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Student Nurses’ Association National Convention and Resolution Passage

Nine UH Manoa Nursing students and their faculty advisor Gary Glauberman represented the Student Nurses Association (SNA) at the national conference in April 2017.

The National SNA convention opening ceremony highlight was the keynote speaker Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN, previous acting deputy secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services who spoke to nursing students from across the nation and encouraged them to think big. Wakefield called upon students to make an impact in the nursing profession.

student nurses' association group photo

The conference also provided NCLEX review sessions, forums to help statewide and university level SNA executive board members, and social events for members to meet each other and network. SNA officers were able to sell fundraiser merchandise to other nursing students.

Delegates from the Hawaii Student Nurses Association, comprised of nursing students from various universities in Hawaii, were able to pass their 2nd Resolution entitled “In Support of Increasing Awareness for the Need of Disaster Preparedness Training of Postgraduate Nurses.” These delegates from UH Manoa and Chaminade University represented Hawaii at the Resolution Hearings.

For more information about the Student Nurses Association, visit www.nursing.hawaii.edu/sna or contact president Courtney Burggraaf at snamanoa@hawaii.edu or their faculty advisor Gary Glauberman at glauberm@hawaii.edu.

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