Oh, the Places You'll Go!  SNA-SC 65th Annual State Convention
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Oh, the Places You'll Go!  SNA-SC 65th Annual State Convention

Oh, the Places You'll Go! SNA-SC 65th Annual State Convention

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Sonesta Resort

130 Shipyard Drive

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

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Friday, October 21, 2016 to Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sonesta Resort

130 Shipyard Drive

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

The 2015-2016 SNA-SC Executive Board is proud to announce the 65th Annual State Convention to be held October 21-23, 2016 at the Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head Island.  This year's theme, "Oh, the Places You'll Go!", will focus on the many different places a nursing career can take you. It will be a must attend event for you and your fellow nursing students! The 2016 SNA-SC Convention will include an NCLEX review and numerous breakout sessions focused on your education and future career as a registered nurse!


Early Registration:  Friday, July 22, 2016-Friday, September 30, 2016

  • NSNA Members:  $90.00
  • Non-NSNA Members/Pre-Nursing Students:  $100.00
  • Faculty:  $90.00

**Refund requests for Early Registration Tickets must be submitted by Friday, September 30, 2016.  To request a refund, please contact Tia Williams (mediadirector@sna-sc.org) on or before this date.  Use "Refund Request" in the subject line, and be sure to include your name, date of purchase, and number of tickets to be refunded in the email.**

Late Registration:  Saturday, October 1, 2016-Thursday, October 20, 2016

  • NSNA Members:  $100.00
  • Non-NSNA Members/Pre-Nursing Students:  $110.00
  • Faculty:  $90.00

**All sales for Late Registration Tickets are FINAL.  NO REFUNDS will be issued for these tickets.**

On-Site Registration:  Friday, October 21, 2016-Sunday, October 23, 2016

  • NSNA Members:  $120.00
  • Non-NSNA Members/Pre-Nursing Students:  $130.00
  • Faculty:  $90.00

**All sales for On-Site Registration Tickets are FINAL.  NO REFUNDS will be issued for these tickets.**



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Accommodations for the 65th Annual SNA-SC Convention will be at the Sonesta Resort, Hilton Head Island.

***Trip Advisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence, 2015 Family Vacation Favorite Hotel, 2016 Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award, The Island Packet Readers' Choice Award Winner: Best Hotel, Meetings Focus Best of the South Award, AAA Four Diamond Award***

Standard View/Garden View 2 Queen Room:

Includes parking, gated access, free local calls, wireless internet access for 3 devices per room, smart tv, Keurig in-room, 24 hour fitness center, heated indoor and outdoor pools, heated shade pool, hot tub, pool towel service, daily newspaper, and more.

Check-in:  4:00 pm; Check-out:  12:00 pm; Resort will store luggage for attendees arriving before check-in or departing after check-out.

All prices include $20 resort fee and $2 destination fee.  

  • 1-2 Adults:  $191 + tax/night
  • 3 Adults:  $211 + tax/night
  • 4 Adults:  $231 + tax/night
  • Max:  4 adults per room.  No roll-aways or air mattresses.

Accommodations at resort are guaranteed through Tuesday, September 20, 2016.  

All booking must be done directly through the resort.  Use the link below or call 1.800.SONESTA (766.3782) to reserve your room.  Be sure to ask for the SNA-SC Convention Rate!

Sonesta Resort (Group/Meeting Code:  1006SNASCM)



Payments for sponsorship packages can be made using a credit or debit card by clicking the "TICKETS" link above.  Simply select the Sponsors/Donors option.  Please be sure contact SNA-SC to confirm your sponsorship level and additional representation options such as exhibitor booths or advertisements prior to purchasing.  Thank you for your support!

Sponsorship Packages


HURST will be offering a Continuing Education Credit to faculty members.  Lunch will be provided.

Friday, October 21, 2016 3:00-3:50 pm

Cost:  $10 for convention attendees/$20 for non-convention attendees 

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Convention Happenings

Below you will find many of the opportunities you can expect to experience this October.  As preparation for the convention continues, please be aware that the details below are currently a work in progress and will be updated as soon as possible for your preparation and planning needs. 

The convention will host the following activities, including an exhibit hall and inspiring speakers, with more to come!

2016-2017 SNA-SC Executive Board Elections

CALLING ALL CANDIDATES...Are you interested in becoming a member of the SNA-SC Executive Board and helping to shape the future of nursing in South Carolina?  If so, please download the 2016-2017 SNA-SC Candidate Packet to find out more about becoming a SNA-SC Executive Board Member.  

2016-2017 SNA-SC Candidate Packet

Deadline for Pre-Slating Candidate Forms:  Friday, October 7, 2016 (Candidates may also be nominated from the floor at the convention during House of Delegates)

***For inclusion in the convention booklet, pre-slated candidates must have all required forms submitted by Friday, September 16, 2016.***  

All forms and questions regarding the nomination and election process should be forwarded to Daryl Hammonds (nec@sna-sc.org).

2016 SNA-SC House of Delegates

Being a delegate is an important job.  Delegates are called upon to make decisions and vote on bylaws, amendments, and resolutions that all have the potential to shape the future of nursing, nursing education, and SNA-SC. It is our goal to help make your experience as a delegate both pleasant and productive.  Please be sure to bring completed delegate credential forms for each delegate for your school to the convention.

Delegate Credentialing Form

Let your voice be heard...Write a Resolution.

What is a Resolution?

  • An official written position statement forming the basic policies and actions of the NSNA
  • Evidence-based call to action
  • Presented and adopted at the House Of Delegates at convention

Why Resolutions?

  • Opportunity to advocate for nursing students, the profession, and the community
  • Ability to voice matters of importance to NSNA, its members, constituent associations, nursing, and health needs of the public
  • Resolutions give students the ability to transform nursing issues into policy through political action

Deadline for Resolution submission: Saturday, September 3, 2016 (Late submissions will be accepted, in-person, on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at COSR.)

Helpful Links:

NSNA Guidelines for Planning Resolutions

Writing Resolutions:  Impacting the Future of Nursing

Resolution Template

If you have any questions or need some guidance writing resolutions, please contact Michael Cooper (legislative@sna-sc.org).

2016 SNA-SC Awards  

Please familiarize your members with the awards and other opportunities early and work together to achieve excellence in you school's SNA chapter.  Feel free to contact Tara Rubinstein (btn@sna-sc.org) for additional details.

2016 SNA-SC Awards Booklet

What is BTN?

BTN Forms

BTN Points (Excel)

SNA-SC Community Health Projects

Veteran Project

The HUD-Veteran's Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) helps transition local homeless veterans into homes.  Often times, this transition occurs in the absence of many of the household items that we take for granted.  In an effort to assist HUD-VASH with supplying these items to our veterans, SNA-SC will be accepting donations of household items at COSR and convention.  Such items include cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, hair care products, and more.  Points will be awarded to each school based on their donations.  The winning school will be announced at convention and will have a $100 donation presented to the VA Hospital in their name.  Specific details can be found on the Veteran Project Flyer.  

Veteran Project Flyer

Can Tab & Box Top Competition

Collect soda can tabs and donate them directly to your local Ronald McDonald House or Shriner's Hospital. Or, collect Box Tops and donate them to a local elementary or middle school.  Obtain a "Letter of Donation" or "Receipt of Donation" to submit for credit at this year's convention. Letters/receipts should be signed by an employee of the organization/school and include how many of each item was donated.

Can Tab & Box Top Flyer

Be the Match:  Nurses Making Marrow Matches

Every 4 minutes, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer...You could be the cure!  SNA-SC would like to challenge you to "Be the Match" by hosting a bone marrow live drive or presentation at your school.  

Be the Match Flyer

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Margarie Lever (communityhealth@sna-sc.org).

Veterans, We Salute You

Are you currently serving or have previously served in the U.S. Armed Forces?  If so, SNA-SC would like to honor and thank you for your service at this year's convention.  Please use the link below to submit your information.  

Veteran Submission Form

Hurst NCLEX Review

Start preparing yourself for the most important exam you will take...the NCLEX.  Filled with valuable information and helpful tips, this 2-part review session will be held on Friday and Saturday morning and is a MUST for any convention attendee!  

Cost:  $15/person

Resume Review Workshop

Human Resource Professionals will be available to review your resumes!  These individuals will be able to provide feedback and advice on how to improve your resume in preparation for your future job search.

Cost:  $1/person

Spirit Banner

This banner should be 3'x5' and should embody both the theme of the convention as well as show your school's spirit.


Skit Competition

Create a short skit that embodies the theme of this year's convention, exploring the different opportunities that a career in nursing has to offer. Skits should be no longer than 5 minutes. The winning skit will be shown at convention! All submissions must be submitted via email to Tia Williams (mediadirector@sna-sc.org) by Monday, October 17, 2016.

Operation Tournament

Do you have what it takes to work in the Operating Room?  One team of two from each school will compete against one another in this single elimination tournament. Winners get a prize and bragging rights for the next year! 


SNA-SC Drawing

Sign-up for your school to bring a basket full of goodies as a drawing prize for fellow SNA members. Be creative and have fun! The total cost for the gift basket and its contents can be no more than $20. All proceeds will go to the SNA-SC. E-mail Shawn Guerette (president@sna-sc.org) to sign your school up.


Penny Wars

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Penny Wars is a convention tradition intended to inspire a little friendly competition among the schools. Each school will have a container associated with it. Every penny added to the container will give that school a point.  However, here’s where the fun really kicks in: to make sure that your school is the winner, you can add any silver coin (nickels, dimes, quarters) to another school’s container to take away points. The school with the most points will receive half of the overall money raised in the Penny Wars!

School Fundraising

Schools may sell fundraising items at convention by purchasing a school table.  Tables are $30 and must be purchased in advance.  Space is limited so purchase your table today!

Deadline for school tables:  Friday, September 30, 2016

We would love to hear from you!

It is the goal of the SNA-SC to provide a state convention this year that meets not only our members' educational and professional needs but offers increased opportunity for networking with peers and potential employers. We welcome your ideas and suggestions. Please submit your them at our monthly COSR meetings or contact any of your SNA-SC Executive Board members by emailing them directly.

Volunteers Needed

Please consider volunteering for this year's convention! Volunteers are critical at the state convention to help make it a success. Please contact a board member if you'd like to volunteer this October!

Stay Connected

Keep checking Facebook, Twitter, InstagramSNA-SC.org, and the COSR email list for more information about convention as it becomes available! We are extremely excited about this event and can't wait to see you in October!

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