2020 Minutes

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 spoke about volunteer opportunity at the Wellness Center in Santa Rosa– Volunteers can write and teach a class on nutrition, with an emphasis on managing diabetes. Best days are Tues & Thurs 1130-1230. Contact Karen for more info. See Facebook page/reach out to Club members for her contact info.

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.
    • Motion approved by a majority vote.
  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.
    • Anything done through the Club counts as hours. Can add up all Club meetings (1 meeting= 1 hour) and write “Fall 2019.” Being a Board Member counts toward hours. Conventions count toward hours. (Email Emily or Hailey for more info).
  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!

VIII. Board meeting after to discuss the grant we received as well as organizing the donation for Interlink.


Sonoma State University Nursing Student Association

February 10, 2020 @1230, Alexander Valley Room

I. Introductions and Recap:

  1. 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– N/A
  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. Ask to join Nursing Club on Sonoma Sync through your SSU account
  7. CNSA/NSNA Membership: Join NSNA at https://nsnamembership.org/
  8. 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!


2020 Meeting Minutes

Sonoma State Nursing Student Association

January 27, 2020 12:30pm, 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 students’ ID #s are needed required, as well as whether or not the student’s dues are paid. If anyone is uncomfortable with this, they can come to Emily privately.
  4. Mi Futuro Recap
    • Adriana shared about the event. Mi Futuro served to help introduce high schoolers to careers in healthcare.

II. Officer Reports:

  1. President’s Report: Possible event– Alumni Night.
    • Speaker night with new grad nurses coming to share their experience with the club. Interested, let Emily know.
    • Another event: Pre-nursing Q&A Night. Nursing students share their experience with Pre-nursing students.
      • Also, looking at possibly partnering with Santa Rosa Junior College so students interested in nursing can learn about different pathways.
  2. Treasurer’s report: bank account balance.
  3. Mentorship Director Report: A mentorship sign-up sheet was passed for Pre-nursing student.
    • Pre-nursing students can sign up to be paired up with a nursing student mentor.
  4. Social Media Director: Follow us on Instagram: @ssunursingclub and on Facebook– Sonoma State Nursing Student Association.
  5. Merchandising Director: We have older decals and badge reels for sale. 1 for $1.
  6. Fundraising Director: We are still selling multicolored Sonoma State Nursing Student Association pens for 2 for $5.
    • Also– dine & donate events on the horizon.

III: Advisor Report:

  1. Any news or updates from Dr. Napoli
    • March 28th from 0800-1200, SSU is hosting an event called Expanding Your Horizons.
    • Event rotates and is held at SSU this year; every other year it is hosted by Santa Rosa Junior College. Event is for middle school students with an interest in healthcare. Features a jeopardy-like game with prizes.
    • Need is for about 5 volunteers. Don’t have to stay the whole time; can just come for part of it. Contact Dr. Napoli if you are interested.
  2. Dr. Napoli also mentioned the NSNA National Conference April 15-19 in Orlando, FL. Theme is “Nursing: The Most Magical Profession on Earth.” Discounted Disney World tickets are offered if you register for the conference before March.

IV: New Business:

  1. Future volunteer opportunities: please let Lorna know if you know of any volunteer opportunities.
  2. Emily made contact with a DNP named Dr. Barajas. She is available to tutor nursing students and pre-nursing students. Subjects include Anatomy, Physiology, NCLEX, Med/Surg, Pediatrics, Women’s Health, etc. See Resources for her contact info!
  3. Volunteer Hours
    • We will now be keeping track of volunteer hours on paper, rather than online. Keep track of your hours on the sheet and turn them in to count toward your honor cords.
    • Volunteer hours include meetings.

V: Announcements:

  1. Meetings are at 12:30pm on: 1/27, 2/10, 3/9, 4/13, and 5/11 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, Instagram @ssunursingclub, and our website for any new updates! www.ncssu.com

VI: Open Forum:

Open to discussion for all members and officers