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South Carolina Nurses Association

State Convention

&

21st Annual APRN Fall Pharmacology Conference

“The Times They Are A’ Changin”

October 23-25, 2014

Annual Membership Meeting and Annual SCNA Chapter Meetings

October 24, 2014

Annual Book of Reports

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head

130 Shipyard Dr

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

1907-2014

“A Constituent/State Nurses Association of the American Nurses Association


2014 South Carolina Nurses Association

South Carolina Nurses Association

2014 Annual Book of Reports

Table of Contents

Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

2014 SCNA State Convention Contributors and Donors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

2014 SCNA State Convention Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

2014 SCNA Annual Meetings of SCNA Chapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

2014 SCNA State Convention Keynote “ANA: Guiding the Future of Nursing” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Annual Meeting Agenda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

I AM A Nurse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Nightingale Tribute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

Standing Rules & Parliamentary Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

2013 Audited Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

2014 Financial Statement January 1 - September 30, 2014 provided at the meeting

Proposed Resolution(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Current SCNA Bylaws and Organizational Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

Current 2012-2014 Legislative Priorities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

Proposed 2014-2016 Legislative Priorities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Oath of Office & Other Documents Required For Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

List Current SCNA Committee and Chapter Chairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Current Members of SCNA as of August 19, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Reports of SCNA Board/Chapter Chairs/Committee Chairs

President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

President Elect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Nomination Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

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Finance Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Director Seat 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Director Seat 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Commission Chairs

Commission on SCNA Chapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

APRN Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Community Pubic Health Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Edisto Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Nurse Educator Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Piedmont Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Psychiatric-Mental Health Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Women’s and Children’s Health Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Commission on Public Policy/Legislation and Legislative Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Commission on Professional Advocacy and Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Peer Assistance Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Continued Education Approver Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Continued Education Provider Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Reports from the 2013 ANA Membership Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

Reports from Organizational Affiliate Members of SCNA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

South Carolina Nurses Association CEO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Annual Meeting of SCNA Board of Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

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WELCOME TO THE

SOUTH CAROLINA NURSES ASSOCIATION

2014 STATE CONVENTION

&

21ST ANNUAL APRN FALL PHARMACOLOGY CONFERENCE

&

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND ANNUAL SCNA CHAPTER MEETINGS

WELCOME to the 2014 SCNA Meetings. We appreciate your attendance. We hope that this will be several

days of discovery and interest in the work of your association and excellent continuing nursing education.

So, WELCOME, enjoy yourselves and help us begin the next year of SCNA life together!

President of SCNA

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WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE

SPONSORS, EXHIBITORS, AND DONORS

The South Carolina Nurse Association would like thank the Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency,

Mark Miller General Manager and all the superb staff for its continuing support of SCNA through

the publication of the SC Nurse, the Annual Book of Reports, and other support.

Supporter Level

Exhibitor Level

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USC College of Nursing

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

CNE Sponsors

Anchor Health Administrators, LLC

Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC

As of September 11, 2014

Provision of this education activity by SCNA does not imply endorsement by SCNA or ANCC of any commercial products

displayed in conjunction with this activity. SCNA gratefully acknowledges the support of companies to support the presentations

of speakers. Commercial support does not influence the design and scientific objectivity of any SCNA educational activity. SCNA

does not endorse the off label use of any products for a purpose other than for which it was approved by the FDA. SCNA has

conflict of interest disclosures on file for all presenters and planners.

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SOUTH CAROLINA NURSES ASSOCIATION

2014 STATE CONVENTION

&

21ST ANNUAL APRN FALL PHARMACOLOGY CONFERENCE

&

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND ANNUAL SCNA CHAPTER MEETINGS

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head

130 Shipyard Dr.

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

843-842-2400

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

3:00-6:00 PM Registration Attendee Packet Pickup

3:30-6:30 PM PRE-CON EVENT EXTRA REGISTRATION

Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Antiepileptic Agents

Thursday, October 23, 2014

7:30 AM Registration— Attendee Packet Pickup

7:30 AM 1st Time Attendee / New SCNA Member Breakfast (must RSVP in advance)

8:30 AM-12:00 PM Pharmacology Update

12:00-1:30 PM Lunch At The Oceanfront Pavilion

1:30-3:00 PM Pediatric Pharm Update

1:30-3:00 PM Cholesterol Update

3:00-3:30 PM Break

3:30-4:30 PM Retirement Seminar

3:30-5:00 PM Immunization Update, Policies, and More

3:30-5:00 PM Hypertension Update

5:00-6:00 PM APRN Specific Legislative Update (NO CNE)

Friday, October 24, 2014

7:30 AM Registration — Attendee Packet Pickup

8:00-9:00 AM Annual Meetings for All SCNA Chapters

9:00-9:30 AM Exhibits and Break

9:30-10:30 AM Address from the ANA President

10:30 AM-12:00 PM Annual Membership Meeting of SCNA

12:00-12:10 PM SCNA Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors

12:00-1:30 PM Awards Luncheon

1:30-3:00 PM Cutaneous Manifestations of Chronic Disease

1:30-3:00 PM Combating the Effects of Domestic Violence in Children

1:30-3:00 PM Psychodynamic Pharmacology Update

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2015 Conference Calendar

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February 2-5, 2015

Primary Care Conference

Hilton Clearwater Beach

LAS VEGAS, NV

March 8-11, 2015

Primary Care Conference

& Pharmacology Update

Paris Las Vegas Hotel &

Casino

CHARLESTON, SC

April 20-21, 2015

Pharmacology Update

Charleston Marriott

AUSTIN, TX

May 11-14, 2015

Primary Care Conference

with Workshops

Hilton Austin Hotel

CAPE COD, MA

June 22-26, 2015

Primary Care Conference

& Pharmacology Update

Ocean Edge Resort, Brewster

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PROVIDENCE, RI

July 23-24, 2015

Pharmacology Update

Omni Providence Hotel

SAVANNAH, GA

September 16-19, 2015

Primary Care Conference

Westin Savannah Harbor

Golf Resort and Spa

BOSTON, MA

October 12-15, 2015

Primary Care Conference

with Workshops

Boston Park Plaza Hotel

ARLINGTON, VA

November 16-19, 2015

Primary Care Conference

& Pharmacology Update

Hyatt Regency Crystal City

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3:00-3:30 PM Exhibits and Break

3:30-5:00 PM STDs Across the Life Span

3:30-5:00 PM Asthma Management

3:30-5:00 PM Trigger Point

3:30-5:00 PM Long Term Health Insurance, Why Should You Really Have It

Saturday, October 25, 2014

7:30 AM Registration — Attendee Packet Pickup

8:00-10:00 AM Parkinsons / Movement Disorder

8:00-10:00 AM Pediatric ENTS

8:00-10:00 AM Suturing It’s Not What Your Mamma Taught You

8:00-10:00 AM Medical Spanish

10:00-10:30 AM Exhibits and Break

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Reading and Brain Development What You Can Do

10:30 AM-12:00 PM Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI) Side Effects

10:30 AM-12:30 PM Diabetes I and II In The Clinical Setting

10:30 AM-12:30 PM Dysfunctional Uterine Problems

11:40 AM-12:40 PM Preceptor Tips

12:30-1:30 PM Lunch With Exhibits

1:30-3:00 PM Autoimmune Diagnosis

1:30-3:00 PM Rash Decisions: Algorhythmic Approach to Differential DX & Tx

1:30-3:00 PM HIV Update

3:00-3:15 PM Exhibits and Break

3:15-4:45 PM Heart Failure Update

3:15-4:45 PM Contraception Update

3:15-4:45 PM Environmental Contributors to Allergy and Asthma

3:15-4:45 PM Hepatitis C

----ALL TOPICS AND SPEAKERS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE----

2014 SOUTH CAROLINA NURSES ASSOCIATION

ANNUAL MEETINGS OF SCNA CHAPTERS

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head

130 Shipyard Dr

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

843-842-2400

October 24, 2014

Friday 8:00-9:00 AM

Meeting rooms to be announced.

Participants are welcome to attend any of the meetings.

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head

130 Shipyard Dr

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

843-842-2400

October 24, 2014

Friday 9:30-10:30AM

Speaker Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

“ANA: Guiding the Future of Nursing”

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2014 SOUTH CAROLINA NURSES ASSOCIATION

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head


October 24, 2014

10:30AM-12:00PM

I. Call to Order

A. Pledge of Allegiance

B. Reading of the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements, 2001

C. Reading of I AM A Nurse

II.

III.

IV.

Establishment of the Agenda and Standing Rules

Establishment of a quorum: ARTICLE XVI: QUORUM; Section 1. Establishment of Quorum; (a)

The number of voting members present at a duly noticed meeting of the members shall constitute a

quorum for any regular or special meetings of the Association.

Time of Remembrance

V. Address of the President

VI.

VII.

VIII.

IX.

Report of SCNA Treasurer

Report of the SNA-SC President

Report of Chief Executive Officer

Presentation of Resolution(s)

X. Report of SCNA Commissions

XI.

XII.

XIII.

XIV.

A. Commission on SCNA Chapters: These reports will be the highlights of the chapters’ 2014

annual chapter meeting. They will only include plans for 2015, not a report of 2014 activities.

APRN Chapter

Community and Public Health Chapter

Edisto Chapter

Nurse Educator Chapter

Piedmont Chapter

Psychiatric and Mental Health Chapter

Women’s and Children’s Health Chapter

B. Commission on Public Policy and Legislation:

i. Presentation of Proposed 2014-2016 Legislative Priorities

C. Commission on Professional Advocacy and Development

Report of Tellers and Declaration of Election

Swearing In of The Board of Directors and Chapter Officers

For the Good of The Order

Adjournment

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I am a Nurse: Together we are ANA

Cultural Covenant

“As nurses, ANA members and elected/appointed officials, we need each other to create

nursing’s future.

Our issues are big and require the best thinking of each and everyone of us.

Therefore, we shall demonstrate through our behaviors and preparation our commitment to

the spirit and purposes of ANA.

We recognize that we are more alike than we are different, but we know that differences often

lead up to better decisions.

We believe that passion is positive and confrontation is counterproductive.

We affirm the value of each person.

We shall create an atmosphere of acceptance, demonstrating care for each other, as we do our

patients.

We shall listen to each other so each voice will feel heard.

We shall respect each other’s opinions.

We shall be positive and open to new possibilities.

We shall build on our past by focusing on our future.

Through consideration, collaboration, compromise and consensus we can achieve our

common goals. 1

‘If not us, who?

If not now, when?’

1

Authored by the Ohio Nurses Association, 2009

Adopted by the ANA House of Delegates June 2010

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STANDING RULES

Rule 1.

Rule 2.

Rule 3.

Rule 4.

Rule 5.

Rule 6.

Rule 7.

Rule 8.

Rule 9.

For admission to the annual meeting, to facilitate identification and seating, members shall be

required to wear the official name tag issued at registration.

Members may not speak and debate more than twice to the same question or longer than three

minutes, without permission granted by a two-thirds vote with debate. No member may speak

more than once to a question if a member who has not spoken wishes to do so.

Any member of SCNA may be granted the privilege of the floor.

All main motions offered by a member shall be in writing (on the forms provided), signed by the

maker and the seconder, and shall be given directly to a Monitor for immediate forwarding to

the chair as soon as the speaker has been recognized. Members making incidental motions not in

writing will give name before making a motion.

Business interrupted by a recess of the meeting shall be resumed at the point where it was

interrupted at the end of the recess.

Any substantive resolution forwarded to SCNA for consideration of the Reference Committee

which was not approved for presentation, if introduced by an individual member, must receive a

two-thirds vote of the Annual Meeting to reach the floor for consideration and a majority vote of

the Annual Meeting to be adopted.

Any substantive resolution not of emergency nature nor one previously forwarded to SCNA if

introduced by an individual member, must receive a three-fourths vote of the Annual Meeting for

consideration and a two-thirds vote of the Annual Meeting to be adopted.

The members will act only on the resolves of the resolutions and the recommendations of reports.

Questions of clarification about the intent and meaning of the resolves and recommendations will

be handled according to parliamentary procedure.

Notices for announcements to the Annual Meeting shall be in writing, signed by the person (or

proper representative to the person) under whose authority the announcement is issued, and shall

be sent to the desk of the recording secretary.

Rule 10. The Board of Directors shall be authorized to approve the minutes of the Annual Meeting not

later than the first regular meeting of the Board of Directors during 2015 Board year.

TIPS ON PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE

Parliamentary procedure must not be viewed as a set of arbitrary rules. It should be considered as the

application of common sense and logic in the conduct of a meeting. Compliance with this set of rules serves

to protect, and is directly related to, our jealously guarded ideal of democratic process. The great value

of the democratic process is open and orderly discussion which results in intelligent compromise. When

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general consent is evidenced by a group, the importance of following parliamentary procedure becomes

primarily that of maintaining the orderly conduct of a meeting.

Democratic principles basic to the appropriate conduct of a meeting are as follows:

1. Justice and courtesy to all.

2. One thing at a time

3. Rule of the majority

4. Right of the minority to be heard.

The rules contained in the latest edition of ROBERT’S RULES OF ORDER shall govern meetings of

this association in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these

bylaws.

SOME RULES OF DEBATE

1. Recognition by the chair is, of course, the first step in presenting a motion.

2. Time will be saved if members will think carefully before wording a motion so as not to make it

too long, say what they really want and not include points of discussion in the motion.

3. All motions, other than those of a personal nature, must be in writing.

4. No business involving any kind of action should be conducted without a motion.

5. All main motions are debatable.

6. Debate begins after the motion is made.

7. Debate should be limited to the motion before the assembly.

8. Proposer of the motion may speak to it first.

9. Proposer of the motion may not speak against his/her motion, but may vote against it.

10. Address remarks through the presiding officer; do not speak directly to other members during

debate.

11. Avoid personalities. The motion is under discussion not the proposer.

12. The presiding officer should not enter into debate and cannot close debate.

13. Voting may be done by general consent (silence). Chair says, “If there is no objection, the report

will be accepted as information.”

14. The Chair votes only if his/her vote will change the result or break a tie. If his/her vote creates a

tie, the motion is lost.

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OBTAINING THE FLOOR AND PROCESSING A MAIN MOTION

1. Member addresses the Presiding Officer,

“Mr./Madam President”

2. Presiding Officer recognizes member by calling his/her name.

3. Member proposes motion,

“I move that ______________________ ”

4. Another member seconds the motion,

“I second the motion.”

5. Presiding Officer states the motion,

“It has been moved and seconded that _____________________ .”

6. Presiding Officer calls for debate,

“Is there any discussion?”

“Are there any remarks?”

“Are you ready for the question?”

7. Presiding Officer takes the vote when debate has ended.

“The question is on the adoption of the motion that (repeat the motion).

Those in favor say ‘Aye.’

Those opposed say, ‘No.’”

8. Presiding Officer announces result of vote.

“The ayes have it. The motion is carried, and we (state effect of adopting the motion).”

“The noes have it. The motion is lost, and we will not (state effect of not adopting the

motion).”

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South Carolina Nurses Association

Psychiatric Mental Health Chapter/PAPIN

Resolution

May 2014

Whereas, in March of 2014 The Office of The governor issued Executive Order No. 2014-22, which is

printed in its entirety in this Resolution:

“Whereas, in November 2011, the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention classified

prescription drug abuse as a national epidemic; and

Whereas, the South Carolina State Inspector General published a report in May of 2013 entitled,”

South Carolina Lacks a Statewide Drug Abuse Strategy,” which illustrates that the South Carolina

is not immune from the epidemic, and in fact South Carolina ranked 23rd highest per capita in both

opioid painkiller prescriptions and overdose deaths, with 225 prescription overdose deaths in 2011;

and

Whereas the epidemic has a significant financial and emotional impact on South Carolina families and

a negative economic impact on the State, including rising healthcare costs for opioid use in pregnant

women and drug dependent infants and rising emergency room and rehabilitation costs, with an

estimated 30% of South Carolina Medicare recipients receiving opioid prescriptions in 2010 at a cost

of $24 million; and

Whereas the State Inspector General’s report highlights five South Carolina state agencies with

regulatory and enforcement roles in the prescription drug abuse issue and the lack of comprehensive,

proactive plan to combat the problem; and

Whereas, many state agencies have begun to address prescription drug abuse and committed to

protecting and improving the lives of South Carolina needs; and

Now Therefore, pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State

of South Carolina, I hereby establish the Governor’s Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Council

(the “Council”) to develop a comprehensive state plan to combat and prevent prescription drug abuse.

The Council shall be composed of 10 members to include a representative from the South Carolina

Law Enforcement Division; South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; South

Carolina Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation; South Carolina Board of Dentistry; South

Carolina Board of Medical Examiners; South Carolina Board of Nursing, South Carolina Board of

Pharmacy; a representative from a South Carolina Solicitors Office; South Carolina Department of

Health and Human Services; and the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse

Services.

I hereby direct the Council as follows:

1. The Council shall develop a comprehensive state plan to proactively combat and prevent

prescription drug abuse in South Carolina that incorporates all state and local agencies that have a

regulatory, enforcement, or treatment role in this issue.

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2. The Council shall invite participation from legislators, professional associations, other state

agencies and other entities as necessary to enhance the development and implementation of a

comprehensive state plan.

3. The Council shall integrate data from state and federal agencies, overdose and death records, state

narcotics units and other sources as necessary to evaluate and identify the extent of prescription

drug abuse in South Carolina.

4. The Council shall identify the extent of prescription drug abuse in South Carolina, will track and

report such data in the final state plan, and will continue to report such data at least annually to the

governor.

5. The Council shall assist and encourage local communities to engage existing community

coalition’s or to establish new coalition’s at the local level, recognizing that prescription drug

abuse is as much a local issue as a state issue.

6. The Council shall provide an interim report to the governor and the state Inspector General on

the status of the Council’s work not later than May 30, 2014. The Council will submit the final

comprehensive state plan to the governor and the State Inspector General no later than October 1,

2014. The Council will meet as frequently as necessary to meet the above deadline.

This Order shall take effect immediately. Signed by the Governor, Nikki R. Haley, on March 14th

2014

Therefore, this resolution is being put forth to the South Carolina Nurses Association via the Psychiatric

Mental Health Chapter and the Peer Assistance Program in Nursing (PAPIN) in support of the Governor’s

executive order, and

Be it resolved that SCNA go on record as congratulating the Governor for her efforts to address drug abuse

in South Carolina;

Be it further resolved that SCNA seek to be one of the professional organizations to give input to the work

of the Council; and

Be it further resolved that SCNA monitor the work of the Council and offer regular updates to the

membership.

Presented to the Annual Meeting of SCNA, October 24, 2014

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SCNA BYLAWS

ARTICLE I: TITLE, PURPOSES, FUNCTIONS

Section 1. Title

The name of this Association shall be the South Carolina Nurses Association, hereinafter referred to as SCNA.

The purposes of the SCNA shall be to

Section 2. Purposes

(a) foster high standards of nursing.

(b) promote the professional and educational advancement of nurses.

(c) promote the welfare of nurses.

(d) promote better health care for all people.

The purposes shall be unrestricted by consideration of age, color, creed, disability gender, health status, lifestyle,

nationality, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

The functions of the SCNA shall be to

Section 3. Functions

(a) promote, through appropriate means, standards of nursing practice, nursing education, and nursing

services as defined by the American Nurses Association, ANA.

(b) insure adherence to the code of ethical conduct for nurses established by ANA.

(c) promote legislation and speak for the nursing profession in regard to legislation, governmental

programs and health policy.

(d) support maintenance of nurse resources to meet health care needs.

(e) promote and protect the economic and professional security of nurses.

(f) represent and speak for the professional nurse with allied health groups, state and local

organizations, governmental bodies and the public.

(g) represent and speak for the nursing profession with allied health groups, state and local

organizations, governmental bodies and the public.

(h) provide for the continuing professional development of nurses.

(i) provide for representation in the annual Membership Assembly of ANA

(j) promote relationships with the South Carolina Student Nurses Association.

ARTICLE II: CHAPTERS

Section 1. Definition

Groups of nurses who are members of the South Carolina Nurses Association which have been or hereafter

may be organized based on shared nursing practice interests or geographical boundaries. SCNA Chapters shall

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operate under a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the SCNA Board of Directors. The MOA shall be

reviewed annually by the SCNA Board.

ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. Composition

(a) SCNA shall be composed of members who meet the qualifications in these bylaws unrestricted by

consideration of age, color, creed, disability, gender, health status, lifestyle, nationality, race, religion,

or sexual orientation.

(b) SCNA shall be composed of Full Members who belong the American Nurses Association (ANA)

through the state and have representation in the International Council of Nurses through the ANA

and who may have membership in the SCNA Chapters; and State-Only Members who live and/or

practice in the state of South Carolina only pursuant to a sanctioned agreement with ANA.

(c) The SCNA shall remain affiliated with the American Nurses Association until such time as 2/3 of

the entire SCNA full membership votes to disaffiliate from the ANA. SCNA membership, for these

purposes, is defined as individual members of the SCNA who have ANA rights and privileges of

membership as a result of their SCNA membership. The vote may occur by mail or electronic ballot,

with appropriate notice and procedures to protect the integrity and validity of the vote.

Section 3. Membership Rights and Obligations

Members as defined in these Bylaws shall be given all the rights and obligations of membership in the ANA

through SCNA. In addition:

a) Full Members shall have memberships rights as follows:

(1) Participate in the elections of SCNA in accordance with these Bylaws.

(2) Participate in the elections of SCNA’s two representatives to the annual Membership Assembly

of ANA.

(3) Serve SCNA and ANA in elected and appointed positions in accordance with SCNA and ANA

Bylaws.

(4) Fulfill the requirements of office if elected or appointed.

(5) Attend any meetings and other unrestricted activities SCNA and ANA.

(6) Attend the Congress of the International Council of Nurses.

(7) Utilize such SCNA and ANA services as may be available.

(8) Submit proposals for consideration to SCNA.

(9) Hold membership in SCNA Chapters in accordance with provisions of the Bylaws.

(10) Receive a Constituent SCNA/ANA membership card.

(11) Receive the SC Nurse and ANA Membership Publications.

(12) Have the right of due process for the denial of any of the above rights.

(b) State-Only Members shall have membership rights as follows:

(1) Participate in the elections of SCNA in accordance with SCNA Bylaws.

(2) Serve SCNA in elected and appointed positions in accordance with SCNA Bylaws.

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(3) Attend any meeting and unrestricted activities of SCNA.

(4) Utilize such SCNA services as may be available.

(5) Receive an SCNA membership card.

(6) Receive the SC Nurse.

(7) Submit proposals for consideration to SCNA.

(8) Hold membership in SCNA Chapters in accordance with provision of the SCNA Bylaws.

(9) Have the right of due process for the denial of any of the above rights.

(10) Shall have no rights to belong to or receive benefits from the ANA at the national level.

(c) Full Members shall have membership obligations as follows:

(1) Abide by the Bylaws of SCNA and ANA.

(2) Abide by the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements, 2001.

(3) Pay dues as required by the Bylaws.

(4) Fulfill the requirements of office if elected or appointed.

(d) State-Only Members shall have membership obligations as follows:

(1) Abide by the Bylaws of SCNA.

(2) Abide by the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements, 2001.

(3) Pay dues as required by the Bylaws.

(4) Fulfill the requirements of office if elected or appointed.

(e) Honorary Members do not have the obligation to pay dues as required by the Bylaws.

Section 4. Disciplinary Action

(a) A member may be disciplined for cause by SCNA or by a Chapter. Charges shall be filed with the

Association in whose jurisdiction the alleged violation occurred.

(b) Cause for disciplinary action may include violation of—

(1) the purpose, goals, and bylaws of SCNA; or

(2) the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements, 2001 as adopted by the ANA

Board of Directors.

(3) Cause for disciplinary action may include violation of the ANA Bylaws.

(c) Subject to these Bylaws and the South Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Act of 1994, as amended

(the “Act’), a member may be expelled or suspended, and a membership in SCNA terminated if not

less than fifteen (15) days prior written notice, sent by first class or certified mail, of the proposed

expulsion, suspension, or termination of a member and the reason therefore shall be delivered to

such member in accordance with the procedures set forth in Article III, Section 5 hereof. Such

notice shall set forth the date, place, and time such member shall be given the opportunity to be

heard orally by the hearing panel, which shall be not less than five (5) days before the effective date

of the expulsion, suspension, or termination. Such notice shall also set forth the address to which

and date by which such member may to be heard in writing by the hearing panel, which shall be not

less than five (5) days before the effective date of the expulsion, suspension, or termination. Upon

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the affirmative vote of a majority of the hearing panel, SCNA acting fair and reasonable taking

into consideration all of the relevant facts and circumstances, may expel or suspend a member, or

terminate such membership. A member who has been expelled or suspended shall remain liable to

SCNA for dues, assessments, or fees as a result of obligations incurred or commitments made before

such expulsion or suspension.

(d) No disciplinary action shall be taken unless the member is served with written specific charges,

given a reasonable time to prepare a defense, and given a fair hearing.

(e) A member may be suspended, terminated, censured or expelled by a hearing panel, established by,

but not composed of, the SCNA Board of Directors.

(f) The decision of the hearing panel may be appealed to the SCNA Board of Directors; the decision of

the Board of Directors shall be final.

(g) SCNA Chapters, and other Constituent/State Nurses Associations (C/SNAs) shall be notified by

SCNA when a member has been subject to any disciplinary action by SCNA.

(h) Expulsion of a member from SCNA shall result in expulsion from the Chapter.

(i) An expelled SCNA member shall be reinstated upon approval by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the

Board of Directors.

(j) A member expelled by SCNA who is subsequently reinstated by SCNA shall be automatically

reinstated by the Chapter.

(k) Any disciplinary action by a Constituent/State Nurses Association (C/SNAs) against one of its

members shall be given full recognition and enforcement, provided such action was taken in

accordance with the disciplining C/SNA Bylaws and disciplinary procedures.

Section 5. Notice

(a) An oral notice to members is permissible if reasonable under the circumstances and is effective

when communicated in a comprehensible manner. Written notice, if in comprehensible form, is

effective at the earliest of the following:

(1) When received;

(2) Five (5) days after its deposit in the United States mail, if mailed correctly addressed with first

class postage affixed;

(3) On the date shown on the return receipt, if sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt

requested, and the receipt is signed by or on behalf of the addressee; or

(4) Fifteen (15) days after its deposit in the United States mail, if mailed correctly addressed and

with other than first class, registered, or certified postage affixed.

(b) Written notice is correctly addressed to a member if addressed to the member’s address shown

in SCNA’s current list of members. A written notice or report delivered as part of a newsletter,

magazine or other publication regularly sent to members constitutes a written notice or report if

addressed or delivered to the member’s address shown in SCNA’s current list of members, or in

the case of members who are residents of the same household and who have the same address in

SCNA’s current list of members, if addressed or delivered to one of such members, at the address

appearing on SCNA’s current list of members.

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ARTICLE IV: ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATES

Section 1. Qualifications

An organizational affiliate of SCNA is an association that-

(a) Is a national or state nursing organization that meets established Organization Affiliates Criteria.

(b) Has a governing body composed of a majority of registered nurses.

(c) Has been granted organizational affiliate status by the Board of Directors.

(d) Has paid an organizational affiliation fee to SCNA.

Section 2. Responsibilities

Each organizational affiliate shall maintain a mission and purpose harmonious with the purposes and functions

of SCNA.

Each organizational affiliate shall be entitled to

Section 3. Rights

(a) One registered nurse participant shall have a voice, but no vote, in the SCNA Annual Membership

Meeting.

(b) Make reports or presentations to the SCNA Annual Membership Meeting within its area of

expertise.

(c) Submit names of registered nurses representatives for appointment to ad hoc groups, and task forces.

(a) Full Membership includes:

(1) ANA Dues:

ARTICLE V: Dues

Section 1. Amount of Dues

(a)

(b)

SCNA will pay dues to ANA in accordance with the policies adopted by the

Membership Assembly.

The SCNA shall continue to pay dues to the ANA pursuant to the ANA Bylaws and

Membership Assembly policy.

(2) SCNA Dues:

(a)

(b)

The amount of the annual SCNA dues shall be established by 2/3 vote of the Full

Members present and voting at the Annual Membership Meeting of the SCNA.

The SCNA Board of Directors may establish a policy providing for an automatic cost of

living increase in the SCNA dues…a dues escalator. This dues escalator, based on the

Consumer Price Index for urban consumers (CPI-U), will increase triennially at the same

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(c)

(d)

time as ANA’s inflation escalation and pass through to the ANA SCNA full members

with notice but without requiring additional authorization of the Annual Meeting. It will

never exceed more than 2 percent per annum.

The Board of Directors shall establish an operating budget for the chapters from the

SCNA dues.

No monies shall be refunded nor additional monies collected when a change in dues

category is made within a membership year.

(b) State-Only Membership includes:

(1) State-Only Membership Dues shall be established by the Board of Directors.

(a)

(b)

(c)

State-Only Membership Dues shall include SCNA dues and those fees established

through agreement with the ANA for purposes of representation at the national/

international level and any service fees.

The SCNA Board of Directors may establish a policy providing for an automatic cost of

living increase in the SCNA dues…a dues escalator. This dues escalator, based on the

Consumer Price Index for urban consumers (CPI-U), will increase triennially at the same

time as ANA’s inflation escalation and pass through to the ANA SCNA full members

with notice but without requiring additional authorization of the Annual Meeting. It will

never exceed more than 2 percent per annum.

No monies shall be refunded nor additional monies collected when a change in dues

category is made within a membership year.

Section 2. Notification of Dues Changes

The SCNA Members shall be notified in writing of any proposal to change the dues at least sixty (60) days prior

to the SCNA Annual Membership Meeting at which the proposal is to be voted upon.

Section 3. South Carolina Nurse

Of the dues paid by members, a portion, as decided by the Board, will be for an annual subscription to the

Association’s official publication, The S. C. Nurse.

Section 4. Special Member Dues for Full Members

(a) Full Members who qualify for the following may elect to pay fifty percent (50%) of the dues:

(1) Registered Nurses who are not employed;

(2) Registered Nurses who are students in full time study;

(3) Graduates of the basic nursing programs for a first year of membership if initiated within six

(6) months following graduation and those members who are continuing in a second year of

membership following the condition of (b), for those who were members in good standing of

the Student Nurses Association of South Carolina;

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(b) Full Members who qualify for the following may elect to pay twenty-five (25%) percent of the dues:

(1) sixty-six (66) years of age or older, who are not employed

(2) new RN’s who were members in good standing of the Student Nurses Association of South

Carolina before graduation from their under graduate nursing program, for the first year of

membership, if the membership is initiated within six (6) months of licensure.

(c) State-Only Members do not qualify for any special member dues rates.

Section 5. Transfers of Memberships

(a) A Full Member who moves out of this state may apply to the Secretary of this Association for

transfer to another Constituent/State Nurses Association of the ANA. The SCNA is not required to

refund to the individual member dues already paid.

(b) A Full Member who has made full payment of dues to another Constituent/State Nurses Association

of the ANA may transfer to this Association without further payment of dues for the remainder of

the membership year. The request for transfer shall be signed by the Secretary of the Constituent

Member Association issuing the transfer.

(c) State-Only Members who are in good standing may transfer from or to a Constituent Member State

that has a State-Only Membership option if an agreement between the Constituent Member States

has been established.

(d) A State-Only Member who has made full payment of dues to another Constituent Member

Association of the ANA may transfer to this Association without further payment of dues for the

remainder of the membership year, in compliance with Article V, Section 5 (c). The request for

transfer shall be signed by the Secretary of the Constituent Member Association issuing the transfer.

ARTICLE VI: BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1. Definition

The Board of Directors is the corporate body composed of officers, directors, and commission chairs, as elected

by the members of SCNA.

Section 2. Composition

(a) The Board of Directors shall consist of the Officers of the Association which are President,

President-elect, Secretary/Treasurer, two (2) directors one of whom is a newly licensed nurse who

graduated within five (5) years from a basic nursing program and who is a direct care provider, three

(3) Chairpersons of the Commissions.

(b) President of South Carolina Nurses Foundation (SCNF) or the President’s designee shall be eligible

to attend meetings of the Board with voice but without vote.

(c) The President of the South Carolina Student Nurses Association or the President’s designee shall be

eligible to attend meetings of the Board with voice but without vote.

(d) All Chapter executive committee chairs shall be ex-officio members of the Board of Directors with

voice, but without vote.

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Section 3. Responsibilities

(a) Officers shall be elected by mail or elections balloting as hereinafter provided. Candidate for

President and President Elect shall also be listed as candidates for representatives to the Membership

Assembly of ANA. Vacancies in office shall be filled as hereinafter provided.

(b) No members of the Board shall—

(1) serve more than two (2) consecutive terms in the same office;

(2) serve more than eight (8) consecutive years on the Board;

(3) hold more than one (1) seat on the Board at a time;

(4) serve as a member of the Professional Advocacy and Development Commission

(c) A Board Member who serves one-half (1/2) term or more shall be considered to have served a full

term.

(d) Officers shall have the authority and shall perform the duties usually performed by such officers,

and also such duties as specified in the SCNA Book of Positions and Roles and as authorized by the

Board of Directors of this Association.

(e) The Secretary shall have responsibility for preparing minutes of the directors’ and members’

meetings and for authenticating records of SCNA.

Section 4. Vacancies

Absence from two consecutive meetings may be the cause for declaring a vacancy as determined by a majority

of the Board of Directors. A vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the Board of Directors with the exception

of the office of President. If a vacancy occurs in the office of President, the President-elect shall assume the

office of President and the Board of Directors shall appoint a new President-Elect.

ARTICLE VII: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Section 1. Definition

The Executive Committee shall have the administrative power to transact all SCNA business between Board

meetings and serves as the personnel committee for the Association; provided however, no committee may

authorize distributions; approve or recommend to members dissolution, merger, or the sale, pledge, or transfer of

all or substantially all the SCNA’s assets; elect, appoint, or remove Directors or fill vacancies on the board or on

any committee; or adopt, repeal, or amend the Articles of Incorporation or these Bylaws.

Section 2. Composition

The Executive Committee shall be composed of the President, the President-elect, and the Secretary/Treasurer.

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ARTICLE VIII: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Section 1. Definition

The Board of Directors shall delegate to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) the authority to manage the

association according to policies established by the SCNA Annual Membership Meeting and the Board of

Directors.

Section 2. Accountability

The CEO shall be accountable to the Board of Directors.

Section 3. Responsibilities

(a) The CEO shall employ, direct, promote and terminate staff of the association.

(b) The CEO may represent the association and serve as spokesperson on matters of established policy

and positions.

ARTICLE IX: COMMISSIONS

Section 1. Definition

A commission is a specific body of organization and communication to which the Annual Membership Meeting

assigns specific responsibilities related to fulfilling the functions of SCNA. Commissions are accountable to the

Board of Directors and report to the Annual Membership Meeting.

Section 2. Composition and Designation

The following Commissions are established with membership consisting of the chairperson or designated

representative of the structural units listed below each:

(a) Commission on SCNA Chapters

(1) SCNA Chapters

(b) Commission on Professional Advocacy and Development

(1) Peer Assistance Program

(2) Continuing Education Approver Committee

(3) Continuing Education Provider Committee

(c) Commission on Public Policy / Legislation

(1) Legislative Committee

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Section 3. Responsibilities

Each Commission shall perform the duties as specified in the SCNA Book of Positions and Roles and as

designated by the Board of Directors of this association.

ARTICLE X: ELECTED COMMITTEES

Section 1. Definition

The Nominating Committee shall be the only elected committee of the South Carolina Nurses Association.

Section 2. Composition

The Nominating Committee shall be composed of not more than seven (7) members of the Association

representative of the fields related to the Committee’s functions.

(a) All Committee members shall be elected by the membership in even-numbered years to serve a two

(2) year term.

(b) The elected member receiving the highest number of votes shall convene the first meeting of the

committee, at which point the committee shall elect its own chair.

(c) Committee members shall be eligible to serve no more than two (2) consecutive terms. A Committee

member who has served one-half (1/2) term or more shall be considered to have served a full term.

Section 3. Responsibilities

(a) The Nominating Committee is responsible for developing and implementing a program of activity

to carry out the Committee’s functions within the bylaws and policies determined by the Annual

Membership Meeting, the Board of Directors and the SCNA Book of Positions and Roles.

(b) The Nominating Committee shall determine the extent of the Association’s concerns, actions and

influence in its respective area of responsibility.

(c) The Nominating Committee shall report and be accountable to the Board of Directors and Annual

Membership Meeting.

ARTICLE XI: APPOINTED COMMITTEES

Section 1. Definition

There shall be the following committees: Continuing Education Approver Committee, Continuing Education

Provider Committee, and Finance Committee.

Section 2. Composition

(a) Appointed Committees, with the exception of the Continuing Education Approver Committee and

the Continuing Education Provider Committee, shall consist of no fewer than five (5) members

appointed by the President with the approval of the Board of Directors, unless otherwise specified in

the Bylaws, to serve for two (2) years or until their successors are appointed.

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(b) The Continuing Education Approver Committee and the Continuing Education Provider Committee

shall consist of no fewer than five (5) members but no more than fifteen (15) members appointed by

the President with approval of the Board of Directors unless otherwise specified in the bylaws, to

serve for three (3) years on a staggered basis or until their successors are appointed.

Section 3. Responsibilities

(a) The authority and responsibility of such Committees shall be the investigation and study of matters

relating to the accomplishment of the purposes, functions, and/or administration of the Association

of a continuous and recurring character and within the limitations of the defined responsibilities.

(b) In addition, the Continuing Education Approver Committee and the Continuing Education Provider

Committee shall be responsible for the continuing education approver unit activities and continuing

education provider unit activities within SCNA.

(c) The Committees shall:

(1) report their findings and recommendations to the Board of Directors and the Annual

Membership Meeting;

(2) create subcommittees to accomplish specified tasks related to the Committee’s duties;

(3) prepare an annual budget based on the planned income and expenditures and submit it to the

Committee on Finance for incorporation into the annual budget;

(4) The Continuing Education Approver Committee and the Continuing Education Provider

Committee will develop and implement those functions relative to approving and providing

ANCC accredited continuing education activities within SCNA.

Section 4. Vacancies

Absence from two consecutive regular meetings of a committee may be cause for declaring a vacancy as

determined by a majority of the Board of Directors. A vacancy in a Committee shall be filled by appointment

by the Board of Directors from nominees submitted by members of the Committee and structural units of

SCNA.

ARTICLE XII: SPECIAL COMMITTEES

Section 1. Definition

There shall be Special Committees as created by the Annual Membership Meeting, the Board of Directors, or

other Association units so authorized.

Section 2. Composition

The qualifications and number of members of these Committees shall be determined by the Annual

Membership Meeting, the Board of Directors or other Association units so authorized.

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ARTICLE XIII: NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS

Section 1. Candidates

(a) Any Full Member in good standing is eligible for elected or appointed office in SCNA.

(b) Any State-Only Member in good standing is eligible for elected or appointed office at the state level

with the exception of President, President-elect, and Representatives to Membership Assembly of

ANA.

(c) State-only members may vote for all officers. State-only members cannot vote for the two members

to attend the Membership Assembly of ANA.

(d) Representatives to the Membership Assembly of ANA shall be a separate election for the two SCNA

members of the Assembly.

(e) Members shall be considered eligible in one elected office in SCNA at any one time with the

exception of the nominating committee and/or Representatives to Membership Assembly or Chapter

Officers.

Section 2. Nominations

(a) Candidates for office shall meet established qualifications and shall consent to serve if elected.

(b) An individual member who meets the established qualifications for an elected office may declare as

a candidate by writing to the Secretary of SCNA.

(c) The slate of candidates shall be published, in accordance with Article X, Section 3(a), above, in

the SC Nurse at least sixty (60) days before the Annual Membership Meeting of SCNA. SCNA

members shall be notified in writing in accordance with approved policy.

Section 3. Elections

(a) Elections shall be held annually following the approved schedule.

(b) Elections shall be by secret ballot prior to SCNA Annual Membership Meeting. The ballot may

be by mail or by electronic voting. Mailed ballots will be in accordance with Article XV, Section

4. Electronic balloting is permitted if the integrity of the ballot is preserved and the SCNA does

not access the ballot for purpose of indentifying how a member voted and the ballot is available in

accordance with Article XV, Section 4.

Section 4. Challenge

Any challenge to the elections shall be filed with the Secretary within thirty (30) days after the announcement

of the election.

Section 5. Action by Written Ballot or Electronic Ballot

Any action that may be taken at any annual, regular, or special meeting of the members, including but not

limited to elections, may be taken without a meeting if SCNA delivers a written or electronic ballot to every

member entitled to vote on the matter. Such written or electronic ballot shall set forth each proposed action and

provide an opportunity to vote for or against each proposed action. Approval by written or electronic ballot

pursuant to this section is valid only when the number of votes cast by ballot equals or exceeds the quorum

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required to be present at a meeting authorizing the action, and the number of approvals equals or exceeds the

number of votes that would be required to approve the matter at a meeting at which the total number of votes

cast was the same as the number of votes cast by ballot. All solicitations for votes by written or electronic

ballot shall indicate the number of responses needed to meet the quorum requirements; state the percentage

of approvals necessary to approve the matter other than elections; and specify the time by which a ballot or

electronic response must be received by SCNA in order to be counted. A written or electronic ballot may not be

revoked.

ARTICLE XIV: REPRESENTATION

Section 1. Member Representation at the SCNA Annual Membership Meeting

(a) The SCNA members shall be directly involved in the processes of the Association.

(b) The voting body of SCNA at each Annual Membership Meeting or special meeting shall consist of

members of the Association who attend the meeting.

(c) Each Member, Officer and Board Member shall be entitled to one vote on all matters coming before

the Annual Membership Meeting or special meeting.

(d) The members at any Annual Membership Meeting may adopt such rules of procedure for the

transaction of business at their meetings as they may deem suitable.

Section 2. SCNA Representation at the Membership Assembly of ANA

(a) The SCNA is entitled to representation at regular and special meetings of the Membership Assembly

of ANA in accordance with ANA Bylaws and policy.

(b) All elected Membership Assembly representatives may serve for no more than two consecutive

terms or until a successor is elected.

(c) The Chief Executive Officer of SCNA shall attend the Membership Assembly, with a courtesy seat.

ARTICLE XV: MEETINGS

Section 1. Authority

This Association shall hold an annual meeting of the membership at such time and place as shall be determined

by the Board of Directors, except where government regulations or condition incident upon war may render this

impossible.

Section 2. Order of Business

The order of business of each meeting of the Annual Membership Meeting of this Association shall be in

accordance with the program adopted at the beginning of the convention and shall include:

Call to Order

Address of the President

Reports of Organizational Units

Reports of the Tellers and Declaration of Election

Adjournment

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Section 3. Annual Meeting of Members.

(a) This Association shall hold an annual meeting of the members once each calendar year at such time

and place as shall be determined by the Board of Directors, except where government regulations or

condition incident upon war may render this impossible.

(b) At each annual meeting of members, the President and Treasurer shall report on the activities and

financial condition of the Association.

(c) For the purpose of determining members entitled to vote at any meeting of members, or in

connection with any other proper purpose requiring a determination of members, the Board of

Directors shall by resolution fix a record date for such determination. The record date set by the

Board of Directors shall be not more than seventy (70) days, and not less than the last day for timely

giving notice, before the meeting or action requiring determination of members is to occur. If the

Board of Directors fails to set a record date, the members at the close of business on the business

day on which notice is given or, if notice is waived, at the close of business on the business day

preceding the day on which the meeting is held are entitled to notice of the meeting and to vote

thereat. The members of record appearing in the books of the Association at the close of business

on the record date so fixed shall constitute the members in respect of the activity in question. After

fixing a record date for notice of a meeting, the Association shall prepare an alphabetical list of

names of all members who are entitled to notice of the meeting. The list shall show the address of

each member entitled to vote at the meeting. Subject to the limitations of Sections 33-31-720, 33-

31-1602(c) and 33-31-1605 of the Act, such list of members shall be available for inspection by any

members for purposes of communication with other members concerning the meeting, beginning

the day after notice is given of the meeting for which the list was prepared and continuing through

the meeting, at the Association’s principal office. The Association shall also make the list of

members available at the meeting, and any member, a member’s agent, or member’s attorney shall

be entitled to inspect the list at any time during the meeting or any adjournment.

(d) Members and Directors may not vote by proxy.

Section 4. Annual Meeting of Board of Directors.

An annual meeting of the Board of Directors shall be called and held for the purpose of annual organization,

appointment of committees, and transaction of any other business. If such meeting is held promptly after and

at the place specified for the annual meeting of members, no notice of the annual meeting of the Board of

Directors need be given. Otherwise, such annual meeting of the Board of Directors shall be held at such time

(at any time prior to and not more than sixty (60) days after the annual meeting of members) and place as may

be specified in the notice of the meeting. The Board of Directors may by resolution provide for the holding of

additional regular meetings without notice other than such resolution; provided, however, the resolution shall fix

the dates, times, and places (which may be anywhere within or without the State of South Carolina) for these

regular meetings. Except as otherwise provided by law, any business may be transacted at any annual or regular

meeting of the Board of Directors.

Section 5. Special Meetings

(a) Special meetings of the members of SCNA or the Annual Membership Meeting of this Association

may be called for one or more lawful purposes by the President, a majority of the Board of

Directors, or by the President upon written request of a majority of the chapters.

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(b) Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called for any lawful purpose or purposes by the

President or at least twenty percent (20%) of the Directors then in office. The person calling a special

meeting shall give, or cause to be given, to each Director at his or her business address, notice of

the date, time and place of the meeting by any means of communication acceptable under the Act

not less than two (2) days prior thereto. Business transacted at a special meeting of Directors shall

be limited to the purposes stated in the notice of the special meeting. An oral notice is permissible

if reasonable under the circumstances and is effective when communicated in a comprehensible

manner. Written notice, if in comprehensible form, is effective at the earliest of the following:

(1) When received;

(2) Five (5) days after its deposit in the United States mail, if mailed correctly addressed with first

class postage affixed;

(3) On the date shown on the return receipt, if sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt

requested, and the receipt is signed by or on behalf of the addressee; or

(4) Fifteen (15) days after its deposit in the United States mail, if mailed correctly addressed and

with other than first class, registered, or certified postage affixed.

Written notice is correctly addressed to a Director if addressed to the Director’s business address shown in

the Association’s current records. If notice is given by telegram, the notice shall be deemed delivered when

the telegram is delivered to the telegraph company and the transmission fee therefore is paid. If notice is given

by telecopier facsimile transmission, the notice shall be deemed delivered when the facsimile of the notice is

transmitted to a telecopier facsimile receipt number designated by the receiving Director, if any, so long as such

Director transmits to the sender an acknowledgment of receipt. The notice of a special meeting shall describe

the purpose of such special meeting. Any time or place fixed for a special meeting must permit participation in

the meeting by means of telecommunications as authorized below. Special meetings of this Association may be

called by the Board of Directors and shall be called by the President upon written request of a majority of the

Chapters.

Section 6. Notification

Notices of the Annual Membership Meeting or special meetings of this Association shall be sent to the Chair

of the Executive Committee of each Chapter and to all members of this Association prior to the meeting in

question. Notices of the SCNA Annual Membership Meeting shall be mailed at least one (1) month before the

first day of SCNA Annual Membership Meeting and notices of special meetings shall be mailed at least ten

(10) days before the first day of the meeting. Oral or written notice of all meetings of members shall be given

no fewer than ten (10) days, or if notice is mailed by other than first class or registered mailed, thirty (30) days,

nor more than sixty (60) days before the meeting date by any method permitted under the Act, to all members

of record entitled to vote at such meeting; provided however, the date upon which such notice shall be deemed

effective shall be determined in accordance with Article III, Section 5 hereof. Such notice shall state the date,

time, and place of the meeting and, if required by the Act or these Bylaws the purpose or purposes for which

such meeting was called.

Section 7. South Carolina Student Nurses Association

Members of the South Carolina Student Nurses Association may attend meetings of this Association.

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Section 8.

Any Director may participate in, and be regarded as present at, any meeting of the Board of Directors by means

of conference telephone or any other means of communication by which all persons participating in the meeting

can hear each other at the same time.

Section 9.

The Board of Directors shall take action pursuant to resolutions adopted by the affirmative vote of a majority

of the Directors participating in a meeting at which a quorum is present, or the affirmative vote of a greater

number of Directors where required by the Articles of Incorporation, these Bylaws, the Act, or otherwise by

law.

ARTICLE XVI: QUORUM

Section 1. Establishment of Quorum

(a) The number of voting members present at a duly noticed meeting of the members shall constitute a

quorum for any regular or special meetings of the Association.

(b) A majority of the Board of Directors, one (1) of whom shall be the President or Vice-President, shall

constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Board.

(c) A majority of the voting members of any Committee shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the

Committee.

ARTICLE XVII: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

Section 1. Parliamentary Authority

The rules contained in Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern meetings of this Association in all

cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws.

ARTICLE XVIII: OFFICIAL PUBLICATION

Section 1. Official Publication

The official publications of this Association shall be The American Nurse and The South Carolina Nurse.

ARTICLE XIX: AMENDMENTS

Section 1. Amendment Process

(a) These bylaws may be amended at any meeting of the Annual Membership Meeting of SCNA by a

two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present and voting.

(b) All suggestions for proposed amendments shall be referred to the Bylaws Committee for study. The

amendments proposed by the Bylaws Committee for Annual Membership Meeting action shall be

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in the possession of the Secretary at least two (2) months before the date of the Annual Meeting and

shall be appended to the call to the meeting.

(c) These bylaws may be amended without previous notice at any Annual Membership Meeting by

ninety-nine percent (99%) of those present and voting.

ARTICLE XX: DISPOSITION OF ASSETS

Section 1. Disposition of Assets

No person shall possess any property right in or to the property or assets of the Corporation. Upon dissolution

of the corporation and after all obligations are satisfied, all assets shall be distributed to an eleemosynary

corporation or non-profit business so designated by the Board of Directors at the time of disposition.

Approved and Revised: SCNA House of Delegates October, 2003

Approved and Revised: SCNA House of Delegates November, 2004

Approved and Revised: SCNA House of Delegates October, 2005

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting November, 2006

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting September 14, 2007

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting October 25, 2008

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting September 12, 2009

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting October 23, 2010

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting September 9, 2011

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting September 22, 2012

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting October 11, 2013

Provisos to the 2012 SCNA Bylaws

Article VI: Board of Directors



the membership for the President-elect shall being in 2014.



two representatives to the Membership Assembly of ANA.


will move to the office of President.


Proviso to the 2013 Bylaw Change:

The 2013 election of the Secretary will be for the usual two year term. The current Treasurer will continue in

the role as previously elected. However, in 2014, following the election of that year, the Secretary position will

change to that of Secretary/Treasurer position. The election for the Treasurer will not take place as customary

in an even numbered year. The first election for the office of Secretary/Treasurer will be in 2015 and will follow

the odd number year pattern as established for the Former office of Secretary.

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Memorandum of Agreement

BETWEEN

SOUTH CAROLINA NURSES ASSOCIATON (SCNA)

and its

SCNA CHAPTERS

November 2012

I. Purpose: This Memorandum of Agreement replaces Chapter By-Laws and serves to assure SCNA

Chapters function in line with SCNA by-laws, policies and Certificate of Incorporation.

II. Scope of Services:

A. Responsibilities of SCNA:

1. Provide opportunities to create new Chapters

2. Approve formation of new Chapters

3. Approve request to dissolve Chapters and move recommendations to Annual Meeting

4. Approve funding requests for Chapter Advancement Funds, based on recommendations of

Commission on Chapters.

5. Provide event management that includes:

i. Conduct site selection process including solicitation of bids from appropriate sites,

evaluation of submitted bid material on-site inspection of selected sites meeting event

criteria.

ii. Negotiate and sign all contracts and serve as official point of contact for the event.

iii. Receive speaker information from committees and sign speaking agreement and handle

all details of contract with speakers and obtain all needed forms for CE provision and

recording keeping. Standard SCNA agreement will include written confirmation to

speakers and/or sponsors to convey date, time, location, topic, to request required CE

information (objective/content documentation, biographical data form, handouts, etc…),

and to specify honorarium and travel arrangements (if applicable).

iv. Issue appropriate W-9 and 1099 to all speakers who are compensated through SCNA

v. Complete CE paperwork in partnership with the planning committee representative for

event upon receipt of speaker’s materials, and forward to SCNA Continuing Education

Provider Committee (CEPC) for review and issuance of American Nurses Credentialing

Center’s Commission on Accreditation criteria.

vi. Conduct site selection process including solicitation of bids from appropriate sites,

evaluation of submitted bid material on-site inspection of selected sites meeting event

criteria.

vii. Develop, print and mail event brochure if applicable for event (with advice and

consultation of chapter).

viii. Set final registration rates for conference, based on anticipated expenses and income,

and advice/consultation from chapter.

ix. Receive registration forms and fees; copy and prepare all materials for event.

x. Provide list of registrants for event and name-tags and assist with on-site registration

process.

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xi. Provide all materials related to CE process including CE Verification of Attendance, CE

Evaluation Forms and CE certificates.

xii. Provide additional on-site support for event needs.

xiii. Write letters of appreciation to speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors at the conclusion of

event.

xiv. Pay all associated expenses and develop a financial report on income and expenses to

share with the chapter chair and the SCNA Board of Directors.

xv. Summarize evaluation forms and maintain all CE related records.

6. Provide financial services to those Chapters having funds on deposit with SCNA – to include

filing all required IRS forms.

7. Provide membership information which is based on consent to participate forms and is

updated monthly via computer system.

8. Provide communications to chapter members as requested.

9. Provide quarterly space in SC Nurse.

10. Provide space in Annual Book of Reports.

11. Provide meeting space at 1821 Gadsden Street.

12. Provide telephone conference capability.

13. Archive materials as transmitted to SCNA.

14. Provide access to web with separate page on website. (Password- protected section for each

Chapter, if desired.)

15. Provide election services for Chapters.

16. Create Roles and Position Standards for Chapter Executive Committee membership.

B. Responsibilities of SCNA Chapters

1. Ensure that all Chapter members are members of SCNA/ANA

2. Provide members as requested by SCNA to serve on a variety of committees, currently

including:

i. Legislative Committee

ii. SCNA Convention Planning Team

3. Provide SCNA with names for election to Chapter Officer positions, using the SCNA

Election Calendar

4. Comply with Chapter Executive Committee structure in SCNA Roles & Positions

5. Comply with Finance Policy and Procedure Section of SCNA Board of Directors and

Committee Manual.

6. Provide the following for events:

i. Identify purpose, objective and agenda, recommend content, topics, speakers, and share

all speaker contact with SCNA staff.

ii. Make recommendations for workshop site. Final decision made by SCNA Staff.

iii. Obtain commitment from sponsors willing to underwrite speakers. Must use appropriate

forms from SCNA for sponsorship and other financial support.

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iv. Develop workshop budget.

v. Provide report to appropriate commission chair regarding workshop plans.

vi. Provide list of suggested exhibitors and sponsors.

vii. Make recommendations regarding brochure for workshop. All event marketing will

come through SCNA.

viii. Designate a person to complete required continuing education forms for submission to

SCNA Continuing Education Provider Committee (CEPC) in close partnership with

SCNA staff.

ix. Assist staff with on-site implementation (i.e.: introduction of speakers, registration

check-in, CE moderating activities, etc.).

7. Adhere to Balanced Budget Policy for Projects of SCNA Chapter found in the most recent

edition of the SCNA Board of Directors and Committee Manual

8. Transmit to SCNA all consent to participate forms obtained at chapter-level meetings.

9. Those Chapters without funds on deposit with SCNA will provide all requested information

to SCNA and file their own necessary IRS forms.

III. Terms and Conditions:

A. This agreement shall be effective November 16, 2012 or when all parties have signed, whichever

is later.

B. SCNA will review this MOA annually. Any cause, default or negligence on the part of an SCNA

Chapter at any time may result in dissolution of this agreement.

C. The MOA will be re-executed at the election of New SCNA President and New Commission

Chair- SCNA Chapters

D. Amendment. Any changes to this MOA, which are mutually agreed upon between SCNA and

SCNA Chapters, shall be incorporated in written amendment to this MOA and will not become

effective until the amendment is signed by each party.

AS TO SCNA

BY: ______________________________

Vicki C. Green, MSN, APRN, BC

SCNA President

DATE: ___________________________

AS TO SCNA Chapters

BY: ______________________________

Ellen Duncan, RN

Commission Chair SCNA Chapters

DATE: ____________________________

THIS AGREEMENT IS NOT OFFICIAL AND BINDING UNTIL SIGNED BY SCNA CEO.

_________________________________________

DATE: ____________________________

_________________________________________

Judith C. Thompson

CEO

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SCNA LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

2012-2014

The South Carolina Nurses Association has among its purposes:

1) To promote the quality of life and health care for all people

2) To foster the nursing profession as a leading, positive force in the health care delivery system

To achieve these broad purposes, the SCNA will provide leadership in the legislative and public policy arena

To promote the quality of life and health care for all people in South Carolina, SCNA will:

1) Promote access to and delivery of safe, cost effective, quality health services for the public

2) Protect nursing care services to the public with emphasis in the licensed nurses’ roles as qualified

providers of healthcare services

3) Support equal rights and opportunities for all peoples unrestricted by consideration of age, color,

creed, disability, gender, health status, lifestyle, nationality, race, religion, or sexual orientation

4) Support legislation that promotes and protects environmental health in the home, at the worksite, in

the community

5) Initiate and/or support legislation to assure comprehensive health care services to all people,

especially vulnerable populations

To foster the nursing profession in its role as a provider, leader, and collaborator in the health care

delivery system, SCNA will:

1) Initiate, monitor and respond to all activity which would affect the practice of nursing

2) Assure nursing participation in planning, development, and evaluation of policies related to

health care

3) Support and protect the rights of nurses in the workplace

4) Initiate and support the procurement of public and private funding for nursing education and nursing

research

Adopted:

November 15, 2002 SCNA House of Delegates

November 11, 2006 SCNA Annual Meeting

Revised and Approved:

October 25, 2008 SCNA Annual Meeting

October 23, 2010 SCNA Annual Meeting

September 22, 2012 SCNA Annual Meeting

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SCNA LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

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The South Carolina Nurses Association has among its purposes:

1) To promote the quality of life and health care for all people

2) To foster the nursing profession as a leading, positive force in the health care delivery system

To achieve these broad purposes, the SCNA will provide leadership in the legislative and public policy arena

To promote the quality of life and health care for all people in South Carolina, SCNA will:

1) Promote access to and delivery of safe, cost effective, quality health services for the public

2) Protect nursing care services to the public with emphasis in the licensed nurses’ roles as qualified

providers of healthcare services

3) Support equal rights and opportunities for all peoples unrestricted by consideration of age, color, creed,

disability, gender, health status, lifestyle, nationality, race, religion, or sexual orientation

4) Support legislation that promotes and protects environmental health in the home, at the worksite, in the

community

5) Initiate and/or support legislation to assure comprehensive health care services to all people, especially

vulnerable populations

To foster the nursing profession in its role as a provider, leader, and collaborator in the health care

delivery system, SCNA will:

1) Initiate, monitor and respond to all activity which would affect the practice of nursing

2) Assure nursing participation in planning, development, and evaluation of policies related to health care

3) Support and protect the rights of nurses in the workplace

4) Initiate and support the procurement of public and private funding for nursing education and nursing

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OATH OF OFFICE

FOR

BOARD MEMBER AND CHAPTER OFFICERS

SCNA

Will all newly elected Board members, all continuing Board members, all newly elected Chapter Officers,

and all continuing Chapter Officers, please come to the front of the room. Please turn to face the members

of SCNA and raise your right hand:

“Will you, as officially elected representatives of the South Carolina Nurses Association, promise to execute

to the best of your ability all the responsibilities of your office, to attend all meetings faithfully; To use

your position for the advancement of the Nursing Profession; To uphold the Code of Ethics for Nurses with

Interpretative Statements, 2001; and to provide to all leadership and careful stewardship of SCNA on behalf

of the membership as you are able.”

If you agree to all these requirements of your role, please answer, I WILL.

________________________________________

CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENT

TO BE READ BEFORE EACH MEETING OF THE SCNA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

If anyone has a conflict of interest, or what might be perceived as a conflict of interest, on any topic on the

agenda, you should disclose that to me or at the beginning of the agenda item so that the board can address

it. A conflict of interest can be financial, or it can involve interests that you might have in other organizations

or with respect to particular people, when such interests are related to discussion or decisions of the board of

directors.

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South Carolina Nurses Association

Understanding of Duties and Agreement to Serve

Duty of Care; Duty of Loyalty, Duty of Obedience, a legal document

October 2014

As a member of the board or committee specified below my signature, I ________________ acknowledge

that service on a board or committee is an important volunteer position which requires much dedication. My

execution of this document (hereinafter “Agreement”) evidences my understanding that these duties outlined

herein are essential to the post and indicates my promise to fulfill the obligations and duties of this position.

Duties:

I understand that I will be expected to carry out the duties and adhere to the policies as written in the Book

of Positions and Policy Manual or directions specific to the board or committee on which I serve;

Attendance and Participation:

I understand and agree to commit the time, talent and energy necessary to further the work of the board or

committee and the mission of the SCNA. As such, I understand that my attendance will be required at board

and other meetings and I will arrange my schedule accordingly to meet this obligation. I will prepare for

meetings in advance and participate in discussions;

Conflicts of Interest:

In addition to my commitment to engage in behavior that is in accord with The Code of Ethics for Nurses

with Interpretative Statements, 2001, I shall also engage in behavior that is legal, ethical and consistent with

the mission and values of the SCNA. In keeping with these behaviors, I agree that I will not intentionally

derive any personal profit or gain, directly or indirectly by reason of my position within SCNA. I will avoid

all situations in which my private interests may conflict with the interests of SCNA and I will be mindful of

and seek to avoid conduct that could reasonably be construed as a conflict of interest. I understand that I will

also be required to sign an Anti-Trust statement at the beginning of each meeting of the Board of Directors;

Authority of Individual Board Members:

I understand that no individual board or committee members can bind or commit the SCNA to contractual,

financial or other obligations.

I have read and agree to all of the above:

Signed: ___________________________________

Date: _______________________

Office: ____________________________________

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ANTI-TRUST STATEMENT

I have been asked to remind all of you in attendance that various state and federal laws prohibit the

exchange of information among competitors regarding matters pertaining to price, refusals to deal, market

division, tying relationships and other topics which might infringe upon antitrust regulations, and that no

such exchange or discussion will be tolerated during this meeting.

These guidelines apply not only to the formal meeting sessions, but also to informal discussions during

breaks, meals, or social gatherings.

Thank you for your cooperation. President, SCNA

Meeting Date _________________________

Purpose of Meeting ____________________________________

ATTENDEES SIGNATURE REQUIRED:

1. 21.

2. 22.

3. 23.

4. 24.

5. 25.

6. 26.

7. 27.

8. 28.

9. 29.

10. 30.

11. 31.

12. 32.

13. 33.

14. 34.

15. 35.

16. 36.

17. 37.

18. 38.

19. 39.

20. 40.

Approved for Use in July 2004

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2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS, CHAPTER OFFICERS, AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS

President: Vicki Green

President-Elect: Connie Varn

Treasurer: Alice Wyatt

Secretary: Stanley Harris

Commission Chair – Public Policy/Legislation:

Sheryl Mitchell

Commission Chair–Professional Advocacy and

Development: Selina Hunt McKinney

Commission Chair – SCNA Chapters: Ellen Duncan

Director, Seat 1: Peggy Dulaney

Director, Seat 2: Heather Hyatt Dolan

SNA-SC Representative (Ex-Officio) Lauren Bailey

SCNF President (Ex-Officio) Bernice Daugherty

APRN Chapter

Chair: Ellen Riddle

Vice Chair: Ingrid Pearson

Secretary/Treasurer: Tonya Sellers

Secretary/: Robin McAbee

Member at Large:

Kahlil Demonbreun

Member at Large: Rhonda Parker

Community Public Health

Chapter

Chair: Susan Clark

Vice Chair: Michele Myer

Secretary/Treasurer: Jeannette Jones

Member at Large: Angie Olawsky

Member at Large: Jane Richter

Edisto Chapter

Chair: Cheryl Prickett

Vice Chair: vacant

Secretary/Treasurer: vacant

Member at Large: Stanley Harris

Member at Large: Pinkey Carter

Nurse Educator Chapter

Chair: Brian Conner

Vice Chair: Pam Collins

Secretary/Treasurer: Kate Chappell

Member at Large: Shannon Smith

Member at Large: Vacant

Piedmont Chapter

Chair: Melissa Black

Vice Chair: Norma Gaffney

Secretary/Treasurer: Robin McAbee

Member at Large: Sue Mobley

Member at Large: Vacant

Psychiatric-Mental Health

Chapter

Chair: David Hodson

Vice Chair: Sylvia Whiting

Secretary: Liz Brown

Member at Large:

Vanessa Thompson

Member at Large:

Tina Hunt-McKinney

Women and Children’s Health

Chapter

Chair: Lois Hasan

Vice Chair: Bonnie Holaday

Secretary: Gloria Bacote

Member at Large: Debra Moynihan

Member at Large: Nancy Burgess

Legislative Committee Co-Chairs:

Stephanie Burgess and

Maggie Johnson

Finance Committee Chair:

Alice Wyatt

Continuing Education Approver

Committee (CEAC) Chair:

Lawrence Eberlin

Continuing Education Provider

Committee (CEPC) Chair:

Mary Wessinger

Peer Assistance Program In

Nursing (PAPIN) Co-Chairs:

Peggy Dulaney &

Betty Dobbs-Funk

Nomination Committee Chair and

Committee:

Lois Hasan-Chair, Peggy Dulaney,

Susan Clark, Heather Hyatt Dolan,

and Ellen Riddle

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Christy Adams

Miranda Adams

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Ellen Adkins

Mary Justice Aguirre

Jennifer Ahlin

Ann Alexander

Judith Alexander

Lyn Alexander

Robert Allen

Dwayne Alleyne

Marcia Alleyne

Linda Alwine

Elaine Amella

Roxanne Amerson

Cynthia Anderson

Jane Anderson

Jo Ellen Anderson

Rebecca Anderson

Veronica Anderson

Jeannette Andrews

Mary Andrews

Diane Angelini

Robbi Angle

Sally Ani

Candyce Antley

Teresa Antley

Kelly Arashin

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Patricia Armstrong

Geogia Arnold

Dianne Arrowsmith

Danielle Ashbaugh

Mary Ashmore

Catherine Aska-Curtis

Fredrick Astle

Heather Atkins

Effie Atkinson

Debra Austin

Lennie Austin

Ellen Babilon

Vincent Baccari

Gloria Bacote

Jaqueline Baer

Andrea Bailey

Jessica Bailey

Kenneth Bailey

Leanne Bailey

Joan Bainer

Anita Bainum

Wanda Baker

Wendy Baker

Beverly Baliko

Julia Ball

Virginia Ballentine

Shirley Bannister

Janae Barberio

Cornelia Barbour

Barbara Barham

Marilyn Barnes

Andrietta Barnett

Dawn Barnwell

Lauralee Barrett

Valorie Barrett

Patricia Barrineau

Rhonda Barry

Myra Barwick

Gertrude Bassey

Denise Batchelor

Rosemarie Battaglia

Elizabeth Batten

Connie Battleson

Pamela Baucum

Cynthia Baumeister

Jodi Bazzle

Rebekah Beagles

Gwen Beall

Elizabeth Bear

Sharon Beasley

April Beck

Donna Becker

Randy Beckett

Heather Belcourt

Janelle Belk

Brenda Bell

Jennifer Bell

Jettiva Belton

Laine Bennett

Kathrene Berger

Carol Berry

Teressa Berry

Janice Best

Gaye Betcher

Susan Beylotte

Pia Biason-Webb

Pamela Binns-Turner

Anita Bishop

Gayle Bishop

Robin Bissinger

Ann Bivens

Melissa Black

Jane Blackwell

Nina Blanton

Treva Blanton

Jeannie Bock

Anneke Bogardus

Lynn Bogart

Krystal Boggess

Julie Boggs

Mary Bogner

Reynaldo Bolatete

Lecia Bonaparte

Sharon Bond

Phyllis Bonham

Nenette Borja

Minerva Boseman

Michele Bossi

Edith Bostic

Mark Boswell

Lillian Bouknight

Rosemary Bouvette

Gloria Bowden

Audrey Bowen

Julie Bowers

Teresa Bowers

Lori Boyd

Mary Boyd

Mary Boykin

Yolanda Bradley

Suzanne Bradshaw

Sherrill Bradsher

Susan Brady

Patricia Brame

Ann Branham

Charlotte Branyon

Stacey Branyon

Lisa Bratton

Peggy Brazell

Janine Brenton

Weatherly Brice

Catherine Brickley

Eria Bridgeman

Marie Bridges

Lester Brigman

Richard Brinson

Maureen Briody

Margaret Bristow

Melanie Broadwell

Rory Brodie

Barbara Brooks

Rhonda Broom

Patti Brotherton

Carol Brown

Catherine Brown

Christopher Brown

Elizabeth Brown

Elmer Brown

Karen Brown

Laurie Brown

Mary Brown

Rose Brown

Sarah Brown

Teresa Brown

Kathryn Browning

Sanquinette Brownlee

Algie Bryant

Tonya Bryant

Karen Bryson

Felicia Buchanan

Diane Budnick

Sharon Bullard

Christina Bunke

Carrie Burgess

Nancy Burgess

Stephanie Burgess

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Staci Burrell

Rebecca Burrows

David Burton

Debra Burton

Patricia Burton

Allison Buryk

Linda Buster

Sara (Ginger) Butler-

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Brenda Byrd

Elaine Cain

Toriah Caldwell

Deborah Camak

Cynthia Campbell

Hope Campbell

Sarah Campos

Patricia Cannon

Lejune Cantrell

Pamela Capel

Demetria Capone

Janet Caputo

Maria Cardenas

Cheryl Carlson

Laura Carlson

Earline Carn-Dockery

Victoria Carpenter

Rebecca Carr

Donna Carrillo

Alice Carter

Amber Carter

Pinkey Carter

Lara Carver

Melanie Cason

Beverly Cassady

Erin Castellano

Gibson Cates

Richard Cates

Theresa Caton

Ann Caughman

Romico Caughman

Christina Causey

Donna Causey

Miriam Cauthen

Patricia Celley

Vicki Chadwick

Theresa Chandler

Katherine Chappell

Thomas Chappell

Amanda Charlton

Jennifer Cheek

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Barbara Chesley

Joyce Chisolm

Doris Chitwood

Maria Choudhary

Pat Christensen

Betty Christeson

Christy Cimineri

Mary Clark

Susan Clark

Sandra Clontz

Grant Cluxton

Charisse Cockfield

Evelyn Coe

Cecilia Cogdell

Gail Cohen

Amanda Coleburn

Michael Coleman

Winifred Coleman

Courtney Collier

Ever Collier

Beverly Collins

Dolores Collins

Pam Collins

Peggy Collins

Sandra Collins

Lisa Cometto

Mary Conlon

Brian Conner

Margaret Conway-Orgel

Barbara Cook

Diane Cook

Jessica Cook

Julia Coons

Crystal Cooper

Pansy Cooper

Shirley Cooper

Ramona Copeland

Shelly Cordum

Marcia Coster-Schulz

Melissa Cothran

Yaritza Cotto

Vianna Cottrell

Sheri Couch

Ann Cox

DeAnna Cox

Jacquelyn Cox

Mary Cox

Andrea Coyle

Siri Craft

Brenda Craig

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Donna Crain

Ethel Crane

Mary Creed

Rebecca Crichton

LaVerne Crider

Mildred Crispyn

Susan Croteau

Sandra Crow

Jacqueline Crowell

Jaime Cuff

Crystal Culbertson

Janice Cullen

Jan Cullipher

Mary Culross

Dorothy Cumbey

Tiffany Cummings

Jamie Cunningham

Teshieka Curtis

Nina Cuttler

Meredith D’Agostino

Nira Daleda

Meredith Daly

Ann Daniels

Delois Daniels

Molly Dannelly

Bernice Daugherty

A. Priscilla Davis

Angie Davis

Gwen Davis

Kenneth Davis

M Jerdone Davis

Niovia Davis

Veronica Deas

Cathleen DeBurton

Susan Della Rocca

Kahlil Demonbreun

Kimberlie Denmark

Patricia Derajtys

Sarah Derrick

Kathleen Desorcy

Dagmar Devlin

Mary DeWitt

Margaret Diamond

Anna Dickens

Kathleen Dicks

Teresa Dietz

Laura Dillon

Judy Dillow

Donna Diluna

Donna Dixon

Audrey Dobberfuhl

Emily Dobbins

Betty Dobbs-Funk

Annemarie Donato

Tammy Dorociak

Gaye Douglas

Janet Douglass

Shaquinda Dowdle

Lisa Dozier

Pamela Dozier

Sandra DuBose

Carolyn Duff

Barbara Dugger

Lynn Duke

Peggy Dulaney

Michael Dumas

Ellen Duncan

Darlene Dunlap

Jeannie Dunn

Annette Dunphy

Diane Dupuis

Teresa Durden

Nancy Durham

Allison Dwyer

Christina Dye

Jillian Eaddy

Marilyn Earle

Donald Eberhardt

Lawrence Eberlin

Mildred Eberlin

France Echols

Susan Ecklund

Martha Eddings

Brenda Edwards

John Edwards

Julie Edwards

Martha Edwards

Mary Edwards

Melanie Edwards

Julie Eggert

Sonya Ehrhardt

Sherry Eisom

Susan Eledge

Robin Elliott

Susan Elliott

Anacorita Ellisor

Tonjia Elrod

Natalie Emanuel

Lynn Eppley

Michele Etzkorn

Susan Evans

Tempie Evans


Kimberly Fairchild

Shannon Falzone

Anne Farish

Linda Farrell

Ward Faulkenberry

Christine Feisthamel

D Felder

Jacqueline Felder

Gwendolyn Felton

Theresa Fereday

Cheryl Fieldhouse

Jessica Fields

Sharon Files

Nancy Finch

Tammy Finney

Mary Fischer

Christine Fisher

Odette Fisher-Glover

Mona Flanigan

Jane Fleischer

David Fletcher

Queen Flowers

Cynthia Floyd

Joy Floyd

Laura Floyd

Lisa Floyd

Darlene Fludd

Malissa Flynt

Bonnie Fogle

Sharon Fogle

Ann Fonville

Amanda Forbus

Gail Ford

Brandon Foster

Jacqui Foster

Bonnie Foulois

Gloria Fowler

Melony Fowler

Regina Franco

Suzanne Freeman

Tiffany Frialde

Ross Fulcher

Janet Fuller

Dody Fullex

Charlene Fulton

Catherine Gaesser

Norma Gaffney

Jeanine Gage

Gladys Gaillard-Mcbride

Carolann Galbreath

Laura Gallagher

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Gloria Gann

Leigh Garbett

Shaunda Gardner

Stelyana Garova

Donna Garrett

Rhonda Garris

Susan Garro Bissette

Tishana Gary

Donna Gause

Christina Geiger

Tina General

Rachael George-

Odutayo

Tammy Giacometti

Katharine Gibb

Debra Gibbs

Lynette Gibson

Kimberly Gifford

Annie Gilchrist-Settles

Stacy Gilliard

Sandra Gillispie

Kelly M Gilmore

Kim Gilmore

Maritza Gimenez

Jeannette Glenn

Stacey Goelz

Connie Goff

Rachel Golub

Precious Goode

Patricia Goodman

Jessica Goodright

Amy Goodson

Donna Goodson

Kristen Goodwin

Jo Gordon

Betty Gore

Victoria Gore

Mariola Gorska

Ginger Gossett

Grete Gower

Daniel Gracie

Almeda Graham

Darlene Graham

Iona Graham

Sandra Graham

Kathryn Gramling

Alicia Grant

Margaret Grant

Mary Grass

Gretchen Gravel

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Temisha Grayson

Charlotte Grecco

Alicia Green

Heather Green

Marilyn Green

Shirley Green

Tracie Green

Vicki Green

Wendy Green

Jennifer Green-Bazzle

Susan Greene

Willie Greene

Brenda Greer

James Gregory

Karen Gregory

Toni Gregory

Marian Grier

Bretton Griffin

janet griffin

Margaretta Grimm

Janet Grossman

Susan Grubbs

Greta Gue

Freida Guilford

Barbara Gulesserian

Warner

Holly Gwaltney

Kathlyn Haddock

Janice Hage

Matthew Haigh

Sandra Hale

Barbara Hall

Marlena Hamm

Anita Hammerbeck

Sarah Hammett

Heather Hannon

Catherine Hansen

McKenzie Hansen

Suzanne Hansen

Marcia Hansen-

Mccauley

Keera Harasimowicz

Roscia Hardee

Laurie Harden

Karen Hardin

Theresa Hardwick

Karen Hardy

Mary Harper

Diane Harrell

Natasha Harris

Petual Harris

Staci Harris

Stanley Harris

Adrena Harrison

Maribeth Harrison

Victoria Harrison

Cynd Hartman

Valerie Harts

Carol Hartwig

Lois Hasan

Wendy Hatchell

Emma Hatfield

Gail Havens

Kristen Hawkins

Virginia Hawkins

Rita Hayek

Marcia Hayes

Bonnie Haynes

Sherry Hazen

Patricia Head

Dorothy Heard

Tiffany Heath

Lisa Heenehan

Betty Hei

Margaret Heim

Laura Hein

Sue Heiney

Kristin Heins

Irene Helms

Bennie Henderson

Christopher Henderson

Dawn Henderson

Heather Henderson

Mark Hendricks

Donna Hendrix

Anthia Henry

Joan Herbert

Debbie Herman

Jo Anne Herman

Brenda Herrmann

Dawne Hershberger

Paul Hess

Eve Hewitt

Peggy Hewlett

John Hickey

Maureen Hickey

Joyce Hickman

Carnella Hickson

James Hill

Jimmy Hill

Dorothy Hines


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Veronica Hinkle

Melissa Hixenbaugh

Vanyen Ho

Gregory Hobbs

Julia Hobson

Linda Hodge

David Hodson

Diane Hogan

Kathy Hogan

Bonnie Holaday

Monica Holbert

Gabriele Holder

Sheila Holdford

Ann Hollerbach

Elizabeth Holmes

Hannah Holmes

Marianne Holmes

Regina Holmes

Rita Holmes

Jessica Holt

Jean Hooper

Nelda Hope

Deborah Hopla

Carol Hornbuckle

Leonora Horton

Muriel Horton

Kathleen Hosey

Carrie Hoshour

Margaret Houck

Lynda Houston

Catherine Howard

Karen Howard

Simone Howe

Lisa Howell

Paul Hubbard

Eileen Hubler

Willie Hucks

Nancy Hudson

Shannon Hudson

Hazelmarie Huff

Michael Huggins

Pamela Hughes

Linda Hulbert

Tara Hulsey

Laura Hunnicutt

Sue Hunter

Mila Hunt-Slamow

Michelle Hutchinson

Olin Hutto

Heather Hyatt Dolan

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Judith Inabinet

Vidya Iyer

Allison Jackson

Brenda Jackson

Tamiko Jackson

Tonda Jackson

Dianne Jacobs

Donna Jacobs

Leigh Jacobs

Linda Jacobs

Carrie James

Julia James

Sherry James

Shirley James

Stephanie James

Gina Jamison

Jerlene Jasper

Daria Jeffers, RN

Coretta Jenerette

Carolyn L. Jenkins

Carolyn M. Jenkins

Roberta Jennings

Lindsey Jernigan

Bonita Johnson

Bonne Johnson

Donna Johnson

Edna Johnson

Jessica Johnson

Julia Johnson

Margaret Johnson

Merrilyn Johnson

Pamela Johnson

Patricia Johnson

Pierrene Johnson

Rebecca Johnson

Vincent Johnson

Yashika Johnson

Linda Johnston

Anna Jonason

Carolyn Jones

Debbie Jones

Dianna Jones

Gail Jones

Jeanette Jones

Karen Jones

Katherine Jones

Lena Jones

Connie Jordan

Amelia Joseph

Lori Juarez

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Leslie Justice

Jennifer Justus

Alice Kamin

Pamela Karabin

Cynthia Karmasin

Kirsten Kasko

Dana Kay

Mary Kayrouz

Rose Kearney-Nunnery

Hazel Keels

Tracy Keisling

Tracy Kelecava

Teresa Kelechi

Lori Keller

Nanette Kelly

Tim Kelly

Lynette Kemp

Bernice Kennedy

Bryan Kennedy

Coleen Kennedy

Thomas Kennedy

Elizabeth Kiesling

Colleen Kilgore

Megan Kinard

Donna King

Juli King

Marietta King

Mary King

Robert Kingsbury

Audrey Kingsford

Catrina Kinsey

Gail Kirby

Catherine Kirton

Arnell Kithcart

Kristin Klimbal

Kay Kluttz

Barbara Knab

Jessica Knebel

Elizabeth Knight

Melissa Knight

Shirley Knight

Virginia Knight

Marguerite Knox

Marilynn Koerber

Vivian Koon

Kimberly Koors

Anita Korbe

Erin Kosak

Margaret Kroposki

Andrew Krueger

Sharon Kubischke

Katie Kundinger

Barbara Kurent-Byrum

Rhonda Kuykendall

Juliana Lacandalo

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Marilyn Laken

Joyce Lambert

Dorit Lamparter

Amy Lamprecht

Angela Landis

Andrew Lane

Elaine Lang

Lisa Langdale

Amanda Langford

Catherine Langford

Marian Larisey

Elizabeth Lawson

Debra Layer

Julianna Layfield

Michelle Ledford

Amy Lee

Ann Lee

Clare Lee

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Lori Lee

Margaret Lee

Aimee Lehman

Janet Leipelt

Shelley Lemerande

Sharon Lemmonds

Christopher Lemon

Cynthia Lenz

Shandel Leonard

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Marianne Lewis

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Michelle Liken

Jane Link

Brooke Lintern

Amelia Little

Amanda Lloyd

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Barbara Logan

Debbie Lomax-Franklin

Frances Long

Lori Long

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Renatta Loquist

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Valentina Love

Jaykia Lowe

Laura Lowe

Linda Lowery

Karen Lucktenberg

Sylvia Lufkin

Stephanie Luper

Michelle Lusk

Trang Lusk

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Debra Lynch

Nancy Lynn

Shakira Lynn

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Susan Lyons

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Donna Macaleer

Cynthia MacDonald

Paulette Macdougall

April Maciver

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Betty Macleod

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Aindrea Maddray

Maria Madeo

Ellen Madsen

Gayenell Magwood

Susan Mahle

Norma Maine

Linda Maines

Barbara Mandot

Kimberly Manley

Lynne Mann

Sherrie Mannarino

Patricia Marcus

Benjamin Marett

Francine Margolius

Alison Markham

Heather Marlowe

Andrea Marshall

Mary Marshall

Cheryl Martin

Christina Martin

Mary Martin

Deborah Martin-Sexton

Mary Martof

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Catherine Mattingly

Evelyn May

Erin Mays

Paula McAbee

Amanda McAdams

Margaret McClinton

Tammy McConnell

Jean McCormick

Bonita McCray

Marian McCray

Troy McCurry

Melissa McDaniel

Bouvia McDaniel-Jones

Leslie Mcdill

Joanne McDonnell

Betsy McDowell

Joyce McDowell

Liz McDowell

Cheri McElwee

Barbara McGeachie

Valencia McIlwain

Tonya McKenzie

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Selina McKinney

Tamara McKinney

Paul McKnight

Sylvia McKoy

Leslie McLamb

Kathleen McLaughlin

Brenda McLellan

Candi McLeod

Lisa McManus

Delores McNeil

Susan McWilliam

Angela Mearns

Kimberly Medlin

Dana Medlock

Domenica Meilinger

Kay Melba

Norma Melcolm

Bonnie Mello

Mary Merrill

Sheri Mertins

Jill Messenger

Sandra Messer

DeAnne Messias

Linda Mestler

Janne Middleton

Colleen Miele

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Nancy Miller

Nichole Miller

Sheila D P Miller

Syreeta Miller

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Henretta Milton

Sherry Minikiewicz

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Ellen Mishra

Carlon Mitchell

Kim Mitchell

Lucille Mitchell

Sheryl Mitchell

Carol Mitchell-Hamilton

Helen Mitchem

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Patricia Molloy

Lillian Mood

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Janice Moore

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Leanne Morris

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Lori Morrow

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Kathleen Moser

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Debra Moynihan

Sonja Muckenfuss

Annie Muller

Brenda Murphy

Nancy Murphy

Catherine Murton

Ruth Mustard

Michelle Myer

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Farahnaz Nafisy

Kelly Nagel

Deborah Natvig

Lesa Naughton

Robin Nazzaro

Oonagh Nechodom

Lauren Neese

Janice Negron

Marsha Nelson

Lynne Nemeth

Cheryl Neuner

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Kitra Nichols

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Angela Nordmann

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Nancy Ofendo Reyes

Cheryl O’Hara

Angela Olawsky

Nancy Oliver

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Darlene Orcutt

Chilo Orr

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Pamela OToole

Susan Outen

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Gretchen Overstolz

Alice Overstreet

Amanda Owens

Kimberly Owens

Virginia Owens

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Frances Pach

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Kimberley Parker

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Rhonda Parker

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Martha Pavelek

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Rachel Payne

Ingrid Pearson

Kathryn Pearson

Dawn Pender

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Kirstin Pennington

Pennie Peralta

Leann Perkins

Paula Perry

Ruth Perry

Elizabeth Petty

Lorrie Peyton

Pamela Phillips

Vickie Pigate

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Deronda Pitcher

Michelle Pittard

Catherine Pitts

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Nancy Powell

Kelly Powers

Phyllis Poyner

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Martha Pressley-Turner

Sabrina Preston-Leacock

Marianna Pretulak

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Cynthia Price

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Teresa Privett

Stephen Proctor

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Laura Putnam

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Jayne Quinn

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Denise Raney

Lesley Rathbun

Patricia Ravella

Sherrion Ray

Traci Ray

Phyllis Raynor

Lindsay Redd

Johnna Reed

Angela Reeves

Mary Elizabeth Register

Georgina Reid

Robert Reid

Elaine Reimels

Wanda Revis

Eva Reynolds

Jessica Reynolds

Elona Rhame

Rosalinde Rhynes

Shelby Rials

Michele Rice

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William Richburg

Jane Richter

Ellen Riddle

Pamela Ridley

Monica Riley

Michael Riordan

Janet Risley

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Kandice Rivers

Dottie Roberts

Lauren Roberts

Nancy Rockett

Mahalia Rodiguez

Catherine Rogers

Linda Rogers

Celeste Romp

David Roseboro

Mary Ross

Margaret Rowe

Carol Royals

Laurrie Rumpp

Melissa Runion

Pandora Ryant

Wanda Samake

Alissa Samoya

Rosemary Sanders

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Kathleen Scharer

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Farrah Schildknecht

Eva Schlachter

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Beth Schultz

Patricia Schumacher

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Lily Selassie

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Tonya Sellers

Loretta Shaffer

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Stacey Shaw

Barbara Shaw-Twining

Lisa Sheehan

Christopher Shelton

Linda Shenton

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Toni Silver

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Dianne Simonelli

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Terry Sims

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Patricia Smalls Brown

Patricia Smart

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Georgette Smith

Janice Smith

Jeffrey Smith

Latonya Smith

Mary Smith

Nancy Smith

Nandel Smith

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Pamela Smith

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Patsy Smith

Robin Smith

Roy Smith

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Sharmane Smith

Sharon Smith

Sharon E. Smith

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Theresa Smith

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Kristen Snowdeal

Angela Snowden

Elizabeth Snyder

Rita Snyder

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Elaine Sommer

Michael Sorrell

Karen Sorrow

Betty Sosbee

Robbie South

Jill Southerland

Margaret Spain

Kendra Speed

Ingrid Speer

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Jeanette Spence

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Paige Sprietsma

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Karen Standish

Ruth Stanton

Karen Staples

Holly Steele

Katie Steidle

Maryann Steinmetz

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Jacqueline Stephens

Jemme Stewart

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Dudleigh Stone

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Sally Stroud

Gail Stuart

Doreen Stubbs

Judy Stuck

Metzfe Sulyma

Catherine Sutton

Janan Sutton

Elizabeth Swanson

Sharon Swaringer-

Brockington

Edna Swartzbeck

Angela Swiggins-Woods

Schinitra Swinney

Joyce Swygert

Ellen Synovec

Laura Szadek

Heather Tanner

Connie Taylor

Margaret C. Taylor

Margaret Cone Taylor

Susan Taylor

Michelle Taylor-Smith

Juanita Thaxton

Barbara Thomas

Dakota Thomas

Donna Thomas

Judy Thomas

Monica Thomas

Patricia Thomas

Susan Thomas

Thais Thomas

Denise Thompson

Karen Thompson

Vanessa Thompson

Harriett Thornton

Jaclyn Thornton-

Lucchese

Jason Thrift

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Mona Thrift

Anita Throwe

Susan Thrower

Cami Tidwell

Angela Tilson

Amanda Timmons

Shirley Timmons

Karen Tipton

Betty Tisdale

Mary Tone

Gale Touger

Willie Mae Trapp

Marcellene Trask

Robin Traufler

Angela Tronco

Sandra Tucker

Deborah Turner

Lindsey Turnmeyer

Emilia Tynan

Connie Varn

Tammy Vaughan

Javan Vaughn

Jennifer Vaughn

Richard Vaught

Roberta Vedders

Patricia Versailles

Doris Vorlick

Samantha Wadford

Tonya Wagner

Carroll Waiboer

Patricia Waldrop

Raquel Kelly Walker

Tiffany Walker

Meghan Wallace

Patina Walton-Geer

Wing Wang

Anna Wannamaker

Denine Ward-Johnson

Cynthia Washington

Tiffany Washington

Shirlene Washington-

Mack

Louise Waszak

Emilienne Watonsi

Julia Watson

Kayla Watson

Roxie Watts

Mary Weaver

Lee Webb

Louanne Weber

Sheri Webster

Christina Weddington

Stephanie Weir

Dorothy Weiss

Charles Welch

Angela Welker

Chae’ Wellington

Linda Wells

Mary Wessinger

Alice West

Elizabeth West

Stacy West

Linda Westman

Margaret Wetsel

Holisa Wharton

Catherine Whelchel

Billie White

Florrie White

Rebecca White

Roberta Whiteaker

Myra Whiten

Sylvia Whiting

Cynthia Whittier

Robin Wideman

Miriam Wilchanovsky

Dayna Wilder

Amber Williams

April Williams

Bruce Williams

Calperta Williams

Denise Williams

Ernestine Williams

Gladys Williams

Hadiya Williams

Kathleen Williams

Lisa Williams

Mary Williams

Maxine Williams

Rita Williams

Sarah Williams

Sonya Williams

Susan Williams

Terry Williams

Tracey Williams

Virginia Williams

Jennifer Willis

Annie Wilson

Gina Wilson

Marsha Wilson

Melisa Wilson

Shannon Wilson

Victoria Wilson

Michael Winfree

Pamela Wise

Karen Witherspoon

Ruth Wittmann-Price

Jessica Wolfe

Donna Wolff

Bryan Wood

Eugene Woodall

Tina Woodard

Linda Woodfin-

Hightower

Angela Woods

Cindy Woods

Landace Woods

Anne Woodward

Duveen Woolbright

Elizabeth Woolridge

Heather Worsham

Lauren Worsham

Theresa Worten

Barbara Wright

Randy Wright

Sandra Wright

Susan Wrigley

Martha Wuest

Brenda Wulfekotte

Joanne Wuori

Alice Wyatt

Mary Wylie-Aquil

Lorryn Yager

Julia Yawn

Tammy Younan

Cathy Young-Jones

Lydia Zager

Nancy Zalas

Geoffrey Zander

Angela Zeigler

Suzanne Zelling

Shelly Ziegler

Sandra Zimmerman

Judith Zink

*This list was copied from the ANA Membership list as of August 18, 2014. SCNA regrets any errors that

may appear in the list.

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Annual Report

For report year 2014

Report for: President: Vicki Green

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE:

President

REPORTS TO:

Board of Directors, Annual Meeting

_____________________________________________________________________________________

DEFINITION:

Chair of the Board of Directors, Annual Meeting

PRIMARY PURPOSE: To chair the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Annual Meeting,

and to ensure that the organization abides by its bylaws and established

policies.

APPROVED: December, 1993

REVISED: February, 2000; March 2004; November 2004; November 2006;

January 2007; January 2009; May 30, 2012 to change Executive Director /

CEO language; February 2013

REVIEWED: November 2011

_____________________________________________________________________________________

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Preside over all meetings of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and the Annual

Meeting and apply principles of parliamentary procedure so that all business is conducted

properly.

2. Support and meet regularly with the CEO to review the organizational business and to prepare

agendas in a timely manner.

3. Report to the board and membership periodically.

4. Appoint Standing and Special Committees with the approval of the Board of Directors and

Serve as an ex-officio member of all committees except the Committee on Nominations.

5. Convene the Executive Committee on all personnel-related matters and to transact any SCNA

business between Board meetings.

6. Call special meetings of the Board of Directors. Special meetings may also be called by 20 %

of the Directors then in office. Special Meetings may not be called less than two days prior to

the meeting.

7. Train and otherwise prepare the President-Elect for the responsibilities of president.

8. Serves as a representative to ANA Membership Assembly.

9. Serves as official spokesperson and representative of SCNA.

10. Serves as ex-officio member of the SC Nurses Foundation (SCNF) Board of Trustees.

11. Attend all meetings of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Annual Meeting, Finance

Committee and the SCNF.

12. Creates agenda for Board meetings.

13. Represents SCNA on the State Board of Nursing Advisory Committee on Nursing (ACON)

Meetings

1. Attends all board of director, executive committee, and Annual Meetings.

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Number of Meetings 5

Board Meetings Attended: 5 out of 5 to date

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Current Year Activities: February 6th, first convention planning meeting. Connie Varn, President-Elect,

chairs the efforts of organizing the convention, with the invaluable guidance and close assistance of Rosie

Robinson. Thanks to the APRN Chapter for working to fill most of the sessions and to other chapters

sponsoring speakers to fill the rest of the sessions.

On Feb. 7-9, attended the SCMA Bioethics Committee Annual Retreat in Greenville, SC. The retreat

focused on the Ethical Issues of Accountable Care Organizations. John Ropp, MD from Hartsville SC and

chair of SCMA’s CSI (Care for the Seriously Ill) committee, shared information on the SC Partnership for

Health and its role in helping shape the direction for patient care in SC. The Bioethics Committee continues

its efforts on palliative care and education re: end-of-life healthcare decisions. National Healthcare Decision

Day was April 16th. SCNA sent an e-mail blast encouraging nurses to spread the information. For more

information, go to http://www.nhdd.org/.

Feb. 20, Attended a wonderful dinner for nursing leaders in SC, hosted by USC the night before the Mary

Ann Parson’s Lectureship - at Dean Jeanette Andrew’s beautiful lake home. It was a great evening for

networking and meeting with the keynote speaker, Dr. Diana Mason, President of the American Academy of

Nursing and one of nursing’s top policy experts.

In May, wrote 2 op-ed pieces - one for keeping Medicare Part D for prescriptions for the elderly (copy

following this report), and one for National Healthcare Decisions Day. Also, agreed to serve on the SCNF

nominating committee.

June 12-14, attended the ANA Membership Assembly in Washington, DC with Connie Varn, our Presidentelect,

and Judy Thompson, our CEO. The first day was the ANA Leadership Institute’s Holistic Nurse

Leadership seminar, presented by Dr. Sue Roe. The next 2 days were the ANA Membership Assembly. For

more information on the events of the Assembly, go to nursingworld.org.

July 9, attended the SCMA Bioethics Committee Meeting. In addition to regular business and planning for

the 2015 Committee retreat, we had a wonderful discussion on “White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures of the

Dark Side of Medicine” by Carl Elliott, MD.

Thanks for your support and allowing me to serve as your president….Vicki

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Annual Report

For report year 2014

Report for: President-Elect: Connie Varn

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE:

President-Elect

REPORTS TO:

Board of Directors, Annual Meeting

_____________________________________________________________________________________

DEFINITION:

Officer of SCNA

PRIMARY PURPOSE: To assume the duties of the President in his/her absence.

APPROVED: February 2013

REVISED:

REVIEWED:

_____________________________________________________________________________________

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. In the event of a vacancy occurring in the office of President, the President-Elect shall serve over

all meetings of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and the Annual Meeting. The

President-Elect shall apply principles of parliamentary procedure so that all business is conducted

properly until the next Annual Meeting or until a successor is elected.

2. Oversees and works with staff to assure the ongoing activities of the Annual Meeting. These

include the Nominating Process, Bylaws, References and Awards. Reports preparations to the

Board of Directors.

3. Attends all meetings of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and SCNA Annual Meeting.

4. In the absence of the SCNA Secretary at a Board of Directors meeting, Executive Committee

meeting or Annual Meeting, the President-Elect will assume the role of taking the official minutes

of that function.

5. Serves as a member of the SCNA Finance Committee.

6. Serves as second representative to ANA Membership Assembly.

7. Serves as SCNA representative to SCNF Board of Trustees.

Meetings

1. Attends all board of director, executive committee, and Annual Meetings.

Board Meetings Attended: 5 out of 5 to date

Current Year Activities: This has again been a very exciting year for SCNA and for nurses! I was honored

to represent SCNA and the nurses of South Carolina at the One Voice One Plan, Future of Nursing Action

Coalition, 2014 SC Nursing Summit meeting June2 and3 in Hilton Head. There was much rich dialogue

during the two day meeting! The vision for South Carolina to increase the number of BSN nurses is

providing SC with a very promising future! I am anxious to continue to be involved in this process to

provide a seamless education for nursing graduates.

It was also a privilege to represent the nurses of South Carolina at the ANA Membership Assembly this

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June. The “heartbeat” of nurses was combined is an outstanding cacophony of stringed instruments and

percussion instruments! I actually played a violin! We made beautiful music! Speakers were outstanding,

networking was exhilarating, and many special nurses received special recognition for their contribution

to nursing! Three dialogue forums were presented: APRN/RN Practice, Hospice/Palliative Care, and High

Performing Teams. Each table participated in the discussion and all comments were coalesced and presented

to the Assembly. Vicki Green presented the background on the APRN/RN Practice issue. South Carolina was

represented well! The most exciting event was the election of Pam Cipriano as the ANA President. It was an

honor and privilege to represent you the nurses of South Carolina! Thank you for the opportunity to serve!

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Annual Report

For report year 2014

Report for: Nominations and Elections Committee: Lois Hasan

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE:

Nominations and Elections Committee

REPORTS TO:

SCNA President -Elect

_____________________________________________________________________________________

DEFINITION:

An elected committee of five (5) members elected in even-numbered years all

serving 2-year terms. The person with the highest number of votes shall serve

as Chairperson.

PRIMARY PURPOSE: To conduct the SCNA nominating and election process for all elected

positions on the Board of Directors and designated elected Committees.

PROPOSED: May 1994

REVISED: July 2000; November 2004; November 2006; January 2009, September 12,

2009, February 17, 2012; May 30, 2012 to change Executive / CEO language;

February 2013

REVIEWED: January 2007, November 18, 2011

_____________________________________________________________________________________

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Call for Nominations

1. Send to each Committee, each SCNA Chapter, on or before February 1st of each year, the names

of Officers, Directors, Commission Chairs and members of the Nominations and Elections

Committee then serving and those eligible for re election and request from the Committees, SCNA

Chapters a list of names of members qualified and willing to serve if elected. Such lists shall

be signed by the chairperson or secretary of the respective organizational unit and returned no

later than April 15th. This Call for Nominations should also be published in the SC Nurse for the

membership.

2. Solicit additional names needed to complete the ticket in the event sufficient candidates are not

secured from the lists submitted by the Committees and Chapters.

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Nominations Process

1. Prepare a ticket of nominees for each vacancy to be filled. Any Member in good standing is

eligible for elected or appointed office in SCNA. Members shall be considered eligible in one

elected office in SCNA at any one time with the exception of the nominating committee and/or

SCNA Representatives and Alternates to ANA Membership Assembly or Chapter Officers.

2. Candidates for office shall meet established qualifications and shall consent to serve if elected.

All potential candidates will be given a copy of the Position Description for the office for which

the candidate is being asked to seek election. An individual member who meets the established

qualifications for an elected office may declare as a candidate by writing to the Secretary of

SCNA. The slate of candidates shall be published, in accordance with Article X, Section 3(a),

SCNA Bylaws, in the SC Nurse at least sixty (60) days before the Annual Membership Meeting of

SCNA. SCNA members shall be notified in writing in accordance with approved policy.

3. Present the tickets to the Board of Directors and then mailed/emailed to the Chair of each Chapter

and published in the official publication not later than August 1st.

4. Member may vote for a member whose name does not appear on the ballot by writing in the name

of that member, if the member is in good standing and has consented to serve if elected.

Schedule of Elections

1. Elections shall be held annually following the approved schedule: The President-Elect, Treasurer,

two (2) Director for Seat 1, Director Seat 2, the Chairperson of the Commission on SCNA

Chapters and five (5) members of the Nominating Committee shall be elected in the evennumbered

years. The Secretary, Chairperson of the Commission on Professional Advocacy and

Development, Chairperson of the Commission on Public Policy/Legislation, shall be elected in

odd-numbered years.

2. The terms of these Officers and members of the Nominating Committee shall commence at the

adjournment of the Annual Meeting following their election and shall continue for two (2) years or

until their successors are elected.

3. The number of SCNA Representatives and Alternates to ANA Membership Assembly allowed

by ANA, whom shall be the President and President-Elect, and a sufficient number of Alternates

shall be elected in the even-numbered years. SCNA Representatives and Alternates to ANA

Membership Assembly shall serve for a term of two (2) years or until a successor is elected.

Election Process

1. All elections shall be by secret ballot prior to the SCNA Annual Membership Meeting.

2. Election of Officers and others chosen by the membership shall be by electronic ballot, with

provision for those needing mailed ballots. Mailed ballots may be requested up to three weeks

before the Annual Meeting and are due back to the electronic voting provider by 2 weeks before

the Annual Meeting. SCNA will assist any eligible voter in obtaining a mailed ballot.

3. Each eligible voter shall be a member in good standing and shall be entitled to vote in the election.

Members in good standing for the purpose of the elections are members of SCNA for at least 2

full months dated from the 1st of the month prior to the month the election is held and who are up

to date on their dues. (Example: the election begins August 1, the individual must be a member

of SCNA continuously since June 1 of the same year. If the election begins on August 15 the

individual must be a member of SCNA continuously since June 1 of the same year.) Eligible

voters must continue to meet all the requirements of membership including being up to date on

their dues and be currently licensed as a registered nurse on the day that they vote.

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a. A list of current members will be published on the SCNA website prior to the first day of

balloting

b. It is up to the individual members to validate the information and to contact the SCNA staff

during regular business hours (as stated on the website) prior to voting if the member believes

that he/she was omitted from the voting list in error so that a correction can be made.

c. Any SCNA members in good standing may present evidence that there is an error in the list of

current members prior to the voting and up to the closing of the election.

d. Failure to notify SCNA of an error in the voting list prior to the closing of the vote is

considered a waiver of the member’s right to challenge the voting list or the election.

e. Failure to notify SCNA that the member is not on the voting list prior to the closing of the

vote is considered a waiver of the individual’s right to challenge the voting list or the election.

4. All ballots will be available for all eligible members at least four (4) weeks prior to the Annual

Meeting.

a. If the election is held by mail the CEO shall mail a ballot with two (2) return envelopes

enclosed to each member of the Association as follows: one (1) small sized envelope having

the word “BALLOT” printed thereon; and one (1) larger outer envelope, self-addressed and

bearing the printed name of the voter in the upper left hand corner. Detailed instructions and

biographical data on any candidate not listed in the official publication will accompany the

ballot.

b. A second ballot shall be sent to a member upon request provided a notarized statement

requesting a second ballot is received by headquarters office no later than one (1) week prior

to the deadline specified in the ballot instructions and with the agreement, that, if the original

ballot is received, it will be forwarded unopened to the authorized Tellers of the election.

Authorized Tellers of the election may be volunteer members of the Association or may be

an outside accounting firm used by SCNA. The CEO shall determine who will fill the role of

Tellers for each election. Headquarters shall notify the Tellers of the names of members to

whom a second ballot has been sent. In the event that the recipient of the second ballot shall

return two (2) ballots, both ballots shall be declared illegal and invalid.

c. Members may vote for persons other than those whose names appear on the ballot by writing

in the names of qualified candidates who have consented to serve if elected.

d. At least two (2) weeks before the last day of the Annual Meeting the marked ballots shall

be returned to the CEO of this association. Each ballot shall be sealed in the small envelope

which shall be enclosed in the outer envelope bearing the printed name of the voter in the

upper left hand corner. The CEO shall place the unopened envelopes containing the ballot in a

safe place and shall deliver them to the appointed Tellers upon request.

e. Tellers shall check the names of the voters on the outer envelopes against the list of members

entitled to vote discard the outer envelopes and deposit the inner sealed envelope in the ballot

box. The Tellers shall supervise the counting of the ballots and only those ballots cast in

accordance with the instructions shall be counted.

f. A plurality vote of those entitled to vote and voting shall constitute an election.

g. A nominee for office receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared elected.

h. The five (5) nominees for the Nominations and Election Committee who receive the highest

number of votes shall be declared elected. The nominee receiving the highest number of votes

for the Nominating Committee shall serve as its chair. The persons receiving the highest

number of votes in descending order for SCNA Representatives to the ANA Membership

Assembly and shall include the SCNA President and President - Elect, shall be declared

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elected SCNA Representatives to ANA Membership Assembly. The Alternates to the ANA

Membership Assembly shall be the remaining nominees in descending order.

i. In case of a tie, the choice shall be declared by lot.

j. The Chair of the Nominations and Election Committee shall report the results of the election

to the Annual Meeting.

k. All ballots, credentials of the voting body, and other records of the election shall be preserved

for one (1) year after the election.

l. If the election is held electronically provision will be made for ample notification of all

eligible members in good standing for use of the electronic voting system.

m. Any challenge to the elections shall be filed with the Chair of the Nominations and Elections

Committee within thirty (30) days of the announcement of the election results, which takes

place at the SCNA Annual Meeting. Failure to file a challenge within the 30 day timeframe

constitutes a waiver of the right to challenge. All challenges must be in writing by an SCNA

member eligible to vote. The challenge shall specify the nature of the complaint, including

any violation of SCNA Bylaws, procedures or the law, and explain the basis of why the

member believes the outcome of the election was affected by the conduct of the election

mentioned in the complaint.

(1.) Grounds for challenging an election may be based on:

a. Ineligible voters;

b. Procedures required for conducting the election were not followed;

c. Procedures or actions directly related to the election applied during the election

were unauthorized or contrary to applicable law;

d. The SCNA Bylaws and policies were not followed; AND

e. The action had a material impact on the outcome of the election

(2.) Process for addressing the election challenge:

All written challenges submitted by members eligible to vote are investigated by the

Nominations and Election Committee. The Chair of the Nominations and Elections

Committee shall chair the election challenge committee. The committee may hold a

hearing if they deem it necessary. The Nominations and Elections Committee, acting in

the role of the Election Challenge Review Committee, shall present their decision and

recommendations within 30 days after the filing of the challenge to the SCNA Board of

Directors. Decisions of the Election Challenge Review Committee may be appealed to

the full SCNA Board of Directors by filing written notice of such appeal within 10 days

after the decision is issued. Pending the decision of the SCNA Board of Directors, the

decision of the Election Challenge Review Committee will be in effect. The decision of

the SCNA Board of Directors is final.

a. If the election is challenged while in progress, it will continue unless a decision is

reached by the SCNA Board of Directors based on the Election Challenge Review

Committee recommendations to stop the election and declare it void.

b. If the election is challenged after it is completed, the officers chosen during the

election being challenged will take office and remain in office until a decision on

the challenge is reached OR until a new vote has been completed and new officers

selected. Those who are defeated in the new election will step down from office

on the date the official announcement is made and the winner (s) will take his/her

position(s).

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c. Challenging electronic elections: Absent proof of a technical or mechanical

irregularity, it shall be assumed that the electronic vote count is correct.

If the Board of Directors finds that there are sufficient grounds to hold a new election it

will set a date for the election and post in the next edition of the SC Nurse.

(3.) Grounds for challenging a voter:

A member who desires to challenge the right of another member or members to vote

should do so by presenting the challenge to the Nomination s and Elections Committee.

This should be done before the vote is cast. The grounds for challenging a voter are:

a. Not being a member in good standing and thus not an eligible voter

b. Using SCNA or Chapter funds or money, or anything of value donated by his/her

employer to finance their campaign

c. Acting on behalf of a competing organization to the detriment of the SCNA

d. Violating the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses

e. The burden of proof is on the challenged voter to show that he or she is an eligible

voter once a challenge is cast. Only members in good standing (dues are up to date

and hold a current nursing license) will be allowed to vote

f. No challenges will be acceptable after the vote is cast

(4.) Grounds for challenging a candidate:

Any SCNA member eligible to vote may contest a candidate’s fitness for office based

on:

a. Not being a member in good standing

b. Using SCNA or Chapter funds or money donated by his/her employer or anything

of value to finance their campaign

c. Acting on behalf of a competing organization to the detriment of SCNA

d. Violating the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses

Candidates for Office

1. Any member of SCNA eligible to vote may submit names of a candidate for office, if the person is

qualified and willing to serve.

2. The Nominations and Elections Committee shall prepare a slate of nominations for each office to

be filled. The utmost effort shall be made to have a slate of at least two nominees for each office to

be filled.

3. The Nominations and Elections Committee shall publish the slate in the SC NURSE and/or on the

SCNA web site before the election period.

4. The biography of each nominee shall be included with the ballot. If the nominee does not respond

to requests from the Nominations and Elections Committee for a biography and/or answers to any

questions designed to assist voters in their choices, the nominees name will be followed by these

words in all published materials: No Reply Received

5. The current number of Representatives to the ANA Membership Assembly is two (2). Each

representative and alternate will be elected for a two year term or until a successor is elected. A

representative shall not serve for more than two consecutive terms, exclusive of the President and

Chief Staff Officer, if an eligible voting member of SCNA. Alternates who serve more than one

year shall be considered to have served a term.

6. If the name of a member of the Nominations and Elections Committee is submitted as a suggested

candidate for the ballot of this Association, with the permission of that member, the member shall

resign from the Nominations and Elections Committee.

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7. All candidates must be members in good standing when they are approved for the slate or when

they are nominated by themselves or others for office. This includes write-in candidates.

8. The call for nominations must include the offices to be filled, the terms of office, how to nominate

and eligibility qualifications for nominees. Any changes to the nomination requirements must be

published in the SC Nurse and posted on line at www.scnurse.org prior to the first meeting of the

Nominations and Elections Committee.

9. If a candidate drops membership at any time from the time the slate is fixed through their time in

office they have 5 business days to correct/restore their membership once notified of the lapse by

the SCNA. If the membership is not restored, the candidate will not be eligible for the office prior

to the election and their name(s) will be removed from the ballot. Once on the ballot, they will

remain, however votes for the candidate will not be counted. If an elected candidate drops his/her

membership after the election the position will be considered a vacancy to be filled according to

SCNA bylaws.

Campaign Practices

1. The SCNA elections are currently held in advance of the SCNA Annual Meeting and the results of

the election are announced during the SCNA Annual Meeting at which time all elected members

shall take the oath of office in advance of the next SCNA year. SCNA provides two avenues for

informing the members of SCNA who is on the ballot for the current elections: the SC Nurse

newspaper and the SCNA web site. Information is also included in the materials attached to the

electronic voting system used by SCNA. Thus, SCNA has not had an extensive list of Campaign

Practices in it Policies and Positions for elections. Due to a continuous desire to be certain that all

areas of nominations and election issues are covered, these new Campaign Practices are added to

these materials covering nominations and elections.

a. No monies received by SCNA and or an SCNA Chapter from dues, assessments or similar

levies or anything of value, and no monies or services of a candidate or a candidate’s

employer shall be contributed or applied to promote a candidate for SCNA office.

b. If a candidate for office wishes to purchase a paid advertisement in the SC Nurse,

arrangements must be made to do so at the prevailing rate for advertisements. The SCNA staff

may assist a candidate in contacting the SC Nurse publisher.

c. All candidates will receive the same information about all policies for the elections.

d. Candidate shall refrain from negative campaigning and personal attacks on other candidates

and their supporters

e. Candidate shall not use the SCNA’s website and/ or any social media sites that may

exist including, but not limited to, SCNA Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts for

campaigning. Sites will be monitored and materials removed by the Nominations and

Elections Committee

f. SCNA staff will not package or distribute campaign literature. SCNA staff will not wear

promotional materials for any candidate.

g. Campaign promotional materials, including shopping or tote bag, may be distributed by

candidates and their supporters.

h. Any internal SCNA policies governing campaign practices and election procedures are to be

published in advance of the election process in the SC Nurse and on line.

i. Candidates shall ensure that any campaign material issued by the candidate or any supporter

contains the statement, “The content of this campaign material has been reviewed and

approved by “Candidate’s” Name.”

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j. Candidates may not use the SCNA logo and/or mission statement on campaign materials. If

there is a convention logo for a convention that will also include an SCNA Annual Meeting,

the logo for the convention may be included in any written ads. Use of the convention logo

does not imply endorsement by SCNA.

k. SCNA staff is not responsible for designing or disseminating campaign marketing

information for individual candidates of slates of candidates.

Number of Members: 5

Current Year Activities: The committee members completed all work through e-mail communication. We

had a poor response for SCNA Officers. Nominations were not received for Commission Chair SCNA

Chapters and Director Seat 2. The chapter officers up for election this year were Chair and Member at

Large. The Edisto, Nurse Educator and Piedmont chapters did not submit any names for available positions.

The 2014 ballot was printed in the July/August/September edition of The South Carolina Nurse.

Committee Members:

Susan Clark

Heather Dolan

Peggy Dulaney

Lois Hasan, Chair

Ellen Riddle

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Annual Report

For report year 2014

Report for: Secretary: Stanley Harris

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE:

Secretary

REPORTS TO:

Board of Directors, Annual Meeting

_____________________________________________________________________________________

DEFINITION:

Officer of SCNA

PRIMARY PURPOSE: To document official and unofficial minutes and other communications of

SCNA executive committee, board meetings, planning sessions and retreats

APPROVED: December, 1993

REVISED: March 2004; November 2004; November 2006; January 2007; May 30, 2012

to change Executive Director / CEO language; February 2013

REVIEWED: January 2009, November 2011

_____________________________________________________________________________________

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: (in collaboration with CEO and Staff)

1. Keeps the minutes of all meetings of the Annual Meeting, BOD, and the Executive Committee

2. Assures notices of time and place of all meetings are sent in a timely fashion

3. Documents activities of the BOD such as planning retreats and other strategic sessions

4. Takes minutes or keeps records of other activities as directed by the BOD

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5. Assists in creating the agenda for board meetings

6. Works closely with the Assistant to the CEO to assure minutes and other documents are accurate

and sent to members in a timely manner

Meetings

1. Attends all board of director, executive committee, and Annual Meetings.

Board Meetings Attended: 3 out of 3 to date

Current Year Activities: Attended the BOD meetings and taken minutes for those meetings as required.

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Annual Report

For report year 2014

Report for: Treasurer: Alice Wyatt

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE:

Treasurer

REPORTS TO:

Board of Directors, Annual Meeting

_____________________________________________________________________________________

DEFINITION:

Fiduciary Officer of SCNA, member of the Executive Committee

PRIMARY PURPOSE: To oversee financial management of SCNA and assure financial stability.

Together with the President, CEO, and Finance Committee develops a yearly

budget for SCNA.

PREPARED: July, 1993

REVISED: March 2004; November 2004; November 2006; January 2007; May 30, 2012

to change Executive Director / CEO language

REVIEWED: January 2009, November 2011, February 2013

_____________________________________________________________________________________

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: (in collaboration with CEO and Staff)

Financial Management

1. Co-signs checks on bi-weekly basis and as needed.

2. Reviews the monthly financial statement of income and expenditures.

3. Gives a financial report to the Board of Directors at scheduled meetings.

4. Assures that financial policies are adhered to by the Board of Directors.

5. Reviews long range plan annually for budget needs.

6. Chairs the Finance Committee and schedules meetings as needed.

7. Presents a financial report to the Membership annually.

Budget

1. Follows outlined procedures re: budget preparation and requests.

2. Works with the Chair of the Commission on SCNA Chapters to encourage the submission of

budget request by SCNA chapter by the designated dates. Assists in preparation of general

administration portion of the budget.

3. Accepts requests from Committee or Chapters chairs or BOD for additional funding during the

fiscal year.

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4. Submits final budget to Board of Directors for approval prior to December 31st.

5. Assures that budget and periodic statements are available to Board Members, Committee and

SCNA Chapter chairs.

General Financial Administration

1. Is a co-signer on bank accounts in the name of the organization.

2. Assures there is an annual audit or review by an independent accounting firm at the close of the

fiscal year.

3. Authorizes filing of IRS for 990 annually.

4. Authorizes filing of the Annual Corporate Report.

5. Assures a fidelity bond at the expense of the organization.

6. Is notified if an expense exceeds the budgeted line item.

7. Reports to the BOD the financial standing of the Association whenever requested to do so and

provides a full report to the Association at each Annual Meeting.

Meetings

1. Attends all board of director, executive committee, and Annual Meetings.

Board Meetings Attended: 5 out of 5 to date

Current Year Activities:

Signed checks bi-weekly or as needed.

Reviewed financial statements, Audit, Forms 990 and reported to the BOD as needed.

Chaired the Finance Committee where goals & objectives were updated and presented to the BOD for

approval.

Evaluated the 2013 budget and submitted 2014 budget to the BOD for approval and implementation.

Followed the duties & responsibilities as listed in collaboration with the CEO & Admin. Assistant.

It has been an honor and privilege to serve as the treasurer for SCNA these past 4 years. Working with an

awesome staff and committed board has been one of the highlights of my nursing career.

Thank you all!

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Annual Report

For report year 2014

Report for: Finance Committee: Alice Wyatt

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE:

Finance Committee

REPORTS TO:

Board of Directors via Treasurer

_____________________________________________________________________________________

DEFINITION:

A Committee composed of the SCNA Treasurer, President, President-Elect,

CEO and a Chapter Treasurer, following the Annual Meeting in evennumbered

years. All shall serve a two (2) year term. The SCNA Treasurer

shall serve as the Chairperson.

PRIMARY PURPOSE: To advise SCNA Board of Directors on financial matters.

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2013

REVIEWED: November, 2004; November 2006; January 2009; November 2011

_____________________________________________________________________________________

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Financial Management

1. Receives monthly financial statement and monitors expenses and income.

2. Assists Treasurer as needed.

3. Advises Board of Directors regarding investments.

Budget

1. Reviews Long Range Plan annually as preparation for budget development.

2. Meets with Treasurer and reviews draft budget. Revises budget if needed. Approves revised budget

for presentation to Board of Directors.

3. Makes recommendation to Board of Directors regarding budget, especially funding of new

projects, cost containment measures, and capital improvements.

Capital Improvements

1. Advises Board regarding property maintenance and capital improvements.

2. Advises Board regarding purchase and maintenance of major improvements.

Number of Members: 4

Number of Meetings: 1

Current Year Activities: The Finance Committee met once to evaluate SCNA’s long term goals and

objectives and to propose these new goals and objectives for 2014:

Long term goals:

1. Eliminate the building mortgage

2. Increase non-dues revenue

3. Maintain sufficient reserve and operating capital

Objectives:

1. Ensure that line item for building mortgage has sufficient funds to meet monthly obligations

2. Support the increase of non-dues revenue

a. The purchase of bricks for the “I Am A Nurse” walk way

b. Support SCNA workshops

c. Seek opportunities to rent the upstairs training room and continue the monthly lease to SCNF

d. Maintain professional royalties (insurance, career center)

e. Continue Continuing Education Approver Committee activities

3. Increase dues as suggested using ANA’s escalator clause

The Finance Committee also reviewed the 2013 Budget and then assembled the 2014 Budget to

present to the BOD for approval.

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Annual Report

For report year 2014

Report for: Director, Seat 1: Peggy Dulaney

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Director, Seat 1

REPORTS TO:

Board of Directors, Annual Meeting

_____________________________________________________________________________________

DEFINITION:

Elected position - Voting Member of the Board of Directors

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Assist the Board of Directors in developing and implementing the strategic

plan, which is to be updated on an annual basis.

APPROVED: December, 1993

REVISED: February 2007; February 2013

REVIEWED: March 2004; November 2004; November 2006; January, 2007, January 2009,

November 2011

_____________________________________________________________________________________

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. In coordination with President and President-Elect ensure the development and implementation of

the strategic plan by the board of directors which is to be updated on an annual basis.

2. Receives and disperses information pertinent to the strategic plan to the appropriate person(s).

3. Provides a report on the progress of the strategic plan at each Board of Directors meeting.

Meetings

1. Attends all Board of Directors and SCNA Annual Meetings.

Board Meetings Attended: 4 out of 5 to date

Current Year Activities: Reviewed strategic plan at beginning of year.

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Annual Report

For report year 2014

Report for: Director, Seat 2: Heather Hyatt Dolan

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Director, Seat 2

REPORTS TO:

Board of Directors, Annual Meeting

_____________________________________________________________________________________

DEFINITION:

Elected position - Voting Member of the Board of Directors. Shall be a newly

licensed nurse who graduated within five (5) years from a basic nursing

program and who is a direct care provider

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PRIMARY PURPOSE: Assist the Board of Directors in working on issues of multigenerational

recruitment.

APPROVED: January 23, 2009

REVISED:

April 24, 2009; May 30, 2012 to change Executive / CEO language

REVIEWED: November, 2011; February 2013

_____________________________________________________________________________________

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Identify and communicate with untapped RN populations for membership.

A. Disseminate information regarding benefits of membership in SCNA-ANA.

B. Develop recruitment plan for a diverse membership.

C. Distribute information on membership to graduating nurses.

1. Disseminate information in SC Nurse.

2. Provide consultation to SCNA Chapters.

3. Work with the CEO and staff.

Meetings

1. Attends all Board of Directors and SCNA Annual Meetings.

Board Meetings Attended: 3 out of 5 to date

Current Year Activities: Attended SC Nursing Action Coalition conference to promote the future of nursing

in the state on June 1-2, 2014. Will continue to support the SNA-SC members in the transition from student

nurses to professional nurses and how SCNA/ANA are an important part of the professional nurses role.

SNA-SC convention was held October 2014 in Charleston, SC.

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Annual Report

For report year 2014

Report for: Chair Commission on SCNA Chapters: Ellen Duncan

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE:

Chair Commission on SCNA Chapters

REPORTS TO:

Board of Directors and Annual Meeting

_____________________________________________________________________________________

DEFINITION:

Officer of SCNA

PRIMARY PURPOSE: To serve as the Chair of SCNA Commission on Chapters on the Board of

Directors and Executive Committee

APPROVED: December, 1993

REVISED: January 2009, May 2011; February 2013

REVIEWED:

March 2004; November 2004; November 2006; January 2007; November

2011

_____________________________________________________________________________________

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Board of Directors and Executive Committee

1. Serves as a voting member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

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2. Acts as a liaison between the SCNA Chapters and the Board of Directors.

3. Serves as the official spokesperson to the Board of Directors concerning issues affecting the

SCNA Chapters.

SCNA Chapter Meetings

1. Chairs and presides over all meetings of the Chairs of the SCNA Chapters.

2. Supervises the affairs of all SCNA Chapters and collaborate with chapters for Chapter growth,

prosperity and creation of new chapters.

3. Reports activities of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee to the Chapter Chairs

Meeting.

4. Chairs the SCNA Chapter Awards Committee

5. Ensures that all Chapters have representation on the SCNA Legislative Committee and the SCNA

Convention Planning Team.

Meetings

1. Attends all Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Annual Meeting, and Chapter Chairs

Meeting.

Number of Members: 8

Number of Meetings: 0

Board Meetings Attended: 4 out of 5 to date

Current Year Activities: Continued communication with Chapter Chairs concerning issues of the the

Chapters.

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Number of Members: 137

Number of Meetings: 3

Board Meetings Attended: 3 out of 5 to date

Annual Report

For report year 2014

Report for: APRN Chapter: Ellen Riddle

Current Year Activities: Continued support of plans for updating the Nurse Practice Act in relation to

practice of APRNs. Continued support of activities related to the Coalition to the Access to Health Care.

Continued work with SCNA Convention planning committee for sessions at the 2104 SCNA Convention

and 21st Annual Pharmacology Conference

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Number of Meetings: 2

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Annual Report

For report year 2014

Report for: Community Public Health Chapter: Susan Clark

Board Meetings Attended: 4 out of 5 to date

Current Year Activities: The Chapter met twice prior to September 2014 – Feb 18th and May 21st. The Feb

meeting was a dinner meeting with 8 members attending – 3 were new. Jeanette Jones, elected in 10/13 was

sworn in as the Chapter’s Secretary/Treasurer by the Chapter Chair. Adrena Harrison volunteered to serve as

the Chapter Representative on the 2014 Convention Planning Committee. She works with the USC School

of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases. Natali Patterson was nominated and approved by the members

present to serve as the Member-at-Large for the remainder of Michelle Myer’s previous term. Michelle was

elected as the Chapter’s Vice Chair last October. The Chapter funded $100.00 for an ad in SCPHA Annual

Meeting Program. The remaining balance is approximated $400. The Chapter will be sponsoring a speaker

at the 2014 Convention on the new treatment guidelines for Hepatitis C by Dr. Divya Ahuja from USC. The

Chapter has requested nominees to run for the positions of Chair and Members-at-Large – only one position

has a nominee submitted to the Nomination Committee for the upcoming election. Sep 19th is the last day

for a Write-in-Candidate. One more request will be sent out by the Chair to all members for Candidates for

Chair and one Member-at-Large. The Chair reported this situation to the BOD on Aug 15th. Failure to elect

a Chair will result in a request to deactivate our Chapter.

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Number of Members: 19

Number of Meetings: -

Board Meetings Attended: 0 out of 5 to date

Annual Report

For report year 2014

Report for: Edisto Chapter: Cheryl Prickett

Current Year Activities: No report received. A request by made by the Edisto Members to serve the chapter

member to determine whether the Edisto Chapter should be deactivated. The result of the serve 4 of 19

persons serves responded was 2 votes yes to deactivate, 2 votes no to deactivate. This issue will be decided

by the BOD per the policy/job description of member of the SCNA BOD.

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Number of Meetings: -

Board Meetings Attended: 1 out of 5 to date

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Annual Report

For report year 2014

Report for: Nurse Educator Chapter: Brian Conner

Current Year Activities: No report to date.

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Number of Members: 32

Number of Meetings: unknown

Board Meetings Attended: 3 out of 5 to date

Annual Report

For report year 2014

Report for: Piedmont Chapter: Melissa Black

Current Year Activities: No report to date.

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Annual Report

For report year 2014

Report for: Psychiatric-Mental Health Chapter: David Hodson

Number of Members: 49

Number of Meetings: 4 by conference call

Board Meetings Attended: 0 out of 5 to date

Current Year Activities: The PMH Chapter continues is support of the activities of the Peer Assistance

Program In Nursing (PAPIN). A part of this support includes a grant to support membership in SCNA to

leaders of PAPIN groups. This grant is for the first year of membership for these leaders. The Chapter had

also supported the work of the Coalition Against Disruptive Behavior and the Out of Darkness Walk in

October to support work in suicide prevention.

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Annual Report

For report year 2014

Report for: Women and Children’s Health Chapter: Lois Hasan

Number of Members: 33

Number of Meetings: 1 Conference Call (all communication via e-mail).

Board Meetings Attended: 5 out of 5 to date

Current Year Activities: Submitted articles for The South Carolina Nurse for publication.

Sent legislative updates and other information via email blasts to membership.

Sponsored one education session at the convention.

Ensured chapter representation on various SCNA committees.

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Annual Report

For report year 2014

Report for: Commission on Public Policy/Legislation: Sheryl Mitchell

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE:

Commission Chairs

(Commission on SCNA Chapters, Commission on Professional Advocacy and

Development, Commission on Public Policy/Legislation)

REPORTS TO:

Board of Directors, Annual Meeting

_____________________________________________________________________________________

DEFINITION:

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Commission Chair of related SCNA Committees and SCNA Chapters

To preside over the Committees, SCNA Chapters and groups within the

appropriate Commission.

APPROVED: December, 1993

REVISED: February, 2000, November 2004; November 2006; January 2007

REVIEWED: November, 2011; February 2013; August 2014

_____________________________________________________________________________________

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting and Organization

1. Establishes an annual plan of operation and budget for carrying out its responsibilities within the

policies of the Board of Directors and Annual Meeting. Ensures meetings are held.

2. Oversees the evaluation of trends, developments, and issues in the area of responsibility of the

Commission.

3. Recommends the extent of the Association’s concern, action and influence in its respective area of

responsibility and recommends policies and positions.

4. Holds quarterly meetings with the chairpersons within the commission.

5. Maintains appropriate communication and dissemination of information to SCNA Chapters and

others as approved by the Board of Directors.

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6. Presents written reports of the activities of the Commission to the Board of Directors and Annual

Meeting at each meeting.

7. Assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the Annual Meeting and Board of Directors.

8. Ensures that electronic material is submitted in a timely manner for publication on the SCNA

website.

Meetings

1. Attends all Board of Directors and SCNA Annual Meeting meetings.

Board Meetings Attended: 5 out of 5 to date

Current Year Activities: Multiple meetings have been held with committee members and the lobbyists

in preparation for future legislative activity. Currently, the committee remains focused and committed to

increasing access to health care for South Carolinians by advancing nursing practice in South Carolina.

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Annual Report

For report year 2014

Report for: Legislative Committee: Stephanie Burgess and Maggie Johnson

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE:

Legislative Committee

REPORTS TO:

Commission on Public Policy / Legislation

_____________________________________________________________________________________

DEFINITION:

Committee of at least ten (10) members. All shall serve a two (2) year term.

These members shall be representatives of the membership. A representative

from each SCNA Chapter shall attend meetings. These Chapter

representatives shall communicate and coordinate all legislative issues

between the Legislative and the SCNA Chapters. Committee members

indicate the desire to serve by signing the Consent to Participate form.

PRIMARY PURPOSE: To study, interpret and respond to federal, state, and local legislation affecting

the nursing profession and health related issues.

PROPOSED: May 1994

REVISED: March 2000 January 2007, October 2010; May 30, 2012 to change Executive /

REVIEWED:

CEO language

November 2004; November 2006; January 2009, November 2011; February

2013

_____________________________________________________________________________________

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Elect a Chairperson at the beginning of each biennium. The Chair will attend subcommittee

meetings as needed to assist in accomplishing stated functions.

2. Develop SCNA positions on legislative matters in accordance with the directives of the Annual

Meeting and the philosophy of the SCNA.

3. Study the need for legislation and initiate legislation when appropriate.

4. Communicate and work closely with SCNA Chapter representatives who serve as liaisons to the

Legislative Committee.

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5. Coordinate legislative activities with the SCNA Board of Directors and other SCNA structural

units and the SCNA Chapters.

6. Develop processes and activities to increase members’ involvement in the legislative process.

7. Communicate SCNA’s positions to legislators, nursing districts and appropriate others.

8. Publish and report legislative information and committee activities.

9. Build coalitions and networks with groups having goals in common with SCNA legislative

positions.

10. Work closely with SCNA’s CEO/lobbyist, other lobbyists hired by CEO and office staff.

11. Maintain liaison with the State Board of Nursing and other appropriate groups.

12. Hold meetings either in person or by telecommunications on a regular basis.

13. The Chair in consultation with the CEO is responsible for dissemination of legislative alerts to

membership through headquarters for inclusion in email blasts.

14. Maintain a Federal Subcommittee who will study and respond to federal legislation and issues

affecting nurses, nursing and health. A monthly report will be submitted at committee meetings.

15. Maintain a State Subcommittee who will study and respond to state legislation and issues affecting

nurses, nursing and health. A monthly report will be submitted at committee meetings.

Number of Members: 10

Number of Meetings: 1 and numerous email communications

Current Year Activities: A Legislative Support Team was created. The Legislative Support Team receives

updated information during the sessions of the General Assembly and other Action Alerts by email.

Around 20 Legislative Updates and Action Alerts were sent through the new Support Team model. Items

of particular interest of chapters or other sub groups of members have been disseminated as well. SCNA

will launch a new communication system for contacting both members of the General Assembly and the

Congressional District in January of 2015.

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Annual Report

For report year 2014

Report for: Commission on Professional Advocacy and Development:

Selina Hunt McKinney

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE:

Commission Chairs

(Commission on SCNA Chapters, Commission on Professional Advocacy and

Development, Commission on Public Policy/Legislation)

REPORTS TO:

Board of Directors, Annual Meeting

_____________________________________________________________________________________

DEFINITION:

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

APPROVED: December, 1993

Commission Chair of related SCNA Committees and SCNA Chapters

To preside over the Committees, SCNA Chapters and groups within the

appropriate Commission.

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REVISED: February, 2000, November 2004; November 2006; January 2007

REVIEWED: November, 2011; February 2013

_____________________________________________________________________________________

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting and Organization

1. Establishes an annual plan of operation and budget for carrying out its responsibilities within the

policies of the Board of Directors and Annual Meeting. Ensures meetings are held.

2. Oversees the evaluation of trends, developments, and issues in the area of responsibility of the

Commission.

3. Recommends the extent of the Association’s concern, action and influence in its respective area of

responsibility and recommends policies and positions.

4. Holds quarterly meetings with the chairpersons within the commission.

5. Maintains appropriate communication and dissemination of information to SCNA Chapters and

others as approved by the Board of Directors.

6. Presents written reports of the activities of the Commission to the Board of Directors and Annual

Meeting at each meeting.

7. Assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the Annual Meeting and Board of Directors.

8. Ensures that electronic material is submitted in a timely manner for publication on the SCNA

website.

Meetings

1. Attends all Board of Directors and SCNA Annual Meeting meetings.

Board Meetings Attended: 2 out of 3 to date

Current Year Activities:

It is with pleasure that I submit the following summary of notable activities of the committees under the

Commission Chair for Professional Advocacy and Development.

Continuing Education Approver Committee (CEAC): In January 2014, SCNA CEO, Judith Thompson

submitted an application for approver accreditation to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

to continue the SCNA’s status as an accredited approver of continuing education. The renewal process is still

in progress and requires the submission of a self-study, which is due in November 2014. The usual review of

policies and associated revisions were conducted in February 2014 in compliance with ANCC guidelines.

Extension Guidelines for CEAC Approved Activities and Approved Provider Units Extensions

and the Policy for Suspension and Revocation of Approval were proposed and approved on

February 28, 2014.

Statement of Philosophy on Continuing Nursing Education and the CEAC Policy for

Consideration of Previously Denied Applications were also reviewed and approved in January

2014 without revisions.

CEAC Policy Monitoring Process was reviewed and revised in February 2013.

The appropriate fees related to ANCC renewal will be paid in September 2014 ($5000.00).

CEAC has been involved in extended consultation with one provider this year in efforts to achieve

compliance. We look forward to resolution of this matter shortly.

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Dr Lawrence Eberlin serves as the nurse peer review leader for the CEAC and nurse peer reviewers include

Weatherly Brice, Bonnie Holaday, Mary Ann Hollerbach, Nelda Hope, Cheryl Ann Neuner, Mary Wessinger

and Tammy McConnell. On behalf of South Carolina nurses, the SCNA expresses gratitude for the service

of these expert nurses.

Peer Assistance Program in Nursing (PAPIN): This year the PAPIN group disseminated educational

information through the SC Nurse and worked to locate appropriate meeting sites for several support groups.

I would especially like to recognize the dedication of Peggy Dulaney and Betty Dobbs-Funk to this effort.

Please refer to Ms. Dulaney’s report for further information on yearly activities of this group.

Continuing Education Provider Committee (CEPC)- The CEPC group offered one CNE event in May 2014.

CNEs for the October 2014 SCNA State Convention will also be offered as a product of the 2014 CEPC

committee work.

I look forward to another rewarding year serving as Commission Chair of the Commission on Professional

Advocacy and Development.

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Annual Report

For report year 2014

Report for: Peer Assistance Program In Nursing (PAPIN) Committee:

Peggy Dulaney and Betty Dobbs-Funk

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE:

Peer Assistance Program In Nursing (PAPIN) Committee

REPORTS TO:

Commission on Professional Advocacy and Development

_____________________________________________________________________________________

DEFINITION:

a) Members will be members of the South Carolina Nurses Association.

b) Members will be Registered Nurses in the state of South Carolina.

c) Members will have no restrictions on his/her license to practice in the state of South Carolina.

d) If the member is in any type of recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction, she/he will have

been in recovery for a period of no less than 3 years.

e) Knowledge of addictions and the process of recovery is desirable. New members will

be assisted in becoming more informed through: a new members’ packet, an orientation

workshop, attending a 12-step meeting, reading from the bibliography.

f) Members will attend monthly meetings for committee membership.

g) Prospective members will supply requested information required by SCNA and be approved

by the existing committee members.

h) Each potential member will attend at least one PAPIN committee meeting prior to seeking

membership in the Peer Assistance Program in Nursing Committee (PAPIN). This will give

her/him the opportunity to have a first-hand look at how the group interacts and works. It will

also give the group members the opportunity for interaction with any potential applicant.

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i) Any exceptions to the above membership criteria must be approved by 2/3 vote of the

committee.

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

This committee serves our recovering nurse peers with support groups that

help them get their professional and personal lives back on track. PAPIN has

been helping the profession since the eighties and has done a magnificent job

as a peer assistance program for those members in need. The Recovering

Professionals Program (RPP) and PAPIN work together to sustain the

recovery abilities of nurse participants across the state.

APPROVED: October 2000

REVISED: October 2009

REVIEWED: December 2008, November 2011; February 2013

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Number of Members: 10 + 3 ex-officio from RPP

Number of Meetings: 2

Board Meetings Attended: 4 out of 5 to date

Current Year Activities: Held conference call for group leaders in November and half-day group leader

training in May. Published articles in SC Nurse on addiction and recovery. Co-sponsoring resolution for

2014 SCNA membership meeting with Psych-Mental Health Chapter. Relocated 2 PAPIN group meetings to

other facilities away from SCNA building.

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Annual Report

For report year 2014

Report for: Continuing Education Approver Committee: Lawrence Eberlin

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE:

Continuing Education Approver Committee

REPORTS TO:

Commission on Professional Advocacy and Development

_____________________________________________________________________________________

DEFINITION:

A committee of no fewer than five (5) members, all of whom shall have

indicated the desire to serve by signing Consent to Participate form. The

appointments shall be on a staggered basis for three (3) years. The

appointments shall represent a variety of employment settings and practice

specialists. The committee members shall be registered nurses with a

baccalaureate or higher degree (either the baccalaureate or the higher degree

must be in nursing). The chairperson shall have a Masters degree in nursing.

PRIMARY PURPOSE: To review all non-SCNA sponsored continuing education activities for

approval consistent with the guidelines established by the ANA/ANCC.

PROPOSED: May 1994

REVISED: January 2007, May 2010

REVIEWED: March 2004; November 2006; January 2009, November 2011; February 2013

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SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. The Committee is to assure quality continuing education for nurses in South Carolina.

2. The Committee is to communicate information about CE offering review criteria and process.

3. The Committee is to provide consultation regarding the review criteria and ways to meet the

criteria to applicant for continuing education for nurses in South Carolina.

4. The Committee is to allow contact hours to be awarded to those applicants that are reviewed and

are found to meet the review criteria.

5. The Committee Member should possess expertise in education design.

6. The Committee Member should possess the relevant knowledge and experience to participate in

the peer review process.

7. The Committee Member should demonstrate the presence of the following knowledge and skills:

knowledge of the Accreditation Program and its requirements, knowledge of adult learning

theory, ability to analyze/synthesize information related to meeting the criteria and key elements

(as evidenced by having engaged in reviewing the record of an activity to ensure all necessary

components are present and compliant with the ANCC Accreditation Program criteria and key

elements), understanding the policies/procedures of the Accreditation Program, knowledge of the

Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing Professional Development.

8. The Chairperson of the committee shall check licensure of members of the CEAC on an annual

basis.

9. The Chairperson of the committee must maintain expertise in educational design and adult

learning theories.

10. The Chairperson of the committee should demonstrate the presence of the following knowledge

and skills: knowledge of the Accreditation Program and its requirements, knowledge of adult

learning theory, ability to analyze/synthesize information related to meeting the criteria and key

elements (as evidenced by having engaged in reviewing the record of an activity to ensure all

necessary components are present and compliant with the ANCC Accreditation Program criteria

and key elements), understanding of the policies/procedures of the Accreditation Program,

knowledge of the Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing Professional Development.

Number of Members: 10

Number of Meetings: 4

Current Year Activities: The CEAC has spent a great deal of time in a process of self-education for

implementing the 2013 ANCC Manual Criteria. A variety of private consultation were held with clients who

requested assistance with the 2013 ANCC Manual Criteria. CEAC continued to add new Provider clients

and is preparing for Accreditation Approval by ANCC prior to the expiration of the current approval period.

In 2014 the CEAC has reviewed 20 individual activities. The CEAC currently has 33 Providers.

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Annual Report

For report year 2014

Report for: Continuing Education Provider Committee: Mary Wessinger

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE:

Continuing Education Provider Committee

REPORTS TO:

Commission on Professional Advocacy and Development

_____________________________________________________________________________________

DEFINITION:

A standing committee of at least five (5) members but no more than fifteen

(15). The terms shall be on a staggered basis for three (3) years. The

committee shall represent a variety of employment settings and practice

specialists. Each Chapter Chair shall serve on the committee. The chairperson

shall have a Masters degree in nursing. All committee members indicate the

desire to serve by signing a Consent to Participate form.

PRIMARY PURPOSE: To provide a mechanism for quality CE activities sponsored by SCNA and to

assure that these CE activities meet established ANA/ANCC standards and

criteria.

PROPOSED: May 1994

REVISED: January 2007, October 2010; February 2013

REVIEWED: March 2004; November 2006; January 2009, November 2011

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SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Establish the scope of the Association’s responsibility for continuing education for nurses.

2. Participate in the development of standards for continuing education and devise methods of

implementation.

3. Formulate policy and recommendations regarding federal, state and local legislation in continuing

education.

4. Study and report relevant scientific and educational developments and changes in health needs and

practices with reference to their implications for continuing education.

5. Study nurses’ needs for continuing education.

6. Implement continuing education programs for SCNA in conjunction with other structural units.

Number of Members: 8

Number of Meetings: all done electronically as needed for each CNE program

Current Year Activities:

Total number of offerings = 29 1091 attendees 1912.75 total hours

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Annual Report

For Reporting Year 2014

Report of ANA Membership Assembly 2014

Submitted by Vicki C. Green, SCNA President

Current Year Activities: I attended the ANA Membership Assembly in Washington, DC on June 12-14 with

Connie Varn, our President-elect, and Judy Thompson, our CEO. The first day was the ANA Leadership

Institute’s Holistic Nurse Leadership seminar, presented by Dr. Sue Roe. Dr. Roe was a dynamic speaker

who presented us with many opportunities for self-assessment and introspection. One of her tools was the

“Quality of Life/Self-care Wheel.

The theme of the Membership Assembly was “Nurses Leading the Way” allowing for engaging in

leadership and professional issues discussions, electing ANA officials, participating in political advocacy

and recognizing 10 nurses who have made significant achievements for patients, the profession and public

health. The events included a new format this year. In place of references/reference hearings, three dialogue

forums were held: 1) continued barriers to full practice at all levels of nursing – RN and advanced practice

registered nurse; 2) Medicare funding and other issues related to hospice programs and palliative care; and

3) high-performing interprofessional teams.

SC presented the issue of continued barriers to full practice as a consideration for a forum topic. So, I was

asked to speak to barriers to practice within our state – Before the whole Membership Assembly!- as an

introduction to the first dialogue forum. Each dialogue was unique in how it was presented. The first was

an introduction of state and federal barriers to practice, then table discussions with each table sending

recommendations forward. The second and third had content expert presentations with more limited

dialogue. It was a very good experience for participants and a much-improved use of time by the reference

committee.

Elections were held for a new ANA president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, director-at-large (recent

graduate) and three members to the nominations and elections committee. The candidate politicking and the

candidate forums were very interesting! Most exciting was the election of our former member and American

Nurse Editor, Pam Cipriano, as our new ANA President!

Additionally, five nurses were inducted into ANA’s Hall of Fame, and five nurse leaders received Honorary

Awards. A National Awards ceremony and reception celebrated their achievements on June 12.

More information and summaries/recommendations from the dialogue forums can be found on the

ANA website at http://nursingworld.org/DocumentVault/Membership-Assembly/Reference-Committee-

Report-2014.pdf

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Annual Report

For Reporting Year 2014

Report of ANA Membership Assembly 2014

Submitted by Connie Varn, SCNA President-Elect

Current Year Activities: My report for the 2014 ANA Membership Assembly is included in the President

Elect report. Again, it was an honor and a privilege to represent you, the nurses of South Carolina! It was

an amazing meeting with rich networking and opportunities to learn and to share! To hear the symphony of

nurses in the opening ceremony was so exhilarating! It set the tone for the entire meeting! I am delighted to

report that Pam Cipriano was elected as the next ANA President! I am sure that many of you remember Pam

when she was in South Carolina! I am excited to follow her leadership in ANA!

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SOUTH CAROLINA NURSES FOUNDATION, Inc

Mid-year Update

August 11, 2014

This mid-year update is presented on behalf of the SCNF Board of Trustees

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Number of Members: 15

Average Attendance at Meetings: 10

Number of Meetings: 4 (one per quarter)

Officers

2014 Bernice Daugherty, RN, President Cheryl Bullard, JD, Vice-President;

DeAnna Cox, RN, Secretary

Pi Johnson, RN, Treasurer

Committee Chairs

2014 Finance Committee: Pi Johnson

Bylaws

Cheryl Bullard

Scholarships and Awards:

Pat Macaruso

Marketing/Development & Public Relations: Jada Quinn

Nurses Care Walk:

Members

2014 In addition to the officers and committee chairs: Daniel Brock, Gaye Douglas, Tammy Gilliam, Ann

Lee, Renatta Loquist, Elaine Reimels, Holissa Wharton, Lisa Williams, Connie Varn, SCNA representative,

Vickie Green (SCNA president).

Appointments 2014

Renatta Loquist, Program Administrator, Nurse Faculty Workforce Development

Grants with Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina and the SC Department of Employment & Workforce

Pi Johnson, Treasurer, Palmetto Gold Steering Committee

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Meetings of the Board of Trustees

The SCNF Board of Trustees has met twice this year with meetings scheduled for August 15 and November

14, 2014 at SCNA Headquarters, 1821 Gadsden St. Columbia, SC.

Summary of Fiscal Information

A mid-year financial report is not available based on the review schedule. A full report will be available at

the end of the fiscal year and presented to the full membership at the annual meeting.

Scholarships Awarded

SCNF manages a number of different scholarship funds. These scholarships are awarded at different times

throughout the calendar year. A report will be presented to the full membership at the annual meeting of the

membership.

Committee Activities:

Finance Committee

This committee continues to monitor the Foundation’s investment portfolio through management by the

Janney Corporation. SCNF moved from a preserve model to a conserve model as the market showed

improvements. The Board of Trustees has used discretion and not increased investments with the Janney

Corporation given market volatility. The Foundation has deposited funds from matured CDs into the

checking account. The Board has developed a Financial Advisory Committee to include non-voting

members with expertise in fund-raising and other money management areas.

The following insurance policies with the Sullivan Company were renewed: Director’s and Officer’s

Liability; Dishonesty/Crime and General Liability policy.

An independent audit in compliance with Government Auditing Standards was conducted by McGregor

and Company, LLP, for the 2013 fiscal year due to changes in officers. The Board of Trustees views audits

as sound accounting tools to be used periodically. All federal reporting requirements were met and no

outstanding deficiencies were noted.

The accounting aspects of the Foundation continue to be managed by McGregor and Company with

quarterly reports provided to the Board for review.

The 2014 application for registration as a charitable organization was filed with the Secretary of State and

Form 990 Exempt Organization Tax return was filed as required.

The Business and Professional License was renewed in April 2014.

The SCNF continues to hold its sales tax exempt status.

Bylaws Committee

The current bylaws are being reviewed, revised and updated. The recommendations for change are currently

under review by the BOT. This is an ongoing process.

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Scholarships and Awards Committee

As part of its ongoing activities, this committee annually reviews the process for awarding scholarships,

the number to be given, which ones to award, and the dollar amount for each scholarship. In 2014 10

undergraduate and 5 graduate scholarships for $1500.00 each will be awarded. Improvements were made

to both the application and the review process. To the extent possible, blind reviews were done on all

applications.

In 2014 the application submission process was converted to electronic with applications and all other

required documentation submitted to a secure online site. Awards will be approved at the August 15, 2014

BOT meeting.

Marketing /Development and Public Relations

This committee continues to explore avenues to promote the mission of the Foundation and increase revenue

to support its functions. The Annual Nurses Care Walk is scheduled for Saturday, November 8, 2014 at

locations in Charleston and Columbia.

Palmetto Gold Steering Committee

This committee is a special committee of the Foundation. It is responsible for the implementation of the

Palmetto Gold Nurse Recognition and Scholarship Program. This year marked the 13th Anniversary of

Palmetto Gold. The 2014 Palmetto Gold Gala was held on April 12, 2014 at the Columbia Metropolitan

Convention Center.

Accomplishments

As a mid-year summary, the Foundation remains a viable 501-c-3 charitable organization that supports the

nursing profession through education, research, grants and scholarships. It has and continues to assure that

more than 97% of its proceeds are used to recognize and honor nurses and advance the profession. The

Board of Trustees works closely with the SCNA Board of Directors and is proud of the relationship that

exists between the organizations.

It is my honor to serve as the President of the Foundation and to work with outstanding nurse leaders and

community members who give so much of their time and energy to the Foundation. I thank the membership,

our partners and affiliates for their support. On behalf of the membership, I extend gratitude to all who

support SCNF with gifts and donations. I appreciate the opportunity to serve and respectfully submit this

report as a reflection of a productive, dedicated, and truly committed Board of Trustees, appointees and

extended volunteer groups.

Bernice Daugherty, President

South Carolina Nurses Foundation

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South Carolina Association of School Nurses

New officers:

Amy Wood (President)

Tammy Trulove (President-elect)

Margie Moore (Immediate Past President)

Dawn MacAdams (Secretary)

Returning officers:

Judy Scott (Treasurer)

Jessica Porter (NASN State Director)

Activities:






Annual Report of the

South Carolina Faith Community Nurses Association

July 2013 – August 2014

Submitted by Renatta Loquist, Chair

SCFCNA

The Mission of the South Carolina Faith Community Nurses Association (SCFCNA) is to encourage and

support the development and sustainability of faith community nursing and health ministries throughout the

state of South Carolina.

Officers:

Chair – Renatta S. Loquist, RN, MN, FCN, FAAN

Chair-Elect – Erica Belton, RN, FCN

Secretary – Jerdone Davis, RN, PhD

Treasurer – Parker Sparrow, RN, FCN

Website: www.scfcna.com

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Meetings: The SCFCNA meets quarterly on the second Tuesday of the month in Columbia. The meetings

were held at the South Carolina Nurses Association headquarter. Each meeting includes a program

of interest to faith community nurses and health ministers as well as conducting the business of the

organization. Meetings were held on the following dates:

1. July 9, 2013– Program: “Hidden in Plain View”; Dr. Dena Rapp, presenter, from River of Justice.

The program focused on the problem of child trafficking in the US and on the I-85 corridor.

2. October 8, 2013 – Program: “Ann Overview of Fathers and Families Ministry”; Dawn Pender,

Providence Hospital

3. January 14, 2014 – “Update on New FCN Initiatives in Virginia”; Susan Eichelberger, presenter

4. April 8, 2014 – Program: “Overview of the mission and purposes of Mental Health America”;

Jean Lambert, MRC and Tim Stewart.

Annual Events:

1. Annual Conference, August 10, 2013; “Spirituality and Resiliency”

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Alexis Smith, MBA, MDiv, PhD candidate

Pre-conference Session: “Key Strategies for Faith Community Program Development and

Success”; Jenny Holmes and Georgia Bullington, Spartanburg Congregational Nursing Program

2. Congregational Nursing Foundations Course

This course is taught annually to assist those interested in practicing as a Faith Community

Nurse to learn the role and scope of practice of this specialty and to provide valuable resources

to develop and maintain a viable ministry. Aly Breisch, RN, MSN, a national speaker and expert

in Faith Community Nursing is the primary instructor in this course. The course was offered

March 13-16, 2014 in Spartanburg. Jenny Holmes and Georgia Bullington provided leadership

in organizing the classes and providing lodging and meals for the 13 participants. This was the

largest class to date for this course. By moving the course to the Upstate we captured a large

number of participants who were commuters.

3. Annual Conference, August 1, 2014 – “Navigating the Chaos in Healthcare: The Role of Faith

Communities”

Presenters: Rozalynn Goodwin, SC Hospital Association; Lynn Bailey, Lynn Bailey Associates,

Debra Seale, RN, MN, Palmetto Health; Tricia Richardson, SC Thrive, Rev. Brenda Kneece, SC

Christian Action Coalition, Beth Cecil, RN, FCN, Spartanburg Congregational Nursing Program;

Rev. Bobby Farmer, Project Josiah (Combat Veterans Support Groups), and Gloria Neumann,

Dorn VA Medical Center.

The SCFCNA also has collaborated with Upstate AHEC to develop an online program to introduce nurses

and health care workers to the fundamentals of Faith Community Nursing. The course has been renewed this

year. The SCFCNA has also been a participant in the SC Faith Sub-Committee of DHEC’s Obesity Strategic

Plan.

The Association is a proud supporter of the SC Nurses Foundation Palmetto Gold Nurse Recognition

Program and has had four of its members named as Palmetto Gold Recipients – Katora Campbell, Georgia

Bullington, Mary Mitchell and Jenny Holmes. We congratulate these members for their exemplary

contributions to Faith Community Nursing and to the congregations they serve.

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The South Carolina Faith Community Nurses Association is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization. Donations to

the organization are tax-deductible and are used to further the mission and purposes of the organization.

We invite any one interested in joining the Association to visit our website for details of meetings,

membership forms, and to get additional information on upcoming events.

CEO Annual Report

Judith Curfman Thompson, IOM

CEO and Lobbyist

2014

2014 saw the beginning of a new look for the calendar for SCNA. We began using the calendar year for

the terms of the officers and directors as of January 1, 2014. So as of this report, it is for only one calendar year

instead of lapping from one year to the next. This was done in order to synchronize our elected official years

and our budget years. The major goal for this year has been to continue the work begun to streamline the Board

of Directors and the work of SCNA. As with all new concepts for governance, this one has come with pluses

and some drawbacks, but it is still new and working through the process is always great for any organization.

My continuing education in the field of organizational management was enhanced with several meetings

during the past year. The ANA Lobbyist meeting, the ANA Executive Enterprise Conference, and the American

Society of Association Executives Great Ideas meetings were all part of the process of working to stay “on top”

of the world that is management of an organization. SCNA also provided a continuing education opportunity for

Rosie Robinson to increase her expertise with the latest iteration of our computer operating system.

During all this time, Rosie Robinson, Assistant to the CEO, and I have continued to evaluate every part of

the operational infrastructure of SCNA. Our goal is to create the best possible infrastructure that we can given

the realities of time, money, and the current size of the staff.

Meanwhile, the “regular” work of SCNA has been continuing and has moved the organization forward in

a number of ways. So here we go:

The Career Center, part of our work with YourMembership the successor to Affinscape, has maintained

royalty income for SCNA. While royalty income has been paid as it has been due, we have been most

disappointed at the action for the first quarter of the year. We have communicated with YourMembership that

we are not pleased with this turn of events and have been assured that they are not happy about it either. We

have seen a slight increase in effort on their part, but, only time will tell if that translates into the dollars that we

have come to expect.

The royalty program with Marsh, now Mercer, continues.

The distribution of the SCNURSE to all LPNs, RNs, including APRNS, members of the General

Assembly and Congressional Delegations as well as opportunities to share with all schools of nursing continues

through the good work of the Arthur L. Davis Agency. There is no cost to SCNA for this service

SCNA also communicates with those who wish to receive it, a member “Flash” of current topics each

week and we have updated the use of Facebook as well.

The finances of SCNA continue to hold as steady as is possible. This year has seen a significant decline

in programs and workshops of our Chapters and frankly this is something that will need to be looked at very

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carefully at the next budget time, as the Chapters are supposed to contribute to the income of the SCNA.

Membership has grown and this is a help in this area.

Successful audit achieved and Form 990s have been filed on time with the IRS.

All reports to the State Ethics Commission have been filed on time.

The SCNF continues to rent space from SCNA on the second floor of the building. The SCNF now has its

own phone line for communications and contributes to the cost of this line to SCNA.

Work has continued to contain expenses as much as possible for operations of SCNA.

The Continuing Education Approver Committee continues to be a wonderful group of dedicated volunteers

making this important program work for SCNA. This activity of SCNA continues to be a source of income. All

of the members of the CEAC have been educated about the new manual and have taken the required testing to

continue to provide the volunteer services that they so willing provide. The process for accrediting the CEAC

program is in full swing and the application is due in November. We look forward to successful completion of

this process. Larry Eberlin has been a wonderful Chair leading both the processes of learning the 2013 changes

from ANCC, which keep coming even now, and working with the committee to implement the new changes

for our customers. The ability of both applicants to now apply via a new computer program and for reviewers to

assess the applications is in the Beta testing process. Start-up date for this is envisioned to be the end of this year

or beginning of next year. Once the program is up and running this will be the way that we will be able to cut

down paper work, postage, and save many trees.

This year saw as a service to members and our SCNA conference attendees, a new way to ensure that all

CNE earned through SCNA, or added by members, will be stored and available for a minimum of 6 years. This

is a great member benefit!

SCNA’s Chapters that have submitted reports of activities can be found in this Book of Reports. The

SCNA Board of Directors continues to evaluate the Chapter structure to think about ways that might improve it

or to learn if it is still the way that members like to function and meet.

All activities of the Annual Meeting: Call for Resolutions, Call for Bylaws, Call for Nominations,

establishment of dates for on-line elections for officers of SCNA and Chapters have all been accomplished in the

time-frames required by the Bylaws.

The automatic dues escalator was implemented in 2014 as called for in the policy to implement this change

in the dues every three years. This escalator allows SCNA to have an inflation rise to the dues in the same year

that ANA implements the one that was created for ANA in 2004 and confirmed in 2011. Each member should

have received a postal card with the information about the change 60 days before the implementation. The next

automatic rise will take place in 2017.

The Peer Assistance Program in Nursing continues to grow and provide services to nurses. This is another

outstanding group of volunteers who willing gives of their time and talents to assist their peers.

I attended many conference calls with ANA, including the public portion of the ANA Board of Directors

meetings, as well as the CEO to CEO telephone meetings and ANA Practice calls. Attendance at the second

ANA membership Assembly took place in June. The next meeting will take place in November 2015. At this

year’s meeting we began with a string (violin and viola) and percussion instrument ensemble- last year we all

had drums to play. The exercise was extraordinary and proved what a large group with a single focus can do

together in a very short period of time! Can’t wait to see what is next!

I plan to attend the September meeting of the ANA Lobby group again this year. This is always a great

time to learn about important issues around the nation. It is a great time of sharing as well as an opportunity

to learn more about what assistance might be available to the states from a variety of Federal agencies and

departments as well as from ANA.

Have been active with other members of the Southeast group (SEED) on a number of issues at both the

state and national levels. We continue to look for opportunities to share among the states in order to facilitate the

work of the region.

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SCNA has been very busy with activities surrounding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, as

well as with many other groups that are reported on in each quarter’s SC NURSE.

Legislation directly affecting the practice of nurses continued this year. The bill to permit NPs to sign

for Handicapped Placards was introduced and passed the House. At the waning days of the second year of the

session, the bill still remained in committee where it died for this session. We are still engaging the services of

the Capitol Information Affiliates as in the past several years. We continue to work diligently with all groups

represented by the title Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in the SC law to assess the scene pursuant to the

IOM Report on the Future of Nursing and the Consensus Model for APRNs. During this past year, SCNA was

significant in the formation of a coalition of groups interested in removing barriers to advanced practice. The

coalition is called SC Access for Health Care. The coalition has hired a Public Relations person, Ashley Hunter,

to head the work of the group. The CIA lobby firm is heavily involved, as they are funded by SCNA and each

group that is part of the coalition is required to pay a fee of $5,000.00 for sitting as members of the Executive

Committee, this is on top of what SCNA pays for the services of our lobby firm, the CIA. The second big

activity of the group was an NP/CNM/CNS day at the State House last spring which was very well attended

and well received members of the General Assembly. The beginning of an outreach program for support of this

work to many groups in SC who truly have a stake in ensuring that the coming influx of people to the healthcare

system can be handled properly in SC. One thing that has definitely increased in intensity over this past year has

been even more vocal opposition to removing barriers to practice by organized medical groups. Other states are

passing laws to reduce barriers to practice and SC continues to have vigorous actions against anything that will

do so here in the state. Action is planned for this next year, so stay tuned!

SCNA continues to support and have many members working with the State Implementation grant

(formerly One Voice One Plan) for the working through of all of the issues that were found in the Institute of

Medicine Report on the Future of Nursing in 2010. I am a member of the executive committee and serve on the

committee that is working toward the enhancement of the practice of nursing for all levels of nursing. Peggy

Hewlett recently has stepped down as the Co-Chair of this effort and Susan Outen has assumed that role.

To widen our scope of activities SCNA has joined the SC Health Care Coordinating Council. This group

is made up of a large number of organizations, some in healthcare and some in other fields of endeavor with

interests in healthcare. SCNA is represented at each meeting of the SC Board of Nursing and the SC Board

of Medical Examiners and SC Board of Pharmacy as well as at other statewide meetings that affect the

healthcare field. These are all important venues and allow SCNA to keep current on what is taking place in our

state. President Vicki Green is serving for the second year as a member of the SC Medical Association Ethics

Committee, a role that has allowed SCNA a great deal of input into important issues affecting healthcare and

nursing.

Once again, SCNA has been stable in terms of the two person staff that you have. Rosie Robinson and I

have worked very hard to accomplish all of the work that needs to be done on a daily basis for SCNA as well as

on the big projects of the organization. Rosie’s skills and abilities continue to be tested especially in reference to

all of the work that is necessary to changing systems within SCNA and all our components... She is a true asset

to SCNA in many ways!

I continue to know that I have the very best job with learning curves that are sometimes vertical, action

days that never seem to end and a wonderful Board with which to work as well as great members who are

devoted to the promotion of their very most special profession. Many of you are aware of the personal issues

that the Thompson family has faced this past 8 months with the health of our daughter, Polly. The kindness and

caring of many of you has been overwhelming to all of us. She is well on the road back to full health after a

wild time and very frightening time! Thanks to all and ONWARD!

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2014 South Carolina Nurses Association

Annual Meeting of SCNA Board of Directors

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head

130 Shipyard Dr.

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

843-842-2400

October 24, 2014

12:00-12:10 PM

I. Call to Order

II. Establishment of a quorum

III. Establishment of the 2015 SCNA Board Meeting Calendar

IV. For the Good of the Order

V. Adjournment

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