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2015 South Dakota Nurses Association

Board of Directors

President

Term: 2014-2015

Margie Washnok, District 4

Home: 725.5354 * Office: 229.8478

washnok@midco.net

drmargie.washnok@presentation.edu

Vice President

Term: 2014 – 2015

Barbara Goehring, District 4

Home: 226.1174 * Office: 622.5240

barbara.goehring@avera.org

Secretary

Term: 2014 – 2016

Anna Atteberry-Gustafson, District 10

Cell: 830.1145 * Office: 367-5636

anna.atteberry@sdstate.edu

Treasurer

Term: 2013 – 2015

Deb Fischer-Clemens, District 10

Home: 770.9265 * Office: 322.4668

deb.fischerclemens@avera.org

Government Relations Committee

(GRC) Chair

Term: 2014 – 2016

Carrie Clausen-Hansen, District 4

Cell: 380.7320 Home: 877.3766

carrie.clausenhansen@yahoo.com

Core Issues Task Force Chair

Term: 2013 – 2015

Darcy Sherman Justice, District 10

Home: 322-7833

darcy.shermanjustice@avera.org

President, District 1-3

Term: 2014 – 2016

Pat Shaver

Home: 347-7681

shaverpatnurse7@gmail.com

President, District 4

Term: 2014 - 2016

Janice Noonan

Home: 582.6209

janice.noonan@presentation.edu

President, District 5-7

Term: 2013 – 2015

Pat Sudbeck

Home: 928.3202

patricia.sudbeck@avera.org

President, District 8 & 9

Term: 2013 - 2015

Eileen Bruner

Home: 256.2338 * Office: 688.4126

eileen.bruner@sdstate.edu

President, District 10

Term: 2014 - 2016

Marian Eberhard

Home: 261.8909

meberhard@sfsurgical.com

President, District 11

Term: 2013 – 2015

Kathy Jorgensen

Home: 677-6264 * Office: 677-5251

kathy.jorgensen@usd.edu

SDNA Staff

Eric Ollila

Executive Director

PO Box 1015 Pierre SD 57501

Phone: 271-7708 Fax: 888.425.3032

contactus@sdnurses.org

COMMITTEE CHAIR

Awards Chair

Joanne Tieman, District 11

Home: 624-9558

jrtieman@gmail.com

Findings Committee Chair

Tom Stenvig, District 9

Home: 586-4159

Thomas.Stenvig@sdstate.edu

SDNA PAC Chair

Julie Dangel, District 10

Home: 321-9497

julia.dangel@sdstate.edu

N-STAT Coordinator

Deb Fischer-Clemens, District 10

Home: 770.9265 * Office: 322.4668

deb.fischerclemens@avera.org

C-Net Chair

Becky Nichols, District 10

Home: 376.3586 * Office: 759.6684

beckynichols15@gmail.com

Bylaws Chair

Charles Pugsley, District 4

Home: 431-5026 * Work: 626-4300

cxpugsley@gmail.com

Nominations Chair

Roberta Olson, District 9

Home: 692-8533

roberta.olson@sdstate.edu

MEMBERSHIP ASSEMBLY

DELEGATES

Margie Washnok, District 4

Home: 725.5354 * Office: 229.8478

drmargie.washnok@presentation.edu

Tom Stenvig, District 9

Home: 586-4159

thomas.Stenvig@sdstate.edu

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I am a Nurse;

Together we are SDNA

Cultural Covenant

As nurses, SDNA 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 every one of us.

Therefore, we shall demonstrate through our behaviors and preparation our commitment to the spirit and purpose of SDNA.

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. i

If not us, who?

If not now, when?

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Authored by the Ohio Nurses Association, 2009

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Convention Agenda

Sunday, October 4, 2015

9:00 AM – Noon Registration Open

Noon – 12:45 PM

Lunch (on your own)

1 PM – 1:15 PM Opening Ceremony

Presentation of Colors

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Keynote Address

“Turning Point: Seizing the Opportunity”

Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN,

ANA President

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Break

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Education Breakout Sessions

Topics: A. Leadership

Deep Brain Stimulation: Education and Clinical Aspects to Improve Patient Outcomes

Alyssa Stauffacher

B. Clinical

From Urine Testing to CGMS: The Evolution of Diabetes Care

Robyn Tyler

C. Essential Oils for the Holistic Provider

The Benefits of Aroma Therapy

Robin Arends

Becky Wolff

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Education Breakout Sessions

Topics: A. Leadership

Transcultural Nursing: The Greek Experience

Muriel Larson

B. Clinical

Human Trafficking: It is Happening in S.D.

Deb Fischer-Clemens

C. Acupuncture: Use and Contraindications

Acupuncture versus Accupressure

Jenny Miller

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM SDNA Business Meeting

(All attendees welcome to attend)

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM 1st-Time Attendee/Student Mixer

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Social/Cash Bar

Opportunity to network with ANA President Pamela Cipriano

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Banquet and Live Auction

Florence Nightingale Joins Us

Wes Frank, Auctioneer

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Monday, October 5, 2015

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Registration

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome from Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM ANA Guiding the Future of Nursing

Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA- BC, FAAN

ANA President

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Exhibitor Break

10:30 AM Silent Auction Ends

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Education Breakout Sessions

Topics: A. Leadership

Health Care for American Indians: What Practicing Nurses Need to Know

Tom Stenvig and Bev Warne

B. Clinical

Emerging Drugs of Abuse: Toxicity and Management

Billi Bartel

C. Self-Care

Integrative Medicine

Sally Williams and Marcia Jones

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Education Breakout Sessions

Topics: A. Leadership

State of the South Dakota Nursing Workforce: Data, Trends and Opportunities

Linda Young

B. Clinical

Recognizing the Potential: The Nurses Role in Suicide Prevention

Janell Christenson

C. Self-Care

Revitalizing Your Spirit For Nursing

Sandi Thorson

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Award Luncheon

Invitation to the 2016 Convention

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM Exhibitor Break

2:15 PM – 3:45 PM Addressing Nurse Fatigue to Promote Safety and Health: Joint Responsibilities of Registered Nurses

and Employers to Reduce Risk

Barbara Hobbs

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM Evaluation/Adjournment

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Annual Meeting Minutes

SDNA Annual Meeting

October 5, 2014

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM MT

• President:

• Past President:

Vice President:

• Treasurer:

• Secretary:

• GRC Chair:

• Priorities Task Force Chair:

• District 1, 2, 3 President:

• District 4 President:

• District 7 President:

• District 9 President:

• District 10 President:

District 11 President:

NPASD Representative

• Executive Director

SDNA Office

Margie Washnok

Becky Nichols

Deb Fischer Clemens

Kay Foland

Carrie Clausen-Hansen

Darcy Sherman Justice

Pat Shaver

Barb Goehring

Pat Sudbeck

Eileen Bruner

Marion Eberhard

Rebecca Glidden

Lori Wegehaupt

Eric Ollila

• = member present

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Minutes respectfully submitted by,

Kay Foland, Secretary

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Convention Information

Standing Rules for the

SDNA Annual Convention Business Meetings

• Rule 1.

• Rule 2.

• Rule 3.

• Rule 4.

• Rule 5.

To obtain the floor, a Member shall rise, address the Chair (“Mr. or Madam President”), give his or her name

and district and, upon recognition by the Chair, may speak.

No Member shall speak in debate on any one motion or question for more than two minutes.

No Member may speak more than once to a motion or question if a Member who has not spoken wishes to do so.

Members shall limit their remarks to the merits of the pending motion or question.

Business interrupted by a recess of the meeting shall be resumed at the next business meeting at the point

where it was interrupted.

Resolutions

Honorary and Commemorative Resolutions can originate from any district or by an individual member and may be

brought from the floor. The procedure for presenting Substantive Resolutions as adopted by the SDNA Board of Directors

on October 7, 2012, to encourage presentation of thoughtful and constructive resolutions on the part of the Membership

through approved channels, is as follows:

Substantive Resolutions must comply with the following process and timeline:

1. Substantive Resolutions must be submitted to the SDNA Board of Directors (Board) on or before January 1st of the

year in which the resolution will be considered;

2. The Board will review any Substantive Resolution(s) that have been submitted to the Board at its regularly scheduled

winter board meeting;

3. Additional information that the Board deems appropriate may be requested. The individual submitting the Substantive

Resolution(s) must submit said information by April 1st of that year. The Board may also request that the individual

submitting the Substantive Resolution(s) appear at the regularly scheduled spring board meeting to present;

4. The Board will give final consideration to the Substantive Resolution(s) at the regularly scheduled spring board

meeting;

5. Any Substantive Resolution(s) approved by the Board will be published to membership during the summer and

presented to membership at the SDNA Annual Meeting for a vote of the membership;

6. The Board will direct appropriate action of SDNA to carry out any Substantive Resolution(s) passed by membership and

will allocate appropriate resources if and when available.

Definition of Terms:

• Commemorative Resolution: deals with the commemoration of important events or developments in nursing, in

specific fields, or in government.

• Honorary Resolution: gives recognition to individuals who have made significant contributions to nursing.

• Substantive Resolution: deals with the basic principles and policies of the Association, or issues of statewide concern to

nurses as practitioners and citizens.

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SDNA Board of Directors Meeting

Sunday, October 5, 2014

9:10 AM MT – 11:40 AM MT

• President:

Vice President:

• Treasurer:

• Secretary:

• GRC Chair:

• Priorities Task Force Chair:

• District 1, 2, 3 President:

• District 4 President:

• District 7 President:

• District 9 President:

• District 10 President:

District 11 President:

NPASD Representative

• Executive Director

SDNA Office

Margie Washnok

Deb Fischer Clemens

Kay Foland

Carrie Clausen-Hansen

Darcy Sherman Justice

Pat Shaver

Barb Goehring

Pat Sudbeck

Eileen Brunner

Marion Eberhard

Rebecca Glidden

Lori Wegehaupt

Eric Ollila

• = member present

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Minutes respectfully submitted by,

Kay Foland, Secretary

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President

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2015 Candidates

Margie Washnok

• School/College of Nursing: Jamestown

College with BAN, Texas Woman’s

University with MSN, CWU Frances

Payne Bolton School of Nursing with

DNP

• Area of Practice: Nursing Education

• Present position and place of

employment: Professor in Nursing

at Presentation College; Part-time

instructor at Walden in online nursing programs; Nurse

Consultant with NurseTim from Minneapolis.

• Personal Statement: I was in the first year of my second

term as SDNA Vice President when I assumed the office of

President of SDNA in July 2014, when the elected President

was no longer able to serve in that position. Since that time

I have met our ANA President, Pamela Cipriano, assisted our

SDNA Board Members to write SDNA Strategic Goals, and

worked with the Sioux Falls area (District 10) to connect

with President Cipriano to join SDNA and be the Keynote

at the SDNA Convention in October 2015. I would like to

continue my role as president of the SDNA for another two

years.

I had the privilege to present information about SDNA at the

Nursing Student Association of South Dakota (NSASD) at

their annual convention in February 2015. At this meeting

I encouraged nursing students who were graduating in

May 2015 to join SDNA/ANA. I also attained one of the

graduating nursing students to become the liaison between

NSASD and SDNA. The board and I believe this connection

will assist SDNA to gain graduating nursing students as

members within the first six months of graduation.

I believe it is important for nurses across the state to

connect with nursing students in their communities and

encourage them to join SDNA/ANA after graduation. I

believe it is then important to mentor new graduates and

new members during their first year as members of SDNA/

ANA. I plan to assist in this mentoring, and challenge

all SDNA members to do the same. We can also utilize

the SDNA Liaison between SDNA and NSASD to provide

leadership in attaining new members each year from the

graduating senior nursing students. These methods will

assist SDNA to meet their Strategic Goal of: “implement

measures to grow membership by acquiring, engaging, and

retaining members”.

and nursing related issues. This is one of the methods we

can implement two of our strategic goals:

1. Support a safe, ethical, and healthy work environment

for all nurses.

2. Enhance high quality and safety of client care within a

changing health care environment.

I would like to continue as SDNA’s President for the next

two years to assist the organization towards attaining their

Strategic Goals. I would also like to meet with each district

in person or via FaceTime/Skype or other technology to

assist members with the projects in their communities.

Vice President

Nancy Fahrenwald

• School/College of Nursing:

South Dakota State University

– BS; University of Portland – MS ;

University of Nebraska Medical Center

– PhD

• Area of Practice: ANCC Board

Certified as an Advanced Public Health

Nursing (APHN-BC)

• Present position and place of

employment: Dean and Professor, SDSU College of Nursing

• Personal Statement: In the next five years, our challenge as

nurses is to harness our opportunities to influence health

policies, health outcomes, and our profession. Leadership

development for our current and future nurses is essential.

In my roles as nurse scientist, academic administrator,

professional service leader and a member of the nursing

profession, I have had the opportunity to participate

in leadership mentorship, training, and progressive

engagement within nursing and allied health organizations.

Health care boards need nurses at the table to represent

the voices of the patients we serve, the students we educate,

and the profession we share. In my role as an SDNA leader,

I will seek every opportunity to further develop our future

members and professional leaders.

I believe it is important for nurses to be members of SDNA/

ANA to provide political direction to our State and US

Senators and House of Representatives. By doing this, we

provide facts to the members of Congress concerning health

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2015 Candidates

Treasurer

Deb Fischer-Clemens

• School/College of Nursing: Mount

Marty College, Yankton, SD; Master

of Health Services Administration,

College of St. Francis, Joliet, Ill.

• Area of Practice: Advocacy

• Present position and place of

employment: Sr. Vice President of

Public Policy, Avera Health

• Personal Statement: As I considered

placing my name on the ballot for Treasurer of SDNA, these

issues kept going through my thoughts:

o Preparing for health care delivery of the future

o Preparing for payment system reforms in the future

o Helping to reform Medicaid to ensure health care access

for those at the margins of society

o Nursing image and visibility

o Workplace advocacy

o Nurse education

o Nursing shortage

o Long-term viability of the SDNA

If not SDNA, then who will work on these issues as we

prepare together to face the future as nurses in South

Dakota. I am ready to help lead those efforts.

Lois Tschetter

• School/College of Nursing: South

Dakota State University, BS, MS; EdD

University of South Dakota

• Area of Practice: Maternal/Newborn

• Present position and place of

employment: Associate Professor,

SDSU College of Nursing

• Personal Statement: I am pleased to

submit my name in nomination for

the office of Treasurer of SDNA. I am strongly committed

to working to maintain the visibility of our professional

organization which represents the largest group of health

care providers in our state. I am beginning my 41st year of

membership in SDNA, and would enjoy serving in the role

of treasurer.

I will continue the current procedures set in place to

monitor the fiscal affairs of SDNA and provide reports

on the financial status of the organization to leadership

and members. Managing the financial resources of this

organization to optimize our ability to represent the nursing

perspective of health care is a challenge I welcome.

Nominations Committee

Linda Burdette

• School/College of Nursing: Associate

Degree in Nursing, Presentation

College, Aberdeen, SD; Bachelor of

Science in Nursing, SDSU; Master of

Science in Nursing, SDSU; second

option Master as Family Nurse

Practitioner, SDSU; and PhD in

Nursing, SDSU.

• Area of Practice: Family, Community/

Public Health

• Present position and place of employment: Assistant

Professor, South Dakota State University (SDSU) Aberdeen

Accelerated Nursing Program located on the campus of

Northern State University.

• Personal Statement: As the United States moves forward

in transforming healthcare, it is essential that Professional

Nurses play an active role in this transformation. As

members of our professional organization, we can speak

as a unified voice to assure: access to high quality care;

nursing’s ability to practice to the full extent of their

education and training, nurses; and nursing as a full partner

in redesigning healthcare.

Paula Goddard

• School/College of Nursing: Bachelor

Degree from West Virginia University

School of Nursing; Master Degree

from South Dakota State University

College of Nursing

• Area of Practice: Public Health

• Present position and place of

employment: Retired

• Personal Statement: Nursing

continues to be vital in the health of individuals, families,

communities, the nation and the work. Each individual

nurse makes a significant impact, and then together via

our professional organization, whether as an actively

participating member or as a card-carrying member, we

have and can continue to enhance and strengthen our

capability to serve.

Mary Anne Krogh

• School/College of Nursing: SDSU;

St. Mary’s University – MS Nurse

Anesthesia; SDSU – PhD Nursing

• Area of Practice: Nurse Anesthesia

• Present position and place of

employment: Program Director,

Mount Marty Nurse Anesthesia

Program

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• Personal Statement: The needs of nursing in health care

are accelerating at a rapid pace; this is particularly true for

advanced practice nurses. Health care economics and an

established record of safe, quality care will be crucial to the

protection and advancement of scope of practice rights for

all advance practice nurses, both at the primary care and the

tertiary care levels. For these scope of practice protections

to become a reality, nurses must work together at the state

level to assure that all nurses are able to function to the

highest level of training and experience.

Becky Nichols

• School/College of Nursing: ADN,

University of South Dakota; BSN,

South Dakota State University; MSN,

University of Nebraska Medical Center;

PMC, University of Nebraska Medical

Center

• Area of Practice: Adult Nurse

Practitioner

• Present position and place of

employment: Nurse Practitioner, Surgical Institute of South

Dakota

• Personal Statement: I have been an Advanced Practice

Registered Nurse since 2009. Prior to that I worked as a

RN in the ICU, first at the bedside, and then as an educator,

and finally as a APRN (combined CNS/CNP role). In 2010,

I joined Surgical Institute of South Dakota. My primary

responsibilities are management of surgical and trauma

inpatients including: daily rounding, field all calls, pages

and questions regarding patients, admitting, consulting

and discharging. I work closely with the case managers

and social workers to coordinate discharge planning and

collaborate with advanced practice providers, physicians,

nurses and other medical professionals to provide holistic

care. Professionally, I have been an active member of South

Dakota Nurses Association, serving in different positions

from district to state president, continuing education

committee, bylaws committee and others. Additionally,

I am a national member of the American Academy of

Nurse Practitioners. I am a life-long learner, interested in

research and in presenting education to others. I believe

that continuing to learn and grown in my profession is

necessary to provide safe, effective and evidence-based care

to our patients. Because of that belief, I felt that it was

important for me to return to school to complete postmaster’s

certification as a family nurse practitioner which

I completed this May and will be taking national boards for

this August.

Continuing Nursing Education Committee

Kathy Jorgensen

• School/College of Nursing: BSN from

Mt. Marty College; MA in Adult &

Higher Education from USD; MSN in

Family Nursing Management from

Creighton University; RN from St.

John’s School of Nursing, Huron, S.D.

• Area of Practice: Psych, Peds,

Medical-Surgical, Geriatrics, Nursing

Management

• Present position and place of employment: Presently

teaching clinicals for USD, (BSN & ASN students) SDSU

(Generic BSN and NAC students). Do some consultant work

for Avera Education & Staffing Solutions (Interim DON

for Nursing Home, Consultant for newly appointed DON of

Nursing Home, Assisting with Correction Plans for Nursing

Homes after Accreditation visits, etc.). Currently the

Director of the Summer Student Nurse Program at Avera

Sacred Heart Hospital (summers).

• Personal Statement: As always, the “only constant about

nursing is change” and membership in South Dakota Nurses

Association offers me an avenue to stay current in this

profession. The committees, task forces as well as literature

and presentations assist nurses throughout the state to

have an educated voice within the South Dakota healthcare

arena.

Michelle McGregor

• School/College of Nursing: BS and

MSN from SDSU

• Area of Practice: Clinical Practice

Education

• Present position and place of

employment: Director of the Center

for Learning-Sioux Falls Region

Sanford Health

• Personal Statement: Lifelong learning

promotes personal and professional growth which provides

nurses with the skills and knowledge necessary for an

ever changing patient care environment. Nurses influence

quality care outcomes through a commitment to learn and

apply new knowledge.

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Janice Noonan

• School/College of Nursing: SDSU,

undergraduate BSN Degree; University

of Phoenix, Master of Science in

Nursing Degree

• Area of Practice: Nursing Education;

Mental/Psychiatric Nursing;

Gerentology; Case Management

• Present position and place of

employment: Nursing Instructor at

Presentation College in Aberdeen, S.D.

• Personal Statement: As a member of the Continuing

Education Committee, my obligation is to uphold the

position statements of the American Nurses Association

and the National League for Nurses. My job is to follow the

new ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses, as well as educate new

nurses and nursing students to follow the Code as well.

I also fell it is my responsibility to know what issues are

currently being watched at the local, state, and national

levels, inform other constituents, and encourage members

to contact politicians to act accordingly to further the

nursing profession and improve healthcare nationwide.

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2015 Candidates

Core Issues Task Force

Marie Cissell

• School/College of Nursing: Methodist

School of Nursing – Diploma; SDSU

- BSN; University of Mary - Masters of

Nursing in Education

• Area of Practice: Faculty

• Present position and place of

employment: Instructor – SDSU Sioux

Falls Campus

• Personal Statement: I believe

there is a need for nurses to take the lead in creating

interdisciplinary caring environments. In order for this to

occur, nurses need to have educational opportunities to gain

a fuller understanding of this leadership role. Health care

is rapidly changing and nurses need to take the initiative

to make changes that will impact the quality of care for the

patient now and in the future.

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President’s Message

Margie Washnok APRN, MS, DNP

Over the past year I have represented SDNA at the Presidents Immersion Course, conference calls with ANA Board and

Presidents, and at the ANA Membership Assembly. I obtained ANA’s 2014-2016 Strategic Goals at the Presidents Immersion

Course, which assisted SDNA officers to write their Strategic Goals, which will be discussed at the SDNA Annual meeting

during the 2015 Convention.

During ANA’s Membership Assembly, I was able to meet with our two US Senators and our US House of Representive and their

assistants to provide information about bills related to the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (HR 2713), The

Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act (HR 2083/S 1132), The Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act (HR 1342/S 578), and

the Improving Veterans Access to Care Act (HR 1247). All were receptive of the information and will continue to connect with

me.

ANA has some pilot projects in states to increase membership. These will be discussed at the 2016 Membership Assembly to

determine which project was more effective, and should be implemented. One method that has evidence for improving and

retaining membership is, mentoring new graduates, as well as; new members. I urge each SDNA to mentor a new graduate and

a nurse who is thinking of joining or just joined your district. This can be accomplished by meeting with the nursing students

in your local districts, providing information about SDNA and ANA, and a method to stay in contact with the students. SDNA

has begun this process by inviting the NSASD President to our State Convention, and by obtaining a graduate nursing student

who was a member of the NSASD Board in 2014-2015. This graduate is Katie Shea. She will be the liaison between SDNA

and NSASD. When mentoring new graduates we may also need to assist them to work with nurses who continue to “eat

their young” to provide guidance how to work with these nurses and remain in the profession. We also need to determine

why some nurses are so cruel to new graduates and new hires into health care agencies. This is important because we want

our new nurses to remain in the profession so those of retirement age can retire. ANA has a publication titled “Imagine a

Nation without Nurses” which includes information how Registered Nurses make a difference across health care. We are the

largest segment of the health care workforce. We deliver essential care for people in various settings. The US Bureau of Labor

Statistics predicts that there will be a 20.1% growth of nurses needed over the next decade. This is another reason why we need

to retain new nurses. I believe it is our responsibility ethically to implement measures to retain nurses, as well as to care for

each other and our patients.

For 2015-2016 year, I urge each SDNA member to mentor a new graduate by working with the person as a nursing student or

when the new graduate begins at your institution/agency. Also, provide information to seasoned nurses to why it is important

for them to join SDNA and ANA. One method to accomplish this is to provide information about the Revised Code of Ethics for

Nurses with Interpretive Statements. This would not have been possible without the work of ANA members.

I urge each of you to utilize ANA’s website: www.nursingworld.org to obtain information about the Code of Ethics, free

webinars for members, and other valuable information. Our Code of Ethics guides our practice, including all the specialty

areas. Provision 1 requires nurses to respect other by providing compassion and respect for the people we care for. Provision

2 is the commitment to the patient, including individuals, families, groups, and communities. Provision 3 is advocacy for the

patient to protect his/her rights, health, and safety. Provision 4 is accountability and responsibility for nursing practice to

make decisions and take consistent action with the obligation to promote health and provide high quality care. Provision 5 is

duty to self and duty to others, which includes the responsibility to promote health and safety, preserve wholeness, maintain

competent practice, and to grow professional and personally. Provision 6 includes contribution to healthcare environments by

establishing, maintaining, and improving ethical environment in work settings and conditions of employment so safe, high

quality care can be provided. Provision 7 is advancement of the nursing profession, which includes in all roles and setting

through research and scholarly activities. Provision 8 is promotion of community and world health and is accomplished

by nurses collaborating with other health care professionals and the public to protect peoples’ rights, promote health, and

reduce health disparities. Provision 9 is promotion of the nursing profession, carried out through professional organizations.

The provision is also accomplished by the nurse articulating values, maintaining integrity of the nursing profession, and

integrating principles of social justice into nursing practice and health policy.

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SDNA Treasurer’s Report

Deb Fischer-Clemens, RN, BSN, MHA

This past year started off with a bang for the SDNA. Eric Ollila, our new contract executive took over the reins by jumping into

running the convention. Midwest Solutions continues with the lobbying and managing our financial documents. We created

a budget for our July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 fiscal year with a $5,600 deficit. A budget is a snapshot in time and, from

past experience we had seen a average of $5,000 in profits for fiscal years beginning in 2008.

As a result of the transition to new leadership, and the bookkeeping involved, an expense for lobbying for last fiscal year was

paid in the new fiscal year and a check for next fiscal year was paid in this fiscal year. This resulted in a variance of negative

$5,036.03.

Convention and the auction is one of our income generating programs. Income over expense was $8,130.89: $4,935.00 +

$15,268.00 = $20,203.00 - $12,072.17 = $8,130.83; Good work District 1- on a successful convention.

Nurses Day at the Legislature, our second major program, resulted in a $966.91 profit over budget.

Fundraising by the districts resulted in a small increased revenue.

The spring workshop was our third major funding event that resulted in a $2,456.13 profit.

We planned and coordinated a Leader’s at All Levels with the Nursing Workforce/SDBON resulting in a break-even event.

In addition, we had an unexpected expense for C-NET of $1,571.36.

As of June 30, 2015, we have cash on-hand of $84,536.96. Thank you for your support and assistance in managing the fiscal

work of the association.

Executive Director’s Report

Eric Ollila

The last year has been one of both learning and accomplishment. Membership us up 45 members from a year ago, attendance

at our conferences has been strong, and with a year’s worth of new networking, I plan to help revenues rise. The energy and

enthusiasm I’ve seen in just this short time on the part of SDNA members is incredible and welcome. If any individuals know

the importance of both strong, capable, intelligent individuals and of teamwork, it most certainly must be Registered Nurses. A

synopsis of the administrative work of the SDNA follows:

Executive Director: The Association contracts for executive director and other office/bookkeeping services. These contractual

relationships allow the Association to reduce overhead while maintaining the office and day-to-day operations. The Association

is not responsible for office equipment, utilities, maintenance, rent, etc., but is instead benefitting from a sharing of office

resources.

Lobbying/Government Relations: During the 2015 Legislative Session, Midwest Solutions lobbied on behalf of the SDNA.

Legislative updates were emailed to SDNA members weekly to keep members apprised of the legislative issues and the current

status of bills impacting the nursing profession and SDNA members. Additionally, teleconferences were held weekly with the

Government Relations Committee to discuss bills of interest and the current status of each.

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Action Alerts were emailed to membership throughout the 2015 Legislative Session. Please take action when you receive these

Action Alerts and please do so within the timeframe set forth in the Action Alert. Bills move quickly through the legislative

process. The Action Alerts are sent with instructions and a timeframe to allow SDNA members to participate in the legislative

process and impact the ultimate disposition of bills.

We work hard to ensure that SDNA’s voice is heard, but legislators need to hear from their constituents about issues important

to the nursing profession – not just during the legislative session, but throughout the year. You will never know what an

impact you can have on the legislative process until you get involved!

We would like to thank the Government Relations Committee and its chair, Carrie Clausen Hansen, along with the SDNA

members, nurses and students that participated in Nurses Day at the Legislature (NDL) or through the Action Alert process.

We appreciate your time, talents and all that you do to engage legislators on SDNA issues. We look forward to the 2016

Legislative Session and hope to see many of you at NDL!

Communications:

Newsletter: Our quarterly publication is the “South Dakota Nurse,” and we mail it to all nurses who hold a license in South

Dakota. The Association currently contracts with Arthur Davis Publishing.

Website: SDNA’s website can be found at www.sdnurses.org. We continue to update content on a regular basis to reflect current

events and information. Don’t forget that we have a “Calendar of Events” with information on upcoming SDNA activities and

events. And the SDNA should have a new website by Convention, so we’ll have something new to explore.

Facebook: If you’ve not done so, please “like” the SDNA. Our Facebook “friends” continue to grow in number. We currently

have 195 likes, an increase of 44 since last Convention. We routinely post event information, surveys, articles, ANA

information, etc. It’s a great way to stay informed. SDNA’s Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/sdnurses.

Membership: As of August 2015, the Association had 432 members, up 45 members from August 2014. We continue to

reach out to individuals whose memberships are coming up for renewal prior to, at and following the renewal period. The

Association continues to work hard to engage the next generation of nurses.

We also encourage each of you to recruit one new member a year. Are there colleagues that are not currently members of the

Association that you could recruit? Nurses need to hear from other nurses on the value of membership in SDNA. If you would

like membership applications or other membership material, please contact the office and we would be happy to provide them.

Non-Dues Revenue: Non-dues revenue accounts for much of the Association’s operating budget. With the downturn in the

economy, the Association, like many others, saw the non-dues revenue streams take a hit. We’ve worked hard to modify the

budget and the way we do business to account for lean times.

The Association has developed continuing education programs and events that benefit nurses. The Association evaluates these

programs on an ongoing basis. The Board and districts focus on presenting topics that are relevant and interesting to our

members.

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Budget vs Fiscal Year End Report

Fiscal Year July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

Income Statement

Prepared

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Fiscal Year July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

Expense Statement

Prepared

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Fiscal Year July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

Expense Statement

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President: Pat Shaver

Vice President: Lani White

Secretary: Dawn Warren

Government Relations: Linda Wolden

Nominations: Kay Foland

Membership: Leslie Wilkerson

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District Reports

Districts 1, 2, & 3

Districts 1, 2 and 3 were pleased to host the SDNA Convention in Rapid City in October of 2014 and appreciated the great

turnout of members who attended. Linda DeLong was honored as the District 1 - 3 Nurse of the Year.

District meetings were in September, October, and November of 2014, and January, March, April, July, and September of

2015; we welcomed new members and visitors to each of the meetings. Most meetings were held on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM.

Meeting locations were Rapid City Regional Hospital, the Grille at Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn, or Minerva’s Restaurant at

the Ramkota Hotel. The following programs were presented: Kevin Queen of Rapid City Regional Hospital on “What is Magnet

Status?” and three DNP students who presented their Practice Improvement Projects: Ericka Privitt on “Effects of Meal Breaks

on ICU Nurses”; Kim Mitzel-Oberloh on “Decreasing Illness-Related Absences in School Age Children through Hand Hygiene

Education”; and Laura Schirber on “Reducing Urinary Catheter Days and Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections by Daily

Nurse Rounding.”

The annual Dessert with the Legislators was held November 20, 2014. This continues to be an important event; member

and legislator attendance was excellent and a good discussion of issues was held. District members raised funds for SDNA by

working at the Central States Fair in Rapid City during August 2015.

Fall district meetings for 2015 are scheduled for October 20 (Minerva’s Restaurant at the Ramkota 5:30 pm) and the November

Dessert with the Legislators (date and place to be determined). Future district meetings will be January, March, and April or

May (with Nurses Day at the Legislature in February). Members are encouraged to mark their calendars and attend. E-mail

announcements with agenda will be sent out before each meeting.

Respectfully submitted,

Pat Shaver

Districts 1,2 & 3 President

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District 4

District four met in September and October 2014, and January, February, and April 2015. Most meetings were held on Monday

or Tuesday evenings. Meeting location was Presentation College classroom. The district invites all members and those looking

for membership to the meetings. However, the district struggles, as other districts do, to have attendance at the meetings.

The district president recently sent out a survey to collect data on best meeting days, times, venues, and other activities to

offer at meetings (other than pressing business). The survey went out in July 2015 and the president is currently collecting the

data back from members.

District 4 nurses, in cooperation with the Sigma Theta Tau International-Rho Xi Chapter members, provided “Welcome to the

Profession” noon luncheons for South Dakota State University (Accelerated Program) Nursing graduates on December 4, 2014.

The groups provided the same lunch-and-learn session for the Presentation College Nursing graduates on April 23, 2015. The

district plans to continue this tradition in December 2015 and in Spring 2016

Many members of District four attended the SDNA convention in Rapid City on October 5-6, 2014. District four was honored

to have the following members receive awards:

Vicky Sieh – District 4 Nurse of the Year

Charles Pugsley – SDNA Rookie of the Year

Carrie Clausen-Hansen – Distinguished Service Nurse of the Year

Diana Hayes – Nurse Educator of the Year

Our members look forward to the upcoming 2015 SDNA convention in Sioux Falls on October 4-5, and we plan to bring

items for the live and silent auctions. We also plan to provide nursing services by volunteering to staff the First Aid Booth at

the Brown County Fair, August 11-16, 2015. This is an annual fundraiser for the district. Thank you to all the members that

worked to set up the booth, gather supplies, and volunteer time to staff the booth during the week. We take the months of May

through August off for family vacations, weddings, and fairs. We plan to resume monthly meetings in September 2015.

Respectfully submitted,

Janice Noonan, MSN, RN District IV President

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District 10

District 10 continues to meet monthly at CJ Calloway’s on the first Tuesday of every month. We are preparing for the annual

state South Dakota Nurses Association convention to be held October 4-5 , 2015 at the Downtown Holiday Inn. We are

extremely excited to have as our keynote speaker Pam Cipriano, the President of the ANA. The programing committee has put

together a great line up of presenters, there will be something for all who attend. The theme for the convention is ”What would

Florence think?” We are presenting three tracks: clinical, leadership and self-improvement.

We just completed another project in May as well. We put on a workshop “Ethics in Nursing: What Nurses Need to Know”

it was very well attended and had great reviews that the content was extremely applicable to today’s issues. We had a profit

of $2, 415.32 after expenses, with great turnout of 160 attendees. We also cosponsored a workshop with the Center for

Nursing Workforce, “Leadership At All Levels.” This joint venture was well attended with 66 registrations. We also had a small

fundraiser for coffee this past year; that generated $271.65 net income.

In conclusion District 10 has been busy for sure! We are seeing that activities that work well for this area are well put together

workshops that offer education at a value to our members and to the nursing community as well. This might be a way to

meet the needs of our members better in the future. A big thanks to Darcy Schulman-Justice for her skill at scheduling great

speakers with great content.

Sincerely,

Marian Eberhard

District 11

District 11 hosted Darcy Sherman-Justice and Teresa Frederick presenting “Is Social Media Friend or Foe” at USD for members

and USD nursing students in early October. Those attending found it very interesting. Later in October we helped with a Pizza

Ranch fundraiser in Yankton for the benefit of The Servant Heart Clinic which provides medical care to those who can’t afford it.

We had a good turnout of members and a number of MMC nursing students who helped with the project as well as ate the great

pizza. Some of the staff gave us an interesting presentation about the clinic afterwards.

In November the members brought gifts for the Human Services Center patients. Many of the patients wouldn’t get anything if

not for the generosity of volunteers.

John Lushbough, organizer of the Vermillion Weekend Back Pack Food Program, talked to a full room of members and many

USD nursing students. The presentation was very interesting and a number of students offered to help during the school years.

On Thursdays between 200 and 300 back packs are filled at the VMS so they are ready to be taken home by students on Friday.

In March, Jean Hunhoff, gave a very interesting presentation on Legislative issues this year in Pierre. She talked to a room full of

members and MMC students. There were a number of questions and the discussions were very informative.

Our May meeting discussion was around awards and possible nominations as well as needing to find another district president

since our present one needed to resign due to school and family responsibilities. All members are encouraged to think about

running for an office in the district as well as state wide.

During the free noon meals at the Vermillion Jolley School this summer our district members assisted with the Friday Back Pack

program. A big “thank you” goes to all who volunteered their time.

In July we met at MMC in Yankton. Kathy Jorgensen has agreed to be our District 11 president. Thank you Kathy. We discussed

some plans for this fall and encouraged members to attend the SDNA convention in Sioux Falls in October.

Submitted by Joanne Tieman

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SDNA gives awards in the following areas:

1. Distinguished Service

2. District Nurse of the Year

3. Joy of Nursing

4. The Nurse Educator

5. Nursing Practice

6. Pioneer in Nursing

7. Rookie of the Year

8. SDNA Hall of Fame

Awards Committee

District Nurse of the Year award for each district is chosen by that district. The President of each district must submit the

nominee by August 1. There are specific criteria for each one which can be found on the SDNA website, www.sdnurses.org. Each

nominee must be a SDNA member. This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize fellow nurses who are doing an outstanding

job in their jobs and communities. Nominators much provide narrative statements describing the nominee’s compliance with

established criteria for the awards. The Awards Committee considers all nominations and informs the SDNA Board of Directors of

the award recipients. Award recipients are invited to attend the SDNA Convention for presentation of awards. If an award recipient

cannot be present, the presentation is made in absentia.

Charles Pugsley RN, Chair

July 2015

Bylaws Committee

The Bylaws Committee consists of at least five SDNA members, appointed by the SDNA Board for two-year terms, with three

members appointed in odd years, and two members appointed in even years. The current Bylaws Committee information is listed

in the table below.

SDNA Bylaws review occurs in even years. The last SDNA Bylaws revisions were presented and approved at the annual meeting of

the 2014 SDNA Convention.

Note: Last year, ANA contacted SDNA to update required changes to the current Bylaws. Discussions at the last year’s convention

began, but the ANA had drafted their request improperly so these changes are to be addressed at this year’s convention. Attached

are the changes made to the Bylaws last year. ANA found all the proposed amendments to the Bylaws acceptable to ANA standards

and accepted these revisions, as did SDNA.

SDNA BYLAWS COMMITTEE

Role Name Address District Home Phone Work Phone Email Address Term Start Term End

Chair Charles Pugsley

198 Southshore Dr.

Mina, SD 57451

4 605-431-5026 626-4300 cxpugsley@gmail.com 2014 2016

Member

Member

Member

Member

Roberta Olson

Becky Nichols

Vacant

Vacant

1303 Wahpeton Pass

Brookings, SD 57006

4916 S. Galway Ave.

Sioux Falls, SD 57106

9 605-692-8533

688-5178

688-6119

Roberta_Olson@sdstate.edu 2014 2016

10 605-271-5060 322-2600 Beckynichols15@gmail.com 2014 2016

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South Dakota Nurses Association Bylaws

ARTICLE I

NAME, PURPOSES, FUNCTIONS

SECTION 1. NAME

a. The name of this association shall be the South Dakota Nurses Association, hereinafter referred to as SDNA.

b. SDNA shall be a constituent association of the American Nurses Association, hereinafter referred to as ANA.

SECTION 2. PURPOSES

a. The purposes of SDNA shall be to:

1. Work for the improvement of health standards and the availability of health care services for all people;

2. Foster high standards of nursing; and

3. Stimulate and promote the professional development of nurses and advance their economic and general

welfare.

b. These purposes shall not be restricted by considerations of age, color, creed, disability, lifestyle, nationality,

race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or health status.

SECTION 3. FUNCTIONS

The functions of SDNA shall be to:

a. Promote standards of nursing practice, nursing education, and nursing services as defined by ANA;

b. Adhere to a code of ethical conduct for nurses as defined by ANA;

c. Represent and speak for the nursing profession in South Dakota;

d. Initiate and influence legislation for the purpose of improving health and promoting the profession;

e. Promote and protect the economic and general welfare of nurses;

f. Promote collaborative relationships with other groups in South Dakota that affect health care;

g. Serve as the central agency in South Dakota for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information

relevant to the nursing profession;

h. Maintain communication with Members through official publications;

i. Provide for representation in the ANA Membership Assembly.

SECTION 1. DEFINITION

The Membership shall be the governing body of SDNA.

ARTICLE II

MEMBERSHIP

SECTION 2. COMPOSITION

The Membership shall be composed of individuals who meet qualifications set forth in these Bylaws and shall not be

restricted from Membership by consideration of age, color, creed, disability, lifestyle, nationality, race, religion, gender, sexual

orientation, or health status.

SECTION 3. QUALIFICATIONS

An individual who is qualified for Membership is one:

a. Who has been granted a license to practice as a registered nurse in at least one state, territory, possession, or

the District of Columbia of the United States and who does not have a license under suspension or revocation

in any state, or one who has completed a nursing education program and is qualified to take the state

recognized exam for registered nurse licensure as a first time writer;

b. Whose application for Membership in SDNA has been accepted in accordance with Association policy;

c. Whose dues to SDNA are not delinquent;

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d. Whose Membership is not under revocation for violation of the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses, the ANA

Bylaws, or these Bylaws; and

e. Whose obligation is to abide by the SDNA and ANA Bylaws and Code of Ethics for Nurses.

SECTION 4. MEMBERSHIP AUTHORITY

In accordance with these Bylaws and relevant sections of the ANA Bylaws, the Membership shall have the authority to:

a. Establish the SDNA Bylaws, dues, priorities, and policy agenda;

b. Adopt a code of ethics and assure development and promulgation of nursing standards; and

c. Delegate authority and define accountability for the implementation of SDNA priorities and policy agenda

terms.

SECTION 5. TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP

a. SDNA/ANA Member: Members whose participation is sanctioned in accordance with established business

arrangements between SDNA and ANA, and allows member entitlement, representation, and full participation

in ANA at the national level as specified in these bylaws.

b. SDNA-Only Member: Members for whom membership is limited to SDNA only, and does not allow member

entitlement, representation, or participation in ANA at the national level as specified in these bylaws.

SECTION 6. MEMBER RIGHTS

a. SDNA/ANA Members. In accordance with these Bylaws and relevant sections of the ANA Bylaws, SDNA/ANA

Members shall have the right to:

1. Participate in the elections of the SDNA Board of Directors, the SDNA Nominations Committee, the SDNA

Delegates to the ANA Membership Assembly, one SDNA District Leadership Team, and the Core Issues Task

Force Chair;

2. Hold Membership in one SDNA district;

3. Hold Membership in the Core Issues Task Force;

4. Participate in SDNA state and District meetings, attend the ANA Membership Assembly, and participate in

or attend other unrestricted SDNA or ANA events and activities;

5. Receive a Membership card and SDNA and ANA communications and publications;

6. Seek election or appointment to any SDNA or ANA position for which the Member is qualified;

7. Attend the Congress of the International Council of Nurses;

8. Transfer Membership from another ANA constituent entity to SDNA without incurring additional dues

payments within that Membership year;

9. Other rights (grievance and appeal) as provided under common parliamentary and statutory laws.

b. SDNA-Only Members. In accordance with these Bylaws, SDNA-Only Members shall have the right to:

1. Participate in the elections of the SDNA Board of Directors, the SDNA Nominations Committee, one SDNA

District Leadership Team, and the Core Issues Task Force Chair;

2. Hold Membership in one SDNA district;

3. Hold Membership in the Core Issues Task Force;

4. Participate in SDNA state and District meetings, and participate in or attend other unrestricted SDNA

events and activities;

5. Receive a Membership card and SDNA communications and publications;

6. Seek election or appointment to any SDNA position for which the Member is qualified;

7. Other rights (grievance and appeal) as provided under common parliamentary and statutory laws.

SECTION 7. ANNUAL MEETING

a. SDNA Membership shall convene annually at a time and place to be determined by the SDNA Board of

Directors;

b. Notice of the annual meeting shall be published and delivered to the Membership at least one month prior to

the date of the meeting;

c. The order of business of each annual meeting shall include:

1. Call to Order

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2. Address of the President

3. Report of Officers

4. Report of Standing Committees

5. Report of Districts

6. Report of Core Issues Task Force

7. Other Business

8. Announcement of Election Results

9. Adjournment

d. Voting at the annual meeting shall be limited to those Members who are present.

SECTION 8. SPECIAL MEETINGS

a. A special meeting of the Membership may be called by two-thirds vote of the SDNA Board of Directors or upon

written request from twenty-five SDNA Members;

b. Notice of special meetings, the agenda, and the proposed rules for conducting business shall be published and

delivered to the Membership at least one month prior to the meeting.

SECTION 9. DISCIPLINARY ACTION

a. Members shall be subject to censure or expulsion for violation of the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses, the ANA

Bylaws, or these Bylaws. No disciplinary action shall be taken against a Member until such Member shall

have been served with written, specific charges, given a reasonable time to prepare a defense, and afforded an

opportunity for a full and fair hearing;

b. Disciplinary action taken by another ANA Constituent Member against one of its individual Members shall be

given full recognition and enforcement by SDNA provided that such action was taken in accordance with the

disciplinary Constituent Member’s Bylaws and disciplinary procedures. If there is no provision for an appeal

within the constituent association, the Member may, within ninety days after notification of such action,

request the SDNA Board of Directors to review any question of law or procedure involved therein;

c. Members expelled under provisions of this section shall be eligible for reinstatement upon application

approved by a two-thirds vote of the Board.

ARTICLE III

DUES

SECTION 1. AMOUNT OF DUES

Amount and categories of dues shall be established by the Membership at its annual meeting. The amount for SDNA/ANA

Members shall be sufficient to provide for individual Membership in SDNA and in ANA, and one SDNA District. The amount

for SDNA-Only Members shall be sufficient to provide for individual Membership in SDNA and one SDNA District, and comply

with established business arrangements between SDNA and ANA for any contribution to ANA. Any change in the present rate

of assessment paid by SDNA to ANA shall be automatically incorporated into the annual dues paid by each member.

SECTION 2. CHANGE OF DUES

a. Dues may be changed without prior notice by a three-fourths majority of SDNA Members registered and

voting at the annual meeting. Voting may occur by voice, show of hands, or secret ballot at the discretion of

the Members. Proposed dues changes that are published and delivered to the Members at least six weeks prior

to the annual meeting may be voted on and passed or rejected by a simple majority of the Members who are

present and voting;

b. No dues shall be refunded or additional dues collected when a change in dues or in dues category is made

within a Membership year.

SECTION 3. PAYMENT

SDNA shall pay dues owed ANA in accordance with policy adopted by the ANA Membership Assembly.

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ARTICLE IV

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SECTION 1. DEFINITION

The Board of Directors, herein referred to as the Board, is the corporate body of SDNA.

SECTION 2. COMPOSITION

a. The Board shall consist of elected officers and directors elected as representatives of SDNA Districts;

b. There shall be five elected officers: a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and a Chair of the

Government Relations Committee;

c. There shall be one director elected as a representative of each SDNA District identified in Article VI.

d. There shall be one director position elected as Core Issues Task Force Chair.

e. The immediate past president shall serve for one year as an ex-officio member with voice but not vote.

SECTION 3. QUALIFICATIONS

a. Members of the Board shall be qualified Members of SDNA throughout the term of office, except for the

President and Vice President who must be SDNA/ANA Members in good standing throughout the term of

office.

b. No Board Member shall serve concurrently as officer or director of another organization if that service can be

expected to result in a conflict of interest with SDNA.

SECTION 4. AUTHORITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

a. The Board shall have authority delegated to it by the Membership, including the duty and power of acting for

the Membership in intervals between annual meetings;

b. The Board shall report and be accountable to the SDNA Membership.

SECTION 5. RESPONSIBILITIES

The Board shall:

a. Develop plans and undertake activities necessary to achieve the priorities and policy agenda established by the

Membership;

b. Develop and implement SDNA policy;

c. Manage SDNA finances;

d. Promote SDNA policy agenda and advocate economic and professional ideals;

e. Direct the management of SDNA’s office and operations;

f. Promote SDNA’s public identity and provide information and education designed to foster nursing

professionalism;

g. Maintain SDNA Bylaws, submitting recommendations for changes to the Membership in accordance with

provisions for amendments contained herein;

h. Assume such other duties as may be described elsewhere in these Bylaws or as may be delegated to it by the

Membership.

SECTION 6. TERMS OF OFFICE

a. Officers and Directors shall be elected for two-year terms of office:

1. Ten of these: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, District Board Positions 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, & 11 and Core

Issue Task Force Chair shall be elected in odd-numbered years;

2. Seven of these: Secretary, Government Relations Chair, District Board Positions 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10 shall be

elected in even-numbered years;

b. No Officer or Director shall serve on the Board more than eight consecutive years, i.e. four two year terms.

An Officer or Director who has served twelve months or more shall be considered to have served a full term.

c. Term of office shall expire upon announcement of a successor to the office.

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SECTION 7. MEETINGS

a. The Board shall meet quarterly at such times and places to be determined by action of the Board;

b. Business requiring action by the Board may be conducted by mail or other media. Such action shall be

subject to ratification at the next regular Board meeting;

c. A special meeting of the Board may be called by the President or upon written request of five Board Members;

d. Notice of any special meeting and of the meeting’s purpose shall be delivered to Members of the Board at least

five days prior to the date of the meeting;

e. Members of SDNA may observe any meeting or portion of meeting of the Board except those meetings or

portions of meetings called for the purposes of considering personnel or legal matters.

SECTION 8. QUORUM

A majority of the Members of the Board shall constitute a quorum at any Board meeting.

SECTION 9. VACANCIES

a. In the course of a twelve-month period, in the event a Board Member has two unexcused absences from

regular Board meetings or three absences, excused or otherwise, the Board shall declare a vacancy in that

position and so notify the Member;

b. In the event of a vacancy in the office of President, the Vice President shall become President for the

unexpired term;

c. In the event of a vacancy of another officer position, the Board shall fill the vacancy by appointment for the

unexpired term.

d. In the event of a vacancy in a District Director position, the Board shall fill the vacancy by appointment with a

Member from the respective District for the unexpired term.

ARTICLE V

OFFICERS OF THE BOARD

SECTION 1. OFFICERS

Officers of the SDNA Board shall be a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and the Chair of the Government

Relations Committee.

SECTION 2. NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS

SDNA Officers shall be nominated and elected in accordance with ARTICLE XI.

SECTION 3. GENERAL DUTIES

SDNA Officers shall perform the duties customary to the position held and such duties as are otherwise described in the

Bylaws or as are assigned by the Board.

SECTION 4. DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT

a. The President shall:

1. Serve as the official representative of SDNA and as its spokesperson on matters of policy and positions;

2. Preside over meetings of Membership, the Board, and the Executive Committee;

3. Serve as ex-officio Member of all SDNA committees, except Nominations Committee;

4. Direct the activity and supervise performance of SDNA’s Chief Executive Officer;

b. The President may delegate duties to another Board Member as necessary and appropriate.

SECTION 5. DUTIES OF THE VICE PRESIDENT

The Vice President shall:

a. Assume the duties of the President in the President’s absence or at the discretion of the President;

b. Succeed to the office of President for the unexpired term if the office of President is vacant;

c. Assume other duties as assigned.

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SECTION 6. DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY

The Secretary shall:

a. Record the minutes for and ensure the maintenance of records for the annual meeting and other meetings of

the Board. Minutes will be available to the Membership;

b. Conduct the general correspondence of the Board;

c. Ensure meeting notice in accordance with these Bylaws;

d. Ensure delivery of notice of election and appointment to SDNA Members and ANA;

e. Ensure delivery of Articles of Incorporation and of Bylaws to ANA;

f. Ensure preservation of all SDNA papers, letters, and transactions;

g. Ensure safekeeping of the corporate seal;

h. Ensure the maintenance of accurate records of the Membership.

SECTION 7. DUTIES OF THE TREASURER

The Treasurer shall:

a. Monitor SDNA’s fiscal and financial affairs;

b. Provide reports of SDNA’s financial status to the Membership, the Board, and the Executive Committee;

c. Provide for the receipt, deposit, and disbursement of all SDNA funds;

d. Ensure sound, accurate, timely management of SDNA books, accounts, and record-keeping procedures,

processes, and systems;

e. Ensure compliance with applicable ANA, governmental, and grant financial management and reporting

requirements.

SECTION 8. DUTIES OF THE CHAIR OF THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE

The Chair of the Government Relations Committee shall:

a. Preside over meetings of the Government Relations Committee;

b. Monitor state legislative activities to align with SDNA Health Policy Agenda;

c. Report the status of events, plans, and activities of the Government Relations Committee to the Membership,

the Board, and the Executive Committee;

d. Coordinate an annual Nurses Day at the Legislature;

e. Collaborate with SDNA lobbyist to maintain a state legislative response network.

SECTION 9. SURRENDER OF PROPERTY

a. The Secretary and the Treasurer shall surrender to their successors all SDNA records and property in their

possession within thirty days of the expiration of their terms of office.

b. With the exception of the Secretary and of the Treasurer, Officers shall surrender to their successors all SDNA

records and property in their possession upon expiration of their terms of office.

ARTICLE VI

DISTRICTS AND DISTRICT LEADERSHIP

SECTION 1. DEFINITION

Each SDNA Member shall be assigned to one of eleven organizational SDNA entities, herein referred to as Districts.

SECTION 2. COMPOSITION

a. Districts shall be composed of SDNA Members who reside within the eleven largest population areas know as:

1) Deadwood/Lead/Sturgis/Spearfish/Belle Fourche

2) Rapid City

3) Hot Springs/Custer/Pine Ridge

4) Aberdeen

5) Huron

6) Pierre

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7) Mitchell

8) Watertown

9) Brookings

10) Sioux Falls

11) Yankton/Vermillion

b. District boundaries shall be clearly defined by county and recorded by the Board. District boundaries may be

changed by a two-thirds vote of the Board;

c. Members who wish to belong to a District other than the one in which they reside shall so notify the SDNA office.

SECTION 3. RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

As entities of SDNA, Districts shall:

a. Be responsible for advancing the purposes of SDNA, particularly those issues related to nursing ethics and

economic and general welfare;

b. With the consent of the Board, establish such District committees as necessary to the advancement of these

purposes;

c. A separate dues structure will not be established by the Districts. All monies are kept centrally with the SDNA

Treasurer. The Districts may request money for special projects from the SDNA Treasurer/Executive Director.

All proceeds from SDNA functions—workshops, convention, and District or State fundraisers are deposited in

the SDNA central account.

d. Abide by provisions as established in SDNA Bylaws.

SECTION 4. FUNCTIONS OF THE DISTRICTS

The functions of the Districts shall be to:

a. Serve as a conduit between the SDNA Membership and the Board;

b. Promote SDNA Member recruitment and development and participation in SDNA and ANA activities which

include, but are not limited to, professional advocacy, professional recognition, and the work of standing

committees;

c. Assist in the development of SDNA positions and position statements;

d. Recommend areas of policy development to the Board;

e. Support implementation of SDNA priorities;

f. Assist in the development of SDNA plans of action; and

g. Host the SDNA annual meeting.

SECTION 5. DISTRICT LEADERSHIP AND LEADERSHIP DUTIES

a. Each District shall be led by an elected leadership team whose Members will work collaboratively to develop

and implement District action plans and otherwise fulfill District responsibilities and functions;

b. District leadership teams shall consist of six SDNA Members, if possible, who shall be:

1. President;

2. Vice President/Program Chair;

3. Secretary;

4. GRC Committee Representative(s);

5. Membership Chair and Representative to State Committee;

6. Nominations Committee Leader

SECTION 6. DISTRICT ELECTIONS

a. Elections for District officers and representatives shall be conducted following procedures established for the

SDNA elections, but shall be focused at the District level.

b. Elections should be conducted during the first month after the close of the SDNA convention (i.e. in

November of each year).

c. The President and Secretary of odd numbered Districts are elected in odd years; even numbered Districts are

elected in even years.

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d. The Vice President of odd numbered Districts is elected in even years; The Vice President of even numbered

Districts is elected in odd years.

e. The Membership Chair/Representative, Government Relations Committee Representative, and Nominations

Committee Leader are elected every two years (even years for Membership and GRC; odd years for

Nominations). These elected officials serve two-year terms, and are eligible for re-election for a maximum of

four years, or two terms.

SECTION 7. DUTIES OF THE DISTRICT OFFICERS

a. The District President shall:

1. Serve as the official representative of the District on the SDNA Board and as its spokesperson on matters of

policy and positions;

2. Preside over meetings of Membership, the Leadership Team, and the District Officers (Vice President,

Secretary, & Government Relations Representative);

3. Serve as ex-officio Member of all District committees, except Nominations Committee;

4. The President may delegate duties to another District Leadership Team Member as necessary and

appropriate.

b. The District Vice President shall:

1. Assume the duties of the District President in the President’s absence or at the discretion of the President;

2. Succeed to the office of President for the unexpired term if the office of District President is vacant;

3. Coordinate District Programming Activities, including fundraisers, speakers for District meetings, and

other program-related activities.

c. The District Secretary shall:

1. Keep the minutes for and ensure the maintenance of records for District meetings;

2. Conduct the general correspondence of the District Leadership Team;

3. Ensure meeting notice in accordance with these Bylaws;

4. Ensure delivery of notice of election and appointment to the District SDNA Members;

5. Ensure the maintenance of accurate records of the District Membership.

SECTION 8. DUTIES OF THE DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES

a. The Membership Representative shall:

1. Serve as the liaison with the SDNA Membership Chair to facilitate recruitment and retention activities of

Members in the District;

2. Set up mentor relationships with new and seasoned District Members to support meeting attendance and

participation.

b. The Government Relations Representative shall:

1. Serve as the Legislative liaison to the elected South Dakota Senators and Representatives in the legislative

districts within the SDNA District;

2. Serve as the representative from the District on the SDNA Government Relations Committee;

c. The Nominations Committee Leader shall:

1. Request that the District Leadership Team appoint two members to the District Nominations Committee

to serve on an annual basis;

2. Chair the District Nominations Committee to develop a slate of officers and District Representatives in

accordance with the SDNA Bylaws Article VI; Section 6: District Elections.

3. May concurrently be a candidate or member of the statewide slate for the Nominations Committee.

SECTION 9. MEETINGS

a. Districts shall meet on a planned basis at such times and places to be determined by the Members.

b. Notice of District meetings shall be published and delivered to the District Membership at least two weeks

prior to the date of the meeting;

c. Business requiring action by the District Officers may be conducted by mail or other media. Such action shall

be subject to ratification at the next regular meeting of the District;

d. District Leadership Teams shall be nominated and elected in accordance with ARTICLE XI of these Bylaws;

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e. Nothing shall prevent a District Leadership Team from appointing or recognizing a District Committee Chair

as an ex-officio Member of the Leadership Team.

SECTION 10. VACANCIES

a. A vacancy in the office of District Leadership Team shall be filled in accordance with ARTICLE IV.

b. Vacancies in Nominations Chair or Membership Representative may be filled at the discretion of the

Leadership Team.

ARTICLE VII

CORE ISSUES TASK FORCE

SECTION 1. DEFINITION

SDNA shall maintain Core Issues Task Force, herein referred to as CITF, through which its Members participate in

improvement and advancement of the nursing profession based on current issues identified through the membership Needs

Assessment.

SECTION 2. COMPOSITION

a. Each CITF shall be composed of SDNA Members who choose to participate in the current core issues

activities.

SECTION 3. RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

As entities of SDNA, CITF shall:

a. Advance purposes of SDNA and the specific core issues;

b. Be supported with SDNA resources and by funds budgeted and allocated by the Board and shall not establish a

separate dues structure; and

c. Receive, deposit, and disburse funds through the SDNA office in accordance with policy adopted by the Board.

SECTION 4. BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES AND LEADERSHIP DUTIES

a. The Core Issues Coordinator (CIC) shall be a member of the SDNA Board of Directors and elected for a twoyear

term by the SDNA membership.

b. The CIC shall coordinate and preside over CITF meetings, report CITF plans, propose positions and activities

to the Board.

c. The CIC will prepare reports for the Annual Book of Reports and may also prepare articles for The Nurse as

necessary to keep SDNA members abreast of their progress.

SECTION 5. FUNCTIONS OF THE CITF

a. CIC Responsibilities:

1. Coordinate the SDNA Needs Assessment process on a timeframe as designated by the SDNA Board of

Directors. This process shall be performed in such a manner that all SDNA members are given the

opportunity to participate; and

2. Report the SDNA Needs Assessment results and recommendations.

b. CITF Responsibilities:

1. Provide a means through which SDNA Members participate in the improvement and advancement of the

profession in an area of nursing practice or issues;

2. Provide a community of peers and a Principal source of expertise in the areas of interest and serve as a

forum for discussion of relevant issues and concerns;

3. Develop positions and recommendations to the Board; and

4. May sponsor continuing education program(s) that reflect the CITF area of nursing practice or interest.

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SECTION 6. MEETINGS

a. CITF shall meet at such times and places to be determined by action of its Members.

b. CITF can conduct meetings in any manner that serves the needs of the committee (e.g. conference call).

ARTICLE VIII

STANDING COMMITTEES

SECTION 1. DEFINITION

SDNA shall maintain Standing Committees that shall assume such duties as are specified in these Bylaws and such other

duties as may be assigned by the Board.

SECTION 2. COMPOSITION

a. Standing Committees shall be the:

1. Executive Committee

2. Government Relations Committee

3. Nominations Committee

4. Bylaws Committee

5. South Dakota Continuing Nursing Education Committee

6. Membership Committee

b. Business requiring action by a Standing Committee may be conducted by mail or other media. Such action

shall be subject to ratification at the next regular meeting of the Committee.

SECTION 3. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

a. The Executive Committee of the Board shall be composed of the five officers of the Board who shall be elected

in accordance with ARTICLE XI;

b. The Executive Committee of the Board shall be responsible for:

1. Preparation of the annual budget

2. Advising the Board regarding the investment and management of SDNA financial accounts

3. Advising the Board regarding the SDNA office’s physical plant and equipment, office operations and

procedures, and human resources management;

c. The Executive Committee shall have all powers of the Board to transact business between Board meetings in

accordance with rules established by the Board. Such transactions shall be reported at the next regular Board

meeting.

SECTION 4. GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE

The Government Relations Committee shall be composed of a Chair, to be elected in accordance with ARTICLE XI, and at least

eleven GRC Members with a minimum of at least one member from each District. GRC membership positions will be filled on

a voluntary basis. This Committee shall be responsible for:

a. Influencing the development of social policy and passage of state legislation and regulations consistent with

SDNA’s priorities, positions, and policy agenda;

b. Undertaking activities and provide mechanisms through which SDNA Members are informed of emerging

social issues and state legislative and regulatory activity and through which SDNA Members are supported in

individual and collective exercise of their civic rights;

c. Development and participation in coalitions whose aims are designed to monitor and/or achieve the SDNA

priorities and policy agenda with Board approval;

d. Supporting the Chair in fulfillment of the duties described in ARTICLE V, Section 8.

SECTION 5. NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

a. The Nominations Committee shall be composed of five members, all of whom are elected by the members-atlarge

to two year terms in accordance with Article XI;

b. Two members will be elected in odd years and three will be elected in even years;

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c. The individual receiving the highest number of votes in that election cohort will serve as chair during the

second year of their term;

d. Members of the Nominations Committee shall not be eligible to run for election as a Member of the Board,

as a District President or CITF Chair, nor as a Delegate to ANA Membership Assembly, nor for election to the

Government Relations Committee;

e. The Nominations Committee shall be responsible for duties in accordance with ARTICLE XI Section 2.

SECTION 6. BYLAWS COMMITTEE

a. The Bylaws Committee shall consist of at least five SDNA Members, appointed by the Board of Directors for

two-year terms, with three Members appointed in odd years, and two Members appointed in even years.

b. The Bylaws Committee shall be responsible for:

1. Interpretation of these Bylaws;

2. Receipt and preparation of proposed amendments to these Bylaws or Articles of Incorporation, report them

to the Board of Directors, and submit them to the SDNA Membership at their annual meeting;

3. Review of Bylaws to determine conformity with Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws of the American

Nurses Association;

4. Review these Bylaws every two years and report findings to the Board of Directors.

5. Accountability to the membership.

SECTION 7. SOUTH DAKOTA CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION COMMITTEE

a. This committee shall be composed of four members. Three members will be elected in accordance with

ARTICLE XI for 4-year terms. No member may serve more than two consecutive terms. One member who

actively practices in academia and/or continuing education and who has a baccalaureate or higher degree in

nursing will be Board-appointed as Lead Nurse Planner (LNP) for a 4-year term. The LNP may be re-appointed

for an unlimited number of terms.

b. This LNP shall be responsible for:

1. Providing oversight and guidance in managing the SNDA-Approved Provider Unit;

2. Assurance that the ANCC Commission on Accreditation standards and guidelines are utilized in planning

continuing education activities for nurses;

3. Serving as a resource for Districts, Members, and others on CNE activities and issues.

4. Identifying and guiding the members of the planning committee to do the following: develop educational

objectives, ensure quality of the educational event including appropriate presenters, resolve any conflicts

of interests for all CNE.

5. Remaining current on CNE criteria.

c. The committee shall be responsible for: determining structural capacity, educational design, and quality

outcomes for the provider unit based upon evaluation of the SDNA Needs Assessment data.

SECTION 8. MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

a. The Membership Committee shall consist of five SDNA members, appointed by the SDNA Board of Directors

for two-year terms, with three members appointed in even years, and two members appointed in odd years.

The committee shall elect its own chairperson.

b. The Membership Committee shall be responsible for:

1. Monitoring trends in membership, and

2. Development and implementation of activities to promote recruitment and retention of Members at the

District and State levels.

ARTICLE IX

REPRESENTATION AT ANA MEETINGS

SECTION 1. ANA MEMBERSHIP ASSEMBLY

a. Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the ANA Membership Assembly shall be elected from the SDNA/ANA

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members for staggered two-year terms in accordance with ARTICLE XI of these Bylaws.

b. The SDNA President, by virtue of his or her election to office, shall serve as a delegate to the ANA Membership

Assembly. The SDNA Vice President, by virtue of his or her election to office, shall serve as the Alternate

Delegate to the ANA Membership Assembly. If both the President and Vice President are unable to attend the

Membership Assembly, the Delegate shall be a member of the Board appointed by the Board.

c. The remaining Delegate to the Membership Assembly shall be elected at large. The candidate for Delegate to

the ANA Membership Assembly with the next highest number of votes shall be declared elected as Alternate

Delegate.Vacancies in the Alternate Delegate positions may be filled by action of the Board.

ARTICLE X

ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATES

SECTION 1. DEFINITION

Organizations which share SDNA’s interest in the improvement of health and nursing standards and in the professional

development and economic and general welfare of nurses may seek recognition and participation in SDNA activities as

Affiliates.

SECTION 2. QUALIFICATIONS

An Affiliate Organization shall:

a. Have a mission and purpose harmonious with the purposes and functions of SDNA;

b. Be comprised of and governed by a majority of registered, licensed nurses or nursing students;

c. Present to SDNA a motion adopted by the governing body of the applicant organization seeking recognition as

an Affiliate Organization;

d. Not be a registered labor organization.

SECTION 3. FEES

The amount and categories of fees for Organizational Affiliates shall be established by the Board of Directors.

SECTION 4. RIGHTS

In accordance with these Bylaws and the pertinent sections of the ANA Bylaws, Organizational Affiliates shall have the right to:

a. Name and register one member to the SDNA annual meeting with voice and vote;

b. Submit names of representatives qualified for appointment to SDNA Councils, task forces, and ad hoc

committees;

c. Submit reports or requests within its area of expertise to the SDNA annual meeting;

d. Such other entitlements as the Board may periodically grant.

SECTION 5. OTHER ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

a. The Nursing Student Association of South Dakota shall be regarded, in terms of rights and responsibilities,

as an Organizational Affiliate of SDNA. In addition to the rights described in Section 4 of this ARTICLE,

Members of the Nursing Student Association of South Dakota shall be welcome to attend unrestricted

meetings of SDNA;

b. Nothing shall prevent the Board from holding the SDNA annual meeting in conjunction with a meeting of the

Nursing Student Association of South Dakota.

ARTICLE XI

ELECTIONS

SECTION 1. QUALIFICATIONS OF VOTERS

SDNA Members in good standing sixty days prior to the first day of the annual meeting shall be eligible to vote in SDNA

elections.

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SECTION 2. NOTICE OF EXPIRATION OF TERMS

Five months prior to the SDNA annual meeting, the Nominations Committee shall publish and deliver to the Membership

the names of current Members of (1) the Board, (2) the Government Relations Committee, (3) the Nominations Committee,

and (4) the Delegates to the ANA Membership Assembly, indicating those whose terms of office will expire at the next annual

meeting and those eligible for re-election, and requesting that Members who are interested in serving in those capacities

submit their names to the Chair of the Nominations Committee.

SECTION 3. APPOINTMENT OF TELLERS

At the pre-convention board meeting, the Board shall appoint a Committee of five Tellers responsible for receiving and

counting ballots. The Tellers shall not be nominees for elected SDNA positions.

SECTION 4. PROCEDURE FOR NOMINATION AND ELECTION

a. Elections will be conducted electronically or by mail ballot. Positions to be elected by the qualified

Membership are:

1. President

2. Vice President

3. Secretary

4. Treasurer

5. Chair of the Government Relations Committee

6. Board of Directors-District Presidents

7. Nominations Committee

8. South Dakota Continuing Nursing Education Committee

9. Delegates to the ANA Membership Assembly

b. Voting on all positions identified in Section 4a is open to all SDNA Members in good standing with the

exception of voting for (4.a.6.) Board of Directors District Directors, in which case voting is restricted to

members holding membership in the Districts represented by the respective position, and (4.a.8) Delegates to

the ANA Membership Assembly, in which case voting is restricted to SDNA/ANA Members.

c. The Nominations Committee shall review names of potential candidates submitted and prepare a ballot for

open positions, endeavoring to present at least two nominees for each position to be filled, and providing

space for write-in candidates for uncontested races;

d. No Member shall be nominated for election who has not consented to serve if elected;

e. If elections are conducted by mail ballot:

1. At least thirty days prior to the annual meeting, the Nominations Committee shall mail one ballot and

two return envelopes to each eligible SDNA Member. Ballots for SDNA/ANA members and SDNA Only

Members shall be printed on two different colors of paper. The smaller of the two return envelopes shall be

marked “ballot.” The larger shall be addressed to the SDNA office and shall bear the return address of the

Member;

2. A replacement ballot shall not be given to any Member for any reason;

3. Ballots shall be returned to the SDNA office at least two weeks before the first day of the annual meeting.

The Secretary shall place the unopened envelopes marked “ballot” in safekeeping and deliver them to the

Committee of five Tellers that was appointed by the Board;

4. The Tellers will open the ballots and count the votes cast.

f. If elections are conducted electronically:

1. The electronic balloting procedure shall open voting at least thirty days prior to the annual meeting and

close voting at least two weeks before the first day of the annual meeting.

2. The Tellers will review the electronic election results.

g. A plurality of votes cast by those entitled to vote shall constitute an election.

h. The Tellers will deliver the election results to the SDNA Secretary, who will announce the results at the

annual meeting;

i. Elections that result in a tie vote shall be determined by lot at the annual meeting.

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SECTION 5. CARE OF BALLOTS

Ballots and other records of elections shall be preserved by the Secretary for one year.

The fiscal year of SDNA shall be July 1- June 30.

ARTICLE XII

FISCAL YEAR

ARTICLE XIII

OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS

The American Nurse and the South Dakota Nurse shall be the official organs of SDNA. The American Journal of Nursing shall

be the professional journal of SDNA.

ARTICLE XIV

PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

Rules contained in Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern meetings of SDNA in all cases to which they are

applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these Bylaws.

ARTICLE XV

AMENDMENTS

SECTION 1. AMENDMENTS WITH NOTICE

a. These Bylaws may be amended at any annual meeting by a two-thirds vote of the Members of the voting body

present and voting, provided that previous notice has been given;

b. All proposed amendments shall be delivered to the SDNA office at least five months prior to the annual

meeting and shall be published and delivered to the Membership at least one month prior to the date of the

annual meeting.

SECTION 2. AMENDMENTS WITHOUT NOTICE

With the exception of ARTICLE III, Section 2, these Bylaws may be amended without previous notice by ninety-nine percent of

those SDNA Members present and voting at the annual meeting.

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Becky Nichols, RN, MSN, CCNS, ANP-BC

Education Committee

SDNA is an approved provider of continuing education. We were granted renewal of our approved provider status this year

by the Montana Nurses Association. We continue to work hard to provide registered nurses across SD the opportunities for

continuing education at events such as Nurses Day at the Legislature, Spring Workshop and Annual Convention.

Attendance at this past year’s events has been favorable, with NDL numbers higher than in previous years and Spring

Workshop bringing over 100 attendees to learn about the revised ANA Code of Ethics with examples of how to implement

the code in day to day practice. Last year’s convention elicited great feedback from attendees who also were able to enjoy

the beauty of the Black Hills. This year’s convention in Sioux Falls is promising to provide two days packed with clinical,

leadership and self-improvement education for nurses across every setting. Exciting news this year will be the presence of

ANA President, Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, who will start off each morning of the convention with inspiration

about the future of nursing. SDNA continues to work hard to ensure quality, pertinent education is available for nurses across

South Dakota. Your support through attendance at the conferences we provide is greatly appreciated.

Carrie Clausen Hansen

Government Relations Committee

The Government Relations Committee uses the SDNA Health Policy Agenda to guide decisions regarding support or

opposition of legislation. We met weekly via phone conference during the 2015 Legislative Session to review Bills and

determine SDNA’s position on them. We followed over 35 bills that had potential to impact nurses, and/or nursing practice

and/or the health of SD citizens. The status of these Bills was shared with all SDNA members through weekly Legislative

Updates.

Communication about the need for Legislator contact was sent via email when specific Bills were scheduled for Committee

Hearing or to be discussed on the House or Senate floor. Talking points that supported the SDNA position were developed and

shared with SDNA members to assist in their lobbying efforts.

The GRC also planned NDL. This annual event is important to develop and maintain relationships with our Legislators,

educate them about health care issues and express our appreciation for their work. This activity also serves as a platform to

educate nurses and nursing students about the policy making process and the critical role that nurses play. In addition, we

have been able to hear an update from the Secretaries of the Department of Health and Department of Social Services. We

appreciate these partners in health care providing these updates to the attendees at NDL.

Each District in SDNA is asked to elect at least one member to serve on the GRC. At this time we have some areas of the state

without representation. Please consider this opportunity to assist us. We would love to have you work with us.

I want to thank the members of the GRC for their commitment to the policy making process and assuring that our Legislators

are informed about nursing issues and how health care policy impacts South Dakota citizens. I especially want to acknowledge

and thank Eric Ollila, our Executive Director, Brittany Novotny as our Lobbyist and Jennifer Stalley who also assisted in

lobbying and providing updates to us. We appreciate their expertise in policy making and lobbying. The GRC would not be able

to accomplish all we do without their guidance and expertise.

No matter what your perception of politics, all nurses have a responsibility to be informed and active regarding policy that

impacts our practice and the health of citizens we care for. I appreciate the opportunity to serve as GRC Chair and look forward

to the next Legislative Session.

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Nominations Committee

SDNA members were notified via e-mail and the South Dakota Nurse in the spring about leadership opportunities available

for election in 2015 and invited to submit nomination materials. R. Olson contacted each District President to solicit

nominations of active members in the District. In addition, the Districts were divided up so that each Nomination Committee

Member had a specific district to follow up with and make additional calls for nominations.

The committee met in May and June via conference calls to share information on interested nominees, fill in the open

positions and finalize the ballot. Thanks go to Nominations Committee members Tom Stenvig, Lori Hendrickx, Dawn Warren,

Gina Mehlhaff, and SDNA Executive Director, Erich Ollila for constructing the ballot.

2015 SDNA Ballot:

President – Margie Washnok

Vice President – Nancy Fahrenwald

Treasurer (1) – Deb Fischer-Clemens or Lois Tschetter

Core Issues Task Force Chair – Marie Cissell

Continuing Education Committee (2) – Michelle McGregor, Janice Noonan, and Kathy Jorgensen

Nominations Committee (2) – Mary Anne Krogh, Becky Nichols, Paula Goddard, and Linda Burdette

Tom Stenvig and Lori Hendrickx rotate off the Nominations Committee. Thanks to each of you for your service in this

capacity to SDNA.

Nurses’ Strategic Action Team (N-STAT) Leadership Committee

Deb Fischer-Clemens, RN, BSN, MHA, SDNA N-STAT Coordinator

Advocacy Resources for Nurses

ANA has recently updated their webpage on NursingWorld, Policy & Advocacy.

Visit http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/Policy-Advocacy/default.aspx to access the information.

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Contained on the page are a number of resources and tools for improving advocacy activities. Highlights from the page

include:

• Advocacy Resource Tools, which includes information on

o Advocacy – Becoming More Effective

o Professional Issues Panels

• Agencies & Regulations with ANA position statements

• Congress and Federal Agencies, which includes

o Legislation and Issues

o ANA Congressional Testimony

• About PACs (Political Action Campaigns) and ANA’s endorsement process

• Advocacy messaging

• Media tips & strategies and more…

In addition, you can sign up to have updates / “Happenings at N-STAT” sent directly to you via email. Simply go to the ANA

website, www.rnaction.org, to register. This newsletter will help you stay current as issues are discussed.

Nurses and Health Care Reform

The ANA Health Care Reform web page on ANA’s website nursingworld has been updated for your information; it is available at:

http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/Policy-Advocacy/HealthSystemReform

This page is dedicated to provide updated information regarding events in health care reform across the nation. Additionally,

information is available at:

• HealthCare.gov: www.healthcare.gov

• Health Insurance Marketplace: http://marketplace.cms.gov/

Additional Advocacy Resources for Your Information

Other advocacy resources available for review include:

• Kaiser Family Foundation: www.kff.org

• Families USA: www.familiesusa.org/issues/medicaid/expansion-center

• American Hospital Association: www.aha.org/advocacy-issues/medicaid/index/shtml

• The National Conference of State Legislatures, which provides information regarding laws and legislative updates in each

state: http://www.ncsl.org/ and click on RESEARCH to search under specific topics

Tom Stenvig and Margie Washnok

Membership Assembly 2015

We had the opportunity to represent SDNA at the annual ANA Membership Assembly meeting on July 23-25 in Washington,

DC. On July 22, the day before the meeting, SDNA president Margie Washnok joined some 240 other nurses to participate

in ANA’s Lobby Day, meeting with policymakers and their staffs on Capitol Hill. Margie made personal visits to Senator John

Thune, Senator Mike Rounds, and Congresswoman Kristi Noem, presenting information and discussing Title VIII nursing

workforce development funding as well as legislation on safe staffing, home health care, and improving veterans’ access to

care. Later in the day, Margie attended the Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health MedPac Hearing on

Hospital Issues with Congresswoman Noem. Overall it was a productive day.

This was the third annual meeting of the ANA Membership Assembly under the new structure created in 2012. The meeting

theme featured 2015 as ANA’s Year of Ethics and included three days of business with the following highlights:

• ANA presented U.S. Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA), a school nurse and founder and co-chair of the Congressional Nursing Caucus,

with the 2015 President’s Award. Serving since 1998, Congresswoman Capps announced her retirement earlier this year and

was honored for being a champion for nurses during her career as a lawmaker.

• ANA also presented the Year of Ethics Award to the Navy Nurse who refused to force-feed prison detainees at Guantanamo

Bay Detention Camp. ANA supported the nurse who faced disciplinary action and dismissal from the Navy for following his

professional ethical obligations. Remaining anonymous, his attorney accepted the award on his behalf.

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• Also reflecting ANA’s year-long focus as 2015 as the Year of Ethics, keynote speaker Leah Curtin engaged participants in an

interactive presentation on ethics in everyday practice through the use of three case studies.

• A report was given on membership pricing pilots authorized by bylaws amendments several years ago. Outcomes provide

evidence demonstrating how dues decreases result in membership increases with the goal of finding the balance point to

maximize membership and revenue growth. A definitive report with recommendations is expected in 2016.

• Outcomes of three dialogue forums provided input to ANA’s Reference Committee in recommending ANA positions and

policy on three topics:

o Fostering an Ethical Environment and Culture

o Infection Prevention

o Public Reporting to Advance Patient Safety and Quality Care

• Strategic discussion on licensure jurisdiction included review of ANA’s position on the RN licensure compact and discussion

on differences in ANA’s and NCSBN’s positions on licensure.

• Small group work focused on strategic discussion on member recruitment and engagement. Trends in how to appeal to the

millennial generation provided the foundation for the discussion.

• Members approved bylaws amendments to continue the Membership Assembly business meeting in its current structure

through 2017, and another measure that creates a Leadership Council. That advisory body, composed of presidents, chief staff

officers or their designees from each constituent/state nurses association and the Individual Member Division, consult and

collaborate with the ANA board on issues affecting the C/SNAs and the IMD.

Overall, this was a very productive meeting reflecting organizational changes in which ANA has emerged as a relevant and

effective national voice for nursing. There was little evidence of the tension and divisions that has characterized meetings

so often in the past. It is also apparent SDNA has not fully kept up with communications and maximized opportunities for

effectiveness and impact following staff changes and during the leadership hiatus in the president’s position in the last year.

SDNA is now in a better place to be part of the national organization but needs to support staff and volunteer involvement to

maximize resources and information available through ANA.

We look forward to ANA President Pam Cipriano’s attendance at the SDNA Convention this October. Thank you for the

opportunity to represent SDNA at this very important meeting.

With gratitude and collegiality,

Tom Stenvig and Margie Washnok

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Coalitions and Liaisons

South Dakota Nurses Foundation

The South Dakota Nurses Foundation (SDNF) was established in 1999 as a charitable organization affiliated with SDNA to

advance philanthropic purposes of interest to South Dakota nurses and the health care community.

SDNF continues in its partnership with the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) and maintains a separate donor

advised fund within SDCF, called the South Dakota Nurses Foundation Fund. This arrangement allows accumulated

contributions to achieve a superior rate of investment return while allowing potential donors to take advantage of SDCF’s tax

exempt IRS status.

SDNF continues to grow as an important resource for the nursing community in South Dakota. Total SDNF assets in five

permanent endowments at SDCF now exceed $118,000 and continue to grow.

Given the great need to increase nursing resources in the state and region, SDNF’s priorities continue to focus on nursing

education scholarships. In the fall of 2015, up to five scholarships will be awarded:

Scholarship Type Amount Number

SDNF Scholarship $1,000 2

Rita H. Walsh Scholarship $1,000 1

Marianne M. Stenvig Scholarship $1,000 1

Dr. Carl and Leona Stadler Scholarship $500 1

We thank all donors who have helped make this possible. Continued asset growth will allow SDNF to award additional

scholarships in 2016, and to consider other program areas in addition to scholarships. The SDNF board feels this action gives

credence to our charitable mission and lends tangible evidence to justify how contributions to SDNF can make a difference.

Current activities include continuing sales of limited edition prints and notecards depicting SDNF’s purposes to support

research, education, and practice. Prints and notecards of the artwork will again be available for purchase at this year’s

convention. A fundraising campaign targeting prior and new donors is also planned for the fall. Contact any member of the

SDNF Board of Directors to make a donation, to recommend other donors, or for additional information.

The SDNF board wishes to thank board members Mary Brendtro, Mary Edelen, Deb Fischer Clemens, Claire May, Eric Ollila

(ex officio), Carol Peterson, Christina Plemmons, Tom Stenvig, Carman Timmerman, and Margie Washnok for their service.

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South Dakota Board of Nursing

Gloria Damgaard, RN; MS, Executive Director

Board Membership

The Board of Nursing is an eleven member Board. All appointments to the Board are made by the Governor of South Dakota.

The composition of the Board includes six RN members, three LPN members and two public members. The six RN members

include representation from RN and LPN Nursing Education, Advanced Practice Registered Nursing and nursing practice. All

members are current in their appointments. The term of office for Board members is three years with the opportunity to serve

three consecutive terms. Terms expire on October 30th of the third year of appointment. In 2015, we will have two RN, two

LPN and one public member position open. One of the RN positions is for an advanced practice nurse.

Board Staff

The Board of Nursing employs nine full time staff members to conduct the business of the Board. Gloria Damgaard, RN;MS,

serves as the Executive Director. She was appointed to this position in 2002. She also serves nationally as a member of the

Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators organization and is serving a second term on the National Council of State Boards

of Nursing’s Board of Directors as a director at large. Linda Young, RN;MS is the Director of the SD Center for Nursing

Workforce and also serves as the nursing practice specialist for both basic and advanced practice. Linda has been employed

by the Board of Nursing since 2004. She is a co-lead for the RWJ/AARP Regional Action Coalition. Francie Miller, RN joined

the Board staff as the Director of Licensure Enforcement in March of 2014. Francie has been a great addition to our staff.

Stephanie Orth RN;MS joined our staff in 2011 as the Nursing Education Specialist. Stephanie works out of the West River

office located in Spearfish, SD. She has assisted the board in developing a presence in the west river area of our state. Our

non-nursing staff includes: Robert Garrigan, Business Manager; Erin Matthies, Licensure Operations manager, Winora Robles

and Jill Vanderbush, Program Assistants and Lois Steensma, Secretary.

Licensure Operations

2015 marks a milestone for the Board of Nursing as the total number of licensees now exceeds 20,000. Our actual number

is 20,244 licensees. The licensure staff processed 1,720 new licenses in FY 2015 and renewed 8,922 existing licenses.

Approximately 98% of all renewals are processed on-line. We are in the process of implementing a registry for medication

aides. There are over 1,200 medication aides registered to date. The Board has developed a standardized exam that will soon

be available on-line for individuals that train as medication aides.

Legislative Efforts

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing met in Chicago on May 4, 2015, for a special delegate assembly and

overwhelmingly adopted a new RN/LPN Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) and APRN Compact. The adoption of a new compact

is necessary in order for more states to join. To date, 25 states have adopted the current version of the NLC since its inception

in 2000. Other states that desire to join the compact have experienced difficulty due to the fact that criminal background

checks and other core licensure requirements are not currently in the statute that enacts the NLC. Consequently, this has

proved to be a major barrier for the growth of the compact nationwide. The new compact addresses these issues and requires

a state to conduct criminal background checks on applicants for multistate licensure. Other specific requirements for a

multistate license are included such as no felony convictions or misdemeanor charges related to the practice of nursing and

that the licensee is eligible or holds an active, unencumbered license.

Another area of revision is intended to enhance the ability to make necessary changes to the operations of the compact

through rule-making authority. At this time, in order to make changes to the rules, every state in the compact must

promulgate the rules in their individual state. The rules do not become effective until all states have made the changes. An

example of the limited ability to make changes occurred when the compact administrators decided to extend the amount of

time that a nurse could work on a compact license while in the process of relocating from one compact state to the other.

We were able to make the change in our administrative rules so that nurses are now allowed to work for a period of 90 days

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(previously 30 days) on their multi-state privilege while they obtain a license in their new state of residence. Some states

have not been able to make the changes as rapidly and it results in a different requirement depending on the state. This is an

inefficient and confusing process. Inclusion of rulemaking authority for the Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators in the

new NLC will solve this issue and make the process more efficient. The addition of the core licensure requirements and the

inclusion of rulemaking authority are two of the major changes that are part of the new NLC. The new compact establishes

the Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators and defines the duties and responsibilities of the

commission. The oversight, dispute resolution and enforcement aspects of the compact are enhanced in the new version.

We are anticipating legislation in 2016 to enact the new RN/LPN Nurse Licensure Compact. We are also in the process of

updating the statutes related to nursing practice and will keep you informed of any changes that will be suggested.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide this report to the membership of SDNA. We are most appreciative of the

collaborative and collegial relationship that the Board of Nursing has with our professional nursing organization.

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South Dakota Center for Nursing Workforce

The SD CNW, initially funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was established in 1996 as the SD Colleagues in

Caring Project. At the completion of the grant in 2002, state legislation was enacted in the Nurse Practice Act. This legislation,

SDCL 36-9-95 and 36-9-96, created the Nursing Workforce Center and a source for funding. The SD BON is the lead agency for

the SD CNW. The mission of the Center is to design a nursing workforce prepared to partner with South Dakota citizens to

meet their changing health needs. Members of the SD CNW Governance Council provide guidance and strategic direction to

the CNW.

Diana Berkland, PhD, CNS, RN

Linda Burdette, MS, RN

Gloria Damgaard, MS, RN, FRE

Carla Dieter, PhD, RN, CNP

Governance Council Members

Barbara Hobbs, PhD, RN, NEA, BC

Josie Petersen, Office of Rural Health, DOH

Darcy Sherman Justice, MS, RN, NE, BC

Lynn Simons, RN

Deb Soholt, MS, RN

Pamila VanMeeteren, MS, CNP, RN

Kayleen Werner, LPN

Linda Young, MS, RN, FRE, BC

The following strategic initiatives were developed by the Governance Council to assure that the state of South Dakota has the

nursing resources necessary to meet the health care needs of its citizens:

• Explore new models of nursing practice focusing on preventative and functional healthcare. Partnering with SDNA in

designing opportunities for nurses to explore innovative nursing services for health promotion, self-care, and reduction of

chronicity.

• Dialog on issues related to a culture of safety for all aspects of nursing practice. Promoting healthy work environments with a

focus on “Just Culture” as it relates to safe nursing practice will be explored with experts in the field.

• Collect, analyze and leverage nursing workforce supply and demand data for the purposes of designing a nursing workforce to

meet South Dakota’s citizens changing health needs.

• Build leadership capacity in the nursing workforce. Developing nurses as leaders in their practice is essential to the call for

involvement, collective intelligence, and creation of solutions for the common good of our communities.

Recent Center for Nursing Workforce activities and accomplishments to support achievement of strategic initiates:

• Maintain database on the supply, demand, and need for nurses in the state.

• Published South Dakota Nursing Workforce Supply and Employment Characteristics: 2015 report. Available on the Center for

Nursing’s website at http://doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/RandP.aspx

• Published workforce reports in Dakota Nurse Connection (official SD BON publication) and presented on topics relevant to

the workforce.

• Maintain website, http://doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/SDcenter.aspx, to provide nurses and employers with current data on

supply and demand for nurses.

• Provide support for opportunities in the state that advance the mission of the CNW and support legislated mandates pursuant

to SDCL 36-9-96.

o Provided financial support to the Nursing Education Deans & Directors (NEDDs) to offer education conference on June

2015.

o Co-hosted Leadership at All Levels Conference on November 10, 2014.

o Serve as Co-leader for the SD Action Coalition in partnership with SDNA and other organizations. SD’s Action Coalition

is one of 50 other jurisdictions participating in the national Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. Provided education on

the direction and goals of the Action Coalition to nursing groups.

o Developing a 1-year Nursing Leadership Academy to begin January 2016 in partnership with EmBe. The goal of the

academy is to facilitate the development of emerging leaders by utilizing the experiences and skills of established nurses; to

extend a hand-up to those who will follow.

The SD CNW is proactively preparing to meet the demands of citizens to ensure South Dakota continues to have a

nursing workforce prepared to meet South Dakota citizens’ changing health needs.

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