2021 Minutes

Sonoma State Nursing Student Association 

Agenda: November 17th, 2021, Zoom Meeting, 6pm

Called to order at 1803.

  1. Welcome and thank you for coming to another SSNSA meeting! 
  1. Remaining Board Member Position Availability/Elections 
    • Treasurer 
      • Alexis Wood, 2023 cohort. familiar with handling finances for alpha delta phi on campus, associated students, submitting club fees. 
      • Other candidate didn’t show up. Check to see if they are still interested and do Google forms vote later on (by Friday).
    • Fundraising Director 
    • Legislative Director 
    • Pre-Nursing Liaison 
      • Reach out to Katie if you would like to get involved. great way to build confidence, leadership, network, looks good on resume
  1. Special Elections 
  1. Honor Cord Criteria Form Update/Specifics/Reminder 
    • There is an updated document to specify what qualifies you for an honor cord upon graduation. 
      • This includes hours awarded per event and which events we deem acceptable for the “Outside SSNSA Event” section. 
      • It is a building document and will grow with each event that is provided in the future. If ever curious if an event applies, please contact me. 
      • Please read it over and let me know if you have any questions.  
      • I will post the form on our website and social medias as well as in the chat box on zoom. 
  • Katie will post form tonight or tomorrow morning on FB. finish by December meeting. email to VP
  1. New Position Emails! 
  1. Board Member Reports: 
    • Vice President:
      • Honor Cord Criteria Forms Due Dec 1st
      • Q&A nights went well.
    • Treasurer: 
    • Secretary/Webmaster: 
      • Website URL will be changing from ssnsa.org to ssnsa.org sometime soon.
    • Communications Director:
    • Volunteer Director: 
      • Campus Clean Up Event: Saturday Dec 4th 9-11 am. There will be 15 trash grabbers available for picking up trash, Dr. Napoli can provide gloves. Taylor will make a virtual flyer.
      • Clothing Drive Event: 
    • Merchandise Director: 
      • Just got last payment today and will place merch orders tomorrow. Olivia AM will send an email letting people know when orders come in and will arrange a campus pickup day.
    • Mentorship Director: 
      • Social Committee: There will be an impromptu meetup this Friday, Nov 19 at Bear Republic in Rohnert Park at 6 pm to kick off fall break. Food and drinks will be available, and it’s a kid appropriate venue. Come hang out!
    • Fundraising Director: 
    • Pre-Nursing Liaison: 
  1. NSNA midway conference recording. We want to see who is interested for sponsoring access to the recordings. Dr. Valdez did a section on health justice in nursing. Katie wil post a form soon with more info. includes pharm mnemonic, med surg, various specialty seminars.
  1. Advisor Report: Dr. Napoli. none.
  1. Open Member Discussion: none.
  1. Thank you all for coming, and have a lovely day. See you at the final meeting of the semester, December 1st at 6pm where the 2021 Board will say their goodbyes and the 2022 Board of Directors will begin! 

Meeting adjourned at 1824.

Sonoma State Nursing Student Association 

Agenda: October 20th, 2021, Zoom Meeting, 6pm

Called to order at 1801

  1. Welcome and thank you for coming to another SSNSA meeting! 
  2. Keegan: will be posting a signup sheet to table for a clothing drive for DEMA 11/15,16,17 from 11-2
    • plus size clothing especially needed but all donations will be accepted
    • incentive: 1 hr volunteer hours for donating, and hours for tabling
  3. Election Day! I now invite the preslated board member candidates to present their campaign speeches
    • Candidate Speeches:
      1. President:
        • Jordan Jungwirth 
          • jr in nursing program. from Fremont CA, wants to work in ER
      2. Vice President: 
        • Natalie Roberts
          • jr in nursing program. was pre-nursing at ssu prior. help keep track of everything, step in for president, free and open to talking about concerns. wants to work in women’s health
      3. Treasurer:
      4. Secretary/Webmaster:
        • Danielle Andaya
          • jr in nursing program. already a diligent note-taker, wants to use this to help the club. has experience managing websites. goal: keep everyone up to date with with club events/discussions
      5. Communications Director:
        • Xiomara Espinosa
          • jr in nursing program. raised in Petaluma. wants to be L&D nurse. interested in this position because she wants to encourage and inform others about nursing program, answer questions from nursing and pre-nursing students
      6. Volunteer Director:
        • Elizabeth Oliveira 
          • early childhood development major. lots of experience volunteering in the community such as covid clinics, sending colorectal screening kits. also works with another club on campus
      7. Merchandise Director: 
        • Carolina Palomera Sedano
          • loves art and would love to design merch. excited to learn more
      8. Mentorship Director:
        • Emily Egland
          • wants to create a supportive environment for current and future students. wants to make sure mentors and mentees feel included. wants to be NICU nurse
      9. Fundraising Director: 
      10. Legislative Director: 
      11. Pre-Nursing Liaison:  
        • Sam Smith 
          • not present at this meeting
          • we should move forward with the vote and check in with them if they still want to run for the position
    • I now invite any candidates that would like to nominate themselves from the floor to do so now and introduce yourselves. 
      • no one volunteered
      • late nominations and elections we could do on a later date. we should proceed with who we have for today.
  4. Election Form:  https://forms.gle/Q7SJiwAJy2WV2mkYA 
    • Please take time to vote while we continue with announcements and we will announce the elected candidates at the end of the meeting. 
      • you must have paid your dues for this year to be eligible to vote
  1. Board Member Reports: 
    • President: 
      • Convention: 
        • Thank you to our SSNSA Delegates: Olivia Angell Madden, Lexy Deetken, & Anja Damazyn!
        • Congratulations to our Elected CNSA Board Members from this chapter: Katie Raney, Lexy Deetken, Olivia Angell Madden, Keegan O’Ravez!
        • questions about honor cord criteria form: 35 total hours for entire time in club, including participation in outside event
        • seniors focus on this semester for outside events
        • juniors should keep record for this year too 
        • need more clarification on what counts as participation to help filling out hours logs
    • Vice President:
      • Nurse Q&A Night(s): October 25th, 6pm on zoom  
      • APRN Q&A 11/3. 4-5 speakers each
    • Treasurer: 
      • Luis’s Memorial Plaque Update 
        • has been purchased, plan to present at pinning ceremony
        • profit so far after original price of pins and plaque is  $125.43. still have 13 pins left if anyone is interested
    • Secretary/Webmaster: 
      • Website: no news to report.
    • Communications Director: no news to report.
    • Volunteer Director: 
      • Blood Drive: 62 signups
        • Kim Walsh w/Vitalant said we were all a pleasure, passed along a few spring dates to partner again
      • Second Event: campus clean up date
        • meeting with Mo Phillips next week to plan. as of now we have ok
        • need to figure out dates, logistics
      • clothing drive: 11/15,16,17 11:30-14:00
        • hours for tabling & donating
      • do own volunteer hours. just clear with Katie or Taylor, attain proof of attendance, write short 1-paragraph of what you did. submit with honor cord form in December
    • Merchandise Director: 
    • Mentorship Director: 
      • Social Committee: planning social event, possibly at Bear Republic Brewing
    • Fundraising Director: 
    • Pre-Nursing Liaison: 
      • Q&A Night
        • possible dates, will post FB poll on date that works for them
  2. Advisor Report: Dr. Napoli
    1. Nothing stated.
  3. Elected Board Members: 
    1. President: Jordan Jungwirth
    2. Vice President: Natalie Roberts
    3. Treasurer: [vacant]
    4. Secretary/Webmaster: Danielle Andaya
    5. Communications Director:  Xiomara Espinosa
    6. Volunteer Director: Elizabeth Oliveira
    7. Merchandise Director: Carolina Palomera Sedano
    8. Mentorship Director: Emily Egland
    9. Fundraising Director: 
    10. Legislative Director: 
    11. Pre-Nursing Liaison:  Sam Smith?
  4. Thank you and congratulations to the new elected Board of Directors for the 2022-2023! We are so excited for you all to take on this new journey. 
  5. Open Member Discussion: nothing stated.

Member meeting adjourned 18:38

  1. Could the current Board and the new elected candidates stay for a few minutes to go over some information, and we will see the rest of you at our next meeting, November 17th, at 6pm! 
    • transition process: contact person in current position, we have also scheduled a transition meeting 11/17 at 4:30 to go over Google drive, then each position will break off and will go over the specifics. 
    • member meeting will follow at 6 pm. notice what each member does at the meeting
    • in December you may also come to our board meeting before the member meeting 
    • December 1st member meeting: our board will be wrapping up/recaps, saying our goodbyes and you will take over, reintroduce yourself, bring up any ideas you may have for the next year
    • treasurer needs to be filled. previously people have signed up later for this spot, but if no one volunteers this will need to be discussed. someone might have to switch, absorb responsibilities.
      • training for treasurer happens in January, preferably we would have someone ready to go before that 
    • treasurer is “authorized signer:” handling money is important 
    • Natalie mentions some people may be interested in treasurer position
    • legislative director position may be terminated
    • fundraising director also important role to be filled to keep income
      • could just have fundraising committee and not necessarily a director

adjourned 18:49

Sonoma State Nursing Student Association 

September 15th, 2021, Zoom Meeting, 6pm

Called to order at 1802

  1. Hi Everyone, thank you for coming to the second meeting of the semester!
    • We have some official tasks and announcements to do first and then afterward we are going to do a fun activity where someone will win a cozy SSU Nursing Sweatshirt! 
  1. Fall Semester Committee Sign Ups: on our Facebook and website!
    • Remember at least one per semester is required for an honor cord at graduation!
  1. Honor Cord Criteria Form: Also on our Facebook and website! 
    • Submit the form to the Vice President, Ana Salazar, by the December 1st meeting. 
    • Includes hours log, committee, meeting, and event participation. 
  1. 2021 CNSA Virtual Convention Thurs October 7th through Sun the 10th  (Lorna Roberts)
    • SSNSA is excited to be able to provide scholarships to any interested party for this event for the full ticket price. This is also an event that qualifies for your hours sheet, so keep track of your attendance. 
    • The CNSA convention is a great place to network and build skills that will benefit us all as future nurses. 
    • Some notable sessions scheduled for the convention are:
      • Resume workshop 
      • Safezone Training 
      • Do’s and Don’ts of charting hosted by @yournurselawyer Irnise Williams
      • Wound RN with Cathy Parkes
      • Team Surgery-Life in the OR
      • NICU Nurses Rock the Babies 
      • Psych Mental Health Nurse Panel
      • All things ED with Andrew Rohrer (ENA)
      • and more!
    • If you are interested please fill out the form on our Facebook or website, or contact me at [email protected] by tonight so we can reserve your spot! 
    • also looking for people to run for the board. get a lot of nurse leadership experience and skills
    • submissions for awards, nominations, elections are still open
    • emails to contact, or talk to Lorna ([email protected]), Sara (group discount) ([email protected]), or Christina (in charge) ([email protected])
    • convention schedule: https://www.cnsa.org/assets/docs/2021%20CNSA%20Convention%20Program%20.pdf
    • SSNSA is offering scholarships, link online. today is the deadline to show interest! 
  1. Elections this semester: 
    • It is that time of year again to vote in the next board of directors of the SSNSA!
    • I will be posting a google form for you to nominate yourself for a position in the election. 
      • Deadline to fill out will be the October 18th.  
    • At the October 20th meeting candidates will be asked to introduce themselves and talk about why they are running for the position and what they hope to accomplish if they are elected. 
    • Those elected will begin their term January with a transition meeting in December. 
    • Board Member Introductions and Position Descriptions
      • If you have questions about a particular position, please contact the board directly and we will be happy to answer any questions! Also refer to the Policies and Procedures Manual on our website under the Constitution tab. 
        • President: Katie Raney 
          1. I am a Senior, postbaccalaureate student. I have a previous degree in Early Childhood Studies from SSU. I was born and raised in Sonoma County and hope to stay relatively local after graduation. 
          2. My favorite hobby right now is playing D&D with my best friends. My favorite potato form is my Grandma’s shredded potato casserole and my favorite mythical creature is a Pegasus. 
          3. As President I prepare agendas and preside over every meeting, I serve as a resource person for members, faculty and outside sources, I book meeting spaces and organize meetings, I guide and support board members in setting and fulfilling goals for the semester, I serve as a liaison between the SSNSA chapter and state CNSA board, I also act as chair of the New Grad Q&A Night Committee in the spring semester and chair of the Elections Committee in the Fall, and maintain constituency status with NSNA/CNSA as well as with SSU. 
          4. Must be a nursing student in good standing. Must also be a NSNA/CNSA member. 
        • Vice President: Ana Salazar
          1. senior from sonoma county. fave potato: waffle fries or hashbrowns. mythical creature: merperson. fave pixar: jack jack from incredibles.
          2. vp duties: helps president with anything she needs, obtains and organizes attendance log, keep track of members eligible for honor cords. list given to treasurer. can review/recommend bylaws. facilitate nurse Q&A nights and chair of this committee. if you would like to join this committee let her know! 
          3. nursing student in good standing and CNSA/NNSA meeting
        • Treasurer: Lexy Deetken
          1. transfer student from SRJC. drawing, lifting, baked sweet potato. doug from up. dragon
          2. treasurer keeps track of club funds, member dues, merch sales. works with pres and vp to purchase honor cords, etc. maintains budget and updates club with balance. easy to be part of committees because you work with so many others
          3. good for spreadsheet lovers
        • Secretary: Olivia Janku
          1. I am a senior nursing student. I transferred to SSU from College of Marin in 2020, where I did my prerequisites. I grew up in central Marin but now live in Santa Rosa.
          2. I love hiking and spending time with family & friends. My favorite form of potato is scalloped potatoes with extra cheese. My favorite Pixar character is Colette from Ratatouille because she’s a badass. If I could be a mythical creature I would probably be a fairy because they live amongst nature, they can do magic, they can fly, they’re cool looking, and I used to build fairy houses as a kid so they feel nostalgic to me. 
          3. I take attendance at meetings and document everything that’s discussed. Before every meeting, the President sends me the upcoming agenda, which I post on the website. I take notes at every board and member meeting, then upload those notes as “minutes” onto the website as well that can be referenced in the future. I also am the “Webmaster” and keep the website updated with events, club information, announcements, photos, and more. YYou do not need to be a current nursing student to run for this position.
        • Communications Director: Sophia Van Leeuwen 
          1. from sonoma county, into weightlifting, works as cna in telemetry
          2. manages facebook, instagram
          3. smooth rolling, not demanding
        • Volunteer Coordinator: Taylor White
          1. coordinates volunteer events, reach out into community
          2. biggest baby this semester: blood drive on campus!
        • Merchandise Director: Olivia Angell Madden
          1. designs logos, chooses type of merch to make (usually clothing). works with screenprinter in santa rosa, makes ordering form, deals with payment, distribution.
        • Fundraising Director: Alyssa Duyanen
          1. direct and coordinate 1-2 fundraising events every semester, dine and donate at paradise sushi coming soon! advertises fundraising events, reports to board
        • Pre-Nursing Liaison: Danielle Andaya
          1. bridge of communication between pre-nursing students and club
          2. chair of pre-nursing q&a night committee
          3. sets up mentorship between junior and pre-nursing students, works with mentorship student
          4. must be pre-nursing student at time of elections
        • Mentorship director: Sarah O’Malley
          1. peer support. responsible for pairing up incoming nursing class with mentor in senior class. involves surveying both groups of students to match, works closely with pre-nursing liaison with pre-nursing Q&A nights, also help assign mentor in junior class if they would like
        • Legislative Director: vacant 
          1. The Legislative Director shall: (From P&P Manual)
          2. Serve as Chair for the Legislative & Resolutions committee;
          3. Work as a committee to develop a resolution from SSNSA to be brought to the CNSA annual convention; 
          4. Support and educate members in the resolutions development process including their
            presentation at the CNSA annual convention House of Delegates;
          5. Ensure, if SSNSA resolution is chosen at the CNSA annual convention House of Delegates, it is also submitted to NSNA by the deadline;
          6. Present and defend SSNSA resolution at the CNSA and NSNA House of Delegates;
          7. Encourage members to be actively interested in and involved in nursing policy making, legislature, and leadership. 
  1. Get to know each other raffle! 
    • Either speak up or type in the chat: 
      1. Your name
      2. Year in school 
      3. Favorite hobby 
      4. Favorite form of potato 
      5. Favorite mythical/fantasy creature (such as unicorn, dragon, fairy, vampire, mermaid, etc). 
      6. Anything else you feel like sharing! 
    • Those that participate will be entered into a raffle for your choice of a cozy SSU Nursing Sweatshirt! (Size 2XL) or a Target gift card! 
      1. participants: Adriana, Olivia Marino, Natalie Roberts, Keegan O’Ravez, Emily Beacham, Emily Egland, Jordan Jungwirth, Xiomara Espinoza, Anja Damazyn, Emily Neff, Amanda Nascimento, Carolina Palomera Sedano
      2. winner: Xiomara!
  1. Board Member Reports/Announcements
    1. Vice President: Ana Salazar
      • Nurse Q&A Oct 25 and Nov 3
    2. Treasurer: Lexy Deetken
      • dues due Oct 19th. $10 for yearly membership, $5 for CNSA members
    3. Secretary: Olivia Janku
      • Also, I want to start posting more photos on the website, so send me any nursing-related pictures! this can be during skills lab, clinical group pics, at volunteer events, etc
    4. Communications Director: Sophia Van Leeuwen 
    5. Volunteer Coordinator: Taylor White
    6. Merchandise Director: Olivia Angell Madden
    7. Fundraising Director: Alyssa Duyanen
    8. Pre-Nursing Liaison: Danielle Andaya
  2. Sign up for committees, show interest for CNSA meeting
  1. Advisor Report
    • Any updates from Dr. Napoli? 
      • not present at this meeting
  1. Open Member Discussion:
    • Any updates, questions, or comments?
    • meetings will remain on Zoom for the semester, but future board can change this if they elect to do so
    • join club fb page!
  1. As always, reach out if you have any questions or concerns, and have a great day!
  2. Next Meeting October 20th at 6pm! – Election Day!

Meeting adjourned 1859

Sonoma State Nursing Student Association 

Agenda: August 18th, 2021, Zoom Meeting, 6pm

Called to order at 1800

  1. Hi Everyone, welcome to the first meeting of the semester! 
  2. For those that are new to the club, we are the Sonoma State Nursing Student Association. 
  3. We are a group of Sonoma State nursing students who work together to plan philanthropic events, coordinate networking engagements, mentor pre-nursing students, facilitate leadership learning opportunities, and more in an effort to better the holistic education of future nurse leaders and to serve our community in the process.  
    • round out nursing experience and education through this club
  4. Board Member Introductions: 
    • President: Katie Raney
      • facilitate board members and goals, coordinate and lead monthly meetings, agendas, with faculty
    • Vice President: Ana Salazar
      • helps Katie, keeps track of hours
    • Treasurer: Lexy Deetken
      • not present. handles all things money.
    • Secretary: Olivia Janku
      • takes notes during meetings and runs website
    • Communications Director: Sophia Van Leeuwen
      • runs all social media, keeps everyone updated on events and happenings in the club
    • Volunteer Coordinator: Taylor White
      • organizes committees to get volunteer events together this semester.
    • Merchandise Director: Olivia Angell Madden
      • coordinates all merchandise, and will have another sale this fall.
    • Fundraising Director: Alyssa Duyanen 
      • coordinates fundraisers that raise money for the club e.g. pins, dine & donate
    • Mentorship Director: Sarah O’Malley
      • welcomes new nursing class; surveys and pairs juniors with a senior to help ease the transition into the program
      • also coordinates with pre-nursing liaison for pre-nursing Q&A
    • Pre-Nursing Liaison: Danielle Andaya
      • bridge of communication between pre-nursing students and the club
      • communicates about upcoming events, plans & hosts pre-nursing Q&A
  5. Policies and Procedures Manual Changes/Updates
    • I would like to go over some changes that occurred over the summer to our Policies and Procedures manual affecting club hours, qualifications for graduation cords, and board member position responsibilities. 
    • Cord/Hours: 
      • To be eligible for an honor cord, a member must have participated 35 hours in the SSNSA (Meeting and SSNSA events participation only).
      • Hours included are all hours in association with SSNSA and its activities (except committee participation). Hours that are eligible to be counted towards cords include, but are not limited to: meeting hours, event hours, and volunteer hours, etc. 
      • To be eligible for a leadership cord, a member must have participated in the SSNSA board of directors. 
      • To be considered for an honor cord, hours must include all below:
        • Attending monthly meetings (50% of meetings)
        • Participation in SSNSA events (one outside event each semester)
        • Acting as a member of a committee to organize an SSNSA sponsored event (one committee each semester). 
  6. Board Member position changes: 
    • President: Facilitate New Grad Q&A event in the spring semester. (Chair of the organizing committee)
    • Vice President: Provide a list of members eligible for honor cords to the treasurer who will verify membership status and order cords for eligible members. Facilitate Nurse’s Night Q&A event in the fall semester. (Chair of the organizing committee)
    • Treasurer: Verify membership status of all eligible honor cord recipients and place order for honor cords. 
    • Secretary: Maintain an attendance list of member and board meetings. 
    • Communications Director: All information for events hosted by SSNSA will be forwarded to Communications Director for review and approval prior to posting to social media pages
    • Volunteer Coordinator: Contact and work with individuals or organizations in the community to plan, set up, and volunteer at events; at least four per year including but not limited to Blood Drives, Luis Cid Memorial Beach Clean-up, health fair events, 
    • Fundraising Director: Facilitate at least 1-2 fundraising events each semester
    • Merchandise Director: Work with other agencies to create and purchase merchandise for the SSNSA members; at least two merchandise campaigns per year; one in Fall & one in Spring. 
    • Pre-Nursing Liaison: Facilitate Pre-Nursing Q&A event. (Chair of the organizing committee)
  7. Board Member Reports/ Committee Idea Introductions
    • Fundraising Director, Alyssa Duyanen: 
      • Luis Cid Pin Fundraiser
        • Purchase and distribution
        • Plaque 
          • Alyssa has posted form to order Luis’s memorial pins, will post poll for pickup dates. For those unaware, we are raising money in memory of Luis for a plaque in skills lab and for his family
      • Second Committee for fall fundraiser
        • dine & donate: Paradise Sushi?
    • Merchandise Director
      • Committee for fall merchandise 
    • Volunteer Director
      • Committees (2) for fall volunteer opportunities 
        • ideas: blood drive, first aid class with girl scout troop, etc
    • Vice President 
      • Committee for Nurse Q&A Night 
        • host nurses from different specialties to speak about roles/getting the job/is this interesting, etc
    • Pre-Nursing Liaison
      • Committee for Pre-Nursing Q&A Night
        • great way for students interested in nursing to ask current nursing students about application process, nursing-related questions. members of this committee will spread info, recruit speakers, help sign emails and create FB posts.
  8. Fall Semester Committee Sign Ups:
    • Google form to be sent out on our various social medias/websites, so keep a look out for that soon!
    • committees: fundraising, volunteer, merchandise, elections.
    • form coming this weekend
  9. 2021 CNSA Virtual Convention October 8th through 10th 
    • SSNSA is excited to be able to provide scholarships to any interested party for this event for the full ticket price. This is also an event that qualifies for your hours sheet, so keep track of your attendance. 
    • The CNSA convention is a great place to network and build skills that will benefit us all as future nurses. 
    • Two notable sessions scheduled for the convention are:
      • Resume workshop 
        • Katie found this helpful last year
      • Do’s and Don’ts of charting hosted by @yournurselawyer
        • charting mistakes that happen that can lead to potential liability
    • We will likely be taking a final count of interested parties at the September meeting to purchase the tickets, but feel free to reach out any time before that. 
    • Preslatting for CNSA board positions is open, go to CNSA website if interested in applying. 
  10. Elections this semester: 
    • The following positions will be up for election this semester: 
      • President: 
      • Vice President: 
      • Treasurer: 
      • Secretary: 
      • Communications Director: 
      • Volunteer Coordinator: 
      • Merchandise Director: 
      • Fundraising Director: 
      • Pre-Nursing Liaison: 
      • Legislative Director: 
        • this position is not currently filled. This could give someone the opportunity to really make that position their own. 
        • new position, Katie can help
    • The current board members will be discussing their position more in depth in the September meeting. 
    • If interested, please check out the policies and procedures manual to look at the position guidelines and responsibilities and feel free to reach out to a board member for more information! 
  11. Membership dues:
    • SSNSA membership
      • With CNSA/NSNA membership: $5 per year
      • Without CNSA/NSNA membership: $10 per year
      • Chapter membership dues are required to be eligible to vote in the October elections, to hold any board position, and to be eligible for a graduation honor cord. 
        • honor cords: must participate for 35 hours before your graduate. hours include member meetings, volunteer hours, etc. must attend minimum of 50% of meetings and one club event per semester, also sign up for one committee per semester to put on an event. committee for merchandise, volunteer, etc to help with planning and facilitating events.
    • CNSA membership IS $45 for one year and $80 for two years. 
      • CNSA membership is a requirement to hold the following board member positions: President, Vice President, and Treasurer. 
    • Contact Treasurer Lexy Deetken to pay dues. 
  12. Meetings This Semester
    • Will remain on zoom for monthly member meetings (at least for now)
    • Third Wednesdays of the month at 6pm (except for December which will be the second Wednesday due to end of semester)  
  13. Check out our website, Facebook, and Instagram for meeting recaps, updates, and announcements!
  14. Advisor Report
    • Any updates from Dr. Napoli? 
      • can help with costs for CNSA. develop list for those interested in attending so they can have an idea of how much they need to help. could be linked with google form. show that you’re interested, the contact for finalization
  15. Open Member Discussion:
    1. Any updates, questions, or comments?
    2. Sarah: reserving library rooms for nursing students to use. go if you want, tell your nursing classmate friends. Tuesdays 4-6 pm.
  16. As always, reach out if you have any questions or concerns, and have a great day!
  17. Next Meeting September 15th at 6pm! 

Meeting adjourned 1831

Sonoma State Nursing Student Association

Agenda: April 21st, 2021, Zoom Meeting, 1pm

Called to order at 1302

Dr. Napoli not present at this meeting

  1. Hi Everyone, thank you for coming to the fourth meeting of the semester!
  2. Graduation and Leadership Cords
    • CNSA cords have arrived yesterday
    • NSNA cords expected delivery date is April 23rd
    • Drive through pick up station on campus Sunday May 2nd from 1000 to 1200
      • Waiting to hear back from AS exactly where on campus, so stay tuned.
      • Feel free to have a designated senior pick up for you if you can’t make it that day. Just communicate it to me so I know who to give them to.
      • If you absolutely can’t make it May 2nd I can set up another drive through pick up for graduation day May 22nd.
      • If you have any questions please feel free to email me at [email protected]
  3. Meetings Next Semester
    • Will remain on zoom for monthly member meetings
    • Third Wednesdays of the month at 6pm (except for December which will be the second Wednesday due to end of semester)
  4. Merchandise: Olivia Angell Madden
    • Keep a look out for a link to purchase t-shirts and sweatshirts soon.
      • Second survey with price, size charts for ordering merch. Will be open for 2-3 weeks, we’ll see.
    • There will also be another round of merch in the fall.
  5. Hours
    • Friendly reminder to be keeping track of your SSNSA hours to turn into Ana Salazar in December
  6. Any updates from Dr. Napoli?
    • Not present at this meeting.
  7. Any updates, questions, or comments?
    • Ana: who to give the Padlet to? associated students, Ana doesn’t have contact info. Katie R has at least one contact. Ana is wondering whether to give to the family together with a picture of the plaque or contact them intermittently. having it all together may be nice, but there is some factor to get things out for as soon as we can. There seemed to be more support for giving everything together.
    • Associated students as been backlogged for Luis’ pins. Paperwork was processed last week, hopefully we can move forward from there.
    • Taylor: next semester, table at “Big Night.” but not sure if this will happen this year. if this is happening we would need to plan a little over the summer. Katie suggests being in contact with Michael Dominguez. would require planning ahead of time. need to fill out RUFUS form, engage form. it’s up to us.
  8. As always, reach out if you have any questions or concerns, and have a great day!
  9. Next Meeting May 5th at 1pm! change from May 12th to avoid conflicting with finals week. Katie will post on fb page

Meeting adjourned 1312.


Sonoma State Nursing Student Association

Agenda: March 17th, 2021, Zoom Meeting, 1pm

Called to order at 1300

  1. Hi Everyone, thank you for coming to the third meeting of the semester!
  2. North Bay Science Discovery Day
    • Thank you to Ana Salazar and Taylor White for helping coordinate and present the hand hygiene activity and discussion at the NBSDD.
  3. New Grad Night Q&A
    • Thank you to our Class of 2020 New Grad Panelists, Caeli, Kaitlin, Jasmine, and Waymey for all your insight!
  4. Pre-Nursing Guest Speaker Q&A Night March 29th at 6pm
    • The Monday following spring break
    • Current SSU BSN students will be available to answer any questions you may have and chat about their experience in the program.
  5. Luis Cid Memorial Pin Fundraiser
  6. Memorial plaque chosen via Facebook poll
    •  Blue option chosen
    • Collecting Funds
      • Also collecting donations
      •  Need to figure out Venmo
      • Any remaining funds not used for the plaque will be donated to Luis’ family
      • We’re working on a way to collect orders/donations, keep an eye out for instruction to come soon!
    • Distributing Pins in April/May
      • Depending on current COVID tier will decide how we accomplish this. We will keep you posted on the plan once we get closer to it.
      • Right now it’s looking like we can do no contact drive through pickup, will see as the date gets closer.
  7. Luis Cid Memorial Beach Clean Up Day
    • April 11th 1-4pm
    • Location: Salmon Creek Beach, or any waterway that works for you based on your schedule and social distancing preferences.
      • If people aren’t able to make it for whatever reason, you can go to any waterway.
    • Masks are required and 6ft of distancing recommended.
    • At Salmon Creek, we will be providing gloves, water, and hand sanitizer.
    • We will be cataloging our trash collection efforts on the Clean Swell App.
      • Download the app then select “Start Collecting”
      • Plug in the date, the number of people in your group and the group name
      • Group name: Luis’ Beach Clean Up
        •  https://oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/international-coastal-cleanup/cleans well/  
        • Katie will post a step by step guide on FB page, and can also walk through on the day of. Helps show the type of trash, location, people. At the end we can look through the app to assess our impact.
        • Water, hand sanitizer, masks required
        • Questions, comments?
          • Taylor will get there early to help set up. will also need volunteers after to help clean up. bring trash to Sonoma state. Alyssa and Amelia volunteered to help clean up.
  8. Any updates from Dr. Napoli?
    • Rachel is running intro to nutrition over the summer. prereq to many other nursing programs if anyone is interested.
  9. Any updates, questions, or comments from the group at large
    • Padlet is still open. Rachel sent to Diane Blehyl at HDH and she will distribute to Luis’s coworkers.
  10. As always, reach out if you have any questions or concerns, and have a great day!
    • Next Meeting April 21st at 1pm!

Meeting adjourned 1315 hours.

Sonoma State Nursing Student Association Zoom Meeting: February 17th, 2021

Called to order at 1302 hrs.

  1. Hi Everyone, thank you for coming to the second meeting of the semester!
  2. Some updates about what we discussed last meeting:
    • We are pulling together a fundraiser in Luis’s honor, I will let Alyssa, our fundraising director, talk more about that.
      • As of now, the pin has been designed, and Alyssa has been in contact with the production company. at this point
      • Our next steps are to send the order information and payment, then proceed with production.
      • 40 people surveyed showed interest in purchasing pins, including Luis’s former coworkers. Many poeple stated that they were interested in buying more than one. Several people showed interest in simply donating money.
      • The money will be spent on a plaque for the new sim lab (estimated cost: $100), and any remaining money will be donated to Luis’s family.
      • There is also discussion of a dine and donate fundraiser. The funds raised from this event would also contribute to the plaque and to Luis’s family. There are no solid plans established for this event yet.
      • The nurisng department is working on donating a bench in Luis’s name and plans to give a posthumous certificat to his family at graduation.
      • A motion was proposed to spend $334 on purchasing 100 pins for the Luis memorial fundraiser. All members voted in favor. None opposed. None abstained. Motion passed.
      • There was debate over how much sell each pin for. We need to run the numbers on what our profits would look like to do $8 vs $10 per pin. No final conclusion was reached. This has no impact on the production cost of the pins, so the club voted to place the order and decide the sellin cost later on.
      • Ther was some discussion about advertising the event to incentivize people to purchase pins.
    • We are also working on putting together a Volunteer Day of Service in Luis’s honor as well. That will be coordinated by Taylor White, our volunteer director.
      • Contact Katie or Taylor to coordinate/plan this event if you are interested.
    • Stay tuned for updates of specific dates.
    • There is also a Padlet that was posted to the SSNSA Facebook page as a place for people to write memories, share condolences, and post photos of Luis.
      • The page will close on February 28th and will be translated to Spanish and shared with his family.
  3. There is also an opportunity to be involved in the North Bay Science Discovery Day
    • A STEM event for 4th-8th grade students
    • Saturday, March 13th from 9 am -6 pm (specific time slot to be determined, has not yet been assigned)
    • Plan is to live stream present a hand hygiene activity for kids to do at home for a 30-minute timeslot.
    • I would love to get some volunteers for choreographing the activity presentation and film editing.
      • If you are interested in hearing more about this event or about getting involved please reach out to me, Ana, or Taylor.
      • Participating in this event is a great way to add hours!
  4. Based on the poll from Facebook, we noticed a greater interest in the Pre-nursing Q&A Night and the New Grad Q&A Night, so we are going to move forward with planning those nights and circle back to the other options when those are done.
    • Taylor will also post a poll for volunteer ideas in memory of Luis.
    • If you are interested in being a speaker or know anyone who might be interested, please reach out to Danielle or Sarah for the Pre-Nursing Night, and reach out to Katie for the New Grad Night.  
  5. Speaking ofpolls, Katie did a general availability poll on Facebook for scheduling future events for SSNSA.
    • If you have not completed the poll yet, please do so that we can try to schedule things when the most people can make it.
    • So far it looks like Wednesday, Sunday, and Monday evenings are the top availabilities.
  6. We also wanted to let you all out some events coming up provided by SSU and CNSA
    • One coming up was just emailed from Ana Valdez: Dr. Piri Ankerman-Barger will be presenting the topic of Racism and Cultural Humility in Nursing on March 1st at 4pm
      • Link: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://SonomaState.zoom.us/j/84408704720&sa=D&source=calendar&usd=2&usg=AOvVaw07z6KW2gJSWxTVRZVpL4Gy
    • Another event that is coming up this weekend is a seminar put on by CNSA this Saturday, February 20th from 10 am to 11 am called Maintaining Emotional Wellness in Nursing School.
      • This is a webinar about stress and self-care techniques for nursing students and nurses.
    • Katie will post these links on the NSA Facebook page.
  7. Are there any updates or announcements from the Board Members
    • Danielle: will pst poll for pre-nursing Q&A event on group Facebook page.
    • Sarah: Is there a possibility of hosing events on Sunday afternoon/earlier in the day instead of in the evenings?
      • Sarah will conduct a doodle poll/other poll based on when majority of people are available. She will also repost mentor surveys on FB tomorrow afternoon.
  8. Any updates from Dr. Napoli?
    • Matt Marshall (alumnus) has been interested in working on bolstering alumni participation.
    • He is looking to possibly expand be1support, a global nursing mentorship network locally to new grads. He may be in touch with Katie to look for speakers and involved in later meetings.
      • Global nursing mentorship network: https://www.be1support1.com/
  9. Any updates, questions, or comments from the group at large?
    • Amelia: inquired about possibility of volunteering at vaccine. clinics. However, nursing students require instructor oversight.
      • The current clinic at Rancho Cotate High School is looking for volunteers. Dr. Kelly, the public health organizer, has coordinated the senior nursing students to work at this clinic as part of their public health rotation.
      • Check with Dr. Kelly to see if NSA could volunteer at this clinic as well.
    • Katie has completed application for constituency for the chapter.
  10. As always, reach out if you have any questions or concerns, and have a great day!
    • Next Meeting March 17th at 1pm!

Meeting adjourned between 1340-1350. Exact adjournment time not noted.


Sonoma State Nursing Student Association: January 27, 2021, Zoom Meeting

Called to order at 1300h

  1. Hi Everyone, and welcome to the first SSNSA meeting of the semester!
    • I would like to start with some quick housekeeping things since this is our first meeting and then we have some important and saddening news to discuss afterward.  
  2. So, to start, since the last meeting we got our Secretary in place, thank you Olivia Janku!
  3. We have two remaining positions to be filled, Volunteer Coordinator and Legislative Director.
    • Taylor White has graciously offered to take on the Volunteer Coordinator role.
    • If anyone else is interested in this position I would like you to speak up now and we could plan a vote.
    • If there are no other takers, then I hereby motion to appoint Taylor White to the board position of Volunteer Coordinator.
    • Now I would like to open the floor for anyone who would like to be eligible for the Legislative Director position.
      • Description: recent position added to align with CNSA. The LD writes resolutions for the state convention that can go onto annual convention. These resolutions can be anything related to nursing education. LD also proposes change in nursing education, writes resolutions, and goes to the state meeting, then national meeting. This person would have a team of people interested in writing resolutions and leads this group.
  4. Go around and have board members introduce themselves and they can briefly describe what their role is.
    • President Katie Raney: facilitates meetings, writes agendas, authorizes motions, signs association
    • Vice President Ana Salazar: attendance, keeping track of hours, assists the president
    • Treasurer Lexy Deetken: monitors and reports all finances, signs association papers with the president, keep track of dues, files shop requests for association
    • Secretary/Webmaster Olivia Janku: takes notes during meetings and tracks minutes; updates website with minutes, events, contact info, etc
    • Mentorship Director Sarah O’Malley: assigns incoming class to mentor. Juniors, keep an eye out for surveys on FB for mentors; Seniors, look for surveys regarding experience as mentors
    • Merchandising Director: designs merchandise. surveys incoming members on interest in type of merchandise.
    • Fundraising director Alyssa Duyannen: heads fundraisers for the club
    • Volunteer Coordinator Taylor White: reaches out to local organizations and events to get the club involved in the community
    • Communications Director Sophia Van Leeuwen: manages and updates FB group and Instagram
    • Pre-nursing Liaison Danielle Andaya: bridge of communication between prenursing majors and the association
  5. What this semester will look like:
    • Meetings on Zoom: 1300-1400
      • February 17th
      • March 17th
      • April 21st
      • May 12th
  6. Dues-new members:
    • $5 for CNSA members, $10 for non-CNSA members, ONCE A YEAR
    • You can contact our treasurer Lexy Deetken for details.
  7. Scheduling Pre-nursing Q&As, Discussions, guest speaker nights, over Zoom
    • Would starting a Facebook poll be easy enough to schedule these events when most convenient for people?
  8. Now as some of you probably have heard, Luis Cid Balderas, a junior in the nursing program passed away on his 28th birthday this last Thursday. This has been shocking and heartbreaking news to us all.
  9. I would also like to open the floor now to anyone who has further ideas on how to support his family or any commemorative event ideas in his honor.
    • write thoughts about Luis for ceremony/family
    • fundraise to purchase something in his name for sim lab, plus plaque.
    • website to upload pictures and messages that can be shared with family.  https://padlet.com/salazara10/LuisCidBalderas
    • purchase bench with plaque for university, plant a tree next to it. sitting area near nursing dept location. coordinate with Dr. Valdez. hold off until final decisions of where sim lab will be.
    • pen pal with patients he worked with? although maybe not possible d/t worked in ED and had high patient turnover
    • timing: maybe honor him at upcoming ceremony, or something in both. important to do something this year. decorate cap for Luis and give to family. also honorary degree
    • fundraising ideas:
      • past: Fresno State student. bought something for campus.
      • volunteer day in his name. choose activity to give back to community in his name. write about what you did and why you did it, go into communication for his family. Luis Cid random act of kindness day
      • nursing pins to clip onto stethoscope at graduation https://www.pinterest.com/pin/303218987386580474/sent/?invite_code=6c7bd96065864a0a88f1611584ea381a&sender=392587429925644683&sfo=1
    • collect photos for graduation. Karen Werder oversees pinning, plus Stephanie ([email protected]) and Emily. get in touch with him with pin for Luis.
    • And if you think of any ideas later feel free to reach out to us either via email, the Facebook page, or the Instagram page.
  10. Any updates from Dr. Napoli?
    • join CNSA/NSNA! great opportunity. annual convention in the fall, will see if it’s in person. NSNA scholarships available. great networking opportunity for nursing community outside Sonoma co.
  11. I also want to remind you all to keep track of your hours!
    • You can find a handy hours sheet to use on the Facebook page. log after every meeting. send to Ana at end of year.
    • These hours are used towards awarding cords upon graduation. Certain amount of hours go toward different graduation cords. 35 for CNSA, 45 for NSNA, board members get leadership cords.
  12. As always, reach out if you have any questions or concerns!
    1. Next Meeting February 17th at 1pm!

Meeting adjourned: 1338h