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Table of Contents

Board of Directors. ................................................................. 3

Cultural Covenant. ................................................................. 5

Convention Agenda. ................................................................ 7

2018 SDNA Annual Meeting Agenda. ................................................... 11

2018 SDNA Candidates for Office. ..................................................... 13

2017 Annual Meeting Minutes ........................................................ 18

Standing Rules. .................................................................. 20

Executive Reports

Presidential Address. .............................................................. 21

Treasurer’s Report ................................................................ 22

Income Statement/Expense Statement. ................................................. 23

Executive Director’s Report .......................................................... 25

District News. ................................................................... 27

SDNA Committee Reports

Awards Committee. ............................................................... 30

Bylaws Committee ................................................................ 31

Education Committee .............................................................. 36

Government Relations Committee ..................................................... 37

Nominations Committee ............................................................ 38

Nurses Strategic Action Team (N-STAT) Update. ........................................... 39

2018 ANA Membership Assembly Report. ................................................ 40

SDNA Political Action. .............................................................. 41

South Dakota Nurses Foundation. ..................................................... 42

South Dakota Board of Nursing ....................................................... 43

South Dakota Center for Nursing Workforce .............................................. 45

Membership Application ............................................................ 48

Bylaws. ........................................................................ 49

Continuing Nursing Education Activity Evaluation. .......................................... 63

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SDNA Board of Directors

President

Term: 2017 – 2019

Margie Washnok

District 4

Cell: 380-4561 * Office: 229-8478

washnok@midco.net

drmargie.washnok@presentation.edu

Vice President

Term: 2017 – 2019

Deb Fischer Clemens

District 10

deb.fischerclemens@avera.org

Secretary

Term: 2016 – 2018

Dawn R. Warren

District 2

Office: (605) 394-5166

dawn.warren@usd.edu

Treasurer

Term: 2017 – 2019

Christina Plemmons

Office: (605) 394-5390

christina.plemmons@sdstate.edu

Government Relations Committee (GRC)

Chair

Term: 2016 – 2018

Carrie Clausen-Hansen

District 4

Cell: 380-7320 Home: 877-3766

carrie.clausenhansen@yahoo.com

President, District 1-3

Term: 2018 – 2020

Michelle Salazar

Home: 490-8532

michdraine@gmail.com

President, District 4

Term: 2016 – 2018

Marlys Volzke

Office: 229-5646

volzke@abe.midco.net

President, District 5-7

Term: 2017 – 2019

Pat Sudbeck

Home: 928-3202

patricia.sudbeck@avera.org

President, District 8 & 9

Term: 2017 – 2019

Eileen Bruner

Home: 256-2338 * Office: 688-4126

eileen.bruner@sdstate.edu

President, District 10

Term: 2018 – 2020

Vicky Buhr

Office: 360-4441

gvdabuhr@gmail.com

President, District 11

Term: 2017 – 2019

Kathy Jorgensen

Home: 267-4260 * Cell: 660-6763

kathy.jorgensen@usd.edu

SDNA Staff

Eric Ollila

Executive Director

PO Box 1015 Pierre SD 57501

Phone: 271-7708

Fax: 888-600-1232

contactus@sdnurses.org

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I am a Nurse;

Together we are SDNA

Cultural Covenant

As nurses, SDNA members and elected/appointed officials, we need each other to create nursing’s future.

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

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

SDNA.

We recognize that we are more alike than we are different, but we know that differences often lead up to better

decisions.

We believe that passion is positive and confrontation is counterproductive.

We affirm the value of each person.

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

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

We shall respect each other’s opinions.

We shall be positive and open to new possibilities.

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

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

If not us, who?

If not now, when?

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Convention Agenda

Sunday, October 7, 2018

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Registration

12:45 PM – 1:00 PM Opening Ceremony

Presentation of Colors

- SDSU ROTC

Brookings Mayor’s Welcome

- Dr. Keith Corbett

SDNA President’s Welcome

- Margie Washnok, DNP, RN

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Keynote Address

Topic: Problem of Decline in Health of Nurses

- Susan Letvak, PhD, RN, FAAN

2:30 PM—2:45 PM BREAK

2:45 PM – 3:40 PM Education Breakout Session

A. HB61 Impact

- Gloria Damgaard, SDBON Executive Director

- Linda Young, SDBON

B. Caring for the Caregivers

- Dr. Susan Letvak

C. Disaster Nursing

- Linda Kropenske

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM SD Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

- Moderator, Thomas Stenvig, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

5:00 PM – 5:15 PM BREAK

5:15 PM – 6:30 PM SDNA Annual Business Meeting

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

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Convention Agenda

Monday, October 8, 2018

6:00 AM – 7:00 AM McCrory Gardens Walk

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 AM – 10:00 AM Keynote Address

Topic: Interventions for Health Promotion for Nurses

- Susan Letvak, PhD, RN, FAAN

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Exhibitor Break and Posters Exhibition

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Education Breakout Session

D. Healthy Pregnancies

- Tianne Beare, BS

- Cristina Lammers, MD, MPH

E. Native American Health (Panel)

- Moderator, Karla Abbot, DNP

F. Affordable Care Act & CHIP Updates

- Deb Fischer-Clemens, RN, BSN, MHA

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM Exhibitor Break and Posters Exhibition

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Awards Luncheon

SDNA President’s Address

- Margie Washnok, SDNA President

Award Presentations

2019 Convention Invitation from Aberdeen

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Silent Auction—closes at 2 pm

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Plenary Session

Title: Middle Schooler’s Reflections

- Mitchell Reed, ED.S

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Closing Ceremony/Evaluation/Adjournment

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Attendees must attend one entire day to receive contact hours.

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2018 SDNA Annual Meeting Agenda

Sunday, October 7, 3:45 pm – 5 pm

Days Inn – Brookings, SD

I. Call to Order: Margie Washnok

II.

III.

IV.

Roll Call of Board of Directors: Dawn Warren

Approval of the Agenda

Acceptance of Standing Rules

V. Acceptance of Cultural Covenants

VI.

VII.

Approval of October 2, 2016 Annual Meeting Minutes

Treasurer’s Report: Christina Plemmons

VIII. Executive Director Report: Eric Ollila

IX.

District Reports

a) Districts 1-3: Michelle Salazar

b) District 4: Marlys Volzke

c) District 5 - 7: Pat Sudbeck

d) District 8 and 9: Eileen Brunner

e) District 10: Vicky Buhr

f) District 11: Kathy Jorgensen

X. Committee Reports

a) Awards Committee: Joanne Tieman

b) Education Committee: Christina Plemmons

c) Government Relations Committee: Carrie Clausen Hansen

d) Nominations Committee: Lois Tschetter

e) N-STAT: Deb Fischer Clemens

XI.

XII.

Coalition and Liaison Reports

a) SDNA Political Action Committee: Julie Dangel

b) SD Nurses Foundation: Tom Stenvig

Other Reports

a) Board of Nursing Report: Gloria Damgaard

b) Center for Nursing Workforce Report: Linda Young

XIII. Unfinished Business

XIV.

XV.

XVI.

New Business

a) Tellers Report and Introduction of New Leadership

Invitation to 2018 SDNA Convention

Resolutions

XVII. Adjourn

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2018 SDNA Candidates for Office

SECRETARY

Dawn R. Warren

• School/College of Nursing: 1991, BSN, SDSU; 2000, MSN, SDSU; 2014, EdD, USD

• Area of Practice: ED, ICU, and Nursing Education

• Present position and place of employment: USD Department of Nursing, Rapid City,

Site Director and Faculty

• Professional Organization Activities at District (Region), Council, State, National Level(s) for

the past five years, including Student Association office:

ú SDNA Secretary, 2016-current

ú SDNA District 1, 2, 3 Secretary

• Personal Statement: I have had the honor of being an RN practicing in South Dakota since 1991, and I am

a firm believer that if you want to be involved in what is happening in our state in relation to nursing, then

you must be involved. I have been the SDNA Board Secretary since 2016, and prior to that I was the SDNA

District 1, 2, and 3 Secretary and served on the Nominations Committee. I have worked in critical care,

emergency nursing and am currently the Director of the USD Department of Nursing at the Rapid City site. I

would be honored to continue to serve as SDNA Secretary.

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR

Carrie Clausen Hansen

• School/College of Nursing: Associate Degree in Nursing - Presentation College; Bachelor’s

Degree in Nursing - South Dakota State University; Masters of Science in Nursing Education

- Walden University

• Area of Practice: Maternal Child Health, Nursing Education, Nursing School Accreditation

• Present position and place of employment: Avera St Luke’s Hospital - Staff Nurse, Perinatal

Educator, NRP Instructor, PICC Team member; Accrediting Commission for Education in

Nursing (ACEN) - Site Visitor; South Dakota State University - Adjunct Faculty; Lake Area

Technical Institute - Adjunct Faculty

• Professional Organization Activities at District (Region), Council, State, National Level(s) for the past five

years, including Student Association office:

ú SDNA - GRC Committee, By-Laws Committee, NSTAT member

ú Member of:

s Association for Women’s Health and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)

s American Holistic Nurse’s Association

s Sigma Theta Tau International

s SD Perinatal Association

• Personal Statement: Nursing’s involvement in the legislative and political process is critical to our practice

and our client’s health. Awareness, advocacy, and activity in the legislative process is crucial for today’s

practitioners, whether or not one ‘like’s’ politics. I would appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve as

the GRC Chair. My involvement on the GRC over more than 20 years has provided me with the knowledge

and experience to assure that SDNA members are informed and involved in the process.

Roberta Olson

• School/College of Nursing: PhD, Saint Louis University; MSN, Washington University,

St. Louis; BS in Nursing, South Dakota State University

• Area of Practice: Nursing Education Administration; Clinical – Nursing of Children

• Present position and place of employment: Interim Dean of Nursing, SDSU; Retired July 31,

2013 as Dean of Nursing at South Dakota State University; Current title – Interim Dean and

Professor Emerita

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• Professional Organization Activities at District (Region), Council, State, National Levels for the past five

years, including Student Association Office: Membership Chair D-9; SDNA President 1997-2001; Missouri

Nursing Association President 1987-1991; ANA Delegate 1983-2003.

• Personal Statement: SDNA needs thoughtful minds and strong voices to keep nurses at the table and

involved in safe patient care decisions, policy decisions at the legislative level, and mentoring our next

generation of leaders. It has been a privilege to be a member of a state association and ANA since

graduation as a new RN staff nurse and have had the opportunity to serve on local district, state, and

national levels in various positions. Leadership skill development through our professional nursing

association at all levels is extremely valuable personally and for the profession of nursing. I invite you

to consider serving on an SDNA Committee or as an officer in SDNA to further your own leadership

development. Please step up and let the nominations committee know of your interest and/or say “yes”

when invited to serve.

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

Helene Hegge

• School/College of Nursing: Mount Marty College; Walden University; University of North

Dakota; MSN, Post-Master’s Public Health Nursing

• Area of Practice: Population Health Nursing

• Present position and place of employment: University of South Dakota, Vermillion

• Professional Organization Activities at District (Region), Council, State, National Level(s) for

the past five years, including Student Association office: 2016 SDNA Educator of the Year,

Advisor for South Dakota Student Nurses Association and Co-Advisor for USD-Vermillion

SNA.

• Personal Statement: The mission of the ANA is similar to my mission in nursing. As a Population Health

nursing instructor, I and the students are out in the community not only locally, but across the state

of South Dakota and internationally on an annual service learning experience to Guatemala. These

experiences allow my voice to be united with others to improve healthcare for all. By being a member

of the SDNA Nominations Committee, I will be able to become familiar with the work of SDNA and be a

part of advancing the profession of nursing. Thank you for considering me for a member of the SDNA

Nominations Committee.

Lois Tschetter

• School/College of Nursing: South Dakota State University, BS, MS; University of South

Dakota, EdD

• Area of Practice: Nursing Education; Clinical area, Maternal-Newborn.

• Present position and place of employment: Associate Professor/Assistant Dean for

Undergraduate Nursing, SDSU College of Nursing

• Professional Organization Activities at District (Region), Council, State, National Level(s) for

the past five years, including Student Association office:

ú Continuous member of SDNA/ANA since 1974; Current Secretary – District 8&9; Past member of State

Nominations Committee and Professional Education Council.

• Personal Statement: I am pleased to submit my name in nomination for the State Nominations

Committee. As a member of SDNA for more than 40 years, I welcome this opportunity to communicate

with members and encourage their participation in our organization by running for an elected office.

I am strongly committed to working to maintain the visibility of our professional organization which

represents the largest group of health care providers in our state.

South Dakota has many nursing students who are actively involved in their student organization, and I

would like to see them transition to SDNA membership and become actively involved at the state level

once they become RNs.

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ANA MEMBERSHIP ASSEMBLY DELEGATE

Kathy Jorgensen

• School/College of Nursing: St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing, Huron, SD; BSN, Mt

Marty College, Yankton, SD; MA, USD (Adult and Higher Education); MSN, Creighton

University, Omaha, NE

• Area of Practice: Education

• Present position and place of employment: Retired-Consultant (Interim Director of

Nursing), Clinical Instructor (USD and SDSU).

• Professional Organization Activities at District (Region), Council, State, National Level(s)

for the past five years, including Student Association office: President, District 11,

Chairperson 2017 SDNA Convention, Member SDNA Continuing Education Committee

• Personal Statement: Nursing is definitely in “interesting times” right now. A serious nursing shortage

looms, according to many sources. However, with advanced health care abilities, many patients leave

the hospital much faster after major surgeries; mandating significant major pre-operative and postoperative

patient teaching with even more indications for home care opportunities. The nurse is now

performing tasks and holding positions as never before.

I do consent to serve as the SDNA Alternative Representative to the Membership Assembly as needed

by the state nurses’ association.

K.L. Jean Yockey

• School/College of Nursing: Brigham Young University, UT; Lewis & Clark State College,

ID; Idaho State University, ID; University of Northern Colorado, Greeley

• Additional Professional Education: Over the course of my educational journey I have

completed Associate and Bachelor’s degrees in Nursing, a Master of Sciences degree

in Nursing with a focus of Family Nurse Practitioner, and a PhD in Nursing Education. I

have also received the Certified Nurse Educator credential and a certification in online

teaching.

• Area of Practice: Nursing Education, with a background in Med/Surg, mental health and

International Nursing

• Present position and place of employment: Assistant Professor, University of South Dakota, Vermillion

• Professional Organization Activities at District (Region), Council, State, National Level(s) for the past five

years, including Student Association office:

• Member SDNA/ANA, Sigma, Diversity Committee, and served on planning committee SDNA Convention

2017

• Personal Statement: Policies and issues related to health care are currently in a state of turmoil.

Together, nurses and student nurses can collectively have a great impact on determining the direction

of health care at the state and national levels. Increased education for nurses on how to become

involved in current health priorities is critical to help current and future nurses understand how

important their involvement is to determine the role of nursing in the changing health environment. If

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2017 SDNA Annual Meeting Agenda

Sunday, October 1st, 3 pm – 4 pm

Best Western Kelly Inn – Yankton, SD

I. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 3:10 by President Margie Washnok, who then

recognized and thanked the SDNA District 11 members for all their hard work on this convention.

II.

Roll Call of Board of Directors was taken by SDNA Secretary Dawn Warren:

*SDNA BOD members in attendance: Margie Washnok (President), Nancy Fahrenwald (VP), Dawn

Warren (Secretary), Deb Fischer-Clemens (Treasurer), Carrie Clausen-Hansen (GRC Chair), Marie

Cissell (Core Issue Task Force Chair), Pat Shaver (VP District 1-3), Eileen Bruner (District 8 & 9), Julie

Dangel (District 10), Kathy Jorgensen (District 11), Eric Ollila (SDNA Executive Director).

*SDNA BOD members absent: Marlys Volzke (District 4) & Pat Sudbeck (District 5-7)

III.

IV.

Approval of the Agenda- motion to approve by Nancy F, 2nd by Deb F-C. All in favor.

Acceptance of Standing Rules- (found on page 22 of 2017 SDNA Annual convention book)- approved

V. Acceptance of Cultural Covenants- approved

VI.

VII.

Approval of October 2, 2016 Annual Meeting Minutes- motion to approve by Carrie CH, 2nd by Kay

Foland- all in favor.

Treasurer’s Report: Deb Fischer Clemens (found on pg. 24-26 of 2017 SDNA Annual convention book).

Deb summarized her Treasurer’s Report, as well as the Budget vs Fiscal Year End Report. The greatest

portion of the SDNA income is from dues revenue. Eric O added that the District 1-3 income is actually

$1000.00. Motion to approved treasurer’s report by Christie Riggs., 2nd by Eileen Bruner. All in favor.

VIII. Executive Director Report: Eric Ollila (found on pg. 27-28 of 2017 SDNA Annual convention book). Eric

referred attendees to the report, and also reported that SDNA membership numbers are up.

IX.

District Reports (found in 2017 SDNA Annual convention book). No additions were given to any of the

reports.

a) Districts 1-3: Linda De Long- no report submitted

b) District 4: Marlys Volzke- pg. 29

c) District 5 - 7: Pat Sudbeck- no report submitted

d) District 8 and 9: Eileen Brunner- pg. 30

e) District 10: Julie Dangel- pg. 31

f) District 11: Kathy Jorgensen- pg.31

X. Committee Reports (found in 2017 SDNA Annual convention book).

a) Awards Committee: Joanne Tieman- pg. 32, with no additions

b) Education Committee: Rebecca Nichols- pg. 32, with no additions

c) Government Relations Committee: Carrie Clausen Hansen- pg. 33. Carrie reported on the

following additional information: Carrie and Eric O attended the ANA Lobbyist meeting

in Washington D.C. last month. There were 35 states represented. SDNA members are

encouraged to subscribe to the ANA “RN Action” and “Capital Beat” emails. Some other things

that came up to watch: 55% of states allowing paramedics to do in-home care, and there is a

proposal in one area to change the name of veterinary technicians to “veterinary nurse.”

d) Nominations Committee: Linda Burdette- pg. 34, with no additions

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e) N-STAT: Deb Fischer Clemens- pg. 34, with no additions

f) Core Issues Task Force: Marie Cissell- pg. 35, with no additions

XI.

XII.

Coalition and Liaison Reports

a) SDNA Political Action Committee (PAC): Julie Dangel reported that last year the PAC gave

$3050.00 to legislative candidates. PAC is now raising funds again for this year by having a

raffle fundraiser of a blue Calvin Klein purse, infinity scarf, Riddles necklace, and more. Raffle

tickets are $5.00 for 1 ticket, of 3 tickets for $10.00.

b) SD Nurses Foundation (SDNF): Tom Stenvig reported that the SDNF has awarded over $31,000

in scholarships. SDNA members are encouraged to continue to donate to the SDNF.

Other Reports

a) Board of Nursing Report: Gloria Damgaard (found on page 36-37 of 2017 SDNA Annual

Convention book). Gloria also highlighted two things: First) the legislative activity in 2017

and success of nurse practitioners in S.D. now having independent practice. Second) the

Celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the SDBON that occurred this year.

b) Center for Nursing Workforce Report: Linda Young (found on pg 38-39 of 2017 SDNA Annual

Convention book). Linda also reported that the 2nd cohort of the Nursing Leadership Academy

is occurring in Rapid City. The 3rd course will be offered in the Spring of 2018 in Sioux Falls.

XIII. Unfinished Business- none

XIV.

New Business

a) Tellers Report and Introduction of New Leadership- Dawn Warren announced those elected into

SDNA Leadership open positions:

*President- Margie Washnok

*Vice President- Nancy Fahrenwald

*Treasurer- Christina Plemmons

*Nominations Committee: Sandra Welling (Chair), Vicky Buhr, and Alham Abuatiq

*Following announcements, a motion was made by Carrie CH to destroy the 2016 ballots, with

2nd by Julie D. All in favor.

b) Discussion about the recent hurricane tragedies in Puerto Rico, Texas, and Florida, and how

nursing and nursing students may be affected.

c) Reminder that Nurses Day at the Legislature is Feb 5-6, 2018.

d) The Bylaws Committee is in need of one more member. Anna Berry agreed to be on this.

e) The Awards Committee is in need of one more member. Joanne Tiemann agreed to be on this.

f) Invitation to 2018 SDNA Convention- All are invited to attend the 2018 SDNA convention Oct.

7 & 8 in Brookings. It will be coordinated by District 8 & 9. The theme is “Healthy Families,

Healthy Patients, Healthy Nurses”

g) The SDNA Lead Nurse Planner position is open as Becky is stepping down. Christina Plemmons

agreed to take over this position.

h) Reminder that Avera is hosting an Opioid Epidemic convention Oct.18 at the Sioux Falls

Convention Center.

i) On October 25 Margie W will be attending a meeting with the S.D. State Medical Association to

have discussions about the opioid addiction crisis in S.D. In 2017 S.D. had 27 deaths related to

opioid overdose.

j) Resolutions- Thank you to District 11 for hosting the 2017 SDNA convention.

k) Adjourn- Kathy Jorgensen motioned to adjourn the meeting at 3:50 with 2nd by Eileen B. All in favor.

Respectfully Submitted,

Dawn R. Warren, EdD, RN, SDNA Secretary

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Standing Rules for the SDNA Annual

Convention Business Meetings

• Rule 1. To obtain the floor, a Member shall rise, address the Chair (“Mr. or Madam President”), give his

or her name and district and, upon recognition by the Chair, may speak.

• Rule 2. No Member shall speak in debate on any one motion or question for more than two minutes.

• Rule 3. No Member may speak more than once to a motion or question if a Member who has not

spoken wishes to do so.

• Rule 4. Members shall limit their remarks to the merits of the pending motion or question.

• Rule 5. Business interrupted by a recess of the meeting shall be resumed at the next business meeting

at the point where it was interrupted.

Resolutions

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

may be brought from the floor. The procedure for presenting Substantive Resolutions as adopted by the

SDNA Board of Directors on October 7, 2012, to encourage presentation of thoughtful and constructive

resolutions on the part of the Membership through approved channels, is as follows:

Substantive Resolutions must comply with the following process and timeline:

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

January 1st of the year in which the resolution will be considered;

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

regularly scheduled winter board meeting;

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

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

also request that the individual submitting the Substantive Resolution(s) appear at the regularly

scheduled spring board meeting to present;

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

spring board meeting;

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

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

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

membership and will allocate appropriate resources if and when available.

Definition of Terms:

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

nursing, in specific fields, or in government.

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

nursing.

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

statewide concern to nurses as practitioners and citizens.

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Presidential Address

Welcome to the 2018 SDNA Convention, “Healthy Families, Healthy Cities, and Healthy Nurses.” I am

looking forward to another excellent, regenerating convention.

I would like to take a moment to reflect on the past, present, and future of nurses to keep our families,

cities, and ourselves healthy. Florence Nightingale, born May 12, 1820 in London, and is the founder of

modern nursing. She was concerned about keeping everyone healthy, which was evident in her work with

the poor, soldiers, and other people.

Florence implemented the following concepts that are core to our nursing practice: infection control, selfcare,

assessment, therapeutic communication, spiritual nursing, and public health advocacy. You may ask

yourself, how are these important to keep our families, cities, and nurses healthy?

We must employ infection control measures in every practice area to keep all healthy, without these

measures, infectious diseases would be unstoppable. When Florence implemented the measures of

infection control no one knew about microbes, chains of infection, etc. She believed that all, including

individuals, families, groups, and communities need to do things for themselves to gain independence and

promote healing. Florence implemented assessment by making the rounds at night in the hospital with her

lamp and assessing the soldiers’ needs. Because she carried the lamp, the soldiers named her “the lady

with the lamp.” By implementing these core concepts, Florence was able to reduce the number of deaths

during the Crimea War (UT Health, 2013).

Florence implemented therapeutic communication with the patients when she made her rounds, day or

night. She provided empathy and compassion, which continue to be employed today by nurses around

the world. She ministered to patients that were dying, and brought them comfort; thus, providing spiritual

nursing care. Florence wrote a report that analyzed and proposed reforms for military hospitals that

operated under poor conditions, hence; implementing public health advocacy.

Ask yourself, how can I continue to implement these core concepts of nursing practice? How does this

relate to keeping families, cities, and nurses healthy? During my presidential address I will speak to these

areas, including ideas for nurses to keep themselves healthy, as well as; families and cities.

President Margie Washnok

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Treasurer’s Report

I am pleased to report SDNA continues to maintain a prudent reserve fund. This is due to the fiscally

responsible work of the Board of Directors and the Districts. Refer to the budget and account information

provided in this convention program. As you can see, membership dues revenue continues to be a major

source of income for SDNA, followed by annual convention revenue. Your continued support at the local

and state levels allows SDNA to advocate for the nursing profession both locally and nationally.

It has been my pleasure to serve as SDNA treasurer. This has included attending quarterly board meetings,

reviewing/approving income and payments via bi-weekly communication with the very supportive booking

staff at Anderson, Nill & Associates, Inc., and working closely with SDNA’s President, Margie Washnok, and

Executive Director, Eric Ollila.

Christina Plemmons, PhD, RN-BC CNE

Treasurer

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Budget vs Fiscal Year-End Report

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Executive Director’s Report

Eric Ollila

SDNA members should be proud of what they accomplished in 2017-2018, though we can do more

fundraising at the event and district level. District 4 did a great job on the 2017 convention in Yankton, though

the 2017 Convention didn’t quite meet our fundraising goals. 2018 NDL was well attended and took in slightly

more than we had budgeted. District 10’s spring workshop had terrific programming and was again wellreceived

but did not meet our income-over-expense goals. Sooner advance planning and a better website that

includes online registration should help in 2018-2019.

I attended two ANA events in 2017-2018, both in Washington D.C. In June 2018 I attended ANA Membership

Assembly, and in September 2018 I attended ANA Lobbyist meetings. ANA MA delegates Tom Stenvig and

Eileen Bruner-Halverson also attended ANA MA; SDNA GRC Chair Carrie Clausen Hansen also attended the

ANA Lobbyist meeting.

A synopsis of the administrative work of the SDNA follows:

Executive Director/Office/Bookkeeping: The Association contracts for executive director and other

office/bookkeeping services. These contractual relationships allow the Association to reduce overhead while

maintaining the office and day-to-day operations. The Association is not responsible for office equipment,

utilities, maintenance, rent, etc., but is instead benefitting from a sharing of office resources.

Lobbying/Government Relations: During the 2018 Legislative Session, Midwest Solutions lobbied on

behalf of the SDNA. Legislative updates were emailed to SDNA members weekly to keep members apprised

of the legislative issues and the current status of bills impacting the nursing profession and SDNA members.

Additionally, teleconferences were held weekly with the Government Relations Committee to discuss bills of

interest and the current status of each.

Action Alerts were emailed to membership throughout the 2018 Legislative Session. Please take action when

you receive these Action Alerts and please do so within the timeframe set forth in the Action Alert. Bills move

quickly through the legislative process. The Action Alerts are sent with instructions and a timeframe to allow

SDNA members to participate in the legislative process and impact the ultimate disposition of bills.

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

issues important to the nursing profession – not just during the legislative session, but throughout the year.

You will never know what an impact you can have on the legislative process until you get involved!

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

the SDNA members, nurses and students that participated in Nurses Day at the Legislature (NDL) or through

the Action Alert process. We appreciate your time, talents and all that you do to engage legislators on SDNA

issues. We look forward to the 2019 Legislative Session and hope to see many of you at NDL!

Communications:

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

license in South Dakota. The Association currently contracts with Arthur Davis Publishing.

Website: SDNA’s website can be found at www.sdnursesassociation.org. We continue to update content on

a regular basis to reflect current events and information. Don’t forget that we have a “Calendar of Events”

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with information on upcoming SDNA activities and events. And the SDNA should have a new website by

Convention, so we’ll have something new to explore.

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

number. We currently have 483 likes, an increase of 288 since last Convention. We routinely post event

information, surveys, articles, ANA information, etc. It’s a great way to stay informed. SDNA’s Facebook

page can be found at www.facebook.com/sdnurses.

Membership: As of August 2018, the Association had 455 members, up 22 members from 2017. We

continue to reach out to individuals whose memberships are coming up for renewal prior to, at and

following the renewal period. The Association continues to work hard to engage the next generation of

nurses.

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

currently members of the Association that you could recruit? Nurses need to hear from other nurses on the

value of membership in SDNA. If you would like membership applications or other membership material,

please contact the office and we would be happy to provide them.

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

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

registration is important for both educational and career development and revenue goals and factors. The

Association evaluates these programming on an ongoing basis. The Board and districts focus on presenting

topics that are relevant and interesting to our members and nurses in general.

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DISTRICT REPORTS

District 1, 2, 3 continued with their tradition of Desserts with the Legislatures night in November with 7 state

legislators attending. They have been working hard on getting their fundraiser up and running. Elections were

held and officers are in place for the upcoming term. The group is making plans for a membership drive this

upcoming year.

Michelle Salazar, D 1, 2, 3 President

District 4 Annual Report

SDNA Mission Statement: The South Dakota Nurses Association speaks with a unified voice to

support professional nursing through advocacy, communication, networking and collaboration

across nursing specialties. The Registered Nurse is an advocate of access to quality, cost

effective care while upholding standards of excellence for the profession.

To reinforce the importance of the purpose of SDNA, the Mission Statement is read aloud at the Call to Order

at each meeting of District 4. Each adjective has importance and power to the meaning of what our nursing

organization represents.

October 16, 2017: Met at the Horizon Health Care clinic. Jolene Naasz gave a tour and discussion of services

provided at the clinic. Aberdeen Community Health Center provides women’s health care, mental health care

services, lab services, diabetes care, family health care, pediatrics, physicals, DOT physicals, OB/Prenatal

care, and assistance and counseling with the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Community Health Center

also offers free sports physicals for student’s grades 6-12. Horizon also offers behavioral health services for

individuals, groups and families.

November 9, 2017: Co-hosted with Avera Foundation, a Hospice Awareness event at Northern State

University. Nurses, Social Workers, pastoral care and members of the community viewed a screening of the

documentary, Defining Hope. A multidisciplinary group participated in a panel discussion after the movie to

answer questions.

November 13, 2017; Brief meeting at Presentation College after the Rho Xi induction of honor students and

Salad Symposium.

November 14, 2017: Co-hosted with First United Methodist Women a celebration open house to honor Marilyn

Asher’s induction in the South Dakota Nurses Association’s Hall of Fame.

December 12, 2017: District 4 and Rho Xi Honor Society provided a breakfast at a Welcome to the Profession

for SDSU accelerated nursing program graduates. It is very interesting and impressive to sit in on the research

presentations given by the students.

January 9, 2018: Sanford Medical Center Suzi Berreth RN presented her role as a Health Coach. As a Sanford

Health Coach, Suzi is able to help make positive, healthy changes through support, encouragement and

accountability. Health coaches provide financial and community resources, tobacco cessation, screening

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reminders and patient education to those with chronic illnesses such as: Diabetes, Weight issues, Heart

disease, COPD.

February: Some members of District 4 attended Nurses Day at Legislature February 5-6, 2018 in Pierre.

March 19, 2018: Met briefly after the annual meeting of Rho Xi Honor Society at Research Day.

April 16, 2018: Tour of Wound Care Center at Avera St Lukes Hospital. A very educational presentation was

given by Amanda VanHatten. There are many new advancements in wound care and the use of hyperbaric

treatment.

May 9, 2018: District 4 and Rho Xi provided lunch for the 2018 Presentation College nursing graduates and to

celebrate Nurses Week. The new grads where doing the Kaplan Review course. Incidentally all 9 of the PC oncampus

students passed the 2018 NCLEX boards.

June: Summer break

DISTRICT REPORTS

July: Mother Nature cooperated with a pleasant evening for District 4 and Rho Xi Honor Society to gather for a

summertime potluck picnic at Marlys and Dennis Volzke residence.

August 14-19, 2018: Over 140 interactions were recorded in the Brown County Fair First Aid Station. The

mobile unit is provided by Avera St Lukes and is staffed by nurses from the community. New this year to the

First Aid Station was a Mother’s Room for nursing or pumping. The women who used the room expressed

appreciation for the quiet, cool and comfortable setting to feed their babies.

September 17, 2018: Presentation and tour of the Aberdeen VA clinic. There are many programs, research

and services offered to men and women who have served in the military.

Professional Recognition is included in each meeting agenda. Advanced degrees, certifications, promotions,

retirements, weddings, births, deaths.

Meeting reminders and upcoming events for member and non-member nurses in the community are

communicated through SDNA District 4 group e-mail contact and the SDNA District 4 RN Facebook group. As

of this writing, there are 97 members on the Facebook page.

District 10 Annual Report

We had our spring conference with about 35 people in attendance. We heard from a SANE nurse, lecture on

Workplace Violence, A Call to Freedom and human trafficking, and finally Homeopathic patient care. If anyone

has suggestions for next year’s conference please let me know. We will begin meeting again in August on the

2nd Tuesday of the month at CJ Calloway’s. Invitation will come via email soon. I will ask that you RSVP me

so that we can let the restaurant know how many they can plan for, especially if we all order food.

As the new district president I would like to welcome all members of the district to become involved in our

organization. We are the voices of our district. If we are not active, we are not heard. We are also in need of

a new secretary and treasurer for our group. If you would like to do either of these please let me know.

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I would love to see our district flourish and be an example for our state on being involved in our profession,

starting with the students that we mentor. Students are certainly welcome to our district meetings. We will try

to do a 30 minute educational piece followed by our meeting. I am going to be working with drug companies

to see if they can help us out or I may ask one of you to present on a current topic. I am open for any ideas

or thoughts that any of you may have. This is your organization.

Vicky Buhr, RN, MSN, CNP, APRN

District 10 President

District 11 Annual Report

After the 2017 Convention, members of District 11 were able to “breathe a sigh of relief” but also wish to

thank the SDNA Board, the SDNA members attended, Eric Olilla and most of all, the District 11 members

for helping make that convention a memorable one for all. We received comments on many facets of the

convention but the majority reflected the tour of the historic Mead Building at the South Dakota Human

Services Center. Thanks to the staff at the Mead Building for the guided tours.

In October, we held our meeting at the Yankton Pizza Ranch. At the Pizza Ranch, our organization participated

in a fund raiser whereby the funds earned were donated to the Servant Hearts Clinic, a free clinic in Yankton.

District 11 was able to donate $386.38 earned at this event to the Servant Hearts Clinic. At the October

meeting, Franni Kieffer, Director of the Servant Hearts Clinic presented the philosophy, fundraising and the

changes at the Clinic since the last fund raiser held by District 11 in October of 2016.

During the 2017/2018 year, District 11 held several educational opportunities for the district members,

other nurses and for the area student nurses. In December of 2017, our group hosted Gerry Ebel, Licensed

Addictions Counselor (LAC) for a presentation on “Marijuana: Issues, Problems and Education.” This

presentation was very well received by SDNA members, other nurses and community members who were

interested in this timely topic. In January of 2018, Gerry Ebel again presented to us a presentation entitled,

“Education on a Current Concern: Opioids.” This presentation included key points such as “opioids do what

they’re supposed to do; they alleviate pain and provide short term relief and also help one feel better and

forget. They also “help a person get through the day.” Gerry described how a tolerance for opioids happens

and it takes “more to get the same effect.” He asked the question, “when does a medication become a ‘drug’?”

At the April 2018 meeting, Representative Jean Hunhoff presented a program, “The 2018 Legislative

Session” to our group. She discussed the topics of increased home schooling with parents’ concerns about

available options, a cemetery for veterans in South Dakota as well as sex trafficking. She also discussed that

pharmacies can provide cost sharing information and not be penalized. Other topics were the opioid problem,

the death penalty for the mentally ill and current staff shortages (especially at the Veteran’s Home and at the

South Dakota Human Services Center). Medicaid reimbursements (120,000 recipients in South Dakota—65%

are children), Medicaid expansion, the three long-term care facilities that have closed in South Dakota and the

state budget rounded out her presentation. Jean’s presentation was very interesting and well-received by the

members present and the seven Mt. Marty College student nurses present.

Enjoy the 2018 SDNA Convention and thank you to the Brookings District for hosting this event.

Kathy Jorgensen, RN, MA, MSN

SDNA District 11 President

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SDNA gives awards in the following areas:

1. Distinguished Service

2. District Nurse of the Year

3. Joy of Nursing

4. The Nurse Educator

5. Nursing Practice

6. Pioneer in Nursing

7. Rookie of the Year

8. SDNA Hall of Fame

Awards Committee

Joanne Tieman, Chair

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

must submit the nominee by August 1. There are specific criteria for each one which can be found on the

SDNA website, www.sdnurses.org. Each nominee must be a SDNA member. This is a wonderful opportunity

to recognize fellow nurses who are doing an outstanding job in their jobs and communities. Nominators

much provide narrative statements describing the nominee’s compliance with established criteria for the

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

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

If an award recipient cannot be present, the presentation is made in absentia.

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Bylaws Committee

August 2018

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

terms, with three members appointed in odd years, and two members appointed in even years. The current

Bylaws Committee information is listed in the table below.

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

the annual meeting of the 2016 SDNA Convention.

Chair

Member

Member

Member

Member

Marie Cissell

Kristi Riggs

Pat Shaver

Anna Atteberry Gustafson

Ardelle Kleinsasser

2018 SDNA Proposed Bylaws Changes

Article II

Membership

Section 3.

Qualifications

An individual who is qualified for Membership is one:

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

territory, possession, or the District of Columbia of the United States and who does not

have a license under suspension or revocation in any state or is otherwise entitled by law to

practice;

b. Who is a nurse in active recovery who has temporarily and voluntarily surrendered a license

to practice;

c. Who is a nurse who is 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;

d. Whose application for Membership in SDNA has been accepted in accordance with

Association policy;

e. Whose dues to SDNA are not delinquent;

f. Whose Membership is not under revocation for violation of the ANA Code of Ethics for

Nurses, the ANA Bylaws, or these Bylaws; and

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

Section 6.

Member Rights

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

Bylaws, SDNA/ANA Members shall have the right to:

1. Participate in the elections of the SDNA Board of Directors, with exception of the

President and Vice-President, the SDNA Nominations Committee, the SDNA Delegates

to the ANA Membership Assembly, and one SDNA District Leadership Team, and the

Core Issues Task Force Chair;

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2. Hold Membership in one SDNA district;

3. Hold Membership in the Core Issues Task Force;

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

and participate in or attend other unrestricted SDNA or ANA events and activities;

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

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

qualified;

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

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

additional dues payments within that Membership year;

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

statutory laws.

b. SDNA-Only Members. In accordance with these Bylaws, SDNA-Only Members shall have

the right to:

1. Participate in the elections of the SDNA Board of Directors (with the exception of the

President and Vice-President), the SDNA Nominations Committee, one SDNA District

Leadership Team, and the Core Issues Task Force Chair;

2. Hold Membership in one SDNA district;

3. Hold Membership in the Core Issues Task Force;

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

unrestricted SDNA events and activities;

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

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

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

statutory laws.

Section 7.

Annual Meeting

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

SDNA Board of Directors;

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

one month prior to the date of the meeting;

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

1. Call to Order

2. Address of the President

3. Report of Officers

4. Report of Standing Committees

5. Report of Districts

6. Report of Core Issues Task Force

7. Other Business

8. Announcement of Election Results

9. Adjournment

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

Article IV

Board of Directors

Section 2.

Composition

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

Districts;

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b. There shall be five elected officers: a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer,

and a Chair of the Government Relations Committee;

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

Article VI.

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

e. The immediate past president shall serve for one year as an ex-officio member with voice

but not vote.

Section 6.

Terms of Office

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

1. Ten Nine of these: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, District Board Positions 1, 3, 5,

7, 9, & 11 and Core Issue Task Force Chair shall be elected in odd-numbered years;

Article VII

CORE ISSUES TASK FORCE

Section 1.

Section 2.

Section 3.

Section 4.

Section 5.

Definition

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

Members participate in improvement and advancement of the nursing profession based on

current issues identified through the membership Needs Assessment.

Composition

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

core issues activities.

Rights and Responsibilities

As entities of SDNA, CITF shall:

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

b. Be supported with SDNA resources and by funds budgeted and allocated by the Board and

shall not establish a separate dues structure; and

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

adopted by the Board.

Board Responsibilities and Leadership Duties

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

elected for a two-year term by the SDNA membership.

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

positions and activities to the Board.

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

for The Nurse as necessary to keep SDNA members abreast of their progress.

Functions of the CITF

a. CIC Responsibilities:

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

SDNA Board of Directors. This process shall be performed in such a manner that all

SDNA members are given the opportunity to participate; and

2. Report the SDNA Needs Assessment results and recommendations.

b. CITF Responsibilities:

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

advancement of the profession in an area of nursing practice or issues;

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

and serve as a forum for discussion of relevant issues and concerns;

3. Develop positions and recommendations to the Board; and

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

practice or interest.

Section 6.

Meetings

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

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

conference call).

Article VIII VII

Standing Committees

Section 3.

Section 5.

Section 7.

Executive Committee

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

who shall be elected in accordance with Article XI X;

Nominations Committee

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

by the members-at-large to two year terms in accordance with Article XI X;

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

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

chair during the second year of their term;

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

Member of the Board, as a District President or CITF Chair, nor as a Delegate to ANA

Membership Assembly, nor for election to the Government Relations Committee;

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

X Section 2.

South Dakota Continuing Nursing Education Committee

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

accordance with ARTICLE XI X for 4-year terms. No member may serve more than two

consecutive terms. One member who actively practices in academia and/or continuing

education and who has a baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing will be Board-appointed

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

unlimited number of terms.

b. This LNP shall be responsible for:

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

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

utilized in planning continuing education activities for nurses;

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

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

develop educational objectives, ensure quality of the educational event including

appropriate presenters, resolve any conflicts of interests for all CNE.

5. Remaining current on CNE criteria.

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

and quality outcomes for the provider unit based upon evaluation of the SDNA Needs

Assessment data.

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

Article VIII VII

Representation at ANA Meetings

Article X IX

Organizational Affiliates

Article XI X

Elections

Article XII XI

Fiscal Year

Article XIII XII

Official Publications

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

of Nursing American Nurse Today shall be the professional journal of SDNA.

Article XIV XIII

Parliamentary Authority

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

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

Revised:

- October 6, 1998

- October 2000

- October 7, 2002

- October 2004

- October 2005

- October 2006

- October 2010

- October 2012

- October 2014

- October 2016

- October 2018

SDNA COMMITTEE REPORTS

Article XV XIV

Amendments

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SDNA Education Committee

August 2018

To begin, I want to thank Becky McDugle for her many years of service as SDNA’s Lead Nurse Planner

(LNP) and for sharing her wisdom and organization as I took over the duties of SDNA’s LNP. I also want to

thank the SDNA Board of Directors for appointing me to the role of LNP. This has been a great first year.

Finally, I am pleased to inform you that SDNA’s Approved Provider Unit received approval from Montana

Nurses Association for three more years.

Due to the efforts of many, SDNA continues to serve registered nurses across South Dakota with quality

continuing education. This Annual Convention, for example, offers timely education on a variety of topics

because of the dedicated Convention Planning Committee members. Other educational activities include

Nurses Day at the Legislature and Spring Workshops.

As your LNP, it is my responsibility to submit the required documentation to Montana Nurses Association

for SDNA’s Approved Provider Unit every three years. Supporting documentation includes an organization

overview; evidence of structural capacity, educational design process, and quality outcomes; a complete

activity file outlining the LNP’s process for identifying professional practice gaps, evidence, and outcomes;

method for evaluations; and disclosures to learners. Because of these requirements, it is important that

the LNP and Education Committee be involved in all education activity planning, beginning with the first

planning discussion.

It has been my pleasure to serve as SDNA Lead Nurse Planner. I look forward to working with the

Education Committees as we make plans for the coming year.

Christina Plemmons, PhD, RN-BC CNE

Lead Nurse Planner

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Government Relations Committee

Carrie Clausen Hansen

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

support or opposition of legislation. We met weekly via phone conference during the 2018 Legislative Session

to review Bills and determine SDNA’s position on them. We followed approximately 35 bills that had potential

to impact nurses, and/or nursing practice and/or the health of SD citizens. The status of these Bills was

shared with all SDNA members through weekly Legislative Updates.

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

for Committee Hearing or to be discussed on the House or Senate floor. Talking points that supported the

SDNA position were developed and shared with SDNA members to assist in their lobbying efforts.

While this year was less intense than previous years have been, there was still a good measure of discussion

and lobbying to be done. We welcomed many attendees to Nurse’s Day at the Legislature. This annual event

is important to develop and maintain relationships with our Legislators and educate them about health care

issues and express our appreciation for their work. This activity also serves as a platform to educate nurses

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

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

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

As the Government Relations Chair, I was also able to attend the annual ANA Lobbyist Meeting in Washington

D.C. I also participated in bi-monthly ANA Government Affairs phone conferences with others in similar

positions around the United States. I so appreciate this opportunity to network with others around the

country, gain insight on legislation and provide information about what is happening in South Dakota. It is an

amazing opportunity to share information, resources, and policy making and lobbying techniques with others.

Eric & I will be attending this year again and will look forward to sharing any updates at convention.

Congratulations to Michelle Salazar, a member of the SDNA GRC, who attended the initial gathering for the

ANA Advocacy Institute in Washington D.C. last week. It is an in-depth and intense learning opportunity on

policy making & lobbying techniques. I look forward to Michelle’s continued participation on GRC and the

new expertise she will bring to our discussions. I attended several years ago and am excited to serve as her

mentor in this year long program. Please congratulate her when you see her.

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

our Legislators are informed about nursing issues and how health care policy impacts South Dakota citizens. Each

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

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

I especially want to acknowledge and thank Eric Ollila, our Executive Director, Brittany Novotny and Jennifer

Stalley who served as paid Lobbyists and provide updates to us. We appreciate their expertise in policy making

and lobbying. The GRC would not be able to accomplish all we do without their guidance and expertise.

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

regarding policy that impacts our practice and the health of citizens we care for. I appreciate the opportunity

to serve as GRC Chair and look forward to the next Legislative Session.

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Nominations Committee Report

Annual Book of Reports 2018

Linda Burdette, Chair

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

opportunities available for election in 2018. Members were invited to submit nomination materials. The

committee met via conference calls to share information on interested nominees, fill in the open positions

and finalize the ballot. Thanks go to Nominations Committee members Alham Abuatiq, Teri Egan, Sandra

Welling, Vicky Buhr, Darcy Sherman Justice and SDNA Executive Director, Eric Ollila for constructing the

ballot.

2018 SDNA Ballot:

Secretary: Dawn Warren (D 1, 2, 3)

GRC Chair: Carrie Clausen Hansen (D 4); Roberta Olson (D 8&9)

Nominations Committee:

Helene Hegge (D 11)

Lois Tschetter (D 8&9)

ANA MA Delegate Alternates:

Kathy Jorgenson (D 11)

K.L. Jean Yockey (D 11)

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Nurses’ Strategic Action Team (N-STAT) Update

As members of the most trusted profession in the United States, nurses can wield much political influence.

I would encourage each of you to reach out to a member of Congress for any of an abundance of issues,

including insurance reform, Medicare reimbursement, as well as other health care related issues.

The bedside nurse providing direct care sees the impact of health care policies on their patients and how it

affects the ability to provide care. Nurses see how rules, regulations and laws impact the providers, as well

as the facilities and the organizations that employ nurses.

The impact we have to lead change right now is immense and will play a critical role in the changing

health care landscape.

The best place to meet members of Congress is on their home turf. Seek out opportunities to visit with

them, be at events, set up an appointment or invite them to an SDNA event.

Seek out and learn the positions of both SDNA and ANA on the issues. Check out the websites for

information: SDNA’s website is www.sdnursesassociation.org and ANA’s is www.nursingworld.org.

Nurses can influence policy at any level, whether it is at the bedside, the boardroom or in their

communities. I believe that nurses have the obligation to serve the health of our society, and we need to

know about the issues and the regulatory agencies that oversee our professions and make sure that we

are advocating in a responsible and responsive way.

Thanks for being a member of SDNA. You are a valuable member of the largest nurse advocacy group in

South Dakota.

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2018 ANA Membership Assembly Report

Eileen Bruner-Halvorson, Tom Stenvig, and Eric Ollila

We had the opportunity to represent SDNA at the annual ANA Membership Assembly meeting on June 21-23,

2018 in Washington, DC. The two days of business included the following highlights.

• Routine updates and reports were provided by ANA Enterprise entities including the American Nurses

Foundation and the American Nurses Credentialing Center, as well as the American Academy of

Nursing and the National Student Nurses Association.

• Dialogue forums were held on the following topics to inform the development of ANA policies and

positions:

ú Secondary Opioid Exposure Considerations in Caring for Patients With Overdose

ú ANA Presidential Endorsement Process

ú An Ethics Debate: The Right to Die

• Recommendations were developed from the dialog forums and discussed during the meeting calling

for ANA to:

ú

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Identify informational tools to inform students and nurses about responding to patients who

have potential opioid overdose, and advocate for funding and other support for research and

development of evidence-based protocols regarding opioid overdose.

Refer consideration of the ANA presidential endorsement procedure back to the ANA Board of

Directors for development of a revised proposal following further input from ANA members and

stakeholders.

Incorporate the following into a revised position statement on aid in dying: Nurses must respect

patients’ right to request aid in dying; nurses must be knowledgeable of the law regarding aid

in dying in the state or territory in which they practice; while nurses are ethically permitted

to participate in aid in dying, in states or territories where it is legal, they retain the right to

conscientiously object; nurses must be able to provide information on aid in dying and provide

emotional support to patients and families who face this decision at the end of life.

• By acclamation, the Membership Assembly endorsed a statement adopted by the ANA Board of

Directors urging the Administration to immediately end the forced separation of children from families

at the border and calling for reunification of separated children and families without delay.

• On Saturday, June 23, ANA hosted a Policy Café focused on providing feedback on relevant, older

official ANA position statements, plus opioids and the evolution of occupational licensure. There were

six stations (topics listed below) at which attendees visited three stations for 10 minutes to share

input:

1. Registered Nurses Utilization of Nursing Assistive Personnel in All Settings

2. Evolution of Licensure

3. The Opioid Epidemic: The Evolving Role of Nursing

4. Sexual Harassment

5. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

6. Equipment/Safety Procedures to Prevent Transmission of Bloodborne Diseases

• The Membership Assembly elected Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, of the North Carolina Nurses

Association as the association’s next president. ANA’s Membership Assembly also elected four other

members to serve on the 9-member board of directors. The newly-elected board members are:

Secretary Stephanie Pierce, PhD, RN, CNE, of the Louisiana State Nurses Association; Director-at-Large

Tonisha Melvin, DNP, CRRN, NP-C, of the Georgia Nurses Association; Director-at-Large Varsha Singh,

MSN, APN, of the New Jersey State Nurses Association; Director-at-Large Staff Nurse Jennifer Gil, BSN,

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RN, of ANA Massachusetts. The term of service for Dr. Grant and other newly elected leaders will

begin January 1, 2019.

Overall, the business was important but did not generate major controversy, with the exception of the

Presidential endorsement process for which it is apparent members have strong opinions both pro and con.

Thank you for the opportunity to represent SDNA at this meeting.

With gratitude and collegiality,

Eileen Bruner-Halvorson, Tom Stenvig, and Eric Ollila

Annual PAC Report

The current balance of PAC is $1,447.34. We are planning new fund raising efforts for Convention. Thank

you to all those who support SDNA PAC.

Respectfully submitted,

Julie Dangel

PAC Chair

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South Dakota Nurses Foundation

2018 Annual Report

Tom Stenvig, RN, SDNF President

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

with SDNA to advance philanthropic purposes of interest to South Dakota nurses and the health care

community.

Through a partnership with the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF), SDNF maintains a separate

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

accumulated contributions to achieve a superior rate of investment return while allowing potential donors to

take advantage of SDCF’s tax exempt IRS status.

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

assets in five permanent endowments at SDCF now exceed $156,000 (an increase of over $18,000 since a

year ago) and continue to grow!

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

on nursing education scholarships. In the fall of 2018, up to five scholarships will be awarded:

Scholarship Type Amount Number

SDNF Scholarship $1,000 2

Rita H. Walsh Scholarship $1,000 1

Marianne M. Stenvig Scholarship $1,000 1

Dr. Carl and Leona Stadler Scholarship $500 1

SDNF has awarded $37,750 in nursing education scholarships to date. We thank all donors who have helped

make this possible. Continued asset growth will allow SDNF to award additional scholarships in 2018, and to

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

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

difference.

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

to support research, education, and practice. Prints and notecards of the artwork will again be available for

purchase at this year’s convention. A fundraising campaign targeting prior and new donors is also planned

for the fall and also to celebrate SDNF’s 20th anniversary in 2019. Contact any member of the SDNF Board of

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

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

May, Eric Ollila (ex officio), Carol Peterson, Christina Plemmons, Tom Stenvig, Carman Timmerman, and

Margie Washnok for their service.

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The South Dakota Center for Nursing Workforce (CNW), initially funded by the Robert Wood Johnson

Foundation, was established in 1996 as the SD Colleagues in Caring Project. At the completion of the grant

in 2002, state legislation was enacted in the Nurse Practice Act. This legislation, SDCL 36-9-95 and 36-9-96,

created the CNW and a funding source. The South Dakota Board of Nursing (SD BON) is the lead agency for

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

citizens to meet their changing health needs. The CNW is responsible for addressing issues regarding supply,

demand, and need for nurses.

Activities and accomplishments:

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

• Present on topics relevant to the workforce and publish workforce related articles and reports;

including the biennial workforce supply reports: South Dakota Nursing Workforce Supply and

Employment Characteristics: 2017 report. Available on the Center for Nursing’s website at http://doh.

sd.gov/boards/nursing/RandP.aspx.

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

with current data on supply and demand for nurses.

• Offered a Nursing Leadership Academy, January 2017 through May 2018, in partnership with EmBe in

Sioux Falls. The goal of the academy is to facilitate the development of emerging nursing leaders by

utilizing the experiences and skills of established nurses and community leaders to extend a hand-up

to those nurses who follow. This program was held in Rapid City in 2017, and in Sioux Falls in 2016.

• Financially supported educational opportunities offered by external nursing groups that supported the

mission of CNW.

At the February 2018 SD BON meeting the Board approved a policy outlining a new strategic planning process

for the SD CNW. Procedure:

• The CNW will convene a strategic planning session every three years. Representatives of nurses, health

care providers, consumers, educators, government officials, and other individuals will be invited to:

ú Identify and dialog on issues relating to supply, demand, and need for nurses, including

recruitment, retention, educational preparation, and utilization of nurses;

ú Suggest relevant solutions and strategies; and

ú Evaluate outcomes.

• The Board will use the outcomes of the strategic planning session to develop a CNW strategic plan.

• The CNW may establish committees to assist in meeting the strategic plan. The CNW Director shall

coordinate and lead committees(s).

• The CNW / Board may develop grant opportunities open to SD residents or organizations for

projects that advance the strategic plan. Dollar amounts offered and application requirements will

be determined and specified for each grant opportunity developed; and be compliant with any state

or federal requirements. Grants will require projects be sustainable without relying on ongoing CNW

funding. Funding will not be approved for indirect costs, purposes of lobbying activities, ongoing

general operating expenses or existing deficits, endowments, capital costs, including construction,

renovation, or equipment, and research on unapproved drug therapies or devices.

• The Board will approve submitted grant applications and proposals.

• The recipient of a grant will agree to share outcomes and present a final report to the Board; and if

applicable, outcomes and findings at a SD CNW strategic planning session.

Watch for upcoming CNW Strategic Planning Event to be held in Sioux Falls Spring 2019!

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NPASD Report

The Nurse Practitioner Association of South Dakota (NPASD) had a productive year. NPASD was excited

to join Life Circle of South Dakota to discuss how to improve care at the end of life. NPASD was proud to

recognize Senator Alan Solano as the NPASD Nurse Practitioner Advocate of the Year and Diane Kenkel,

CNP as the NPASD Nurse Practitioner of the year at our Fall Conference held on September 22-23, 2017,

in Sioux Falls. Our 2017 NPASD Scholarship award winner was Jodi Sutton. Our Fall Conference for 2018 is

scheduled for September 28-29 in Rapid City.

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MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

South Dakota Nurses Association Membership Application

PO Box 1015, Pierre, SD 57501

P: 605.945.4265 | F: 888.600.1232 | E: contactus@sdnurses.org

*last name / first name / middle initial

credentials

*street or po box # basic school of nursing home phone/

*city / state / zip graduation: month / year work phone/1jh21

employer name *r. n. license # fax/

employer address / city / state / zip

e-mail

title / position major clinical, practice, or teaching area Recruited by

FULL ANA/SDNA MEMBERSHIP

RN employed full or part time

Membership Categories

please check one

REDUCED TO 75% OF FULL ANA/SDNA MEMBERSHIP DUES (STUDENT)

RN enrolled in baccalaureate, masters or doctoral program, at least nine (9) credit hours per calendar year

REDUCED TO 50% OF FULL ANA/SDNA MEMBERSHIP DUES (NEW GRADS GET A 2-YEAR RATE)

RN who is unemployed

- or - over 62 years of age & earning less than maximum allowed receiving Social Security benefits

- or - enrolled in baccalaureate, masters or doctoral program, at least 20 credit hours per year

- or - RN FIRST YEAR, WITHIN SIX (6) MONTHS AFTER GRADUATION (RECEIVES RATE FOR 2 YEARS)

REDUCED TO 25% OF FULL ANA/SDNA MEMBERSHIP DUES (RETIRED)

RN who is over 62 years of age and unemployed

- or - who is totally disabled

SDNA ONLY MEMBERSHIP

RN employed full or part time

According to Federal tax law, you may claim 50% of your annual SDNA/ANA dues as a tax deduction. The other 50% are used in lobbying activities

and are not tax deductible.

MEMBERSHIP TYPE MONTHLY (EDPP) ANNUAL

FULL ANA/SDNA MEMBERSHIP $23.59 $277.00

STUDENT ANA/SDNA MEMBERSHIP $17.82 $207.75

NEW GRADS ANA/SDNA

MEMBERSHIP

$12.04 $138.50

RETIRED ANA/SDNA MEMBERSHIP $6.27 $69.25

SDNA ONLY MEMBERSHIP $16.04 $186.50

FULL ANNUAL PAYMENT BY CHECK

Payment Options

PAY BY ELECTRONIC DUES PAYMENT PLAN (EDPP)

Read, sign the authorization, and enclose a check for the first month’s payment (amount shown in bold above); one-twelfth (1/12) of

your annual dues will be withdrawn from that checking account monthly, in addition to an annual $6.00 (50¢ per month) service fee

(total is amount above).

AUTHORIZATION: This authorizes ANA to withdraw 1/12 of my annual dues and any additional service fees from the checking

account designated by the enclosed check for the first month’s payment. ANA is authorized to change the amount by giving the

undersigned 30 days written notice. The undersigned may cancel this authorization upon receipt by ANA of written confirmation of

termination 20 days prior to the deduction date as designated above. ANA will charge a $5.00 fee for return drafts.

SIGNATURE FOR EDPP AUTHORIZATION:

PAY BY CREDIT CARD

____ Full annual payment—automatic annual credit card payment (automatic renewal)

___ _ Monthly payment from credit card

____ Full annual payment---one year only

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Visa/MasterCard _______ Expiration date

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South Dakota Nurses Association Bylaws

Article I

Name, Purposes, Functions

Section 1. Name

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

as SDNA.

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

to as ANA.

Section 2. Purposes

a. The purposes of SDNA shall be to:

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

all people;

2. Foster high standards of nursing; and

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

and general welfare.

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

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

Section 3. Functions

The functions of SDNA shall be to:

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

ANA;

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

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

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

profession;

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

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

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

information relevant to the nursing profession;

h. Maintain communication with Members through official publications;

i. Provide for representation in the ANA Membership Assembly.

Article II

Membership

Section 1. Definition

The Membership shall be the governing body of SDNA.

Section 2. Composition

The Membership shall be composed of individuals who meet qualifications set forth in these Bylaws

and shall not be restricted from Membership by consideration of age, color, creed, disability, lifestyle,

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

Section 3. Qualifications

An individual who is qualified for Membership is one:

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

possession, or the District of Columbia of the United States and who does not have a license

under suspension or revocation in any state;

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

policy;

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c. Whose dues to SDNA are not delinquent;

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

ANA Bylaws, or these Bylaws; and

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

Section 4. Membership Authority

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

authority to:

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

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

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

agenda terms.

Section 5. Types of Membership

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

business arrangements between SDNA and ANA, and allows member entitlement, representation,

and full participation in ANA at the national level as specified in these bylaws.

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

member entitlement, representation, or participation in ANA at the national level as specified in

these bylaws.

Section 6. Member Rights

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

SDNA/ANA Members shall have the right to:

1. Participate in the elections of the SDNA Board of Directors, with exception of the President

and Vice- President, the SDNA Nominations Committee, the SDNA Delegates to the ANA

Membership Assembly, one SDNA District Leadership Team, and the Core Issues Task Force

Chair;

2. Hold Membership in one SDNA district;

3. Hold Membership in the Core Issues Task Force;

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

participate in or attend other unrestricted SDNA or ANA events and activities;

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

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

qualified;

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

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

additional dues payments within that Membership year;

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

laws.

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

to:

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

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

2. Hold Membership in one SDNA district;

3. Hold Membership in the Core Issues Task Force;

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

unrestricted SDNA events and activities;

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

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

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

laws.

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Section 7. Annual Meeting

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

Board of Directors;

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

month prior to the date of the meeting;

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

1. Call to Order

2. Address of the President

3. Report of Officers

4. Report of Standing Committees

5. Report of Districts

6. Report of Core Issues Task Force

7. Other Business

8. Announcement of Election Results

9. Adjournment

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

Section 8. Special Meetings

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

Directors or upon written request from twenty-five SDNA Members;

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

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

Section 9. Disciplinary Action

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

Nurses, the ANA Bylaws, or these Bylaws. No disciplinary action shall be taken against a Member

until such Member shall have been served with written, specific charges, given a reasonable time

to prepare a defense, and afforded an opportunity for a full and fair hearing;

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

Members shall be given full recognition and enforcement by SDNA provided that such action

was taken in accordance with the disciplinary Constituent Member’s Bylaws and disciplinary

procedures. If there is no provision for an appeal within the constituent association, the Member

may, within ninety days after notification of such action, request the SDNA Board of Directors to

review any question of law or procedure involved therein;

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

application approved by a two-thirds vote of the Board.

Article III

Dues

Section 1. Amount of Dues

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

for SDNA/ANA Members shall be sufficient to provide for individual Membership in SDNA and in ANA,

and one SDNA District. The amount for SDNA-Only Members shall be sufficient to provide for individual

Membership in SDNA and one SDNA District, and comply with established business arrangements between

SDNA and ANA for any contribution to ANA. Any change in the present rate of assessment paid by SDNA

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

Section 2. Change of Dues

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

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

ballot at the discretion of the Members. Proposed dues changes that are published and delivered

to the Members at least six weeks prior to the annual meeting may be voted on and passed or

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rejected by a simple majority of the Members who are present and voting;

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

is made within a Membership year.

Section 3. Payment

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

Article IV

Board of Directors

Section 1. Definition

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

Section 2. Composition

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

Districts;

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

Chair of the Government Relations Committee;

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

VI.

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

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

vote.

Section 3. Qualifications

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

except for the President and Vice President who must be SDNA/ANA Members in good standing

throughout the term of office.

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

service can be expected to result in a conflict of interest with SDNA.

Section 4. Authority and Accountability

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

of acting for the Membership in intervals between annual meetings;

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

Section 5. Responsibilities

The Board shall:

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

established by the Membership;

b. Develop and implement SDNA policy;

c. Manage SDNA finances;

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

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

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

professionalism;

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

accordance with provisions for amendments contained herein;

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

to it by the Membership.

Section 6. Terms of Office

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

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

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

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

10 shall be elected in even-numbered years;

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

year terms. An Officer or Director who has served twelve months or more shall be considered to

have served a full term.

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

Section 7. Meetings

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

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

shall be subject to ratification at the next regular Board meeting;

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

Board Members;

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

Board at least five days prior to the date of the meeting;

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

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

matters.

Section 8. Quorum

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

Section 9. Vacancies

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

absences from regular Board meetings or three absences, excused or otherwise, the Board shall

declare a vacancy in that position and so notify the Member;

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

the unexpired term;

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

appointment for the unexpired term.

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

appointment with a Member from the respective District for the unexpired term.

Article V

Officers of the Board

Section 1. Officers

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

the Government Relations Committee.

Section 2. Nominations and Election of Officers

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

Section 3. General Duties

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

described in the Bylaws or as are assigned by the Board.

Section 4. Duties of the President

a. The President shall:

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

positions;

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

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

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

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

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Section 5. Duties of the Vice President

The Vice President shall:

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

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

c Assume other duties as assigned.

Section 6. Duties of the Secretary

The Secretary shall:

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

other meetings of the Board. Minutes will be available to the Membership;

b. Conduct the general correspondence of the Board;

c. Ensure meeting notice in accordance with these Bylaws;

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

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

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

g. Ensure safekeeping of the corporate seal;

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

Section 7. Duties of the Treasurer

The Treasurer shall:

a. Monitor SDNA’s fiscal and financial affairs;

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

Committee;

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

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

procedures, processes, and systems;

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

reporting requirements.

Section 8. Duties of the Chair of the Government Relations Committee

The Chair of the Government Relations Committee shall:

a. Preside over meetings of the Government Relations Committee;

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

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

Membership, the Board, and the Executive Committee;

d. Coordinate an annual Nurses Day at the Legislature;

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

Section 9. Surrender of Property

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

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

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

successors all SDNA records and property in their possession upon expiration of their terms of

office.

Article VI

Districts and District Leadership

Section 1. Definition

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

Districts.

Section 2. Composition

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

areas know as:

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

2) Rapid City

3) Hot Springs/Custer/Pine Ridge

4) Aberdeen

5) Huron

6) Pierre

7) Mitchell

8) Watertown

9) Brookings

10) Sioux Falls

11) Yankton/Vermillion

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

boundaries may be changed by a two-thirds vote of the Board;

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

the SDNA office.

Section 3. Rights and Responsibilities

As entities of SDNA, Districts shall:

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

ethics and economic and general welfare;

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

advancement of these purposes;

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

with the SDNA Treasurer. The Districts may request money for special projects from the SDNA

Treasurer/Executive Director. All proceeds from SDNA functions—workshops, convention, and

District or State fundraisers are deposited in the SDNA central account.

d. Abide by provisions as established in SDNA Bylaws.

Section 4. Functions of the Districts

The functions of the Districts shall be to:

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

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

activities which include, but are not limited to, professional advocacy, professional recognition,

and the work of standing committees;

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

d. Recommend areas of policy development to the Board;

e. Support implementation of SDNA priorities;

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

g. Host the SDNA annual meeting.

Section 5. District Leadership and Leadership Duties

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

to develop and implement District action plans and otherwise fulfill District responsibilities and

functions;

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

1. President;

2. Vice President/Program Chair;

3. Secretary;

4. GRC Committee Representative(s);

5. Membership Chair and Representative to State Committee;

6. Nominations Committee Leader

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Section 6. District Elections

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

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

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

in November of each year).

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

Districts are elected in even years.

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

numbered Districts is elected in odd years.

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

Nominations Committee Leader are elected every two years (even years for Membership and

GRC; odd years for Nominations). These elected officials serve two-year terms, and are eligible for

re-election for a maximum of four years, or two terms.

Section 7. Duties of the District Officers

a. The District President shall:

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

on matters of policy and positions;

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

President, Secretary, & Government Relations Representative);

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

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

and appropriate.

b. The District Vice President shall:

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

the President;

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

vacant;

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

meetings, and other program-related activities.

c. The District Secretary shall:

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

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

3. Ensure meeting notice in accordance with these Bylaws;

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

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

Section 8. Duties of the District Representatives

a. The Membership Representative shall:

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

activities of Members in the District;

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

attendance and participation.

b. The Government Relations Representative shall:

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

the legislative districts within the SDNA District;

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

c. The Nominations Committee Leader shall:

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

Committee to serve on an annual basis;

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

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

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

Committee.

Section 9. Meetings

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

Members.

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

two weeks prior to the date of the meeting;

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

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

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

Bylaws;

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

Committee Chair as an ex-officio Member of the Leadership Team.

Section 10. Vacancies

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

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

the Leadership Team.

Article VII

CORE ISSUES TASK FORCE

Section 1. Definition

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

participate in improvement and advancement of the nursing profession based on current issues identified

through the membership Needs Assessment.

Section 2. Composition

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

issues activities.

Section 3. Rights and Responsibilities

As entities of SDNA, CITF shall:

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

b. Be supported with SDNA resources and by funds budgeted and allocated by the Board and shall

not establish a separate dues structure; and

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

by the Board.

Section 4. Board Responsibilities and Leadership Duties

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

for a two-year term by the SDNA membership.

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

and activities to the Board.

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

Nurse as necessary to keep SDNA members abreast of their progress.

Section 5. Functions of the CITF

a. CIC Responsibilities:

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

Board of Directors. This process shall be performed in such a manner that all SDNA members

are given the opportunity to participate; and

2. Report the SDNA Needs Assessment results and recommendations.

b. CITF Responsibilities:

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

advancement of the profession in an area of nursing practice or issues;

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

serve as a forum for discussion of relevant issues and concerns;

3. Develop positions and recommendations to the Board; and

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

or interest.

Section 6. Meetings

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

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

conference call).

Article VIII

Standing Committees

Section 1. Definition

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

and such other duties as may be assigned by the Board.

Section 2. Composition

a. Standing Committees shall be the:

1. Executive Committee

2. Government Relations Committee

3. Nominations Committee

4. Bylaws Committee

5. South Dakota Continuing Nursing Education Committee

6. Membership Committee

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

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

Section 3. Executive Committee

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

shall be elected in accordance with Article XI;

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

1. Preparation of the annual budget

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

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

operations and procedures, and human resources management;

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

meetings in accordance with rules established by the Board. Such transactions shall be reported

at the next regular Board meeting.

Section 4. Government Relations Committee

The Government Relations Committee shall be composed of a Chair, to be elected in accordance with

Article XI, and at least eleven GRC Members with a minimum of at least one member from each District.

GRC membership positions will be filled on a voluntary basis. This Committee shall be responsible for:

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

consistent with SDNA’s priorities, positions, and policy agenda;

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

of emerging social issues and state legislative and regulatory activity and through which SDNA

Members are supported in individual and collective exercise of their civic rights;

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

the SDNA priorities and policy agenda with Board approval;

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

Section 5. Nominations Committee

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

members-at-large to two year terms in accordance with Article XI;

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

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

during the second year of their term;

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

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

nor for election to the Government Relations Committee;

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

Section 6. Bylaws Committee

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

Directors for two-year terms, with three Members appointed in odd years, and two Members

appointed in even years.

b. The Bylaws Committee shall be responsible for:

1. Interpretation of these Bylaws;

2. Receipt and preparation of proposed amendments to these Bylaws or Articles of

Incorporation, report them to the Board of Directors, and submit them to the SDNA

Membership at their annual meeting;

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

the American Nurses Association;

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

5. Accountability to the membership.

Section 7. South Dakota Continuing Nursing Education Committee

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

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

One member who actively practices in academia and/or continuing education and who has a

baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing will be Board-appointed as Lead Nurse Planner (LNP)

for a 4-year term. The LNP may be re-appointed for an unlimited number of terms.

b. This LNP shall be responsible for:

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

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

in planning continuing education activities for nurses;

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

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

develop educational objectives, ensure quality of the educational event including appropriate

presenters, resolve any conflicts of interests for all CNE.

5. Remaining current on CNE criteria.

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

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

data.

Section 8. Membership Committee

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

of Directors for two-year terms, with three members appointed in even years, and two members

appointed in odd years. The committee shall elect its own chairperson.

b. The Membership Committee shall be responsible for:

1. Monitoring trends in membership, and

2. Development and implementation of activities to promote recruitment and retention of

Members at the District and State levels.

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Article IX

Representation at ANA Meetings

Section 1. ANA Membership Assembly

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

the SDNA/ANA members for staggered two-year terms in accordance with ARTICLE XI of these

Bylaws.

b. The SDNA President, by virtue of his or her election to office, shall serve as a Representative

to the ANA Membership Assembly. The SDNA Vice President, by virtue of his or her election to

office, shall serve as the Alternate Representative to the ANA Membership Assembly. If both

the President and Vice President are unable to attend the Membership Assembly, the Alternate

Representatives shall attend.

c. The Alternate Representatives to the Membership Assembly shall be elected at large from among

SDNA/ANA members by SDNA/ANA members. The candidates for Alternate Representative to

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

Alternate Representatives. Vacancies in the Alternate Representatives positions may be filled by

selecting the candidate with next highest number of votes.

Article X

Organizational Affiliates

Section 1. Definition

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

the professional development and economic and general welfare of nurses may seek recognition and

participation in SDNA activities as Affiliates.

Section 2. Qualifications

An Affiliate Organization shall:

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

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

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

recognition as an Affiliate Organization;

d. Not be a registered labor organization.

Section 3. Fees

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

Directors.

Section 4. Rights

In accordance with these Bylaws and the pertinent sections of the ANA Bylaws, Organizational Affiliates

shall have the right to:

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

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

hoc committees;

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

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

Section 5. Other Organizational Relationships

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

responsibilities, as an Organizational Affiliate of SDNA. In addition to the rights described in

Section 4 of this Article, Members of the Nursing Student Association of South Dakota shall be

welcome to attend unrestricted meetings of SDNA;

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

meeting of the Nursing Student Association of South Dakota.

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Article XI

Elections

Section 1. Qualifications of Voters

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

vote in SDNA elections.

Section 2. Notice of Expiration of Terms

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

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

(3) the Nominations Committee, and (4) the Delegates to the ANA Membership Assembly, indicating

those whose terms of office will expire at the next annual meeting and those eligible for re-election, and

requesting that Members who are interested in serving in those capacities submit their names to the Chair

of the Nominations Committee.

Section 3. Appointment of Tellers

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

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

Section 4. Procedure for Nomination and Election

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

qualified Membership are:

1. President

2. Vice President

3. Secretary

4. Treasurer

5. Chair of the Government Relations Committee

6. Board of Directors-District Presidents

7. Nominations Committee

8. South Dakota Continuing Nursing Education Committee

9. Delegates to the ANA Membership Assembly

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

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

restricted to members holding membership in the Districts represented by the respective position,

and (4.a.1) President, (4.a.2) Vice- President and (4.a.9) Representatives to the ANA Membership

Assembly, in which case voting is restricted to SDNA/ANA Members.The Nominations Committee

shall review names of potential candidates submitted and prepare a ballot for open positions,

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

for write-in candidates for uncontested races;

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

d. If elections are conducted by mail ballot:

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

one ballot and two return envelopes to each eligible SDNA Member. Ballots for SDNA/ANA

members and SDNA Only Members shall be printed on two different colors of paper. The

smaller of the two return envelopes shall be marked “ballot.” The larger shall be addressed

to the SDNA office and shall bear the return address of the Member;

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

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

annual meeting. The Secretary shall place the unopened envelopes marked “ballot” in

safekeeping and deliver them to the Committee of five Tellers that was appointed by the

Board;

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

e. If elections are conducted electronically:

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

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

2. The Tellers will review the electronic election results.

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

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

the annual meeting;

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

Section 5. Care of Ballots

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

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

Article XII

Fiscal Year

Article XIII

Official Publications

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

Journal of Nursing shall be the professional journal of SDNA.

Article XIV

Parliamentary Authority

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

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

Article XV

Amendments

Section 1. Amendments With Notice

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

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

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

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

to the date of the annual meeting.

Section 2. Amendments Without Notice

With the exception of Article III, Section 2, these Bylaws may be amended without previous notice by

ninety-nine percent of those SDNA Members present and voting at the annual meeting.

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South Dakota Nurses Association

Healthy Families, Healthy Clients, and Healthy Nurses

October 7 & 8, 2018

Brookings, SD

Continuing Nursing Education Activity Evaluation (Live Event}

Pl ease . m d" 1cate your eve I o f agreement. Af ter atten mg t h e e d ucat1ona act1v1t1es,

Did not

Outcome Attend No

1. Recognize at least two signs of compassion fatigue and burn out.

(Letvak, Keynote Day 1)

2. Recognize at least one benefit of a workable plan to improve selfcare

habits. (Letvak, Keynote Day 1)

3. Identify at least two changes to APRN practice observed after the

legislative change. (Damgaard & Young, Breakout A)

4. Identify at least two new practice models that have or could

emerge since removing the practice barriers. (Damgaard & Young,

Breakout A)

5. Identify at least one strategy to improve self-care in three areas:

physical, psychological and spiritual wellbeing. (Letvak, Breakout

B)

6. Identify at least two evidence-based strategies to be used to

formulate a personalized plan to improve health. (Letvak, Breakout

B)

7. Recognize at least two roles performed by disaster nurses.

(Kropenske, Breakout C)

8. Understand at least two licensure requirements for nurses working

in a disaster. (Krooenske, Breakout C)

9. Recognize at least two ways to prepare for disaster response.

(Kropenske, Breakout C)

10. Describe similarities and differences in 2018 SD Gubernatorial

candidate views and opinions on health care concerns. (Stenvig,

Forum)

11. Understand at least two implications of stress on the caregiver.

(Letvak, Keynote Dav 2)

12. Identify at least two available community resources to support

stress reduction. (Letvak, Keynote Day 2)

13. Understand two reasons to educate caregivers on the importance

of reducing stress. (Letvak, Keynote Day 2)

14. Identify at least two populations at risk of not receiving

preconception care. (Beare & Lammers, Breakout D)

15. Identify at least three CDC preconception healthcare

recommendations. (Beare & Lammers, Breakout D)

16. Develop a plan to integrate preconception healthcare to the routine

care of all reproductive-aged women. (Beare & Lammers, Breakout

D)

17. Identify one disease/illness state related to Native American

clients. (Abbot & LeBeau, Breakout E)

18. Report at least two the major changes to AHCA. (Fischer-Clemens,

Breakout F)

19. Describe CHIP to South Dakota parents with children. (Fischer-

Clemens, Breakout F)

20. Recognize at least two ways my life is important to helping those

around them. (Reed, Plenary)

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