Sarah McCloskey Director and Chair , Membership Committee directore @ nsnainc . org
Happy New Year everyone ! I hope you are as excited as I am to say goodbye to 2021 and start 2022 off on a positive and healthy note . I would like to thank you all for sticking with NSNA through the trials and tribulations of COVID-19 . We hope you will stick with us through this year as well as the many that are to follow , because we are here for all our members , both past and present !
Project InTouch There is one group in particular that deserves some extra recognition and a special thank you for their passion and dedication to getting students involved and connected to NSNA . Thank you to our Project InTouch ( PIT ) Recruiters , you all are amazing ! Membership forms for the 2021-2022 contest must be received by February 9 , 2022 , to be counted toward PIT recognition . There are many PIT prizes available to our PIT recruiters . To learn more about NSNA ’ s exciting , members-reaching-members incentive plan , visit www . nsna . org / projectintouch
. html . Being a PIT recruiter is a great opportunity and allows you to form an even larger network . Happy recruiting !
Recognition If you didn ’ t know , there are numerous awards that NSNA offers to celebrate all the hard work members put in at the school and state level . Make sure to visit the NSNA awards website at www . nsnaawards . weebly . com
to apply for the various awards available . The deadline for the Weingarten Leader of Leaders award nominations is February 9 , 2022 . This
award is sponsored by Michael S . and Carol Toussie Weingarten , and is presented to an outstanding dean , faculty advisor , or state consultant who demonstrates distinguished support and service to nursing students . The deadline for the following program awards is March 8 , 2022 : Core Values , Ethics and Governance , Health Policy and Advocacy , Population and Global Health , Empowering Resolutions , Breakthrough to Nursing , Image of Nursing , Disaster Preparedness , International Photo Contest , State Convention Planning , Newsletter , Website , Social Media , Ambassador , and the Robert V . Piemonte Financial Excellence award . For more information visit www . nsnaawards . weebly . com
Deadline for Constituency Make sure that you visit the convention website to get the most up-to-date information about the 2022 House of Delegates . All school and state chapters must apply for constituency status every year . To qualify , school chapters must have a minimum of 10 members on the NSNA roster ; state chapters must have a minimum of two constituent schools . These requirements must be met by the cutoff date of February 9 , 2022 . The Official NSNA Constituency Application
must be completed and submitted online annually prior to the Annual Convention .
Annual Convention I hope all of you are as excited as I am for the 70 th
Anniversary Convention . For more information , visit www . nsnaconvention . org
. I cannot wait to see each and every one of you in April in Salt Lake City , Utah ! n
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