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  • Course on Adolescent and Youth Vaping and Tobacco Use

    The Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program has an upcoming course on adolescent and youth vaping and tobaccohttps://www.dukeunctts.com/youth.  https://www.dukeunctts.com/youth
  • National School Nurse Certification Exam Study group

    Get ready for the Next Certification Testing 
    TEST DATES
    Spring Testing Window: March 1 – April 2, 2023
    Registration Window: December 5, 2022 – February 1, 2023

    Join a Free Online Study Group

    Study groups begin approximately 7 weeks prior to the opening of the exam window. The next group will begin on January 6, 2023 .
    The study group uses the 2020 edition of the School Nursing Certification Review book by Selekman and Cogan, which can be accessed through the NBCSN website. (check out the Exam Prep materials).

    Each week on Friday an assignment will come out from Robin Cogan. This will also contain some test taking tips and other information.
    If you miss a week you can always search for "Welcome to Week # (insert number there)" Or search on Robin Cogan who puts out the weekly assignments
  • SNANC T-shirts available now

    Please take a look a the new designs - with a Christmas option, long and short sleeve and a v-neck option.  You can have it shipped to your home (the first option or deliver to SNANC Convention if you want to pick it up at the winter conference in Greensboro.

  • Please join us this Thursday 11/17 for SNANC Talks

    The School Nurse Association of North Carolina will be providing free virtual continuing education opportunities (CEU's Provided) for all NC School Nurses.  Nurses do not have to be a member of SNANC or NASN and we also invite grant/temporary NC School Nurses to attend. 
    The School Nurse Association of North Carolina is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: SNANC Talks: Building The Future Of School Nursing in North Carolina
    Time: Nov 17, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
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    Meeting ID: 871 9536 0175
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    Time (beginning and ending times): 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

    Speaker(s): 

    Shelly Klutz, BSN, RN, NCSN - SNANC President

    Cheryl Herberg, MSN, RN, NCSN - SNANC Co-Treasurer

    Linda Byrd, BSN, RN, NCSN - SNANC Continuing Education/Professional Development Committee

    Traci Hewes, MPH, MSN, RN, NCSN - Legislative Committee

  • Please take a moment to review the SNANC Bylaws

    Our Executive Board has reviewed the Bylaws and will be voting on them at our upcoming SNANC meeting in December.  You can review them here.

    Bylaws of the School Nurse Association of
    North Carolina of North Carolina

    Revised
    By
    Approved
    December, 2007
    Nancy McMillian, RN, APRN, Secretary SNANC
    Name and date
    August, 2010
    Diana Perry, BSN, RN, NCSN
    Nominations Chair
    Name and date
    May, 2013
    Marilyn J. Sanderson, RN, BSN, NCSN; SNANC Secretary
    Name and date








    Article 1 - Name
    The name of the organization shall be the School Nurse Association of North Carolina (SNANC).
    Article II – Goals
    The goals of the organization shall be:
    To promote and advance the quality of school health services throughout the state
    To promote the knowledge base, interests, and rights of school nurses in North Carolina
    To promote increased understanding of the school nurse’s role in schools by members
    of the educational community

    To operate exclusively as an educational organization on a non-profit basis
    Article III – Affiliation
    The organization shall be an affiliate of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
    The organization’s membership shall choose to affiliate with other organizations by
    vote of two-thirds of a quorum present at an annual meeting (providing that there is a
    quorum present), see Article VII, Section 3

    Article IV – Membership and Dues
    Eligibility: Active membership shall be open to any registered professional nurse who
    meets the requirements for school nursing in North Carolina, and who is in compliance
    with such other qualifications or requirements set forth in these bylaws.


    Instatement: Any person eligible for membership shall become a member upon
    payment of dues set for his/her class of membership and who meets the requirements
    set forth in these bylaws for his /her class of membership.

    Classification. There shall be six classes of membership: Active, Associate, Retired, Student,
    Corporate/Business/Professional Organization, and Member at Large

    a. Active
    i. An active member shall:
    be a registered professional nurse currently licensed in the state of North Carolina
    have as their primary assignment, the administration, education or the provision of school health services
    meet the North Carolina criteria for certification as a school nurse as outlined by the General Assembly
    ii. Any retired member who desires to remain in the Active membership classification shall
    be required to pay full Active dues and upon payment of dues, shall be granted Active
    membership privileges

    b. Associate

    An associate member shall:

    be any registered professional nurse who is not eligible for Active membership, but who serves a school as a school nurse
    be any registered nurse that serves in a volunteer capacity in school health
    c. Retired
    Retired members shall be any active member of SNANC who upon
    retiring from school nursing shall be eligible to become a Retired member
    upon notification to the Association

    d. Student
    Student members shall:
    be enrolled in a professional nursing program, not employed as a school nurse on a full or part time basis
    Submit proof of enrollment in a professional nursing program with the membership form
    be ineligible for student membership if they have completed the requirements to be a school nurse and are pursuing further education
    not be granted to a person who has previously attained or been eligible for active status
    be allowed a maximum of five years of student membership

    e. Corporate/Business/Professional Organization
    Members shall be those organizations or persons who desire to support the goals of SNANC and whose members are not eligible for Active or Associate Membership in SNANC.
    Granting of a Corporate/Business/Professional Organization membership shall in no way bind SNANC to support philosophies or policies of any Corporate/ Business/Professional Organization members.
    f. Member-At-Large
    A Member-at-Large shall be anyone who is interested in the provision of school Health services in the state of North Carolina and who does not fit into any other membership classification.
    A member-at-large be permitted to serve on a committee, participate in discussions, but may not vote.
    Rights: Active members shall be entitled to exercise full membership rights.
    Rights-Restrictions Associate: Retired, Student, Corporate/Business/Professional organization and Member-at-Large members shall have all the privileges of membership, except the privilege of voting and holding an office.
    Dues: All annual dues shall be established by the Executive Board, as recommended by the Finance Committee.
    Article V – Fiscal and Membership Year
    For the purposes of this organization, the fiscal year shall be August 1 – July 31.
    Payment of dues authorizes membership in the organization for one full year from the date of payment. Membership growth is calculated based on the fiscal year.
    Article VI – Officers
    1 Composition: The elected officers of the organization shall be President, President-elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and NASN State Director.
    2 Eligibility: Only active members who are working in the field of school nursing and who have been SNANC members for no less than two years shall be eligible to hold office.
    3 Term of Office
    a. The president, president elect and past president shall serve for a term of one year.
    b. The President shall automatically succeed the office of Past President at the expiration of
    the Past President’s term.

    c. The president elect shall be elected every year and shall automatically succeed
    the office of the president at the expiration of the president’s term, and shall act
    for the president in the absence of the president.

    d. The immediate Past President shall serve on the Executive Board and represent
    SNANC at the discretion of the Executive Board on state wide committees and
    other liaison functions and serve as Parliamentarian.

    e. The secretary shall serve a two-year term or until a successor is elected. The
    secretary shall be elected in the even numbered years.

    f. The treasurer shall serve a two-year term or until a successor is elected. The
    treasurer shall be elected in the odd numbered years.

    g. The NASN State Director shall serve a four year term or until a successor is
    elected. The NASN State Director shall be elected in the years divisible by four.

    (i) The NASN State Director shall serve no more than one four year term at a time with
    the following exceptions:

    a. A director who has been elected or appointed to serve an unexpired term shall be eligible to serve an additional four year term

    b. The currently serving director may serve one additional year if an affiliate has a lack of qualified candidates. Notification of any exceptions to the term limitations stated herein shall be made in accord with the procedures outlined in the policies and procedures established by the Executive Board

    (ii) A NASN State Director may be re-elected to serve after being off the Board for at least four years

    h. The term of office for all officers shall commence at the close of the Annual
    Meeting.
    Vacancy
    a. A vacancy in the office of president shall be filled by the president elect, who
    shall serve for the unexpired term of the president and the term of office as
    president to which he/she was elected.

    b. A vacancy in the office of president elect shall be filled by a vote of the
    membership at the next scheduled election.

    c. A vacancy in the offices of secretary, treasurer, or NASN State Director shall be
    filled to complete the unexpired term by a general membership vote at the next
    election. Until an election occurs, an officer, meeting the criteria set forth in
    Article VI, Section 2, will be appointed by the president and approved by the
    executive board.

    5 Duties: The officers shall perform those duties prescribed by these bylaws, parliamentary authority adopted by SNANC, and those duties specified in the policies and procedures.
    6 Nominating Committee:
    a. The nominating committee shall consist of the immediate past president, the
    nominations chair, and the nominations chair of each region of SNANC

    b. The Chairperson is appointed by the President

    c. Duties:

    a. to seek out qualified candidates for office, as outlined in the policies and procedures, and to report to the executive board , and to report to the executive board at the meeting preceding the Annual Meeting.

    b. regulate the election of officers

    c. regulate the selection of School Nurse of the Year and School Nurse Administrator of the Year
    7 Elections: Elections of officers shall be by ballot. Biographical data of the candidates and ballots shall be provided to all eligible members and returned in accord with procedures outlined in the policies and procedures. Plurality vote of those voting in any election shall constitute an election.
    8 Any disciplinary procedures within SNANC shall be conducted as prescribed by our parliamentary authority, Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised.
    Article VII – Meetings
    1 Annual Meeting: The organization shall hold an annual meeting each year, at a time and place the Executive Board shall determine, to install officers, conduct business, hear reports of progress of the past year, amend By-laws, approve the financial review, and do other business as may properly come before it.
    2 Special Meetings: Special meetings of the general membership concerning national or regional matters may be called by the Executive Board as it deems proper and necessary.
    3 Quorum: A quorum will be met at Annual Business meetings with 10% of SNANC membership present at the business meeting.
    4 Electronic meetings: Executive Board and standing and special committees are authorized to meet by telephone conference or through other electronic communication media so long as a quorum is present and all the members simultaneously hear each other and participate during the meeting.
    Article VIII – Executive Board
    1 Composition: The Executive Board shall be composed of the elected officers, immediate past-President, standing committee chairpersons, as defined in Article IX, the State School Nurse Consultant (ex-officio), and a delegate from each regional association.
    2 Eligibility: All Board members must be a current Active member and must have been Active members
    for at least one year prior to serving on the Board.

    3 Authority: The Executive Board shall:
    a. Conduct the affairs of SNANC in accordance with the bylaws and directives adopted by the membership at the Annual Meeting.
    b. Have full power to put into effect the policies and decisions of SNANC.
    4 Duties: The Executive Board shall:
    a. formulate Standing Committee policies/procedures which shall be reviewed every four years
    b. approve Standing Committee members who are appointed by the President
    c. perform business matters that properly come before it
    d. review and endorse proposed budget, including dues schedule as presented by the Finance Committee
    e. provide for a review and an update of the Strategic Plan as needed on even-numbered years
    5 Meetings: The Executive Board shall:
    a. meet at least once prior to the Annual Meeting.
    b. upon due notice, hold such other meetings as the Executive Board may determine.
    6 Quorum: A majority of the members of the Executive Board, including at least two elected officers, shall constitute a quorum.
    7 No member of the Executive Board shall hold more than one voting position at a time.
    Article IX – Committees
    1 Standing and Special Committees
    a. Unless otherwise stated, the composition, power, term, and duties of all standing and special committees shall be recommended by the president and approved by the Executive Board.
    b. The president or his/her designee shall be an ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee.
    2 There shall be the following Committees: Finance, Legislative, Professional Practice and Standards, Membership, Nominations, Communications, Marketing, Scholarship Continuing Education, Website and Ad Hoc.
    3 Chairpersons of each Standing and Special Committee shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Executive Board
    4 Members of all the Association’s Standing and Special Committees shall perform the duties of their committees as set forth in the policies and procedures. Permanent records shall be transferred to the oncoming chairpersons, and filed with the Secretary.
    Article X– Amendments
    These By-laws can be amended by two-thirds vote at the Annual Meeting.
    Article XI– Procedural Governance
    The rules contained in the current edition of The New Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern this organization in all cases in which they are applicable and to which they are not inconsistent with the by-laws or any special rules of order this organization may adopt.
  • Don't forget to apply for a SNANC Grant

    Have a great idea to improve the nursing practice in your school?  You have less than a month to submit your ideas.  Please visit the Grants page for more information and to view the application and rubric.
  • Register for National Certification

  • Are You Interested in Becoming Nationally Certified?

    NBCSNNBCSN is proud to announce that the “National Certification in School Nursing: Frequently Asked Questions” article by Robin Adair Shannon, NBCSN President, and Eden J. Donahue, Board Director/Exam Development Chair, is currently available to read through December 9th.
    For more information
  • National School Nurse Day

    May11,2022
    Thank you for all you do every day!!!
  • RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY MEMBERSHIP

    RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY MEMBERSHIP. In accordance with the School Nurse Association of North Carolina by-laws,  a vote was held regarding structural changes for the School Nurse Association of North Carolina. Following three open discussion forums with two or more Executive Board members present one hundred and forty-one votes were received by the end of 4/28/2022 at 5pm. All one hundred and forty-one member votes were voted as "yay" in acceptance of the resolution. No votes received were in dissent of the resolution. The votes received represent 24% of the active membership and represent the quorum requirement of 10% as set forth in the by-laws. Therefore, the Executive Board will begin the discussion during Summer 2022 to discuss the process of implementation of this vote. This includes: 1) Aligning with Department of Public Instruction Regional Map, 2) Consolidation into four regions, 3) Regional Roles of President, President-Elect, and Secretary/ Treasurer, and 4) Centralized Treasury. To ensure a member informed process, your participation in this process is important! Additional information regarding beginning these transitions will be forthcoming. Please be sure that your contact email and addresses remain up to date on your membership profile. This ensures that you will continue to receive updates as they develop. Please mark your calendars to plan to attend the SNANC annual meeting during annual conference December 8th-9th, 2022 in Greensboro, NC. We plan both a fun and informative time that we hope all members will attend!


  • Join Us for Nurses Night at the Legislature

    May 24, 2022
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, NC
    Nurses Night at the Legislature is a reception connecting North Carolina nurses with their elected officials.
    Don't miss you chance to share your insights and advocacy with our representatives.
    Nurses Night at the Legislature May 24
    Early Bird Prices*:  Early Bird prices end May 15
    NCNA member or partner:$29
    Guest: $60
    May 16 - Day-of:
    NCNA member or partner: $49
    Guest: $80
  • Marilyn Assay Scholarship Applications are Due May 15th

    If you are pursing a graduate degree that enhances your leadership and clinical practice skills as a school nurse, please apply for the Marily Assay Scholarship.  More information and eligibility can be found here.
  • Spring Grant Application Deadline March 15th

    Do you have a great idea for advancing your school nursing practice and improving the health of your school community.  Please consider applying for the Grant Initiative by March 15th.

    The School Nurse Association of North Carolina (SNANC) offers two grants per year in the amount of up to $500 to qualifying applicants. These grants would advance the profession of school nursing in the areas of health promotion/education, disease prevention, and profession enhancing research.

    Qualifying applicants will need to be SNANC members who submit proposals by one of two annual deadlines on November 15th and March 15th. Proposals will be reviewed by the Grant Committee and one grant will be awarded in January and the second in June. Proposals not awarded grants at the November deadline will automatically be considered for the March deadline.