This committee is chaired by the President, and it is focused on keeping our organization’s rules and regulations up-to-date. Its members will work on any necessary revisions to our Bylaws, and will be creating a Policies and Procedures document this semester that will guide current and future members of our SNA to uphold the professional attitude that we strive for. If you are interested in the legislative side of running an organization, then this is the committee for you!
Global Initiatives Committee:
This committee, which is chaired by the Vice President, is new this semester. Its goal is to provide nursing students and SNA members with more opportunities to work on a global level. This might be through local events that focus on global issues, or through guidance and aid for students who wish to study abroad and further their education with other organizations such as International Service Learning. Since the committee is new, there are no set guidelines so its members can help make it into whatever they want it to be. If you are interested in global issues and helping your fellow nursing students have a global impact, then please talk with our Vice President!
“History is a record of exploded ideas.” – Admiral Fisher
This committee is chaired by the Secretary, along with the Nursing in the News Committee. It is important to maintain documentation of an association’s past to appreciate its growth and continuous success. This committee focuses on documenting all SNA events. We will create a scrapbook full of photos, subtitles, and creative decorations providing SNA with chronological documentation. Our job is also to keep the SNA bulletin board on the 4th floor of CHS updated. If you enjoy the art of taking pictures and crafting, then this is the committee for you! Be a part of history and showcase your creativity through SNA.
Nursing in the News Committee:
This committee is also chaired by the Secretary. In order to expand the field of nursing, we must first take steps to inform others. The goal of this committee is to keep our organization and those interested up to date on the happenings in the nursing community. This committee is continuously working on getting SNA recognized through the creation of an SNA newsletter each semester. The newsletter will include information and activities that SNA engaged in throughout the semester within the Kirkhof College of Nursing and within the community.
This committee is chaired by the Membership Director. The fundraising committee organizes events such as bake sales, raffles, and car washes to profit not only SNA but other organizations in the community as well. This committee will be responsible for collecting pop cans periodically throughout the semester in CHS. Fundraising also helps with the merchandise sales by sorting forms for ordering and organizing items when they are ready to pick up . This committee puts the FUN in fundraising!
Resolutions and Awards Committee:
This committee is chaired by the Communications Director. Resolutions are unique opportunities to improve and impact nursing. Our committee works to implement change for a decided issue or need in nursing. Every other year, we research a chosen topic and write a formal proposal to be presented at the Michigan Nursing Students Association (MNSA) and National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) annual conventions. Through this process, we keep our practice as nurses moving forward and ever improving. In other years, the resolution committee has chosen to acknowledge the work of our local SNA chapter. During the off years when we don’t write a resolution, we seek out and identify possible awards to receive from the state and national SNA based on the achievements of our peers. The committee then selects and diligently applies for these awards so GVSU SNA’s work can be recognized not only at the local level, but at the state and even national tier. If you want to be a crucial component in progressing nursing and making our SNA chapter nationally recognized, this is the committee for you!
This committee is chaired by the Treasurer. Do you want to have an active voice in the Student Nurses’ Association? Are you interested in changing the way this organization is run? Do you enjoy collaboration? This is the committee for you! YOU will be in charge of amending the Bylaws which govern our organization. Additionally, you will help determine how our funds are allocated. Lastly, we will be working closely with the Fundraising Committee throughout the semester.
Community Involvement Committee:
The Community Involvement Committee (previously known as the Community Wellness Committee), is chaired by the Volunteer Director, which is a new title this semester that replaced the title of Community Wellness Director. This committee serves as a branch to provide opportunities for our organization to volunteer in the community. Is also serves as a way to network within the greater Grand Rapids area, which is important while looking for jobs post-graduation. Members of this committee are responsible for organizing and attending two volunteer events, made available to all KCON students. You may either find new volunteer opportunities for the general SNA membership, or work with one of the several organizations that SNA has already partnered with. As a committee member you may also be asked to help calculate the volunteer hours into LIC point spreadsheets at the end of the semester. The community wellness committee both broadens communication and nursing skills and is a ton of fun!
Student Assist Committee:
This committee is chaired by the Curriculum Director, and it is a great opportunity to assist yourself as well as the student body to prepare for a successful semester, The members of the Student Assist Committee will help their classmates by organizing and administering study resources in the form of practice exams, NCLEX reviews, practicum practice, and APA editing groups. This committee is continuously working on anticipating the needs of each nursing class and works to find new ways to meet those needs. If you want to make a difference in the lives around you now, this committee is for you.
Community Health Project Committee:
This committee is chaired by the Community Health Director. Members of this committee are responsible for carrying out our community health initiatives and resolutions by hosting events that promote awareness and serve our community. The time commitment for this committee includes organizing and attending at least one of the CHP events. Members will receive a list of contacts and organizations that would like to be involved with KCON nursing students. This committee is a lot of fun and helps to put smiles on the faces of our community and maintain our dedication to our passed resolutions (both at the state and national level!). Get involved and do some good for your community!
Elderly Action Committee:
This is no longer a stand alone committee – it has been added into the work of the Volunteer Director and the Community Involvement Committee.
Breakthrough to Nursing Committee (BTN):
This committee is chaired by the Image and BTN Director, and its members strive to reach out to people and teach them about the profession of nursing. Some events taking place this semester include a healthcare simulation with high school students and reading projects at local elementary and middle schools. If you want to inspire others to become nurses and represent nursing in a positive way, this is the committee is for you!