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Then , you must complete and submit the “ Run for National Office ” application before the convention . This application includes the following :
• An up-to-date résumé
• A completed letter of support from your Dean / Director of your nursing program
• A character reference from a faculty advisor
• Completion of three short essays ( included in application )
Finally , here are some actions you can take before the convention :
• Although you cannot advertise your campaign material until you are slated at the convention , you may gather them to prepare for the convention .
• Seek out a supportive and organized campaign manager ( NSNA student member ) who can help you manage your time .
• Create a phrase / slogan / platform to represent YOUR mission .
• Familiarize yourself with campaign regulations .
• Draft and practice your speech .
The NSNA 70th Anniversary Convention will be both an exciting and hectic experience . With thorough preparation , you can decrease stress and allow yourself to enjoy the campaign experience during the convention . However your campaign starts , I wish you luck in your endeavor into leadership . The Nominating and Elections Committee is eager to assist you in this journey to leadership . If you have any questions about the application process , please do not hesitate to reach out to your NEC representative . n
Which election area are you in ? Contact your NEC member with any questions !
Tayler Akins , Chair necwest @ nsnainc . org WESTERN ELECTION AREA Alaska Arizona California Colorado Guam Hawaii Idaho Montana Nevada New Mexico Oregon Utah Washington Wyoming
Trevor Voice necnorth @ nsnainc . org NORTHERN ELECTION AREA Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Michigan Minnesota Missouri Nebraska North Dakota Ohio South Dakota Wisconsin
Savannah Groesbeeck-Sena necsouth @ nsnainc . org SOUTHERN ELECTION AREA Alabama Arkansas Florida Georgia Louisiana Mississippi North Carolina Oklahoma Puerto Rico South Carolina Tennessee Texas
Kreena Patel neceast @ nsnainc . org EASTERN ELECTION AREA Connecticut District of Columbia Delaware Maine Maryland Massachusetts New Hampshire New Jersey New York Pennsylvania Rhode Island Vermont Virginia U . S . Virgin Islands West Virginia