2020 Agendas

Sonoma State Nursing Student Association

Agenda: 18 November 2020, Zoom Meeting

  1. Hi Everyone – Thanks for coming to our November meeting! This is our second to last meeting of the semester!
    • Last meeting is December 9th at 3:30.
  • We just finished our last two events for this semester!
    • New-grad Guest Speaker Night and Pre-Nursing Q&A! If you missed either of these, keep an eye out next semester!
  • Fundraiser was Monday! Does Fundraising Director have any updates on it?
  • Policies and Procedures Manual
    • Hopefully everyone had time to review the manual. Does anyone have any suggestions?
    • Those of you who already submitted suggestions or grammar corrections were written down and your name will be entered in a drawing for a prize that has yet to be determined!
  • Any updates from Dr. Napoli? No
  • Any more specific updates from anyone
  1. Vice President
    • Make sure to be filling out your hours sheet, they are due for this semester by our December meeting!
    • Email gilson@sonoma.edu for questions/concerns about hours
    • Make sure you are emailing them to gilson@sonoma.edu so they can be charted!
    • Merch – Any updates on merch shipping?
    • Volunteer Coordinator – donations coming up in December!
  • Dues
    • Last date to pay dues is by the next meeting!
    • $5 for CNSA members, $10 for non-CNSA members, ONCE A YEAR
  • Any of the new board members that have yet to meet with the old board members, please do so! We want to make sure everyone is prepared to take over in January!
  • As always, reach out if you have any questions or concerns!
    • Next Meeting December 9th at 3:30!
      • Be sure to come! We are going to try to do something fun even though it is over Zoom! Maybe a kahoot game or something.

Sonoma State Nursing Student Association 

Agenda: 14 October 2020, Zoom Meeting 

  1. Greetings
  2. Congratulations to Dr. Napoli, she was awarded the CNSA Faculty of the Year award at the conference last weekend! Dr, Napoli we really appreciate everything you do and have done for us. 
  3. Congrats to Lorna! She was awarded the CNSA Member of the Year award for all of her valuable contributions to SSNSA. She has been such a team player and her helpfulness has been so appreciated this last year, we are very thankful for you, Lorna! 
  4. What this semester will look like: 
  5. Meetings on Zoom: 1530-1600
    • November 11
    • December 9
  6. Scheduling Pre-nursing Q&As, Discussions, guest speaker nights, over Zoom 
    • New-Grad guest speaker night – Monday November 9th at 6
    • Pre-Nursing Q&A – Monday November 16th at 6
  7. We just had our nursing guest speaker night yesterday and I think it went very well. If you weren’t able to attend this time, I would highly recommend you keep your eye out for another event like this in the future and also attend our other guest speaker nights coming in November. 
    • ED nurse, Postpartum/lactation consultant, float nurse supervisor
  8. Voting for next board will be Today after the meeting! 
    • NOT TOO LATE TO RUN, we currently do not have the following positions filled: 
    • Secretary, volunteer coordinator, fundraising director, and legislative director
    • The link to vote will go out after the meeting to those who have paid their dues. You are not eligible to vote unless you have paid your dues 
    • Go around and introduce each of the candidates and they can describe why they are running 
      • President 
      • VP
      • Treasurer
      • Mentorship Director 
      • Merchandising Director 
      • Communications Director 
      • Pre-nursing Liaison
  9. Policies and Procedures Manual 
    • Please review the policies and procedures manual posted on the website and FB. We will be discussing and voting to adopt it at the November meeting. 
      • We really would appreciate everyone’s feedback, SO: 
        • There will be a prize for anyone who brings feedback or comments! You will be entered into a drawing to win a SSNSA t-shirt! 
      • Does anyone have any comments already? 
      • If not, we will have another time to discuss before the vote at the November meeting. 
  10. Any updates from Dr. Napoli? 
  11. Any more specific updates from anyone
    • Merch updates 
    • Merch is for sale! You can find the links to the merch on the FB page, you should have also received an email from Kristi. 
      1. We have four types of sweaters, two types of shirts designed by the lovely Erin 
  12. Vice President 
    1. Make sure to be filling out your hours sheet, they are due for this semester by our December meeting! 
    2. Share screen to show how to get to the forms on the FB page and website and also show an example of one filled out 
    3. Email gilson@sonoma.edu for questions/concerns about hours 
  13. Dues
    1. $5 for CNSA members, $10 for non-CNSA members, ONCE A YEAR 

Sonoma State Nursing Student Association 

Agenda: 09 September 2020, Zoom Meeting 

  1. What this semester will look like: 
  2. Meetings on Zoom: 1530-1600
    • October 14
    • November 11
    • December 9
  3. Scheduling Pre-nursing Q&As, Discussions, guest speaker nights, over Zoom 
    • Nursing Guest Speaker Night – Tuesday October 13th at 6 
    • New-Grad guest speaker night – Monday November 9th at 6
    • Pre-Nursing Q&A – Monday November 16th at 6 
  4. Voting for next board will be next month! 🡪 think about running for a position! 
    • Each board member go around and talk about your roles and why you should get involved in SSNSA
  5. CNSA Convention
    • This year’s CNSA convention will be virtual, which means there is a lot more opportunity to attend. 
    • October 2-4 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday): Nursing Resiliency – Conquering Change Together
    • Delegates 🡪 Once we find out how many we have, we can have people sign up to be delegates 
      • Traditionally, there is 1-2, but the more CNSA members we have, the more delegates we get so sign up to be a CNSA member! 
  6. Any updates from Dr. Napoli? 
  7. Any more specific updates from anyone
  8. Merch updates? 
  9. Mentorship? 
  • Remember to be keeping track of your hours
    1. If anyone has questions about what counts for hours, etc., email gilson@sonoma.edu
  • Dues
    1. $5 for CNSA members, $10 for non-CNSA members, once a year
  • As always, reach out if you have any questions or concerns! 
    1. Next Meeting October 14 at 3:30! 
  • Board please stay on for a few extra minutes if you can: 
  • Policies and procedures manual 
    • The manual is posted and shared via google drive, any time anyone has to look at it would be super helpful, I don’t want this to get dropped on the next board 
    • Set a date for this to be completed 

Sonoma State Nursing Student Association 

Agenda: 26 August 2020, Zoom Meeting 

  1. Hi Everyone, Welcome to Fall 2020 
  2. What this semester will look like: 
  3. Meetings on Zoom: 1530-1600
    1. September 9
    2. October 14
    3. November 11
    4. December 9
  4. Scheduling Pre-nursing Q&As, Discussions, guest speaker nights, over Zoom 
  5. New-grad guest speaker night some time in November, Ask alumni committee to help with this 
  6. Pre-Nursing Q&A, talk about a possible date for this 
  7. If anyone has any other ideas for involvement this semester, please let me know! 
  8. Policies and procedures manual 
    1. The manual is posted and shared via google drive, any time anyone has to look at it would be super helpful, I don’t want this to get dropped on the next board 
  9. Changing name of “Social Media Director” to either “Communications Director” or “Image of Nursing” – Do we make a motion to vote on it? 
  10. Would like to possibly explore developing a new legislative director position to be in charge of developing resolutions we can bring to convention – Anyone interested? And what is the process of doing this?  
  11. CNSA Convention
    1. This year’s CNSA convention will be virtual, which means there is a lot more opportunity to attend. 
    2. October 2-4 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) : Nursing Resiliency – Conquering Change Together
  12. Pre-Slating for CNSA board of directors is still open, that closes September 5 so there’s still time if you’re interested 
  13. Delegates 🡪 Find out who will be attending convention and how many delegates we will be getting so we can vote/sign up delegates for HOD
  14. Any updates from Dr. Napoli? 
  15. CNSA and Benefits of Joining
  16. Any more specific updates from anyone
    1. Merch updates? 
    2. Mentorship? 
  • Remember to be keeping track of your hours
    1. There is a form on the website as well as the FB page to help track your hours 
      1. Email your hours sheets to gilson@sonoma.edu, If you have questions about what counts for hours, also email Hailey or you can email me, theres also some examples on that sheet to use.
  • We are still figuring out how we are going to be paying dues this semester and will get back to you on that
    1. $5 for CNSA members, $10 for non-CNSA members, once a year
  • As always, reach out if you have any questions or concerns! 
    1. Have a great start of the semester! 
    2. Next Meeting September 9 at 3:30! 

Sonoma State Nursing Student Association 

Agenda: 2 July 2020, Zoom Board Meeting 

  • Goals for next semester
  • Schedule for monthly meetings on Zoom 
  • Virtual Student Orientation, During the week of July 20-24, virtual student organization fair every night from 5-6:30
  1. Need people to sign up to stay for the full hour and a half, up to 5 students at a time. 
  2. We have the option to either do one night or to do all 5. 
  3. We will give a brief 5 minute presentation on our organization:
    1. Overview, purpose, introduce student leaders, annual events, benefits of getting involved, dues, and any virtual plans for the next semester. 
  4. After the intro, there will be 5 minutes for questions, and then 5 minutes until the next round of attendees will start. 
  5. There will be 6, 15-minute sessions each night 
  6. Must attend one of these trainings to be included: either July 7 at 2pm, or July 9 at 6pm. 
  7. Last day to sign up is July 6
  • Scheduling Pre-nursing Q&As, Discussions, guest speaker nights, over Zoom 
  • New-grad guest speaker night some time in November, Alumni committee
  • Policies and procedures manual 
  • Any more specific updates from anyone?
  1. Merch? 
  2. Mentorship?

Sonoma State University Nursing Student Association

March 9, 2020 @1230, Alexander Valley Room

I. Introductions and Recap:

a. Welcome

II. Officer Reports:

  1. Treasurer’s report: bank account balance
  2. Pre-nursing Liason: New reminder app for info and reminders of meetings and events. Text “@prenurs1” to 81010
  3. Mentorship: Updates on incoming juniors. Orientation is May 1st at starting at 1600. More information to come! Please fill out mentorship survey. Pairing will be done around May (after events).
    • Possible club event: T shirt (tie dye) & movie night?
  4. Merchandising Director: Stickers for sale! 
  5. Associated Students thinking about allowing Venmo for the club.
  6. Volunteer Coordinator:
    • Expanding Your Horizons – March 28, 0800-1200, all spots are filled.
    • Seawolf Decision Day – April 4, 1100-1430, need volunteers. Sign up sheet will be uploaded to Facebook. (Several Seniors present agreed to volunteer as well).
  7. Clothing donation for Interlink (an SSU Community Psych Site) — thinking of tabling and having a bin in the nursing department. Need men’s clothes; socks, shoes, new underwear. Coats, long-sleeved clothes (men & women). Men’s clothes are needed, especially. More info to come.
  8. Karen Werder to talk about volunteer opportunity at the Wellness Center in SR. Nutrition education classes. Emphasis on managing diabetes. Contact Karen for more info. See Facebook page for contact info. Best days are Tues & Thurs 1130-1230.

III. Advisor Report:

  1. Any news of updates from Dr. Napoli?
    • Membership North- One day Conference on Sat, May 9th in the Cooperage at SSU. Minimal cost for lunch. Don’t have to be a member; Membership North is a good first conference to go to. If you would like to help, contact Kaitlin Suchanek.
    • May is Mental Health Awareness month. CNSA will be making a surrounding nursing students and mental health. Students are encouraged to write anonymous letters, which will be read by actors and filmed. Contact Caeli, Emily, or Rachel for more info,

IV. New Business:

  1. New-Grad Q&A Night: This Thursday, March 12th from 6-8pm in the Dry Creek Valley room. Featuring a panel of new grad nurses, talking about the new-grad experience, applying to jobs, interviewing, new grad programs, navigating the experience of being a new grad in general.
    1. We have 4 speakers coming, each from the graduating class of 2019.
  2. Vote to use club funds to buy $5 Thank You Gift Cards.
  3. Coming up! Nursing Q&A night: Wednesday, April 15th from 1-3pm. Location TBD
    • Panel of nursing students answer questions about applying to the nursing program, registering for classes, etc.
  4. NSNA Convention: “Nursing: The Most Magical Profession on Earth”
    • April 15-19 th 2020, Orlando, Florida.
    • Some of our club members are CNSA board members that will be attending the conference: Caeli, Kaitlin, Adriana, An
    • If this is something you are interested in, more information can be found on the NSNA website.

V. Announcements

  1. We will be ordering cords soon, so if anyone has any concerns talk to Hailey or Emily.
  2. Hours sheets: Remember to fill out your volunteer hour sheets and include any volunteer experiences or activities you participate in tis semester.
    • The form is also available on the Facebook page or the website.
    • Can also add any hours from last semester.
  3. Remaining meetings are at 1230 on: 4/13 and 5/11 in the Alexander Valley Room. If anyone wants a reminder flyer, come pick one up.
  4.  CNSA/NSNA Membership: Join NSNA at https://nsnamembership.org/. $40 for a year and $80 for two years. The more members, the more delegates we will have at the CNSA and NSNA Conventions.

VI. Open Forum:

a. Anyone have any questions/comments?

VII. Thank you and have a great day!


Sonoma State University Nursing Student Association

February 10, 2020 @1230, Alexander Valley Room

I. Introductions and Recap:

a. Welcome

II. Officer Reports:

  1. Treasurer’s report: bank account balance
  2. Mentorship: Ideas for mentor/mentee bonding activities
  3. Merchandise Director: stickers

III. Advisor Report:

  1. Any news or updates from Dr. Napoli?
  2. Volunteer opportunity: Expanding Your Horizons– March 28 from 0800-1200

IV. New Business: 

  1. New-Grad Q&A Night: Thursday, March 12th from 6-8pm in the Dry Creek Valley room
    • Panel of new grad nurses: new-grad experience, applying to jobs, interviewing, new grad programs, navigating the experience of being a new grad in general
    • If anyone knows of any new-grads they would like to hear from, please contact Emily.
    • Introduction to Alumni Committee: Jessica Hanley
  2. Nursing Q&A night: Wednesday, April 15th from 1-3pm, Location TBD
    1. Panel of nursing students answer questions about applying to the nursing program, registering for classes, etc.
  3. NSNA Convention: “Nursing: The Most Magical Profession on Earth” 
    • April 15-19, 2020 in Orlando, Florida
    • Some of our club members are CNSA board members that will be attending the conference: Caeli, Kaitlin, Adriana, An.
    • If this is something you are interested in, more information can be found on the NSNA website.

VI: Announcements:

  1. Volunteer Opportunity: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing is looking for volunteers to help setup/breakdown their ceremony to induct new members of the Senior class. Saturday, February 22, in the cooperage.
    • Setup: 12:30-2:00, Breakdown: 3:30-5:00. If anyone is interested in helping out, please let me know. Juniors and Seniors can sign up on the Junior/Senior class page. 
  2. If anyone has any volunteer opportunities, please contact Lorna.
  3. CNSA/NSNA Membership: Join NSNA at https://nsnamembership.org/
      • $40 for a year and $80 for two years
      • We want more delegates!
  4. Remember to pay annual dues! $5 for CNSA/NSNA members and $10 for non-members. Bring dues to Carrie at the next meeting. Seniors need to pay dues before we order honor cords.
  5. Meetings are at 1230 on: 3/9, 4/13, 5/11 in the Alexander Valley Room. If anyone wants a reminder flyer, come pick one up.
  6. Thank you and have a great day! 
  1. Ask to join Nursing Club on Sonoma Sync through your SSU account
  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

VII: Open Forum

  1. Open Forum:
    • Anyone have any questions/comments?
  2. Thank you and have a great day!

Sonoma State University Nursing Student Association

Agenda: January 27, 2020 at 1230pm, Alexander Valley Room

I. Introductions and Recap:

  1. Welcome Back from Break
  2. Introduce New Officers
  3. Attendance roster: Club required to fill out attendance online with student involvement. This is why we need the ID # and whether or not dues are paid. If anyone is uncomfortable with this, they can come to be privately.
  4. Mi Futuro Recap- Does Anyone Want to Share Their Experience?

II. Officer Reports:

  1. Goals for club – some exciting things planned for this semester
    • Alumni Q&A Night, Prenursing Q&A night, SRJC Q&A, etc.
  2. . Treasurer’s report: bank account balance
  3.  Any news, comments, or updates from other officers?
    • Mentorship director: sign up for a mentor if you have not already
    • Social Media: plug the Instagram and Facebook pages
    • Merchandise Director: Merch Announcements
    • Fundraising/Event Coordinator: Pens for sale and upcoming Dine and Donate

III: Advisor Report:

  1. Any news or updates from Dr. Napoli?
    • Volunteer Opportunity: Expanding Your Horizons – March 28 0800-1200

IV: New Business:

  1. Possible Q&A with new grads/alumni, if interested
    • Possible Q&A with SRJC nursing students for pre-nursing students
  2. NSNA Convention: “Nursing: The Most Magical Profession on Earth”
    • April 15-19th 2020, Orlando Florida
    • Some of our club members are CNSA board members that will be attending the conference: Caeli, Kaitlin, Adriana, and An.
    • If this is something you are interested in, more information can be found on the NSNA website.

V: Announcements:

  1. Meetings are at 1230 on: 1/27, 2/10, 3/9, 4/13, 5/11 in the Alexander Valley Room
    • If anyone wants a reminder flyer, come pick one up
  2. If anyone has any volunteer opportunities, please bring them to Lorna.
  3. Tutoring opportunities for Nursing and Pre-nursing students: Crystal Barajas, DNP from UCSD, She is an RN in family medicine, tutors on Anatomy, Physiology, Women’s Health, Peds, Mental Health, Med-Surg, Primary Care, and NCLEX Review.
    • Emily will post her flyer for those interested
  4. CNSA/NSNA Membership: Join NSNA at https://nsnamembership.org/
  5. Hours sheets- discussing the new method of submitting hours for honor cords
  6. Check out our Facebook group and our website for any new updates! www.ncssu.com

VI: Open Forum:

  1. Open Forum:
    • Anyone have any questions/comments?
  2. Thank you and have a great day!

2020 Agendas

Sonoma State University Nursing Student Association

Agenda: January 27, 2020 at 1230pm, Alexander Valley Room

I. Introductions and Recap:

  1. Welcome Back from Break
  2. Introduce New Officers
  3. Attendance roster: Club required to fill out attendance online with student involvement. This is why we need the ID # and whether or not dues are paid. If anyone is uncomfortable with this, they can come to be privately.
  4. Mi Futuro Recap- Does Anyone Want to Share Their Experience?

II. Officer Reports:

  1. Goals for club – some exciting things planned for this semester
    • Alumni Q&A Night, Prenursing Q&A night, SRJC Q&A, etc.
  2. . Treasurer’s report: bank account balance
  3.  Any news, comments, or updates from other officers?
    • Mentorship director: sign up for a mentor if you have not already
    • Social Media: plug the Instagram and Facebook pages
    • Merchandise Director: Merch Announcements
    • Fundraising/Event Coordinator: Pens for sale and upcoming Dine and Donate

III: Advisor Report:

  1. Any news or updates from Dr. Napoli?
    • Volunteer Opportunity: Expanding Your Horizons – March 28 0800-1200

IV: New Business:

  1. Possible Q&A with new grads/alumni, if interested
    • Possible Q&A with SRJC nursing students for pre-nursing students
  2. NSNA Convention: “Nursing: The Most Magical Profession on Earth”
    • April 15-19th 2020, Orlando Florida
    • Some of our club members are CNSA board members that will be attending the conference: Caeli, Kaitlin, Adriana, and An.
    • If this is something you are interested in, more information can be found on the NSNA website.

V: Announcements:

  1. Meetings are at 1230 on: 1/27, 2/10, 3/9, 4/13, 5/11 in the Alexander Valley Room
    • If anyone wants a reminder flyer, come pick one up
  2. If anyone has any volunteer opportunities, please bring them to Lorna.
  3. Tutoring opportunities for Nursing and Pre-nursing students: Crystal Barajas, DNP from UCSD, She is an RN in family medicine, tutors on Anatomy, Physiology, Women’s Health, Peds, Mental Health, Med-Surg, Primary Care, and NCLEX Review.
    • Emily will post her flyer for those interested
  4. CNSA/NSNA Membership: Join NSNA at https://nsnamembership.org/
  5. Hours sheets- discussing the new method of submitting hours for honor cords
  6. Check out our Facebook group and our website for any new updates! www.ncssu.com

VI: Open Forum:

  1. Open Forum:
    • Anyone have any questions/comments?
  2. Thank you and have a great day!