The Chaminade Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) will be recognized by the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) as one of its Stellar School Chapters at the NSNA 67th Annual Convention next month. According to Chaminade’s chief nurse administrator and nursing professor Edna Magpantay-Monroe, Chaminade is the first school in Hawaii to receive this designation.
Stellar School Chapters are recognized for their continuing participation and contribution to the national association, and for their dedication to shared governance and professional development.
Schools that applied for this award were assessed based on five categories of criteria such as official constituency status and chapter leadership participation, and NSNA program involvement and service learning. Applicants were required to submit explanations and evidentiary material that demonstrated how they met the criteria.
Completing the application for the Stellar School Chapter Recognition was a team effort for Chaminade’s SNA. Club president Spencer Lee spearheaded the effort under the direction of faculty advisors Lorin Ramocki and Sharon Jensen.
Jensen will be taking a group of Chaminade nursing students to the NSNA convention on April 3-7 in Salt Lake City, Utah, where they will accept the award. Chaminade is one of eight schools to receive the Stellar School Chapter Recognition this year.
The NSNA Annual Convention provides more than 3,000 nursing students with an opportunity to attend workshops and network. NSNA consists of 60,000 members from all 50 states as well as from the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.