chair. Rule 7. Only delegates may propose or vote on motions. Rule 8. Debate on a single issue shall be limited to 15 minutes. Rule 9. When speaking to a motion, each delegate shall be limited to 2 minutes. Members of NSNA and other guests who are not delegates shall be limited to 1 minute. Rule 10. No delegate shall speak more than twice to a motion, and no delegate who has already spoken may speak again until those who desire to speak have had an opportunity to do so. Members of NSNA and other guests who are not delegates may speak once to an issue. Rule 11. Speakers are recognized by the Chair in the order in which they reach the microphone, alternating between pro and con speakers as long as a normal flow of debate is maintained. Debate on a motion cannot be closed until a minimum of one pro and one con have been heard unless there are no pros and cons to be heard. Rule 12. Speakers must use a red card at the designated microphone to make a parliamentary inquiry or request information. These requests interrupt business when another has the floor if they require immediate attention. The red cards are also used when a delegate has called for a point of order or appealed the decision of the Chair from their seat, and comes to the microphone to state their point or grounds for appeal. Rule 13. Monitors may pass notes that pertain to business

before the House of Delegates among people present at the House of Delegates business meeting. Rule 14. All main motions introduced to the House shall be accompanied by a rationale and estimate of cost to the association, if appropriate. Rule 15. Only topic and proposed changes for resolutions will be read in the House of Delegates.

Parliamentary Rules for NSNA Business Meetings

To participate effectively in the proceedings of the House of Delegates, each delegate needs to be familiar with the fundamental rules of parliamentary procedure. These rules enable the delegates to transact business with the least possible friction, with expediency and efficiency, and in a manner fair to all. The minority, as well as the majority, is enabled to express its views, to make motions, and to vote. The parliamentary rules guideline followed by the National Student Nurses' Association is Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised. • The motion is printed on a motion form signed by maker and seconder, passed to a monitor who will relay it to the chair. The maker of motion keeps the last copy. • The motion is introduced by a delegate. The delegate states his/her name, constituency and motion number. • A delegate may second the motion if needed by calling out, "I second the motion." (Committee motions do not require a second.) • The Chair restates the motion. • The Chair then asks for discussion giving the maker of the motion the first opportunity to speak (thereafter, insofar as possible, debate alternates between those in favor and those against). • Any NSNA member may speak; only official delegates, however, may make motions or vote (NSNA Bylaws, Article VII, Sections 4 and 5). • A delegate may, during the discussion and when recognized by the Chair, introduce a subsidiary, incidental, privileged, or certain other motion. • The discussion at all times must relate to the immediately pending question. • After the discussion, or as it appears appropriate, the Chair asks, "Are you ready for the question?" or "Is there further discussion?" • The Chair repeats the motion and calls for affirmative vote, then calls for the negative vote. • The Chair announces the result of the vote. If the vote is on any motion made subsequent to the main motion, the discussion is directed to the next ranking motion until there has been a decision concerning the main motion. 3

Parliamentary Motions—Quick Reference These are the thirteen ranking motions. When any motion on the list is pending, no motion of a lower rank is in order. Main motions are the lowest in order and may be made only when no other business is pending. The five motions at the top of the chart are Privileged Motions that do not relate to pending business, but relate to special matters of immediate and overriding importance and are allowed to interrupt the consideration of anything else. Motions below the blank line are Subsidiary Motions and assist the assembly in treating or disposing of a main motion. Name of Motion Fix the Time to Which to Adjourn Adjourn Recess Raise a Question of Privilege Call for Orders of the Day

Requires Second


Yes Yes Yes No No

No No No No No

Amendable Vote Required for Adoption Yes Majority No Majority Yes Majority No Chair Decides No Chair Decides

Lay on the Table Yes No No Majority Previous Question Yes No No Two-thirds Limit or Extend Limits of Debate Yes No Yes Two-thirds Postpone to a Certain Time Yes Yes Yes Majority Commit (Refer to another group) Yes Yes Yes Majority Amend Yes Yes Yes Majority Postpone Indefinitely Yes Yes No Majority Main Motion Yes Yes Yes Majority Interrupting Incidental Motions These motions require immediate recognition by the Chair, who interrupts a speaker, if necessary. Request for Information Parliamentary Inquiry Point of Order Division of the Assembly Appeal from a Decision of the Chair Non-interrupting Incidental Motions Division of a Question Suspend the Rules Motions Bringing a Question Again Before the Assembly Take from the Table Rescind/amend Something Previously Adopted Discharge a Committee Reconsider











Fix the Time to adjourn - purpose is to set the time (and /or place) for another meeting to continue business of the session. It has no effect on when the present meeting will adjourn. Adjourn - means to close the meeting. A privileged motion to adjourn is to close the meeting immediately. It is not a privileged motion if qualified in any way, as to adjourn at, or to, a future time. Suspend the Rules - generally used to permit the assembly to do something which would violate its general rules (except bylaws) such as changing agenda order or considering an item not on the agenda. Lay on the Table - enables the assembly to lay the pending question aside temporarily when something more urgent has arisen. Its effect is to halt consideration of a question immediately, without debate. Previous Question - the motion used to bring the assembly to an immediate vote on one or more pending questions. It is used to immediately close debate and prevents the making of subsidiary motions except to lay on the table. Limit or Extend Debate - one of two motions the assembly can use to exercise special control over debate on a pending question. It can be used to reduce the number or length of speeches, or to require an end to debate at a particular time. It can also be used to increase the time available to speakers or to the deliberation on the question. Postpone to a Certain Time (definitely) - a motion to defer discussion of a pending question to a definite day, meeting, hour, or until after a certain event. This motion can be used regardless of how much debate there has been on the motion it proposes to postpone. Commit or Refer to Committee - this is generally used to send a pending question to a committee so that the question may be investigated, providing the assembly with more information or a recommendation, or to put the motion into better form (in clearer or better wording) for the assembly to consider. Amend - a motion to modify the wording--and to some extent the meaning – of a pending question before the assembly. A pending motion may be modified by adding or deleting words and phrases, or by a combination of these--i.e., to strike out some words and insert others. It can also be used to substitute one paragraph or the entire text of a resolution or main





motion. Amendments must be germane to the main motion. Postpone Indefinitely - a motion which means the assembly declines to take a position on the main question. Its adoption kills the main motion and avoids a direct vote on the question. Main motion - the motion which brings any general matter of business before the assembly. Any formal proposal. Reconsider - enables a majority in an assembly to bring back for further consideration a motion which has already been voted on. Complex rules. Rescind or Amend - motions which enable an assembly to change and action previously taken. An entire motion or any part of it may be rescinded or amended.

Other Important Points • Attendance All meetings of the association shall be open unless voted otherwise by the NSNA voting body. (NSNA Bylaws, Article VII, Section 5.) • Roll Call The secretary calls the roll of voting delegates at the beginning of the first business meeting. When your state is called, all delegates from that state please stand. Delegates may not leave or be seated while the roll call is in progress. If a delegate comes in late, he/she must write his/her name and constituent on a slip of paper and give it to a monitor who will give it to the Secretary/Treasurer. If it becomes necessary for a delegate to leave the business meeting because of an emergency situation, the secretary must immediately be notified in writing. • To Obtain the Floor Rise, address the Chair, give your name and your constituent association. Address the Chair by saying "Madam (or Mister) Chairperson." Await recognition, which is given by the presiding officer repeating your name. On obtaining the floor, the delegate should make a motion; or if the motion is pending, the delegate or member should speak to the one already before the House. The correct form to use in making a motion is "I move that..." • Nominations may be made from the floor but no delegate may nominate more than one candidate for each office except by unanimous consent of the House. To place a name in nomination, a delegate rises, addresses the Chair, and when recognized says, "I nominate _____ for the Office of _____." A second is not necessary, but is permissible.


How to Speak in a Business Meeting

Based on Robert’s Rules of Order – Newly Revised In Brief Seeking Recognition Member states: or If using numbered recognition system President states: Member

“Mister President” Wait to be recognized and called on “The Chair recognizes _______” Make statement and be seated

To Make a Motion After being recognized to speak:

“I move that ______________”

To Second a Motion Remain seated without seeking recognition


To Make Particular Motions that Require Recognition by the Chair Amend “I move to amend: (examples) by striking out_______________” by inserting_________________” by striking out_______ and inserting______” by substituting____ for_______” Commit or Refer

“I move to refer the motion to____________________”

Postpone voting to a certain time

“I move to postpone the question to_______________”

Limit debate

“I move to limit debate to__________”

Extend debate

“I move to extend debate by________”

Immediately close debate

“I move the previous question,” Or, “I call the question” Or, “I move we vote now”

Motions to limit debate, extend debate or close debate are not debatable and require a 2/3 vote. To Make Requests Not Requiring Recognition by the Chair Parliamentary Inquiry (seeking information about a “Mister President, a parliamentary inquiry please.” business process) (Rules may specify this request be made from specific microphones.) Point of Information (to seek information related to the pending question) Point of Order (questioning that the rules are being followed)

“Mister President, I rise to a point of information.” (Rules may specify this request be made from specific microphones) “Point of order!” (May be stated from any seat, and when recognized, if microphones are used, proceed to a microphone to make the point.)

The above requests are ruled on by the Chair, not put to vote, and are made from the designated floor and podium microphones only (unless otherwise stated).

Consult the Parliamentarian on the appropriate use of less frequently used motions such as Recess, Adjourn the Meeting, Table a Motion, or Suspend the Rules. The Parliamentarian has office hours and is available by appointment to answer all of your questions.


Microphone Cards During business meetings, there will be cards located at each microphone in the Delegates Section. The purpose of using these cards is to make the meeting run more smoothly. Before holding up a card, be sure of its usage. • “PRO” – When addressing an issue, preface your statement with your position. This card means support of the issue being discussed. PRO cards are at regular microphones. • “CON” – This card means opposition to the issue being discussed. CON cards are at regular microphones. • Blank Red Card – Use when making a parliamentary inquiry, and requests for information. These cards are only to be used at the designated floor and podium microphones. (Note the red cards are for motions that interrupt business only. Calls for point of order, division of the assembly or appeal also interrupt, but may be done from the delegate’s seat.) • Blank Blue Card – Use when making a main motion: postpone indefinitely, amend, refer to committee, postpone definitely, limit or extend debate, move the previous question, lie on the table, take from the table, reconsider, rescind, divide the question. Blue cards are at the regular microphones. • Speakers will be recognized by the chair in the order in

which cards are raised. The chair will attempt to alternate between pro and con speakers as long as a normal flow of debate is maintained, and will recognize motion makers using a blue card in the normal course of proceedings. The flow will be interrupted only when a red card, which takes precedence over other cards, is raised. The red card is not to be used to bring any of the subsidiary motions to the floor. The chair will rule these out of order.

Delegate Credentialing Procedures Delegate Credentialing Committee A delegate credentialing committee of Convention volunteers and NSNA Convention staff are responsible for credentialing delegates in accordance with the NSNA Bylaws and established policies and procedures.

Delegate Credentialing Hours* Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm 7:00 am - 12:00 pm 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 am - 9:00 am 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 7:30 am - 8:00 am

Location: see program book * Delegate credentialing is conducted only during these hours so that staff may have ample time to calculate delegate representation and quorum requirements and set

the House of Delegates seating. Credentialing ends promptly at end times listed above.

State Delegates Each state constituent is entitled to one voting delegate and alternate. The state delegate must bring the completed State Delegate Credential Form and completed Constituency Application to Delegate Credentialing after first registering as a member for the Convention. The form must be signed by the state president. Refer to NSNA Bylaws, Article VII, Section 3b if the state president is unable to represent the state association.

School Delegates Each school constituent is entitled to one voting delegate and alternate, and an additional voting delegate and alternate for every 50 NSNA members. All schools entitled to delegates have been notified. The school delegate must bring the School Delegate Credential Form and completed Constituency Application to Delegate Credentialing after first registering as a member. The delegate must also show proof of enrollment in the constituent school of nursing. Proof can be a student ID card. The Constituency Application must be signed by a school chapter officer.

Alternates Alternates must be listed on the Credential Form, and must sign this 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. See NSNA Bylaws Article VII, Sec. 3 for details. 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.

Voting For National Officers

Voting for the members of the 2016-17 Board of Directors and Nominating and Elections Committee takes place on Saturday morning (voting starts at 8:00 am and ends promptly at 9:30 am). See Program Book for location. Delegates are issued a voting card at the time of credentialing. This voting card 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 voting card and be wearing the delegate's ribbon.

Voting Rights of Delegates

Voting is an individual right and individual responsibility. Each delegate has the right to vote their mind and is not required to adhere to instructed or block voting. See “Candidates and Campaigning” section of this Business Book for more information, including sample questions to submit to the NEC. See APPENDIX A for the pre-slated Slate of Candidates. 7

NSNA Bylaws Read the full NSNA Bylaws by viewing or downloading Getting the Pieces to Fit from the link on NSNA’s homepage at Or, read/download the Bylaws directly (Appendix C of Getting the Pieces to Fit) at

Policies and Procedures for Resolutions Definition of a Resolution: A resolution is a main motion put in writing on a subject of great importance expressed in formal wording. Within NSNA it serves to establish the position of the association on matters of national scope and significance affecting NSNA, nursing students, nursing, and the health needs of the public. No resolution is in order that creates a conflict with the Bylaws of the association. Resolutions are adopted by a majority vote and continue in force until rescinded. 1. Types of Resolutions A. “Resolutions of Substance" serve as one means by which opinions may be expressed, purposes of NSNA can be implemented, and directions given for future action.

section contains only background information. A main motion is simply a proposal that brings a particular subject before the assembly for consideration and action. It does not need to be formally written, as a resolution is; no "Whereas" or "Resolved" are needed. The main motion is usually used for action within the organization, or when no other group is to be notified of the action taken. Both a resolution and a main motion are handled in the same manner when presented both require a second, are debatable, amendable, require a majority vote, and can be reconsidered. 4. Sponsorship of Resolutions: Resolutions may be sponsored by the NSNA Board of Directors, NSNA committees, and NSNA constituents. Each may submit one resolution for consideration. 5. Resolutions Hearings Proposed Resolutions are formally discussed in the Resolutions Hearings before being debated on the floor of the House of Delegates. At this time, editorial and other changes not affecting the content of the resolution may be made. Author(s) must be present when the proposed resolution is presented at the hearing. They will give a timed statement on their resolution and be given the opportunity to accept or reject the changes suggested by the delegates in the Resolutions Hearings. All delegates are required to attend all Resolutions Hearings.

B. “Courtesy Resolutions" communicate an expression of gratitude for contributions made to NSNA by groups or individuals.

6. Documentation Review: An important Responsibility of Delegates

C. “Emergency Resolutions” are resolutions on a topic that arises subsequent to the resolutions deadline date. The deadline for submission of emergency resolutions to the Resolutions Committee is 5:00pm on the opening day of the annual meeting, unless the emergency topic arises during Convention, at which time a resolution can be presented before the end of the second Resolutions Hearings.

Complete documentation for all proposed resolutions is available for review by delegates online at Delegates are strongly encouraged to have a representative(s) from their delegation review all resolution documentation. In addition, authors are requested to bring documentation to the Resolutions Roundtables, occurring 30 minutes before and after each Resolutions Hearing.

2. The Preamble to a Resolution: Robert's Rules Newly Revised advises against having the reasons for adopting a motion within the motion itself. However, when special circumstances make it desirable to include a brief statement of background, the motion should be cast in the form of a resolution, with the background or reasons incorporated in "Where as" statements. The use of "Where as" statements should be limited to cases where it provides little known information of unusual importance attached to making certain reasons for an action a matter of record. 3. When to Use a Resolution and When to Use A Simple Main Motion: A course of action or issue to be brought before the House is submitted as a resolution when it is lengthy, important to the association, or complex in design. A resolution is also used when a copy of the statement is to be sent to another organization, a government body, the news media, and so on. The "Resolved" section of a resolution contains the action that the author wishes NSNA to take. The "Where as" 8

7. House of Delegates The House of Delegates debates and votes on proposed resolutions. The title of the proposed resolution and the “whereas” clauses are not debatable and cannot be amended in the House of Delegates. When a proposed resolution reaches the House floor, the “resolved” clauses are debatable and a motion to amend the resolved clauses may be made by any delegate (refer to the Rules for NSNA Meetings are on page 4). Once the proposed resolution is introduced in the House of Delegates by the Resolutions Committee chair, the presiding officer (i.e., NSNA President) opens debate and the resolution author is granted the courtesy to speak first and give the first timed pro statement about their proposed resolution to the House of Delegates. Debate is then taken in order alternating between pro and con statements, beginning with the first pro statement made by the author. In order for a proposed resolution to

become NSNA policy and be implemented, it must be adopted by a majority of the House of Delegates.

Rules for Resolutions Hearings Rule 1. These are informal hearings. All final decisions regarding resolutions are voted on by the House of Delegates. Rule 2. Attendance at all resolutions hearings is mandatory for delegates. Rule 3. All members, consultants and advisors shall keep their badges in evidence throughout the resolutions hearings. Rule 4. Only NSNA student members may speak. All speakers shall give their name and the name of their constituent association prior to speaking to an issue. Others may be utilized as resources for information and clarification as appropriate.

Electronic Voting Devices NSNA is pleased to provide electronic voting devices that will be used on Friday and Saturday. Delegates will be instructed regarding use of the device during the Friday morning House of Delegates session. Important: You must return the voting device to designated monitors whenever you exit the delegate seating area. •

Do not leave your voting device unattended on the delegate tables. Keep your voting device with you at all times while in the House of Delegates.

Rule 5. Each speaker shall indicate before speaking whether they are speaking pro/con, or requesting information, or clarification. Rule 6. To expedite the hearings, the chair asks for debate and if it is the consensus of the audience that there is no further discussion, then the next resolution is brought forward. Rule 7. Total length of debate on each resolution shall be designated by the Resolutions Committee. After the reading of the resolution, the amount of the allotted time for debate is stated. Extensions on the amount of time for discussion on each resolution are limited to one five-minute extension, at the discretion of the Resolutions Chairperson. Rule 8. Each speaker shall be limited to a time allotment as determined by the Resolutions Committee. Rule 9. No speaker shall speak more than once to an issue and no speaker who has already spoken may speak again unless required to do so for clarification purposes until all have had an opportunity to speak to the issue, or time allotted for debate has ended. Rule 10. Whereas statements are not debatable. Documentation of all whereas statements is available in the Resolutions Committee office for examination by any delegate during specified times as listed in the Convention schedule, and at authors tables before and after each Resolutions Hearings session. Rule 11. Editorial and other minor changes not affecting the intent of the resolution and agreed to during the hearings are included in the reading of the resolution when presented to the House of Delegates for a vote.


Reports Report of the President Ryan Bannan On behalf of the 2015-2016 NSNA Board of Directors, I hope that the following committee reports bring recognition to the tremendous work that the NSNA Board has accomplished during their term of office. This week offers many opportunities for state and local leaders to come together as a vibrant community collectively representing 60,000 NSNA members nationwide. We are here to move the mission and values of the national student nursing body forward. A Remarkable Year for NSNA and Nursing My primary desire this year was to facilitate an extremely effective, fun, and efficient board and to represent the NSNA to the nursing profession. By focusing on teambuilding and clear communication we were able to take consistent action and maintain an adaptive approach towards realizing committee goals. Through the attendance and participation in national nursing organization meetings (see list below) I had the opportunity to represent NSNA and share our work with nursing leaders throughout the United States. Nursing students witnessed a lot this year: The end of the Ebola outbreak prompted further discussion of global healthcare. Implications regarding the Zika virus will continue to provide real-time education about population health. We saw the solidarity that exists within nursing as colleagues across the country grieved over the passing of nursing students from Georgia Southern University, which prompted ways to remember other nurses who have lost their lives while pursuing a profession of caring. The nation observed a first-hand account of what incivility towards nurses can look like, and subsequently learned how nurses look after their own through phenomena like the “show me your stethoscope” social media campaign. In a partnership started in 2010 between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AARP, the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action continues to inspire 10

superb leadership following a five-year follow-up on the landmark report from the National Academy of Medicine (formerly known as the Institute of Medicine), The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Following our December 2015 attendance at the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action Summit in Washington, D.C., a team of NSNA leaders from Pennsylvania and Maryland collaborated on an article for Imprint magazine to highlight our inspired experience. Thanks to the enthusiasm of this team, NSNA was able to organize a webinar to update other nursing students on how they can get involved with the Campaign for Action. An exciting initiative that directly targets one of the goals from the Campaign for Action is the Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC), of which NSNA became an official founding member this year. As the beginning of the leadership pipeline in nursing, NSNA members have begun registering on the NOBC website to be counted towards the goal of placing 10,000 nurses on boards by the year 2020 once they become RNs. Represent, Facilitate, & Collaborate The official mission and core values of NSNA provided guidance in helping the board of directors and I shape our goals providing a sound foundation to compare the intention of those goals with the impact that they actually had. Upon being elected I set out to: 1) Represent NSNA membership with professionalism; 2) Facilitate directives of the NSNA Board of Directors and House of Delegates; and 3) Collaborate with members, staff, and other professional organizations. I accomplished these goals primarily through representing NSNA at professional meetings, publishing, and public speaking. Professional Meetings: While juggling school, work, family, and occasionally a social life, I had a heavy schedule of cross-country travel to represent and at times speak on behalf of NSNA membership. Details of these events have been included in previous website reports, internal board memos, and Imprint articles. Meetings, travel dates & locations during my 2015-2016 term included: • • •

April 2015: NSNA Annual Convention, Phoenix, AZZ June 2015: NSNA Board meeting, Brooklyn, NY June 2015: American Nurses Association (ANA) Ethics Symposium, Baltimore, MD

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July 2015: ANA Membership Assembly, Washington, DC September 2015: National League for Nursing (NLN) Summit, Las Vegas, NV October 2015: Georgia Association of Nursing Students (GANS) Convention, Macon, GA November 2015: NSNA Midyear Conference, Atlanta, GA November 2015: Nursing Organizations Alliance (NOA) Summit - Palm Springs, CA December 2015: Campaign for Action Summit, Washington, DC April 2016: NSNA Annual Convention. Orlando, FL

Publishing: I brought attention to a number of NSNA Resolutions, past Imprint articles, and various issues important to nursing students by publishing manuscripts both in print and electronically. I discussed topics that included ethics, self-care, mental health, collaboration, and mentorship. This material was published through the COSP Connection Newsletter, Imprint, NSNA website reports, the NSNA Forums, through notes on social media outlets, and even in a collaborative feature with the Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing (ARIN). Special Projects Google apps: The implementation of the Google Apps suite of services provides a virtual workspace for the NSNA Board of Directors and creates new opportunities to refine yearly board hand-offs and inform succession planning. This technology upgrade would not have been possible without the dedicated efforts of COSP Chair Shawn Guerette, and Secretary/Treasurer Kelly Bell. With small improvements like this, NSNA continues towards a new era of collaboration, innovation, and leadership within healthcare. Through his tireless work at getting state and local leaders involved in the Breakthrough to Nursing (BTN) agenda, BTN Director Jae Kook Lim has demonstrated that more direct state and school input on national projects is good for the organization. ANA collaboration: Building on previous initiatives to strengthen ties and improve the transition in membership from NSNA to ANA, our leaders this year have been discussing ways to strengthen collaborative yet autonomous mentorships between state chapters of NSNA and ANA Constituents. With approval from the appropriate bodies of membership we hope to continue exploring ideas like connecting NSNA

resolution authors with state ANA Leaders, developing guidelines for state ANA constituents to reach out to and mentor their future colleagues. We have also discussed re-instituting guest editorials in the national publications of our respective organizations: NSNA’s Imprint and ANA’s American Nurse Today. A Note of Gratitude The NSNA executive director, staff, consultants, faculty advisors, along with their supportive colleagues and other volunteers are the unsung heroes of this organization. The executive director has been one of the single most impactful mentors in my life, and someone whose work I deeply respect. The NLN and ANA Consultants have been cornerstones for board efficiency and stability. NSNA staff members have provided sound mentorship and strong examples of professionalism for our team of student leaders. The faculty at our respective schools are vital facilitators of student leadership and involvement. Please take time to express heartfelt gratitude to the people who have made our NSNA experiences possible. I’m thankful for everything that the NSNA Board of Directors, a true team of leaders, has given to the organization and can’t wait to see what’s in store for the years to come.

Report of the NSNA Executive Director Diane J. Mancino, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN If I had to choose a theme for NSNA operations this past year, it would be “technology”: “Transformation through high tech and high touch”;“caring through technology”; “touching through technology." These tools are infused in every aspect of NSNA’s relationship with members. By improving the quality of communication along with varied methods of reaching members, I am pleased with the progress that the NSNA staff, Board of Directors, Nominating and Elections Committee and Resolutions Committee are making to respond to members and to recruit new members. In May 2015, there were 2,675 responses to NSNA Media Survey. The survey helped us to understand how NSNA members communicate and the kind of 11

relationship they want to have with NSNA. As their very first professional organization, NSNA members are eager to learn and to be involved at the school, state and national levels of the association. I am pleased to report that we are growing NSNA’s capacity to reach and engage with members and nursing faculty through technology as well as in programming, conventions and meetings. Volunteer Leadership and Autonomy: As you look around the room at the House of Delegates, you are witnessing NSNA’s volunteer leadership in action. Each and every delegate and alternate has made a commitment to advance the mission of NSNA by serving in the House of Delegates. They are learning new skills by writing and submitting resolutions; practicing shared-governance and learning Roberts Rules of Order; and voting for the next cadre of NSNA leaders. NSNA has made the submission process for resolutions and candidate applications a totally online process. This has helped to cut down on missing documents and saved many natural resources (i.e., trees and cost of mailings) by simply hitting the “submit” button. NSNA staff has the goal of making sure that every form and application we use is online. This will be a great benefit to members and make it easier for volunteer leaders to access what they need from NSNA. To further develop the skills of volunteer leaders and to introduce new leaders into the association, NSNA has joined the Nurses On Boards Coalition (NOBC You will be hearing more about the NOBC at the plenary session on Thursday: “Nurse Empowerment and Health Advocacy—Take the 2020 NOBC Challenge!” As a founding member of the NOBC, NSNA is recognized by the profession as the beginning of the pipeline to future leadership in every aspect of healthcare. I am very pleased to report that our volunteer leaders have offered more webinars this year than in years past. Not only do the webinars provide an excellent resource for information to our members, they provide an opportunity for our leaders to learn a new interactive communication tool. Stay tuned as we plan more online sessions in the future. NSNA’s Annual Summer Leadership Conference has grown over the years with NSNA members from several states attending. The next Conference takes place at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, NY, 12

on Friday, July 29, 2016. The agenda for the conference focuses on NSNA programs and how to get more nursing student involvement at the state and school chapter level. Current and aspiring leaders as well as faculty are invited to participate. One highlight of this event is the optional tour of selected Mt. Sinai Medical Center units. Be sure to watch your email for registration information. The Summer Leadership Conference is free for NSNA members. Business Management and Professionalism: Behind the scenes NSNA staff are actively organizing and implementing the plans established by the Board of Directors. Staff is watchful to ensure that the resources are available to conduct the day-to-day business and to provide member services. As the Executive Director, I am responsible for hiring and managing staff and ensuring that they have the skills they need to do their jobs. Each NSNA Board Committee chair is assigned to an NSNA executive staff member who provides guidance and support for the work of the committees. Managing committee work is essential to the success of NSNA for it is through this process that the resolutions are implemented. The staff is working with the Board to increase the efficiency and collaboration of the Board and staff's work (i.e., through Google Apps). This will extend to the work of the Resolutions Committee and the Nominating and Elections Committee in the next year. Funding and Finances: Although the NSNA 2015 operating budget generated a small surplus ($9,738); the unrealized investment losses created a deficit. I wish to emphasize the word “unrealized” as this is a paper loss, not an actual loss. Be sure to read the Independent Auditor’s Report at the end of this Business Book and to attend the Finance Forum, led by Kelly Bell, NSNA Secretary/Treasurer, on Thursday afternoon to get the complete details and have an opportunity to ask questions. Since 2008 until 2015 there has been a decline in entry-level positions for new RN graduates, as reflected in the drastic decrease in the number of healthcare recruiters at NSNA meetings. In addition, the number of job-related advertisements in Imprint and the Program Books declined. I am very pleased to report to the House of Delegates that we are seeing an increase in healthcare recruitment advertising and

beginning with the 64th Annual NSNA Convention. This signals a turning point in the hiring of new RN graduates and increased revenue for the association. During the absence of healthcare recruiters, NSNA has grown the number of colleges and universities exhibiting and advertising thus exposing members to a variety of opportunities to advance academically. Now members will be able to explore both academic as well as employment options as we have 27 healthcare recruitment exhibits this year (compared to just 14 in 2015). This number will continue to grow at future meetings. Quality Educational Programs and Activities: As you will read in the reports of the Board of Directors, the committees have had a very productive year implementing NSNA’s resolutions. A high number of award applications indicate that the school chapters and state associations have also been active implementing award-worthy programs. These indicators reflect the successful engagement of the Board with NSNA members and the high relevancy of the association’s work. You may have also noticed how well the Board has incorporated NSNA’s Core Values into the program areas. The Board created the NSNA Core Values Award to highlight the work of individuals dedicated to inspiring others to put the core values into practice every day in their professional life. Core Values are the foundational elements embedded in all that NSNA stands for. Please continue to keep the NSNA Core Values in the forefront of everything you do especially as we move forward with revising the NSNA Code of Ethics. Nursing Research and Dissemination of Results: The NSNA Annual New Graduate Survey which began in 2008 examines how the entry-level job market is impacting the lives of new graduates. Now in its eighth year, the survey continues to inform us about the job market for new graduates. Veronica Feeg, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean and Director PhD Program in Nursing Molloy College in Rockville Centre, NY, along with her PhD students, assist NSNA in the development and analysis of the new graduate survey. Watch for the results of the 2015 survey which will be published in Dean’s Notes, Volume 37, No. 4, March/April 2016 issue. I am pleased to report that there is an increase in the employment rate of new graduates and this will continue to improve. If you are in the graduating class of 2016 watch your email for an invitation to participate in the 2016 New Graduate Survey next September. Your participation is vital to the success of the survey.

In February 2016, I had the opportunity to work with a nurse research team at Columbia University School of Nursing to design and distribute a survey entitled, Evaluation of the Prevention of Infections in Course Curriculum (EPICC). Many thanks to the 3,700 NSNA members who participated in the survey. Once the results are published, NSNA will provide a link to the publication on In preparation for participation for Friday’s Plenary Session (“Nursing Ethics and Moral Courage: The Challenge Continues”) at this year’s Convention, Dr. Veronica Feeg distributed a survey to pre-registered NSNA Convention attendees. The ethical dilemmas and issues raised by those responding to the survey will be addressed at this interactive session. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear what keeps you and your peers awake at night! NSNA continues to enhance doctoral nursing student development with collaborative support. Doctoral students investigating diverse topics related to nursing education and nursing student life for their dissertation value NSNA support. Your participation is essential to the success of this doctoral research. We also continue to work on implementing the recommendations in the Report of the Institute of Medicine: The Future of Nursing—Leading Change, Advancing Health that pertains to NSNA’s policies. The NOBC, mentioned earlier in this report, is one example of how NSNA is directly involved. State association leaders are encouraged to become more active in their respective State Action Coalitions. In addition to furthering the work of the IOM Report, the State Action Coalitions will help to connect student leaders with nursing leaders, an invaluable outcome in advancing one’s nursing career. Moving Forward The Year Ahead and Beyond: NSNA will continue to elevate its presence on social media and work to continuously improve communication and ensure that your relationship with NSNA and its leadership grows and prospers. Redesign of the NSNA website is high on the staff agenda following Convention. We have already started this work with the redesign of the MidYear, Convention and Foundation of the NSNA websites making them easier to navigate and more pleasing designs. Also watch for a new website dedicated to faculty. The goal of this new endeavor is to further demonstrate the value of NSNA to faculty, Deans, and Program Directors and encourage support of their student’s involvement in the largest nursing student organization in the world!

As we all gather here in Orlando and celebrate “Nursing: Where Imaginations and Journeys Meet," NSNA continues to reach out and touch you through technology, career counseling, collaborative cutting-edge workshops and leadership development. I encourage all of you to take full advantage of everything that the convention has to offer. If your school or state sent alternate delegates, divide up the House of Delegates participation so that as many members as possible can learn about shared-governance as well as attend the many educational sessions. Network in the exhibit hall and take advantage of the Career Counseling Center to get a jump start on your nursing career. I guarantee that you will return home inspired and even more certain that you have chosen the best career — nursing — available in healthcare.

Report of the Foundation of the NSNA Kenya Haney, MSN, RN, President The Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association (FNSNA) was established in 1969 for charitable and educational purposes. FNSNA provides scholarships to qualified nursing students throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Territories. Since 1974, the FNSNA scholarship program has distributed more than $4.39 million representing over 3,000 scholarships to undergraduate nursing students. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $7,500. This year, over $135,000 in funding will be awarded through the General Scholarship program for the 2016-2017 academic year. In addition, $116,000 will be awarded in the Promise of Nursing scholarship program. The Trustees of the FNSNA represent business, academic, and professional leaders who are committed to growing the Foundation. President: Kenya Haney, MSN, RN, HSM, Past NSNA President, Cardiology & Respiratory Care Services Director, Barnes-Jewish Hospital-St. Peters in St. Peters, Missouri and Progress West Hospital, in O’Fallon, MO


Vice President: Carol Toussie Weingarten, PhD, RN, ANEF, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Villanova University, Villanova, PA; Secretary: Patrick Hickey, DRPH, RN, CNOR, Faculty Principal, Capstone Scholarship Program, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; Treasurer: Lola Fehr, MS, RN, CAE, PRP, FAAN, Consultant, Fehr Consultant Resources, Greeley, CO. Trustees: Robert Hess, Jr. PhD, RN, FAAN, Executive Vice President, Education Content & Credentialing, OnCourse Learning, Founder, Forum for Shared Governance, Hoffman Estates, IL; Tina Filoromo, RN, Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, System Officer HR Operations, CHETrinity Health, Livonia, MI; Rosella Garcia, Senior Director of Alumni Relations, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY; David Mehok, Chief Financial Officer, CLEAResult, Austin, TX; Larry Slater, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, Clinical Assistant Professor, New York University College of Nursing; Ex-Officio Members: Ryan Bannan, President, NSNA; Diane Mancino, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN, FNSNA Executive Director. Jasmine Melendez, MA, serves as the FNSNA Scholarship and Grants Administrator and Lauren Sperle is the Executive Assistant for the FNSNA. In an effort to further the interests of nursing students, nursing faculty and schools of nursing, the FNSNA works together with the National Student Nurses’ Association in various philanthropic endeavors. In July 2008, the Trustees launched the Forever Nursing Endowment Campaign to raise funds for undergraduate nursing scholarships. Almost seven years later, the campaign initiatives endure, securing close to $2 million in pledges and one-time gifts! We are truly grateful to all those who have committed to creating a lasting future for nursing students across the nation. The FNSNA continues to seek other avenues of fundraising for nursing scholarships. Support from within and without the nursing community is an integral part of the fundraising effort to provide more scholarships to undergraduate nursing students and reduce student debt. Trustees continue to build relationships with professional nursing organization and corporations who have an interest in nursing education. The future of the nursing profession will reap the benefits of the hard work of past and present Trustees. There are several fundraising opportunities that take place here at Convention that you and your fellow nursing students can participate in.

Sale of the NSNA graduation cords and key chains remain strong thanks to graduating seniors who want a visual symbol of their leadership and involvement in NSNA. A portion of your purchase of a graduation cord supports the undergraduate scholarship program. Make sure to stop by the NSNA store to see our new royal blue, white, and gold “student leader” cord!

To our future donors, we welcome your involvement. Your generous support is a source of encouragement and strength for our future generations of registered nurses.

Spread a little sunshine while participating in the Sunshine Auction, which raises funds for the Mary Ann Tuft Scholarship Fund. State and local chapters, individuals, and exhibitors contribute items of interest including NCLEX review books, nursing textbooks, and nursing memorabilia to be placed up for auction. Don’t miss the opportunity to view auction items in the convention office and place your bid at the auction on Friday afternoon starting at 1:45 pm in the back of the Exhibit Hall.

Greetings and welcome to Orlando, FL for NSNA’s 64th Annual Convention, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort! It has been a privilege and an honor serving as your 2015-2016 Secretary/Treasurer. Delving into NSNA finances and accounting over the past year has been a challenging and exciting experience. One of the benefits of preparing this Business Book report is that it gives me an opportunity present to you this financial experience. In brief, while there were adverse economic challenges, we have managed to be above breakeven point from an operations standpoint. Although Statement of Activities (Income Statement) shows a “deficit” of $87,199, that figure is the sum of a “paper” loss or unrealized depreciation of investments of negative $96,937 plus an operating surplus of $9,738.

This year, convention attendees have an additional way to support FNSNA. The Forever Nursing 5K Run and 1K Walk returns on Saturday morning. We are excited to bring this event back to Disney Coronado Springs Resort! This fundraising event not only promotes health and wellness within the nursing community, but also raises good will and support for undergraduate nursing scholarships. Make sure to attend the Annual Convention Challenge, held during a break in the House of Delegates on Saturday afternoon. This event allows students, faculty, and other leaders to challenge each other in raising funds for the undergraduate scholarship program. Students who make a donation of $20 or more will receive the “Forever Nursing…I’m Invested” button, a visual symbol your commitment to the future of the nursing profession, ensuring that there is always funding to support nursing students across the country. Since 2002, Johnson & Johnson has sponsored Promise of Nursing gala recognition events in several regions around the country to raise funds for undergraduate nursing education, faculty fellowships, and grants for schools of nursing to increase student capacity. FNSNA manages the contributions and appoints a committee to select the recipients of the undergraduate scholarships and faculty fellowships program. Recipients will be recognized at the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday evening. When you provide scholarship and grant support for nursing education you are making one of the most important investments you can make in healthcare. To all those who have support the efforts of the FNSNA, please accept our heartfelt thanks for your continued support. 15

Finance Committee Kelly Bell, Secretary/Treasurer

I am pleased to report that I have achieved many of the goals I set for myself for the year: 1) Become and remain knowledgeable about the finances of NSNA and communicate them to the Finance Committee, the Board of Directors, and the membership; 2) Increase revenues by working to increase membership (this is a work in progress); 3) Help state and local treasurers explore their current tax status and options to apply for a different status, if applicable; and 4) Support state and local secretaries and treasurers and provide opportunities for training. On the latter goal, I am proud to report that I presented the very first NSNA Secretaries’ Webinar in March 2016. It contains a wealth practical advice on how to efficiently manage your association’s secretary’s role. A recording of the webinar is posted on NSNA’s website. I look forward to presenting the financial statements at the Finance Forum. Although it is mandatory for the delegates, I would encourage everyone to attend the Forum on Thursday from 1:15-1:45 p.m. As the Chair of the NSNA Finance Committee, I would like to use NSNA’s Financial Statements as of December 31, 2015 to briefly describe here some main issues and trends occurring in fiscal 2015. I have been diligent in studying, analyzing, and asking questions about the financial reports provided by the

NSNA executives, investment advisor, and finally the independent auditor. My analysis was twofold: first, to ensure that NSNA reserve funds are managed prudently as per NSNA’s investment policies, and that they are fully funded and protected. And second, to ensure that NSNA finances are being managed well, and in line with nonprofit organization standards and benchmarks. I am pleased to report that both criteria are being met. As previously mentioned, our investment account suffered a “paper,” unrealized loss due to national and international adverse financial market conditions in 2015 that continued so far into 2016. A “paper” loss means that NSNA did not suffer actual cash and financial asset losses. It merely means that the market value of the financial assets dropped or depreciated in comparison to the previous year end (12/31/2014), and this drop has to be included in the financials. I am pleased to report that NSNA continues to meet its operating budget and to be financially stable. We have maintained a reserve fund that is over the 50% threshold of annual operating expenses. We continue to use low-risk, long-term investments to ensure financial longevity of the organization, as evidenced by dividends and interest of $74,876. This 50% reserve fund threshold (which is NSNA’s policy) provides a margin of protection, and allows planning for future programs, resources, and learning opportunities for the members. Membership dues remained almost unchanged (there is a slight drop) at $1,422,565 while revenues from Convention and the Midyear Career Planning Conference revenues decreased from the previous year due particularly to attendance at the Annual Convention held in Phoenix, Arizona and Midyear Career Planning Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia where we did not meet budget for both meetings. We, however, did meet budgeted exhibit fee revenues at both the Annual Convention and the Midyear Conference. In 2016 we are beginning to see an increased demand for recruitment ads and exhibits as reflected in our exhibit hall here in Orlando. On the expense side of the budget, staff has been diligent in efforts to reduce expenses, especially administration expenses. Our net assets have remained stable and strong at over $2M for fiscal 2015. NSNA members can help to ensure NSNA’s fiscal health by utilizing the discounts on services and products available through the Alliance Program. NSNA receives royalties to help support NSNA’s programs and activities while members receive a benefit when they do business with these organizations. This helps NSNA to keep dues affordable for nursing students to join our great organization!

I am very impressed with the many accomplishments of state organizations and school chapters. Without the involvement and support of members, NSNA could not be as successful as we are. I encourage all attendees to go to the Treasurer and Secretary Workshops at Convention, and to please continue to utilize the financial education resources available on the NSNA website. As we venture out after graduation and join professional boards and committees across the country, remember to become a sustaining member of the NSNA. Sustaining membership supports the continued efforts of growing and educating nursing students. It has been an honor working with the Executive Director Dr. Diane Mancino; Director of Finance and Administration, Dev Persaud; the NSNA Board of Directors; the ANA and NLN consultants; and our constituents. I do appreciate all the encouragement and support. This has been an amazing and unforgettable experience. The theme of this convention being “NSNA: Where Imaginations and Journeys Meet,” I wish you all the best of luck as you imagine your successful nursing journey!

Membership Committee Caroline Miller, Vice President, Chair Membership Committee It is hard to believe we are at the 64th Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida! It is so exciting to see all of my fellow nursing students and leaders. I hope you all take advantage of the speakers, workshops, exhibit hall, and connecting experiences. NSNA conventions allow you not only to grow as a student but as a future leader for our profession. I have enjoyed serving you as the vice president and chair of the Membership Committee. My committee members, Shawn Guerette and Tanya Davis, and I have been working hard towards our theme, Nursing: The Magical Connection. We chose this theme because we’re in Walt Disney World, but also to focus on how many connections you can make from being a part of NSNA. You can meet many fellow nursing students as well as speakers, recruiters and simply amazing nursing leaders here.


When I joined NSNA as a freshman, I didn’t think I would get so much out of it. You are part of an active constituency and definitely making a change. Thank you for all that you do and I hope we can encourage future students to join. The Membership Committee has been working hard, specifically with the Start-a-Chapter program. We are working to close the gap between schools that are eligible and schools that actually become constituent schools. We have also been promoting Project InTouch! Congratulations to Katie Lehman, Barnes-Jewish College, Goldfarb School of Nursing, St. Louis, MO, for winning the Project InTouch Recruiters Contest. Make sure you sign up next year! If you are graduating soon you might want to start thinking about becoming an NSNA sustaining member. Being a sustaining member allows you to support the organization that supported you throughout nursing school! Finally, I would like to thank you all for electing me. I have learned so much by being on the NSNA Board of Directors for two years now and this year has been a period of real growth for me. But I feel like I have learned the most from all of you — you are all amazing in everything that you do and I have been truly inspired.

Legislation/Education Committee Caroline Miller, Vice President, Chair I cannot believe it has been a year since we were together in Phoenix and now we are at our 64th Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida! I have had the opportunity to serve as your Legislation/Education Committee chair and was able to work closely with Tanya Davis and Megan Goodman on this committee. We have been working hard this year with our theme in mind — Nurses: Educate, Legislate, Vote. We chose this theme because we wanted to focus on the fact that we not only need to increase our number of voters, but our number of informed and educated voters. We have been working towards this by reinstating the Get Out the Vote campaign, which promotes getting students registered to vote and educating them on healthcare issues, policies and our future as nurses. We have been striving to get nursing students aware that we all need to be involved because legislation affects all of us. We also were able to put out a survey to ask how the campaign went and what adjustments need to be made because we know

this was newly reinstated and will need to worked on in future years. I want to thank all of you for electing me this year – I have learned so much throughout my two years on the NSNA Board. I definitely know I have learned the most from all of you and have been inspired and so impressed with everything that you have all accomplished. You have such amazing ideas and I know I will be in good hands when we work together in the nursing profession. You get so much by being a part of the NSNA and I hope you have taken full advantage of it all. We all have the power the make change and we have been able to do so much as nursing students and have the ability to keep making change as we progress in our profession!

Bylaws & Policies Committee Tanya Davis, Chair Being chair of the Bylaws and Policies Committee has taught me so much. The committee had many ambitious goals this year: One goal was to increase awareness of our new NSNA Core Values, which we achieved with the institution of the new NSNA Core Values Award. This award now recognizes students who embody what we value as an organization. We also worked hard to review and update the Code of Ethics, which will be brought to the House of Delegates, hopefully, by next year. I would like to thank my hard working committee members, Shawn Guerette and Johanna Bridges. At the NSNA MidYear Career Planning Conference I got to talk with students from all over about their local and state organizations to help solve problems and empower them to take action. I got to discuss why policy and bylaws are so important at the bylaws breakout session, highlighting the similarity between NSNA policy and policy from other professional nursing organizations. With much work and dedication, we were also able to complete a parliamentary procedure video that will debut at Convention this year! While here, we will also be discussing and teaching about parliamentary procedure for those who are new or want to have a refresher on what to expect at the 17

House of Delegates. As this is the last time I get to work with my fellow Board of Directors and NSNA staff, I would like to say thank you. Without you all I could not have made it through this experience and nursing school. It was an amazing opportunity and I will carry all I learned into my new profession.

Imprint Report Sabrina Lozier, Imprint Editor

NSNA members, I hope you have each been receiving your subscription to our periodical publication and taken a few moments to read each other’s reflections on what it means to become a nurse. In the information age, print materials are often set aside, and leisure reading can be severely limited during nursing school. However, I wish to thank you for your continued support and readership and for submitting manuscripts and letters to the editor. When you achieve personal success by publishing your thoughts on nursing, Imprint — the only professional magazine for student nurses — continues to enjoy longevity and contributes to our organization’s stature through the power of participation. I would also like to take a moment to formally thank the NSNA staff and offer my gratitude to our production consultant, Larisa Mendez Downes, for her guidance at all hours of the day or night and tireless work maintaining and elevating the standard of our phenomenal publication. In an effort to increase the value of your subscription and decrease your investment as the consumer, the staff has infused tremendous energy into our magazine to execute visions of delivering increased infographic content. Translating your thoughts on nursing into graphic representations has been an incredible experience, and it has been a pleasure to exercise innovation in your service!

Image of Nursing Committee Report Sabrina Lozier, Chair As many of you are well aware, the Image of Nursing program was originally established to dispel 18

misconceptions the public may have of nurses and our profession by re-educating them, educating nursing students on how to project a positive image of nursing, and helping students develop professionalism. I would like to start by thanking my fellow committee members, Megan Goodman and Jae Lim; together, we developed this year’s Image theme “From Running IVs to Running the Hospital: Celebrating Nursing’s Diversity” in honor of obscure nursing tasks and specialties, as well as the cultural diversity we welcome into our profession. Through continued use of the Facebook page established by last year’s committee, we have strived to share content that showcases the diversity encompassed within the nursing profession, thus utilizing social media as a vehicle to drive these points home with our members and with the public. I also need to thank you, our members, for engaging with this content. Tagging and sharing featured resolutions has certainly brought some awareness to an aspect of nursing that is unfamiliar to many. I hope you will continue to interact with Image committee members and with each other in this venue, and I encourage you to utilize social media in a similar way to continue promoting a positive Image of Nursing. Remember while here and beyond, use the #ImageofNursing hashtag and make sure to tag your Convention tweets and photos with #NSNA64.

Global Initiatives in Nursing Johanna Bridges, Chair The theme for this year’s committee, Think Globally, Act Locally, encouraged members to both look at the big picture in nursing and international healthcare issues while taking action right in our own communities. My committee members, Jae Kook Lim and Shawn Guerette, helped me to weave this theme into educational programs at the MidYear Career Planning Conference and the Annual Convention. To increase awareness and education on global and local communicable disease issues and the role of nursing students in immunization administration, a general session was presented at the MidYear Career Planning Conference entitled, “Emerging Infectious Diseases: Global Impact—Local Consequences.” The

excellent panelists shared their expertise with the audience. Crystal Johnson, MSN, RN, who works on Emory University Hospital’s Communicable Disease Unit, described her work with Ebola patients. Attendees could easily make the connection between a global health issue that became a local risk as healthcare workers and others returned home from infected areas in Western African countries. Dr. Mary Lou Manning, president of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, stressed the importance of early detection and surveillance of infectious diseases as well as prevention. At a workshop on Human Trafficking at the MidYear Conference attendees learned that Atlanta is one of the major transportation hubs for human trafficking in the country. The scope of the problem and the role nurses can play to end human slavery was addressed by Laura Carter, Outreach Specialist at Tapestri, Inc., Tucker, GA and Stephanie Sorquira, Program coordinator at the International Human Trafficking Institute in Atlanta, GA. To highlight the international experiences that NSNA members are engaged in, the Global Initiatives in Nursing Association Activity Seminar here at Convention features two excellent presentations. Allison Scully, a student at the University of Maine, Orono, ME, will share her International Service Learning experiences in Belize and Costa Rica. Violeta Pantaleon, who attends Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, will describe the Johns Hopkins International Medicine’s International Transitions Program at Al Rahba Hospital, United Arab Emirates. Ms. Pantaleon cared for premature and/or immunocompromised neonates born with metabolic, hematologic, and respiratory disorders, brain damage, and genetic defects. Please join me as I moderate this exciting program. I was pleased to see so many submissions for the Global Initiatives in Nursing Award and the International Photo Contest Award. Be sure to see Saturday’s Convention News for the list of winners and to attend the Closing Ceremony where we will celebrate the award winners. Resources have been added to the NSNA website Global Initiatives in Nursing page and the Guidelines for Planning Global Initiatives in Nursing was updated to reflect the committee theme and information about

global health monthly observances. Please feel free to share resources you may have with me so that we can post them on the web site. I know that your nursing journey will take you to new places where you can make the world a better place. But you really don’t have to go far from home to have an international experience. Look around you to see the global impact of healthcare right in your own community. Take advantage of every opportunity to hear the stories of people and families from distant lands and act locally to improve the lives of all.

Breakthrough to Nursing® Committee Jae Kook Lim, Chair Hello friends and faculty members! To start off, thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to serve you as the national Breakthrough to Nursing Director for 2015-2016. Never in my lifetime did I think I would be on a national board to serve students from across the country. Most of all, I wish to thank you all for your never-ending dedication to this organization and students. I am excited to see you all at our 2016 NSNA’s Annual Convention in my hometown: Orlando, Florida. This year, my committee and I dedicated our time to searching for BTN projects from other states to identify and showcase what kind of BTN projects can be implemented on the state and local levels. The BTN Stories publication was a huge success and I am very glad to see that other state organizations are emulating it on a state level. Furthermore, it was a message to the community that this is what nursing students can do besides nursing care. This is what Breakthrough to Nursing is all about: breaking down barriers. Our other project was the 2015-2016 Mentor-Mentee Guideline template. What began as a simple revision turned into one of the biggest projects the committee and I took on. This template will serve all nursing schools in the country for those who do not have a program. Our other goal was to promote the BTN awards more. Promotion was a key consideration and I would like to thank the committee for doing so at MidYear. I have enjoyed working with my fellow NSNA officers and staff members; I have learned so much from 19

them. I am a completely different person now than when I began this term. I am grateful for everything that has happened and I owe you my thanks for your support and for making it possible. To all of my fellow friends in NSNA, always strive to be the best of the best. The only limitations are the ones that you place on yourself.

Convention Planning Committee Adam Tebben, Chair Hello NSNA members. Welcome to the 2016 Annual Convention, “Nursing: Where Imaginations and Journeys Meet.” The convention is full of exciting workshops and breakout sessions for both students and faculty, and the Convention Planning Committee has been hard at work to ensure that you get to partake in a wide variety of interesting sessions and activities. Among many others, they range from the NCLEX mini-review, the American Red Cross Disaster Certification, several fundraising opportunities, and the chance to network and get to know other students and leaders from around the country. This year the committee worked to provide ideas for fundraising to fund your trips to events such as these, ideas for convention planning, and we tried to schedule even more sessions so that all who attend Convention have the opportunity to attend as many sessions as possible. For many of you, the House of Delegates meetings will be your first experience to observe and participate in of shared-governance. Let me assure you that it is exciting to see the collaboration of leaders and students who are passionate to make an impact in our profession. As a delegate you are an integral part of NSNA’s policy and legacy, as you will debate and vote on the resolutions proposed by students all around the country. Key events this year include the Opening Ceremony with Keynote Speaker Matt Jones, a professional motivational speaker who will speak on the impact nurses had on him as he fought cancer three times; a packed Exhibit Hall; the Forever Nursing 5K Run/1K Walk; and so much more. End the week on a motivational high note as Dan Suarez, president of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, speaks at the Closing Ceremony. 20

Networking is a huge part of this event and it deserves some special attention. Be prepared to meet many nursing leaders from around the country, future employers, and even continuing education representatives in the Exhibit Hall. Be prepared to attend and leave a changed person with different outlooks on the nursing profession. I can promise that the energy you feel among a group of passionate nurses will leave you more enthused and more passionate about your future than ever before. The NSNA Board and I look forward to meeting many of you while you’re here. Be sure to say hello and get to know us during the final event of our tenure. See you there!

Community Health/Disaster Preparedness Committee Megan Goodman, Chair Greetings NSNA members and faculty! I am so excited to see great nursing leaders here as well as those who will be following in their footsteps. This past year has absolutely flown by and it has been a pleasure and an honor to serve our organization. It feels like yesterday we were in Arizona and now here we are in beautiful Orlando, Florida: Welcome to the 64th Annual Convention! I strongly encourage each and every one of you to take advantage of the numerous opportunities at Convention. You have amazing networking connections, leaders to learn from, and specialties to explore. Be sure to take some time to visit the many exhibitors who have traveled from all over the country and learn about what they have to offer us students. This year's theme is "Nursing: Where Imaginations and Journeys Meet," which encourages you to use your imagination to create your journey with all of the amazing resources here at Annual Convention. Throughout the past year I have served as your Community Health and Disaster Preparedness Chair. It was a privilege to work with and get to know Adam Tebben and Johanna Bridges, who served as fellow committee members. It was a rewarding experience to work with their creativity and enthusiasm for NSNA.

This year’s theme was Prepare to be Aware, Education Today for Tomorrow’s Possibilities. In the news more than ever we see a wide variety of tragedies. They range from shootings, to fires, to disease outbreaks, to tsunamis. As nurses, we need to be aware of what can happen and what our role is to help the community in all three forms of prevention. The entire committee worked very hard to meet goals and to help the members of NSNA carry out programs within their communities. Our success would not have been possible without NSNA staff, especially Judith Tyler, our program consultant. I had the joy of presenting to eager minds at the 2015 NSNA Leadership Conference in New York at the Mount Sinai Ichan School of Medicine. It was inspiring and exciting to meet members looking to advance their leadership and learn how to work through committees. I hope everyone who came enjoyed it as much as I did. I also want to extend a thank you to those who came out to our presentation at MidYear in Atlanta, GA. There were so many enthusiastic leaders in that room who were ready to learn about what disasters can occur and what they can do to educate their community on how to be prepared. You all had a lot of great questions and inspired me with your ideas and demonstration of passion for helping your communities. Over the past year the committee accomplished many of its goals. We featured community health based resolutions in Imprint, promoted useful links and articles through our Facebook page and our page on the NSNA’s website, we encouraged state and local chapters to participate in National Preparedness Month and NSNA’s National Week of Service, featured an article on how to obtain your NIMS certification, continued to offer the American Red Cross Disaster Certification program, bone marrow drives at MidYear and here at Convention, and we have helped to make some of your own projects a success. Serving as the Community Health and Disaster Preparedness Chair and on the NSNA Board of Directors has been an invaluable and rewarding experience. As a result I have grown professionally and personally thanks to the wonderful and overwhelming support of NSNA membership and the staff. This was a

very successful year and can’t wait to see the organization continue to thrive and grow. As you are working hard to complete school and begin your career, do not forget how much power you truly possess as nursing student and as a nurse. Never say, “I’m just a nurse” because you are so much more!

Council of State President (COSP) Planning Committee Shawn Guerette, Chair Welcome to the biggest event of the year for student nurses! As the Ex-Officio member of the NSNA Board of Directors and the Chair of the Council of State Presidents (COSP) Planning Committee, I had the pleasure of serving and working with some of the most influential, passionate, and motivated student leaders from across the country. If you are unfamiliar with COSP, it is a gathering of all NSNA State Presidents at the Midyear Career Planning Conference and Annual Convention. COSP helps state associations develop connections and learn about creating and maintaining strong student led organizations. The COSP Planning Committee plans meetings that provide unique learning opportunities, updates from NSNA leadership, essential resources for running an effective association, advice and lectures from experienced nurse leaders, and an environment to share new ideas and goals with other state presidents. The COSP meeting at the 2015 NSNA MidYear Career Planning Conference was a ton of fun and a huge success! State presidents who were in attendance received updates from the NSNA President, each of the committees of the NSNA Board of Directors, and the NSNA Staff. Throughout COSP, sharing circles were held that allowed the state presidents to share recent activities in their respective states in a small group setting and these circles are often where we learn the most about our roles. The COSP Invitational Leadership Luncheon was sponsored by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and included an extremely motivating and inspiring presentation. The first day was finished traditionally with a much anticipated White Elephant gift exchange. 21

The second day of COSP began with the “How to Run an Effective Association” series. The MidYear COSP Planning Committee members, Sarah Trandel, Katie Kemp, and Thomas Ward gave a presentation about the new Multimedia Resources available to state presidents for everything from planning conventions to maintaining state documents with new technology, along with speaking on conflict resolution. This presentation was followed by our COSP Planning Committee election. To finalize the meeting, the NSNA Board of Directors ended by being available for questions and answers. For the NSNA 64th Annual Convention, we organized yet another exciting and informative COSP. The Board of Directors, COSP Planning Committee and I have been looking forward to seeing state presidents. We have some amazing topics planned! I also served the NSNA membership through my participation as a member of the Global Initiatives, Membership, and Bylaws committees. We've worked to evaluate, improve, and better communicate to enhance the experience for our members and the organization. Serving the NSNA membership as the COSP Chair on the NSNA Board of Directors and through other committees has been a memorable and life changing experience for me. Looking back over the last year I have learned about my own leadership ability and the ability of student nurses to make an impact on the future of our profession. This has been a truly amazing and record-breaking year that I will never forget! I know that the future of nursing and student nursing will be in good hands with the leaders discovered and developed within NSNA across the nation. I hope you all enjoy the 2016 Annual NSNA Convention and leave with new ideas and aspirations to make a difference in your chapter and state associations. Learn all you can here and let it carry you through the rest of your career as an amazing nurse leader!


Membership Statistics (As of February 3, 2016)

ALABAMA ...................................................... ........ 989 ALASKA .......................................................... ………..12 ARIZONA ....................................................... ..... 1,107 ARKANSAS ..................................................... ..... 1,453 CALIFORNIA .................................................. ..... 6,229 COLORADO ................................................. ........ 957 CONNECTICUT ............................................... ........ 753 DELAWARE .................................................... ........ 110 DIST OF COLUMBIA ....................................... .......... 55 FLORIDA ........................................................ ..... 5,668 GEORGIA ....................................................... ..... 2,031 GUAM ........................................................... .......... 52 HAWAII ......................................................... ........ 309 IDAHO ........................................................... ........ 227 ILLINOIS ......................................................... ..... 1,917 INDIANA ........................................................ ..... 1,165 IOWA ............................................................. ..... 1,670 KANSAS ......................................................... ..... 1,202 KENTUCKY ..................................................... ........ 912 LOUISIANA .................................................... ..... 1,366 MAINE ........................................................... .......... 93 MARYLAND ................................................... ........ 818 MASSACHUSETTS .......................................... ..... 1,305 MICHIGAN ..................................................... ..... 3,037 MINNESOTA .................................................. ........ 686 MISSISSIPPI ................................................... ........ 730 MISSOURI ...................................................... ..... 2,015 MONTANA .................................................... .......... 78 NEBRASKA ..................................................... ........ 448 NEVADA ........................................................ ........ 311 NEW HAMPSHIRE ......................................... ........ 446 NEW JERSEY .................................................. ..... 1,577 NEW MEXICO ................................................ ........ 291 NEW YORK .................................................... ..... 3,339 NORTH CAROLINA ......................................... ..... 1,051 NORTH DAKOTA ............................................ ........ 415 OHIO ............................................................. ..... 1,620 OKLAHOMA ................................................... ........ 982 OREGON ........................................................ ........ 818 PENNSYLVANIA ............................................. ..... 4,938 PUERTO RICO ................................................ .......... 84 RHODE ISLAND .............................................. ........ 167 SOUTH CAROLINA ......................................... ..... 1,809 SOUTH DAKOTA ............................................ ........ 511 TENNESSEE .................................................... ..... 1,556 TEXAS ............................................................ ..... 4,746 UTAH ............................................................. ........ 505 VERMONT ..................................................... ........ 458 VIRGIN ISLANDS ............................................ .......... 22 VIRGINIA ....................................................... ..... 1,145 WASHINGTON ............................................... ........ 215 WEST VIRGINIA ............................................. ........ 416 WISCONSIN ................................................... ........ 855 WYOMING .................................................... .......... 62

Project INTouch Statistics Project InTouch is NSNA's exciting membership incentive plan that enables members to win valuable prizes by recruiting new members into NSNA. Members recruited into NSNA between February 12, 2015 and February 3, 2016 are counted. Total Number of Recruiters: ...................................... 51 Total Number of New Members Recruited: ......... 1,617

RECRUITERS QUALIFYING FOR SPONSORED PROJECT INTOUCH PRIZES 10-30 new members recruited: One year subscription (online or iPad) to the American Journal of Nursing Magazine (AJN), contributed by Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins ........................ 10 31-45 new members recruited: Saunders 2016-2017 Strategies for Test Success: Passing Nursing School and the NCLEX Exam, 4th Edition by Linda Anne Silvestri, PhD, RN, and Angela Silvestri, MSN, RN, contributed by Mosby/Saunders, division of Elsevier, plus above prize5 46-60 new members recruited: Davis Edge for NCLEX-RN contributed by F.A. Davis Company, plus the above prizes. ................................................................ 2 61-75 new members recruited: Nursing, The Finest Art, 3rd Edition by M. Patricia Donahue, PhD, RN, FAAN, contributed by Mosby/Saunders, division of Elsevier, plus the above prizes. .......................................................... 2 76-90 new members recruited: American Nurse Today, Complimentary annual electronic subscription (12 issues) of American Nurse Today, plus the above prizes ......... 3 91 and more new members recruited: Billings, Lippincott Q&A Review for NCLEX-RN, Revised Reprint, 11E contributed by Wolters Kluwer, plus the above prizes 4 Grand Prize: A trip to the 2016 NSNA Convention, March 30-April 3, 2016 in Orlando, FL awarded to the recruiter having the highest total of new members recruited, contributed by American Journal of Nursing, Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, New York, NY. Grand Prize Winner: Katie Lehman, Barnes-Jewish College/Goldfarb School of Nursing, St. Louis, MO * Where supplies are limited, substitution may be necessary. NSNA takes no responsibility for earned prizes not received from the contributor. If contributed and bonus prizes are not received by June 30, 2016, call NSNA headquarters.

12, 2015 and February 3, 2016. States have been divided into groups based on their membership at the starting date. The Grand Prize Winner in each group is the state constituent that has increased its membership by the highest percentage. Final standings are dependent on final official constituency status. GROUP 1 Starting Membership: 225 and Under Grand Prize Winner: Delaware Student Nurses’ Association Final Standings: increase/decrease


Alaska* ** 9.1% Delaware 57.1% District of Columbia* ** -5.2% Guam -16.1% Maine 16.3% Montana -7.1% Puerto Rico* ** -21.5% Rhode Island -35.0% Virgin Islands** 175.0% Washington -18.3% Wyoming** 21.6%

GROUP 2 Starting Membership 226-550 Grand Prize Winner: Utah Student Nurses’ Association Final Standings: increase/decrease


Hawaii Idaho Nebraska Nevada** New Hampshire** New Mexico** North Dakota South Dakota Utah Vermont** West Virginia

-22.2% 10.2% 4.4% 36.4% -20.4% 9.4% -1.0% -5.2% 29.8% 15.7% -8.4%

Winners' Way Statistics The Winners' Way is the NSNA membership incentive contest for state constituents. Changes in membership are based on the membership in each state between February


GROUP 3 Starting Membership 551-1,150 Grand Prize Winner: Connecticut Student Nurses’ Association Final Standings: increase/decrease


Alabama Arizona Colorado Connecticut Kentucky Maryland Minnesota Mississippi North Carolina Oklahoma Oregon Virginia

-26.1% 4.1% 8.0% 24.1% -18.8% 4.1% 5.4% 16.4% -17.3% 0.8% 3.4% -1.8%

GROUP 4 Starting Membership 1,151-1,800 Grand Prize Winner: New Jersey Nursing Students, Inc. Final Standings: increase/decrease Arkansas Indiana Iowa Kansas Louisiana Massachusetts New Jersey Ohio Tennessee

percent -5.0% -12.1% -11.4% -8.9% -6.5% -3.1% 10.7% -15.9% 8.2%

GROUP 5 Starting Membership 1,801 and Higher Grand Prize Winner: Michigan Nursing Students’ Association Final Standings: increase/decrease


California Florida Georgia Illinois Michigan Missouri New York Pennsylvania South Carolina Texas

-2.9% 7.9% -7.4% 2.6% 18.4% 5.9% -0.5% -10.4% 0.8% 2.1%

Final Status is dependent on final constituency status* *Not eligible for 2016 state constituency **No State Board


Candidates and Campaigning Campaign Regulations Campaign Ethics and Professionalism Important: All Candidates and Campaign Managers are required to verify that they have read, understand and will abide by all regulations addressed in the most current Campaign Regulations: Campaign Ethics and Professionalism. Amended by the NSNA Board of Directors, November 2015

IMPORTANT: Please note the process for Impromptu Questions from Delegates and NSNA student members for 2016 Candidates’ Forums. Question cards will be available in Campaign Headquarters for delegates and student members to complete and submit as suggested impromptu questions (see Section 9.4 for a description of processing and submission deadline) . It is expected that all candidates will conduct their campaigns in an honest and ethical manner (following the NSNA Code of Ethics and Campaign Regulations, Campaign Ethics and Professionalism) , with particular consideration for the rights and privileges of fellow candidates. As NSNA is a student organization one goal is to provide an equal opportunity to run for a national office for all eligible members from every school chapter and state organization. The purpose of NSNA’s Campaign Regulations is to assist members running for national office and attending the NSNA Convention to conduct their campaign in a way that will provide equal opportunity for candidates to inform members of their qualifications. Campaign rules and regulations are established to minimize possible conflicts of interest. It is the NSNA member’s sole responsibility to know and abide by these rules. All questions and interpretation of the campaign regulations and procedures are to be presented to the NEC for clarification and resolution. 1.


1.1 All candidates must complete the entire application for national office before their name can be placed on the ballot. Candidates who are state officers must sign the online application where indicated. 1.2 Candidates who are transferring schools, and graduates of associate degree and diploma




schools who are planning to enter baccalaureate programs, must have written proof of application status to the new school. It is the sole responsibility of the NEC to verify the credentials of candidates following the criteria set forth in NSNA Bylaws and policies. Prior to being slated or nominated, all candidate applications for national office are to be held in utmost confidentiality. Candidates pre-slating for the position of president and vice president must include with their application for office, a copy of their valid passport or passport application. Those running from the floor of the House of Delegates for the position of president and vice president must have a valid passport to complete the credential process. Pre-slated candidates shall be listed on the ballot before other candidates.




Campaigning may not occur until potential candidates are officially placed on the slate and become candidates. Campaigning is defined as the use of verbal or written materials for the purpose of: 2.2.1 Informing the membership of intent to run for an office after being placed on the slate; 2.2.2 Presenting the personal qualifications and accomplishments of the candidates; 2.2.3 Discussing a candidate’s stands on issues; 2.2.4 Discussing a candidate’s goals and objectives. Campaigning does not prohibit a candidate from addressing an issue other than their candidacy at appropriate hearings, forums, caucuses or meetings.






Prior to the selection of the slate of candidates, no potential candidate is permitted to campaign, as that term is defined herein, nor shall any potential candidate inform the membership of intent to run for office. Prior to the selection of the slate of candidates, potential candidates are permitted to solicit support only at their own state and school meetings. Soliciting is not equivalent to campaigning. Soliciting is defined as: 3.2.1 Raising financial support for the campaign; 3.2.2 Securing recommendation letters; 3.2.3 Securing faculty support. After a slate is selected and officially announced, only those candidates on the slate may



campaign via, but not limited to, mail, phone, and computer. The NSNA Board neither encourages nor prohibits pre-Convention campaigning by candidates on the slate. NSNA and the NEC strongly discourage campaign donations in general. Candidates who distribute materials do so at their own risk and at their own expense. NSNA takes no responsibility for publicity materials distributed by a candidate. NSNA will not endorse any candidate through NSNA publications and/or a direct link from the web site (


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Candidates may choose to have one campaign manager and one alternate to handle his/her campaign. 4.1.1



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A candidate can only have one campaign manager officially representing on behalf of the candidate at any time in any capacity. An alternate campaign manager (i.e. a substitute campaign manager) is defined as a person authorized to fill the position of and exercise the duties of the primary campaign manager in the event that they are temporarily absent.

All campaign managers must be NSNA active, associate, or individual members. 4.2.1 The penalty for violation: removal of campaign materials and campaign managers from Campaign Headquarters. No campaign manager may work for more than one candidate. All candidates, campaign managers, and alternate campaign managers must sign and complete the online application. Slated candidates, or their representatives, must sign in with the Nominating and Elections Committee (NEC) at Campaign Headquarters by 9:00 am on Thursday. Candidates failing to do so will be dropped from the slate. Only one campaign manager at a time is permitted to assist the candidate in the Campaign Headquarters during, “Meet the Candidate Sessions." Within Campaign Headquarters, all candidates, campaign managers, and alternate campaign managers may campaign only in their designated area. A candidate’s designated area 25


is defined as the table assigned to them by the NEC. All candidates and campaign managers (including alternate campaign managers) must attend one candidate’s briefing session. At this briefing session, all candidates and campaign managers (including alternate campaign managers) are required to sign the Candidate’s Ethical Pledge.


A room at the Convention hall or hotel is designated as Campaign Headquarters. 5.2 All candidates, whether placed on the slate by the NEC or nominated from the floor, will be assigned a table in the Campaign Headquarters. 5.3 Only NSNA student members and NSNA staff on official business will be allowed in Campaign Headquarters. 5.4 Candidates and campaign managers may only use electronic devices (i.e. laptops, tablets, cell phones, etc.) for professional campaign materials and presentations in Campaign Headquarters. 5.5 Boundaries where campaigning is permitted will be set by the NEC prior to the first candidates meeting. 5.5.1 During the Convention, campaigning is prohibited at the Registration Area, program sessions, exhibit hall, and in the House of Delegates. 5.5.2 No campaign materials may be distributed at any time in the House of Delegates or in the Candidates’ Forums. 5.6 Verbal campaigning may not be done at mandatory delegate meetings or program sessions, with the exception of official meetings scheduled for the purpose of campaigning. 5.7 Attendance at Meet the Candidates Sessions is required by all slated candidates. 5.8 Campaigning at state caucuses is permitted. 5.9 There shall be no state caucuses scheduled during the final Meet the Candidates session (Friday night from 10:00pm to Midnight). 5.10 Campaign material is subject to NEC approval and the NEC reserves the right to reject any campaign material deemed inappropriate. Candidates are encouraged to request clarification from the NEC. 5.11 Inappropriate use of proprietary materials, intellectual property, trademarked or copyrighted materials is not permitted without written permission. 5.12 Each candidate may have one poster, no larger than 36” x 48”, which is placed in the Campaign 26

Headquarters. Candidates may only use the space on the table that is provided in Campaign Headquarters (i.e. nothing is permitted on the floor). A table for poster or display will be provided. 5.13 No food/candies and/or beverages shall be distributed on behalf of candidates. 5.14 The use of balloons for campaign purposes is prohibited. 5.15 Candidates and campaign managers may only use electronic devices (i.e., laptops, tablets, cell phones, etc.) for professional campaign materials and presentations in Campaign Headquarters. 5.15.1 Candidates may bring their own electronic visual aids, but no audio will be permitted unless headphones are provided by the candidate. The use of electrical outlets will not be permitted. 5.16 Outside of the polling location, the NEC will provide a display to include candidate photographs and the position for which they are running. Only 5” x 7” headshots are accepted. Candidate’s photos are subject to approval by the NEC. 5.17 The following information taken from each candidate’s application will be available in binders at the Campaign Headquarters registration desk: Résumé́, Vision statement, Essay questions, Letters of support, NEC online application, and materials for candidates running for NEC chair. 5.18 NSNA and the Convention properties will not be responsible for materials left in Campaign Headquarters. 5.20 Candidates will be responsible for all incidental charges incurred during campaigning, such as but not limited to, removal of campaign materials. 5.21 Contact the NEC representative for further clarification. 6 CANDIDATES NOMINATED FROM THE FLOOR 6.1

Persons anticipating nomination from the floor are not permitted to campaign prior to being nominated, and are not permitted to release any campaign materials prior to eligibility verification and being given their official table assignment in Campaign Headquarters. Table assignments must be given prior to the next scheduled Meet the Candidates or Candidates and Delegates Session.


A candidate nominated from the floor must give their application for national office and supporting credentials for eligibility to a member of the NEC at the times specified in the candidate’s schedule.



Eligibility must be verified prior to being nominated. Candidates may be nominated from the floor at the first business meeting of the House of Delegates for any elected office. Nominations will be closed at this meeting with the exception of positions with fewer than two candidates. Candidates running from the floor must have met the conditions stated above.




A write-in candidate is defined as a member whose name does not appear on the ballot, but for whom voters may vote by writing the person’s name on the ballot. Although not permitted to campaign, write-in candidates must obey the Campaign Regulations, Campaign Ethics and Professionalism. Write-in candidates must meet all eligibility requirements as specified in the NSNA bylaws.


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Following the close of nominations, the candidates are presented to the House of Delegates. This includes pre-slated candidates and those nominated from the floor. This meeting is mandatory for all delegates. The NEC will provide a list of sample questions for candidates which are published in the Business Book. During the Candidates’ Forum, candidates for all offices, except president, will have a total of three minutes to present their personal statement and up to five minutes for impromptu questioning. The NEC will accept suggested candidate questions for each of the individual positions in the Campaign Headquarters by student members until 9:30 am on Friday. The NEC reserves the right to deem a question inappropriate and/or suggest that the question be reworded. During impromptu questioning, the NEC will randomly select up to two (2) questions per candidate from pre-submitted questions as time allows. All questions will be related to NSNA and/or current issues facing students. The







CANDIDATES AS DELEGATES The NSNA Board places no restriction on the dual role of candidate-delegate; however, be aware both roles have significant participation requirements.




candidate has the right to refuse to answer any question. Candidates may use written notes or those prepared on an electronic device for their personal statement, but not to answer prepared questions. 9.6.1 Immediately following the personal statement, but before the prepared question is asked, the candidate must remove all notes and electronic devices. Electronic devices are not to be used for communication during the Candidates’ Forum. Violation of this policy will result in the following: The candidate will be asked to leave the stage immediately, forfeiting the opportunity to participate in the Candidates’ Forum. During the Candidates’ Forum, notes and electronic devices must be placed under a candidate’s chair before and after the candidate gives his/her personal statement. Only the candidates may speak on their own behalf, unless there is illness or an equally good reason for their absence. The NEC will decide if the absence is justified and, if so, will present the candidate‘s remarks. If possible, a response to an impromptu question will be recorded and played. PRESIDENTIAL PRESENTATION AND DEBATE

10.1 In preparation for the Presidential Presentation and Debate, Presidential Candidates are required to attend the information session that is during the first fifteen (15) minutes of the Practice Speaking Session on Friday. 10.2 The chairperson of the NEC shall serve as moderator of the presidential presentation and debate. 10.3 The purpose of this debate session is to show the candidate’s ability to critically analyze the pros and cons of an issue and to demonstrate their ability to articulate positions on different issues. 10.4 Candidates for President shall present a 3-minute statement of introduction 10.4.1 Candidates for President may use written notes or those prepared on an electronic device for their personal statement only. 10.4.2 Immediately following the personal statement, but before the prepared debate question is asked, the candidate must remove all notes and electronic devices. 10.5 Debate topics will be selected by the NEC. The exact topics will be distributed to the candidates on the slate in advance of the Convention and will be published in the Convention Business Book. 10.5.1 Electronic devices are not to be used for communication during the Presidential Debate. 27




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Violation of this policy will result in the following: the Presidential candidate will be asked to leave the stage immediately, forfeiting the opportunity to participate in the Presidential Debate. Two different debate topics will be developed by the NEC, the exact content will be published and made available to the public. 10.6.1 Debate topic(s) will be selected by the NEC. The topic(s) will be distributed to the candidates on the slate in advance of the Convention, and will be published in the Convention Business Book. 10.6.2 Each Presidential candidate will address the same topic. 10.6.3 Each Presidential candidate will be allowed two (2) minutes to present response to the topic. 10.6.4 Each presidential candidate will be allowed two minutes to address opposing presidential candidate(s) response and/or make a closing statement on the topic. 10.6.5 Steps 10.6.2 – 10.6.4 will be repeated with the second topic, time permitting. Following the debate session, each presidential candidate will have five minutes to answer up to four impromptu questions. Presidential candidate impromptu questions will be submitted in the same fashion as described in 9.4 Each candidate will be allowed a two-minute summation at the conclusion of the presidential presentation. In the event that there is only one Presidential candidate, there shall be no Presidential Debate.


TELLERS 12.1 At least twelve tellers are needed for the election. 12.2 Tellers cannot be from schools with candidates. 12.3 Tellers cannot be delegates, candidates or campaign managers. 12.4 Tellers monitor the elections and count the ballots under the direction of a notary, who will verify the election results. Announcements regarding tellers shall be made in the Council of State Presidents, Delegates Briefing and House of Delegates.


ELECTION RESULTS Election results will be announced during the House of Delegates meeting on the day of election.


11.1 Reports of campaign regulation or ethical violations must be submitted in writing to a member of the NEC. Reporters of violations will be kept confidential except as outlined in 11.2. 11.2 If the NEC believes that a campaign violation or ethical violation has occurred, the NEC shall conduct such investigation as it may deem advisable including, if appropriate, a meeting with the candidate (or potential candidate), the campaign manager(s), and all persons involved. In the event that the NEC is unable to resolve the issue, a confidential written report with recommendations shall be delivered to the Board of Directors for due process in accordance with procedures set forth in Robert’s Rules of Order. 11.3 For campaign violations occurring prior to the official placement of the potential candidate's name on the slate, the penalty may include, but 28

shall not be limited to, loss of the privilege to be included on the slate prior to Convention. 11.3.1 In such event the potential candidate will be allowed only to run from the floor. 11.4 If the violation occurs prior to the presentation of the slate to the House of Delegates, the Board of Directors shall decide the issue following the penalties set forth in Campaign Regulations, Campaign Ethics and Professionalism. 11.5 If the violation occurs after the presentation of the slate to the House of Delegates, the House of Delegates will decide the issue based on the recommendation of the Board of Directors. 11.6 For campaign violations occurring after the official placement of a candidate on the slate, the penalty may include, but shall not be limited to: (i) removal of campaign material and campaign managers from the Campaign Headquarters; and or (ii) removal of candidate from the ballot by the House of Delegates on recommendation of the Board of Directors. 11.6.1 If a violation occurs and the NEC removes a Candidate’s campaign material and campaign managers from the Campaign Headquarters a sign will be placed on the candidates table stating “It has been determined by the Nominating and Elections Committee that (Name of Candidate) has violated NSNA’s Campaign Rules and Regulations, therefore his/her campaign materials have been removed.”

14. STATEMENT OF APPROPRIATENESS 14.1 It is expected that all NEC members and members of the Board of Directors will conduct themselves in an honest and ethical manner with particular consideration for the rights and privileges of all candidates.

14.2 It is suggested that the NEC and the Board of Directors refrain from verbal and non-verbal endorsement of any one candidate for national office. 14.3 NSNA elected and appointed officials and candidates should be aware of the very public nature of running for and serving in national office. As NSNA representatives, candidates are expected to carefully consider how their interactions with the public will impact the NSNA, even when not at an NSNA function. At any activities attended as an NSNA representative, candidates and elected officials are expected to act as a reasonable and prudent student leader. As a representative of the NSNA, candidates and elected officials must hold themselves to a higher standard.

Important Message from the NSNA Board of Directors

The NSNA Board of Directors wants all candidates to have a fair and equitable opportunity to run for office without undue influence or misperceptions from current NSNA leaders. The NSNA Board does not endorse candidates as a Board or as individuals Board members. The Board wishes all candidates the best of success in their campaigns. Thank you all for running and for supporting NSNA.

Slate of Candidates See APPENDIX A for the Slate of Candidates. This list details pre-slated candidates who submitted an application by the January 27, 2016 deadline.

Procedures for Nominations from the Floor NSNA Bylaws, Article VI Section 2(C), states: "...Nominations may be made from the floor at the annual meeting of the association provided that the eligibility of the individual so nominated, as determined by these bylaws, has been established, and the written consent of such individuals secured and submitted prior to such meeting." NSNA Campaign Regulation number 4(B) states: "A candidate nominated from the floor must give his or her Application for National Office and supporting credentials for eligibility to a member of the NEC. Eligibility must be verified, prior to being nominated." Failure to comply disqualifies the candidate from nomination at that time. Candidates may be nominated from the floor at the first business meeting for any NSNA elected office. Nominations will be accepted during the second business

meeting for any position with fewer than two slated candidates. Candidates running from the floor must have met the conditions stated above. Therefore, it is suggested that all students interested in running for office contact the Nominating and Elections Committee as soon as possible. Their location and hours are listed in the Program Book. It is essential that all candidates work closely with the committee to ensure that all their credentials are complete and in order. Candidates may only be nominated by delegates. All candidates running from the floor should have a delegate prepared to nominate them. When the chair calls for nominations from the floor for the particular office, the delegate nominating should approach the microphone, and after being recognized, should state: "Madam/Mister president, I am ___ from ___. I would like to place the name of ___, from the state of ___ in nomination for the office of ___. He/she has consented to serve." The chair will then ask the chairperson of the NEC if the candidate's credentials are in order. If so, the candidate's name will be placed in nomination.

Meeting the Candidates During the Convention, delegates will elect the NSNA Board of Directors and NEC for next year. It is an important task and electing qualified officers is vital if NSNA is to continue to grow. Time has been provided for delegates to meet with the candidates (see the Program Book for details). In addition, the Campaign Headquarters will be open at other specified times for any member to meet with the candidates. The credentials of all candidates for national office, those on the slate and those running from the floor, are available for inspection by delegates. The binders cannot be removed from the Campaign Headquarters. However, they will be available whenever the Campaign Headquarters is open. Check the Program Book for exact hours. To help delegates and others who will be talking to candidates, the NEC has developed guidelines for assessing and interviewing candidate. They are designed to help you make the maximum use of your time with the candidates. • Start early. Find out who the candidates are and be able to recognize them on the first days of Convention. • Assess how the candidates conduct themselves in a variety of settings. National officers will have much contact with fellow NSNA members and the public. • Visit each of the candidates at the opening of Campaign Headquarters. Hear what the candidates have to say and assess what they can potentially do for NSNA. • Be familiar with the candidates' applications. These 29

are available for your inspection in Campaign Headquarters. • Do not ask them to recite their goals if they have a handout that you can take. • Ask the candidate about their unique approach to the job rather than to repeat the job description. • Ask the candidates questions related to NSNA. • Limit your questions to 5 minutes. • Offer your moral support and encouragement to all of the candidates. All of candidates have put in long hard hours for NSNA and deserve our appreciation and respect, and, if elected, their work has only begun. Leadership development is vital to our association and to our profession. The candidates are devoting their time, talents, and energy to NSNA. Help us to help nursing and NSNA by showing your appreciation to the candidates. As a delegate, the NEC urges you to help the organization, candidates, and yourselves to develop leadership potential by actively participating in the political process. Do your best to choose qualified, competent, and dedicated individuals to serve as officers of NSNA.

Questions for Candidates 2016 Here are some sample questions you may wish to ask candidates when you visit them in campaign headquarters or during the Candidates’ Forum and Presidential Debate. IMPORTANT: Impromptu questions during the 2016 Candidates Forums will not be taken directly from delegates or student members at microphones. Question Cards will be available in Campaign Headquarters for delegates and student members to complete and submit as suggested impromptu questions (see Sections 9.4 and 9.5 of the Campaign Regulations for a description of the process and the submission deadline in Campaign Headquarters).

General Questions Written by the NEC for All Candidates 1. In what way do you contribute to a group or team? 2. What experiences have prepared you for the office of ____? 3. What is your vision for ____ office, and how does your vision align with the goals of NSNA? 4. A student asks, “What are the benefits of NSNA membership.” How would you respond? 5. As an NSNA officer, how will you promote leadership at the local, state and national level? 6. How do you plan to manage NSNA, social and academic obligations? 7. How would you resolve a situation in which there is a difference of opinions? 8. What changes, if any, would you suggest be made to next year’s Convention?

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President What do you see as the major role of the President of NSNA? If asked to describe the NSNA organization to an international audience, which aspects of NSNA would you emphasize? A presidential responsibility is to attend meetings of other professional organizations, how will you best represent NSNA? Nursing is an ever-changing profession, how will you lead NSNA through these changes? How would you handle a misunderstanding between members of the Board of Directors? As president, how would you identify and handle a situation of unethical behavior by one of the board members? How are you prepared to impact the future of nursing? What previous experiences have prepared you for the role of NSNA president?

Vice President 1. In the event that you must assume the role of president, what leadership skills and experiences do you have that qualify you for this position? 2. You are chairing a committee and a disagreement develops between two members. What is your role in this situation and what action would you take? 3. Nursing is an ever-changing profession, how will you assist the president in leading NSNA through these changes? 4. How are you prepared to impact the future of nursing? 5. Explain how you will fulfill the role of Vice President 6. Explain the role of one of the following committees and provide one goal you would like to set for that committee? Legislation/Education Community Health and Disaster Preparedness Membership/Recruitment Convention and Program Planning

Secretary-Treasurer 1. Can you describe how NSNA dues are spent? 2. Which skills do you possess that will enable you to manage the Finance Committee? 
You are reviewing the NSNA financial statements with a staff member and you notice a discrepancy. What action would you take? 3. How would you work with the Board to address a noticeable decrease in NSNA’s income? 4. A state secretary asks for your assistance in further developing a pre-existing fiduciary system. As a consultant, what advice will you give? 5. What guidance would you provide for a new state secretary so that he/she could better assist local chapter secretaries? 6. What actions would you take if NSNA's financial statements were to be returned with a modified opinion audit?

Imprint Editor 1. What are the benefits of taking the time to read Imprint? 2. How will you acquire information that is relevant to students? 3. How will you determine if an article is acceptable to be published in Imprint? 4. What resources will you utilize to mentor states wishing to start newsletters? 5. As Imprint editor, what is your vision for the Image of Nursing Committee? 6. As Imprint editor, you will have the opportunity to share your thoughts on nursing. How will you use this power responsibly? 7. You are passionate about a controversial topic that you want to feature in Imprint, but objections arise. How far would you go to defend your position? 8. How would you handle negative reader response to an article that you have written? 9. How will you encourage students to contribute to Imprint?

Breakthrough to Nursing® Director 1. Describe the role of the BTN director. 2. Why do you value cultural diversity? 3. How would you promote cultural diversity in your recruitment efforts? 4. How would you help improve or establish the BTN program for state chapters? 5. How will you reach out to those that are underrepresented in the field of nursing? 6. What is your main goal for the BTN committee and how will you accomplish it? 7. How will you encourage younger generations to become involved in nursing? 8. How will you use the role of BTN Director to impact the public perception of nursing?

Directors (Note—NSNA Board Committee Chairs are appointed by the NSNA President after election) 1. Which committee are you best qualified to chair and why? 2. You are asked to chair a committee outside of your area of expertise, what resources will you utilize? 3. Convention and Program Planning Committee 4. Global Initiatives in Nursing Education Committee 5. What are the major responsibilities of a director? 6. How will you promote and support the 
resolutions adopted in the House of Delegates? 7. You are appointed to chair a committee that you have no experience in, how will you effectively lead this committee? 8. You disagree with the chair of a committee you sit on, how do you address the situation? 9. Can you explain the role of one of the following committees and provide one goal you would bring to the committee members for their consideration?

Legislation/Education Community Health and Disaster Preparedness Membership/Recruitment Bylaws/Policies

Nominating and Elections Committee (NEC) 1. What are the benefits of becoming a candidate for national office? 2. Name three qualities that you would consider when selecting a student leader for the slate. 3. If elected to the NEC, how will you encourage NSNA members to run for National office? 4. How will you assist a potential candidate in deciding which office suits that individual best? 5. How would you handle this situation: A candidate wishes to pursue a national position, but the NEC feels that he/she is better suited for another role. 6. As a member of the NEC, how will you communicate with local and state constituencies? 7. How will you effectively seek out candidates and provide a full slate? 8. NSNA policy dictates strict campaign rules and regulations. How will you ensure these rules and regulations are enforced throughout the election process? 9. A candidate has been discovered participating in unethical campaign activity. What actions would you take to address the situation?

Presidential Presentation and Debate The Candidates Forum is held in two parts on Friday, April 1. The Presidential Presentation and Debate takes place during Candidates Presentation Part II. The purpose of the Presidential Presentation and Debate is to allow delegates time to view the presidential candidates in a public role, and to evaluate their knowledge on a current nursing issue. The delegates judge candidates on their views and their appearance before a large audience. The two 2016 debate topics selected by the Nominating and Elections Committee are: 1. Marijuana as a medical option 2. Social media and public opinion of health issues

NSNA Code of Ethics Code of Academic and Clinical Conduct Adopted by the 2001 NSNA House of Delegates, Nashville, TN

Preamble Students of nursing have a responsibility to society in learning the academic theory and clinical skills needed to provide nursing care. The clinical setting presents unique challenges and responsibilities while caring for human beings in a variety of health care environments. The Code of Academic and Clinical Conduct is based on an understanding that to practice nursing as a student is an agreement to uphold the trust with which society has 31

placed in us. The statements of the Code provide guidance for the nursing student in the personal development of an ethical foundation and need not be limited strictly to the academic or clinical environment but can assist in the holistic development of the person.

A Code for Nursing Students As students are involved in the clinical and academic environments we believe that ethical principles are a necessary guide to professional development. Therefore within these environments we: • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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Advocate for the rights of all clients. Maintain client confidentiality. Take appropriate action to ensure the safety of clients, self, and others. Provide care for the client in a timely, compassionate and professional manner. Communicate client care in a truthful, timely and accurate manner. Actively promote the highest level of moral and ethical principles and accept responsibility for our actions. Promote excellence in nursing by encouraging lifelong learning and professional development. Treat others with respect and promote an environment that respects human rights, values and choice of cultural and spiritual beliefs. Collaborate in every reasonable manner with the academic faculty and clinical staff to ensure the highest quality of client care. Use every opportunity to improve faculty and clinical staff understanding of the learning needs of nursing students. Encourage faculty, clinical staff, and peers to mentor nursing students. Refrain from performing any technique or procedure for which the student has not been adequately trained. Refrain from any deliberate action or omission of care in the academic or clinical setting that creates unnecessary risk of injury to the client, self, or others. Assist the staff nurse or preceptor in ensuring that there is full disclosure and that proper authorizations are obtained from clients regarding any form of treatment or research. Abstain from the use of alcoholic beverages or any substances in the academic and clinical setting that impair judgment. Strive to achieve and maintain an optimal level of personal health. Support access to treatment and rehabilitation for students who are experiencing impairments related to substance abuse and mental or physical health issues. Uphold school policies and regulations related to academic and clinical performance, reserving the

right to challenge and critique rules and regulations as per school grievance policy.

Code of Professional Conduct Adopted by 1999 House of Delegates, Pittsburgh, PA As a member of the National Student Nurses’ Association I pledge myself to: 1. Maintain the highest standard of personal and professional conduct. 2. Actively promote and encourage the highest level of ethics within nursing education, the profession of nursing, and the student nurses’ association. 3. Uphold all Bylaws and regulations relating to the student nurses’ association at the chapter, state and national levels, reserving the right to criticize rules and laws constructively, but respecting the rules and laws as long as they prevail. 4. Strive for excellence in all aspects of decision making and management at all levels of the student nurses’ association. 5. Use only legal and ethical principles in all association decisions and activities. 6. Ensure the proper use of all association funds. 7. Serve all members of the student nurses’ association impartially, provide no special privilege to any individual member, and accept no personal compensation from another member or non-member. 8. Maintain the confidentiality of privileged information entrusted or known to me by virtue of an elected or appointed position in the association. 9. Refuse to engage in, or condone, discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, citizenship, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. 10. Refrain from any form of cheating or dishonesty, and take action to report dishonorable practices to proper authorities using established channels. 11. Always communicate internal and external association statements in a truthful and accurate manner by ensuring that there is integrity in the data and information used by the student nurses’ association. 12. Cooperate in every reasonable and proper way with association volunteers and staff, and work with them in the advocacy of student rights and responsibilities and the advancement of the profession of nursing. 13. Use every opportunity to improve faculty understanding of the role of the student nurses association. 14. Promote and encourage entering nursing students to join and become active in NSNA. 15. Promote and encourage graduating seniors to continue their involvement by joining professional nurses’ associations upon licensure as Registered Nurses. See under The Code of Ethics for Interpretive Statements

NSNA Headquarters Staff NSNA maintains a headquarters office with executive and support staff. Depending on the area of responsibility, executive staff work directly with members of the Board of Directors, committees, and NSNA appointed representatives. The Board is responsible for making policy decisions and the staff is responsible for providing orientation and background to aid the Board in decisionmaking and is responsible for implementing decisions and to bring an action or project through to completion. Diane J. Mancino, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN Executive Director Dev Persaud, MA Director of Finance and Administration Cathy Ramos, AD Membership Staff Specialist Jasmine Melendez, MA FNSNA Scholarship and Grants Administrator NSNA Support Staff is responsible for: secretarial and filing duties; telephone calls, correspondence; mailings to constituents and other projects; record-keeping; compiling data and materials in preparation for meetings; responsible for services and supplies; recording and filing newsletters for permanent files; recording state Conventions; maintaining media lists; filling publication orders; inputting and proofreading Imprint and NSNA News; maintaining Imprint author files; managing files on national Convention and program meetings, speakers, moderators, chairpersons, and handling follow-up letters, typing and setting up legislative alerts and all other correspondence for various program areas; filling requests for reference materials and brochures; maintaining NSNA’s website. Support Staff

Jaime Aguilar

Systems Support

Romana Ahmed

Accounting Assistant

Alecia Smith

Administrative Assistant

Ashley Pera


Lauren Sperle

FNSNA Executive Assistant

Qiana Valenzuela

Administrative Assistant

Judith Tyler, MA, RN Conference and Program Consultant Larisa Mendez Downes, MA Imprint/Communications Consultant Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. Advertising, Exhibit, and Convention Management


Bring together and mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, as well as those enrolled in baccalaureate completion programs; convey the standards and ethics of the nursing profession; promote development of the skills that students will need as responsible and accountable members of the nursing profession; advocate for high quality, evidence-based, affordable and accessible health care; advocate for and contribute to advances in nursing education; and develop student nurses who are prepared to lead the profession in the future.

NSNA CORE VALUES (DEVELOPED BY THE 2014-2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS) LEADERSHIP and AUTONOMY A process of social influence which promotes innovative problem solving to move an autonomous, independent organization forward by providing a clear vision, maximizing the efforts of others, by respecting each individual and in collaboration with other appropriate resources. QUALITY EDUCATION An act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for a profession. ADVOCACY An activity or process to work on behalf of self and/or others to raise awareness of a concern and to promote solutions to the issue. PROFESSIONALISM Characteristics that describe an individual striving to maintain the highest standards for one’s chosen path – honesty, integrity, responsibility and conducting oneself with responsibility, integrity, accountability, and excellence. CARE A feeling and exhibiting concern and empathy for others while showing or having compassion for others DIVERSITY Differences that can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, nationality or other ideologies. Due to space considerations, only the definition of each value is noted; the full core values document, which includes interpretative statements, can be found online at

APPENDIX A Slate of Candidates (Pre-slated) Board of Directors The Board of Directors is the policy-making body of the association between meetings of the House of Delegates. The board also has specific responsibilities, which are detailed in the NSNA Bylaws, Article V, Section 5. Each Board member has responsibilities in various program areas of the association sharing equally in the fiscal and decision making responsibilities. Each board member is expected to serve the association as a whole and to represent the needs of all members. For a complete description of the responsibilities of the Board of Directors, see NSNA’s Bylaws in Getting the Pieces to Fit. The following represents each candidate’s involvement/experience in NSNA at the national, state, and local chapter of current nursing program.



Karen A. Davis. Georgia State University Perimeter College, Clarkston, GA. National: Attended MidYear 2015. State: Convention 2015; Georgia Association of Nursing Students nd Assistant to Executive Board 2015-16. School: 2 Vice President. Honors/Awards: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society; Sigma Alpha Pi; National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Kelsie Galusha. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. National: MidYear 2015. State: Attended Convention 2015. School: President. Honors/Awards: Fuld Fellow; Blanch L, and George A Bawden Scholarship.

Adam Tebben. Emporia State University, Emporia, KS. National: Director, Board of Directors; Chair, Convention Planning Committee; Member, BTN and Community Health Disaster Preparedness Committees; MidYear 2014, 2015; Convention 2014, 2015. State: President, 2014-15. School: Student Council Member, 2014-15. Honors/Awards: Newman Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship, Newman Division of Nursing Scholarship, RE French Scholarship, McKesson Foundation Scholarship; Department Travel Scholarship.

VICE PRESIDENT: Coventry Jankowski. Wenatchee Valley College, Omak, WA. School: Class Representative; Nursing Advisory Committee 2015-16; Community Assistance 2015; Community Flu Immunizations.



DIRECTOR (SOUTHERN ELECTION AREA): Melanie Fleury. Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, GA. School: Breakthrough to Nursing Director 2015-16; Class Representative.

DIRECTOR (EASTERN ELECTION AREA): Adrion Doby. Germanna Community College, Locust Grove, VA. School: Secretary, 2015-16; Newsletter Editor 2016. Honors/Awards: June B. Stallings Nursing Scholarship.

Katelyn Finnegan. Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY National: Imprint Happenings Reporter, 2015-16. State: Mid-Hudson Regional Director. School: Vice President. Honors/Awards: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society; New York State Assembly Certificate of Merit; Timothy O’Loughlin Memorial Scholarship.

Lauren Earnshaw. Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, Reading, PA. State: Attended Convention 2015; School: Community Service Chair, 2015-16. Honors/Awards: Sylvia Longenecker Scholarship.

Mary Vitullo. Capital University, Columbus, OH State: Communications Committee Member, 2015-16. School: Image of Nursing Chair, 2015-16.

Amina Aden. Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ. National: Attended Annual Convention 2015; MidYear 2015. State: Convention 2015; Vice President, 2015-16. School: President, 2015. Honors/Awards: Gates Millennium Scholarship; Barrett, the Honors College at ASU.



Nominating and Elections Committee Candidates for the Nominating and Elections Committee (NEC) run against candidates from the same election area, but they are elected by the entire NSNA House of Delegates. The major responsibilities of the NEC are to seek out members to become candidates for national office and to choose the slate of candidates to be presented to the House of Delegates. For a complete description of the responsibilities of the NEC, see NSNA’s Bylaws in Getting the Pieces to Fit. The following represents each candidate’s involvement/experience in NSNA at the national, state, and local chapter of current nursing program.


Anna Hughart. University of Nebraska Medical Center, Scottsbluff, NE. School: Multiple SNA Community Service Projects. Honors/Awards: President’s List; Volunteer and Friends Scholarship; Marjorie Leu Skala Scholarship. Harold Kuhbander. Owens Community College, Findlay, OH. National: Delegate, Annual Convention 2015. State: Convention Delegate, 2014. School: Class Representative

2013; Secretary 2014-15; Treasurer, 2015-16. Honors/Awards: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.




Independent Auditors’ Report Board of Directors National Student Nurses' Association, Inc. We have audited the accompanying financial statements of National Student Nurses' Association, Inc. (“NSNA”), which comprise the statements of financial position as of December 31, 2015 and 2014, and the related statements of activities and cash flows for the years then ended, and the related notes to the financial statements. Management’s Responsibility for the Financial Statements Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America; this includes the design, implementation, and maintenance of internal control relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error. Auditors’ Responsibility Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits. We conducted our audits in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the entity’s preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity’s internal control. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of significant accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion. Opinion In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the National Student Nurses' Association, Inc. as of December 31, 2015 and 2014, and changes in its net assets and its cash flows for the years then ended in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

March 15, 2016


National Student Nurses' Association, Inc. Statements of Financial Position December 31, 2015 and 2014

2015 Assets Cash and cash equivalents Investments Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $3,024 for both 2015 and 2014 Prepaid expenses and other assets Due from related party Property and equipment, at cost, net of accumulated depreciation of $622,839 and $607,894, respectively Security deposits Total assets Liabilities and Net Assets Liabilities Accounts payable and accrued expenses Deferred rent Deferred revenue Membership dues Exhibit fees Other Total liabilities



551,052 2,449,176

148,285 127,355 81,910

142,188 128,302 81,746

32,310 49,710

37,614 49,710






159,023 7,811


184,367 29,239

Net assets Unrestricted Total liabilities and net assets

467,099 2,406,813



908,241 97,107 26,095 1,198,277

908,843 97,780 17,155 1,237,384




The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.




National Student Nurses' Association, Inc. Statements of Activities Years Ended December 31, 2015 and 2014

2015 Revenue Membership dues Advertising and publications Exhibit fees Convention and conference Royalties Realized and unrealized gains on investments Dividend and interest income Other income Total revenues


Expenses Membership Advertising and publications Exhibit - commercial Convention and conference Governance General administration Total expenses


2,202,404 $


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

1,437,017 221,676 341,718 582,609 80,313 48,263 71,373 69,088 2,852,057

425,655 947,477 119,680 363,487 143,961 733,263 2,733,523


Unrestricted net assets, beginning of year



428,763 897,421 133,527 444,535 137,692 703,741 2,745,679

(Decrease) increase in unrestricted net assets

Unrestricted net assets, end of year

1,422,565 260,556 369,664 519,951 96,332 (96,937) 74,876 11,473 2,658,480


2,083,870 $


National Student Nurses' Association, Inc. Statements of Cash Flows Years Ended December 31, 2015 and 2014

2015 Cash flows from operating activities (Decrease) increase in unrestricted net assets Adjustments to reconcile (decrease) increase in unrestricted net assets to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities: Accounts receivable written-off Unrealized loss (gain) on investments Realized gain on investments Depreciation Deferred rent Changes in operating assets and liabilities: (Increase) decrease in assets: Accounts receivable Prepaid expenses and other assets Due from related party Increase (decrease) in liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued expenses Deferred revenue - membership dues Deferred revenue - exhibit fees Deferred revenue - other Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities






151,040 (54,103) 14,945 (21,428)

3,090 (42,042) (6,221) 15,071 (15,475)

(6,097) 947 (164)

(20,992) (18,464) (17,507)

(25,344) (602) (673) 8,940 (19,738)

888 (20,203) 58,965 4,020 59,664

346,624 (401,198) (9,641) (64,215)

531,106 (675,962) (7,918) (152,774)

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents



Cash and cash equivalents Beginning



Cash flows from investing activities Proceeds on sale of investments Purchase of investments Purchase of property and equipment Net cash used in investing activities






The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.


National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc. Notes to Financial Statements Years Ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 1.

Organization National Student Nurses' Association, Inc. (“NSNA”) is a national organization that represents and mentors students preparing to become registered nurses and is an advocate for high quality health care. NSNA encourages students of nursing to participate in educational activities that contribute to the healthcare of all citizens. NSNA provides information and funds programs and educational experiences that give students the opportunity and tools to meet those needs. The financial statements of NSNA do not include the financial activities of NSNA’s state and school constituents, which are independent and self-directed.


Summary of Significant Accounting Policies Investments Investments in marketable securities are stated at fair value. The net realized and unrealized gains on investments are reflected in the statements of activities. Revenue Recognition NSNA membership dues generally are $25 per year. Dues are generally paid annually and recognized as revenue monthly over the annual period. Dues received in advance are recorded as unearned revenues. Advertising revenues are earned when the advertisements run in the publications. Payments received in advance are recorded as unearned revenues. Publication and advertising expenses are charged to expense when incurred. NSNA also conducts programs at its various conferences and conventions for the benefit of its members. Revenue is recorded upon the completion of these programs. Cash and Cash Equivalents NSNA considers all highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents. NSNA maintains cash balances at four financial institutions. At December 31, 2015, cash and cash equivalents with one financial institution exceeded Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation limits by approximately $70,000. Accounts Receivable Accounts receivable consist primarily of advertising receivables recorded at original invoice amounts, less an estimated allowance for uncollectible accounts. Trade credit is generally extended on a short-term basis; thus trade receivables do not bear interest. Trade receivables are periodically evaluated for collectibility based on past credit history with customers and their current financial condition. Changes in the estimated collectibility of trade receivables are recorded in the results of activities for the period in which the estimate is revised. Trade receivables that are deemed uncollectible are offset against the allowance for uncollectible accounts. NSNA does not require collateral for trade receivables. Property and Equipment NSNA provides for depreciation using the straight-line method over the following useful lives: Office equipment and furniture Leasehold improvements


5-10 years Lesser of estimated useful life or life of the lease

National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc. Notes to Financial Statements Years Ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 Additions and major renewals to property and equipment are capitalized. Maintenance and repairs are charged to expense when incurred. The cost and accumulated depreciation of assets sold or retired are removed from their respective accounts and any gain or loss is reflected in the statement of activities. Deferred Rent Deferred rent results from the difference between contractual rent payments required by the lease and the expense recognized using the straight-line method. Income Taxes NSNA qualifies as a tax-exempt non-profit organization under 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code. However, advertising revenues related to the publication of Imprint magazine are considered to be unrelated trade or business income and, therefore, are potentially subject to federal and state income taxes. No provision for income taxes has been made in the financial statements for 2014 and 2013 because unrelated business income after direct advertising expenses and readership costs results in no taxable income. NSNA is current with respect to its federal and state income tax filing requirements. Management is not aware of any issues or circumstances that would unfavorably impact its tax exempt status. Management has determined that it has no uncertain tax positions that would require financial statement recognition. NSNA is no longer subject to audits by the applicable taxing jurisdictions for the periods prior to 2012. Net Assets The classification of a not-for-profit organization’s net assets and its support, revenue and expenses is based on the existence or absence of donor-imposed restrictions. It requires that the amounts for each of three net classes; permanently restricted, temporarily restricted and unrestricted be displayed in a statement of financial position and that the amounts of change in each of those classes of net assets be displayed in a statement of activities. Net assets are classified as unrestricted in that they are available for general purposes and used for the general activities of the organization. NSNA does not have temporary or permanently restricted net assets as a membership organization. Estimates The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. 3.

Investments The following table presents NSNA’s financial assets that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis and are categorized using the fair value hierarchy. The fair value hierarchy has three levels based on the reliability of the inputs used to determine fair value as follows: level 1, consisting of quoted prices in active markets for identical assets; level 2, consisting of significant other observable inputs; and level 3, consisting of significant unobservable inputs.


National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc. Notes to Financial Statements Years Ended December 31, 2015 and 2014

2015 Level I Fixed income mutual funds Equity securities and equity mutual funds * Alternative multi strategy mutual funds


Level II U.S. Government and agency bonds Corporate bonds

885,458 1,138,598 207,670 2,231,726

2014 $

99,977 75,110 175,087 $


823,182 1,208,124 239,246 2,270,552 100,031 78,593 178,624



* Equity securities and equity mutual funds consist of broad industry groups including information technology (22%), international industry (16%), domestic large caps (14%), consumer products (13%), financing (11%), health care (10%), energy (6%), industrials (5%), materials (1%), and telecommunication services (1%). Investment activity for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 consist of (depreciation) / appreciation of investments of $(151,040) and $42,042, respectively, and net realized gain on investments of $54,103 and $6,221, respectively. 4.

Property and Equipment Property and equipment consists of the following:

2015 Office equipment and furniture Leasehold improvements



487,846 167,303 655,149 (622,839)


478,205 167,303 645,508 (607,894)





Less: accumulated depreciation

Provision for depreciation and amortization for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 was $14,945 and $15,071, respectively.


National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc. Notes to Financial Statements Years Ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 5.

Lease Commitment NSNA leases their facilities under a non-cancelable lease expiring in April 2021. Rent and maintenance expense was $202,238 and $196,180 for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Approximate minimum future lease payments are as follows:

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Thereafter


$ 6.

236,000 256,000 264,000 271,000 280,000 94,000 1,401,000

Related Party Transactions NSNA is a related party to another not-for-profit organization, the Foundation of National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc. (“FNSNA”). The two organizations are related entities in that the NSNA board of directors are the members of the FNSNA. NSNA provides space, staff services and office expenses, which are allocated to FNSNA, for which it was charged $253,116 and $227,594 in 2015 and 2014, respectively. As of December 31, 2015 and 2014, $81,910 and $81,746, respectively, was due from FNSNA.


Retirement Plan NSNA contributes to a defined contribution money purchase plan for all eligible employees. Contributions are equal to 9% of annual compensation. Contributions for 2015 and 2014 amounted to $70,212 and $72,926, respectively. The 2014 contribution was reduced by approximately $2,700 as a result of plan participant forfeitures offsetting NSNA’s required contribution.


Subsequent Events NSNA has evaluated subsequent events through March 15, 2016, the date the financial statements were available for issuance.



Membership dues Advertising and publications Exhibit Fees  Convention and Conference  Royalties  *Appreciation (depreciation) of Investments Dividend and Interest Income Other Income

$     1,612,000 $         289,825 $         370,000 $         580,500 $           80,700 $ ‐ $           70,700 $             9,600



Membership Advertising and publications Exhibit   Convention and Conference  Governance General Administration

$         395,715 $         987,757 $         120,200 $         537,985 $         174,000 $         797,669

TOTAL BUDGETED EXPENSES $ 3,013,325 *Cumulative appreciation of fair value of investments to be determined at year's end.



• Alaska • Delaware • D.C. • Guam • Hawaii • Indiana • Montana • New Mexico • New York • Ohio • Oklahoma • Pennsylvania • Utah • Virginia

SECTION 1 • Arizona • Colorado • Florida • Idaho • MassachuseFs • Minnesota • Mississippi • Nebraska • New Jersey • North Dakota • Rhode Island • South Carolina • South Dakota • West Virginia

SECTION 2 • Alabama • Georgia • Iowa • Kansas • Louisiana • Maine • Missouri • Nevada • Oregon • Puerto Rico • Tennessee • Texas • Vermont • Virgin Island


• Arkansas • California • ConnecQcut • Illinois • Kentucky • Maryland • Michigan • New Hampshire • North Carolina • Washington • Wisconsin • Wyoming


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