Thursday, February 10, 2011

SNA Meeting February 14th @ 7:30am in Locke 314

Hey everyone,

This coming Monday, February 14th at 7:30 in Locke – 314 is a SNA Meeting. Our guest speaker is going to be Jill Michaelson BSN, RN who is the Hurst representative. She will be providing a Hurst NCLEX Information Session. This is a great time and opportunity to see what Hurst NCLEX Review will be like. The SNA meeting is open to all those who want to attend. As always breakfast will be provided.

Spring 2011 Graduating class Hurst Live NCLEX Review Session has been set up for June 1st – June 4th. You can sign up at:

**** This is open for anybody who wants to attend. ****

We all look forward into seeing you there!

Upcoming Guest Speakers for SNA Meetings

Student Nurses Association Meetings for
Spring 2011 Semester

February 14 - Committee members, current events. Guest Speaker: Jillian Michaelson, RN, BSN.She will provide the Hurst NCLEX Information Session. Spring 2011 Graduating class Hurst Live NCLEX Review Session has been set up for June 1st – June 4th. You can sign up at:

March 21 – Committee members update, current events. Guest Speaker: Daisha Hicks, will provide a Kaplan NCLEX Information Strategy Seminar. **Kaplan will give away one “free full course scholarship” to one lucky student. That is a $500 value! Must be present to win give away.

April 11 – Nominations for Fall 2011 Board Member Officer position, Fourth semester Leadership Award Nominations, committee members update, current events. Guest Speaker: Cheri Wells, RNC, MSN, Nursing Faculty at SJDC. Ms. Wells will be speaking about narrative charting and documentation.
**Give away one “FREE” gently used HP-IPAQ 211 Enterprise Handheld PDA to one lucky New SNA member or Renewing SNA member.

** Sign up for membership at and bring a copy of your membership ID. Must be present to win give away. **

May 9– Final SNA Meeting: Election Ballot for nomination candidates. Announce the New Fall 2011 Board Member Officers. Guest Speaker: Dr. Peggy Hodge, Chair Department of Nursing of CSU, Stanislaus on the RN to BSN degree program.

All SNA Meetings are held at 7:30 – 8:30am
in Locke-314

Saturday, January 22, 2011

"Nathan Watkins" previous ADN graduate student ~ Recipient of the Mary Randall Award, Fall 2010 is coming to talk this Monday, Jan 24th at 7:30am in Locke - 314 at the SNA meeting. He will be sharing studying tips, surviving nursing school, his recent accomplishment during nursing school and after graduation and why it is important to join the SNA, taking the NCLEX and what NCLEX Review he used.

SNA Meeting Jan 24th at 7:30am in Locke- 314

The Student Nurses Association (SNA) will be having their first SNA meeting this coming January 24th at 7:30am – 9am in Locke – 314. Come earlier and get a great parking spot before class beings and enjoy a nice cup of coffee and refreshments we will be serving. Our first guest speaker will be Ginger Manss R.N., MSN, AOCN from St. Joseph’s Hospital; Ginger Manss is our Regional Director for the National Students Nurses Association (NSNA). She will be sharing to what the benefits to joining the NSNA along with the upcoming National Convention taking place this year in October.

*** All SNA members or new SNA members in attendance will receive “Free Sweatshirts” (limited on sizes). We hope to see you all there!

Future SNA meetings will be held one Monday per month at 7:30 AM in Locke- 314

-January 24th

-February 14th

-March 21st

-April 11th

-May 9th

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Upcoming SNA on Dec 6th

Hey everyone. We're down to the final days of the semester. We are also having our last SNA meeting of the semester at 1PM in Locke 313. For this meeting, we have Nancy Ryan from Grand Canyon University. Are you interested in possibly going from RN to BSN while taking classes at home? GCU offers a online baccalaureate nursing program. If taking online classes even peaks your interest at all, then you should attend this meeting. For more information on Grand Canyon University check

Last meeting, we had nominations for officers and each ran unopposed.

Congratulations to the new officers for Spring 2011:

Anna Gonzales: President
Jody Sytten: Vice President
Paula Thomson: Treasurer
Clair Giedt: Secretary
Tanya Daniel: President-Elect

Being the last meeting and it getting close to the holidays, we'll also have a bunch of treats and food for everyone to snack on. Please join us as we try to end 2010 with a bang. It was great working with all of you this year. Thank you and good luck to everyone as you progress in your nursing careers.

-AJ Arriola
SNA President, Fall 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Toy Drive

The SJDC Student Nurses Association’s
Community Health Committee Presents:

Toy and Book Drive
November 29th – December 10th

In Support of: Family Ties

Please bring your new toys and books for infants and children up to the age of 6 years.

Please bring donations to:
The Nursing and Health Sciences Division Office, Locke 203
Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM

If you have any questions please contact
Susan Galyon at or
Jody Sytten at

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Family Ties Halloween Event: Oct. 25, 2010

SNA's Community Health Committee held a Halloween event at Family Ties. The moms made Halloween picture frames (they are SO creative!) and enjoyed some candy. Fun hats, treat bags, and tons of candy were given to the children. Everyone had a wonderful time and they were very, very grateful. Here are a couple of pictures from the event, including their lovely creations!