2017 South Carolina Nurses Association State Convention

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November 1, 2017 -- Pre-Con Event

November 2-4, 2017 -- South Carolina Nurses Association State Convention

& 23rd Annual APRN Fall Pharmacology Conference

Annual Membership Meeting

Friday

November 3, 2017

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2017 Annual Book of Reports


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2017 South Carolina Nurses Association

Table of Contents

Welcome.................................................................................5

2017 SCNA State Convention Contributors and Donors. ............................................7

2017 SCNA State Convention Schedule .........................................................9

2017 SCNA State Convention Keynotes “Nursing’s Voice in Health Care Reform” &

“Health Care - Where Are We?”. ............................................................. 13

Annual Meeting Agenda. ...................................................................23

I AM A Nurse. .......................................................................25

Standing Rules & Parliamentary Procedure.................................................27

Nightingale Tribute ...................................................................35

2016 Audited Materials ................................................................39

2017 Financial Statement January 1-September 30, 2017 provided at the meeting

Governance

SCNA Certificate of Incorporation. ..................................................45

SCNA 501c6 Status Letter . ........................................................46

Mission of SCNA ................................................................47

Mission of ANA .................................................................47

Philosophy of SCNA. .............................................................47

Current SCNA Bylaws as of November 12, 2016 ........................................48

Organizational Chart as of November 12, 2016..........................................65

2013-2016 Strategic Plan ...............................................................66

Current 2016-2018 Legislative Priorities ...................................................67

Oath of Office & Other Documents Required For Service. ....................................68

List Current SCNA Committee and Chapter Chairs. .............................................. 71

Members on ANA Panels. ..................................................................72

Current Members of SCNA as of August 29, 2017. ...............................................73

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Reports of SCNA Board/Chapter Chairs/Committee Chairs

President. ...........................................................................82

President Elect. ......................................................................83

Nomination Committee. ...........................................................85

Secretary/Treasurer ................................................................... 91

Finance Committee. ..............................................................92

Director Seat 1. ......................................................................93

Director Seat 2. ......................................................................94

Commission Chairs

Commission on Public Policy/Legislation. .............................................94

Legislative Committee. ...................................................95

Commission on Professional Advocacy and Development.................................96

Continued Education Approver Committee. ...................................97

Continued Education Provider Committee ....................................99

Peer Assistance Program. ................................................100

Reports of SCNA Chapters ............................................................ 101

APRN Chapter. ................................................................. 102

Clinical Nurse Leaders Chapter .................................................... 102

Nurse Educator Chapter. .......................................................... 103

Piedmont Chapter ............................................................... 103

Psychiatric-Mental Health Chapter. ................................................. 103

Women’s and Children’s Health Chapter. ............................................. 104

SCNF Annual Report. ................................................................ 105

Reports from the 2017 ANA Membership Assembly. ........................................ 106

Reports from Organizations with SCNA Representation. ..................................... 107

Reports from Organizational Affiliate Members of SCNA. ................................... 108

South Carolina Nurses Association CEO. ................................................. 108

Annual Meeting of SCNA Board of Directors. ................................................. 112

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WELCOME TO THE

SOUTH CAROLINA NURSES ASSOCIATION

2017 PRE-CON / STATE CONVENTION

&

23RD APRN FALL PHARMACOLOGY CONFERENCE

&

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

WELCOME to the 2017 SCNA Meetings. We appreciate your attendance. We hope that this will be several days

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

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

President of SCNA

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WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE

SPONSORS, EXHIBITORS, AND DONORS

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

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

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

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Other Supporters

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As of 8/30/2017

Provision of this education activity by SCNA does not imply endorsement by SCNA or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity. SCNA gratefully acknowledges

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

endorse the off label use of any products for a purpose other than for which it was approved by the FDA. SCNA has conflict of interest disclosures on file for all presenters and planners.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Registration — Attendee Packet Pickup

Pre-Con Sessions

- Advanced STEMI Recognition for the APRN (3 CH/PH)

- CDC’s 2016 Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Primary Care (3 CH/PH/CS)

- Radiology for Sticks and Stones (3 CH/PH/CS)

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2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

2:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Break

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

SCNA Board of Directors Meeting

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Registration — Attendee Packet Pickup

7:30 AM – 5:45 PM

First Time Attendee / New SCNA Member Breakfast RSVP Only

7:30 AM

Poster Setup

8:00 AM

General Session

8:30 AM – 12:10 PM

- Pharmacology Update (3 CH/PH/CS)

Break

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Lunch

12:10 PM – 1:30 PM

Poster Presentations

12: 30 PM – 1:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

1:30 PM – 3:40 PM

- Updates in Antimicrobial Stewardship (2 CH/PH)

- Street Drugs and What Healthcare Providers Need to Know (2 CH/PH/CS)

- Update on STDs/STIs (2 CH/PH)

- Wound Assessment and Treatment (2 CH/PH/CS)

Break

3:40 PM – 4:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

4:00 PM – 5:40 PM

- Anticoagulation: What is best for my patient? (1.5 CH/PH)

- Autism Spectrum Disorder: Primary Care Through the Lifespan (1.5 CH/PH)

- Addressing Human Trafficking in SC Through the Nursing Lens (1.5 CH)

- Psychopharmacology Update: Bridging the Gap A-Z (1.5 CH/PH/CS)

General Session

5:40 PM – 6:40 PM

- Legislative Update

110th Celebration Reception

6:40 PM – 7:30 PM

Friday, November 3, 2017

Registration — Attendee Packet Pickup

7:30 AM – 5:45 PM

Exhibit Set Up

7:30 AM

General Session

8:15 AM – 9:25 AM

- Health Care - Where Are We? (1 CH)

Break / Exhibits Open

9:25 AM – 10:00 AM

General Session

- ANA Nursing’s Voice in Health Care Reform (1 CH) 10:00 AM – 11:10 AM

Annual Membership Meeting

11:10 AM – 12:10 PM

Annual Meeting of the SCNA Board

12:10 PM – 12:20 PM

Luncheon

12:10 PM – 1:30 PM


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Breakout Sessions

1:30 PM – 3:10 PM

- Behavioral Health and Emotional Wellness for Veterans: PTSD and More

(1.5 CH/PH)

- Kaleidoscope of Injuries (1.5 CH/PH/CS)

- Pushing Pills: Avoiding Prescribing Pitfalls in the Geriatric Population for the

APRN (1.5 CH/PH/CS)

- Nurse, Heal Thyself: Holistic Self Care Strategies for Nurses (1.5 CH)

Break / Exhibits Open

3:10 PM – 3:45 PM

Breakout Sessions

3:45 PM – 5:25 PM

- Asymptomatic Hematuria, Incidental Finding or a Problem? (1.5 CH/PH)

- Policy 101 (1.5 CH)

- Seeking Nursing Excellence Through Structured Programs (1.5 CH)

- Vaginas With A Vengeance (1.5 CH/PH)

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Registration — Attendee Packet Pickup

7:30 AM – 5:45 PM

Breakout Sessions

8:00 AM – 10:10 AM

- Online vs. Face to Face Nurse Residency Programs (2 CH)

- Hep C and HIV from the Primary Care Perspective (2 CH/PH)

- Neuro Topic TBD (2 CH/PH)

- Non-Insulin Treatment of Diabetes (2 CH/PH)

Break / Exhibits Open

10:10 AM – 10:45 AM

Breakout Sessions

10:45 AM – 12:55 PM

- A Morning in the GYN Clinic (2 CH/PH)

- Keeping the Baby in Mind: Perinatal Mental Health and the Military Family

(2 CH/PH)

- A to Z Arthropods to Zika: A Look at the Threats From Mosquitos, Spiders

and Ticks (2 CH/PH)

- Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL): Leading the Way! (2CH)

Lunch / Exhibits Open

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

2:00 PM – 3:40 PM

- Having the Last Word - End of Life Conversations (1.5 CH)

- Transgender Care - A Lifespan Perspective (1.5 CH/PH)

- Pediatric Hypertension (1.5 CH/PH)

- Retirement Seminar (1.5 CH)

Break / Exhibits Open

3:40 PM – 4:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

4:00 PM – 5:40 PM

- Managing Heart Failure: Beyond Beta Blockers and ACE’s (1.5 CH/PH)

- Concussions What We Need To Know (1.5 CH/PH)

- Healthcare Associated Infections - Review of MDRO & CDI, 2017

(1.5 CH/PH)

All topics/times/and presenters are subject to change without notice.

CH=Contact Hour

CH/PH=Contact Hour with Pharm Content

CH/PH/CS=Contact Hour with Pharm Content & Controlled Substance Content

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SCNA Convention

General Session Speakers

October 21, 2016

Lynn Bailey, MA

“Health Care - Where Are We?”

8:15 AM

Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN

ANA Vice President

“Nursing’s Voice in Health Care Reform”

9:45 AM

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Poster Abstracts

Thursday, November 2, 2017

12:30 – 1:30PM

World Health Organization - Baby Friendly Guidelines

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School-Based Telehealth: An Effective and Innovative Way to Improve Access to Care

Kelli Garber, MSN, APRN, PPCNP-BC

Second Generation Antipsychotics: Mental Stability without Metabolic Syndrome

Kim J. Gilmore, DNP, ANP-BC, PMH-CNS, BC

A Systems Approach to Improving Care for All Bereaved Families

Mimi Jenko, DNP, RN, CHPN, PMHCNS-BC; Nancy Short, DrPH, MBA, RN

Open Access Scheduling: Improving Access To Rural Healthcare

Shakira Lynn, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Increasing Obesity Diagnosis and Patient Education in Primary Care

Shelli Gibbs, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Reducing Blood Culture Contamination Rates in the Emergency Room

Stefani Michael, RN, BSN, CEN, CMRN

A Multi-Center Nursing Research Partnership to Enhance Patient and Caregiver Safety

Using an Automated Patient Re-Positioning Technique

Angela Becker, RN, MSN, NE-BC; Judi Godsey, PhD, MSN, RN; Caroline Pritchard, MSN, RN, CDE

Implementation of a Clinical Practice Guideline to Manage Postpartum Urinary Retention

Brian Conner, PhD, RN, CNE; Angela Y. Stanley, DNP, MA, APRN-BC, PHCNS-BS, NEA-BS, RNC-OB,

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Reducing COPD Readmissions: A Physician-Led NP Partnership Approach

John Paguntalan, APRN, PhD

Engaging Clinical Nurses in Research Through the Development of a Nursing Research Academy

Veronica M. Deas, DNP, APRN-BC; Jametta Magwood-Golston, PhD, MPH

Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty as an Outpatient Procedure

Lee Ann Webb, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, ANP-BC, CNOR, CRNFA

The Effects of a New Leaf…Choices for Healthy Living Healthy Lifestyle

Intervention on African American Women

Angela E. Dykes, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

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Urine Culture Quality Review for a Community Hospital Emergency Department

Mollie Carter, MSN, RN, FNP-c

Increasing Physical Activity for Veterans in the Mental Health Intensive Case

Management Program: Community-Based Intervention

S. Akeya Harrold, DNP, PMHNP, APRN-BC

Development of SBIRT Competencies Among Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Students

Beverly Baliko, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC; De Anna Cox, MN, APRN, FNP-BC; Aidyn L. Iachini, PhD, MSW,

LSW; Melissa C. Reitmeier, PhD, LMSW; Shilpa Srinivasan, MD, DFAPA

Implementation of the Healthy Body Healthy Spirit Program and Motivational Interviewing:

Improving Diet, Exercise and Self-efficacy

Sheila Belton-Gaymon, DNP, APRN, FNP B-C

Automated Repositioning’s (Boosting) Positive Impact on Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries (HAPIs)

Angela Becker, RN, MSN, NE-BC

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2017 SCNA Continuing Nursing Education Sessions

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Credit:

South Carolina Nurses Association is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee

Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on

Accreditation.

Only RN/APRN’s are eligible to receive nursing contact hours.

Each RN/APRN participant will receive Verification of Attendance (VOA) form --yellow paper

For all CNE sessions, in order to receive full contact-hour credit for the CNE activities, you must:

1. Be present no later than five (5) minutes after starting time

2. Remain until the scheduled ending time

3. Turn in your Verification of Attendance (VOA) form at the conclusion of the event

4. Complete the on-line CNE Evaluation Form for each session. The on-line CNE Evaluation Form

will be emailed following the completion of the session.

Conflict of Interest

A Conflict of Interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to affect educational content about healthcare

products or services of a commercial interest with which she/he has a financial relationship.

The planners and presenters of this CNE activity have disclosed relevant financial relationships with any

commercial interests pertaining to this activity. If applicable disclosures will be made before lecture begins.

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

Non-Endorsement of Products

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

commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

SCNA gratefully acknowledges the support of companies to support the presentations of speakers. Commercial

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

Off-label Product Use

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

the FDA.

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ANCC Accreditation Feedback Line

1-866-262-9730

The Accreditation Program of the American Nurses Credentialing Center is interested in the opinions

and perspectives of the participants in accredited continuing nursing education activities, particularly

those perspectives related to the presence of perceived bias* in the continuing education. For this reason,

we are now providing a toll free telephone number.

Participants may access this number at any time to:

-tell us of any noted bias or conflict of interest in the education

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*Bias is defined as: preferential influence that causes a distortion of opinion or of facts. Commercial

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software, hardware etc.) This definition is not all inclusive and participants may use their own

interpretation in deciding if a presentation is biased.

NOTE: Statements of commercial support and /or conflict of interest disclosures do not represent bias.

Such statements inform the learner that the provider has implemented a mechanism to identify and

resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivery of the educational material.

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2017 SOUTH CAROLINA NURSES ASSOCIATION

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

November 3, 2017 11:10AM-12:10PM

I. Call to Order

A. Pledge of Allegiance

B. Reading of the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements, 2015

C. Reading of I am a Nurse

II.

III.

IV.

Establishment of the Agenda and Standing Rules

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

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

for any regular or special meetings of the Association.

Time of Remembrance

V. Address of the SCNA President

VI.

VII.

Report of SCNA President-Elect for the Secretary/Treasurer

Report of the SNA-SC President

VIII. Report of Chief Executive Officer

IX.

Report of Organizational Units-Full Reports in SCNA Book of Reports

These reports will be the highlights of the chapters’ 2017 annual chapter meeting. They will only include

plans for 2018, not a report of 2017 activities.

A. Commission on SCNA Chapters:

- APRN Chapter

- Clinical Nurse Leader Chapter

- Nurse Educator Chapter

- Piedmont Chapter

- Psychiatric and Mental Health Chapter

- Women’s and Children’s Health Chapter

B. Commission on Public Policy and Legislation

C. Commission on Professional Advocacy and Development

X. Report of Tellers and Declaration of Election

XI.

XII.

Swearing In of The Board of Directors and Chapter Officers

For the Good of The Order

XIII. Adjournment

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I am a Nurse: Together we are ANA

Cultural Covenant

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

nursing’s future.

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

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

spirit and purposes of ANA.

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

lead up to better decisions.

We believe that passion is positive and confrontation is counterproductive.

We affirm the value of each person.

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

our patients.

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

We shall respect each other’s opinions.

We shall be positive and open to new possibilities.

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

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

goals. 1

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Authored by the Ohio Nurses Association, 2009

Adopted by the ANA House of Delegates June 2010

‘If not us, who?

If not now, when?’’’

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STANDING RULES

Rule 1.

Rule 2.

Rule 3.

Rule 4.

Rule 5.

Rule 6.

Rule 7.

Rule 8.

Rule 9.

Rule 10.

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

required to wear the official name tag issued at registration.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

will give name before making a motion.

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

at the end of the recess.

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

was not approved for presentation, if introduced by an individual member, must receive a two-thirds

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

Meeting to be adopted.

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

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

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

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

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

handled according to parliamentary procedure.

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

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

the desk of the recording secretary.

The Board of Directors shall be authorized to approve the minutes of the Annual Meeting not later

than the first regular meeting of the Board of Directors during 2018 Board year.

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TIPS ON PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE

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

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

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

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

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

of maintaining the orderly conduct of a meeting.

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

1. Justice and courtesy to all.

2. One thing at a time

3. Rule of the majority

4. Right of the minority to be heard.

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

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

SOME RULES OF DEBATE

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

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

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

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

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

5. All main motions are debatable.

6. Debate begins after the motion is made.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

be accepted as information.”

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

the motion is lost.

RONR: Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised 11 th Edition

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OBTAINING THE FLOOR AND PROCESSING A MAIN MOTION

1. Member addresses the Presiding Officer,

“Mr./Madam President”

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

3. Member proposes motion,

“I move that _____________”

4. Another member seconds the motion,

“I second the motion.”

5. Presiding Officer states the motion,

“It has been moved and seconded that ________________.”

6. Presiding Officer calls for debate,

“Is there any discussion?”

“Are there any remarks?”

“Are you ready for the question?”

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

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

Those in favor say ‘Aye.’

Those opposed say, ‘No.’”

8. Presiding Officer announces result of vote.

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

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

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Clinical Nursing Instructors

Clinical Instructors needed for the

Nursing Assistant, the Associate Degree and

Practical Nursing Programs

Qualifications: Nursing Assistant Instructors must have an

Associate’s Degree in Nursing or higher with 1 year long

term care experience. Practical and Associate Degree

Instructors must have a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing;

Master’s degree preferred. Two years recent clinical

experience required in Med/Surg, OB, or Pediatrics. Must

have current South Carolina Registered Nurse license.

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Interested persons should submit resume and

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TO DO THIS

Adjourn the meeting*

Recess the meeting*

Complain about

noise, room

temperature, etc.

Suspend further

consideration of

something”

End debate

Postpone

consideration of

something

Have something

studied further

Amend a motion

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PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE AT A GLANCE

BASED ON ROBERTS RULES OF ORDER

YOU SAY THIS

“I move the meeting

be adjourned”

“I move the meeting

be recessed until...”

“Point of personal

privilege”

“I move to table the

motion”

“I move the previous

question”

“I move this matter

be postponed until...”

“I move this matter

be referred to a

Committee”

“I move that this

motion be amended

by...”

MAY YOU

INTERRUPT

SPEAKER?

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MUST

YOU BE

SECONDED?

IS THE

MOTION

DEBATABLE?

WHAT

VOTE IS

REQUIRED?

NO YES NO Majority

NO YES NO Majority

YES NO NO No Vote

NO YES NO Majority

NO YES NO 2/3 vote

NO YES YES Majority

NO YES YES Majority

NO YES YES Majority

Introduce business

“I move that...” NO YES YES Majority

(a primary motion)

Object to a procedure

or to a personal affront* “Point of Order” YES NO NO

No Vote

*Chair Decides

Request Information* “Point of Information” YES NO NO No Vote

Ask for a vote by

actual count to

verifya voice vote*

Object to considering

some undiplomatic

matter*

Take up a matter

previously tabled*

Reconsider something

already disposed of*

Consider something

out of its scheduled

order*

Vote on a ruling by

the chair*

*Not Amendable

“I call for a division

of the house”

“I object to

consideration of this

question”

“I move to take from

the table...”

“I move to reconsider

the action relative to...”

“I move to suspend

the rules and

consider...”

“I appeal the chair’s

decision”

NO NO NO No Vote

YES NO NO 2/3 Vote

NO YES NO Majority

YES YES YES Majority

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The Nightingale Tribute was designed and developed by the Kansas

State Nurses Association in 2003 to be used to honor deceased nurses.

Any part or all of the Nightingale Tribute may be used, and modifications

to the reading and script are encouraged.

“She Was There” is copyrighted by Duane Jaeger, RN, MSN as published

in this brochure. Individuals using this poem as part of a memorial service

are permitted to change the pronoun to make it gender appropriate.

A tribute to any registered nurse or licensed practical nurse

for their years of service, to be given during the nurse’s

funeral by a nurse colleague or friend.

Nursing is a profession of service that the majority of

time is not lived in isolation. Nurses rely on each other

for the synergistic effect of teamwork in our efforts of

care giving. Nursing is a calling, a way of life. It is

appropriate that we honor our colleagues not only during

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Format for the Nightingale Tribute

The Nightingale Tribute begins with a short synopsis of the nurse’s

career. A creative reading follows the synopsis. A white rose is

placed with the nurse after the reading, with the statement,

“(Name), we honor you this day and give you a white rose to symbolize

our honor and appreciation for being our nurse colleague.”

This entire tribute takes only two minutes and can be placed

anywhere in the service appropriate to the traditions and beliefs of

the recipient’s faith.

How do I arrange for this tribute for my loved one?

· Visit with your funeral home director about this tribute.

· Choose an RN friend or colleague (active or retired) of

the deceased to present the tribute.

· Ask the nurse to visit with you. Provide them a brief

synopsis of your loved one’s life as a nurse.

· Use the words included with this brochure as a creative

reading to follow the career synopsis. Adapt the reading

to fit the recipient.

· Schedule the Tribute in the service in collaboration with

the family, funeral home and place of worship as

appropriate.

· Decide if you would like a white rose placed with your

loved one in tribute and honor. If so, notify the nurse

presenter and any other nurse friends to bring a white

rose.

The Nightingale Tribute Reading

Nursing is a calling, a lifestyle, a way of living. Nurses here today honor

_____________________________ and his/her life as a nurse.

______________________________ is not remembered by his/her

____________ years as a nurse, but by the difference he/she made during

those years by stepping into people’s lives… by special moments:

She Was There

When a calming, quiet presence was all that was needed,

She was there.

In the excitement and miracle of birth on in the mystery and loss of life,

She was there.

When a silent glance could uplift a patient, family member or friend,

She was there.

At those times when the unexplainable needed to be explained,

She was there.

When the situation demanded a swift foot and sharp mind,

She was there.

When a gentle touch, a firm push, or an encouraging word was needed,

She was there.

In choosing the best one from a family’s “Thank You” box of chocolates,

She was there.

To witness humanity - its beauty, in good times and bad, without judgment,

She was there.

To embrace the woes of the world, willingly, and offer hope,

She was there.

And now, that it is time to be at the Greater One’s side,

She is there.

Note: Pronoun can be changed. © 2004 by Duane Jaeger, RN, MSN

_____________________, we honor you this day and give you a white

rose to symbolize our honor and appreciation for being our colleague.

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Those to be Honored at the 2017 Time of Remembrance

Eleanor Edith Guzzi DelPo, of Camden, SC. Born in Newton, MA. Eleanor was the first person in her family

to attend college earning both a BS degree in nursing Magna Cum Laude and a MS from Boston University.

Eleanor’s major focus in her practice was children and the mentally ill. She taught at several schools including

the University of South Carolina. Eleanor was active in SCNA throughout her career after moving to SC. She

died Saturday, November 26, 2016 from complications due to Alzheimer’s disease.

Jean Heckadon McCormick, of Aiken, SC. Earned her BSN from Cornell University and her MSN from

Yale University. Following a career in Cardio/Thoracic ICU in New York she moved to Connecticut where

she worked in Primary Care as a Nurse Practitioner. She then helped establish the school nursing program in

Greenwich Connecticut. She died Monday, May 9, 2016 in Aiken, SC

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MISSION OF SCNA

The mission of the South Carolina Nurses Association is to represent all South Carolina registered nurses in a

membership organization to promote and advocate the role of the registered nurse to improve health for

all. – 2017

MISSION OF ANA

Nurses advancing our profession to improve health for all. – 2016

PHILOSOPHY OF SCNA

1. SCNA believes that nursing is a professional discipline and an essential service in meeting the health care

needs of patients as individuals, groups, or communities. In support of this philosophy:

2. Nursing practice for registered nurses is defined in the nurse practice act of the State of South Carolina

as “the performance of acts that involve assessment, analysis, intervention and evaluation. This practice

requires specialized independent judgment and skill, and is based on knowledge and application of the

principles of biophysical and social sciences;”

3. Nurses practice independently or collaboratively in accordance with their education and clinical credentials;

4. Nurses are encouraged to seek baccalaureate and higher degrees, to engage in lifelong learning and be

employed according to role preparation;

5. Critical thinking is an essential competency for registered nurses;

6. Nurses are responsible to consumers for their practice and therefore must be responsive to individuals at all

levels of wellness and from all cultural backgrounds;

7. Nurses are responsible for the ethical practice of nursing according to the Code of Ethics for Nurses With

Interpretive Statements, 2015;

8. Nurses are engaged in activities to improve health care standards and health care accessibility for all people;

9. All nursing practice includes the art of caring. Professional nurses are providers, managers, coordinators,

educators, administrators, researchers of care in all settings;

10. “Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) means a registered nurse who is prepared for an advanced

practice registered nursing role by virtue of additional knowledge and skills gained through an advanced

formal education program of nursing in a specialty area that is approved by the Board of Nursing. The

categories of APRN are the nurse practitioner (NP), certified nurse-midwife (CNM), clinical nurse

specialist (CNS), and certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA). The NP, CNM, CNS, and CRNA hold

a nursing doctorate, a post-nursing master’s certificate or a minimum of a master’s degree that includes

advanced education composed of didactic and supervised clinical practice in a specific area of advanced

practice registered nursing” (SC Nurse Practice Act);

11. Nurses are responsible for their own professional development and competencies. Continuing education

and other professional activities enhance nursing practice and help to assure consumers of quality

nursing care outcomes. Nurses are encouraged to obtain and maintain competence. “Competence is a

dynamic concept, changing as the licensed nurse achieves a higher stage of development, responsibility,

and accountability within the role. The role encompasses the possession and interrelation of essential

knowledge, judgment, attitudes, values, skills and abilities which are varied and range in complexity” (SC

Nurse Practice Act);

12. Nurses assure competent care and advance the practice of nursing by promotion, dissemination and

utilization of research findings;

13. Nurses influence health policy through legislative and political action;

14. Workplace advocacy issues are a vital concern for nurses and nursing;

15. Marketing the professional practice of nursing and the Professional Association to the public, legislators,

and nurses is a priority.

________________________________________

Approved by the Board of Directors, October 14, 1981

Revised: February 2013

Reviewed: August 2015; January 2017

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CURRENT SCNA BYLAWS AS OF NOVEMBER 12, 2016

ARTICLE I: TITLE, PURPOSES, FUNCTIONS

Section 1. Title

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

Section 2. Purposes

The purposes of the SCNA shall be to

a. foster high standards of nursing.

b. promote the professional and educational advancement of nurses.

c. promote the welfare of nurses.

d. promote better health care for all people.

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

lifestyle, nationality, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

Section 3. Functions

The functions of the SCNA shall be to

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

services as defined by the American Nurses Association, ANA.

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

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

programs and health policy.

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

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

f. represent and speak for the professional nurse with allied health groups, state and local organizations,

governmental bodies and the public.

g. represent and speak for the nursing profession with allied health groups, state and local organizations,

governmental bodies and the public.

h. provide for the continuing professional development of nurses.

i. provide for representation in the annual Membership Assembly of ANA

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

ARTICLE II: CHAPTERS

Section 1. Definition

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

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

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

reviewed annually by the SCNA Board.

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ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. Composition

a. SCNA shall have membership open to all registered nurses and meet the qualifications of membership

as enumerated in this section.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

d. The SCNA shall be composed of all registered nurses who meet the qualifications stated in these

bylaws

e. A registered nurse is qualified for membership in SCNA if that nurse:

1. Has been granted a license to practice as a registration nurse in at least one state, territory or the

District of Columbia and does not have a license under suspension or revocation in any state,

territory, or the District of Columbia and is otherwise in titled by law to practice.

2. Has retired and/or no longer chooses to practice, but whose license was in good standing with

her/his licensee board at the time the nurse made the decision not to maintain and active license.

3. Is a nurse in recovery who has surrendered her/his license to practice.

Section 2. Qualifications

a. A member is one—

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

or possession of the United States and does not have a license under suspension or revocation in

any state, or is otherwise entitled by law to practice and whose renewal of membership shall be

contingent upon the granting of licensure as a registered nurse;

2. who may be a nurse in recovery who has surrendered a license to practice, or a nurse who has

retired and/or no longer chooses to practice, but whose license was in good standing with his/her

licensing board at the time the nurse made the decision not to maintain an active license;

3. whose application for membership in SCNA has been accepted;

4. whose dues are not delinquent;

5. whose membership in not under revocation for violation of the Code of Ethics for Nurses With

Interpretive Statements, 2015 or the bylaws of this Association.

6. Honorary Full Membership shall be given to those registered nurses who have been members

of the SCNA/ANA for 30 or more years and age 65 or at the discretion of the SCNA Board of

Directors. There shall be no dues amount associated with honorary membership.

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Section 3. Membership Rights and Obligations

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

through SCNA. In addition:

a. Full Members shall have memberships rights as follows:

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

2. Participate in the elections of SCNA’s two representatives and alternates to the annual

Membership Assembly of ANA.

3. Serve SCNA and ANA in elected and appointed positions in accordance with SCNA and ANA

Bylaws.

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

5. Attend the SCNA Annual Meeting, the ANA Membership Assembly and any other unrestricted

activities SCNA and ANA.

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

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

8. Submit proposals for consideration to SCNA.

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

10. Receive a Constituent SCNA/ANA membership card.

11. Receive the SC Nurse and ANA Membership Publications.

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

13. Shall have the right to receive benefits from the ANA as a member at the national level

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

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

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

3. Attend any meeting and unrestricted activities of SCNA.

4. Utilize such SCNA services as may be available.

5. Receive an SCNA membership card.

6. Receive the SC Nurse.

7. Submit proposals for consideration to SCNA.

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

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

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

c. Full Members shall have membership obligations as follows:

1. Abide by the Bylaws of SCNA and ANA.

2. Abide by the Code of Ethics for Nurses With Interpretive Statements, 2015.

3. Pay dues as required by the Bylaws.

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

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

1. Abide by the Bylaws of SCNA.

2. Abide by the Code of Ethics for Nurses With Interpretive Statements, 2015.

3. Pay dues as required by the Bylaws.

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

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

Section 4. Disciplinary Action

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

Association in whose jurisdiction the alleged violation occurred.

b. Cause for disciplinary action may include violation of—

1. the purpose, goals, and bylaws of SCNA; or

2. the Code of Ethics for Nurses With Interpretive Statements, 2015 as adopted by the ANA Board

of Directors.

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

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

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

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

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

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

set forth the date, place, and time such member shall be given the opportunity to be heard orally by

the hearing panel, which shall be not less than five (5) days before the effective date of the expulsion,

suspension, or termination. Such notice shall also set forth the address to which and date by which

such member may to be heard in writing by the hearing panel, which shall be not less than five (5)

days before the effective date of the expulsion, suspension, or termination. Upon the affirmative vote

of a majority of the hearing panel, SCNA acting fair and reasonable taking into consideration all of

the relevant facts and circumstances, may expel or suspend a member, or terminate such membership.

A member who has been expelled or suspended shall remain liable to SCNA for dues, assessments, or

fees as a result of obligations incurred or commitments made before such expulsion or suspension.

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

given a reasonable time to prepare a defense, and given a fair hearing in accordance with common

parliamentary and statutory law.

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

not composed of, the SCNA Board of Directors.

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

the Board of Directors shall be final.

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

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

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

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

of Directors.

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

reinstated by the Chapter.

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

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

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

Section 5. Notice

a. An oral notice to members is permissible if reasonable under the circumstances and is effective when

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

the earliest of the following:

4. When received;

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

class postage affixed;

6. On the date shown on the return receipt, if sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt

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

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

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

b. Written notice is correctly addressed to a member if addressed to the member’s address shown in

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

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

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

members who are residents of the same household and who have the same address in SCNA’s current

list of members, if addressed or delivered to one of such members, at the address appearing on

SCNA’s current list of members.

ARTICLE IV: ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATES

Section 1. Qualifications

An organizational affiliate of SCNA is an association thata.

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

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

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

d. Has paid an organizational affiliation fee to SCNA.

Section 2. Responsibilities

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

of SCNA.

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Section 3. Rights

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

Membership Meeting.

b. Make reports or presentations to the SCNA Annual Membership Meeting within its area of expertise.

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

a. Full Membership includes:

1. ANA Dues:

ARTICLE V: DUES

Section 1. Amount of Dues

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

Membership Assembly.

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

Membership Assembly policy. SCNA will follow the implementation of the dues, including

the Dues Escalator according to the calendar accepted by ANA.

1. SCNA Dues:

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

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

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

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

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

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

notice but without requiring additional authorization of the Annual Meeting. It will never

exceed more than 2 percent per annum. SCNA will follow the implementation of the dues,

including the Dues Escalator according to the calendar accepted by ANA.

c) The Board of Directors shall establish an operating budget for the chapters from the SCNA dues.

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

category is made within a membership year.

b. State-Only Membership includes:

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

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

agreement with the ANA for purposes of representation at the national/international level

and any service fees.

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

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

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

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

notice but without requiring additional authorization of the Annual Meeting. It will never

exceed more than 2 percent per annum.

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

category is made within a membership year.

Section 2. Notification of Dues Changes

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

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

Section 3. South Carolina Nurse

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

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

Section 4. Special Member Dues for Full Members

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

1. Registered Nurses who are not employed;

2. Registered Nurses who are students in full time study;

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

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

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

Student Nurses Association of South Carolina;

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

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

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

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

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

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

Section 5. Transfers of Memberships

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

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

the individual member dues already paid.

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

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

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

Association issuing the transfer.

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

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

been established.

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

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

membership year, in compliance with Article V, Section 5 (c). The request for transfer shall be signed

by the Secretary of the Constituent Member Association issuing the transfer.

ARTICLE VI: BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1. Definition

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

by the members of SCNA.

Section 2. Composition

a. The Board of Directors shall consist of the Officers of the Association which are President, Presidentelect,

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

within five (5) years from a basic nursing program and who is a direct care provider, and two (2)

Chairpersons of the Commissions.

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

attend meetings of the Board with voice but without vote.

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

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

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

voice, but without vote.

Section 3. Responsibilities

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

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

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

b. No members of the Board shall—

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

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

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

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

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

full term.

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

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

of Directors of this Association.

e. The Secretary/Treasurer shall have responsibility for preparing minutes of the directors’ and

members’ meetings and for authenticating records of SCNA.

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Section 4. Vacancies

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

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

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

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

ARTICLE VII: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Section 1. Definition

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

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

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

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

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

Section 2. Composition

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

Only members of the Board of Directors shall serve as voting members of the Executive Committee.

ARTICLE VIII: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Section 1. Definition

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

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

Directors.

Section 2. Accountability

The CEO shall be accountable to the Board of Directors.

Section 3. Responsibilities

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

b. The CEO may represent the association and serve as spokesperson on matters of established

policy and positions.

ARTICLE IX: COMMISSIONS

Section 1. Definition

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

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

Board of Directors and report to the Annual Membership Meeting.

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Section 2. Composition and Designation

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

representative of the structural units listed below each:

a. Commission on Professional Advocacy and Development

1. Peer Assistance Program

2. Continuing Education Approver Committee

3. Continuing Education Provider Committee

b. Commission on Public Policy / Legislation

1. Legislative Committee

Section 3. Responsibilities

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

designated by the Board of Directors of this association.

ARTICLE X: ELECTED COMMITTEES

Section 1. Definition

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

Section 2. Composition

The Nominating Committee shall be composed of not more than seven (7) Full (SCNA/ANA) members of the

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

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

(2) year term.

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

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

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

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

Section 3. Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

influence in its respective area of responsibility.

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

Membership Meeting.

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ARTICLE XI: APPOINTED COMMITTEES

Section 1. Definition

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

Continuing Education Provider Committee, and Finance Committee.

Section 2. Composition

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

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

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

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

b. The Continuing Education Approver Committee and the Continuing Education Provider Committee

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

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

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

c. Members of the Committee on Bylaws must be Full (SCNA/ANA) Members.

Section 3. Responsibilities

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

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

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

b. In addition, the Continuing Education Approver Committee and the Continuing Education Provider

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

education provider unit activities within SCNA.

c. The Committees shall:

1. report their findings and recommendations to the Board of Directors and the

Annual Membership Meeting;

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

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

Committee on Finance for incorporation into the annual budget;

4. The Continuing Education Approver Committee and the Continuing Education Provider

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

ANCC accredited continuing education activities within SCNA.

Section 4. Vacancies

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

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

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

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ARTICLE XII: SPECIAL COMMITTEES

Section 1. Definition

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

other Association units so authorized.

Section 2. Composition

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

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

ARTICLE XIII: NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS

Section 1. Candidates

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

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

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

Assembly of ANA, and members of the Nominating Committee.

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

attend the Membership Assembly of ANA or the Alternates to the Representatives or the members of

the Nominating Committee.

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

members of the Assembly.

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

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

Officers.

Section 2. Nominations

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

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

candidate by writing to the Secretary of SCNA.

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

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

shall be notified in writing in accordance with approved policy.

Section 3. Elections

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

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

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

3(a). Electronic balloting is permitted if the integrity of the ballot is preserved and the SCNA does

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

accordance with Article X, Section 3(a).

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Section 4. Challenge

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

of the election.

Section 5. Action by Written Ballot or Electronic Ballot

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

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

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

opportunity to vote for or against each proposed action. Approval by written or electronic ballot pursuant to this

section is valid only when the number of votes cast by ballot equals or exceeds the quorum required to be present

at a meeting authorizing the action, and the number of approvals equals or exceeds the number of votes that

would be required to approve the matter at a meeting at which the total number of votes cast was the same as the

number of votes cast by ballot. All solicitations for votes by written or electronic ballot shall indicate the number

of responses needed to meet the quorum requirements; state the percentage of approvals necessary to approve

the matter other than elections; and specify the time by which a ballot or electronic response must be received by

SCNA in order to be counted. A written or electronic ballot may not be revoked.

ARTICLE XIV: REPRESENTATION

Section 1. Member Representation at the SCNA Annual Membership Meeting

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

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

members of the Association who attend the meeting.

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

the Annual Membership Meeting or special meeting.

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

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

Section 2. SCNA Representation at the Membership Assembly of ANA

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

of ANA in accordance with ANA Bylaws and policy.

b. All elected Membership Assembly representatives and alternates may serve no more than two

consecutive terms or until a successor is elected.

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

ARTICLE XV: MEETINGS

Section 1. Authority

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

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

impossible.

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Section 2. Order of Business

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

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

Call to Order

Address of the President

Reports of Organizational Units

Reports of the Tellers and Declaration of Election

Adjournment

Section 3. Annual Meeting of Members.

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

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

condition incident upon war may render this impossible.

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

financial condition of the Association.

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

with any other proper purpose requiring a determination of members, the Board of Directors shall by

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

be not more than seventy (70) days, and not less than the last day for timely giving notice, before the

meeting or action requiring determination of members is to occur. If the Board of Directors fails to set

a record date, the members at the close of business on the business day on which notice is given or, if

notice is waived, at the close of business on the business day preceding the day on which the meeting is

held are entitled to notice of the meeting and to vote thereat. The members of record appearing in the

books of the Association at the close of business on the record date so fixed shall constitute the members

in respect of the activity in question. After fixing a record date for notice of a meeting, the Association

shall prepare an alphabetical list of names of all members who are entitled to notice of the meeting. The

list shall show the address of each member entitled to vote at the meeting. Subject to the limitations of

Sections 33-31-720, 33-31-1602(c) and 33-31-1605 of the Act, such list of members shall be available for

inspection by any members for purposes of communication with other members concerning the meeting,

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

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

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

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

d. Members and Directors may not vote by proxy.

Section 4. Annual Meeting of Board of Directors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

meeting of the Board of Directors.

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Section 5. Special Meetings

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

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

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

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

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

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

date, time and place of the meeting by any means of communication acceptable under the Act not less

than two (2) days prior thereto. Business transacted at a special meeting of Directors shall be limited

to the purposes stated in the notice of the special meeting. An oral notice is permissible if reasonable

under the circumstances and is effective when communicated in a comprehensible manner. Written

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

1. When received;

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

class postage affixed;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Section 6. Notification

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

such meeting was called.

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Section 7. South Carolina Student Nurses Association

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

Section 8. Attendance At Meetings

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

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

meeting can hear each other at the same time.

Section 9. Board Action

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

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

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

ARTICLE XVI: QUORUM

Section 1. Establishment of Quorum

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

quorum for any regular or special meetings of the Association.

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

constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Board.

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

Committee.

ARTICLE XVII: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

Section 1. Parliamentary Authority

The rules contained in Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised, most up-to-date edition shall govern meetings

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

bylaws.

ARTICLE XVIII: OFFICIAL PUBLICATION

Section 1. Official Publication

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

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ARTICLE XIX: AMENDMENTS

Section 1. Amendment Process

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

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

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

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

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

shall be appended to the call to the meeting.

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

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

ARTICLE XX: DISPOSITION OF ASSETS

Section 1. Disposition of Assets

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

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

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

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Approved and Revised: SCNA House of Delegates October, 2003

Approved and Revised: SCNA House of Delegates November, 2004

Approved and Revised: SCNA House of Delegates October, 2005

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting November, 2006

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting September 14, 2007

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting October 25, 2008

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting September 12, 2009

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting October 23, 2010

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting September 9, 2011

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting September 22, 2012

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting October 11, 2013

2012 Proviso Removed: December 2014

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting November 12, 2016

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ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

SCNA Organizational Chart

Revised February 2015; November 2016

SCNA Membership

SCNF

Board of Directors:

Officers (3)

Directors (2)

Commission Chairs (2)

Ex-Officio (Voice, no Vote):

SCNF President

SNA-SC President

Chapter Executive Committee Chairs

Appointed Committees

Finance Committee

Special Committees

(as needed)

Elected Committees

Nominating Committee

CEO

SCNA Staff

Commissions

SCNA Chapters

APRN Chapter

Clinical Nurse Leader Chapter

Nurse Educator Chapter

Piedmont Chapter

Psychiatric-Mental Health Chapter

Women and Children’s Health Chapter

Commission on

Public Policy/

Legislation

Legislative Committee

Commission on

Professional Advocacy

and Development

Peer Assistance Program

CEAC

CEPC

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SCNA Strategic Plan 2013-2016

As of BOD meeting 7/14/2017

The mission of the South Carolina Nurses Association is to represent all South Carolina registered nurses

in a membership organization to promote and advocate the role of the registered nurse

to improve health for all. – 2017

#1 Professional Practice

Promote and support professional

practice in nursing

• Provide information to nurses

on the ANA Cornerstone

Documents (Nursing Scope

and Standards of Practice,

The Code of Ethics for Nurses

and Nursing’s Social Policy

Statement

• Participate in disseminating

information on the

implementation of the IOM

Report on “The Future of

Nursing:”

ú Nurses should practice to the

full extent of their education

and training

ú Nurses should achieve higher

levels of education and

training through an improved

education system that

promotes seamless academic

progression

ú Nurses should be full

partners, with physicians

and other health care

professionals, in redesigning

health care in the United

States

ú Effective workforce planning

and policy making require

better data collection and

information infrastructure.

• Promote and support evidencebased

practice for all nurses

#2 Advocacy

Advocate for the nursing

workforce, healthy workplaces and

for the health of the public

• Actively participate in legislative

policy development and

implementation

• Fund lobbyist firm for SCNA

• Promote and support programs,

products and services that

positively impact the health,

safety and wellness of nurses

• Educate nurses about disruptive

behavior in the workplace

and support the Coalition on

Disruptive Behavior

• Support nurses recovering from

addiction through the Peer

Assistance Program in Nursing

(PAPIN)

• Encourage donations to the

SCNA Advocacy Fund

#3 Organizational Effectiveness

Continually strengthen the

organizational effectiveness of

SCNA

• Promote membership in SCNA

ú Develop a membership drive

ú Educate nurses about what

SCNA/ANA does for them

and how these activities

impact their daily practice

• Monitor SCNA’s organizational

structure and financial practices

to maximize efficiency and

effectiveness

• Participate with external publics

in the health care arena

• Promote partnership between

programs offering continuing

education to nurses

• Provide access to the

professional career center for

members and employers

• Identify and implement

technology that will increase

organizational effectiveness

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SCNA LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

2016-2018

The South Carolina Nurses Association has among its purposes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

providers of healthcare services

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

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

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

the community

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

vulnerable populations

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

delivery system, SCNA will:

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

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

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

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

nursing research

Adopted:

November 15, 2002 SCNA House of Delegates

November 11, 2006 SCNA Annual Meeting

Revised and Approved:

October 25, 2008 SCNA Annual Meeting

October 23, 2010 SCNA Annual Meeting

September 22, 2012 SCNA Annual Meeting

October 24, 2014 SCNA Annual Meeting

November 12, 2016 SCNA Annual Meeting

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OATH OF OFFICE

FOR

BOARD MEMBER AND CHAPTER OFFICERS

SCNA

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

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

and raise your right hand:

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

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

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

Interpretative Statements, 2015; and to provide to all leadership and careful stewardship of SCNA on behalf of

the membership as you are able.”

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

_________________________________________________________________________________________

CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENT

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

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

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

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

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

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South Carolina Nurses Association

Understanding of Duties and Agreement to Serve:

Duty of Care; Duty of Loyalty; Duty of Obedience.

A legal document

November 2017

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

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

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

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

Duties:

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

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

Attendance and Participation:

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

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

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

meetings in advance and participate in discussions;

Conflicts of Interest:

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

Interpretative Statements, 2015, I shall also engage in behavior that is legal, ethical and consistent with the

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

personal profit or gain, directly or indirectly by reason of my position within SCNA. I will avoid all situations in

which my private interests may conflict with the interests of SCNA and I will be mindful of and seek to avoid

conduct that could reasonably be construed as a conflict of interest. I understand that I will also be required to

sign an Anti-Trust statement at the beginning of each meeting of the Board of Directors;

Authority of Individual Board Members:

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

financial or other obligations.

I have read and agree to all of the above:

Signed: ___________________________________________________________

Date:______________

Office: _______________________________________________________________________________

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ANTI-TRUST STATEMENT

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

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

relationships and other topics which might infringe upon antitrust regulations, and that no such exchange or

discussion will be tolerated during this meeting.

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

meals, or social gatherings.

Thank you for your cooperation. President, SCNA

Meeting Date _________________________

Purpose of Meeting ___________________________________

ATTENDEES SIGNATURE REQUIRED:

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2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS, CHAPTER OFFICERS, AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS

President: Sheryl Mitchell

President-Elect: Selina Hunt McKinney

Secretary /Treasurer: Vacant

Commission Chair – Public Policy/Legislation: TK Curtis

Commission Chair–Professional Advocacy

and Development: Vacant

APRN Chapter

Chair: Kahlil Demonbreun

Vice Chair: Bruce Williams

Secretary/Treasurer: Jamie Cuff

Member at Large: Kelly Bouthillet

Member at Large: Shakira Lynn

Clinical Nurse Leader Chapter

Chair: Mary Alice Hodge

Vice Chair: Tammy Gilliam

Secretary/Treasurer: Deborah Charnley

Member At Large: Sonya Blevins

Member At Large: Katharine Gibb

Nurse Educator Chapter

Chair: Andrietta Barnett

Vice Chair: Vacant

Secretary/Treasurer: Jill Murphy

Member at Large: Carolyn Covington

Member at Large: Kim Kiefer

Director, Seat 1: Alice Wyatt

Director, Seat 2: Vacant

SNA-SC Representative (Ex-Officio)

Erika Filipiak

SCNF President (Ex-Officio) Eliane Reimels

Piedmont Chapter

Chair: Ava Pridemore

Vice Chair: Pam Collins

Secretary/Treasurer: Norma Gaffney

Member at Large: Kellye McCluskey

Member at Large: Rhonda Wood

Psychiatric-Mental Health Chapter

Chair: Maggie Johnson

Vice Chair: Sylvia Whiting

Secretary/Treasurer: Julia Coons

Member at Large: Kim Gilmore

Member at Large: Peggy Dulaney

Women and Children’s Health Chapter

Chair: Mary Wessinger

Vice Chair: Vacant

Secretary/Treasurer:

Member at Large: Frances Ashe-Goins

Member at Large: Andrietta Barnett

Legislative Committee Chair: Stephanie Burgess

Finance Committee Chair: Selina Hunt McKinney

Continuing Education Approver Committee (CEAC) Co-Chairs: Weatherly Brice

Continuing Education Provider Committee (CEPC) Chair: Mary Wessinger

Peer Assistance Program In Nursing (PAPIN) Co-Chairs: Susan Outen

Nomination Committee Chair and Committee: Robin Traufler-Chair, Latasha Williams,

Tonya Wagner, and Shakira Lynn

Thank you for your leadership and service to the nurses of South Carolina!

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2017

MEMBERS ON ANA PANELS

SCNA members serving at the ANA Level during this past year are:

Margaret Conway-Orgel

Mary Ellen Saur

Both members are serving on the Advisory Committee for the Professional Issues Panel on Moral Resilience.

SCNA is grateful to theses members for their service to nursing.

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CURRENT SCNA MEMBERSHIP

Iman Abdul-Ali

Jacquelyn Abney

Margaret L. Acres

Ellen Soley Adkins

Mary Justice Aguirre

Jennifer S. Ahlin

Lorraine K Aldrich

Karly Alewine

Ann C. Alexander

Judith W. Alexander

Lyn R. Alexander

Cheryl A Allen

Donna Rochelle Allen

Evelman B Allen

Gina D Allen

Dwayne Randolph Alleyne

Linda M Alwine

Elaine J. Amella

Tricia Amelung

Darlene M. Amendolair

Roxanne Amerson

Cynthia W. Anderson

Donna Andrews

Jeannette Andrews

Mary E Andrews

Diane J. Angelini

Robbi Angle

Sally R. Ani

Mildred Rosario Annunziato

Candyce F. Antley

Jorinda D Archard

Lorraine Archer

Carol Kellim Archuleta

Patricia Armstrong

Stephanie Armstrong

Geogia K. Arnold

Dianne J. Arrowsmith

Tanja N Ashe

Frances Ashe-Goins

Catherine R. Aska-Curtis

Heather T. Atkins

Teresa Atz

Christin Austin

Debra L. Austin

Lennie M. Austin

Lynda M Avera

Katie Avery-Smith

Bernadette M Ayer

Sara Ayer

Julina Lynn Ayers-Smoak

Ellen Amanda Babilon

Shannon Backman

Gloria A Bacote

Jaqueline L. Baer

Susan M. Bafford

Andrea Bailey

Kenneth David Bailey

Leanne S. Bailey

Anita Katharine Bainum

Wanda M. Baker

Wendy K. Baker

Beverly A. Baliko

Julia L. Ball

Andrea Banbury

Lisa Rae Banks

Shirley L Bannister

Deborah Rhodes Barbee

Janae M Barberio

Cornelia R Barbour

Barbara Barham

Marilyn C. Barnes

Andrietta Barnett

Betty Barnett

Stephanie M. Barnhill

Amy Barrett

Caleigh G Barrett

Valorie Kern Barrett

Patricia Levonnie Barrineau

Florencia Barron

Stephanie Marianne Barron

Robin Bartley

Tracelyn D Barton

Dale S. Barwick

Myra B. Barwick

Denise Batchelor

Elizabeth Batten

Clifford Adam Beach

Tina Beard

Angela Becker

Randy Beckett

Heather E. Belcourt

Janelle W. Belk

Jennifer N Bell

Merinda Bellamy

Jettiva S Belton

Elbony M Belton-Ashford

Sheila Belton-Gaymon

Angelia W. Bennett

Roger Craig Bennett

Tammy Bennett

Carol S. Berry

Katie Kundinger Bertel

Sonya M. Best

Gaye M. Betcher

Crystal Ann Beyer

Susan C. Beylotte

Pia Biason-Webb

Shonna Bible

Karen Lou Biegon

Henry Dietrich Biemann

Deona Eileen Bien

Laura Binns

Michelle Bish

Anita L Bishop

Gayle C. Bishop

Susan A. Bissette

Robin L. Bissinger

Dawn Bjorge

Brenda Black

Sharon Black

Jane Kay Blackwell

Zienna Blackwell-Rodriquez

Nina E. Blanton

Treva Blanton

Anna Blestel

Sonya Blevins

Sabrina Blocker

Anneke J Bogardus

Lynn L. Bogart

Julie G. Boggs

Reynaldo V Bolatete

Jeanne M Bonadonna

Lecia G. Bonaparte

Rita F. Bonczek

Sharon M. Bond

Phyllis Ann Bonham

Lauren Booth

Nenette E Borja

Michele Bossi

Edith W Bostic

Phillip Botham

Jamie Bott

Sharon Bouchard

Lillian M. Bouknight

Kelly A Bouthillet

Rosemary Bouvette

Audrey Lane Bowen

Julie W. Bowers

Teresa Ann Bowers

Patricia Bowman

Lorraine T Boyd

Mary R. Boyd

Yoladna Felita Boyd-Gantt

Mary J. Boykin

Scot B Bozio

Leigh Brabham

Gerald Bracete

Linda Lauren McMeekin

Bradley

Sarah Bradley

Yolanda Shonta Bradley

Sherrill G. Bradsher

Susan E Brady

Patricia L Brame

Debbie D Brand

Sheila Brand

Ann B. Branham

Elizabeth F Branham

Joan Marie Brantley

Charlotte A Branyon

Stacey G. Branyon

Kelli Ann Bray

Candice Lowell B’Rells

Beth Ann Bremer

Kathrene Carter Brendell

Evanna Brening

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Margaret B Brewster-Goolsby

Weatherly Rogers Brice

Catherine M. Brickley

Eria Bridgeman

Marie W. Bridges

Elisha Brimmage

Kendell Leann Brinkmann

Richard Brinson

Margaret L. Bristow

Melanie Spivey Broadwell

Melody Brockington

Anjanette Goodwin Brodie

Rhonda Brogdon

Henry Sawyers Bromley, 3rd

Barbara E. Brooks

Marilyn Patricia Brooks

Paula Brooks

Carol Elaine Brown

Catherine M. Brown

Christopher Lee Brown

Elmer Gerald Brown

Jennifer Leigh Brown

Karen M. Brown

Katherine Stabler Brown

Lashonda Nicole Brown

Laurie Anne Brown

Mary W. Brown

Teresa Brown

Wanda Brown

Kathryn W. Browning

Sanquinette Brownlee

Barbara J Bryan

Algie Bryant

Debbie Chatman Bryant

Deborah Bucci

Diane M. Budnick

Sharon Bullard

Stacey Bumgardner

Elizabeth B Bunch

Wachowicz

Kelli Burba

Carrie Burgess

Nancy F. Burgess

Stephanie Burgess

Tiffany Burnett

Tracey Brooks Burrell

Rebecca A. Burrows

Debra H. Burton

Natale Burton

Patricia D. Burton

Allison Buryk

Rachel S Bush

Catherine Elizabeth Bushnell

Linda S. Buster

Elizabeth Danielle Butler

Natalie Anne Butler

Cynthia Bynes

Brenda B. Byrd

Elaine Bishop Cain

Megan Cain

Toriah J. Caldwell

Deborah J. Camak

Donna Sue Cambron

Lori Marie Cameron

Cynthia Denise Campbell

Hope Campbell

Myrtleen L Campbell

Tacorey Sanchez Campbell

Sarah M Campos

Sarah J. Cantrell

Natisha Denise Capers-Howard

Janet M. Caputo

Maria E. Cardenas

Mindora Casswella Carithers

Laura Carlson

Marcia Carlson

Annette Carnevale

Earline Khalilah Carn-Holmes

Scott Lee Carr

Dina Anna Carra

Brenda Starr Carraway

Chastin N Carrillos

Mollie Carter

Pinkey Carter

Shari K. Carter

Deedee L Carter-Saks

Melanie L. Cason

Erin Suzanne Castellano

Susan Souders Castillo

Amanda Faith Castro

Gibson Cates

Richard S Cates

Carolyn T Catledge

Ann Lynn Caughman

Christina Causey

Miriam Cauthen

Carolyn C Cavanaugh

Patricia Coleman Celley

David Cerniski

Vicki Lynn Chadwick

Patricia Champagne

Theresa Chandler

Katherine K Chappell

Thomas M. Chappell

Rocca Chariker

Terri Charland

Deborah K. Charnley

Lili Chen

Barbara A Chesley

Rose Chevere

Angela Sylvene Childers

Joyce M. Chisolm

Doris L. Chitwood

Maria Teresa Choudhary

Pat Christensen

Vonny Clanton

Susan F. Clark

Nicolina Clarke

James D Clary

Ivie Claudio

Barbara Clermont

Sandra H. Clontz

Elizabeth Cockerham

Evelyn R. Coe

Cecilia J. Cogdell

Candace C Coggins

Gail G. Cohen

Kristi B Coker

Kendall Cole

Amanda A. Coleburn

Courtney M Collier

Beverly Collins

Glenda Truesdell Collins

Pam Collins

Anita Suzette Combs

Lisa A. Cometto

Barbara Bernice Cone

Mary Celeste Conlon

Carol Connelly

Brian Thomas Conner

Jennifer Haley Conway

Margaret Conway-Orgel

Barbara A Cook

Diane Cook

Elena Serene Cook

Helen Marie Cook

Harriet Smith Cooney

Julia C. Coons

Crystal Cooper

Jane M Cooper

Pansy J. Cooper

Rebecca Corbett

Shelly Cordum

Melissa Costantini

Yaritza Cotto

Christina Cottrell

Carolyn Covington

Collene Latoya Cox

DeAnna Cox

Jacquelyn Cox

Mary Kathleen Cox

D. Nicole Coxe

Andrea Coyle

Brooke Coyne

Siri P Craft

Brenda Craig

Lindsey Craig

Ethel L Crane

Heather Craven

Cheryl Denise Crawford

Deborah Kay Crawford-Butler

Mary E Creed

Stacey Lea Cremonni

Bryan Crenshaw

Shannon Williamson Cribb

kimberly d cribbe

Rebecca Ann Crichton

Donna Crider

LaVerne M. Crider

Mildred M. Crispyn

Lerryn Crocker

Jeanine Crosby

Susan D Croteau

Narzahni J Crumbie

Joannette Cudnik

Jaime Cuff

Crystal Denise Culbertson

Lindsey Culbertson

Janice A. Cullen

Joan Culley

Jan Cullipher

Mary Beth Culross

Dorothy Anne Cumbey

Jamie Hayes Cunningham

Benita Lena Curnell

Teshieka Curtis

Sabra S Custer

Nina R. Cuttler

Nira G. Daleda

Heather Marshall Dalton

Scarlett H. Danford

Ann B Daniels

Barbara D’Anna

Molly E. Dannelly

Natalie Darby

Frances D’Arcy

Bernice Daugherty

A. Priscilla Carver Davis

Angie Kimberly Davis

Emma Jo Davis

Kenneth Davis

Lindsay Davis

Lisa J. Davis

M Jerdone Davis

Niovia Davis

Stephanie Davis

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Jessica Davis Atkinson

Tanisha Leann Dawkins

Harnetha R Dean

Veronica Deas

Debra Renee Decurtis

Charity Beebe Deese

Cristy Degregory

Amanda Dehart

Falinda George Delly

Kahlil A Demonbreun

Phyllis Dianne Lawter Dennis

Tolvalyn S. Dennison

Benita Denton

Patricia M. Derajtys

Sue Ann Derrick

Dagmar M. Devlin

Amber Dewberry

Margaret P Diamond

Anna Dickens

Annie Dickerson

Linda K Dietterich

Teresa G. Dietz

Amy Dievendorf

Elizabeth Dimond

Franetta Dinkins

Donna Wadford Dixon

Audrey M. Dobberfuhl

Dala Dolan

Rebecca Lamb Dollar

Annemarie Sipkes Donato

Gaye M. Douglas

Janet Lynne Douglass

Sandra Dove

Jamie Downing

Malinda Hope Drawdy

Doris L Drayton

Amanda Driggers

Susan M Drinkwater

Sherri Driskell

Sandra J. DuBose

Kristen L Ducharme

Kimberly I. Dudas

Carolyn L. Duff

Susan Duggar

Peggy E. Dulaney

Ellen W. Duncan

Darlene H Dunlap

Jeannie C Dunn

Annette Dunphy

Elise M Dupuy

Teresa B. Durden

Catherine O Durham

Nancy K Durham

Susan J Durham

Christina Dye

Stacey Dyer

Angela E. Dykes

Megan Eargle

Marilyn Earle

Lucy Easler

Michelle W. Eastergard

Michelle Easton

Amelia Katherine Eaton

Lawrence J. Eberlin

Mildred Eberlin

Jennifer A. Ebert

Barbara J. Edlund

Brenda Sue Edwards

Jennifer D Edwards

John R. Edwards

Julie Edwards

Martha Taylor Edwards

Mary Edwards

Nicole Edwards

Sharon Edwards

Elizabeth Eggebrecht

Julie A. Eggert

Angela Eichman

Sherry Foster Eison

Susan C. Elliott

Cheryl A. Elliott-Dawe

Ambre Ellison

Nina Ellison

Kathie Elmore

Tonjia B Elrod

Lynn Eppley

Lisa Erwin

Ruth Anne Etter

Michele Etzkorn

Ginger F Evans

Kerri Barrineau Evans

Nina Evans

Susan Evans

Tempie M. Evans

Aniko Ewing

Lauren Faile

Anne Farish

Linda Farrell

Ward Faulkenberry

Patricia Feilmeier

Christine M Feisthamel

D Jeanne Felder

Melissa Felder

Gwendolyn M. Felton

Theresa M. Fereday

Carol Marie Lenz Ferguson

Naomi Ferguson

Elizabeth Ferraro

John Ferreira

Michelle L.B. Ferrigno

Elizabeth Carol Fezio

Cheryl S Fieldhouse

Hattie Fields

Sharon M Files

Nancy J. Finch

Lisa R. Finley

Tammy Melinda Finney

Mary R. Fischer

Christine R. Fisher

Odette Denise Fisher-Glover

Mona Flanigan

Miriam N Fleisher

Jennifer Morris Flowers

Queen E. Flowers

Cynthia B. Floyd

Helga REGINA Floyd

Joy Floyd

Lisa Floyd

Darlene W. Fludd

Bonnie T. Fogle

Cynthia Fogle

Sharon L. Fogle

Christine Folsom

Ann M Fonville

Amanda Washburn Forbus

Cathy Ford

Dwayne Valentino Ford

Brandon M. Foster

Teneane Foster

Gretel Foster-Boatwright

Bonnie L. Foulois

Melyssa Foust

Oanh Foust

Terri Fowler

Regina A. Franco

Aminah Fraser-Rahim

Bernadette Georgia Frederick

Suzanne R. Freeman

Lori Fritz

Cathy Frye

Ross B. Fulcher

Dody Fullex

Charlene Fulton

Charlene Furr

Catherine Gaesser

Norma B. Gaffney

Jeanine G. Gage

Stacy Gaillard

Gladys Gaillard-Mcbride

Shannon L Gainey

Carolann Galbreath

Laura E. Gallagher

Rachel Jordan Galloway

Amy Gallozzi

Tonja Gantt

Nancy Garner

John Garren

Cynthia Elizabeth Garrett

Donna Garrett

Tishana Louise Gary

Ashleigh Gaspari

Cheryl Gates

Yvonne Yolanda Gathers

JoAnne Gatti-Petito

Danielle Nicole Gatton

Ashlie C Gavant

Sheelah Grace Gayo

Jessica Geddings

Lacreta Twana Geer

Marie Gehling

Christina Carolyn Geiger

Robin D Gerard

Jessicia Anna Germain

Kellye Leigh Geurin

Tammy Giacometti

Katharine M. Gibb

Debra M. Gibbs

Shelli Gibbs

Lynette Richardson Gibson

Sara Lynn Gibson

Christopher Eugene Gilbert

Missilia Gilbert

Annie L. Gilchrist-Settles

Ruthie Giles

Francis Dowdy Gill

Tammy S. Gilliam

Tracy A Gilliard

Mary Gillingham

Kim J. Gilmore

Beverly B Givens

Tammy Gladson

Shante Gleaton

Angela Glyder

Gina B. Goddard

Daisy Godwin

Tina Goethie-Lyons

Connie B. Goff

Shelly Goins

Carol Golden

Ruth Ware Golden

Keelin Golden-Maldonado

Mary Goldin

Precious Goode

Patricia V. Goodman

Jessica Goodright

Amy Goodson

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Donna Marguerite Goodson

Christine L Gordon

Kendra Gordon

Betty L. Gore

Kim K Gosnell

Jane Gourley

Daniel Gracie

Darlene Graham

Iona Fox Graham

Suzan Uregen Graham

Kathryn Z. Gramling

Alicia Pollard Grant

Carrie Grant

Sharon Grant

Mary A. Grass

Laura Jane Gray

Shannon Gray

Charlotte H. Grecco

Alicia Renay Green

Ashana Green

Cameo A. Green

Daisha Jerrice Green

Kimberly Ann Green

Luanne Green

Shirley A. Green

Suzanne Green

Tracie L Green

Vicki Clinton Green

Joy Green-Hadden

regina d greer

Karen J. Gregory

Marian Berkeley Grier

Toviea Grier

Dee Anne Louise Griffin

Gloria Jean Griffin

Angela L Grigsby

Margaretta C. Grimm

Jessica McKenzie Grimsley

Amanda Groome

Susan Grubbs

Huei Chu Gruno

Emily Guderian

Barbara Gulesserian Warner

Bobbie-Lynn Gunton

Holly G. Gwaltney

Kathlyn S. Haddock

Jessica Hafford

Gregory Thomas Hagan

Janice H. Hage

Kelly Hahn

Matthew T Haigh

Sandra G. Hale

Andrea Hall

Barbara S. Hall

Jamie Hall

Katherine Hall

Kathryn E Hallman

Marlena Hamm

Anita S. Hammerbeck

Brenda Hammersley

Heather Hannon

Catherine Hansen

Erin Hanson

Roscia Hawkins Hardee

Laurie Lacey Harden

Karen P Hardin

Theresa A. Hardwick

Karen H. Hardy

Carolyn S Harmon

Elizabeth D. Harmon

Haley Elizabeth Harper

Mary A. Harper

Loretta Harpestad

Stanley M. Harris

Adrena B. Harrison

Stantrenetta A Harrold

Erin Hart

Louis Byron Hart

Patti Hart

Noelle M Hartley

Carol R. Hartwig

Lois Hasan

Joann M Hashey

Wendy Hatchell

Megan Scarlet Hatfield

Virginia Hawkins

Woodrow L Hawkins

Cheryl Hayes

Pearman Detreville Hayne

Bonnie W. Haynes

Sherry Hazen

Lisa Moyer Heenehan

Frank Heflin

Kimberly Hefner

Betty T Hei

Margaret A. Heim

Laura C. Hein

Sue P. Heiney

M. Gabrielle Helfgott

Irene W. Helms

Bennie S. Henderson

Dawn L Henderson

Charity Hendricks

Malissa Rene Hendricks

Mark Anthony Hendricks

William M Hendricks III

Cassandra Henry-Richardson

Jacqueline C Henson

Linda Hentz

Laura E Herbert

Debbie W. Herman

Jo Anne Herman

Elizabeth M Hernick

Marcella Williams Herrin

Jennifer Misty Herring-Ramey

Dawne F Hershberger

Paul David Hess

Trista Hewett

Peggy O Hewlett

Meredith Heyde

Chimene Gordon Heyward

Felicia Heyward

John Patrick Hickey

Joyce M Hicklin

Whitney M Hickman

Savannah Stroud Hightower

Stephanie Hightower

Janice Legge Hill

Jimmy W Hill

Melissa L. Hill

Theresa Ann Hillary

Dorothy Hines

Veronica L Hinkle

Tara Hinson

Melissa D. Hixenbaugh

Vanyen Ho

Stacey Hobbick

Julia A. Hobson

Linda F. Hodge

Mary Alice Hodge

Diane O. Hogan

Kathy W. Hogan

Abby Hohmeier

Bonnie J. Holaday

Bridget Holder

Gabriele Holder

Deborah F Holland

Gretchen Dietz Holland

Naomi Gaddy Holley

Segee Holley

Victoria Hollingsworth

Janice K. Holloway

Carla Holmes

Hannah L. Holmes

Rene Holmes

Rita Ann Holmes

Jessica Lynn Holt

Deronda SW Honig

Amber Hook

Jean Z. Hooper

Stacy Parry Hoover

Nelda Hope

Jean S. Hopkins

Deborah L. Hopla

Carol Hornbuckle

Barbie Horne

Carrie Hoshour

Latasha Denise Hott

Morgan Houser

Lynda Jane Houston

Patricia Hout

Amanda Howard

Karen E. Howard

Nicole Renee Howe

Simone Howe

Brittany Howell

Lisa N. Howell

Wendy Flowers Howell

Eileen F. Hubler

Katie Hudgins

Linda L Hudson

Shannon Hudson

Hazelmarie Huff

Samantha Huffstetler

Frederica Hughes

Pamela H. Hughes

Ronda G Hughes

Cerrissa Michelle Hugie

Linda Louise Hundley

Sue Ellen Hunter

Angela Huntley

Courtney Sandifer Hutto

Dana Hyler

Jacquelin Hyman

Elva M. Hyre

Robin Lisa Infinger

Renita Irving

Amanda Ivey

Emily Ivey

Allison Ginette Jackson

Brenda T. Jackson

Linda Rush Jackson

Nicholas Jackson

Tonda P. Jackson

Dianne M. Jacobs

Leigh Jacobs

Linda P. Jacobs

Julia V. James

Sherry L. James

Shirley M. James

Ruth Anne Jameson

Alicia Maria Jamison

Deirdre Michele Jamison

Gina S Jamison

Mary A Jarmulowicz

Heather B Jarvis

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Jessica Sizemore Jeffcoat

Mandi Jeffcoat

Daria P. Jeffers, RN

Coretta M. Jenerette

Carolyn M. Jenkins

Chyrese Jenkins

Danielle Cohens Jenkins

Deborah Jenkins

Kimberly Jenkins

Mimi Jenko

Elizabeth Ann Holloway Jensen

Gwendolyn F Jensen

Ashley Johnson

Bonita D Johnson

Bonne Johnson

Charlyn Beth Johnson

Denean Johnson

Edna Johnson

Jessica S Johnson

Jimmie Johnson

Julia M. Johnson

Margaret Johnson

Mark Heyward Johnson

Merrilyn O. Johnson

Pamela S. Johnson

Patricia F. Johnson

Pierrene K. Johnson

Rebecca Lynn Johnson

Vicky Johnson

Lauryn Johnston

Shelly Johnston

Kimberly Jolly

Anna M. Jonason

Becky W Jones

Carolyn P. Jones

Catherine Jones

Ciji Jones

David Chadwick Jones

Debbie S. Jones

Dianna L. Jones

Erin R Jones

Eunice Denise Jones

Jamie Jones

Katherine Grenci Jones

Kylie Nikia Jones

Laurie A Jones

Lena Marie Jones

Rosa Ann Jones

Ginger Jordan

Amelia Joseph

Joseph JAMES Josey

Lori Juarez

Leslie R. Justice

Jennifer S. Justus

Sondra Lynn Kaiser

Alice Kamin

Dianne E Kane

Birdella Kane-Crook

Annette Kao

Pamela K. Karabin

Cynthia A. Karmasin

Gloria Jean (garris) Kasler

Rose Kearney-Nunnery

Hazel Lucile Keels

Leah Keisler

Tracy Elizabeth Keisling

Tracy Elizabeth Kelecava

Teresa J. Kelechi

Amber Snelson Kelly

David Kelly

Nanette C. Kelly

Lynette S. Kemp

Bernice R. Kennedy

Charlotte Kennedy

Coleen Renee Kennedy

Thomas Kennedy

Shakilya D. Khalif

Kim Kiefer

Susan Kate Kiel

Paige O’Bryan Kight

Janice Wright Kilby

Colleen M. Kilgore

Minjeong Kim

Tyreshia Kimber

Carla R. Kimmel

Beatrice Lynn King

Rhonda Jordan King

Stephanie King

Catrina I. Kinsey

Gail E. Kirby

Catherine Carol Kirton

Arnell C. Kithcart

Carman Kizer

Michael Kleber

Donna Lee Kleister

Ann Knabel

Jessica D. Knebel

Brian Knight

Elizabeth Wagoner Knight

Melissa Michelle Knight

Shirley G. Knight

Susan Marie Knight

Sarah Knorr

Marguerite L. Knox

Marilynn E. Koerber

Sherry Kolb

Sara Kollar

Sia Komba

Mary Beth Konecny

Vivian J. Koon

Anita M Korbe

Margaret B. Kroposki

Aimee L Kuhn

Kathryn Ann Kulungowski

Barbara Kurent-Byrum

Juliana Lacandalo

Carrie Marie Laird

Marilyn A. Laken

Joyce Lambert

Samantha Fralick Lamons

Dorit Lamparter

Kaylan Lancaster

Joycelyn Land

Lisa Ann Lane

Elaine J. Lang

Lisa M Langdale

Amanda Langford

Kathryn Lanter

Elizabeth Marcel Laorenza

Roxanne LaPointe

Sara Larow

Ginger Michell Latimer

Joda Latour

Elizabeth H. Lawson

Claudia Elaine Lawton

Eugenia C. Lawton

Debra K. Layer

Julianna A. Layfield

Ricardo Leao

Renee I. L’Ecuyer

Michelle Ledford

Clare T. Lee

Emily Wasson Lee

Katherine Lee

Lori Anne Lee

Lindsay Marie Legrand

Janet Leipelt

Mariola Leja-Peden

Shelley Lemerande

S. Elaine Leonard

Ebony Letmon

Julia Levin-Rector

Yolanda Levy

Christine Milligan Lewis

Kimberly Fowler Lewis

Penelepe R. Lewis

Michelle A. Liken

Myeisha Lincoln

Jane Link

Wanda A. Loftin

Deborah Logan

Debbie Jean Lomax-Franklin

Bridget Thomas Long

Faith A Long

Frances C. Long

Renatta Loquist

Megaan Lorenzen

Brian Lorimer

Tanya Lott

Valentina Love

Debra L Love-Fralix

Jill Leann Lovett

Jaykia Torson Lowe

Linda R. Lowery

Karen Lynne Lucktenberg

Susan D Ludwick

Angela D Luker

Ilona Lungui

Trang D Lusk

Sarah K Lustig

Shakira Lynn

Colleen D. Lyons

Donna W. Macaleer

Patricia A. Macaruso

Cynthia L MacDonald

Marlene C. Mackey

Joann L. Madden

Aindrea B Maddray

Gayenell Smith Magwood

Norma Zenobia Maine

Sylvia A. Mallory

Mary Katherine Mangione

Donna Manly

Sherrie A Mannarino

Alison Markham

Heather R Marlowe

Andrea H. Marshall

Mary Wood Marshall

Cathy Mart

Aimee Wiggins Martin

Amber Martin

Christina B. Martin

Crystal Dawn Martin

Donna Martin

Karen Martin

Karen M Martin

Mary M Martin

Sharon Eve Martin

Johnnie Martines

Mary Taylor Martof

Jill A Mason-Nguyen

Jean A. Massey

Audrey Cheryl Massie

April Mathis

Catherine K. Mattingly

Vickie Diane Maurer

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Rebecca Maxwell

Evelyn B. May

Heidi May

Emily Mayer

Trilla Mays

Paula Robin McAbee

Ranee Ellenburg McCall

Tammy Lynn McClure

Tammy McConnell

Marian S. McCray

Troy McCurry

Leslie B. Mcdill

Melissa McDonald

Joanne McDonnell

Betsy M. McDowell

Joyce A McDowell

Liz McDowell

Cheri Johnson McElwee

Sherrlyn McFadden

Thayer McGahee

Erin Marie McGeachie

Kimberly McGhee

Lacy Anne McGrath

Tonya R. McKenzie

Tamara McKethan

Page H. McKinney

Selina Hunt McKinney

Elizabeth McKniff

Sylvia L. McKoy

Leslie McLamb

Kathleen J McLaughlin

Brenda H. McLellan

Lisa McManus

Paul McMillan

Brittany McNair

Victoria Moriah McNeill

Jackson Lane McRae

Susan G. McWilliam

Angela S Mearns

Kimberly Medlin

Catie Meehan

Andreea T Meier

Domenica Meilinger

Brian Mark Melancon

Bonnie C. Mello

John P. Mellon

Karen H. Merritt

Stacy Lane Merritt

DeAnne K. Messias

Linda M. Mestler

Janne R Middleton

Nancy Grace Middleton

Colleen Miele

Laurie A Mikles

Shelby Milbrath

Carrie R. Miles

Ashley N Miller

Erin Miller

Lillie Mae Miller

Nichole A. Miller

Olivia Price Miller

Sally FS Miller

Sheila D P Miller

Syreeta Miller

Tracey Denise-Thoms Miller

Yvonne La Rae Milligan

Leslie C. Mills

Tina H Mills

Henretta N Milton

Sylvester J Miniea III

Sherry Minikiewicz

Jacqueline M. Mintz

Ellen M Mishra

Carlon Mitchell

Ginger Mitchell

Josephine L Mitchell

Kim Elaine Mitchell

Leah Mitchell

Mary Mitchell

Melissa Mitchell

Sheryl L Mitchell

Helen Lorette Mitchem

Cameron Mitchum

Jay T Mollett

Monica Ann Molloy

Patricia Molloy

Lillian H. Mood

Carol Ann Moody

Kelley Marie Moody

Allison Moore

Debbie Dobson Moore

Margaret Moore

Patricia Moore

Samantha Moore

Rosanna Moralez

Liliana Moreira

Brandi Morgan

Melanie Diane Morgan

Carole J. Morrell

Justin Travis Morris

Leanne C. Morris

Tiffany A Morris

Kaitlyn Morrissey

Janice Howell Morrow

Kathryn Morrow

Lori A. Morrow

Lori Moseley

Dana Mostowy

Lynda Moutray

Debra A. Moynihan

Sonja Boyd Muckenfuss

Bernadette Elaine Muffett

Annie Muller

Merrylee A. Mullinax

Barbara J Murphy

Brenda D. Murphy

Jill Murphy

Catherine Murray

Catherine S Murton

Ruth W. Mustard

Michelle L. Myer

Kelly Myers

Latricia Myers

Michelle C. Myers

Farahnaz Nafisy

Georgia L. Narsavage

J. Ragan Wilson Nash

Rebekah Nations

Robin Nazzaro

Pamela K Neal

Janice Teresa Negron

Brenda Neil

Marsha Nelson

Torill P. Nelson

Lynne Sheri Nemeth

Janice F. Nepita

Aquanetta Nesbitt

Tanika Nesmith

Ashley Netles

Jennifer E Netzley

Amy Lynn Ney

Casey Michelle Nichols

Maria Miceli Nichols

Pamela Paschal Nichols

Christina Nielson

Susan Nitto

Melynda Livingston Nix

Hannah Noel-Bouchard

Nichole Nolan

Elaine M Noonan

Barbara Kay Nopwasky

Andrea Webb Oates

Jamie A Odom

Nancy L. Ofendo Reyes

Cheryl M. O’Hara

Angela L. Olawsky

Nancy M. Oliver

Kay Lynn Olmsted

Andrea Lee Fry Olson

Lizanne D Olyarchuk

Gail C. O’Malley

Leslie Patrice O’Neal

Jenny O’Neill

Darlene Joan Orcutt

Sophia D. O’Shields

Jolene Osorio

Pamela A. OToole

Susan Holley Outen

Louise Outlaw

Gretchen Overstolz

Alice R. Overstreet

Virginia Owens

Kelly M. Pabst

Frances Suzanne Pach

Erin Padgett

Lisa Page

John Paguntalan

China Joanna Palacios

Melissa Pare

Kimberly Parker

Mellasenah Blair Parker

Debra R Parks

Lyn K Parks

Myra Parrish

Constance Lorriane Parson

Mary Ann Parsons

Leigh Pate

Deepali Patel

Rina Patel

Adrain Patterson

Jacqueline Patterson

Natali Laverne Patterson

Valencia Patterson

Judy C Paull

Linda Rennae Payment

Kimberly Elizabeth Payne

Tomeka Payton

Ingrid Pearson

Diane Peele

Ann Margret Peloquin

Dawn E Pender

Kirstin K Pennington

Jessica Peralta

Pennie Peralta

Deresh Tamara Perez

Leann Perkins

Rhonda A Peterson

Aileen Pettit

Lorrie Peyton

Jane E Phelan

Jody J Phillips

Sarah-Louise Phillips

Kim Piacquadio

Rachele L Pike

LeShanta Russell Pinckney

Myra D Pinckney

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Annmarie Dvorak Pinkham

Michelle H. Pittard

Catherine Pitts

Keith O. Plowden

Susan E. Plunkett

Ali Kindal Plyler

Susan Polk

Joyce Pompey

Charlene Ann Pope

Deborah Porche

Nancy C. Powell

Kelly A Powers

Stephanie A Powers

Phyllis Clarke Poyner

Patricia F. Prather

Martha Pressley-Turner

Sabrina Preston-Leacock

Marianna Pretulak

Sandra F. Prewitt

Michelle Price

Cherylene Prickett

Ava W. Pridemore

Theresa B. Prince

Letitia Pringle

Charlene Pruitt

Rosanne H. Pruitt

Deana M Purdy

William Angus Pursley

M. Claire Pursley-Watson

debra w quick

Jada C Quinn

Jayne Freedman Quinn

La’Quandra Ann-Marie

Rampersant

Sandra Denease Randolph

Denise L. Raney

Lori Rash

Kristen Rast

Marie Rataj

Lesley Rathbun

Patricia C. Ravella

Angela Marie Ravenell

Michael Rikard Rawl

Sherrion J Ray

Traci C. Ray

Phyllis Ann Raynor

Nancy I. Rector

Melissa J Redmond

Rameka Reed

Robert Earl Reed

Stephanie Regalado

Mary Elizabeth Register

Leigh Wasserman Reid

Robert T. Reid

Elaine Reimels

Elizabeth Renius

Linda S Rettew

Wanda Revis

Eva M Reynolds

Elona E. Rhame

Elizabeth Rhoades

Amanda Rhoads

Tushara D. Rhodes

Taurie Rhoten

Rosalinde M Rhynes

Shelby L. Rials

Cassandra Rice

Angela B Richards

Gwendolyn E. Richardson

Suzanne Richardson

William E. Richburg

Jane Van Epps Richter

Ellen K. Riddle

Jurell Kirice Riley

Karin Riley

Michael P Riordan

Michelle Anne Rioux-Nivens

Hanna Sprott Rivers

Elizabeth Roberts

Elizabeth Roberts

Leiann Roberts

Amanda Long Robertson

Katelan Robertson

Kimberly Robertson

Lisa M Robertson

Shirley M Robinson

Nancy L Rockett

Ithamesia Rodgers

Misty Rodriguez

Sylvia Rodriguez

Catherine Louise Rogers

Cecilia A Rogers

Linda T. Rogers

Celeste Rogers Romp

Brianna Roscover

David W. Roseboro

Lee C Ross

Patricia Darby Roth

Dawn Marie Roudybush

Margaret A. Rowe

Carol Royals

Laurrie D Rumpp

Julie Runyan-Brown

Lisa Russ

Summer Dawn Russell

Ashley Rutledge

Kimberly E Sadri

Natisha Nicole Sanders

Marsha Wren Sandifer

Eileen M Sandlin

Amanda Jean Sandoval

Sheri Sannella

Wendy Santiago

Gutembergue Santos

Mary-Ellen Saur

Susan Saverance

Misty A Sawyer

Marilyn G. Saxon

Stephanie Schaller

Kathleen Scharer

Farrah L. Schildknecht

Eva Schlachter

Katherine Schmidt

Heather Schneider

Julie Schroll

Micki Schurlknight

Melanie Scianna

Jennifer Lee Scott

Pauline A Seebode

Marie G. Segars

Jamie Segroves

Laura Seipt

Lily Nebro Selassie

Karen E. Sellers

Marilyn D. Sellers

Tonya L. Sellers

Colette Senseney

Leslie Tannery Sewell

Judith Marie Shaffer

Loretta J Shaffer

Terre S Shankle

Will Sharp

Nicole Shea

Deborah Lynn Shelley

Jill S Sheorn

Elizabeth Swilley Sheridan

Linda Sherriff

Hannah Sherrill

Kathleen Shinada

Gertrude Shiver

Gertrude Shiver

Jennifer Elliott Sholts

Nancy M Short

Sipiwe M Sibande

Toni Silver

Andrea Simmons

Michael Allen Simmons

Precious Simmons

Shelley Simmons

Faye L. Simms

Constance B Simons

Robin White Simpkins

Terry D Sims

Jonathan Sippel

Ashley Sirianni

Laura Lynn Skillen

Janice L. Skipper

Patricia A. Slachta

Mary D. Slade

Jennifer McAbee Slatton

Naomi L Smalls

Kimberly Smart

Patricia A. Smart

Anna Marie Smigelski

Brodrick Darren Smith

Carla Smith

Georgette M. Smith

Jeffrey Joseph Smith

Kathrine Marie Smith

Kendra Smith

Kimberly Anne Smith

Kristen Smith

Kristin W Smith

Machelle Speicher Smith

Nancy L. Smith

Nandel H Smith

Nellie Smith

Pamela J Smith

Patricia P Smith

Roy Hampton Smith

Sarah Anne Smith

Shannon B. Smith

Sharmane R Smith

Sharon Exum Smith

Tammy C Smith

Theresa A Smith

Tracie Smith

Donna Smolenski

Nancee V. Sneed

Courtney L. Snell

Gina Snell

Tracie T Snider

Mary Frances Snipes

Nichole Lynn Snow

Angela A Snowden

Elizabeth F. Snyder

Glenda Renee’ Snyder

Tiffany Solari

Renee Soler

Elaine R Sommer

Frances Sorrow

Betty H. Sosbee

Robbie M. South

Margaret P. Spain

Michele Sparks

Noel Ryan Speidel

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Debbie Spells

Jeanette E Spence

Brandon Spivy

B. Dianne Spoon

Lauren St Armand

Elizabeth A. Stachelek

Pamela A. Stampfli

Karen I. Standish

Angela Stanley

Lori L Stanley

Regina Stanley

Ruth J. Stanton

Karen L. Staples

Alyssia Starkey

Tamara Starnes

Mary Beth Steck

Holly Steele

Patricia S Steele

Katie Steidle

Maryann T. Steinmetz

Margaret McAnnar Stelzer

Gina MARIE Stenstrom

Natalie Alice Stepanian

Charlotte H Stephens

Jacqueline G Stephens

Amy M Stewart

Jemme B. Stewart

Stephanie Lynn Stewart

Tracy Ann Stichert

Margo Marie Stilley

Kimberly Stockstill-Clegg

Pamela Jane Stogner

Jeanie R Stoker

Debora Rae Stokes

Marian J. Stokes

Stacie Lynn Stone

Laura Stoudenmire

Branda Nichole Stradford-

Collins

Denise Strasser

Jeannine Streetman

Kimberly Denise Strickland

Talmesha Strickland

Jessica Wingard Stricklin

Sarah M. Strong

Mary L. Strossner

Sally Stroud

Wendi Bouknight Stroud

Gail W. Stuart

Judy Stuck

Tammy Sullivan

Tracy Sullivan

Metzfe Dela Rama Sulyma

Betty Summer

Melody Sumter

Hope Suttell

Marianne Swann

Elizabeth O’Connor Swanson

English Leeann Sweat

Schinitra T Swinney

Joyce Swygert

Martha Sylvia

Laura L. Szadek

Lisa Carol Tabakian

Susan Tanner

Abbey Tapler

Allison Frodl Tate

Norma J Taveras

Amelia Taylor

Connie L. Taylor

Margaret Cone Taylor

Margaret C. Taylor

Melissa Taylor

Susan W. Taylor

Wanda Taylor

Michelle Taylor-Smith

Zerlinna Teague

Michael James Tedeton-Johnson

Elizabeth Taylor Tedford

Tracy L Temple

Arlis Marie Ternes

Connie F Terry

Meredith Thackston

Juanita W. Thaxton

Amanda Theuerl

Kimberley Michele Theuerl

Barbara Thomas

Donna R. Thomas

Judy Ann Thomas

Melissa Thomas

Patricia S. Thomas

Susan A. Thomas

Thais O. Thomas

Erin Thompkins

Alisha Thompson

Audrey Thompson

Cynthia Thompson

Denise W. Thompson

Judith Anne Thompson

Karen E. Thompson

Kristy Thompson

Matthew Thompson

Taylor Nicole Thompson

Vanessa Thompson

Teresa Lynette Thompson-Isley

Rachal Thorne

Jaclyn Blair Thornton-Lucchese

Jennifer Thrasher

Jason Richard Thrift

Mona Thrift

Susan C. Thrower

Tamara Till

Deryus Tillman

Angela Tilson

Amanda Timmons

Shirley M Timmons

Martha Tomlin

Mary Jo Tone

Candance B Tooley

J’Wana Lee Torian

Gale Nadine Touger

Willie Mae Trapp

Marcellene Lea Trask

Robin Traufler

Angela M. Tronco

Vincencia Trowell

Ludmila Tsyplakova

Sandra L. Tucker

Elizabeth Baker Tumaliuan

Sarah Turnbull

Deborah Comeaux Turner

Nancy M Turner

Andrea Paige Tyner

Stacy L Uhrich

Penelope L Vachon

Bobby Vallejo

Erika Lynne Vanderhaden

Monta Vander-Heyden

Kathy Vanravenstein

Connie B. Varn

Deborah N Vaughan

Jane Marie Vaughan

Tammy Vaughan

Javan B Vaughn

Richard N. Vaught

Roberta M. Vedders

Stella Lucia Veiga

Terry Lynn Verdin

Natalie Verenes

Patricia A. Versailles

Carol Vinzant

Melissa Dawn Vorpahl

Donna C. Wade

Samantha Wadford

Allison Wagenlander

Tonya Wagner

Carroll Waiboer

Sharon Walb

Patricia G. Waldrop

Janet R Walker

Margaret L. Walker

Natach Deshawn Walker

Raquel Kelly Maria Walker

Kelly Renee Wall

Lori Elizabeth Wallace

Lynn B. Wallace

Patina S. Walton-Battle

Anna Wannamaker

Lanesia Wannamaker

Mary Ward

Deborah Warden

Denine Ward-Johnson

Kelly Lynn Warnock

Alexis Washington

Cynthia M. Washington

Evelyn Denise Washington

Leila Washington

Tiffany N. Washington

Shirlene Y Washington-Mack

Candace C. Waters

Phyllis Love Watford

Allison Watkins

Emilienne Y. Watonsi

Frances Auby Watson

Julia M Watson

Roxie D Watts

Kimberly Ann Way

Liston Alexander Weatherly

Jr.

Mary E Weaver

Lee A Webb

Lisa Gail Webb

Jennifer Weber

Juliana Weeks

Stephanie Ashley Weir

Dorothy H. Weiss

Charles Edward Welch

W. Zeh Wellington

Caitlin Wells

Carmen Evelyn Wells

Linda M. Wells

Mary F. Wessinger

Alice Jane West

Elizabeth J. West

Linda C Westman

Margaret Ann Wetsel

Holisa C. Wharton

Shannon Wheeler

Annette Whelchel

Billie White

Diane Susan White

Lindsey White

Michelle M. White

Roberta G. Whiteaker

Michelle Whitehead

Myra Whiten

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Lori Whitesides

Margaret Whitfield

Alisa Gwyn Whittington

Joyce Wicker

Robin L Wideman

Nadine P. Wiggins

Miriam E. Wilchanovsky

Debra Wilcox

Lavena S. Wilkes

Heather G Wilks

Anna Willard

Laura Willard

Amber P. Williams

Amy Allen Williams

Angeline Elizabeth Williams

April Gayle Williams

Austin Williams

Bruce K. Williams

Bryce Williams

Calperta D. Williams

Ernestine I. Williams

Evelyn Casey Williams

Jessica E. Williams

Kathleen E. Williams

Kimberly Williams

Latasha Chantel Williams

Lisa T Williams

Maxine E. Williams

Michelline Cooper Williams

Sarah D. Williams

Sarah Beth Williams

Susan Chamberlain Williams

Tiffaney Williams

Tracey M. Williams

Virginia Williams

Ramonica Hill Willis

Alex Wilson

Annie E. Wilson

Brenda Wilson

Gina G. Wilson

Lucretia D. Wilson

Melisa C. Wilson

Randall Ann Wilson

Shannon Taylor Wilson

Toccora Wilson

Victoria W. Wilson

Tameka Jordan Wimbush

Lisa Marie Winesett

Michael R Winfree

Anna Wingard Cocke

Angela Witherspoon

Ruth Wittmann-Price

April Wolfe

Donna L Wolff

Lina Leigh Wood

Rhonda J Wood

Linda M. Woodfin-Hightower

Angela Woods

Cindy Woods

Janet Woods

Landace W Woods

Anne Woodward

Duveen L. Woolbright

Elizabeth Woolridge

Tina Woolum

Eric Wooten

Heather M Worsham

Lauren N Worsham

Barbara Ann Wright

Kathy Wright

Randy Wright

Sandra W. Wright

Susan C. Wrigley

Joanne E Wuori

Alice F. Wyatt

Denise L Wych

Amy Wyman

Lorryn Yager

Ana B Yanes

Shihchia Scarlett Yang

Tracey Yazvac

Janet A. York

Tammy Ida Younan

Paula Young

Cathy M. Young-Jones

Lydia Zager

Alyssa Zalar

Nancy B Zalas

Geoffrey Brian’T Zander

Joan Zangas

Angela C Zeigler

Suzanne Zelling

Lea Anne Zimmerli

Sandra Zimmerman

Judith Marie Zink

Lynette Zitzner

*This list was copied from the ANA Membership list as of August 29, 2017. SCNA regrets any errors that may appear in the list.

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POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE:

SCNA President

REPORTS TO:

Board of Directors, Annual Meeting

DEFINITION:

Chair of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Annual Meeting

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

To chair the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Annual Meeting, and to ensure that the organization

abides by its bylaws and established policies.

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

agendas in a timely manner.

3. Report to the board and membership periodically.

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

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

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

business between Board meetings.

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

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

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

8. Serve as a representative to ANA Membership Assembly.

9. Serve as official spokesperson and representative of SCNA.

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

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

Committee and the SCNF.

12. Create agenda for Board meetings.

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

MEETINGS

Attend all board of director, executive committee, and Annual Meetings.

Sheryl Mitchell

Report Year: 2017

Number of BOD Meetings Attended: All SCNA Board of Directors meetings attended.

2017 Activities: It has been a very exciting year. I transitioned from President-Elect into the role of President.

We began the year with us having our first Board of Directors meeting in our new location at 1301 Gervais

Street, Columbia, SC. We have had two additional meetings since then. We have discussed the future direction

of SCNA, member engagement, and reviewed SCNA’s strategic plan.

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Nurses Week was held May 6-12, 2017. To celebrate Nurses Week, we requested multiple institutions to honor

Nurses Week with us. In addition, I served as a guest speaker for a lunchtime lecture at William Jennings Bryan

Dorn VA Medical Center.

ANA’s quarterly open Board meetings were attended. This provided me with the opportunity to remain current

with ANA’s priorities. ANA’s Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation Challenge began January 2017. SCNA is a

member of the Healthy Nurse Healthy Challenge. The Healthy Policy/GOVA calls were also attended. This

provided an opportunity to learn of any policies that ANA is monitoring or seeking comments about. It allowed

an opportunity to discuss federal issues and learn about what legislative issues are affecting other states. In

addition to attending ANA’s quarterly open Board meetings, I served as a Representative to ANA’s Membership

Assembly. ANA Membership Assembly was held from June 8-10, 2017.

ANA commenced a Substance Use Disorder in Nursing Workgroup. SCNA was the first association to

form a peer support group for nursing with a substance use disorder. As a result, I represented SCNA on the

workgroup. The members of the Workgroup include representation from the following C/SNA’s: Iowa, West

Virginia, Illinois, Tennessee, Texas, American Nurses Association, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists,

and American Holistic Nurses Association. The following are organizational affiliates: American Association of

Nurse Anesthetists, West Virginia Board of Nursing, American Holistic Nurses Association, Emergency Nurses

Association, and International Nurses Society on Addictions. The goals of the Workgroup included: 1) Explore

gaps in current research and policy on SUD in the nursing profession by aligning/updating ANA policy. Make

a recommendation to ANA’s Board of Directors for ANA to endorse or not to endorse ENA/IntNSA’s existing

position statement. 2) Identify/create strategies to educate students, nurses, and employers about preventing,

identifying, and reporting suspected SUD across care settings. 3) Partner with stakeholders to develop model

programs to support employers and nurses before, during, and after treatment for SUD. The Workgroup

completed its work May 2017.

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POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE:

SCNA President-Elect

REPORTS TO:

Board of Directors, Annual Meeting

DEFINITION:

Officer of SCNA, Member of Executive Committee

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

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

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

Elect shall apply principles of parliamentary procedure so that all business is conducted properly until

the next Annual Meeting or until a successor is elected.

2. Oversee and work with staff to assure the ongoing activities of the Annual Meeting. These include the

Nominating Process, Bylaws, References and Awards. Reports preparations to the Board of Directors.

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

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

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

minutes of that function.

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

6. Serve as second representative to ANA Membership Assembly.

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

MEETINGS

Attend all board of director, executive committee, and Annual Meetings.

Selina Hunt McKiney

Report Year: 2017

Number of BOD Meetings Attended: 4 of 4 to date

2017 Activities: 2017 Book of Reports SCNA President-elect Tena Hunt McKinney, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-

BC This year I represented the SCNA membership at the Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina. Member

organizations include AARP, AnMed Health, MUSC, McLeod Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC

Foundation, SCDMH and many others. The Alliance aligns existing efforts in SC to improve health and health

care for all while also lowering costs. The common agenda of the Alliance includes Healthy Babies (moms

and babies), Healthy Children (health and education), Healthy Bodies (nutrition, activity, primary care) and

Healthy Minds (improve access to appropriate behavioral health services). I advocate for RNs, APRNs and

advance the Future of Nursing (IOM, 2010) goals in Alliance meetings. I strive to increase awareness of

unique, cost-effective nursing solutions for improving health across the state. This forum also provides a

platform to introduce health care leaders to problems related to restrictive APRN law in SC. SCNA is the only

nursing voice at the Alliance table! Serving on the Board of Trustees of the SC Nurses Foundation has been a

tremendous honor. I work with the nominations chair to recruit energetic, forward-thinking nurses for Board

membership. This year we also participated in Midlands Gives in a coordinated effort to improve our ability

to support nursing, faculty and students. I look forward to learning more about this important work from other

dedicated nurse trustees as I continue my SCNF Board membership in the coming year. From June 8-11, I

attended the ANA Membership Assembly with the SCNA CEO and SCNA president. We attended talks about

fostering member engagement, preparing nurses to be advocates, and ANA business updates. On June 8th,

I participated in ANA Hill Day and visited members from the SC delegation to Congress to advocate on the

behalf of nurses across the country. We also met with the southeastern regional group of nurses’ associations

to discuss strategies for advancing the topics most pertinent to nurses in our region. I gained knowledge at the

Membership Assembly that will serve SC nurses well. For example, I gained a deeper understanding of the

ANA Enterprise and SCNA’s role in national governance. I learned innovative strategies to meet the needs of

association members and ideas for development of new products for SC nurses. In this first term as presidentelect,

I attended SCNA Board of Directors meetings, executive meetings, and special work meetings including

strategic planning. I represented SCNA members at the legislative breakfast held in the Blatt building. I also

attended meetings of the joint BME-BON committee (Board of Labor, Licensing and Regulation) related to

restriction of telehealth use by nurses. Representatives from MUSC, Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group,

and Greenville Hospital Association presented telehealth clinical work flows, emergency plans, and methods

of APRN-physician collaboration. At this time, telehealth use by APRNs is still under review pending further

documentation by these groups. We will stay abreast of developments and advocate on your behalf in all

legislative and regulatory activities impacting SC nurses.

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POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE:

Nominations and Elections Committee

REPORTS TO:

SCNA President -Elect

DEFINITION:

An elected committee of five (5) members elected in even-numbered years all serving 2-year terms. The person

with the highest number of votes shall serve as Chairperson.

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

To conduct the SCNA nominating and election process for all elected positions on the Board of Directors and

designated elected Committees.

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

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

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

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

list of names of members qualified and willing to serve if elected. Such lists shall be signed by the

chairperson or secretary of the respective organizational unit and returned no later than April 15th.

This Call for Nominations should also be published in the SC Nurse for the membership.

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

secured from the lists submitted by the Committees and Chapters.

NOMINATIONS PROCESS

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

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

SCNA at any one time with the exception of the nominating committee and/or SCNA Representatives

and Alternates to ANA Membership Assembly or Chapter Officers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SCHEDULE OF ELECTIONS

1. Elections shall be held annually following the approved schedule: The President-Elect, two (2)

Director for Seat 1, Director Seat 2, the Chairperson of the Commission on SCNA Chapters and

five (5) members of the Nominating Committee shall be elected in the even-numbered years. The

Secretary/Treasurer, Chairperson of the Commission on Professional Advocacy and Development, and

Chairperson of the Commission on Public Policy/Legislation, shall be elected in odd-numbered years.

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

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

until their successors are elected.

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

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

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

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

ELECTIONS PROCESS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

continuously since June 1 of the same year. If the election begins on August 15 the individual must be

a member of SCNA continuously since June 1 of the same year.) Eligible voters must continue to meet

all the requirements of membership including being up to date on their dues and be currently licensed

as a registered nurse on the day that they vote.

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

balloting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meeting.

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

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

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

printed name of the voter in the upper left hand corner. Detailed instructions and biographical

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data on any candidate not listed in the official publication will accompany the ballot.

b. A second ballot shall be sent to a member upon request provided a notarized statement requesting

a second ballot is received by headquarters office no later than one (1) week prior to the deadline

specified in the ballot instructions and with the agreement, that, if the original ballot is received,

it will be forwarded unopened to the authorized Tellers of the election. Authorized Tellers of

the election may be volunteer members of the Association or may be an outside accounting firm

used by SCNA. The CEO shall determine who will fill the role of Tellers for each election.

Headquarters shall notify the Tellers of the names of members to whom a second ballot has been

sent. In the event that the recipient of the second ballot shall return two (2) ballots, both ballots

shall be declared illegal and invalid.

c. Members may vote for persons other than those whose names appear on the ballot by writing in

the names of qualified candidates who have consented to serve if elected.

d. At least two (2) weeks before the last day of the Annual Meeting the marked ballots shall be

returned to the CEO of this association. Each ballot shall be sealed in the small envelope which

shall be enclosed in the outer envelope bearing the printed name of the voter in the upper left

hand corner. The CEO shall place the unopened envelopes containing the ballot in a safe place

and shall deliver them to the appointed Tellers upon request.

e. Tellers shall check the names of the voters on the outer envelopes against the list of members

entitled to vote discard the outer envelopes and deposit the inner sealed envelope in the ballot

box. The Tellers shall supervise the counting of the ballots and only those ballots cast in

accordance with the instructions shall be counted.

f. A plurality vote of those entitled to vote and voting shall constitute an election.

g. A nominee for office receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared elected.

h. The five (5) nominees for the Nominations and Election Committee who receive the highest

number of votes shall be declared elected. The nominee receiving the highest number of votes

for the Nominating Committee shall serve as its chair. The persons receiving the highest number

of votes in descending order for SCNA Representatives to the ANA Membership Assembly

and shall include the SCNA President and President - Elect, shall be declared elected SCNA

Representatives to ANA Membership Assembly. The Alternates to the ANA Membership

Assembly shall be the remaining nominees in descending order.

i. In case of a tie, the choice shall be declared by lot.

j. The Chair of the Nominations and Election Committee shall report the results of the election to

the Annual Meeting.

k. All ballots, credentials of the voting body, and other records of the election shall be preserved for

one (1) year after the election.

l. If the election is held electronically provision will be made for ample notification of all eligible

members in good standing for use of the electronic voting system.

m. Any challenge to the elections shall be filed with the Chair of the Nominations and Elections

Committee within thirty (30) days of the announcement of the election results, which takes place

at the SCNA Annual Meeting. Failure to file a challenge within the 30 day timeframe constitutes

a waiver of the right to challenge. All challenges must be in writing by an SCNA member eligible

to vote. The challenge shall specify the nature of the complaint, including any violation of SCNA

Bylaws, procedures or the law, and explain the basis of why the member believes the outcome of

the election was affected by the conduct of the election mentioned in the complaint.

• (1.) Grounds for challenging an election may be based on:

a. Ineligible voters;

b. Procedures required for conducting the election were not followed;

c. Procedures or actions directly related to the election applied during the election were

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unauthorized or contrary to applicable law;

d. The SCNA Bylaws and policies were not followed; AND

e. The action had a material impact on the outcome of the election

• (2.) Process for addressing the election challenge:

All written challenges submitted by members eligible to vote are investigated by the Nominations

and Election Committee. The Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee shall chair

the election challenge committee. The committee may hold a hearing if they deem it necessary.

The Nominations and Elections Committee, acting in the role of the Election Challenge Review

Committee, shall present their decision and recommendations within 30 days after the filing

of the challenge to the SCNA Board of Directors. Decisions of the Election Challenge Review

Committee may be appealed to the full SCNA Board of Directors by filing written notice of

such appeal within 10 days after the decision is issued. Pending the decision of the SCNA Board

of Directors, the decision of the Election Challenge Review Committee will be in effect. The

decision of the SCNA Board of Directors is final.

a. If the election is challenged while in progress, it will continue unless a decision is reached by the

SCNA Board of Directors based on the Election Challenge Review Committee recommendations

to stop the election and declare it void.

b. If the election is challenged after it is completed, the officers chosen during the election being

challenged will take office and remain in office until a decision on the challenge is reached OR

until a new vote has been completed and new officers selected. Those who are defeated in the

new election will step down from office on the date the official announcement is made and the

winner (s) will take his/her position(s).

c. Challenging electronic elections: Absent proof of a technical or mechanical irregularity, it shall

be assumed that the electronic vote count is correct.

If the Board of Directors finds that there are sufficient grounds to hold a new election it will set a

date for the election and post in the next edition of the SC Nurse.

• (3.) Grounds for challenging a voter:

A member who desires to challenge the right of another member or members to vote should do so

by presenting the challenge to the Nomination s and Elections Committee. This should be done

before the vote is cast. The grounds for challenging a voter are:

a. Not being a member in good standing and thus not an eligible voter

b. Using SCNA or Chapter funds or money, or anything of value donated by his/her employer to

finance their campaign

c. Acting on behalf of a competing organization to the detriment of the SCNA

d. Violating the Code of Ethics for Nurses With Interpretive Statements, 2015

e. The burden of proof is on the challenged voter to show that he or she is an eligible voter once a

challenge is cast. Only members in good standing (dues are up to date and hold a current nursing

license) will be allowed to vote

f. No challenges will be acceptable after the vote is cast

• (4.) Grounds for challenging a candidate:

Any SCNA member eligible to vote may contest a candidate’s fitness for office based on:

a. Not being a member in good standing

b. Using SCNA or Chapter funds or money donated by his/her employer or anything of value to

finance their campaign

c. Acting on behalf of a competing organization to the detriment of SCNA

d. Violating the Code of Ethics for Nurses With Interpretive Statements, 2015

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CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE

1. Any member of SCNA eligible to vote may submit names of a candidate for office, if the person is

qualified and willing to serve.

2. The Nominations and Elections Committee shall prepare a slate of nominations for each office to be

filled. The utmost effort shall be made to have a slate of at least two nominees for each office to be

filled.

3. The Nominations and Elections Committee shall publish the slate in the SC NURSE and/or on the

SCNA web site before the election period.

4. The biography of each nominee shall be included with the ballot. If the nominee does not respond

to requests from the Nominations and Elections Committee for a biography and/or answers to any

questions designed to assist voters in their choices, the nominees name will be followed by these

words in all published materials: No Reply Received

5. The current number of Representatives to the ANA Membership Assembly is two (2). Each

representative and alternate will be elected for a two year term or until a successor is elected. A

representative shall not serve for more than two consecutive terms, exclusive of the President and

Chief Staff Officer, if an eligible voting member of SCNA. Alternates who serve more than one year

shall be considered to have served a term.

6. If the name of a member of the Nominations and Elections Committee is submitted as a suggested

candidate for the ballot of this Association, with the permission of that member, the member shall

resign from the Nominations and Elections Committee.

7. All candidates must be members in good standing when they are approved for the slate or when they

are nominated by themselves or others for office. This includes write-in candidates.

8. The call for nominations must include the offices to be filled, the terms of office, how to nominate

and eligibility qualifications for nominees. Any changes to the nomination requirements must be

published in the SC Nurse and posted on line at www.scnurse.org prior to the first meeting of the

Nominations and Elections Committee.

9. If a candidate drops membership at any time from the time the slate is fixed through their time in

office they have 5 business days to correct/restore their membership once notified of the lapse by

the SCNA. If the membership is not restored, the candidate will not be eligible for the office prior to

the election and their name(s) will be removed from the ballot. Once on the ballot, they will remain,

however votes for the candidate will not be counted. If an elected candidate drops his/her membership

after the election the position will be considered a vacancy to be filled according to SCNA bylaws.

CAMPAIGN PRACTICES

1. The SCNA elections are currently held in advance of the SCNA Annual Meeting and the results of

the election are announced during the SCNA Annual Meeting at which time all elected members shall

take the oath of office in advance of the next SCNA year. SCNA provides two avenues for informing

the members of SCNA who is on the ballot for the current elections: the SC Nurse newspaper and

the SCNA web site. Information is also included in the materials attached to the electronic voting

system used by SCNA. Thus, SCNA has not had an extensive list of Campaign Practices in it Policies

and Positions for elections. Due to a continuous desire to be certain that all areas of nominations

and election issues are covered, these new Campaign Practices are added to these materials covering

nominations and elections.

a. No monies received by SCNA and or an SCNA Chapter from dues, assessments or similar levies

or anything of value, and no monies or services of a candidate or a candidate’s employer shall be

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contributed or applied to promote a candidate for SCNA office.

b. If a candidate for office wishes to purchase a paid advertisement in the SC Nurse, arrangements

must be made to do so at the prevailing rate for advertisements. The SCNA staff may assist a

candidate in contacting the SC Nurse publisher.

c. All candidates will receive the same information about all policies for the elections.

d. Candidate shall refrain from negative campaigning and personal attacks on other candidates and

their supporters

e. Candidate shall not use the SCNA’s website and/ or any social media sites that may exist

including, but not limited to, SCNA Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts for campaigning.

Sites will be monitored and materials removed by the Nominations and Elections Committee

f. SCNA staff will not package or distribute campaign literature. SCNA staff will not wear

promotional materials for any candidate.

g. Campaign promotional materials, including shopping or tote bag, may be distributed by

candidates and their supporters.

h. Any internal SCNA policies governing campaign practices and election procedures are to be

published in advance of the election process in the SC Nurse and on line.

i. Candidates shall ensure that any campaign material issued by the candidate or any supporter

contains the statement, “The content of this campaign material has been reviewed and approved

by “Candidate’s” Name.”

j. Candidates may not use the SCNA logo and/or mission statement on campaign materials. If there

is a convention logo for a convention that will also include an SCNA Annual Meeting, the logo

for the convention may be included in any written ads. Use of the convention logo does not imply

endorsement by SCNA.

k. SCNA staff is not responsible for designing or disseminating campaign marketing information

for individual candidates of slates of candidates.

Number of Members: 4

Number of Meetings: 3

Average Attendance: 3-4

2017 Activities: 1. Held several telephone meetings to divide up the workload to fill the SCNA ballot and to

follow up on ballot progression. 2. Individual members of committee contacted potential people to run for

office and secured nominations.

2018 Activities: 1. Obtain nominations for open offices in before the due date 2. Have robust ballot for SCNA

open offices

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POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE:

SCNA Secretary/Treasurer

REPORTS TO:

Board of Directors, Annual Meeting

DEFINITION:

Officer of SCNA and Fiduciary Officer of SCNA, member of the Executive Committee

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

To document official and unofficial minutes and other communications of SCNA executive committee, board

meetings, planning sessions and retreats. To oversee finical management of and assure finical stability. Together

with the President, CEO, and Finance Committee develop a yearly budget for SCNA.

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Keep the minutes of all meetings of the Annual Meeting, BOD, and the Executive Committee

2. Assure notices of time and place of all meetings are sent in a timely fashion

3. Document activities of the BOD such as planning retreats and other strategic sessions

4. Take minutes or keeps records of other activities as directed by the BOD

5. Assist in creating the agenda for board meetings

6. Work closely with the Assistant to the CEO to assure minutes and other documents are accurate

and sent to members in a timely manner

7. Co-signs checks on bi-weekly basis and as needed or provides for signing by other authorized

members.

8. Review the monthly financial statement of income and expenditures.

9. Give a financial report to the Board of Directors at scheduled meetings.

10. Assure that financial policies are adhered to by the Board of Directors.

11. Review long range plan annually for budget needs.

12. Chair the Finance Committee and schedules meetings as needed.

13. Present a report to the Membership annually.

BUDGET

1. Follow outlined procedures re: budget preparation and requests.

2. Work with the Chair of the Commission on SCNA Chapters to encourage the submission of

budget request by SCNA chapter by the designated dates. Assists in preparation of general

administration portion of the budget.

3. Accept requests from Committee or Chapters chairs or BOD for additional funding during the

fiscal year.

4. Submit final budget to Board of Directors for approval prior to December 31st.

5. Assure that budget and periodic statements are available to Board Members, Committee and

SCNA Chapter chairs.

GENERAL FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION

1. Is a co-signer on bank accounts in the name of the organization.

2. Assure there is an annual audit or review by an independent accounting firm at the close of the

fiscal year.

3. Authorize filing of IRS for 990 annually.

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4. Authorize filing of the Annual Corporate Report.

5. Assures a fidelity bond at the expense of the organization.

6. Is notified if an expense exceeds the budgeted line item.

7. Report to the BOD the financial standing of the Association whenever requested to do so and

provide an audited report at each Annual Meeting.

MEETINGS

Attend all board of director, executive committee, and Annual Meetings.

Stanley Harris (served January 2017-July 2017) resigned

Report Year: 2017

Selina Hunt McKinney (assumed role July 2017 – December 2017)

2017 Activities: Maintained minutes as appropriate. Reviewed financial statements. 990 form completed and

sent.

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POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE:

Finance Committee

REPORTS TO:

Board of Directors via Secretary/Treasurer

DEFINITION:

A Committee composed of the SCNA, President, President-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, Chapter Treasurer, and

CEO following the Annual Meeting in even-numbered years. All shall serve a two (2) year term.

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

To advise SCNA Board of Directors on financial matters.

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

1. Receive monthly financial statement and monitors expenses and income.

2. Assist Treasurer as needed.

3. Advise Board of Directors regarding investments.

BUDGET

1. Review Long Range Plan annually as preparation for budget development.

2. Meet with Treasurer and reviews draft budget. Revise budget if needed. Approve revised budget

for presentation to Board of Directors.

3. Make recommendation to Board of Directors regarding budget, especially funding of new

projects, cost containment measures, and capital improvements.

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT

1. Advise Board regarding property maintenance and capital improvements.

2. Advise Board regarding purchase and maintenance of major improvements.

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Report Year: 2017

Number of Members: 4

Number of Meetings: 1

Average Attendance: 4

Late 2016 Activities: Finical goal of SCNA was met in sale of property at 1821 Gadsden Street. This goal has

been removed from the future finance goals.

2017 Activities: Budget developled and approved.

2018 Activities: Meet to review new budget proposal. Edit and make changes as needed.

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POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE:

Director, Seat 1

REPORTS TO:

Board of Directors, Annual Meeting

DEFINITION:

Elected position- Voting Member of the Board of Directors

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Assist the Board of Directors in developing and implementing the strategic plan, which is to be updated on an

annual basis.

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. In coordination with President and President-Elect ensure the development and implementation of

the strategic plan by the board of directors which is to be updated on an annual basis.

2. Receive and disperse information pertinent to the strategic plan to the appropriate person(s).

3. Provide a report on the progress of the strategic plan at each Board of Directors meeting.

MEETINGS

Attend all Board of Directors and SCNA Annual Meetings.

Alice Wyatt

Report Year: 2017

Number of BOD Meetings Attended: 4 out of 4

2016 Activities: Reviewed SCNA’s 2013-2015 Strategic Plan with Executive Committee; evaluated mission

statement, goal and objectives and made recommendations for the BOD to implement.

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POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE:

Director, Seat 2

REPORTS TO:

Board of Directors, Annual Meeting

DEFINITION:

Elected position- Voting Member of the Board of Directors. Shall be a newly licensed nurse who graduated

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

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Assist the Board of Directors in working on issues of multi-generational recruitment.

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Identify and communicate with untapped RN populations for membership.

A. Disseminate information regarding benefits of membership in SCNA-ANA.

B. Develop recruitment plan for a diverse membership.

C. Distribute information on membership to graduating nurses.

a. Disseminate information in SC Nurse.

b. Provide consultation to SCNA Chapters.

c. Work with the CEO and staff.

MEETINGS

Attend all Board of Directors and SCNA Annual Meetings.

Vacant

Report Year: 2017

Number of BOD Meetings Attended:

2017 Activities: No Report

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POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE:

Chair Commission on Policy / Legislation

REPORTS TO:

Board of Directors, Annual Meeting

DEFINITION:

Commission Chair of related Policy / Legislation Committees

• Legislative Committee

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

To preside over the committees and groups within the appropriate Commission.

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1. Establish an annual plan of operation and budget for carrying out its responsibilities within the

policies of the Board of Directors and Annual Meeting. Ensure meetings are held.

2. Oversee the evaluation of trends, developments, and issues in the area of responsibility of the

Commission.

3. Recommend the extent of the Association’s concern, action and influence in its respective area of

responsibility and recommends policies and positions.

4. Hold quarterly meetings with the chairpersons within the commission.

5. Maintain appropriate communication and dissemination of information to SCNA Chapters and

others as approved by the Board of Directors.

6. Present written reports of the activities of the Commission to the Board of Directors and Annual

Meeting at each meeting.

7. Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Annual Meeting and Board of Directors.

8. Ensure that electronic material is submitted in a timely manner for publication on the

SCNA website.

MEETINGS

Attend all Board of Directors and SCNA Annual Meeting meetings.

TK Curtis

Report Year: 2017

Number of BOD Meetings Attended: 3

2017 Activities: No Report

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POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE:

Legislative Committee

REPORTS TO:

Commission on Public Policy / Legislation

DEFINITION:

1. A small committee of chapter representatives. All shall serve a two (2) year term. Each Chapter

shall appoint a representative to attend the meetings. These Chapter representations shall

communicate and coordinate all legislative issues between the Legislative Committee and the

SCNA Chapters. The two members not representatives of the SCNA Chapters shall be appointed

by the SCNA Board of Directors.

2. The Legislative Support Team which will be comprised of all SCNA members who request to be

added to the Legislative telecommunications distribution list.

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

To study, interpret and respond to federal, state, and local legislation affecting the nursing profession and health

related issues.

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SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. The Chair will be appointed by the SCNA Board of Directors.

2. Develop SCNA positions on legislative matters in accordance with the directives of the Annual

Meeting and the philosophy of the SCNA.

3. Work closely with SCNA’s CEO/Lobbyist, other lobbyists hired by the CEO, and office staff to

study the need for legislation and initiate legislation when appropriate.

4. Communicate and work closely with SCNA Chapter representatives who serve as liaisons to the

Legislative Committee.

5. Coordinate legislative activities with the SCNA Board of Directors and other SCNA structural

units and the SCNA Chapters.

6. Develop processes and activities to increase members’ involvement in the legislative process.

7. Communicate SCNA’s positions to legislators, nursing districts and appropriate others.

8. Publish and report legislative information and committee activities.

9. Build coalitions and networks with groups having goals in common with SCNA legislative

positions.

10. Maintain liaison with the State Board of Nursing and other appropriate groups. The Chair in

consultation with the CEO is responsible for dissemination of legislative alerts to membership

through headquarters for inclusion in email blasts.

Stephanie Burgess

Report Year: 2017

Number of Members: 8

Number of Meetings: 12

Average Attendance: 6

2017 Activities: Senate Bill 345 and House Bill 3227: Worked with key partners on the bill drafting, Senate

Medical Affairs Subcommittee, including Senator Davis and soliciting other Senators to co-sponsor. Attended

approximately 19 meetings at the Statehouse for advocating Senate Bill 345 on behalf of the Coalition and

SCNA. Arranged NP/CNM Lobby Day Feb 15 with approximately 250 NPs attending from across SC.

Attended Senate Hearings on Senate Bill 345 and presented testimony, developed fact sheets.

2018 Activities: Remove barriers to practice for increasing access to care.

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POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE:

Chair Commission on Professional Advocacy and Development

REPORTS TO:

Board of Directors, Annual Meeting

DEFINITION:

Commission Chair of related Professional Advocacy and Development Committees

• Continuing Education Approver Committee

• Continuing Education Provider Committee

• Peer Assistance Program In Nursing (PAPIN) Committee

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PRIMARY PURPOSE:

To preside over the committees and groups within the appropriate Commission.

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

REPORTING AND ORGANIZATION

1. Establish an annual plan of operation and budget for carrying out its responsibilities within the

policies of the Board of Directors and Annual Meeting. Ensure meetings are held.

2. Oversee the evaluation of trends, developments, and issues in the area of responsibility of the

Commission.

3. Recommend the extent of the Association’s concern, action and influence in its respective area of

responsibility and recommends policies and positions.

4. Hold quarterly meetings with the chairpersons within the commission.

5. Maintain appropriate communication and dissemination of information to SCNA Chapters and

others as approved by the Board of Directors.

6. Present written reports of the activities of the Commission to the Board of Directors and Annual

Meeting at each meeting.

7. Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Annual Meeting and Board of Directors.

8. Ensure that electronic material is submitted in a timely manner for publication on the

SCNA website.

MEETINGS

Attend all Board of Directors and SCNA Annual Meeting meetings.

Vacant

Report Year: 2017

Number of BOD Meetings Attended:

2017 Activities: No report

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POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE:

Continuing Education Approver Committee

REPORTS TO:

Commission on Professional Advocacy and Development

DEFINITION:

A committee of no fewer than five (5) members, all of whom shall have indicated the desire to serve by

signing Consent to Participate form. The appointments shall be on a staggered basis for three (3) years. The

appointments shall represent a variety of employment settings and practice specialists. The committee members

shall be registered nurses with a baccalaureate or higher degree (either the baccalaureate or the higher degree

must be in nursing). The chairperson shall have a Master’s degree in nursing.

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PRIMARY PURPOSE:

To review all non-SCNA sponsored continuing education activities for approval consistent with the guidelines

established by the ANA/ANCC.

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. The Committee is to assure quality continuing education for nurses in South Carolina.

2. The Committee is to communicate information about CE offering review criteria and process.

3. The Committee is to provide consultation regarding the review criteria and ways to meet the

criteria to applicant for continuing education for nurses in South Carolina.

4. The Committee is to allow contact hours as defined by ANCC to be awarded to those applicants

that are reviewed and are found to meet the review criteria.

5. The Committee Member should possess expertise in education design.

6. The Committee Member should possess the relevant knowledge and experience to participate in

the peer review process.

7. The Committee Member should demonstrate the presence of the following knowledge and skills:

knowledge of the Accreditation Program and its requirements, knowledge of adult learning

theory, ability to analyze/synthesize information related to meeting the criteria and key elements

(as evidenced by having engaged in reviewing the record of an activity to ensure all necessary

components are present and compliant with the ANCC Accreditation Program criteria and key

elements), understanding the policies/procedures of the Accreditation Program, knowledge of the

Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing Professional Development.

8. The Chairperson of the committee shall check licensure of members of the CEAC on an

annual basis.

9. The Chairperson of the committee must maintain expertise in educational design and adult

learning theories.

10. The Chairperson of the committee should demonstrate the presence of the following knowledge

and skills: knowledge of the Accreditation Program and its requirements, knowledge of adult

learning theory, ability to analyze/synthesize information related to meeting the criteria and key

elements (as evidenced by having engaged in reviewing the record of an activity to ensure all

necessary components are present and compliant with the ANCC Accreditation Program criteria

and key elements), understanding of the policies/procedures of the Accreditation Program,

knowledge of the Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing Professional Development.

Weatherly Brice

Report Year: 2017

Number of Members: 10

Number of Meetings: 4

Average Attendance: varies

2017 Activities: Focus remains on providing and maintaining initial and ongoing competency for the

Continuing Education Approver Committee (CEAC) membership. Quarterly CEAC meetings now include

an update from the CEAC Chair with information dissemination from the ANCC Approver/Provider Unit

monthly virtual calls. The quarterly member updates provide an enhanced mechanism for members to remain

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current with ANCC Criteria in addition to providing a forum to discuss Nursing Professional Development

trending topics. Implementation of Virtual CEAC Meeting options have also been initiated and included for

2017 to assist with accommodating member schedules. Growth of CEAC Membership is also a sustained focus

for 2016-2017 with CEAC actively recruiting new members. We are excited that 4 new members have been

selected and are actively in the process of orienting to the role of Nurse Peer Reviewer.

In October of 2016 the CEAC Provider Unit Update was conducted via webinar to assist in reduction of travel

expenses for Provider Unit personnel and increase accessibility to content. Twenty-Nine participated in the

Webinar with plans to offer again in 2017. To date since August of 2016, CEAC has approved 24 Individual

Activities and 11 Provider Unit Applications. The CEAC Committee remains active with providing excellent

customer service, approving quality continuing education programs, and support of the Approved Provider

Units.

2018 Activities: The goal for 2017-2018 is to increase the CEAC Provider Update to twice/year.

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POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE:

Continuing Education Provider Committee

REPORTS TO:

Commission on Professional Advocacy and Development

DEFINITION:

A standing committee of at least five (5) members but no more than fifteen (15). The terms shall be on a

staggered basis for three (3) years. The committee shall represent a variety of employment settings and practice

specialists. Each Chapter Chair shall serve on the committee. The chairperson shall have a Master’s degree in

nursing. All committee members indicate the desire to serve by signing a Consent to Participate form.

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

To provide a mechanism for quality CE activities sponsored by SCNA and to assure that these CE activities

meet established ANA/ANCC standards and criteria.

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Establish the scope of the Association’s responsibility for continuing education for nurses.

2. Participate in the development of standards for continuing education and devise methods of

implementation.

3. Formulate policy and recommendations regarding federal, state and local legislation in

continuing education.

4. Study and report relevant scientific and educational developments and changes in health needs

and practices with reference to their implications for continuing education.

5. Study nurses’ needs for continuing education.

6. Implement continuing education programs for SCNA in conjunction with other structural units.

Mary Wessinger

Report Year: 2017

Number of Members: 7

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Number of Meetings: as needed by email

Average Attendance: 5

2017 Activities: Communicated with SCNA staff regarding the CNE to be offered to all nurses (to include

APRN’s) at the 2017 Annual State Convention, in Hilton Head, in November of this year. Also ascertain that

the policies and procedures are in compliance with ANCC guidelines for continuing nursing education. In 2016

SCNA had planned to provide a full CNE program as part of it Convention and APRN Pharm Confernece.

Hurricane Matthew has other ideas causing the Convention to be cancelled.

2018 Activities: To continue to assist with CNE offered by SCNA to the nurses in this State, both members of

SCNA and non-members. To offer quality CNE for our state’s nursing professionals. To promote participation

of our chapters in the annual meeting in the Fall of the year, to evaluate the needs of nursing education based

on the needs of the nurses in this state, who practice in all areas. To participate and keep up to date on changes

in our nursing practice by the American Nurses Association. To keep up to date with current literature and with

the relevant American Nurses Association literature on nursing practice quality and trends.

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POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE:

Peer Assistance Program In Nursing (PAPIN) Committee

REPORTS TO:

Commission on Professional Advocacy and Development

DEFINITION:

a) Members will be members of the South Carolina Nurses Association.

b) Members will be Registered Nurses in the state of South Carolina.

c) Members will have no restrictions on his/her license to practice in the state of South Carolina.

d) If the member is in any type of recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction, she/he will have

been in recovery for a period of no less than 3 years.

e) Knowledge of addictions and the process of recovery is desirable. New members will be assisted

in becoming more informed through: a new members’ packet, an orientation workshop, attending

a 12-step meeting, reading from the bibliography.

f) Members will attend monthly meetings for committee membership.

g) Prospective members will supply requested information required by SCNA and be approved by

the existing committee members.

h) Each potential member will attend at least one PAPIN committee meeting prior to seeking

membership in the Peer Assistance Program in Nursing Committee (PAPIN). This will give her/

him the opportunity to have a first-hand look at how the group interacts and works. It will also

give the group members the opportunity for interaction with any potential applicant.

i) Any exceptions to the above membership criteria must be approved by 2/3 vote of the committee.

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

This committee serves our recovering nurse peers with support groups that help them get their professional

and personal lives back on track. PAPIN has been helping the profession since the eighties and has done

a magnificent job as a peer assistance program for those members in need. The Recovering Professionals

Program (RPP) and PAPIN work together to sustain the recovery abilities of nurse participants across the state.

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Susan Outen

Report Year: 2017

Number of Members: 120

Number of Meetings: 2

Average Attendance: 3

2017 Activities: Evaluating effectiveness of PAPIN as there is difficulty in securing leaders. Initial

recommendations to SCNA board to

- Recruit professionals to serve as the “leader” and we can define the leader roles and that they do not in my

opinion have to be in recovery but would be experienced and know group dynamics. This could also be a model

using APRN behavioral health students.

- Become more of a mentoring/coaching program for obtaining employment, identify persons who could assist

in completing applications, interviewing, and how to state their current status to possible employers.

- Matching “graduated” RPP or nurses in long term recovery with those who request a mentor or someone to

talk to (like the 12th step “carrying the message”)

2018 Activities: After discussion with other state programs make recommendations to board

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POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE:

SCNA Chapter Executive Committees

REPORTS TO:

Commission on SCNA Chapters

DEFINITION:

The Chapter Executive Committee if the chief governing body for each SCNA Chapter to consist of five (5)

people: -Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, one (1) Member-At-Large OR -Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary/

Treasurer, two (2) Members-At-Large

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

To lead each chapter in its work as described in the SCNA Book of Roles and Positions

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. To ensure compliance with SCNA Bylaws and SCNA Chapter Memorandum of Agreement.

2. To submit all requested reports on a timely basis

3. To participate in meetings of the Chapter Chairs as called by the Chair of the Commission on

SCNA Chapters

4. To adhere to all financial policies of SCNA, see Finance Policy and Procedure Section of SCNA

Board of Directors & Committee Manual

5. To ensure Chapter Representatives on the current SCNA Committees.

-SCNA Legislative Committee

-SCNA Convention Planning Team

6. The Chapter Executive Committee shall establish the date for the Annual Goal Setting Meeting

for the chapter. The meeting will be at the discretion of the Chapter Executive Committee. The

Annual Goal Setting Meeting should be done in conjunction with the preparation of the Chapter’s

Annual Report of activities of the current year for the Book of Reports to be distributed at the

SCNA Annual Membership Meeting. This gives ample time to prepare for the next program year.

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MEETINGS

Attends all Board of Directors and SCNA Annual Meetings.

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APRN Chapter

Chapter Chair: Kahlil Demonbreun

Report Year: 2017

Number of Members: 175

Number of Meetings: 3

Average Chapter Meeting Attendance: 10

Number of BOD Meetings Attended By Chapter Chair: 3

2017 Activities: Increase Membership Secure Proclamation for NP week Assist with planning for the

Convention

2018 Goals: Increase Membership Hold at least 1 educational offering at the new SCNA building where CNE

can be obtained Secure Proclamation for NP week Assist with planning for the Convention

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Clinical Nurse Leader Chapter

Chapter Chair: Mary Alice Hodge

Report Year: 2017

Number of Members: 15

Number of Meetings: 2

Average Chapter Meeting Attendance: 5

Number of BOD Meetings Attended By Chapter Chair: 2 of 3

2017 Activities: CNL Student Presentation; Annual Goal Setting meeting

2018 Goals: Annual Goal Setting Meeting; CNE offering

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Nurse Educator Chapter

Chapter Chair: Adreitta Barnett

Report Year: 2017

Number of Members: 72

Number of Meetings: 3

Average Chapter Meeting Attendance: 15%

Number of BOD Meetings Attended By Chapter Chair: 3

2017 Activities: Nurse Educator Meet and Greet at the APRN conference

2018 Goals: More activities geared towards educators. More face to face meetings.

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Piedmont Chapter

Chapter Chair: Ava Pridemore

Report Year: 2017

Number of Members: 35

Number of Meetings: 1

Average Chapter Meeting Attendance: 4

Number of BOD Meetings Attended By Chapter Chair: 2

2016 Activities: We accomplished getting our monies and tax reporting responsibilities over to SCNA. The

chapter leadership has been trying to determine what we need to offer the profession and our members.

2018 Goals: Scheduling a meeting with Rosie and Judith to discuss future direction to determine what needs

are not currently being met for SC nurses.

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Psychiatric-Mental Health Chapter

Chapter Chair: Maggie Johnson

Report Year: 2017

Number of Members: 49

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Number of Meetings: 1

Average Chapter Meeting Attendance: 6

Number of BOD Meetings Attended By Chapter Chair: 0

2017 Activities: trying to get CNEs

2018 Goals: Set up dinners for CNEs

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Women and Children’s Health Chapter

Chapter Chair: Mary Wessinger

Report Year: 2017

Number of Members: 42

Number of Meetings: 0

Average Chapter Meeting Attendance: 0

Number of BOD Meetings Attended By Chapter Chair: 2

2017 Activities: We welcome anyone who has interest in this area of nursing to join. Our chapter will present

two CNE sessions at the annual Convention in Hilton Head on November 2-4 this year. We will also have one

poster to be presented in the Poster exhibition to be held on Thursday. This focuses on the educational process

for all the staff who provide care for new mothers and the newborns. This educational process was to meet the

guidelines for the “Baby Friendly” focus for the World Health Organization, on the advantages of breastfeeding

for both mother and baby. Any of you who are employed in organizations who are seeking this classification

understand how difficult this process can be.

We express our appreciation to those presenters and know that all who attend will benefit from this knowledge.

Frances Ashley Goins will present on “Human Trafficking, which is a very real problem in our society. Jamie

Cuff will present on “Vaginas with a Vengeance”, this should be a very interesting presentation. We encourage

all our members who attend the Convention to attend these offerings.

2018 Goals: We want to remind all our members that elections are coming up for 2018. If anyone would like to

run for the positions of Members at Large (2) and Vice Chair, please think about this and volunteer. I will send

further instructions on how to do the process for nomination. Thanks to all the nurses who provide care for

women, infant and children.

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SCNF Annual Report

1301 Gervais St., Suite 802 Columbia, SC 29201.

PO Box 1768, Columbia, SC 29202

FOR THE BOOK OF REPORTS

January 2017-July 2017

This report is submitted on behalf of the South Carolina Nurses Foundation (SCNF).

SCNF Mission Statement: to promote high standards of health care by insuring the advancement of the

nursing profession through scholarships, grants, and programs of excellence

Officers

Elaine Reimels, President

De Anna Cox, Secretary

Committee Chairs

Finance:

Bylaws/Policy & Procedure

Scholarships & Awards

Marketing & Development

Brian Conner, Vice President

Cathy Mattingly, Treasurer

Pi Johnson

DeAnna Cox

Brian Connor

Renatta Loquist

Members

In addition to officers and committee chairs: Tammy Gillespie, Tammy Gilliam, Donna Kleister, Josephine

Mitchell, Ashley Sirianni, Shirley Timmons, Tena Hunt McKinney, and Libby Anne Inabinet

Appointments

Pi Johnson, Treasurer, Palmetto Gold Steering Committee

Meetings of the Board of Trustees

The SCNF Board of Trustees meets on the second Friday of the second month of each quarter beginning in

February. 2017 meeting dates are February 10, May 12, August 11 and November 10.

Nurses Care License Plate Initiative:

Through legislation, SCNF was able to obtain a special license plate referred to as the South Carolina Nurses

Foundation NURSES CARE License Plate. These vehicle license plates are available through the South

Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles. Proceeds from the sale of the license plates as stated in the legislation

must support nursing scholarships. The number of scholarships and amount of each scholarship has increased

over time based on revenue generated. The number of applications at both the undergraduate and graduate

nursing education level has also increased.

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Scholarships and Awards Committee

This committee continues the work of reviewing the process, number, and amount to be awarded for each

scholarship in conjunction with the treasurer and finance committee. The License Plate Initiative ( Nurses

Care Scholarship) application process is now conducted online. That fund is growing and has resulted in an

increased amount for each scholarship. In 2017, $28,000 will be awarded as 8 undergraduate awards of $2,000

each and 4 graduate awards of $3,000. In addition, the remaining $9000 from the Julia Whitten bequest will

be awarded as three $2,000 undergraduate scholarships and one $3000 graduate scholarship. In total, the

foundation will award $37,000 I scholarships in September of 2017

Although contact is made with all registered nurse education programs in the State, scholarship applications are

not received from all schools. Efforts continue to assure that all eligible students have the opportunity to apply

for SCNF-managed scholarships.

Marketing and Development

SCNF participated for the second time in Midlands Gives. Midlands Gives is an event that promotes raising

money and awareness for Midlands nonprofits during a 24-hour online giving challenge. Much preparation and

planning is required of each participating non-profit which Renatta Loquist aptly spearheaded for SCNF. As a

result of our participation, the development of a much-needed social media presence was begun and additional

monies were added to the general fund. The May 2, 2017 Midlands Gives event results were almost double the

amount raised in 2016.

Palmetto Gold

This special committee of the Foundation is responsible for implementing the Palmetto Gold Nurse

Recognition and Scholarship Program. Each year this program selects 100 South Carolina Nurses for awards

of excellence in practice based on a rigorous nomination and blind screening process. In addition, each

registered nurse education program in South Carolina is awarded a $1000.00 scholarship for an outstanding

undergraduate nursing student selected by the school. One Renatta S. Loquist Graduate Nurse Scholarship

recipient also is selected each year. The gala held on 4/22/17 was the largest ever with 698 people registered.

Income for the Gala was the highest since 2008. The amount of money available for the 2018 PG scholarships

will be determined once all invoices have been paid. Although the contract has not been signed, the Gala for

2018 is scheduled for April 21, 2018.

Respectfully submitted

Elaine Reimels, President

South Carolina Nurses Foundation

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ANA Membership Assembly Rep Annual Report

Sheryl Mitchell and Selina Hunt McKinney

Report Year: 2017

ANA’s Membership Assembly was held in Washington, DC from June 8-10, 2017. ANA’s open Board of

Directors Meeting was held on June 7, 2017. As representatives to the Membership Assembly, we attended

as observers. The first day of Membership Assembly was June 8, 2017 which was ANA Hill Day. While on

Capitol Hill, several meetings were held with members of the United States Congress and their legislative

assistants. The goal of ANA Hill Day was to gain sponsorship on several bills including Title VIII Nursing

Workforce Reauthorization Act which would reauthorize the Nursing Workforce Development Programs.

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The second day of Membership Assembly involved the opening session, call for nominations, and President’s

Address. There were several lunch and informal networking opportunities: Social Media Advocacy and

Engagement 101, Assessing the Ethical Climate, Member Engagement, National Provider Identification (NPI),

and Palliative Care. The Treasurer and Chief Executive Officer gave their report during the afternoon. There

was a lot of discussion regarding the Treasurer’s report. Two dialogue forums were held to discuss fostering

member engagement and preparing nursing to be effective advocates. During the evening, we attended the

South Eastern Executive Directors (SEED) Meeting.

The third day began with a special meeting of the ANA Membership Assembly. The special meeting was

called to discuss and provide additional information on Bylaws that were voted on during the afternoon. We

are currently awaiting the revised Bylaws that were voted on. Furthermore, reports were given by the American

Nurses Credentialing Center, American Nurses Foundation, and American Academy of Nursing. Finally, the

election results were announced. Membership Assembly adjourned after closing remarks.

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Annual Report for Organizations with SCNA Representatives

Sheryl Mitchell

Organization with SCNA Representative: Advisory Committee on Nursing Education (ACONE)

Report Year: 2017

Activities: The Advisory Committee on Nursing Education (ACONE) holds its meetings at the South Carolina

Board of Nursing. At its most recent meeting on August 29, 2017, the committee completed a review of

Chapter 91 Regulations and reviewed ECPI PN five-year review report. In addition, the committee approved

curriculum changes for Florence Darlington Technical College.

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Annual Report for Organizations with SCNA Representatives

Sheryl Mitchell

Organization with SCNA Representative: Coalition for Access to Healthcare

Report Year: 2017

Activities: It was a very busy year for the Coalition for Access to Healthcare. NP and CNM Lobby Day

was held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at the SC Statehouse. During this time, the Coalition for Access

to Healthcare met with members of the Senate to ask that they sign on as co-sponsors to Senate Bill 345

sponsored by Senator Tom Davis. Senate Bill 345 seeks to increase access to health care by removing

practice barriers. A subcommittee hearing was also held on Senate Bill 345. In addition to Lobby Day and the

subcommittee hearing, several meetings were held with South Carolina Legislative members. Furthermore,

SCNA was represented at each of the Coalition for Access to Healthcare’s monthly meetings.

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Annual Report for Organizations with SCNA Representatives

Susan Outen

Organization with SCNA Representative: One Voice One Plan

Report Year: 2017

Activities: No Report

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Annual Report for Organizations with SCNA Representatives

Selina Hunt McKinney

Organization with SCNA Representative: Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina

Report Year: 2017

Activities: No Report

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Annual Report for SCNA Organizational Affiliate Members

South Carolina Faith Community Nurses Association

No report at this time.

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CEO Annual Report

Judith Curfman Thompson, IOM

CEO and Lobbyist

2017

2017 saw the continued use of the calendar that was adopted for SCNA in 2015. As a reminder, this was done

in order to synchronize our elected official years and our budget years. 2017 was the first “roll-over” of the

office of President-elect to President. We elected a new President-elect to fill the role in the latest election.

This concept was instituted in order to have some time of preparation for the President-elect to gain a fuller

understanding of the wide range of responsibilities encompassed in the role of President. The Board of

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Directors continues to evaluate the roles for each member as we work to streamline the Board of Directors and

the work of SCNA. As with all processes for an organization we continue to evaluate the process as we move

forward through the year.

My continuing education in the field of organizational management was changed due to the changes made at

the ANA level. The ANA Lobbyist meeting was held in September. The usual Executive Enterprise meeting

to learn more about organizational management was not offered this year due to a change in meetings at the

ANA level. A new meeting for Presidents and Executives was held in November and early December. SCNA

also provided a continuing education opportunity for Rosie Robinson to increase her expertise with the latest

iteration of our computer operating system. Rosie is also working on a certification program which continues to

be supported by SCNA.

During all this time, Rosie Robinson, Assistant to the CEO, and I have continued to evaluate every part of the

operational infrastructure of SCNA. Our goal is to create the best possible infrastructure that we can given the

realities of time, money, and the current size of the staff. It is accurate to say that we provide a great deal of

very up to date services to our members and others far exceeding the size of the staff of SCNA.

The “regular” work of SCNA has been continuing and has moved the organization forward in a number of

ways. So here we go:

The Career Center, part of our work with Your Membership, the successor to Affiniscape, has produced

royalty income for SCNA, as has the News Flash that is sent out as well. The Career Center income has had

an unexpected drop in expected income this year. It may be due to the growth and development of many other

avenues for recruiting, but, it remains of concern for the future. The royalty program with Mercer, continues.

Changes will be coming in that ANA will now be sending the royalty to SCNA instead of Mercer. This new

plan was implemented as expected.

The distribution of the SCNURSE to all LPNs, RNs, including APRNS, members of the General Assembly and

Congressional Delegations as well as opportunities to share with all schools of nursing continues through the

good work of the Arthur L. Davis Agency. There is no cost to SCNA for this service.

SCNA also communicates with those who wish to receive it, a member “Flash” of current topics each week and

we have updated the use of Facebook as well.

The finances of SCNA continue to be monitored on a monthly basis. We continue to see a decline in programs

and workshops of our Chapters. This continues to be of concern to the Board of SCNA as the Chapters are

supposed to contribute to the income of the SCNA. Membership has continued to grow and this is a help in this

area. Also, in the area of finances, the sale of the SCNA Building did take place late during the preceding year.

The SCNA has moved to a rental property in downtown Columbia. The building is just across the street from

the State House and features good space, a storage space and parking for the staff. To date, this has proven to

be a very good move in several ways for SCNA.

Successful audit achieved and Form 990s have been filed on time with the IRS.

All reports to the State Ethics Commission for the lobbying activities of SCNA have been filed on time.

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The SCNF continues to have a space in the office of SCNA. The SCNF has its own phone line for

communications and contributes to the cost of this line to SCNA.

Work has continued to contain expenses as much as possible for operations of SCNA.

The Continuing Education Approver Committee continues to be a wonderful group of dedicated volunteers

making this important program work for SCNA. This activity of SCNA continues to be a source of income.

All of the members of the CEAC are updated with new information from ANCC. SCNA’s Accreditation as an

Approver for Continuing Nursing Education with Distinction continues until 2019. Weatherly Brice is excellent

in the role as the Nurse Peer Review Leader. The ability of both applicants, individual activity applicant and

Approved Provider Units, to apply via a computer program and for reviewers to review continues in place with

the most up to date manual on line.

The SCNA CNE Provider Program (CEPC) was able to reach an agreement with the Tennessee Nurses

Association to exchange services for providing CNE in each of our states. SCNA submitted our application to

TNA and received approval of our program. This exchange of services is a money saver for both organizations

and continues a tradition that SCNA began with Vermont many years ago.

We continue to offer as a service to members and our SCNA conference attendees, a way to ensure that all

CNE earned through SCNA, or added by members, will be stored and available for a minimum of 6 years. This

is a great member benefit!

SCNA’s Chapters that have submitted reports of activities can be found in this Book of Reports. The SCNA

Board of Directors continues to evaluate the Chapter structure to think about ways that might improve it or to

learn if it is still the way that members like to function and meet.

All activities of the Annual Meeting: Call for Resolutions, Call for Bylaws, Call for Nominations,

establishment of dates for on-line elections for officers of SCNA and Chapters have been accomplished in the

time-frames required by the Bylaws.

Preparations for the SCNA Election 2017 were accomplished on time. The official date for the creation of the

membership rolls for the election was July 1, 2017.

The Peer Assistance Program in Nursing continues to provide services to nurses. This is another outstanding

group of volunteers who willing gives of their time and talents to assist their peers. Susan Outen is the Chair.

The PAPIN is undergoing some intense examination and a thorough look at the services that it is able to offer

to the state and the nurses that it serves.

I attended many conference calls with ANA, including the public portion of the ANA Board of Directors

meetings, as well as the President and CEO telephone meetings and ANA Practice and legislative (GOVA)

calls. Attendance at the fourth ANA Membership Assembly (MA) took place in June. The meeting was well

attended and efficiently run.

I plan to attend the September meeting of the ANA Lobby group again this year. This is always a great time to

learn about important issues around the nation. It is a great time of sharing as well as an opportunity to learn

more about what assistance might be available to the states from a variety of Federal agencies and departments

as well as from ANA.

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I have been active with other members of the Southeast group (SEED) on a number of issues at both the state

and national levels. We continue to look for opportunities to share among the states in order to facilitate the

work of the region.

SCNA has been very busy with activities surrounding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, as well as

with many other groups that are reported on in each quarter’s SC NURSE.

The advocacy program of SCNA is alive and well! Legislation directly affecting the practice of nurses

continued this year. The bill to permit APRNs to practice to the extent of licensure, certification and education

was heard during a number of hearings. We continue to work diligently with other groups in coalition. SCNA

was a prominent member of the coalition that is called SC Access for Health Care. Each group that is part of

the coalition is required to pay a fee of $5,000.00 for sitting as members of the Executive Committee. The

continuation of a large NP/CNM/CNS day at the State House was very well attended and well received by

members of the General Assembly. We had more meetings of the 3M sub-committee on the bill that we have

filed as well as the one filed by Medicine. The continuation of an outreach program for support of this work

to many groups in SC who truly have a stake in ensuring that the coming influx of people to the healthcare

system can be handled properly in SC is ongoing. The one real constant in all the work that we are doing is

the increased intensity over this past year of the vocal opposition to removing barriers to practice by organized

medical groups. Other states have been passing laws to reduce barriers to practice and SC continues to have

vigorous actions against anything that will do so here in the state. We shall continue working in 2018 to work

on attempting to bring SC into the modern world of APRN practice in South Carolina in several areas, not

solely in the arena of advanced practice. Stay tuned!

SCNA continues to support and have many members working with the State Implementation grant (formerly

One Voice One Plan) for the working through of all of the issues that were found in the Institute of Medicine

Report on the Future of Nursing in 2010. I am a member of the executive committee and serve on the

committee that is working toward the enhancement of the practice of nursing for all levels of nursing.

SCNA is represented at each meeting of the SC Board of Nursing and the SC Board of Medical Examiners

and SC Board of Pharmacy as well as at other statewide meetings that affect the healthcare field. These are all

important venues and allow SCNA to keep current on what is taking place in our state.

Once again, SCNA has been stable in terms of the two person staff that you have. Rosie Robinson and I have

worked very hard to accomplish all of the work that needs to be done on a daily basis for SCNA as well as on

the big projects of the organization. Rosie’s skills and abilities continue to be tested especially in reference to

all of the work that is necessary to changing systems within SCNA and all our components... She is a true asset

to SCNA in many ways!

I continue to know that I have the very best job with learning curves that are sometimes vertical, action days

that never seem to end and a wonderful Board with which to work as well as great members who are devoted

to the promotion of their very most special profession. I was once again reminded of what a superior group of

people that I work for during this year. The gracious help and support during my husband’s illness will never be

forgotten. Thanks to all and ONWARD!

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2017 SOUTH CAROLINA NURSES ASSOCIATION

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SCNA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

130 Shipyard Drive

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

November 3, 2017

12:10PM – 12: 20PM

Agenda

I. Call to Order

II. Establishment of a quorum

III. Establishment of the 2018 SCNA Board Meeting Calendar

IV. For the Good of the Order

V. Adjournment

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