Official GMU Student Nurses' Association

Official GMU Student Nurses' Association The Student Nurses' Association is the only association for the advancement of student nurses at George Mason University.
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The George Mason Student Nurses’ Association is made up of nursing students enrolled at GMU in either the pre-nursing, traditional nursing, accelerated nursing, or graduate level nursing degree programs. George Mason Nursing students are unique in that we hold a high standard to what nursing practice is, we take pride in our work and learning, and continue to strive for excellence. We are highly dispersed throughout the Northern Virginia community for our clinical experience to include Fairfax county, Loudon county, Prince William county, Stafford county, Fredericksburg, and other varying locations. We are in the hospitals, in the schools, at community settings such as health departments, in out patient facilities, and in community programs. We work to improve our health profession through personal and team development, keeping ourselves updated and informed, and being involved in our communities. *Disclaimer- any posts, images, or comments made on this page have not been approved or do not reflect the views of George Mason University or the School of Nursing. They are announcements made by the Senior Representatives of the GMU Student Nurses' Association.*

Mission: Our mission is to organize, represent and mentor students preparing for licensure as registered nurses. We aim to promote the development of skills needed to be responsible and accountable members of the nursing profession; to offer chances for community service, and to advocate high quality health care. The George Mason University Student Nurses' Association (SNA) fully supports the Virginia Nursing Student Association (VNSA) and the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA). Involvement in SNA prepares students for involvement in professional associations upon graduation.

04/30/2020

ATTN TO THOSE WHO PURCHASED SPRING MERCH:

An email was just sent out to those who purchased spring merch about how you can pick that up! The emails were sent to the emails that you submitted on Custom Ink when you bought your apparel. If you did not receive an email, please email Chrysoula Vasilakopoulos at [email protected] for your questions and concerns!

We apologize for the delay in getting the merch to you but we were just trying to find the best way possible. We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! Good luck with the rest of your semester and finals!!

— SNA BOD

TOMORROW (Friday 3/7) LAST DAY TO BUY MERCH!! Here are the order forms:SWEATSHIRTS:https://www.customink.com/g/qyq0-00c5...
03/05/2020
GMU SNA Group Order Form - Sign Up Today!

TOMORROW (Friday 3/7) LAST DAY TO BUY MERCH!!

Here are the order forms:

SWEATSHIRTS:
https://www.customink.com/g/qyq0-00c5-2use

VESTS:
https://www.customink.com/g/qyq0-00c5-1v6w

LONGSLEEVE/CREWNECK/TEES/TANK:
https://www.customink.com/g/qyq0-00c5-1ypp

POCKET SHIRTS:
https://www.customink.com/g/qyq0-00c5-2u87

Thank you!

--SNA BOD

NEW MERCH!!! Order one for yourself, your nursing buddies, your mom, your professor, your grandma... The design may look a little unaligned but once the order is placed, we'll have Custom Ink make sure it's perfect!

SENIORS !! This is information regarding purchasing pins for the pinning ceremony!! DEADLINE: March 31stIf you have any ...
03/03/2020

SENIORS !!

This is information regarding purchasing pins for the pinning ceremony!!

DEADLINE: March 31st

If you have any questions please reach out to our senior reps Latoya ([email protected]), Chrysoula ([email protected]), or Kyandra ([email protected]).

ATTN SENIORS !! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050548ada72ea3fc1-seniorThe SNA is currently planning our end of year b...
03/03/2020
Senior Banquet Head Count

ATTN SENIORS !!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050548ada72ea3fc1-senior

The SNA is currently planning our end of year banquet and we need to get a head count on the amount of people that are planning on attending as well as if you plan on bringing a guest (you are restricted to one guest only). If you plan on attending, please use the sign up genius, and indicate if you will bring a guest.

Please reach out to your friends and let them know to quickly fill out the sign-up genius even if they don’t plan on attending (but everyone should) !!

The banquet will be on the night of Tuesday, May 12th and will likely be at Sherwood Community Center. Tickets will likely be $20 for SNA members and $25 for non-SNA members. That cost will also cover the attendance of 1 guest. Dinner is also included in the ticket price. More information will be provided as we have confirmations on the amount of people attending, location, and times. If there are any changes to the location or ticket price you will be notified.

This sign up is only a head count for us for planning purposes. This does not count as you reserving a ticket for the banquet. When we have ticket sales you will be notified!

If you have any questions please reach out to our senior reps Latoya ([email protected]), Chrysoula ([email protected]), or Kyandra ([email protected]).

Seniors!! The SNA is currently planning our end of year banquet and we need to get a head count on the amount of people that are planning on attending as well as if you plan on bringing a guest (you are restricted to one guest only). If you plan on attending, please use the sign up genius, and indi....

02/18/2020

PSA: MEETING!!

The February SNA meeting will be in Peterson Hall 2405 on February 21st from 4:30 - 6:30 pm! See you then!

--SNA BOD

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02/18/2020

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02/17/2020

Hello all! Sadly, our reservation for the meeting place on Wednesday, February 19th at 4:30 pm in JC room 239A was cancelled. We will be rescheduling a meeting for this week and when we have a confirmation for the new time, date, and place we will send it out ASAP!

02/14/2020

SNA Board of Directors needs YOU for the 2020-2021 academic year!

Congratulations Class of 2021!

We hope you all are having a wonderful first year of nursing school and have learned a lot in your studies.

If you are already an SNA member, or would like to join, and you want to make a difference we will be interviewing for leadership positions on the 2020-2021 SNA Board of Directors (BOD).

The list of SNA Board positions and the duties of each office as well as the SNA BOD application is posted in Blackboard in the Undergraduate Nursing Resource Center in the SNA folder. Please print out the application, check all positions that you are interested in applying for and write a short essay (no more than one page) about why you are interested in the leadership role/s.

Applications for SNA Board of Directors positions are due by Friday, February 21th. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to our SNA Vice President, Tamar Dayian, ([email protected]). The application and essay must be emailed and received by Tamar no later than February 21, 2020.

Interviews with members of the current SNA board will take place between February 24th and March 6th.

Please consider this opportunity to be a leader to your fellow classmates during your last year of nursing school!

Thank you,

2019-2020 SNA Board of Directors

02/14/2020

Are you fluent in Chinese and/or Vietnamese? Check out this job opportunity!

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION: Health Education Intern

POSITION OVERVIEW: A part time health education intern is responsible for providing leadership for the development, implementation, and assessment of health education and health promotion projects for Montgomery County residents who speak Korean, Chinese or Vietnamese in cooperation and collaboration with Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
Reports To: Director, Korean American Outreach Group, Consultant of the Asian American Outreach Initiative of Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services

Organization Description: Korean American Outreach Group (KAOG) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with the mission of outreaching to vulnerable communities to share resources that could better individual lives. KAOG serves as a community champion in working with universities and government agencies in outreaching to the Asian American community by utilizing its strong ties with community leaders, faith-based organization leaders, and ethnic media. KAOG provides educational, public health, and safety resources to the communities that it serves.

Date: 2/24/2020

A. Essential Functions
Participate in and encourage development of Asian American Outreach Initiative’s health education project to meet the needs of the changing Asian American Community. Develop health education materials for Asian Seniors. Serve as a resource for Montgomery County residents who speak Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese language.

B. Duties and Responsibilities
Under supervision, the Health Education intern will:
• Coordinate outreach projects that promote health, and wellness education activities
• Perform research on relevant topics, and revise presentation materials as appropriate
• Participate in the development of marketing and promotional goals and strategies, as appropriate
• Serve as a health promotion resource person to Asian community
• Perform additional job-related duties as assigned

C. Qualifications
• Near completion of undergraduate degree, preferred, in community health education, public health, education, health promotion or closely related field of study
• Must know how to create PowerPoint Slides in Korean, Chinese or Vietnamese language
• On track to complete CHES certification preferred
• Working knowledge and application of primary prevention, theory based practice, program planning, research/evaluation methods, assessment, group dynamics, and collaborative team work.
• Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills
• Time Commitment: at least 15 hours per week. Flexibility to work some potential evenings and weekends periodically and to adjust work assignments accordingly to meet the changing needs of the project
• An understanding of work in the culture of a private, various Asian Communities’ setting

D. For additional information on how to apply for this and/or other positions, please contact:

Soo Yee, Ms.Ed., CHES
Director, Korean American Outreach Group
8280 Willow Oaks Corporate Dr, Suite #600
Fairfax, Va 22031
(571)-721-9356
[email protected]
[email protected]

02/04/2020
Nursing Now! WHO Year of the Nurse & Midwife: GHA Next Level Nursing NLN series: "Next Gen Nurse."

Check out NEXT GEN NURSE !!

What is it?

2020 was deemed the Year of the Nurse & Midwife. Next Gen Nurse is a student-led initiative launched by George Mason University’s School of Nursing and Student Nurses’ Association to empower the next generation of nurses to become disruptive innovators and practice to the top of their licensure. We have partnered with Nursing Now and the World Health Organization to make this all possible!

Check out the video below with us launching our project to Accenture!

Follow us and support our journey: https://nextgennurse.org

https://youtu.be/T2DqOPvSx4s

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01/22/2020

Hey everyone! There are still some people who didn't pick up their clothing from December's merch order.
We will be holding the following office hours for merch pick up in the SNA office 3030A on the 3rd floor of Peterson Hall this week:

Wednesday, January 22nd: 1230-1400
Friday, January 24th: 1030-1230

Thank you!

- SNA BOD

Hi Everyone! This is a reminder that there is an SNA meeting today, December 11th at 4 pm in Peterson 2405!If you are un...
12/11/2019
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting now

Hi Everyone! This is a reminder that there is an SNA meeting today, December 11th at 4 pm in Peterson 2405!
If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can watch the meeting through Zoom (will not count as an attendance point):

For those desiring to call-in:

Scheduled Zoom meeting: Topic: December SNA Meeting--Next Generation Nurse Presentation

Time: Dec 11, 2019 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/107822489
Meeting ID: 107 822 489

Also... the rest of the merch order has arrived!
The only clothing that has had another delay are the performance shirts. They will be arriving on Friday and will be available for pickup during Friday office hours!
You can pick up your merch AFTER the SNA meeting today in the SNA office.

Merch will also be available for pick up during office hours the rest of this week:
Thursday 12/12 from 2:30 pm- 4:00 pm
Friday 12/13 from 10:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Thank you and we are looking forward to seeing you later today!

--SNA BOD

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Official GMU Student Nurses' Association
12/10/2019

Official GMU Student Nurses' Association

12/10/2019
Next Generation Nurse

Hello, we hope that everyone is having a great last week of classes!

For the December meeting, we will be presenting our campaign that we are doing in honor of Nursing Now and the World Health Organization declaring 2020 to be the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. This is a historical event that we are excited to be a part of! We have been working hard on a project in which we hope to make waves in healthcare through creating the Next Generation of Nurses. We want to get everyone involved, spread our message, and positively impact nursing, so come to our meeting where we will hold focus groups and get your feedback on what you think a Next Generation Nurse should be. YOU are the next generation nurse, so make your opinions known!

Our meeting will be on Wednesday, December 11th at 4:00 pm in Peterson Hall 2405. We can't wait to hear what you have to say!
This meeting is not restricted to SNA members -- ANYONE in nursing, including pre-nursing, can attend!
If you are an SNA member, you will still receive one point toward your honor cord for attendance.

For more information, please check out:

Our website: http://www.nextgennurse.org/

Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nextgennurse/

The World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/hrh/news/2019/2020year-of-nurses/en/

Nursing Now: https://tinyurl.com/rx72d5w

Sincerely,

Next Generation Nurse // SNA BOD

P.S. there will be snacks at the meeting :)

12/02/2019

Hello! We hope that everyone has had a great Thanksgiving break!

*Merch Info & Office Hours*

Unfortunately, there have been issues with the merch order quality and our fundraising chairs are now working with Custom Ink to fix the problem. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may have caused anyone! It will hopefully be fixed soon, but we may not be able to give people their orders until the beginning of next semester. We will update everyone when we have more information and when your orders have arrived.

The only clothing that didn't have quality issues was the GMU stethoscope prints. If you ordered an item with this print, it will be available for pickup at the office hours listed below.
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OFFICE HOURS:
*For merchandise pickup with the stethoscope print
*Any applications and dues
*Accepting donations for the MAP clinic cold weather clothing drive! Please donate any new/used children or adults coats, jackets, scarves, etc. at office hours to earn 1 point toward your honor cord!

Office hours will be held in the School of Nursing on the 3rd floor of Peterson Hall- office 3030A.

Monday 12/2: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 12/4: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday 12/6: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Monday 12/9: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 12/11: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 12/12: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 12/13: 10:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Thank you and we hope that everyone has a great last week of classes :)

Hello everyone! I hope you all are having a great week so far!Just a friendly reminder - Don't forget to buy SNA MERCH b...
11/07/2019
GMUSNA Group Order Form - Sign Up Today!

Hello everyone! I hope you all are having a great week so far!

Just a friendly reminder - Don't forget to buy SNA MERCH before the order closes!

The order will close on NOVEMBER 10th!!

You can order at these links: (each link contains separate merch so check both out!)

https://www.customink.com/g/qyq0-00c1-4dmw

https://www.customink.com/g/qyq0-00c1-4fjf

Also, if you haven't filled out the survey for the possible mentorship program that the SNA wants to organize, please fill it out:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2992HVB

The mentorship program will be a way for juniors to have a senior that they can connect with and go to for help and questions about nursing, even if it's just a quick text! It will not be time consuming at all :)

Hope everyone's semester is going great! The order form for nursing merch closes on November 10th. Merch will be distributed during office hours (tentatively first few weeks of December)!!

Hello! I hope that everyone has had a great semester so far. The Student Nurses Association has a lot going on in Octobe...
10/08/2019

Hello! I hope that everyone has had a great semester so far. The Student Nurses Association has a lot going on in October that we are excited to share with you, so please read this carefully!

NEXT MEETING

• The October SNA Meeting will be on Tuesday, October 22nd at 4:30-6:30 pm in Peterson Hall 2405.
o There will be a travel nurse speaker at the meeting!
o If you think of any questions for the speaker to answer at the meeting, please send the questions to our VP Tamar Dayian at [email protected]

BREAST CANCER MERCH

• Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts (pics below) will be for sale for anyone! A shirt costs $15 and 80% of the proceeds will be going to the Inova Schar Cancer Institute for breast cancer research.
o The $15 can be paid through cash, check (made out to GMU Student Nurses Association), Venmo (@gmusna – Elena Hawksworth), or CashApp ($gmusna1) at the time of purchase. If you use Venmo or CashApp do NOT send a payment until you are physically purchasing the shirt. This helps us to keep track of payments.
o Sizes will be available in S, M, L, XL, and XXL in both the black and white shirts.
o There is a limited supply, so make sure you get one quickly!
o Shirts will be for sale beginning at the office hours listed below. If supplies last, shirts can also be purchased at the October general body meeting on October 22nd and the breast cancer education kiosks.

OFFICE HOURS

o Office hours are available for the purchase of the t-shirts and any last minute application/dues to turn in.
o If you were one of the first 50 people to turn in the application at the beginning of the semester, you will receive an email to pick up your free water bottle at the office hours.
o PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE OFFICE OUTSIDE OF THE LISTED OFFICE HOURS. DO NOT LEAVE MONEY OR APPLICATIONS AT THE OFFICE IF THERE IS NOT AN SNA BOARD MEMBER THERE TO COLLECT IT.

o OFFICE HOURS are in Peterson Hall in the School of Nursing office number 3030A.

Friday, October 11th --> 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday, October 15th --> 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday, October 16th --> 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Thursday, October 17th --> 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Friday, October 18th --> 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Monday, October 21st --> 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

OCTOBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

1. There will be kiosks in the JC for teaching breast cancer self-assessments to students and provide related information. The breast cancer t-shirts will also be for sale at the kiosks.
a. We will need volunteers to help run the kiosks.
b. Volunteering is open only to junior, senior, and accelerated nursing students in SNA.
c. Volunteering for one shift will give you 2 POINTS towards your honor cord.
d. There will be two days for kiosks.
i. Wednesday, October 16th from 2-5 pm
ii. Wednesday, October 23rd from 2-5 pm
e. For each day, there will be two shifts available, either 2:00-3:30 or 3:30-5:00.
f. Please only sign up for one shift to allow multiple people a chance to volunteer!
g. If you volunteer, please show up ten minutes early wearing the breast cancer t-shirt.
h. Please sign up at this link:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050548ada72ea3fc1-breast

2. The Light the Night walk is an event held by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) to raise money for a cure for blood cancers. Since 1949, they've invested $1.3 billion in research for blood cancers and have distributed $431 million in co-pay financial assistance.
• Registering for the walk is free. Click on the link (https://pages.lls.org/ltn/nca/northva19/gmusna) and scroll to the bottom of the page and click the join button (shown below); this will take you to the registration page for the GMU SNA group. You can donate to the cause on the same page if you would like to (any amount is a contribution).

The event starts at 5:00 P.M. on Friday (October 18). Let's plan on meeting up at the Starbucks at Reston Town Center no later then 4:45 P.M.
• Address: 11951 Freedom Dr. Reston, VA20190

POSSIBLE MENTORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

• The SNA board has been exploring the idea of a possible junior/senior mentorship program. This program would allow juniors to have a senior mentor that you can turn to with any questions of nursing-school related needs you might have. This includes study tips, learning about internships/externships, and just having someone to talk to. This will also allow for senior students to take on a leadership and guidance role. For this to work we need junior and senior interest! Please fill out the survey below so that we can see your interest and ideas.
• SURVEY: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2992HVB

Address

Fairfax, VA
22030

General information

VNSA (Virginia Nursing Students Association) Website: http://www.vnsa.us/ NSNA (National Student Nurses' Association) Website: http://www.nsna.org/

Telephone

(703) 993-1901

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