2019 Minutes

2019 Agendas

Nursing Club at Sonoma State University

January 28, 2018 12:03pm, Alexander Valley Room

I. Introductions and Recap:

  1. New Officer Introductions
  2. Mi Futuro Recap
    • Volunteer event: taught CPR
  3. Club Name Change
    • Potentially change to Sonoma State Nurses Association in December.
    • It did not pass for this semester
    • From a vote using a secret ballot, members of the club voted to change the name of the club to Sonoma State Nurses Association for next semester.

II. Officer Reports:

  1. Treasurer’s report: bank account balance
    • No reports.
  2. Any news or updates from other officers

III: Advisor Report:

  1. Any news or updates from Dr. Napoli

IV: New Business:

  1. Spring Club Fair: Monday, February 4 from 11:30-1:00 pm (details TBD)
    • Maybe some volunteers from Junior class take over.
  2. Possible Q&A for Prelicensure BSN applicants, if interested
    • Members were interested.
    • Date will be determined when schedules are compared.
  3. Guest Speaker Night- requests for speakers?
    • Nurses from community.
    • Types of nurses requested: email Caeli with interests.
  4. Blood Drive-Thursday, January 31 at 10
    • Talk to Jessica if any questions. youngje@sonoma.edu
  5. Volunteering Opportunities at Bayer Farm
    • Community farms and gardens: can help with farm and community garden.
    • Bring any new volunteering ideas to Jessica.
  6. NSNA Convention: “Ignite Your Passion: Lighting the Way for Excellence!” April 3-7, 2019. Salt Palace  Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • If anyone is interested email Caeli. matanky@sonoma.edu
    • Nursing club can try to cover some of the expenses depending on how many are interested the price may change.
    • One price for entry, $110 ticket, doesn’t matter how many days the participants want to attend.

V: Announcements:

  1. Meetings are at 12pm on: 1/28, 2/18, 3/11, 4/15, 5/6 in the Alexander Valley Room
    • If you can’t make the meeting because of class, you are still welcome to be involved in Nursing Club.
  2. Ask to join Nursing Club on Sonoma Sync through your SSU account
  3. CNSA/NSNA Membership: Join NSNA at https://nsnamembership.org/
  4. Check out our Facebook group and our website for any new updates! www.ncssu.com
  5. Senior student came to share the fundraiser for their pinning ceremony.

VI: Open Forum:

  1. Open to discussion for all members and officers
    • Have a meeting with Nursing students to discuss the prerequisites for the nursing program and how to succeed in them.
    • Getting more volunteer work.
    • Figuring out study habits.
    • Tutoring at LARK- It is free and through the school that will help with prerequisites.
    • Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital has volunteer opportunities that will be discussed with Jessica.

Nursing Club at Sonoma State University

February 18th, 2019  12:00pm, Alexander Valley Room

I. Introductions and Recap:

  1. Bayer Farm Event Recap: Did not happen, it was cancelled due to rain. Will sign up for next months event.

II. Officer Reports:

  1. Treasurer’s report: bank account balance
  2. Any news or updates from other officers
    • New order account for merchandise will be put up soon. There are many options in the works.
      • University Tee’s: sweatshirts, stickers, zip-down jackets.
      • Price unknown at the moment. The price will go down with greater orders
      • From a vote using a secret ballot, members of the club voted to use the logo designed by Sabrina for the Nursing Club merchandise. 

III. Advisor Report:

  1. Any news or updates from Dr. Napoli

IV. New Business:

  1. SSU Educational Family Summit- March 16, 12-2
    • Nursing student booth will be held.
      • We will need volunteers.
    • Additional information will be on the Nursing Club Facebook page.
  2. Guest Speaker Night- April 9, 2019 7-10
    • Cooperage 3
    • In the process of finding speakers.
      • If any requests comment on facebook post, email officers or talk to officers at the next meeting.

V. Guest Speaker: Dr. Michelle Kelly

  1. She is a BSN program and Masters program educator here at SSU.
  2. General Education: meant to enhance the liberal arts.
  3.  There are changes occurring to the GE pattern:
    • Normal pattern: fulfill lower division GE.
    • Nursing: fulfills upper division GE.
    • Pre-Nursing students have priority registration. This registration exists because SSU Nursing School need a high graduation rate, so the trend of classes must be available to us.
      • Some people find it unethical that students are paying more for outside classes online or the CLEPT so that they can graduate on time.
      • That money goes away from Sonoma State.
        • There are 5 surrounding Junior College Nursing schools in service area. Junior colleges graduate 300 ADN students per year, however, here at SSU we only graduate 24 in the BSN program per year.
    • Making more more online classes in the GE pattern:
      • Nursing Students have more units than most majors.
        • Showing there is a problem getting other GE’s, like ethnic studies, more readily available through SSU.
      • Our portal for taking online classes is only available to full-time students.
  4. Administration wants to examine what kind of barriers to the Nursing Program are created by the GE pattern, because students don’t get the classes fulfilled.
    • She urges students to meet with their representatives to help voice concerns: transfer from Junior College into the CSU system.
    • Priority is given to Nursing students so that they can complete the GE upper division and graduate on time.
  5. Area E: Psych 302, has been removed from the GE pattern for students starting in Fall 2020.
    • Students will only need lower division area E.
    • Rachel Napoli will be the advisor for the Fall 2020 Nursing cohort.

VI. Announcements:

  1. Meetings are at 12pm on: 1/28, 2/18, 3/11, 4/15, 5/6 in the Alexander Valley Room
  2. Ask to join Nursing Club on Sonoma Sync through your SSU account
  3. CNSA/NSNA Membership: Join NSNA at https://nsnamembership.org/
  4. Check out our Facebook group and our website for any new updates! www.ncssu.com

VII. Open Forum:

  1. Open to discussion for all members and officers

Nursing Club at Sonoma State University

March 11th, 2019  12:00pm, Alexander Valley Room

I. Introductions and Recap:

  1. Meeting the incoming class

II. Officer Reports:

  1. Treasurer’s report: bank account balance
  2. Any news or updates from other officers
    • Dine and Donates:
      • We have a Mary’s Pizza fundraiser- March 12th
      • Swirl Time 11 am-10 pm fundraiser – March 26th
      • Chipotle 5-9 pm- April 8th
    • Merch is out, send in order forms ASAP.

III: Advisor Report:

  1. Any news or updates from Dr. Napoli
    • none

IV: New Business:

  1. SSU Educational Family Summit- March 16, 12-2
    • Still open to volunteers. Spanish speaking volunteers are wanted.
  2. Guest Speaker Night- April 9, 2019 7-9:30 in Cooperage
    • Forensic nurse, Dermatology nurse and more.
  3. Bayer Farm Take Two! Saturday, April 20th 9am-12pm. See Facebook Poll
    • Coordinate carpools on the nursing club Facebook.
  4. Volunteering at Redwood Empire Food Bank
    • Details TBD
  5. LARC Hiring Info Session: Tuesday, March 26 5pm-6 (general info), 6-7 (SI Leaders)
    • General info: Peer tutors, Writing center tutors…etc.
    • B or better in the class to tutor.
  6. Voting on using club funds to pay for honor cords.
    • From a vote using a secret ballot, members of the club voted to use club funds to pay for the honor cords.
      • There is 8 CNSA cords ($150-for 10) and 8 NSNA cords ($100- for 10)
      • $250 total from the funds of the Nursing club to pay for all the cords.
  7. Vote on using club funds to buy our speakers gift cards as a thank you.
    • From a vote using a secret ballot, members of the club voted to pay for a gift for guest speakers with the club funds.
  8. Vote on using club funds to pay for NSNA registration
    • From a vote using a secret ballot, members of the club voted for Nursing club to cover the $130 to pay for registration fee for the one member who wants to go to the NSNA Conference in Utah. 
  9. Human Race Event, May 4-  Kaitlin Suchanek
  10. Alumni Committee:
    • Cannot be members officially to keep the ratios of current student members equal.
    • Activities: Advice, support and inform nursing students as working nurses.
      • Can also step in as another resource for volunteers.
    • Graduate Pre Licensure Classes- who work in the area.
    • This is a volunteering opportunity and open for those who are interested. No nominations.
    • Members will be announced at the April meeting.

V. Announcements:

  1. Meetings are at 12pm on: 1/28, 2/18, 3/11, 4/15, 5/6 in the Alexander Valley Room
  2. CNSA/NSNA Membership: Join NSNA at https://nsnamembership.org/
  3. Check out our Facebook group and our website for any new updates! www.ncssu.com

VI. Open Forum:

  1. Sweatpants order form has been opened again.

Nursing Club at Sonoma State University

April 15th, 2019 12:00 pm, Alexander Valley Room

I. Introductions and Recap:

  1. Introduce our guest from the SRJC Nursing Club
  2. Seawolf Decision Day Recap
    • Many were interested in SSU Nursing and had lots of questions.
  3. Guest Speaker Night Recap
    • Six nurses came and talked about being an ER nurse, ER forensics, Pediatrics, Lactation consultant, Surgical nursing, and Dermatology nurse.
  4. Introducing Our Alumni Committee: Jessica Hanley, Andrea Leffew, Matthew Marshall
    • Elected by class of 2019 and will continue to be involved as mentors and in the skills lab.
  5. Andrea Leffew Shares Her Experiences at the NSNA National Conference   
    • NCLEX reviews: broke down the test, and has a review book. It was a good take away.
    • Talked about doing vital signs through Bluetooth, and how that would help home health care.
    • Genetic counseling is something nurses may need to learn about in the future.
    • Got certified for Disaster Shelter license through the Red Cross. This allows being able to sign up and be a volunteer for Disaster shelters like during the recent fires and floods.
    • ENA: Emergency Nurses Association, has resources.

II. Officer Reports:

  1. Treasurer’s report: bank account balance
  2. Any news or updates from other officers
    • Janelle: two potential volunteer events-1) Baby Closet: washing and sorting clothes for moms. 2) Volunteer to help visitors in the waiting room at the ER.
      • Sign ups needed to show interest in events.
    • Sabrina: Merchandise has enough to purchase all the materials.
      • Choices for methods of payment are to pay upfront with the club card OR set up an invoice to pay once we receive the order.
    • Fundraising: We made $20 with Swirl Time.
    • Volunteering Opportunities:
      • BRMC mass Casualty at Berekely on Sunday, April 28th, 9-1 pm. Participants will get handed patient cards and you act it out the patient for the Club members to practice speaking to patients.
      • Volunteers for the blood drive: Tuesday, April 30th

III: Advisor Report:

  1. Any news or updates from Dr. Napoli

IV: New Business:

  1. Bayer Farm Workday- Saturday, April 20th 9am-12pm. Meet at the Farm at 8:50, carpool will meet at SSU at 8:30
  2. Blood Drive- Tuesday, April 30th 10am-3pm in the Mckinley Gym  
  3. Human Race- Saturday, May 4th, 8am-11am, Nursing club members are welcome.
    • At 11 am there is a barbeque potluck in Santa Rosa for the participants, please ask Kaitlin Suchanek for address.

V: Announcements:

  1. Meetings are at 12pm on: 1/28, 2/18, 3/11, 4/15, 5/6 in the Alexander Valley Room
    • Potluck at the next meeting on May 6th in celebration of the last meeting.
  2. Ask to join Nursing Club on Sonoma Sync through your SSU account
  3. CNSA/NSNA Membership: Join NSNA at https://nsnamembership.org/
  4. Check out our Facebook group and our website for any new updates! www.ncssu.com

VI: Open Forum:

  1. Open to discussion for all members and officers

Nursing Club at Sonoma State University

May 6th, 2019  12:00pm, Alexander Valley Room

  1.  Introductions and Recap: none
  2.  Officer Reports: none
  3. Treasurer’s report: bank account balance
  4. Any news or updates from other officers

III: Advisor Report:

  1. Any news or updates from Dr. Napoli

IV: New Business:

  1. See Facebook for Volunteer opportunities

V: Guest Speaker:

  1. Vitalant Representative to speak about opportunities for new grad nursing students
    • Working in Blood banks.

VI: Announcements:

  1. Meeting times for next semester will be announced via Facebook once the room reservations have been finalized.
    • Meetings next year will most likely be at 4pm on Monday.

VII: Potluck