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SCNA ANNUAL MEETING

October 15, 2020

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

2020 Annual Contributors and Donors to SCNA Governance Activities............................................ 7

Annual Meeting Agenda..................................................................................................................... 9

I AM A Nurse................................................................................................................................. 11

Standing Rules & Parliamentary Procedure................................................................................... 12

Nightingale Tribute........................................................................................................................ 17

2019 Audited Materials................................................................................................................. 22

2020 Financial Statement January 1-August 31, 2020 provided at the meeting

Governance

SCNA Certificate of Incorporation ............................................................................................. 29

SCNA 501c6 Status Letter ........................................................................................................ 30

Mission of SCNA ........................................................................................................................ 31

Mission of ANA .......................................................................................................................... 31

Philosophy of SCNA .................................................................................................................. 31

Current SCNA Bylaws as of November 3, 2017 ........................................................................ 33

Organizational Chart as of January 18, 2020 ............................................................................. 50

Memorandum Of Agreement Between South Carolina Nurses Association (SCNA)

And Its SCNA Chapters ................................................................................................................ 51

2017-2019 Strategic Goals ........................................................................................................... 54

Current 2018-2020 Legislative Priorities........................................................................................ 55

2020-2022 Proposed Legislative Priorities.................................................................................... 56

Oath of Office & Other Documents Required For Service............................................................ 57

List Current SCNA Committee and Chapter Chairs.......................................................................... 60

Members Serving at the ANA Level.................................................................................................. 61

Current Members of SCNA as of August 23, 2020 .......................................................................... 62

Reports of SCNA Board/Chapter Chairs/Committee Chairs

President........................................................................................................................................ 72

President Elect............................................................................................................................... 72

Nomination Committee.............................................................................................................. 73

Secretary/Treasurer........................................................................................................................ 73

Finance Committee.................................................................................................................... 73

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Director Seat 1............................................................................................................................... 73

Director Seat 2............................................................................................................................... 73

Commission Chairs

Commission on Public Policy/Legislation................................................................................... 73

Legislative Committee............................................................................................................ 73

Commission on Professional Advocacy and Development........................................................ 75

Continued Education Approver Committee..................................................................................... 75

Continued Education Provider Committee....................................................................................... 75

Report from the 2020 ANA Membership Assembly.......................................................................... 77

ANA’s Membership Assembly Adopts Resolution on Racial Justice for Communities of Color........ 78

SCNA’s Statement Against Racism, June 2020................................................................................. 79

ANA Hall of Fame Awards 2020........................................................................................................ 79

ANA’s Membership Assembly Re-Elects Ernest Grant as National President................................... 79

Reports of SCNA Chapters

APRN Chapter............................................................................................................................... 80

Nurse Educator Chapter................................................................................................................ 80

Psychiatric-Mental Health Chapter................................................................................................ 81

Women’s and Children’s Health Chapter....................................................................................... 81

South Carolina Nurses Foundation................................................................................................... 81

South Carolina Student Nurses’ Association..................................................................................... 83

Reports from Organizations with SCNA Representation................................................................... 85

Reports from Organizational Affiliate Members of SCNA................................................................. 86

South Carolina Nurses Association CEO........................................................................................... 88

Annual Meeting of SCNA Board of Directors.................................................................................... 91

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WELCOME TO THE

SOUTH CAROLINA NURSES ASSOCIATION

2020 VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

&

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SCNA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Welcome to the SCNA 2020 meetings. We appreciate your attendance. We hope that this will be

an interesting activity as we use technology to enable us to meet together.

Welcome, enjoy yourself. Thank you for helping bring 2020 to a close and beginning 2021.

Kelly Bouthillet, DNP, APRN, CCNS, ACNP-BC

President

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WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE

ANNUAL CONTRIBUTORS AND DONORS TO SCNA GOVERNANCE ACTIVITIES

$4000

$1000

$750

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2020 SOUTH CAROLINA NURSES ASSOCIATION

VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

October 15, 2020

Access Meeting 6:30PM

6:40PM – 7:40 PM

I. Call to Order

II. Establishment of the Agenda and Standing Rules

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

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

constitute a quorum for any regular or special meetings of the Association.

IV. Address of the SCNA President

V. Report of SCNA Treasurer

VI. Report of the SNA-SC President

VII. Report of Chief Executive Officer

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

A. Commission on Public Policy and Legislation

- 2020-2022 Proposed Legislative Priorities

B. Commission on Professional Advocacy and Development

C. SCNA Chapters: These reports will be plans for 2021. The highlights of the chapters’ 2020

activities are in the Book of Reports.

- APRN Chapter

- Nurse Educator Chapter

- Psychiatric and Mental Health Chapter

- Women’s and Children’s Health Chapter

IX. Report of Tellers and Declaration of Election

X. For the Good of The Order

XI. Adjournment

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I am a Nurse: Together we are ANA

Cultural Covenant

"As nurses, ANA members and elected/appointed officials, we need each other to create nursing's

future.

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

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

spirit and purposes of ANA.

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

up to better decisions.

We believe that passion is positive and confrontation is counterproductive.

We affirm the value of each person.

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

patients.

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

We shall respect each other's opinions.

We shall be positive and open to new possibilities.

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

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STANDING RULES

Rule 1.

Rule 2.

Rule 3.

Rule 4.

Rule 5.

Rule 6.

Rule 7.

Rule 8.

Rule 9.

For admission to the annual meeting virtual meeting, members will use the code of entry

sent to them by SCNA. This code is for them to use. Do not share this code.

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

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

may speak more than once to a question if a member who has not spoken wishes to do

so.

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

All main motions offered by a member shall include the name of the maker of the motion

and the name of the seconder. Motions shall be made by raising one’s hand as supplied

on the computer screen.

Any substantive resolution forwarded to SCNA for consideration of the Reference

Committee which was not approved for presentation, if introduced by an individual

member, must receive a two-thirds vote of the Annual Meeting to reach the floor for

consideration and a majority vote of the Annual Meeting to be adopted.

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

SCNA if introduced by an individual member, must receive a three-fourths vote of the

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

adopted.

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

of reports. Questions of clarification about the intent and meaning of the resolves and

recommendations will be handled according to parliamentary procedure.

Notices for announcements to the Annual Meeting shall have been shared with the SCNA

staff prior to the meeting. The notice may be sent by email and shall include the name of

the person submitting the announcement. All announcements must be germane to the

meeting or the work of SCNA.

The Board of Directors shall be authorized to approve the minutes of the Annual Meeting

not later than the first regular meeting of the Board of Directors during 2021 Board year.

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TIPS ON PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE

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

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

rules serves to protect, and is directly related to, our jealously guarded ideal of democratic process.

The great value of the democratic process is open and orderly discussion which results in intelligent

compromise. When general consent is evidenced by a group, the importance of following

parliamentary procedure becomes primarily that of maintaining the orderly conduct of a meeting.

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

1. Justice and courtesy to all.

2. One thing at a time

3. Rule of the majority

4. Right of the minority to be heard.

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

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

these bylaws.

SOME RULES OF DEBATE

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

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

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

motion.

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

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

5. All main motions are debatable.

6. Debate begins after the motion is made.

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

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

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

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

during debate.

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

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

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

report will be accepted as information.”

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

creates a tie, the motion is lost.

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

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OBTAINING THE FLOOR AND PROCESSING A MAIN MOTION

1. Member addresses the Presiding Officer,

“Mr./Madam President”

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

3. Member proposes motion,

“I move that ”

4. Another member seconds the motion,

“I second the motion.”

5. Presiding Officer states the motion,

“It has been moved and seconded that .”

6. Presiding Officer calls for debate,

“Is there any discussion?”

“Are there any remarks?”

“Are you ready for the question?”

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

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

Those in favor say ‘Aye.’

Those opposed say, ‘No.’”

8. Presiding Officer announces result of vote.

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

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

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PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE AT A GLANCE

BASED ON ROBERTS RULES OF ORDER

TO DO THIS

Adjourn the

meeting*

Recess the

meeting*

Complain about

noise, room

temperature, etc.

Suspend further

consideration of

something”

End debate

Postpone

consideration of

something

Have something

studied further

Amend a motion

Introduce business

(a primary motion)

Object to a

procedure or to a

personal affront*

Request

Information*

YOU SAY

THIS

“I move the

meeting be

adjourned”

“I move the

meeting be

recessed

until...”

“Point of

personal

privilege”

“I move to

table the

motion”

“I move the

previous

question”

“I move this

matter be

postponed

until...”

“I move this

matter be

referred to a

Committee”

“I move that

this motion

be amended

by...”

“I move

that...”

“Point of

Order”

“Point of

Information”

MAY YOU

INTERRUPT

SPEAKER?

MUST

YOU BE

SECONDED?

IS THE

MOTION

DEBATABLE?

WHAT

VOTE IS

REQUIRED?

NO YES NO Majority

NO YES NO Majority

YES NO NO No Vote

NO YES NO Majority

NO YES NO 2/3 vote

NO YES YES Majority

NO YES YES Majority

NO YES YES Majority

NO YES YES Majority

YES NO NO

*Chair

Decides

No Vote

YES NO NO No Vote

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TO DO THIS

Ask for a vote

by actual count

to verify a voice

vote*

Object to

considering some

undiplomatic

matter*

Take up a matter

previously tabled*

Reconsider

something already

disposed of*

Consider

something out

of its scheduled

order*

Vote on a ruling

by the chair*

*Not Amendable

YOU SAY

THIS

“I call for a

division of

the house”

“I object to

consideration

of this

question”

“I move to

take from the

table...”

“I move to

reconsider

the action

relative to...”

“I move to

suspend the

rules and

consider...”

“I appeal

the chair’s

decision”

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MAY YOU

INTERRUPT

SPEAKER?

MUST

YOU BE

SECONDED?

IS THE

MOTION

DEBATABLE?

WHAT

VOTE IS

REQUIRED?

NO NO NO No Vote

YES NO NO 2/3 vote

NO YES NO Majority

YES YES YES Majority

NO YES NO 2/3 vote

YES YES YES Majority

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TIME OF REMEMBRANCE

THOSE TO BE HONORED AT THE 2021 STATE CONVENTION

Joan Karen Bainer, 69, of West Columbia passed away December 6, 2019. She is survived by her

husband of 48 years, Gary John Bainer, daughters; Janet Bainer Reamy (Jim), Kathleen Sheppard

(Jason), grandchildren; Eric Sheppard, Joshua Reamy, and sister; Judy McDonagh. She was

predeceased by her granddaughter Madeline Rai Sheppard. Joan was the previous director for the

South Carolina Board of Nursing. A private service at Fort Jackson National Cemetery will be held at

a later date. Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel, is assisting the family.

Ellen Duncan, age 76, of 727 Twin Bridge Road, went home to be with the Lord per His timing on

August 14, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends.

A native of Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Gene Warren and Ruby Waldrup Warren

and sister of the late Donald Eugene Warren (infant) and Clara Ann Warren Donahue of Decatur,

Georgia. She is also survived by her children, Susan D. Gilfillan (Ricky), Robin Duncan Harper

(Randy), Kristen Sellars (Matt) and Allen Duncan; her grandchildren, Josh Gilfillan (Keri), Katie

Bowling (Brandon), Paul Harper, Zach Harper, Josie Sellars and Eli Sellars; her great-grandchildren,

Turner Bowling, Axel Bowling and Ella Gilfillan.

She was the wife of 52 years to her high school sweetheart, the late Ernest A. Duncan, Sr. They

were both graduates of the 1962 class of Gaffney High School. She continued her education at

the Georgia Baptist School of Nursing under the Civitan Nursing Scholarship. She completed her

nursing education at USC School of Nursing. After graduation she worked at Cherokee County

Memorial Hospital in the OB/Labor & Delivery under the leadership of Lelia Mayfield and Bertha

Smith. Ellen was blessed to work in a profession where she felt appreciation, gratitude and loved.

She retired as Nursing Supervisor at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after 40 years of nursing

service. She was a member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church and attended Sunday School under

the leadership of Martha Lou Blackwood.

Ellen loved her family, friends and life. Some of her favorite times were going to the movies with

family and friends. She shared many Sundays with her grandma Waldrup, aunts, cousins and family

weekends at Rainbow Lake. Ellen continued this tradition with her own family. Everyone knew they

were invited to join family and crew every Sunday for food and family time. Everyone was welcomed

and loved. Ellen made everyone feel her special love and care, and laughter was the key.

The family wants to thank Gwen Sarratt and everyone at Spartanburg Hospice for their loving

care and asks in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Shriners Hospital, 950 W. Faris Road,

Greenville, SC 29605 and Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Drive, Spartanburg,

SC 29303.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 PM until 3:00 PM on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Blakely

Funeral Home. Funeral services will immediately follow in the Blakely Funeral Home Chapel with

Dr. Clyde Thomas officiating. Social distancing will be observed and due to limited seating for the

service the family will be at the residence after the service to also receive friends.

The family will be at the residence.

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TIME OF REMEMBRANCE

THOSE TO BE HONORED AT THE 2021 STATE CONVENTION

Lynn Gossett Eppley, 58, of 194 Yacht Drive, Laurens, SC and wife of James Cameron Eppley, Sr.

passed away April 13, 2020, at her home. Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of Carolyn Talley

Williamson and husband Dwight of Columbia and the late Nicholas Earle Gossett. A graduate

of Clemson University with a BSN, Lynn was a RN with Hillcrest Hospital. She was a member of

Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church and loved spending time with her grandkids, taking care of her

patients, and quilting and sewing. Surviving in addition to her husband and mother, are children,

William “Rusty” Jordan, Jr. (Ashley) of Columbia, Brett Jordan of Columbia, and James “Jason”

Eppley, Jr. of Kings Bay, GA; grandchildren, Kylie Jordan, William “Trey” Jordan, III, and Madison

Eppley; and a sister, Lari Murray of Columbia. A private funeral service will be held Friday, April 17,

2020, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. Alex D. Henderson.

Joanne McBride Rawson, of Davidson, NC, died surrounded by the love of family and friends, on

July 29th, 2020. She was born December 26, 1935 in Vidette, GA. She was the daughter of the late

Thomas Gardiner McBride and Letitia Sheppard McBride. She was Joanne to her friends, Jo to her

brothers and sisters (she was the youngest of 9), and JoJo to her beloved and devoted grandsons.

A graveside service for the family will be held in the Memorial Garden at Eastminster Presbyterian

Church in Columbia, SC, where she was a devoted member for many years. The service will be

officiated by the Rev. Dr. Bradley D. Smith, Senior Pastor. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road

Chapel is assisting the family. After graduation from Graniteville High School in Graniteville, SC, she

attended the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA completing her training as a Registered

Nurse. During a time in which there were few professional opportunities for women she committed

herself to furthering her education and put herself through Vanderbilt University graduating with

a B.S. in Nursing and a minor in English. Well-founded rumor is that she never made a single “B”.

It was at Vanderbilt on the porch at Rand Hall that she met the love of her life, William Sherard

“Bill” Rawson. The two wed at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church in Augusta, GA in September

of 1964. She was an instructor in Clinical Nursing at the Williams Brice College of Nursing at the

University of South Carolina; during her time teaching at USC she earned a Masters in Public Health,

one of the first graduates of the Arnold School of Public Health. After leaving USC she enjoyed a

successful career in Home Health and in the Insurance field, retiring when work got in the way of

her life calling she didn’t want to miss a minute of time with family, embracing with passion her role

as grandmother. She served as a Ruling Elder at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC.

There was seldom a Sunday that she was absent from Sunday school and church. But the greatest

joy of her life was being a grandmother. One of the happiest days of her life was when she greeted

her second grandson and learned that his given name, McBride, was her maiden name. If you knew

Joanne, you knew of her grandsons and she was more than happy to recount for you everything

that they were doing. She hosted many summer sessions of “Camp JoJo” known to others as

McKillop Basketball Camp at Davidson, but to her grandsons and their friends as Camp JoJo. She

was blessed to enjoy more than a decade living her best years at The Pines in Davidson, where she

honed her bridge skills, took great joy in selecting movies to show on Saturdays and was thought

of by many as the mayor of this special community. She was predeceased by 14 days by her loving

husband of 55 years, William Sherard Rawson, by her brothers, T.G., Maynard, and Henry, and by

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TIME OF REMEMBRANCE

THOSE TO BE HONORED AT THE 2021 STATE CONVENTION

her sisters, Frances, Susie, Carrie, and Ruth. She is survived by a sister, Ouida Malon of Colonial

Heights, VA; her daughter, Sherard Anne Rawson Gates of Charlotte, NC and her husband Tilman

Thomas Gates; her son, William Stewart Rawson of Columbia, SC and his wife Pamela Plowden

Rawson; and her devoted grandsons: William Timothy Rawson of Atlanta, GA, McBride Kauders

Rawson of Charlottesville, VA, Tilman Thomas Gates, Jr. of Charlotte, NC, and William Rawson

Gates of Charlotte, NC. The family wishes to thank Lauren Uxa and Ruth Exis of Novant Health

Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte, NC for the love and care that they showed her at the end

of her life. Memorials may be sent to The Pines in Davidson, NC.

Dora Dane McNeill Sandhu, 96, of West Columbia, SC, passed away peacefully at home on the

evening of August 12, 2020. A private family service will be held at Ebenezer Pentecostal Holiness

Church, Saturday, August 15, 2020, 11:00 AM. The service can be viewed on Facebook and

YouTube by connecting to Ebenezer Pentecostal Holiness Church through either source. The church

logo includes the name with a cross with red dots around it.

Mrs. Sandhu was born in McCormick, SC, and was the daughter of the late Freddie Oscar and

Winnie Dane Dew McNeill. Dora was predeceased by her sister, Winifred M. Caines, and her three

brothers: Rev. James R. McNeill (Gerri), O. Ray McNeill (Mildred) and P. Wesley McNeill (Ginger).

She is survived by her husband, Jarnail Singh Sandhu, and two sons: Bobby Singh (Madhu) and

Anand Singh (Holly), her grandson Paul Singh Sandhu, her sister, Beth Stalbaum, and numerous

nieces and nephews.

From a young age, the desire of Dora’s heart was to be a teacher and a missionary. And her

Lord and Savior brought both of those dreams to fruition though some unusual paths. Her

education began at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Georgia, followed by nursing school in

Washington, DC. She continued her education while working as a public health nurse, eventually

receiving her master’s degree in nursing. A few years later, Lander University began its search for

someone to head up its nursing program. She applied and helped to begin the nursing program at

Lander, thus fulfilling her desire to teach. After leaving Lander, she became the Executive Director

of the South Carolina Nurses Association, where she intended to stay, possibly until retirement. But

there was still another dream on her heart.

In 1971 Dora took a group of young people from Ebenezer on a missions trip to Mexico. After

that trip, she wrote to the denominational Missions Director that she felt it was time. After being

accepted as a missionary, she spent several years in Hong Kong serving as a missionary nurse and as

principal of the Wing Kwong College high school. This was the fulfillment of her missionary dream

and also held a bonus for her. She met her husband, Jarnail, at an international church service

while in Hong Kong. After moving to the United States, she assisted with their import business and

continued ministry in her local church.

Memorials can be made to the Missions Department of the Ebenezer Pentecostal Holiness Church,

501 Church Street, West Columbia, SC 29172.

Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel, is assisting the family with plans.

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GOVERNANCE

CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

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MISSION OF SCNA

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

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

improve health for all. – 2017

MISSION OF ANA

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

PHILOSOPHY OF SCNA

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

the health care needs of patients as individuals, groups, or communities. In support of this

philosophy:

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

South Carolina as “the performance of acts that involve assessment, analysis, intervention

and evaluation. This practice requires specialized independent judgment and skill, and is

based on knowledge and application of the principles of biophysical and social sciences;”

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

clinical credentials;

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

learning and be employed according to role preparation;

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

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

to individuals at all levels of wellness and from all cultural backgrounds;

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

for Nurses With Interpretive Statements, 2015;

8. Nurses are engaged in activities to improve health care standards and health care

accessibility for all people;

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

coordinators, educators, administrators, researchers of care in all settings;

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

for an advanced practice registered nursing role by virtue of additional knowledge and

skills gained through an advanced formal education program of nursing in a specialty

area that is approved by the Board of Nursing. The categories of APRN are the nurse

practitioner (NP), certified nurse-midwife (CNM), clinical nurse specialist (CNS), and

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

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

that includes advanced education composed of didactic and supervised clinical practice in

a specific area of advanced practice registered nursing” (SC Nurse Practice Act);

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

Continuing education and other professional activities enhance nursing practice and help

to assure consumers of quality nursing care outcomes. Nurses are encouraged to obtain

and maintain competence. “Competence is a dynamic concept, changing as the licensed

nurse achieves a higher stage of development, responsibility, and accountability within

the role. The role encompasses the possession and interrelation of essential knowledge,

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

(SC Nurse Practice Act);

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

dissemination and utilization of research findings;

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

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

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

public, legislators, and nurses is a priority.

Approved by the Board of Directors, October 14, 1981

Revised: February 2013

Reviewed: August 2015; January 2017

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SCNA BYLAWS AS OF NOVEMBER 3, 2017

ARTICLE I: TITLE, PURPOSES, FUNCTIONS

Section 1. Title

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

as SCNA.

Section 2. Purposes

The purposes of the SCNA shall be to:

a. foster high standards of nursing.

b. promote the professional and educational advancement of nurses.

c. promote the welfare of nurses.

d. promote better health care for all people.

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

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

The purposes of SCNA do not include dealing with employers concerning grievances, labor

disputes, wages, rates of pay, or terms or conditions of employment.

Section 3. Functions

The functions of the SCNA shall be to

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

and nursing services as defined by the American Nurses Association, ANA.

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

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

governmental programs and health policy.

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

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

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

organizations, governmental bodies and the public.

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

organizations, governmental bodies and the public.

h. provide for the continuing professional development of nurses.

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

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

ARTICLE II: CHAPTERS

Section 1. Definition

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

hereafter may be organized based on shared nursing practice interests or geographical boundaries.

SCNA Chapters shall operate under a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the SCNA Board of

Directors. The MOA shall be reviewed annually by the SCNA Board.

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ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. Composition

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

membership as enumerated in this section.

b. SCNA shall be composed of Full Members who belong to the American Nurses

Association (ANA) through the state and have representation in the International Council

of Nurses through the ANA and who may have membership in the SCNA Chapters; and

State-Only Members who live and/or practice in the state of South Carolina only pursuant

to a sanctioned agreement with ANA.

c. The SCNA shall remain affiliated with the American Nurses Association until such time

as 2/3 of the entire SCNA full membership votes to disaffiliate from the ANA. SCNA

membership, for these purposes, is defined as individual members of the SCNA who have

ANA rights and privileges of membership as a result of their SCNA membership. The vote

may occur by mail or electronic ballot, with appropriate notice and procedures to protect

the integrity and validity of the vote.

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

in these bylaws

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

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

territory or the District of Columbia and does not have a license under suspension or

revocation in any state, territory, or the District of Columbia and is otherwise in titled

by law to practice.

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

standing with her/his licensee board at the time the nurse made the decision not to

maintain and active license.

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

Section 2. Qualifications

a. A member is one—

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

or territory, or possession of the United States and does not have a license under

suspension or revocation in any state, or is otherwise entitled by law to practice and

whose renewal of membership shall be contingent upon the granting of licensure as

a registered nurse;

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

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

with his/her licensing board at the time the nurse made the decision not to maintain an

active license;

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

4. whose dues are not delinquent;

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

With Interpretive Statements, 2015 or the bylaws of this Association.

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

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

the SCNA Board of Directors. There shall be no dues amount associated with honorary

membership.

Section 3. Membership Rights and Obligations

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

the ANA through SCNA. In addition:

a. Full Members shall have memberships rights as follows:

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

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

annual Membership Assembly of ANA.

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

and ANA Bylaws.

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

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

unrestricted activities SCNA and ANA.

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

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

8. Submit proposals for consideration to SCNA.

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

10. Receive a Constituent SCNA/ANA membership card.

11. Receive the SC Nurse and ANA Membership Publications.

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

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

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

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

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

3. Attend any meeting and unrestricted activities of SCNA.

4. Utilize such SCNA services as may be available.

5. Receive an SCNA membership card.

6. Receive the SC Nurse.

7. Submit proposals for consideration to SCNA.

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

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

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

c. Full Members shall have membership obligations as follows:

1. Abide by the Bylaws of SCNA and ANA.

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

3. Pay dues as required by the Bylaws.

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

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

1. Abide by the Bylaws of SCNA.

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

3. Pay dues as required by the Bylaws.

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

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

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Section 4. Disciplinary Action

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

with the Association in whose jurisdiction the alleged violation occurred.

b. Cause for disciplinary action may include violation of—

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

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

ANA Board of Directors.

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

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

amended (the “Act’), a member may be expelled or suspended, and a membership in

SCNA terminated if not less than fifteen (15) days prior written notice, sent by first class or

certified mail, of the proposed expulsion, suspension, or termination of a member and the

reason therefore shall be delivered to such member in accordance with the procedures

set forth in Article III, Section 5 hereof. Such notice shall set forth the date, place, and

time such member shall be given the opportunity to be heard orally by the hearing

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

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

date by which such member may to be heard in writing by the hearing panel, which shall

be not less than five (5) days before the effective date of the expulsion, suspension, or

termination. Upon the affirmative vote of a majority of the hearing panel, SCNA acting fair

and reasonable taking into consideration all of the relevant facts and circumstances, may

expel or suspend a member, or terminate such membership. A member who has been

expelled or suspended shall remain liable to SCNA for dues, assessments, or fees as a

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

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

charges, given a reasonable time to prepare a defense, and given a fair hearing in

accordance with common parliamentary and statutory law.

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

established by, but not composed of, the SCNA Board of Directors.

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

decision of the Board of Directors shall be final.

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

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

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

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

the Board of Directors.

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

automatically reinstated by the Chapter.

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

of its members shall be given full recognition and enforcement, provided such action was

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

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Section 5. Notice

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

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

comprehensible form, is effective at the earliest of the following:

4. When received;

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

with first class postage affixed;

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

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

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

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

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

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

of a newsletter, magazine or other publication regularly sent to members constitutes

a written notice or report if addressed or delivered to the member’s address shown in

SCNA’s current list of members, or in the case of members who are residents of the

same household and who have the same address in SCNA’s current list of members, if

addressed or delivered to one of such members, at the address appearing on SCNA’s

current list of members.

ARTICLE IV: ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATES

Section 1. Qualifications

An organizational affiliate of SCNA is an association thata.

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

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

c. Has paid an organizational affiliation fee to SCNA.

Section 2. Responsibilities

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

functions of SCNA.

Section 3. Rights

Each organizational affiliate shall be entitled to

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

Meeting.

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

expertise.

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

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ARTICLE V: DUES

Section 1. Amount of Dues

a. Full Membership includes:

1. ANA Dues:

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

Membership Assembly.

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

and Membership Assembly policy. SCNA will follow the implementation of the

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

1. SCNA Dues:

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

Full Members present and voting at the Annual Membership Meeting of the

SCNA.

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

cost of living increase in the SCNA dues…a dues escalator. This dues escalator,

based on the Consumer Price Index for urban consumers (CPI-U), will increase

triennially at the same time as ANA’s inflation escalation and pass through

to the ANA SCNA full members with notice but without requiring additional

authorization of the Annual Meeting. It will never exceed more than 2 percent

per annum. SCNA will follow the implementation of the dues, including the

Dues Escalator according to the calendar accepted by ANA.

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

the SCNA dues.

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

dues category is made within a membership year.

b. State-Only Membership includes:

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

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

established through agreement with the ANA for purposes of representation at

the national/international level and any service fees.

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

cost of living increase in the SCNA dues…a dues escalator. This dues escalator,

based on the Consumer Price Index for urban consumers (CPI-U), will increase

triennially at the same time as ANA’s inflation escalation and pass through

to the ANA SCNA full members with notice but without requiring additional

authorization of the Annual Meeting. It will never exceed more than 2 percent

per annum.

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

dues category is made within a membership year.

Section 2. Notification of Dues Changes

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

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

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Section 3. South Carolina Nurse

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

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

Section 4. Special Member Dues for Full Members

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

1. Registered Nurses who are not employed;

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

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

within six (6) months following graduation and those members who are continuing

in a second year of membership following the condition of (b), for those who were

members in good standing of the Student Nurses Association of South Carolina;

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

the dues:

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

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

of South Carolina before graduation from their under graduate nursing program, for

the first year of membership, if the membership is initiated within six (6) months of

licensure.

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

Section 5. Transfers of Memberships

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

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

required to refund to the individual member dues already paid.

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

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

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

Secretary of the Constituent Member Association issuing the transfer.

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

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

Constituent Member States has been established.

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

Member Association of the ANA may transfer to this Association without further payment

of dues for the remainder of the membership year, in compliance with Article V, Section 5

(c). The request for transfer shall be signed by the Secretary of the Constituent Member

Association issuing the transfer.

ARTICLE VI: BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1. Definition

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

chairs, as elected by the members of SCNA.

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Section 2. Composition

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

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

nurse who graduated within five (5) years from a basic nursing program and who is a

direct care provider, and two (2) Chairpersons of the Commissions.

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

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

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

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

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

Directors with voice, but without vote.

Section 3. Responsibilities

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

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

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

b. No members of the Board shall—

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

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

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

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

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

served a full term.

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

officers, and also such duties as specified in the SCNA Book of Positions and Roles and as

authorized by the Board of Directors of this Association.

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

and members’ meetings and for authenticating records of SCNA.

Section 4. Vacancies

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

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

Directors with the exception of the office of President. If a vacancy occurs in the office of President,

the President-elect shall assume the office of President and the Board of Directors shall appoint a

new President-Elect.

ARTICLE VII: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Section 1. Definition

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

between Board meetings and serves as the personnel committee for the Association; provided

however, no committee may authorize distributions; approve or recommend to members

dissolution, merger, or the sale, pledge, or transfer of all or substantially all the SCNA’s assets; elect,

appoint, or remove Directors or fill vacancies on the board or on any committee; or adopt, repeal,

or amend the Articles of Incorporation or these Bylaws.

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Section 2. Composition

The Executive Committee shall be composed of the President, the President-elect, and the

Secretary/Treasurer. Only members of the Board of Directors shall serve as voting members of the

Executive Committee.

ARTICLE VIII: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Section 1. Definition

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

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

Board of Directors.

Section 2. Accountability

The CEO shall be accountable to the Board of Directors.

Section 3. Responsibilities

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

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

established policy and positions.

ARTICLE IX: COMMISSIONS

Section 1. Definition

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

Membership Meeting assigns specific responsibilities related to fulfilling the functions of SCNA.

Commissions are accountable to the Board of Directors and report to the Annual Membership

Meeting.

Section 2. Composition and Designation

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

designated representative of the structural units listed below each:

a. Commission on Professional Advocacy and Development

1. Peer Assistance Program

2. Continuing Education Approver Committee

3. Continuing Education Provider Committee

b. Commission on Public Policy / Legislation

1. Legislative Committee

Section 3. Responsibilities

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

as designated by the Board of Directors of this association.

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ARTICLE X: ELECTED COMMITTEES

Section 1. Definition

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

Association.

Section 2. Composition

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

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

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

serve a two (2) year term.

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

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

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

A Committee member who has served one-half (1/2) term or more shall be considered to

have served a full term.

Section 3. Responsibilities

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

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

by the Annual Membership Meeting, the Board of Directors and the SCNA Book of

Positions and Roles.

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

actions and influence in its respective area of responsibility.

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

and Annual Membership Meeting.

ARTICLE XI: APPOINTED COMMITTEES

Section 1. Definition

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

Committee, Continuing Education Provider Committee, and Finance Committee.

Section 2. Composition

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

Committee and the Continuing Education Provider Committee, shall consist of no fewer

than five (5) members appointed by the President with the approval of the Board of

Directors, unless otherwise specified in the Bylaws, to serve for two (2) years or until their

successors are appointed.

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

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

members appointed by the President with approval of the Board of Directors unless

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otherwise specified in the bylaws, to serve for three (3) years on a staggered basis or until

their successors are appointed.

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

Section 3. Responsibilities

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

study of matters relating to the accomplishment of the purposes, functions, and/or

administration of the Association of a continuous and recurring character and within the

limitations of the defined responsibilities.

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

Provider Committee shall be responsible for the continuing education approver unit

activities and continuing education provider unit activities within SCNA.

c. The Committees shall:

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

Membership Meeting;

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

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

submit it to the Committee on Finance for incorporation into the annual budget;

4. The Continuing Education Approver Committee and the Continuing Education

Provider Committee will develop and implement those functions relative to approving

and providing ANCC accredited continuing education activities within SCNA.

Section 4. Vacancies

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

vacancy as determined by a majority of the Board of Directors. A vacancy in a Committee shall

be filled by appointment by the Board of Directors from nominees submitted by members of the

Committee and structural units of SCNA.

ARTICLE XII: SPECIAL COMMITTEES

Section 1. Definition

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

Directors, or other Association units so authorized.

Section 2. Composition

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

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

ARTICLE XIII: NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS

Section 1. Candidates

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

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

the state level with the exception of President, President-elect, and Representatives and

Alternates to Membership Assembly of ANA, and members of the Nominating Committee.

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

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

Representatives or the members of the Nominating Committee.

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

two SCNA members of the Assembly.

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

with the exception of the nominating committee and/or Representatives to Membership

Assembly or Chapter Officers.

Section 2. Nominations

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

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

declare as a candidate by writing to the Secretary of SCNA.

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

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

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

Section 3. Elections

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

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

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

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

the SCNA does not access the ballot for purpose of identifying how a member voted and

the ballot is available in accordance with Article X, Section 3(a).

Section 4. Challenge

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

announcement of the election.

Section 5. Action by Written Ballot or Electronic Ballot

Any action that may be taken at any annual, regular, or special meeting of the members, including but

not limited to elections, may be taken without a meeting if SCNA delivers a written or electronic ballot

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

proposed action and provide an opportunity to vote for or against each proposed action. Approval

by written or electronic ballot pursuant to this section is valid only when the number of votes cast by

ballot equals or exceeds the quorum required to be present at a meeting authorizing the action, and

the number of approvals equals or exceeds the number of votes that would be required to approve

the matter at a meeting at which the total number of votes cast was the same as the number of votes

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

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

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

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

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ARTICLE XIV: REPRESENTATION

Section 1. Member Representation at the SCNA Annual Membership Meeting

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

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

consist of members of the Association who attend the meeting.

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

coming before the Annual Membership Meeting or special meeting.

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

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

Section 2. SCNA Representation at the Membership Assembly of ANA

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

Membership Assembly of ANA in accordance with ANA Bylaws and policy.

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

two consecutive terms or until a successor is elected.

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

courtesy seat.

ARTICLE XV: MEETINGS

Section 1. Authority

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

determined by the Board of Directors, except where government regulations or condition incident

upon war may render this impossible.

Section 2. Order of Business

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

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

Call to Order

Address of the President

Reports of Organizational Units

Reports of the Tellers and Declaration of Election

Adjournment

Section 3. Annual Meeting of Members.

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

at such time and place as shall be determined by the Board of Directors, except where

government regulations or condition incident upon war may render this impossible.

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

activities and financial condition of the Association.

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

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

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

by the Board of Directors shall be not more than seventy (70) days, and not less than the

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last day for timely giving notice, before the meeting or action requiring determination of

members is to occur. If the Board of Directors fails to set a record date, the members at the

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

close of business on the business day preceding the day on which the meeting is held are

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

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

the members in respect of the activity in question. After fixing a record date for notice of a

meeting, the Association shall prepare an alphabetical list of names of all members who are

entitled to notice of the meeting. The list shall show the address of each member entitled to

vote at the meeting. Subject to the limitations of Sections 33-31-720, 33-31-1602(c) and 33-

31-1605 of the Act, such list of members shall be available for inspection by any members for

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

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

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

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

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

d. Members and Directors may not vote by proxy.

Section 4. Annual Meeting of Board of Directors

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

organization, appointment of committees, and transaction of any other business. If such meeting is

held promptly after and at the place specified for the annual meeting of members, no notice of the

annual meeting of the Board of Directors need be given. Otherwise, such annual meeting of the

Board of Directors shall be held at such time (at any time prior to and not more than sixty (60) days

after the annual meeting of members) and place as may be specified in the notice of the meeting.

The Board of Directors may by resolution provide for the holding of additional regular meetings

without notice other than such resolution; provided, however, the resolution shall fix the dates,

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

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

annual or regular meeting of the Board of Directors.

Section 5. Special Meetings

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

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

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

chapters.

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

purposes by the President or at least twenty percent (20%) of the Directors then in

office. The person calling a special meeting shall give, or cause to be given, to each

Director at his or her business address, notice of the date, time and place of the meeting

by any means of communication acceptable under the Act not less than two (2) days

prior thereto. Business transacted at a special meeting of Directors shall be limited to

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

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

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

earliest of the following:

1. When received;

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

with first class postage affixed;

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

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

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

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

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

shown in the Association’s current records. If notice is given by telegram, the notice shall be

deemed delivered when the telegram is delivered to the telegraph company and the transmission

fee therefore is paid. If notice is given by telecopier facsimile transmission, the notice shall be

deemed delivered when the facsimile of the notice is transmitted to a telecopier facsimile receipt

number designated by the receiving Director, if any, so long as such Director transmits to the sender

an acknowledgment of receipt. The notice of a special meeting shall describe the purpose of such

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

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

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

a majority of the Chapters.

Section 6. Notification

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

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

to the meeting in question. Notices of the SCNA Annual Membership Meeting shall be mailed at

least one (1) month before the first day of SCNA Annual Membership Meeting and notices of special

meetings shall be mailed at least ten (10) days before the first day of the meeting. Oral or written

notice of all meetings of members shall be given no fewer than ten (10) days, or if notice is mailed

by other than first class or registered mailed, thirty (30) days, nor more than sixty (60) days before

the meeting date by any method permitted under the Act, to all members of record entitled to vote

at such meeting; provided however, the date upon which such notice shall be deemed effective

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

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

for which such meeting was called.

Section 7. South Carolina Student Nurses Association

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

Section 8. Attendance At Meetings

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

Directors by means of conference telephone or any other means of communication by which all

persons participating in the meeting can hear each other at the same time.

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Section 9. Board Action

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

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

vote of a greater number of Directors where required by the Articles of Incorporation, these Bylaws,

the Act, or otherwise by law.

ARTICLE XVI: QUORUM

Section 1. Establishment of Quorum

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

constitute a quorum for any regular or special meetings of the Association.

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

shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Board.

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

meeting of the Committee.

ARTICLE XVII: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

Section 1. Parliamentary Authority

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

meetings of this Association in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not

inconsistent with these bylaws.

ARTICLE XVIII: OFFICIAL PUBLICATION

Section 1. Official Publication

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

ARTICLE XIX: AMENDMENTS

Section 1. Amendment Process

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

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

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

for study. The amendments proposed by the Bylaws Committee for Annual Membership

Meeting action shall be in the possession of the Secretary at least two (2) months before

the date of the Annual Meeting and shall be appended to the call to the meeting.

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

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

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ARTICLE XX: DISPOSITION OF ASSETS

Section 1. Disposition of Assets

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

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

an eleemosynary corporation or non-profit business so designated by the Board of Directors at the

time of disposition.

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting September 14, 2007

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting October 25, 2008

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting September 12, 2009

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting October 23, 2010

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting September 9, 2011

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting September 22, 2012

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting October 11, 2013

2012 Proviso Removed: December 2014

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting November 12, 2016

Approved and Revised: Annual Meeting November 3, 2017

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ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

SCNA Organizational Chart

Revised February 2015; November 2016; January 2020

SCNA Membership

SCNF

Board of Directors:

Officers (3)

Directors (2)

Commission Chairs (2)

Ex-Officio (Voice, no Vote):

SCNF President

SNA-SC President

Chapter Executive

Committee Chairs

Elected Officials

Nominating Committee

Appointed Committees

Finance Committee

Special Committees

(as needed)

CEO

SCNA Staff

Commissions

SCNA Chapters

APRN Chapter

Nurse Educator Chapter

Psychiatric-Mental Health

Chapter

Women and Children’s

Health Chapter

Commission on Public

Policy/Legislation

Legislative Committee

Commission on

Professional Advocacy and

Development

CEAC

CEPC

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MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN SOUTH CAROLINA NURSES

ASSOCIATON (SCNA) AND ITS SCNA CHAPTERS

2020

I. Purpose: This Memorandum of Agreement serves to assure SCNA Chapters function in line with

SCNA by-laws, policies and Certificate of Incorporation.

II. Scope of Services:

A. Responsibilities of SCNA:

1. Provide opportunities to create new Chapters

2. Approve formation and dissolves Chapters

3. Provide a one-time starter fund of $100.00 to assist new chapters.

4. Provide event management that includes:

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

sites, evaluation of submitted bid material on-site inspection of selected sites

meeting event criteria.

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

event.

iii. Receive speaker information from committees and sign speaking agreement

and handle all details of contract with speakers and obtain all needed forms

for CE provision and record keeping. Standard SCNA agreement will include

written confirmation to speakers and/or sponsors to convey date, time, location,

topic, to request required CE information (objective/content documentation,

biographical data form, handouts, etc…), and to specify honorarium and travel

arrangements (if applicable).

iv.

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

SCNA

v. Complete CE paperwork in partnership with the planning committee

representative for event upon receipt of speaker’s materials, and forward

to SCNA Continuing Education Provider Committee (CEPC) for review

and issuance of American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on

Accreditation criteria.

vi.

Conduct site selection process including solicitation of bids from appropriate

sites, evaluation of submitted bid material on-site inspection of selected sites

meeting event criteria.

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

consultation of chapter).

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

income, and advice/consultation from chapter.

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

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

registration process.

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

Attendance, CE Evaluation Forms and CE certificates.

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

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

conclusion of event.

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

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

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

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

include filing all required IRS forms.

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

is updated monthly via computer system.

7. Provide communications to chapter members as requested.

8. Provide quarterly space in SC Nurse.

9. Provide space in Annual Book of Reports.

10. Contingent on availability provide meeting space. There may be costs to the

chapters.

11. Provide telephone conference capability.

12. Archive materials as transmitted to SCNA.

13. Provide access to web with separate page on website. (Password- protected section

for each Chapter, if desired.)

14. Provide election services for Chapters.

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

B. Responsibilities of SCNA Chapters

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

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

currently including:

i. Legislative Committee

ii. SCNA Convention Planning Team

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

Election Calendar

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

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

Committee Manual.

6. Provide the following for events:

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

and share all speaker contact with SCNA staff.

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

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

appropriate forms from SCNA for sponsorship and other financial support.

iv. Develop workshop budget.

v. Provide report to SCNA Board of Directors regarding workshop plans.

vi. Provide list of suggested exhibitors and sponsors.

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

will come through SCNA.

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

submission to SCNA Continuing Education Provider Committee (CEPC) in close

partnership with SCNA staff.

ix.

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

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

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

recent edition of the SCNA Board of Directors and Committee Manual

8. Transmit to SCNA all Consent to Participate forms obtained at chapter- level

meetings.

III. Terms and Conditions:

A. This agreement shall be effective 2020 or when all parties have signed, whichever is later.

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

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

C. The MOA will be re-executed at the election of New SCNA President with each chapter

chair.

D. Amendment. Amendments to the MOA may be made following discussions with the

Chairs of the Chapters.

AS TO SCNA BY:

AS TO SCNA CHAPTERS BY:

SCNA President

Chair of SCNA ___________ Chapter

DATE:

DATE:

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

Judith C. Thompson

CEO

DATE:

Revised: January 2017; January 2018; January 2020

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SCNA STRATEGIC GOALS 2017-2019

Strategic Goals

#1 Professional Practice

Promote and support

professional practice in nursing

• Provide information to nurses

on the ANA Cornerstone

Documents (Nursing Scope

and Standards of Practice,

The Code of Ethics for

Nurses and Nursing’s Social

Policy Statement)

• Participate in disseminating

information on the future of

nursing.

• Promote and support

evidence-based practice for

all nurses.

#2 Advocacy

Advocate for the nursing

workforce, healthy workplaces

and for the health of the public

2017 - 2019 Targets

• Actively participate

in legislative policy

development and

implementation

• Fund lobbyist firm for SCNA

• Promote and support

programs, products and

services that positively

impact the health, safety and

wellness of nurses

• Educate nurses about

disruptive behavior in the

workplace.

• Support nurses recovering

from addiction through the

Peer Assistance Program in

Nursing (PAPIN)

• Encourage donations to the

SCNA Advocacy Fund

#3 Organizational

Effectiveness

Continually strengthen the

organizational effectiveness of

SCNA

• Promote membership in

SCNA

• Monitor SCNA’s

organizational structure

and financial practices to

maximize efficiency and

effectiveness

• Participate with external

publics in the health care

arena

• Provide access to the

professional career center,

and other membership

benefits for members and

employer

• Identify and implement

technology that will increase

organizational effectiveness

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SCNA LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

2018-2020

The South Carolina Nurses Association has among its purposes:

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

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

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

policy arena

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

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

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

qualified providers of healthcare services

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

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

orientation

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

worksite, in the community

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

especially vulnerable populations

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

care delivery system, SCNA will:

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

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

health care

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

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

nursing research

Adopted:

November 15, 2002 SCNA House of Delegates

November 11, 2006 SCNA Annual Meeting

Revised and Approved:

October 25, 2008 SCNA Annual Meeting

October 23, 2010 SCNA Annual Meeting

September 22, 2012 SCNA Annual Meeting

October 24, 2014 SCNA Annual Meeting

November 12, 2016 SCNA Annual Meeting

October 4, 2018 SCNA Annual Meeting

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ACTION NEEDED

PROPOSED SCNA LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

2020-2022

The South Carolina Nurses Association has among its purposes:

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

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

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

policy arena

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

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

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

qualified providers of healthcare services

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

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

orientation

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

worksite, in the community

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

especially vulnerable populations

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

care delivery system, SCNA will:

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

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

health care

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

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

nursing research

Adopted:

November 15, 2002 SCNA House of Delegates

November 11, 2006 SCNA Annual Meeting

Revised and Approved:

October 25, 2008 SCNA Annual Meeting

October 23, 2010 SCNA Annual Meeting

September 22, 2012 SCNA Annual Meeting

October 24, 2014 SCNA Annual Meeting

November 12, 2016 SCNA Annual Meeting

October 4, 2018 SCNA Annual Meeting

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OATH OF OFFICE

FOR

BOARD MEMBER AND CHAPTER OFFICERS

SCNA

To be administered January 2021 at the first meetings of the Board and Chapters

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

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

face the members of SCNA and raise your right hand:

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

to execute to the best of your ability all the responsibilities of your office, to attend all meetings

faithfully; To use your position for the advancement of the Nursing Profession; To uphold the Code

of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretative Statements, 2015; and to provide to all leadership and

careful stewardship of SCNA on behalf of the membership as you are able.”

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

CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENT

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

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

on the agenda, you should disclose that to me or at the beginning of the agenda item so that the

board can address it. A conflict of interest can be financial, or it can involve interests that you might

have in other organizations or with respect to particular people, when such interests are related to

discussion or decisions of the board of directors.

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South Carolina Nurses Association

Understanding of Duties and Agreement to Serve:

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

A legal document

January 2021

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

acknowledge that service on a board or committee is an important volunteer position which

requires much dedication. My execution of this document (hereinafter “Agreement”) evidences my

understanding that these duties outlined herein are essential to the post and indicates my promise

to fulfill the obligations and duties of this position.

Duties:

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

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

serve;

Attendance and Participation:

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

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

be required at board and other meetings and I will arrange my schedule accordingly to meet this

obligation. I will prepare for meetings in advance and participate in discussions;

Conflicts of Interest:

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

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

consistent with the mission and values of the SCNA. In keeping with these behaviors, I agree that I

will not intentionally derive any personal profit or gain, directly or indirectly by reason of my position

within SCNA. I will avoid all situations in which my private interests may conflict with the interests

of SCNA and I will be mindful of and seek to avoid conduct that could reasonably be construed as

a conflict of interest. I understand that I will also be required to sign an Anti-Trust statement at the

beginning of each meeting of the Board of Directors;

Authority of Individual Board Members:

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

contractual, financial or other obligations.

I have read and agree to all of the above:

Signed:

Date:

Office:

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ANTI-TRUST STATEMENT

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

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

market division, tying relationships and other topics which might infringe upon antitrust regulations,

and that no such exchange or discussion will be tolerated during this meeting.

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

during breaks, meals, or social gatherings.

Thank you for your cooperation. President, SCNA

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS, CHAPTER OFFICERS, AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS

President: Kelly Bouthillet

President-Elect: Sheryl Mitchell

Secretary/Treasurer: Cheryl Fieldhouse

Commission Chair – Public

Policy/Legislation: Jessica Stricklin

Commission Chair–Professional Advocacy

and Development: Coleen Kennedy

APRN Chapter

Chair: Jamie Cuff

Vice Chair: Sheryl Mitchell

Secretary/Treasurer: Angela Dykes

Member at Large: Vacant

Member at Large: Kahlil Demonbreun

Nurse Educator Chapter

Chair: Andrietta Barnett

Vice Chair: Lynne Hutchison

Secretary/Treasurer: Vacant

Member at Large: Debora Stokes

Member at Large: Vacant

Director, Seat 1: Jada Quinn

Director, Seat 2: Christina Branham

SNA-SC Representative (Ex-Officio)

Bethany Ghent

SCNF President (Ex-Officio) Deborah Hopla

Psychiatric-Mental Health Chapter

Chair: Kim Gilmore

Vice Chair: Jacquelin Hyman

Secretary/Treasurer: Jennifer Bell Woodley

Member at Large: Heather Miles

Member at Large: Andrietta Barnett

Women and Children’s Health Chapter

Chair: Mary Wessinger

Vice Chair: Jamie Mintz

Secretary/Treasurer: Jennifer Bell Woodley

Member at Large: Heather Schneider

Member at Large: Andrietta Barnett

Legislative Committee Chair: Stephanie Burgess

Finance Committee Chair: Cheryl Fieldhouse

Continuing Education Approver Committee (CEAC) Co-Chairs: Tushara Rhodes

Continuing Education Provider Committee (CEPC) Chair: Mary Wessinger

Nomination Committee Chair and Committee: Stephanie Davis-Chair, Andrea Coyle, Marian

McCray, and Paula Ogburn

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

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MEMBERS SERVING AT THE ANA LEVEL

EAB member

Elizabeth O’Connor Swanson, DNP, MPH, APRN-BC

ANA Enterprise Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation Strength through Resiliency Review Committee

Margaret Johnson, FNP, PMHNP-BC, DNP

Correctional Nursing Scope and Standards

Regina D. Bradley, MSN, MHA, BSN, RN, CCHP

Elizabeth O’Connor Swanson, DNP, MPH, APRN-BC

Nursing Scope and Standards 4th Edition

Kahlil A. Demonbreun, DNP, RNC-OB, WHNP-BC, ANP-BC, FAANP

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*This list was copied from the ANA Membership list as of August 23, 2020. SCNA regrets any errors that may appear in the list.

Iman Abdul-Ali

Amber Abellan

Betty J Abernathy

Carlen Melissa Abernethy

Jacquelyn Abney

Margaret Lee Acres

Deborah Bryan Adams

Tiffany Adams

Ellen Soley Adkins

Nnennaya Agwu

Jennifer S. Ahlin

Catherine Aho

HEATHER Ann Aird

Lorraine K Aldrich

Ann C Alexander

Judith W Alexander

Lyn R Alexander

MARINDA EVETTE

Alexander

Stacy Alexander

Heather Alford

Taumeia Alford

Donna Rochelle Allen

Evelman B Allen

Evelyn Christina Allen

Gina D Allen

Nancy Whaley Allen

Dwayne Randolph Alleyne

Molly Lara Allison

Anitra Alston

Brandi Akai Alston

Sheena Alston

Tamieka Alston-Gibson

Hilary Altman

Benjamin Joel Amberg

Tricia Amelung

Darlene M. Amendolair

Amanda Lee Ammons

Ann Anderson

April Dawn Anderson

Ellanor Cecilia Anderson

Veronica Anderson

Jeannette Andrews

Mary E Andrews

Diane J. Angelini

Robbi Angle

Sally R. Ani

Mildred Rosario Annunziato

Sammisha Lea Anthony

Candyce F. Antley

Mylene Mercado Antonio

Holly Marie Archer

Lorraine M Archer

Carol Kellim Archuleta

La Juan H. Ariail

Patricia Armstrong

Geogia K. Arnold

Dianne J Arrowsmith

Frances Ashe-Goins

Karyn D Asher

Carol Ashmore

Valerie Assey

Heather T. Atkins

Donna Atkinson

Maryanne Attanasio

Jessica Augeri

Debra L. Austin

Emily Avant

Lynda M Avera

Katie Avery-Smith

Heather Dyan Axelson

Bernadette M Ayer

Sara Ayer

Ellen Amanda Babilon

Andrew Bacon

Gloria A Bacote

Jacqueline Leonora Baer

Susan M. Bafford

Andrea Denise Bailey

Isaac Andew Bailey

Lauren E Bailey

Leanne S. Bailey

Rebecca Bailey

Sharon L Bailey

Ihuoma Bailey-Smith

Jennifer Lee Bain

Anita Katharine Bainum

Cagney Baker

GraceAnna Baker

Wendy Kucera Baker

Felicia Baker-Washington

Leegia Balakrishnan

Beverly A. Baliko

Ashley Ball

Carla Ball

Julia L. Ball

Helen Ballestas

Andrea Banbury

Stephanie Bank

Korina Banks

Lisa Rae Banks

Shirley L Bannister

Sarah D Baranski

Deborah Rhodes Barbee

Janae M Barberio

Cornelia R Barbour

Barbara C Barham

Sarah Barlow

Nakita J Barnes

Andrietta Wright Barnett

Stephanie M Barnhill

Amy Barrett

Dante Barrett

Christine Barron

Stephanie Marianne Barron

Jacquelyn Anne Barrus

Emilee Robin Bartley

Tracelyn D Barton

Dale S. Barwick

Myra B. Barwick

Anne Bavier

Amanda S Baxter

Clifford Adam Beach

Linda Susan Bedker

Mary H. Behr

Rachel Beilke

Heather E. Belcourt

Shakyta Deloris Bell

Virginia E Bell

Jennifer Bell Woodley

Janis P. Bellack

Jettiva S Belton

Elbony M Belton-Ashford

Mariane Benetti

Laine P Bennett

Terry Lee Davis Beres

Carol S. Berry

Evelyn Berry

Jennifer Allison Berry

Gaye M Betcher

Katelyn Grace Bethea

Jason Betts

Susan C Beylotte

Shonna Bible

Lauren Gabrielle Biggers

Pamala Bil’Le

Aricia Binder

Amanda Farish Biondi

Anita L Bishop

Robin L. Bissinger

Brenda Black

Renae Black

Sharon Black

Jane Kay Blackwell

Kaleigh Ann Blaine

Suzanne Morris Blakeley

Ericka Blakely

Deborah Renee Blanton

Nina E. Blanton

Treva Blanton

Takasha Blassingame

Anna Blestel

Sonya Blevins

Alexis Block

Sabrina Blocker

Elizabeth Love Bloing

Paris Bloomfield

Alecia Arnold Bodiford

Anneke J Bogardus

Julie G Boggs

Anita Marie Boland

Reynaldo V Bolatete

Erin Ashley Bolin

Ashley Careen Bolton

Lori B Boncher

Rita F. Bonczek

Sharon M. Bond

Phyllis Ann Bonham

Jamie Boone

Kathleen A Boone

Lauren Melissa Booth

Krystal Marie Borgschulte

Roxie D Bosier

Kelley Hodge Bostic

Edith W Bostick

Lillian M. Bouknight

Kelly A Bouthillet

Felesia Bowen

Dana Bowers

Julie W Bowers

Katherine Alier Bowers

Teresa Ann Bowers

Latavia Bowman

Sheral W Bowman

Iris Boyd

Jaquanda Boyd

Yolanda Felita Boyd-Gantt

Mary J. Boykin

Haley Bozard

Timothy Brabbs

Wanasha Brabham

Cassandra Wright Brackett

Derrick Reynard Brackett

Linda Bradley

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Regina Bradley

Sherrill G Bradsher

Katrina Diane Bradwell

Susan E Brady

Patricia L Brame

Sarah Branan

Ann B Branham

Christina Rose Branham

Joan Marie Brantley

Charlotte A Branyon

Kelli Ann Bray

Kimberley Brazil

Beth Ann Alexander

Bremer

Austin A Bren

Peggy S Brennan

Christopher Brewer

Weatherly Rogers Brice

Catherine M Brickley

Marie W. Bridges

Caitlin W Briggs

Kendell Leann Brinkmann

Richard Brinson

Vicki Brinson

Wanda Marie Brisbon

Markeshia Jenese Brock

Melody Brockington

Nickole Broddy

Danyale Brodie Trapp

Megan Colleen Brogan

Barbara E. Brooks

Marilyn Patricia Brooks

Paula Beth Brooks

Mallory Brookshire

Cara Brotherton

Amy Brown

April Anderson Brown

Audrey O Brown

Brittany C Brown

Catherine M. Brown

Christopher L Brown

Courtney Brown

Elmer Gerald Brown

Glenna Mary Brown

Heather Brown

Jeannie Kahle Brown

Karen M Brown

Katherine Stabler Brown

Kathryn Brown

La Tonya N Brown

Laurie Anne Brown

Mary W. Brown

Sarah Brown

Shauna Brown

Stephanie Catherine Brown

Tina Michele Brown

Wanda Iris Brown

Lynn Brown-Bulloch

Sanquinette Brownlee

Melissa Brownlow

Barbara J Bryan

Algie Bryant

Debbie Chatman Bryant

Margaret Buchanan Bryant

Karen Bryson

Deborah Bucci

Cesnee Buckley

Diane C Buckner

Diane M. Budnick

Angie Buice

Erin Bulatao-Hollifield

Stacey C Bumgardner

Amy O’Neal Bunch

Kelli Burba

Andrea J Burch

Gloria Kay Burchett

Stephanie E Burgess

Tiffany Burnett

Deeana Lane Burr

Tracey Brooks Burrell

Martha Summer Bursinger

Patricia D Burton

Stacy J Burton

Tammye J. Busby

Caroline Bush

Catherine Elizabeth

Bushnell

Linda S Buster

Chesanny Butler

Renee Story Butler

Karen Whitaker Bynum

Brenda B Byrd

Toriah Janine Caldwell

Irma L Caldwell-Barber

Deborah J. Camak

Lori Marie Cameron

Roseanne Cameron

Andrea Campbell

Brenda Taneisha Campbell

Lisa Campbell

Myrtleen L Campbell

Sonia M Campbell

Tacorey Sanchez Campbell

TANYA D Campbell

Michelle Manglicmot

Campos

Sarah Manglicmot Campos

Maureen Canil

Christine Connor Cannon

Mary P Canton

Sarah J Cantrell

Janet M. Caputo

Mindora C Carithers

Laura Carlson

Teresa Carlton

Annette Carnevale

Earline Khalilah Carn-

Holmes

Diana Lee Caron

Andrea J Carovillano

Mike Carpenter

Dina Anna Carra

Marsha Wren Carroll

Mollie Carter

Pinkey Carter

Wendy Cartledge

Kimberly Oleson Casey

Allyson Cash

Melanie L. Cason

Erin S Castellano

Amanda Faith Castro

Gibson Cates

Stacey Catoe

Ann Lynn Caughman

Ellen Caughman

Gwendolyn Rogers Caulder

Miriam Cauthen

Carolyn C Cavanaugh

Patricia Celley

Evangeline A Ceridan

Vicki L Chadwick

Theresa Chandler

Sandra Marie Chaplin

Honey Dawn Chapman

Katherine K Chappell

Thomas M. Chappell

Terri Charland

Yolanda Charles

Maris Charley

Deborah K. Charnley

Lili Chen

Rose Chevere

Angela Sylvene Childers

Cheryl Chisolm

Joyce M. Chisolm

Tammy Chisolm

Doris L Chitwood

Maria Teresa Choudhary

Christina Frances

Christensen

Jennifer Church

Michelle Ciaravella

Jennifer L. Ciccone

Amanda Clark

Susan F. Clark

Victoria Nell Clark

Elizabeth Tetterton

Clements

Lisa Cleveland

Sandra H. Clontz

Amanda Clyburn

Andrea Catania Cocovich

Evelyn R Coe

Cecilia J. Cogdell

Gail G. Cohen

Amanda A Coleburn

FELICIA Coleman

Courtney M Collier

Pamela Ann Collins

Lisa A Cometto

Angela Frick Conder

Tracy Condrey

Barbara Bernice Cone

Mary Celeste Conlon

Carol Connelly

Ruby Contreras

Margaret Conway-Orgel

Barbara A Cook

Elena Serene Cook

Sonya Maria Cook

Harriet Smith Cooney

Julia C Coons

Pansy J. Cooper

Shaera Cooper

Zackery Cooper

Kara K Cooper Gilmer

Cynthia Corbett

Shelly Cordum

Colleen Corish

Elizabeth Ann Cornine

Edwin Cortes

Yaritza Cotto

Amy A Cotton

Katie Coulbourne

Kayla Courtenay

Carolyn Frances Covington

Collene Latoya Cox

DeAnna Cox

Jacquelyn Cox

Mae Hellen Cox

D. Nicole Coxe

Andrea Louise Coyle

Brooke Brown Coyne

Siri Perry Craft

Brenda Craig

Lori Craig

Heather Craven

Cheryl Denise Crawford

Deborah Kay Crawford-

Butler

Mary E Creed

Stacey Lea Cremonni

Audrey T. Cribb

Shannon Williamson Cribb

Sheila C Cribb

Rebecca Ann Crichton

Lerryn U Crocker

Pamela R Cromer

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Cynthia R Cross

Susan Deatrick Croteau

Kayrn Johnson Crowley

Cathleen Crowley-

Koschnitzki

Narzahni J Crumbie

Julie Cubbler

Jaime Cuff

Lindsey Culbertson Cossio

MELODY Culbreath Moore

Joan Culley

Dorothy Anne Cumbey

Monique Cunningham

Benita Lena Curnell

Starr H Curtis

Teshieka Curtis-Pugh

Sabra S Custer

Robin B. Dail

Alice Marie Dalena

Ann B Daniels

Barbara D’Anna

Molly E Dannelly

Sydney Jayne Dantzler

Ashley Latrease Danzy

Stanette M Darrien

Aiyorla Dash

Jamia L Davidson

Angie Kimberly Davis

Carlotta M Davis

Emma Jo Davis

Janie Marie Davis

Kenneth Davis

M Jerdone Davis

Niovia Davis

Stephanie C Davis

Tiffany S Davis

Tanisha Leann Dawkins

Renea Daye

Harnetha Renee Dean

Patricia Deane

Veronica McFadden Deas

Charity Beebe Deese

Cheryl Degraw

Cristy Degregory

Amanda Dehart

Metzfe Astel Alvarez Dela

Rama

Kahlil A Demonbreun

Phyllis Dianne Lawter

Dennis

Shacobi Dennis

Tolvalyn Dennison

Benita Latrice Denton

Bridget Ann Denzik

Patricia M Derajtys

Ashleigh Shireen Deris

Sue Ann Derrick

Joy Deupree

Dagmar M Devlin

Amber Dewberry

Victor Manuel Diaz

Annie Dickerson

Sandra G Dickson

Teresa G. Dietz

Amy Dievendorf

Judy B Dillow

Latroy Dingle

Franetta Dinkins

Ashley Divers

Donna W Dixon

Audrey M Dobberfuhl

Carol Ann Doherty

Dala Dolan

Holly Donahue

Annemarie Sipkes Donato

Sara B. Donevant

Wanda C Dooley

Courtney Dorsey

Janet Dosa

Patricia CLOWNEY Dotson

Gaye M Douglas

Janet Lynne Douglass

Jamie Downing

Malinda Hope Drawdy

Doris L Drayton

Amanda Driggers

Marcia Drinkwalter

Susan Marie Drinkwater

Natilie N Dubois

Anna E Dubose

Sandra J. DuBose

Marion Duckett

Kimberly I Dudas

Amanda Dudley

Susan Duggar

Peggy E. Dulaney

Angela Stewart Dunfee

Shannon Marie Dunlap

Jeannie A Dunn

Annette Dunphy

Charisse Dupree (Henegan)

Nancy K Durham

Susan James Durham

Tammy Fox Duvall

Amanda C Dyar Moss

Christina Dye

Angela Eason Dykes

Patricia Nottingham

Dzandu

Erica Dziedzic

Chris Harmon Earl

Marilyn M Earle

Ginger Moore Earnhardt

Lucinda A Easler

Linda Kay Easterling

Jennifer A. Ebert

Martha Eddings

Lori Ann Edgar

Rebecca Nobles Edge

Julia K Edge-Knauff

John R. Edwards

Julie Marie Edwards

Petra Edwards

Sharon Edwards

Victoria Elizabeth Edwards

Sonya Kay Ehrhardt

Angela Eichman

Sherry Foster Eison

Ngozi Ogechi Eke

Yolanda Elam

Dami Valdez Elliott

Susan C. Elliott

Cheryl A. Elliott-Dawe

Andrea Delaughter Ellis

Joycetine Ellis Barnes

Alisha Ellison

Nina S Ellison

Kathie Elmore

Tonjia B Elrod

Whitney Elswick

Jammie Emerson

Valerie Lynn England

Chapin Ensminger

Debra Erich

Bo Erickson

Lisa Erwin

Stacey Erwin

Michele Etzkorn

Jennifer Evancho

Carol H Evans

Ginger F Evans

Matthew Evans

Susan Evans

Happy Everett

Debra J Fabian

Natalie Lynn Farrar

Linda Farrell

D Jeanne Felder

Melissa Felder

Janna Felker

Jodie Fellenger

Amy Lynn Felten

Theresa M Fereday

Reylyn De La Cruz

Fernandez

Elizabeth Ferraro

Michelle L B Ferrigno

Cheryl Surrett Fieldhouse

Hattie Fields

Elizabeth Finch

Nancy J. Finch

Lisa R. Finley

Helen Fischer

Mary R. Fischer

Christine R. Fisher

Samantha Fisher

Odette D Fisher-Glover

Estalana Irene Fladger

Mona R Flanigan

Miriam N Fleisher

Jennifer Rose Florian

Ashley Flowers

Queen J Flowers

Helga Regina Floyd

Lisa K Floyd

Chanda L Flynn

Rhonda F Flynn

Stephanie Diane Flynn

Bonnie T. Fogle

Cynthia S Fogle

Sharon L. Fogle

Amanda C Forbus

Angela Foster

Brandon M Foster

Dana Foster

Jacquelin L Foster

Gretel Foster-Boatwright

Bonnie L Foulois

Oanh Foust

Katherine Fox

Tammy Adams Fox

Regina A Franco

Sandra S Franklin

Aminah Fraser-Rahim

Edna Frazier

Rebecca Freeman

Suzanne R Freeman

Kimberly Hodge Frick

Sarah Bradford Froese

Christi Fronczkiewicz

Miranda Mitchell Fuller

Dody Fullex

Amy Funderburk

Holly Furne

Chelsea Johnson Gaetke

Norma B. Gaffney

Jeanine Gage

Stacy Douglas Gaillard

Gladys Gaillard-Mcbride

Anna R Gaines

Carolann Galbreath

Laura Elizabeth Gallagher

Perry Gallion

Joy Galloway

Amy Gallozzi

Ajia Gamble

Melissa Hetrick Gambrell

Tonja A Gantt

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Natalie Garner

Pamela Duncan Garner

Edsel Dale Garnett

John Garren

Tara Brown Garrick

Tasha Loren Garrick

Tishana L Gary

Mikelle Gaston

Satavia Simone Gaston

Brandon Gates

Cheryl Gates

Sallie Mae Gathings

Ashlie Chapman Gavant

Sheila Belton Gaymon

Sheelah Grace Gayo

Christina Carolyn Geiger

Dominique Geiger

Tina D General

Savannah George

Maria Ghally

Katharine M. Gibb

Alexandria Gibbons

Debra R Gibbs

Dalana Gibson

Lynette Richardson Gibson

Merlyn Gibson

Christopher Eugene Gilbert

Annie L Gilchrist-Settles

Ruthie Giles

Francis Dowdy Gill

Tammy S. Gilliam

Tracy A Gilliard

Lauren Gilman

Kim J Gilmore

Courtney N Ginn

Shante Gleaton

Judite Melo Glenn

Tanisha Glover

Connie B. Goff

Shelly Goins

Ruth Ware Golden

Keelin J Golden-

Maldonado

Tim Goldsmith

Sherri Lambert Gonzalez

Kimberly Goodman

Jessica Goodright

Amy Lynn Goodson

Fredrica Goodson

Atalaya Patrice Goodwin

Christine L Gordon

Kendra Gordon

Betty L. Gore

Ana Gosnell

Hannah Gosnell

Kim K Gosnell

Jane Gourley

Darlene Graham

Omega D Graham

Traci Lashelle Graham

Sandra M. Granito

Alicia Pollard Grant

Carrie Grant

Sharon Grant

Suzanna Michelle Grant

Victoria Grant

Mary A. Grass

Cynthia Ann Gray

Shannon Gray

Charlotte H Grecco

Ashana Green

Cameo Aleece Green

Cassandra Green

Leeann Green

Shannon P Green

Shirley A. Green

Tina Luanne Green

Vicki C Green

Katina Greene

Chantel Greenfield

Karen J. Gregory

Carla Joanne Gregory-

Patterson

Delois Marie Gresham

Marian Berkeley Grier

Christine Ann Griffin

Gabrielle Louise Griffin

Erin Griggs

Margaretta C Grimm

Rhonda Grose

Susan Grubbs

Lana Pak Guffey

Amy Gulledge

Michele Guscio

Lizette Gutiza

Holly Greer Gwaltney

Alice M Habina

Kristina Hannelore Hacker

Kathlyn S. Haddock

Janice H. Hage

Marianne McDade Hagood

Matthew T Haigh

Alisha Marie Hair

Deana Marie Hair

Wiliam Andrew Haislip

Lee-Ann Halbert

Tara Hale

Andrea Roper Hall

Angela Rena Hall

Barbara S Hall

Cecelia Fogle Hall

Fumeko L Hall

William Hall

Edwina Marie Hallman

Julie A Hamilton

Kela Hamilton

Anita S. Hammerbeck

Makenzie Hampton

Patricia Handley

Brittany Hanes

Heather Hannon

Catherine Hansen

Sarah Jane Hansen

Fontenot

Roscia Hawkins Hardee

Vicki Harden-Taylor

Karen Hardin

Theresa A. Hardwick

Judith J Hardy

Karen L Hardy

Carolyn S Harmon

Brandi Harper

Eboni Takia Harris

Petual South Carolina

Harris

Samantha M Harris

Stanley M. Harris

Adrena B. Harrison

Charles Everette Harrison

Allison Harrold

Stantrenetta A Harrold

Noelle M Hartley

Tamara Hartwell

Carol R. Hartwig

Genia Harvey

Lois Hasan

Joann M Hashey

Wendy Hatchell

Katherine Hatchett

Teresa L Hathcox

Marianne Haugh

Marilyn Hauser

Virginia Callender Hawkins

Cassandra Hayes

Kayla Marie Hayes

Pearman Detreville Hayne

Bonnie W. Haynes

Sherry Hazen

Patricia M Head

Anna Healy

Jill Heatherington

Rosalyn Yvette Heers

Frank Heflin

Kimberly Hefner

Kelly Hegler

Liam C. Hein

Sue P. Heiney

Irene W Helms

Bennie S. Henderson

Dawn L Henderson

Sequita Latasha Hennessey

James W Henry

Tanekqua Henry

Kelsey Hensley

Laura E Herbert

Terry J Heriot

Debbie W Herman

Jo Anne Herman

Emily Herndon

Elizabeth M Hernick

Marcella Williams Herrin

Dawne F Hershberger

Brenda A Hewitt

Peggy O Hewlett

Meredith A Heyde

Chimene Gordon Heyward

Felicia Heyward

Joyce M Hicklin

Rebecca Rose Hickman

Savannah Stroud Hightower

Stephanie J Hightower

Deanne Karen Hilfinger

Messias

Estella Janean Hill

Jimmy W Hill

Melissa L Hill

Paige G Hilton

Veronica L Hinkle

Julia A. Hobson

Linda F. Hodge

David S. Hodson

Diane O. Hogan

Kathy W. Hogan

Bonnie J. Holaday

Bridget Holder

Megan Hollandsworth

Victoria Hollingsworth

Davis

Matrice Hollis

Makenzie Holloway

Kevin Lawrence Holly

Audrey Holmes

Elizabeth Ann Holmes

Hannah L. Holmes

Latasha Holmes

Regina F Holmes

Rene Holmes

Michele P Holskey

Deronda SW Honig

Amber Dawn Hook

Paula Elaine Hooks-

Clements

Jean Z. Hooper

Nelda Hope

Ashley Nicole Hopkins

Jean S. Hopkins

Deborah L Hopla

Barbie Horne

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Sara Horne

Courtney Hornilla

Faith Hornsby

Lori Katherine Horton

Latasha Denise Hott

Miriam Dianne Housand

Lacie House

Morgan Houser

Lynda J Houston

Karen E Howard

Nicole Renee Howe

Sarah Howe

Elizabeth Branch Howell

Lisa N. Howell

Eileen F. Hubler

Grayson Hucks

Katie Hudgins

Ashley Jean Hudson

Linda Leeko Hudson

Melinda Ann Hudson

Shannon Hudson

Hazelmarie Huff

Pamela H. Hughes

Ronda G Hughes

Sheri S Hughes

Cerrissa Michelle Hugie

Louann Tatum Hulse

Jennifer Garvin Humphries

Linda L Hundley

Tamatha Huneycutt

Selina R Hunt McKinney

Allison R Hunter

Brittany Yarbrough Hunter

Leah Robinson Hunter

Vashanda Hunter

Kimberly D Huston

Virginia Katherine Hutchens

Lynne M Hutchison

Mary Hutchison

April L Hutto

Sara Hutto

Jacquelin Hyman

Elva M. Hyre

Mannizess Imson

Taylor Elizabeth Irick

Tameka Roman Irvin

Renita Juliet Irving

Monica R. Isaac

Marcia Iszard

Rebecca Jablonski

Allison Ginette Jackson

Brenda T. Jackson

Emma Jackson

Juanetta Jackson

Jwan Detrice Jackson

Karen Jackson

Linda Rush Jackson

Maegen Jackson

Monica Shiniece Jackson

Quartell Jackson

Shatonne Jackson

Tibithia Octavia Jackson

Tomeka Nichole Jackson

Tonda P. Jackson

Karen LaTrice Jackson

McClary

Linda P. Jacobs

Lynn Jacobs

Mellada Jacobs

Kathy Lou Jacobson

Stacy Jacobson

Sarah James

Sherry L. James

Shirley M. James

Ruth Anne Jameson

Brenda Joyce James-Pitt

Deirdre Michele Jamison

Kathy Jamison

Mary A Jarmulowicz

Marc E Jasek

Daria P. Jeffers

Coretta M. Jenerette

Ashland Jenkins

Carolyn M. Jenkins

Deborah M Jenkins

Melissa Latrell Jenkins

Caitlin Jennings

Tiffany Leshelle Jennings

Gwendolyn F Jensen

Erika Ashley Jeter

Taylor Lauren Joest

Angela Johnson

Ashley Johnson

Ashunta K Johnson

Bonne Johnson

Charlyn Beth Johnson

Denean S Johnson

Edna Johnson

Jessica S Johnson

Julia Maria Johnson

Keyonia Young Johnson

Kristina Marie Johnson

Margaret S Johnson

Mark H Johnson

Merrilyn O. Johnson

Michelle C Johnson

Pamela S Johnson

Patricia F. Johnson

Pierrene K. Johnson

Rebecca Lynn Johnson

Rhonda Johnson

Shameka Nicole Johnson

Vicky Johnson

Vincent Bernard Johnson

Lauryn Johnston

Shelly Johnston

Anna M. Jonason

Carolyn P. Jones

Ciji Jones

Debbie S. Jones

Dianna L Jones

Erin R Jones

Eunice Denise Jones

Jimmi Lynette Jones

Karen D Jones

Kylie Nikia Jones

Lena Marie Jones

Robin Jones

Rosa Ann Jones

Amanda Paige Jordan-

Chipley

Marcille Jorgenson

Amelia Joseph

Joseph JAMES Josey

Leslie R. Justice

Jennifer S. Justus

Sondra Lynn Kaiser

Alice Kamin

Florence T Kamradt

Dianne E Kane

Birdella Kane-Crook

Annette Kao

Cynthia A. Karmasin

Lyndsey Kasprzyk

Rose Kearney-Nunnery

Matthew Keaton

Julia Keefe

Natalie Keefe

Hazel Lucile Keels

Patrice Keesee

Leah Keisler

Tracy Elizabeth Keisling

Tracy Elizabeth Kelecava

Teresa J. Kelechi

Nanette C. Kelly

Lynette S. Kemp

Yolanda Kendrick

Bernice R Kennedy

Charlotte Kennedy

Coleen Renee Kennedy

Sarah Kennedy

Thomas Wesley Kennedy

Ryan J Kerzan

Kim Kiefer

Janice Wright Kilby

Janice M Kilgallon

Colleen M Kilgore

Christenna L Kindt

Beatrice Lynn King

Natasha Twanna King

Crystal Antwanette

Kingcade

Amirah Kinlaw

Catrina I. Kinsey

Kathryn Kinyon

Nina R Kirchgessner

Amanda Faye Kirkpatrick

Kirklin Elise Kirkpatrick

Catherine Carol Kirton

Arnell C. Kithcart

Eileen Klang

Lori L Knarr-Stanley

Jessica Dolores Knebel

Elizabeth Wagoner Knight

Shirley G. Knight

Sarah Knorr

Marilynn E. Koerber

Sia Komba

Shawn Elizabeth Kouba

Margaret B. Kroposki

Karin E K Krussig

Jo Kuehn Kuehn

Aimee L Kuhn

Barbara Kurent-Byrum

Katherine Sullivan Kyle

Patricia Labbe

Juliana Lacandalo

Crystal Bianca Ladson

Erica Ladson

Patrice Nicole Ladson Keels

ROSELIND Ladson-

Hamilton

Debra Lagaly

Lorie Lagan

Carrie Marie Laird

Sarah Markolf Lamb

Joyce Lambert

Jennifer L Lamon

Samantha Renee Shaw

Lancaster

Patricia Landreman

Lisa Ann Lane

Elaine J Lang

Lisa M Langdale

Amanda Thomas Langford

Janice Garrison Lanham

Elizabeth Marcel Laorenza

Roxanne LaPointe

Ashley Owens Larson

Ginger Michell Latimer

Elizabeth Dawn Lattimer

Elizabeth H. Lawson

Claudia Elaine Lawton

Nancy Lynne Lawyer

Debra K Layer

Julianna A. Layfield

Diana Marie Layne

Avery Jess Layton

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James Leach

Sandra Leigh Leder

Clare T Lee

Deborah D. Lee

Elizabeth Alcyone Lee

Ralonda Tiona Lee

Shirleatha Lee

Lindsay Marie Legrand

Morgan Taylor Legrand

Mariola Leja-Peden

Isabel Lemasters

Shelley Lemerande

Shandel M Leonard

Lora Lynn Leslie-Turpin

Ebony Letmon

Ronni Hickman Leviner

Kayla Levy

Yolanda Y Levy

Christine Milligan Lewis

Holly Melissa Lewis

Penelepe R Lewis

Tanya Lewis

Mary M Liaghat

Sarah M Liedberg

Michelle A. Liken

Kelly Liles

Nancy Lim

Mary S Linder

Tonja Lindle

Jane Mayes Link

Nancy C Lintner

Jennifer Roberts Little

Kristen Elizabeth Little

William Andrew Little

Rebecca Christine Littlejohn

Renee Elise Litton

Penkeisha Livingston Reed

Karen Lockett

Wanda A. Loftin

Deborah Logan

Debbie Jean Lomax-

Franklin

Bridget Thomas Long

LynMarie Long

Catherine Longshore-

Schmidt

Beatriz Lopez Martinez

Renatta Loquist

Jerri Lord

Brian Lorimer

Tanya F Lott

Dorothy Louaret

Amber Love

Margaret Love

Valentina Love

Berry Scott Lovering

Fauntella Lowe

Laura Lowe

Georgina Anne Lucas

Jaclyn Blair Lucchese

Jessica Marie Luce

Sharon Denise Lupinski

Sarah Lustig

Sommer Lyles

Brett Duke Lynam

Colleen Lyons

Donna W Macaleer

Esperanza Macalincag

Patricia A. Macaruso

Cynthia L Macdonald

Robin Machajewski

Sharon Elizabeth Mack

Marlene C. Mackey

Tomieka Mackey

Andrea Marie Macmillan

Joann L Madden

Autumn Maddox

Aindrea Bree Maddray

Gayenell Smith Magwood

Pamela Marie Major

Melissa Makig-Angay

Sylvia A. Mallory

Charity Lynn Manning

Peggy M Manning

Chandra Yvette Mansell

Heather R Marlowe

Tonya Marshall

Aimee Wiggins Martin

Amber Martin

Annette M Martin

Cheryl Martin

Christina B Martin

Jenna Martin

Karen M Martin

Mary M Martin

Sharon E Martin

Tonya G Martin

Deborah Susan Martin-

Sexton

Mary Taylor Martof

Elysia Mason

Jill A Mason-Nguyen

Jean A Massey

Teresa Massey

Audrey Cheryl Massie

April Mathis

Whitney Louise Mathis

Traci Mathvink

Milva Matseva

Lauren Matthews

Kari Mau

Elijah P Mays Jr

Polly M Mazanec

Bonita F Mc Cray

Paula R McAbee

Laura Ann Elizabeth McCall

Monique Chemonn McCall

Ranee Ellenburg McCall

Jennifer McCarson

Elisabeth McCarter

Kellee La’Mia

McClenningham

Alaina Renee McClerklin

Melissa McComak

Tammy P McConnell

Douglas P McCormick

Marian S McCray

Troy D McCurry

Tammy H McDonald

Joanne McDonnell

Melissa McDonough

Betsy M. McDowell

Carrie McDowell

Joyce A McDowell

Liz McDowell

Stephanie McDuffie

Ronda McElveen

Cheri Johnson McElwee

Sean McErlane

Michelle Denise McFadden

Erin Marie McGeachie

Diana McIntyre

Carlene McIntyre-Nickle

Lesia B McKenzie

Tonya R McKenzie

Barbara A Mckinney

Candace McKinney

Elizabeth McKniff

Dashaundra C McKnight

Ranettia McLaurin

Brenda H. McLellan

Mary W McLeod

Justin Wilson McMahan

Tabia McMullen

Brittany McNair

Persia Destiny McNamara

Victoria Moriah McNeill

Velda LISE McPherson

Susan Gail McWilliam

Pamela Meadows

Michael Shawn Mealey

Honor Adair Mease

Michele Medved

Catie Meehan

Domenica Meilinger

Brian Mark Melancon

Cheryl Mele

Bonnie C. Mello

John P. Mellon

Megan Anne Meneses

Jane Taylor Mergle

Cindy S Merrow

Marize Michel

Allyson Broughton

Middleton

Chrissie M Middleton

Denise Middleton-Brown

Colleen Miele

Carrie R. Miles

Amy Christine Miller

Ashley N Miller

Christina Miller

Crystal Lynn Miller

Erin Miller

Lillie Mae Miller

Lisa B Miller

Monica Miller

Nichole A. Miller

Nichole Miller

Sonya Monique Miller

Syreeta Miller

Tracey Denise-Thoms Miller

Allison Milling

Leslie C Mills

Valerie Millwood

Henretta N Milton

Jennifer Minick

Sylvester J Miniea III

Sherry Minikiewicz

Jacqueline M Mintz

Jamie Mintz

Ellen M Mishra

Carlon Mitchell

Ginger Mitchell

Jennifer Mitchell

Jennifer Marie Mitchell

Kim Elaine Mitchell

Samarah H Mitchell

Sheryl L Mitchell

Valerie Mitchell

Helen Lorette Mitchem

Rachel Mitchum

Zahra A Mohammed

Jay T Mollett

Monica Ann Molloy

Patricia Molloy

Linda Mondoux

Lillian H. Mood

Carol A Moody

Kelley Marie Moody

Allison Moore

Deborah Dobson Moore

Hannah A Moore

Margaret Moore

Tekola Moore

Mariselli Morales

Lauren Moree

Liliana Moreira

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Brandi Morgan

James Stewart Morgan

Audrey Lane Morgan

Bowen

Carole J. Morrell

Elizabeth Morris

Judy McCullough Morris

Justin Travis Morris

Lynnette Marie Morris

Melanie Morris

Sarah Katherine Morris

Dana C Morrison

Denise Morrison

Maryalice Morro

Janice Howell Morrow

Lori Pettit Morrow

Yvonne Lee Morrow

Jessica Baldwin Moss

Miranda Elizabeth Moss

Lynda Moutray

Deborah D Moyer

Debra A. Moynihan

Sonja Boyd Muckenfuss

Melissa D Mull

M Annie Muller

Merrylee A Mullinax

Daniel Aaron Mullins

Harley Rene Muniz

Stephanie Munoz

Brenda D. Murphy

Dana J Murphy

Susan Emily Murphy

Tatia Lorraine Murray

Catherine S Murton

Ruth W Mustard

Michelle L. Myer

Dana Grace Myers

Karen Evette Myers

Kelly Myers

Latoya Myers

Latricia Myers

Madelyn Myers

Michelle C Myers

Farahnaz Nafisy

Angela Naples

Rebekah Nations

Pamela K Neal

Janice T Negron

Brenda Neil

Katina Nelson

Marsha Nelson

Torill P Nelson

Barbara L Nemeth

Lynne Sheri Nemeth

Janice F. Nepita

Tanika Nesmith

Cheryl Neuner

Angela D Newman

Patricia Newsom

Shannon Nicholl

Casey Michelle Nichols

Michelle H Nicholson

Christina Marie Nielson

HEATHER Nix

Melissa A. Nuovo

Maureen O Nwajiaku

Andrea Nwamarah

Gail C O’Malley

Andrea Webb Oates

Nancy L. Ofendo Reyes

Paula Anne Ogburn

Tamara Ohara

Cheryl M. O’Hara

Carissa Okoro

Angela L. Olawsky

Mary Lynn Olsen

Lizanne D Olyarchuk

Dorian O’Murray

Leslie Patrice O’Neal

Darlene Joan Orcutt

Lasonya Orellana

Caroline Osburn

Angel Oshields

Sophia D. O’Shields

Jolene Dee Osorio

Rebecca Rush Otts

Donna Shilane Outlaw-

Thomas

Gretchen A Overstolz

Alice R. Overstreet

Sly Owens

Virginia M Owens

Allison Owings

Kelly Marie Pabst

Frances Suzanne Pach

Lisa Page

Tryshawn Palmer

Katherine Palmgren

Melissa Pare

Ashley D Parker

Mellasenah Blair Parker

Sharlene Parmley

Linda Alisa Parnell

Constance L Parson

Mary Ann Parsons

Deepali Patel

Rina Patel

Adrain Patterson

Brooke Patterson

Fredda A Patterson

Mary Lucas Patterson

Tori Patterson

Valencia Patterson

Judy C Paull

Kimberly Elizabeth Payne

Kelly Elizabeth Payton

Ingrid Pearson

Josh Pedigo

Diane Jester Peele

Jessica D Peelle

Alison Peeples

Betty D Pelletier

Kelly June Pelletier

Lora Ann Penderman

Kirstin K Pennington

Pennie L Peralta

Deresh Tamara Perez

Nikita Shaneka Pete

Cynthia Petermann

Rhonda A Peterson

Lorrie Peyton

Marlee Phillips

Elizabeth Philmon

Kim Piacquadio

Linda Faye Pickens

Tianita; Pickens

Kathy Pike

Jennifer Pilot

Lolita Ta’Meek Pinckney

Myra Dorothea Pinckney

Michelle H Pittard

Chuck Gregory Pittman

Stuart Pittman

Catherine Pitts

Susan E. Plunkett

Ali Kindal Plyler

Jessica Poirier

Susan Polk

Joyce W Pompey

Charlene Ann Pope

Holly Poplin

Kristen Poston

Callie Powell

Dorothy Powell

Hollie Powell

Nancy C. Powell

Telatha Cornelia Powell

Tina Powell

Stephanie A Powers

Phyllis C Poyner

Kathryn Phillips Prater

Patricia F. Prather

Rebecca B. Preast

Martha A Pressley-Turner

Latonya Denise Pretty

Twanna M Pretty

Sandra F. Prewitt

Sabrina Price

Dorothy Lee Prichard

Cherylene Prickett

Ava W. Pridemore

Letitia Pringle

Charlene Pruitt

Sonya Renee Puckett

Amy Renae Purser Medina

William A Pursley

M. Claire Pursley-Watson

Laura Putnam

debra w quick

Jada C Quinn

Jayne Freedman Quinn

Rebecca Rabb

Katherine D Rabon

Christine M Ralyea

Brenda Ramirez Pena

Jennifer Lee Ramsey

Sandra M Randolph

Marlene B. Rapp

Lori Ellen Rash

Leisa M Rauch

Patricia C Ravella

Angela Marie Ravenell

Sherrion Joyce Ray

Traci C. Ray

Phyllis Ann Raynor

Avia Reaves

Nancy I. Rector

Amy Redd

Bridgette Redick

Melissa J Redmond

Dana D Reece

Rameka Reed

Cherie Reese

Jessica Reeves

Stephanie Regalado

Erin Reid

Mary S. Reid

Michael Reid

Taj Burnside Reid

Tonya Reid

Elaine Reimels

Donna Reinbeck

Alice M Renfrow

Elizabeth J Renius

Wanda Revis

Maribel Rey

Brittany Jeannette

Reynolds

Eva Marie H Reynolds

Elona E. Rhame

Elizabeth Abbott Rhoades

Tushara Rhodes

Taurie Rhoten

Colette Hawthorne Rhue

Shelby L Rials

Lenora J Ricard

Ashanti Temedres Rice

Jessica Lea Rice

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Yvonne Rice

Gwendolyn E. Richardson

Suzanne Richarsdson

William E. Richburg

Jane Van Epps Richter

Karin Riley

Lindsay Riollano

Lorraine F Rivero

Caroline Roberts

Elizabeth Barlow Roberts

Jessica Anne Roberts

Leiann Roberts Boards

Amanda Long Robertson

Kimberly Robertson

Crystal Robinson

Fanta Nicole Robinson

Micah L Robinson

Shirley M Robinson

Wende L Rochester

Nancy L Rockett

Sara Catherine Rodden

Felicia Rodgers

Ithamesia Rodgers

Misty Rodriguez

Sylvia Leticia Rodriguez-

Adedoja

Catherine Louise Rogers

Jennifer Rogers

Kristen Rogers

Linda T. Rogers

Joy Ann Roinestad

Celeste Romp

Misty Jo Roomsburg

Angel Jaimee Ross

Veronia Lynn Ross

Etoshia Rene Rouse

Carol Royals

Jennifer Rozak

Laurrie D Rumpp

Julie Runyan-Brown

Lisa Russ

Summer D Russell

Kelly Russin

Kayla Brunson Rutland

Rachel Ryan

Angela Sachs

Wanda S Samake

Laura Lee Samuel

Christina M Sanders

Jerrica Lauren Sanders

Lucille Miley Sanders

Terry Lynn Sanford

Rebecca Sanger

Kelly Santell

Carl Allen Sarbacker

Janice C Sasser

Tabitha Michelle Satcher

Antionette Luella Saunders

Michelle Sawyer

Marilyn G Saxon

Nicole L Schaefer

Stephanie L Schaller

Mary Shannon Schander

Kathleen M Scharer

Farrah L Schildknecht

Heather Schneider

Katie Schoppe

Cheryl Lynn Schosky

Julie Schroll

Marcus Rae Schultz

Micki Schurlknight

Melanie Scianna

Jennifer Lee Scott

Diane Elizabeth Scully

Elizabeth E Seal

Anna Seals

Arnisha Leshae Seaward

Alexander Wilson

Seawright

Lara Sebok

Chase Seegmiller

Marie G. Segars

Laura Seipt

Donna C Sellers

Karen E. Sellers

Marilyn D. Sellers

Nikki W Sellers

Tonya L Sellers

Colette Senseney

Courtney Settles

Leslie Tannery Sewell

Annie Shaffer

Loretta J Shaffer

Latia Shaw

Lelia Hunter Shaw

Tina Marlene Shaw Smart

Sherion Amoy Shaw-Porter

Michelle Shealy

Donnalea Shearer

Amanda L Sheldon

Latrice Janive Shell

Caroline Altman Shelley

Deborah L Shelley

Cynthia Marie Shepard

Tina Sheppard

Elizabeth Swilley Sheridan

Alyssa Marie Sherrill

Donna Marie Shields

Gertrude Shiver

Eden R Shock

Jennifer Elliott Sholts

Faith Shuler

Sipiwe M Sibande

Toni G Silver

Michael Allen Simmons

Precious Simmons

Sabrina Simmons

Constance B Simons

Robin W Simpkins

Jada Suthard Simpson

Karen J Simpson

Santesha Pickens Simpson

Terry D. Sims

Miranda Singletary

Quana Mardena Singleton

Jonathan Sippel

Ashley Nicole Burton

Sirianni

Thomas Sisk

Laura Lynn Skillen

Janice Lipe Skipper

Patricia A Slachta

Mary D. Slade

Sarah Elizabeth Slone

Naomi L Smalls

Kimberly Smart

Patricia A. Smart

Shayna Larissa Smart

Anna Marie Smigelski

Agnes Ann Smith

Ashley Smith

Brodrick Darren Smith

David Elijah Smith

Georgette M. Smith

Harriett Smith

Jacqueline Kim Smith

Jeffrey Joseph Smith

Joycelin Smith

Karen R Smith

Kimberly ANNE Smith

Kylie Smith

Machelle Speicher Smith

Pamela Gowan Smith

Pamelia Gean Smith

Patricia P Smith

Patsy Smith

Rachel Andrea Smith

Roy Hampton Smith

Shannon B Smith

Sharon Diane Smith

Stacy Perron Smith

Steven Smith

Tammy C Smith

Theresa Gent Smith

Tracie Smith

Christine B. Smoak

Jaime Smoak

Donna Jo Smolenski

Katherine Smyly

Nancee V Sneed

Gina Snell

Tracie T Snider

Samantha Snively

Nichole L Snow

Elizabeth F Snyder

Morgan Sodeman

Tiffany Solari

Selin Ann Solen

Elaine R Sommer

Margaret M Sorkin

Frances Sorrow

Robbie M. South

Ricardo Jorge Souza Leao

Margaret P. Spain

Kimberly Speer

Debbie Spells

Jeanette E Spence

Linda S Spratt

Lydia Sprouse

Rosemond Yolande

Squirewell

Lauren St Armand

Elizabeth A. Stachelek

Erika Sharmane Stack

Lori M Staelens

Pamela A Stampfli

Ellen Stanbach

Karen I. Standish

Angela Y Stanley

Ruth J. Stanton

Karen L Staples

Alyssia Starkey

Lindsey D States

Barbara Jean Steadman

Suzanne R Steele

Katie Steidle

Maryann T. Steinmetz

Gina MARIE Stenstrom

Charlotte H Stephens

Jacoty Stephens

Jacqueline G Stephens

Teresa Maggard Stephens

Victoria Stephens

Ranee Stephens Pender

Brianna Michelle Stevens

Vanessa Rae Stevens

Adrian Michelle Stevenson

Brittany B Stevenson

Amy M Stewart

Cheri Cannon Stewart

Jemme B Stewart

Stephanie Lynn Stewart

Moriah Stiles

Margo Marie Stilley

Joseph M Stocking

Kimberly L. Stockstill

Mary Stoddard

Pamela Jane Stogner

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Eugenia R Stoker

Debora Rae Stokes

Farah Stokes

Stacy Massey Stokes

Stacie Lynn Stone

Shandel Strait

Courtney Nicole Strickland

Jessica Wingard Stricklin

Mary L. Strossner

Sally Stroud

Judy Stuck

Veronica Stukes

Christine Denise Sturgell

Deanna Suber

Tammy L Sullivan

Tracy Sullivan

Betty M Summer

Sherri Summers

Melody Sumter

Lauren Sunday

Elizabeth OConnor

Swanson

English Leeann Sweat

Justin Swilling

Schinitra Ti’Onette Swinney

Wilma Kay Swisher

Joyce Swygert

Laura L. Szadek

Lisa Carol Tabakian

Gwendolyn Taitague

Jacquelyn A Tandy

Susan Tanner

Nancy Tansey

Abbey Tapler

Davina Tate

Norma J Taveras

Amber Taylor

Amy E Taylor

Brandi Nicole Taylor

Chelsea Diana Taylor

Connie L. Taylor

Jaclyn Michelle Taylor

Kimberly Taylor

Lindsey N Taylor

Margaret C. Taylor

Margaret Cone Taylor

Melissa Taylor

Melissa C Taylor

Susan W Taylor

Tyesha Taylor

Zerlinna Teague

Marcus Tedder

Michael James Tedeton-

Johnson

Elizabeth Taylor Tedford

Connie F Terry

Meredith Morris Thackston

Juanita W. Thaxton

Kimberley Theuerl

Barbara Thomas

Cuckoo Mariam Thomas

Donna R Thomas

Patricia S. Thomas

Susan A Thomas

Thais O. Thomas

Erin Thompkins

Alisha Thompson

Audrey Thompson

Carol Warren Thompson

Denise W Thompson

Erica Thompson

Kaneathra Thompson

Karen E. Thompson

Kristy Lagina Thompson

Martha Thompson

Michelle Thompson

Taylor Nicole Thompson

Vanessa Thompson

Susan Thornton

Jason Richard Thrift

Mona Thrift

Anita L. Throwe

Susan C Thrower

Stacy Michelle Tisdale

Stephanie L Tollison

Mary Jo Tone

J’Wana Lee Torian

Gale Nadine Touger

Amanda A Townsend

Tammie Tracy

Willie Mae Trapp

Robin E Traufler

Make’Da Joi Traynum

Kristal Turner Tribble

Angela M. Tronco

Vincencia Trowell

Ludmila Dmitrievna

Tsyplakova

Sandra L. Tucker

Elizabeth B Tumaliuan

Ashley Turbyfill

Mary Stovall Turman

Sarah Turnbull

Deborah Comeaux Turner

Natali Laverne Turner

Sharon Denise Turner

Tracy L Turner

Crystal Turney

Andrea Paige Tyner

Cherhara Tynes

Laroysha Ulmer

Donna McInnis Usher

Penelope L Vachon

Kathleen Valentine

Ashley Valipour

Elizabeth Van

JENNIFER Marie Vance

Christy L Vann

Kathy Vanravenstein

Connie B. Varn

Jane Marie Vaughan

Javan Vaughn

Javan Vaughn

Jennifer B Vaughn

Roberta M. Vedders

Terry Lynn Verdin

Heather Montgomery

Vereen

Patricia A. Versailles

Bailey Vevon

Lori Lynn Vick

Altonese Vitalis

Melissa Dawn Vorpahl

Mary S Wachowski

Donna C. Wade

Samantha Wadford

Allison Wagenlander

Barbara R Wagstaff

Shannon Paige Wakefield

Sarah Elizabeth Walden

Courtney Waldon

Patricia Gail B Waldrop

AMANDA YOKO Walker

Margaret L Walker

Natacha Deshawn Walker

Raquel Kelly Walker

Barbara Sue Wall

Kelly Renee Wall

Patina Sharese Walton-

Battle

Serge Raoul Wandji

Anna Wannamaker

Lanesia Wannamaker

Mary Ward

Sarah Mae Ward

Sharon A Warday

Deborah Warden

Denine Ward-Johnson

Barbara J G Warner

Evelyn Denise Washington

Kwanza Washington

Tiffany N. Washington

Candace A. Waters

Phyllis Love Watford

Emilienne Y. Watonsi

Julia M Watson

Julie Watson

Karen Lousie Weaver

Mary E Weaver

Jodie Webb

Lee A Webb

Robyn Marie Webb

Juliana Weeks

Ella S Weinkle

Grit Weinstein

Dorothy H Weiss

Timothy Weiss

Ross Welch

Joy Lynne Welling

W. Zeh Wellington

Kelly Wells

Linda M. Wells

Jeremy Chad Wentzky

Mary F Wessinger

Alice Jane West

Elizabeth J. West

Amanda Westhart

Jennifer Westmoreland

Margaret Ann Wetsel

Ginger Whaley

Holisa C. Wharton

William Antron Wharton

Shannon Wheeler

Liesl Whisenant

Michael S Whitaker

Billie White

Latonya Terease White

Martin White

Persephoney White

Vanetta W White

Roberta Gail Whiteaker

Myra Anita Cannon Whiten

Susan Scott Whiteside

Margaret Whitfield

Robin L Wideman

Nadine P. Wiggins

Page Wiggins

Tara Wiggins

Amanda Wilburn

Miriam E. Wilchanovsky

Debra Wilcox

Esther Marcia Wilds

Brenda K Wilhite

Lavena S. Wilkes

Suzanne S Wilkins

Heather Wilks

Laura Burgess Willard

Amber P Williams

Amy Allen Williams

Angeline Elizabeth Williams

Annalily Bulatao Williams

April Gayle Williams

Bonnie Jean Williams

Bruce K Williams

Caitlin Williams

Charlotte Williams

Davidia Williams

Donna Lee Williams

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Donna Williams

Dwanrhea Sharnete

Williams

Ernestine I. Williams

Jermaine Edward Williams

Jessica E. Williams

Kathleen E Williams

Kimberly Renee Williams

Lisa T Williams

Michelline Cooper Williams

Sarah D. Williams

Susan Chamberlain

Williams

Terry Carlisle Williams

Tiffaney Williams

Virginia Williams

Darlene Hicks Williams

Dunlap

Betsy Williamson

Sara Williamson

Crystal Lee Willis

Lindsey Willis

Annie E. Wilson

Beverly Cecile Wilson

Crystal G Wilson

Elaine Wilson

Gina G Wilson

Lindsey Faith Wilson

Lucretia D. Wilson

Mack S Wilson

Melisa C. Wilson

Randall Ann Wilson

Shannon T Wilson

Sharon L Wilson

Toccora Wilson

Tynaka Wilson

Versie Wilson

Victoria W. Wilson

Tameka Jordan Wimbush

Michael R Winfree

Sarah Ann Winstead

Ruth Wittmann-Price

Dawn Marie Wolak

Donna L Wolff

Bryan K Wood

Linda M Woodfin

Hightower

Angela Denise Woods

Anne Woodward

Candace Woodward

Duveen L. Woolbright

Eric Wooten

Carolyn Wray

Amanda Dawn Wright

Barbara Ann Wright

Cassandra Wright

Cindy Joy Wright

Demetris Natasha Wright

Eve Wright

Jennifer Laurentina Wright

Jessica L Wright

Kameka Wright

Keetra D Wright

Randy Wright

Sandra K Wright

Tracie Sinquefield Wright

Joanne E Wuori

Alice F Wyatt

Christina Wynn

Victoria Ann Yandle

Ana B Yanes

Keisha Sharie Yarborough

Tracey Yazvac

Deborah Lynne Yeargin

Kimberly Yodice

Janet A York

Tammy Ida Younan

ShaReda Young

Lydia R Zager

Alyssa Nicole Zalar

Nancy B Zalas

Steven Zankowitz

Alicia Zeigler

Angela C Zeigler

Suzanne Zelling

Karen Zimmer

Lea Anne Zimmerli

Sandra Zimmerman

Judith Marie Zink

Melissa Zito

Lynette Zitzner

Rebecca Anne Zobel

Fran Zozzaro

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SCNA President: Kelly Bouthillet

2020 South Carolina Nurses Association

Number of BOD Meetings Attended: 2 of 2 to date

2020 Activities:

2020 began with a new board of directors and a new vision to move SCNA forward. In short time,

however, it was clear a global pandemic was unfolding which impacted our plans for the year.

Despite the disruption of normal that COVID has caused, SCNA has accomplished much, not least

of which is the continued voice of South Carolina nurses.

In January, we held our only face to face Board of Directors meeting of the year, which served

as both an operational meeting and orientation. I was able to share my vision with the members

present and set the agenda for the coming year. As the winter/spring progressed, SCNA began

hearing from nurses across the state about working during COVID with a lack of PPE. By March and

April, working conditions were deteriorating, PPE was growing scarce and access to testing was

poor. As nurses reached out to SCNA, I shared these messages with multiple news organizations

regarding growing concerns among nurses across the state. I continued to communicate with

members, as well as reach out to Governor McMaster with our concerns over the lack of protective

equipment and test accessibility. Over the course of several months, SCNA sent several letters

to the governor, SCHA, DHEC, Senators and the state general assembly. In celebration of Nurses

Week/Month, I held a first-ever, President’s Virtual Town Hall with SCNA members to connect during

this time of uncertainty. Another letter to the governor was sent, this time requesting a mandate for

the use of face masks, when the number COVID cases began to sharply increase across the state.

This year, I have also attended ANA Leadership and Health Policy/GOVA web-calls in effort to stay

updated on priority national nursing strategies and policies.

I served as the sole Representative to the ANA’s General Membership Assembly held on June 19th,

2020. During the meeting the ANA’s Membership Assembly Adopts Resolution on Racial Justice

for Communities of Color June 20th, 2020 was adopted. A partnership between SCNA and SCNF

created the SC version, SCNA’s Statement Against Racism, June 2020. A copy of this statement can

be found of page 79.

Lastly, I also serve as a representative on the Advisory Committee on Nursing Education and the

Deans and Directors groups.

With continued focus on the COVID pandemic during 2020, our efforts continue to concentrate on

advocating for nurses and our patients, albeit in a virtual manner. I remain committed to improving

connectedness and communication during this unprecedented time.

SCNA President-Elect: Sheryl Mitchell

Number of BOD Meetings Attended: 1 of 2

2020 Activities: As President-Elect, I served as the chair of the State Planning Team for the Annual

SCNA Conference. State planning meetings were held regularly to determine the theme for 2020

conference and plan state sessions. Unfortunately, the conference was canceled due to COVID-19. I

also served as SCNA's representative on the South Carolina Nurses Foundation Board of Trustees.

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Nominations and Elections Committee: Stephanie Davis

Number of Members:

Number of Meetings:

Average Attendance:

2020 Activities:

2021 Goals:

SCNA Secretary/Treasurer: Cheryl Fieldhouse

Number of BOD Meetings Attended: 2 of 2

2020 Activities: Received finicial statements from SCNA Staff. Received reports of all check

transactions from SCNA Staff.

Finance Committee: Cheryl Fieldhouse

Number of Members:

Number of Meetings:

Average Attendance:

2019/20 Activities:

2021 Goals:

Director, Seat 1: Jada Quinn

Number of BOD Meetings Attended: 1 of 2

2020 Activities: Ongoing review of activities of the Board for alliance with the Strategic plan.

Support activities of the Board via email voting and distance meeting capacities.

Director, Seat 2: Christina Branham

Number of BOD Meetings Attended:

2020 Activities:

Chair Commission on Policy / Legislation: Jessica Stricklin

Number of BOD Meetings Attended:

2020 Activities:

Legislative Committee: Stephanie Burgess

2020 Activities:

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Wanda Crotwell

The Southern Group

SCNA Lobbyist

As you are all aware, the onset of COVID-19 changed everything about “life as we know it” in

March of 2020. As a result, the South Carolina General Assembly stood in recess in March, with

brief returns to session in May and June to deal with COVID-related funding measures and the

pending state budget for fiscal year 2021. As a result, the General Assembly passed three pieces of

legislation upon their two-day returns.

The first was the allocation of the recommendations from AccelerateSC for the first phase of federal

CARES Act funding. Of the $1.9 billion allocated to the state, almost $1.2 billion was allocated

to state agencies, education, hospitals, institutions of higher learning, and expansion of rural

broadband.

The second was a continuing resolution to fund the operations of state government at the current

levels beginning July 1, the start of the new fiscal year.

And the third was the annual sine die resolution that set the terms for adjournment of session and

the dates of their return. As a result, the General Assembly is currently standing adjourned, but will

return to session on September 15 for no more than two weeks to focus on a few key issues. The

first will be the allocation of the almost $800 million of remaining CARES relief funding. The second

will be the passage of a state budget for 2020-2021. That “new” appropriations bill will then

replace the continuing resolution currently in place to pay for the operations of government until

that time.

Finally, according to the terms of the sine die resolution, they will have the ability, although not the

requirement, to consider any and all bills that have crossed from one legislative body to the other.

While that would leave numerous pieces of legislation eligible for consideration, the insight we are

getting at this point is that it is extremely doubtful that any of those bills will be considered unless

they are used as vehicles for any needed COVID “fixes” that may need to be addressed before

January.

As a result, we anticipate that all legislation pending before the General Assembly at the time

of adjournment in the spring will be dead for the year and will need to be reintroduced for

consideration in the 2021-2022 session, which begins the second Tuesday in January. Certainly,

that could change, but given the rate of COVID cases currently in the state, we do not anticipate

the members being supportive of long discussions or debates in closed chambers. We expect their

business in September to be focused solely on funding issues with legislative discussions, especially

those not related to COVID, being held for January.

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Chair Commission on Professional Advocacy and Development: Coleen Kennedy

Number of BOD Meetings Attended:

2020 Activities:

Continuing Education Approver Committee: Tushara Rhodes

Number of Members: 8

Number of Meetings: 4

Average Attendance: Varies

2020 Activities: Focus remains on providing and maintaining initial and ongoing competency for the

Continuing Education Approver Committee (CEAC) membership. Quarterly CEAC meetings include an

update from the CEAC Chair with information dissemination from the ANCC Approver/Provider Unit

monthly virtual calls. The quarterly member updates provide an enhanced mechanism for members

to remain current with ANCC Criteria in addition to providing a forum to discuss Nursing Professional

Development trending topics. CEAC meets quarterly in conjunction with continuing education

application review cycles. This year all of our CEAC meeting have been virtual due to COVID-19.

To date, CEAC has approved fourteen (14) Individual Activities and six (6) Provider Unit Applications.

The CEAC Committee remains active with providing excellent customer service, approving quality

continuing education programs, and support of the Approved Provider Units.

Continuing Education Provider Committee: Mary Wessinger

Number of Members: 5

Number of Meetings: as needed by email

Average Attendance: 2

2019 – 2020 Activities:

SCNA had a very successful State Convention in Greenville in October of 2019.

Communicated with SCNA staff regarding the CNE to be offered to all nurses (to include APRN's) at

the 2020 Annual State Convention, in Hilton Head, in October of this year. Unfortunately our 2020

State Convention was cancelled.

Activity Title

Number

Credits

Number of

Nurses who

completed

the activity

Knot Just Suturing: Basic Office Procedures (3 CH/PH) 3.00 23 69

In Case You Missed It: 2019 Pharmacology Update (2 CH/ 2.00 117 234

PH/CS)

VPDs: Measles, and Anti Vaxxers (2 CH/PH) 2.00 113 226

Primary Care of Patients with Encephalopathy (2 CH/PH) 2.00 26 52

Prescribing Mindfully: Addressing Mental Health from a 2 56 112

Primary Care Perspective (2 CH/PH)

Update in Obstetrics and GYN Care to Women of All Ages (2 2 38 76

CH/PH)

Infertility Technologies (1.5 CH/PH) 1.5 30 45

Total

Hours

Awarded

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Stop the Bleed: Basic Bleeding Control (1.5 CH) 1.5 26 39

Spirituality and the nurse's role in spiritual assessment: 1.5 28 42

Spirituality, Health and the Healthcare professional (1.5 CH)

Research 101: Everything you wanted to know but were 1.5 15 22.5

afraid to ask! (1.5 CH)

How to Maximize Your Social Security (1.5 CH) 1.5 10 15

Breastfeeding, How to Help, When to Refer (1.5 CH/PH) 1.5 10 15

Psychiatric Pharm Update (1.5 CH/PH/CS) 1.5 66 99

Diagnosis and Treatment of Attention Disorders: Across the 1.5 36 54

Lifespan (1.5 CH/PH/CS)

A Multimodal Approach to Pain Management for Optimal 1.5 34 51

Patient Outcomes and Safety (1.5 CH/PH)

Billing for NP Services (1.5 CH) 1.5 21 31.5

Diabetes and NASH (1.5 CH/PH) 1.5 71 106.5

Luncheon Presentation Where is Your Inner Leader (.5 CH) 0.5 116 58

Cardiology Guidelines and Drug Update (2 CH/PH) 2 112 224

Leadership Seminar Finding the Leader Within (2 CH) 2 14 28

Managing the CKD/ESRD Patient (1.5 CH/PH) 1.5 28 42

Let's Talk About Obesity (1.5 CH/PH) 1.5 20 30

Medical Entomology (1.5 CH/PH) 1.5 14 21

Managing Opioid Use Disorders in Clinical practice: 1.5 48 72

Considerations for AP Nurses (1.5 CH/PH/CS)

Hospice 101 (1.5 CH) 1.5 7 10.5

Efficacy and Financial Considerations of HIV pre-exposure 1.5 19 28.5

(PrEP) and Insulin Therapy Initiations (1.5 CH/PH)

A Fib (1.5 CH/PH) 1.5 50 75

Long Term Care of the Elderly in a Skilled Setting (1.5 CH) 1.5 12 18

Latest Update on Concussions (2 CH/PH) 2 56 112

Maternal Mortality & Morbidity: America in Crisis (2 CH/PH) 2 17 34

Integrating Mindfulness Practices into Your Personal and 2 12 24

Professional Life (2 CH)

Creating a Healthy Work Environment (2 CH) 2 11 22

New Pharm and Non-Pharm Options for Treatment Resistant 1.5 46 69

Depression (1.5 CH/PH/CS)

How to Own Your Own Practice in SC (1.5 CH) 1.5 14 21

Dyspareunia (1.5 CH/PH) 1.5 18 27

Principles of Education for Nurses and Patients (1.5 CH) 1.5 3 4.5

The Medical Management of Obesity (1.5 CH/PH) 1.5 31 46.5

Advance Care Planning and the New Physician Orders for

Scope of Treatment (POST) Act (1.5 CH)

1.5 9 13.5

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Anticoagulation Therapeutics and Associated Prescription 1.5 21 31.5

Coverage Resources (1.5 CH/PH)

Regulatory Update: Keeping Safe as a Prescriber (1CH) 1 36 36

Strengthening Our Assessments: Screening Tool and Rating 1 33 33

Scales (1CH)

Reducing Your Risk of Litigation: Documentation (1CH) 1 33 33

Humor In Mental Health – A Laugh a Day keeps the

1 31 31

Psychiatrist Away (1CH)

Psychiatric Disorders and Chronic Diseases (1CH/PH) 1 33 33

CEAC 2019 Update (1.5 CH) 1.5 18 27

Total Hours

Awarded in

2019

2494.5

2021 Goals: To continue to assist with CNE offered by SCNA to the nurses in this State, both

members of SCNA and non-members. To offer quality CNE for our state's nursing professionals. To

promote participation of our chapters in the annual meeting in the Fall of the year, to evaluate the

needs of nursing education based on the needs of the nurses in this state, who practice in all areas.

To participate and keep up to date on changes in our nursing practice by the American Nurses

Association. To keep up to date with current literature and with the relevant American Nurses

Association literature on nursing practice quality and trends.

ANA Membership Assembly Representative Report

Kelly Bouthillet

Report Year: 2020

Since the beginning of the pandemic, ANA has provided much guidance on COVID related-issues,

including the lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for nurses. The ANA has continued to

advocate during this pandemic for safe patient handling and for the nursing profession in this time

of great uncertainty. ANA has provided numerous resources to state associations to assist in not only

caring for our patients, but nurses across various care settings.

Attended the ANA General Membership Assembly held virtually on the evening of June 19th, 2020.

This meeting was held virtually after a special meeting was called and voted on due to the COVID

pandemic prevented having the traditional face-to-face conference.

I was the only SCNA representative in attendance at the General Membership Assembly and

hence cast all six (6) votes. I did feel an extra sense of responsibility having the sole voting charge.

Considering the circumstances and number of attendees at this virtual event, the meeting was very

productive, engaging and a great success. Dr. Ernest Grant was re-elected to the position of the

ANA President.

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Before the General Membership Assembly, President Grant, unveiled ANA’s position on racism

which was accepted by the membership.

“The Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements obligates nurses to be allies and to

advocate and speak up against racism, discrimination, and injustice.

ANA, along with nurses everywhere, are again called to action. Collectively, we must emerge from

silence and speak with one strong voice as leaders and role models of compassion and empathy

for our patients, families, communities and most importantly, towards one another. Our voice is our

commitment to making a difference in all that we do for those we serve.”

The full statement can be found below and on the ANA website.

ANA’s Membership Assembly Adopts Resolution on Racial Justice for Communities of Color

June 20th, 2020

ANA's Membership Assembly Adopts Resolution on Racial Justice for Communities of Color

The American Nurses Association (ANA) 2020 Membership Assembly condemns the brutal death

of George Floyd and the many other Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who have been

unjustly killed by individuals within law enforcement. Such cruelty and abject racism must not go

unchallenged.

Racism is a public health crisis that impacts the mental, spiritual, and physical health of all people.

The Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements obligates nurses to be allies and to

advocate and speak up against racism, discrimination, and injustice. Consistent with this obligation,

ANA has taken positions against racism, discrimination and health care disparities and advocating

for human rights.

ANA, along with nurses everywhere, are again called to action. Collectively, we must emerge from

silence and speak with one strong voice as leaders and role models of compassion and empathy

for our patients, families, communities and most importantly, towards one another. Our voice is our

commitment to making a difference in all that we do for those we serve.

ANA, along with the Constituent/State Nurses Associations and the ANA Individual Member

Division, pledges to:

• Oppose and address all forms of racism and discrimination.

• Condemn brutality by law enforcement and all acts of violence.

• Champion the Code of Ethics for Nurses which calls on us to recognize human dignity

regardless of race, culture, creed, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, age, experience, or any

aspect of identity.

• In partnership with nurses everywhere educate, advocate, and collaborate to end systemic

racism, particularly within nursing.

• Advance institutional and legislative policies that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and social

justice for all.

• Advocate for the ending of health inequities within communities and health care systems that

stem from systemic racism.

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• Promote deliberate and respectful dialogue, effective listening and commitment to change as a

means to improve the health of all individuals and the communities where they live and work.

SCNA’s Statement Against Racism, June 2020

Nurses have a responsibility to use your voices to call for change. To remain silent is to be complicit.

The South Carolina Nurses Association and the South Carolina Nurses Foundation stand united

in opposition to racism of any form. The avoidance of racism, discrimination, police brutality, and

for nurses, the fundamental basic human rights are foundational to nursing. In keeping with the

American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses, we stand together: Nurses Strong for

fundamental rights of all people.

ANA Hall of Fame Award, 2020

ANA established the nursing Hall of Fame Award to recognize individual nurses’ commitments to

the nursing field and their impact on the health and social history of the United States.

• ANA is honored to induct Jeri Milstead, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN, RN, Ohio Nurses Association,

former member of SCNA and professor at Clemson. Congratulations to Jeri.

Dr. Jeri Milstead is internationally recognized as a leader, educator and mentor, and her expertise is

sought around the world. Dr. Milstead brought to the profession a focus on the impact that nurses

can have through understanding and involvement in decision making in the policy process. Through

her textbook and other writings, consultation, mentoring, role modeling, and personal experience,

she has made a broad impact on individual nurses, organizations, and the broader profession.

ANA's Membership Assembly Re-Elects Ernest Grant as National President

SILVER SPRING, MD – Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been re-elected to a second term as

the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) national President. The voting representatives of ANA's

Membership Assembly also elected four members to the 9-member board of directors. Terms of

service will begin January 1, 2021.

“It is with great pride, duty and purpose that I serve nurses, represent nurses, and advocate on

behalf of nurses nationwide,” said Dr. Grant. “Throughout history, nurses have responded to every

public health crisis, marched for civil rights and provided patients and communities optimal care.

As our nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, racism and health inequities, nurses are once

again demonstrating the resolve, compassion and undisputed skill that defines our distinguished

profession. Undoubtedly, the “Year of the Nurse” looks much different than we had expected. We

have experienced tremendous loss, but we are resilient, and we will emerge even stronger. I am

forever proud to be a nurse and to serve our profession in the company of other great leaders.”

These ANA members were elected to serve on the board of directors: Director-At-Large Brienne

Sandow, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, of the Idaho Nurses Association; Director-At-Large, Staff Nurse

Amanda Buechel, BSN, RN, CCRN, of ANA-Illinois.

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The following ANA board members were re-elected: Secretary Stephanie Pierce, PhD, MN, RN,

CNE, of the Louisiana State Nurses Association; Director-At-Large Jennifer Gil, BSN, RN, of the New

Jersey State Nurses Association.

Those continuing their terms on the ANA board in 2021 are: Vice President Susan Y. Swart, EdD,

MS, RN, CAE of ANA-Illinois; Treasurer Jennifer Mensik Kennedy, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

of the Oregon Nurses Association; Director-at-Large Jeff Watson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, of the Texas

Nurses Association; Director-at-Large, Recent Graduate Marcus Henderson, MSN, BSN, RN of the of

the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association.

Elected to serve on the Nominations and Elections Committee are: Amanda Foster, BSN, RN, of the

Arizona Nurses Association; Tonisha Melvin, DNP, CRRN, NP-C, of the Georgia Nurses Association;

Marylee Pakieser, MSN.RN.FNP-BC, of ANA-Michigan.

APRN Chapter: Jamie Cuff

Number of Members: 172

Number of Meetings: 3 – 2 virtually due to Covid-19

Average Chapter Meeting Attendance: 11

Number of BOD Meetings Attended By Chapter Chair: 0

2020 Activities: APRN Chapter Face book page erected / Increased chapter membership/ 2-

subcommittees formed (1- NP week 1- Virtual Education) Due to Covid-19 pandemic limited

activities.

2021 Goals: Have a 2021 conference on HHI. Offer more virtual education sessions for APRNs

across the state

Nurse Educator Chapter: Adrietta Barnett

Number of Members: 75

Number of Meetings:

Average Chapter Meeting Attendance:

Number of BOD Meetings Attended By Chapter Chair:

2020 Activities: The SCNA Nurse Educator’s chapter continues to support the mission of the

SCNA. The chapter is committed to supporting academic nurse educators as well as clinical nurse

educators around the state. The goals for the previous year were met. The chapter had a dedicated

meeting day with advance notification for all meetings sent to chapter members. The topics from

the nurse educators proposed during the APRN annual conference were derived from the current

practice issues clinical and academic nurse educators felt were important to highlight. Future goals

include preparing for additional ways to prevent nurse educator fatigue while transitioning from face

to face learning to online learning. Also, supporting the clinical nurse educator with information

regarding COVID-19 and ways to increase awareness. The SCNA Nurse Educator’s chapter meets

every 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:00am via teleconference.

2021 Goals:

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Psychiatric-Mental Health Chapter: Kim Gilmore

Number of Members: 60

Number of Meetings: 2

Average Chapter Meeting Attendance: 5

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Number of BOD Meetings Attended By Chapter Chair: 1

2020 Activities: Nursing symposium cancelled due to Covid-19. Chapter working on mental health

resources statewide

2021 Goals: 2021 goals are to increase membership by 20 percent, increase attendance at chapter

meetings by 10 percent, and lastly. To have Psychiatric Nursing Symposium in May of 2021.

Women and Children's Health Chapter: Mary Wessinger

Number of Members:

Number of Meetings:

Average Chapter Meeting Attendance:

Number of BOD Meetings Attended By Chapter Chair:

2020 Activities:

2021 Goals:

1301 Gervais St., Suite 802 Columbia, SC 29201.

PO Box 1768, Columbia, SC 29202

FOR THE BOOK OF REPORTS

January 2020-July 2020

This report is submitted on behalf of the South Carolina Nurses Foundation (SCNF).

SCNF Mission Statement: to promote high standards of health care by insuring the advancement

of the nursing profession through scholarships, grants, and programs of excellence

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Officers

Deborah L. Hopla, President

Felicia Bowen, Secretary

Committee Chairs

Finance:

Bylaws/Policy & Procedure

Scholarships & Awards

Marketing & Development

Deanna Cox, Vice President

Pi Johnson, Treasurer

Elwood Owens

Lara Hewitt

Judy Zink

De Anna Cox

Members

In addition to officers and committee chairs, other members are: Tammy Gilliam, Kelly Bouthillet

(SCNA liaison), Josephine Mitchell, Phyllis Raynor, Meg Stanley, Sheryl Mitchell, Jason Thrift, Elaine

Reimels, Renetta Loquist.

Appointments

Pi Johnson, Treasurer, and Josephine Mitchell, Palmetto Gold Steering Committee

Meetings of the Board of Trustees

The SCNF Board of Trustees meets on the second Friday of the second month of each quarter

beginning in February. Meeting dates for 2020 are August 21, and November 13. Meeting dates for

2021 are: February 12 and May 13 and August.

Nurses Care License Plate Initiative:

SCNF continues to benefit from a special license plate referred to as the South Carolina Nurses

Foundation NURSES CARE License Plate. These vehicle license plates are available through the

South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles. Proceeds from the sale of the license plates as stated

in the legislation must support nursing scholarships. The number of scholarships and amount of

each scholarship has increased over time based on revenue generated. The number of applications

at both the undergraduate and graduate nursing education level has also increased based on

revenues available.

Scholarships and Awards Committee

This committee continues the work of reviewing the process, number, and amount to be awarded

for each scholarship in conjunction with the treasurer and finance committee. The License Plate

Initiative (Nurses’ Care Scholarship) application process is now conducted online. In 2019 SCNF

received over $25,998.99 from the sale of the license plates and will be awarding $25,000 in

scholarships in August. SCNF has also been awarded 2 American Nurses Foundation Advocacy

Scholarships of $1000 each that the Foundation will be providing to SC Nurses this year.

Although contact is made with all registered nurse education programs in the State, scholarship

applications are not received from all schools. Efforts continue to assure that all eligible students

have the opportunity to apply for SCNF-managed scholarships. This year SCNF had 54 applicants

for scholarship funding.

Marketing and Development

SCNF participated for the annual Midlands Gives. Midlands Gives is an event that promotes

raising money and awareness for Midlands nonprofits during a 24-hour online giving challenge.

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Much preparation and planning is required of each participating non-profit. The board had 100%

participation this year with 34 new donors and over 170 individual donations. As a result of our

participation, the development of a much-needed social media presence was begun and additional

monies were added to the general fund. The SCNF board visibly reached out to potential donors

and great effort was put forth by SCNF.

Special thanks to Jason Thrift who has worked tirelessly on SCNF’s social media presence on

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts! His leadership and direction has been phenomenal!

Palmetto Gold

The Palmetto Gold Steering Committee is a special committee of the Foundation and is responsible

for implementing the Palmetto Gold Nurse Recognition and Scholarship Program. As in previous

years, 100 nurses were selected to receive the prestigious Palmetto Gold Award but due to the

pandemic the Gala had to be cancelled. The 2020 Palmetto Gold Scholarship Award Recipients will

be recognized as soon as this is possible. The 2021 Palmetto Gold Gala will be the anniversary of

the twentieth Gala with annually 100 nurses being recognized as the best nurses in South Carolina.

Scholarships will be awarded again in 2021. Many thanks to the Palmetto Gold Steering Committee

for the work done in unprecedented times.

Friends of the Foundation

In 2019 SCNF established the “Friends of the Foundation” acknowledgement with Renetta Loquist,

a nursing advocate, to be featured as the first honoree. Honorees are influential nurses from South

Carolina who have demonstrated leadership and devotion to nursing. Donations for the honoree

assists SCNF with operational funds and allows money to be designated for potential scholarship

recipients.

In 2020 our honoree is Dr. Stephanie Burgess. Dr. Burgess has a lifetime record of advocating for

nursing in South Carolina. Donations in her honor can be sent to SCNF and the “Friends of the

Foundation” designation.

Respectfully submitted

Deborah Hopla, President

South Carolina Nurses Foundation

SNA-SC

Annual Report

Bethany Ghent, President

South Carolina has never seen times such as these. From October 2019 to present day, the South

Carolina Student Nurses’ Association Board has stepped up to challenges with transparency,

diligence, and rigor.

In October, the state board traveled to Chicago, Illinois for the annual National Student Nurses’

Association (NSNA) MidYear conference. At this conference, I was elected to serve as the Southern

Region Director for the NSNA Council of State Presidents. This conference set the foundation for

what was to come for our annual state Convention in January of this year. With the theme “Together

Towards Tomorrow” and Lexington Medical Center as the presenting sponsor, our current SNA-SC

board was elected and are as follows:

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Bethany Ghent, President (Clemson University)

Reagan Conn, President Elect (University of South Carolina Columbia)

Disney Cuddington, Vice President (Midlands Technical College)

Katie Milo, Secretary (University of South Carolina Columbia)

Emily Holthaus, Treasurer (Clemson University)

Justin McMahan, Breakthrough to Nursing Director (Piedmont Technical College)

Laura Tautkus, Public Relations (University of South Carolina Columbia)

Zachary Smith, Populations and Global Health Director (Midlands Technical College)

Xan Lutsky, Ethics and Governance Director (Horry Georgetown Technical College)

Angela Hall, Nominations and Ethics Committee Director (Midlands Technical College)

The current state board is from a wide array of colleges and universities, featuring BSN, ASD, BSA,

and RN programs. In February 2020, a complete edit was made to the SNA-SC Bylaws. It was found

that many procedures of accountability were outdated, therefore these changes were submitted to

NSNA and are now published on our website (sna-sc.org).

In March 2020, a monthly newsletter was created by Angela Hall, NEC Director. This is to inform

constituents of upcoming events and avenues they can take to become an SNA-SC and/or NSNA

member. Zachary Smith (Populations and Global Health Director) was able to meet with state

legislators, including the Lt. Governor, to establish a channel of communication between the state

government and SNA-SC. This has been helpful in delivering up to date and direct information from

state legislature when communicating to constituents. In addition, the founding measures for the

South Carolina Student Nurses Association annual state convention was determined. The SNA-SC

2021 Convention will be held at Kiawah Island Golf Resort from February 5-7. Cat Golden, founder

of the “Leap Land Live” method, will be the keynote speaker. The theme for the convention will

be “Shaping Your Dreams into Reality.” In light of COVID-19, our second annual South Carolina

MidYear Event is scheduled to be via Zoom on November 7th. The theme for this event is “Year of

the Nurse” and upcoming details such as ticketing and sponsors are to be determined.

Although the annual NSNA Convention could not take place in-person, a virtual convention was

held via Zoom from April 15-18, 2020. While attending this event, I was able to give my “Effective

Leadership in 7 Steps” presentation as Southern Region Director for the Council of State Presidents.

Speaking on this national platform has allowed me to work with many surrounding states, including

Hawaii, on the topic of student leadership.

A central goal of the current SNA-SC board was to conduct in-person outreach to increase

membership. However, due to COVID-19, this is not possible. Instead, the board has created

various paths of online communication to increase student inclusion and belonging. A “Pen Pal”

program was established, as well as videos created by the SNA-SC board as forms of outreach.

These are posted to our website as well. In addition, the SNA-SC Board unanimously voted to

supply each SNA-SC designated chapter with a COVID-19 stimulus check of $200. Webinars with

our SNA-SC advisors and mentors have been scheduled to occur throughout the upcoming year to

provide support and access to navigating this unforeseen time as a student nurse.

Thank you for your time in listening to the past, present, and future activities of SNA-SC. Our goal

as a state organization is to provide opportunities for South Carolina student nurses to become the

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best nurse they can be. We hope you can attend our MidYear Event on November 7th and our State

Convention in February.

Annual Report for Organizations with SCNA Representatives

Kelly Bouthillet

Organization with SCNA Representative: Advisory Committee on Nursing Education (ACONE)

Activities: There was a suspension in meetings in the Spring of 2020 due to the COVID pandemic,

however the SCNA President will be attending virtual meetings beginning in August, with much of

the business being conducted via email.

Sheryl Mitchell

Organization with SCNA Representative: Coalition for Access to Healthcare

Activities: The Coalition for Access to Health Care continued to advocate for Advanced Practice

Registered Nurses (APRN )in South Carolina. Quarterly meetings were held to discuss legislation

impacting APRNs in South Carolina. The Coalition will continue to monitor bills, State and Federal,

which will impact APRNs ability to practice in South Carolina.

Kelly Bouthillet

Organization with SCNA Representative: Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina

Activities: All online meetings

Kelly Bouthillet

Organization with SCNA Representative: Deans and Directors

There was a suspension in meetings in the Spring of 2020 due to the COVID pandemic, however

the SCNA President will be attending virtual meetings beginning in August, with much of the

business being conducted via email.

Sheryl Mitchell

Organization with SCNA Representative: SCNF

Activities: The South Carolina Nurses Foundation (SCNF) held three meetings: February 14, 2020,

May 8, 2020, and August 14, 2020. The meetings after February 14, 2020, were held virtually due

to COVID-19. Unfortunately, the spring 2020 Palmetto Gold Gala was canceled due to the State

of Emergency that was declared by Governor McMaster. All vendors, participants, and recipients

received notification of the cancellation. SCNF is currently developing an alternative to honor

the 2020 Palmetto Gold recipients. SCNF participated in Midlands Gives and received several

donations. SCNF nominations committee prepared a slate of candidates to present to SCNA during

the joint meeting between SCNF and SCNA. SCNF received many scholarship applications and

will announce the scholarship recipients once the review is complete. Also, SCNF has increased

its presence on social media through the use of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. SCNF’s next

meeting is scheduled for November 13, 2020.

Nancy Durham & Kim Gilmore

Organization with SCNA Representative: SC Diabetes Council

No activities in 2020 due to Covid-19

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Annual Report for SCNA Organizational Affiliate Members

SOUTH CAROLINA FAITH COMMUNITY NURSES ASSOCAITION

ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE SOUTH CAROLINA NURSES ASSOCIATION AFFILITIATES

AS REPORTED JULY 2020

MISSION:

The mission of the SCFCNA is to promote healthy congregations by encouraging and supporting

the development and sustainability of faith community nursing practices and health ministries

throughout the state of South Carolina.

VISION:

Healthy Communities through Faith and Health Partnerships

PURPOSE / OBJECTIVES:

1. To exchange and disseminate information concerning the practice of faith community nursing in

health ministry programs for communities, hospitals and other health care organizations.

2. To raise the awareness of health care professionals and the general public regarding the

importance of health ministries and faith community nursing practices.

3. To provide educational and research opportunities for members of the organization.

4. To promote professional growth, networking, and collaboration among its members.

5. To promote cooperation and maintain communication with state, regional and nationally

recognized faith community nursing and other health ministry organizations.

6. To consult with professional nursing and health ministry organizations regarding professional

standards and practice of faith community nursing and health ministers.

QUARTERLY MEETINGS:

The SCFCNA continues to convene quarterly meetings; January, April, July, October, on the second

Tuesday of the month.

At our January 10th meeting held in Columbia, we installed the officers for 2020 as follow:

President- Donna Kleister RN MS, President- elect- currently open, Secretary- Amy Goodson RN

MS, Treasurer- BJ Roof RN. The professional development activity was presented by our own Trudy

Geork who recently authored a Bible Study for people experiencing cancer. The Upstate SCFCNA

group convened their meeting Tuesday, January 17th, in Greenville. Our professional development

presentation was offered by Sharron Champion, executive director, for the Homeless Period Project.

A blessing of the hand service was performed at both meetings.

Note: due to COVID19 pandemic- January was the only month so far this year to have face to face

meetings. Meetings for April and July were changed to virtual platform via Zoom. While meeting on

virtual format, both the Midlands and Upstate groups are meeting the same date/time on second

Tuesday for April and July.

During the April 14th virtual meeting, Marisette Hasan, BSN, RN. President/CEO The Carolinas

Center, lead a round table discussion regarding the impact of COVID19 pandemic and sheltering

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in place is having on our faith communities. This activity served as our professional development

activity. Various resources and personal /professional stories were shared during this dialogue.

During the July 14th virtual meeting, our guest presenter, Tara Georgianna Jackson, research

project team member and contributor to the book, ““Faith and Healing: Among Christians in South

Carolina” to the research outcomes of this research study at University of South Carolina.

Agenda for the October 13th meeting is currently being planned and it is anticipated that this

meeting will continue on virtual platform.

The SCFCNA had planned and advertised the Foundations for Faith Community Nursing Course

that was to be offered March 12th-14th at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Campus. We

did not receive registrations, possibly due to COVID19 pandemic. As it turned out the course

would have been canceled due to pandemic related lockdowns. We are exploring other options for

offering this foundational course in terms of online or hybrid course platforms. We hope that this

may be possible for the fall.

The SCFCNA is also offering the annual conference on virtual platform on August 7th, 2020. This

was initially being planned for live conference however due to the pandemic, change to virtual

platform was a necessity. The theme for this conference is “Advanced Care Planning: A Role for

Faith Communities. Due to advances in medical care, people are living long. Despite the prevalence

of health issues related to aging, many American adults have not set up specific advanced directives

for their continuing medical care in the future should they become incapacitated and not able

to speak for themselves. Conference attendees will be given the opportunity to learn about the

conversations and activities that comprise the advanced care planning process; the nuts and bolts

of advanced directives and related forms; and some techniques that may be used to promote and

support advanced care planning activities as well as community resources. Guest speakers include:

Rev. Sabrina Gray, M.Ed Boston,MA.; Marisette Hasan RN BSN, President/CEO The Carolinas

Center; Stephanie McGuire, SC Thrive, Chief Community Relations Officer; J. Sam Wiley, Jr.

CIRS-A/D, VP of Programs, SC Chapter Alzheimer’s Association; Karen Southard, RN MHA,CPHQ

Program Director, SC The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence; Rev. Brenda Lynn Kneece,

MDiv, Executive Minister of the South Carolina Christian Action Council. The conference is open to

Nurses, Clergy, Ministry Leaders, Pastors, Congregational Health Ministers, Health Agencies, anyone

interested in congregational health ministry.

During 2020 the SCFCNA instituted a new activity in April due to the impact of the pandemic

and multiple severe storms that spinoff tornados that impacted association members and their

communities. The SCFCNA weekly time of devotion and prayer was initiated as a resource for the

membership to come together in God’s Word and prayer seeking solace and support during these

very trying times. We are meeting on virtual platform on Thursdays at 1 pm. As Faith Community

Nurses, our practice focuses on the intentional care of the spirit. It is important during this

challenging time that we support each other in that same intentional care of the spirit so that we

may continue to serve our faith communities in a healthy wholistic approach.

SCFCNA congratulated Anita Boland RN, MSN on receiving the 2020 Palmetto Gold Excellence

in Nursing Award for her work and service in faith community nursing and her leadership with the

SCFCNA.

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Logistical activities in 2020 included: review of bylaws, filing annual financial report to State of South

Carolina Office of the Secretary of State- Division of Public Charities, and creating a strategic plan to

guide our association in the years to come.

Respectfully submitted,

Donna Kleister, RN MSN

SCFCNA - President

CEO Annual Report

Judith Curfman Thompson, IOM

CEO and Lobbyist

2020

“Life is what happens when one is making plans…”

2020 has certainly been a year to prove that old saying to be correct! I am certain that almost

all of you have been affected in more than one way since this outbreak of COVID-19. I am also

very certain that many of you have spent hours and hours working to care for the victims of this

pandemic. Some of you have remained in your “regular” roles within your institutions. Some of you

actually packed up and went to the areas of this nation that were in deep trouble from all of the

needs that they had to care for in their areas. All of you who have been working tirelessly on behalf

of your patients are to be thanked.

2020 certainly has been unusual! As the COVID-19 virus began to affect SC and work, SCNA moved

out of our office building in March. Each of the two of us on your staff moved our offices to our

homes for the duration of the pandemic. We have recently received word that 1301 Gervais St.

will be opening for those who wish to return. At this point in the events of this year, we have no

thoughts of moving back into our office building downtown until we are much further along in the

diminishing of cases in South Carolina.

That said, we continued to do the work of SCNA. The most difficult part was the need to cancel

the 2020 Convention and Annual Meeting at Hilton Head. We worked with the Sonesta to try to

figure out a way to go forward. It simply was not going to be possible. The final decision was made

after an offer came from the hotel to be able to provide service for about half of the number of

attendees that we usually have in attendance. Let me assure you that we had many days and hours

of negotiations to try to salvage our meeting. Nothing would work. Nothing would have been up to

our standards, and frankly nothing would have been up to the standards of the Sonesta.

As part of our business planning for this event, and all of our events, we do purchase insurance for

our meetings. We now await the response of the insurers to our claim. The good news in all of this is

that we had not spent a great deal in start-up costs, so, that was a boon. We are also looking at the

possibility of inviting some of the planned participants to create virtual presentations for us to have

for nurses who want to be able to ensure that they have enough hours for re-licensing. This is very

much in a formative stage. There may be too many other things that we need to do to do this this

year.

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No matter what happens with insurance and other things, we have still had a serious blow to

the SCNA planned budget, so, we shall be watching that very carefully as the rest of the year

progresses.

Planning for the Annual Membership Meeting is well underway, and it will be a virtual meeting. Part

of the effects of the past months have been the explosion of virtual meetings. It is truly a great way

to be able to meet without leaving the office. I shall be most interested in how this will continue to

be used after all this pandemic is over.

Among the items that have been accomplished this year:

Continuing our status as a Professional Nursing Development Provider through the Tennessee

Nurses Association. We continue to “trade” services for this aspect of Continuing Nursing education

with TNA as we have done for many years now. It is a cost savings for SCNA and TNA and ensures

that our program is one that provides quality Continuing Nursing Education.

Participation in the Virtual ANA Membership Assembly, June 19, 2020 from 5:00 – 8:15 PM. A most

interesting first one of these. Kelly Bouthillet was the only elected representative for SCNA who

was available of this meeting. So for purposes of voting, she had all 6 of SCNA’s votes. One of the

newest parts of the meeting included the preparation for the election. ANA is using a competencybased

model for all nominees for any and all offices. This was instituted a few years ago to ensure

that the leaders of the ANA were prepared for the very large tasks and responsibilities that they will

have if elected to national office. It was a most interesting way to get 400+ people together. This

has been a time of really great public relations with many elected volunteers and ANA staff being

on many national programs.

In South Carolina, SCNA has been busy in the months of the first part of the pandemic with calls

and requests for panel members from all over the state. Television and newspapers were well

represented. We even had calls from the New York Times and Washington Post. Kelly Bouthillet has

been widely interviewed and has done an excellence job for SCNA!

The year began with what has become an annual meeting of and for the staff of the C/SNAs across

the country. As always it was filled with practical discussions as well as great fellowship. The great

team of vendors that we have underwrite almost all of the costs for the meeting and speakers. Since

this follows fairly closely on the heels of the ANA meeting for Presidents and C/SNA staff, there is

great continuity for working together. The SEED group (Southern States in ANA) has continued to

have “occasional” conference calls during this time as well.

SCNA Board Orientation took place in January and was a very successful meeting.

I have participated in the ongoing meetings of the ANA Value Pricing Committee as well as the

ANA New Executive Director Orientation Committee. Both of these ANA committees have been

really interesting as the subjects are up to the minute about organizational management. The ANA

GOVA calls have also continued during this time. It is most interesting that since middle May, ANA

has done a complete re-forecasting about membership.

Also during this time-frame we began a new way of distributing the SCNURSE. A “hard copy” of the

paper will still be mailed to all members. We will no longer send the paper to all nurses in SC as we

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have done before. Paper and postage costs have increased greatly over the past couple of years.

On-Line copies will still be available.

In late May, President Bouthillet called in to discuss a President’s Membership Challenge for SCNA.

We adopted the idea and have been sending out checks to members who have brought in new

members. It is a really great plan and seems to be working really well.

And so, in a few paragraphs, we have a portion of the work going on at SCNA. I want to also be

very certain that each of you who are receiving this annual report are aware of the truly great good

fortune that SCNA and I have to have the work of SCNA being handled in many ways by Rosie

Robinson. Rosie is the epitome of a “can do” person. She is always looking for new ways to do

things to improve efficiency and effectiveness. She is also delightful to work with on a daily basis!

One of the down sides of working from home is that I do not get to see Rosie every weekday. This

year has been one of those transition years for the Robinson family: Wyatt graduated with honors

from Irmo High School and is on his way to Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida this

month. Rosie’s parents have left Texas and moved to Columbia for the next years of their life. So,

new adventures await all of them, but, it has also been a transition time for certain. I look forward to

continuing to work with Rosie. She is just great!

So, on we all go in what has been a most unusual year indeed!

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2020 SOUTH CAROLINA NURSES ASSOCIATION

ANNUAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

October 15, 2020

Immediately after the virtual Annual Membership Meeting is adjourned

Approximately 7:45PM

Agenda

I. Call to Order

II. Establishment of a quorum

III. Establishment of the 2021 SCNA Board Meeting Calendar

- January 16, 2021: Board Orientation and meeting (Board of Directors only)

- January, 2021 TBD Chapter Chairs online meeting

- May 14, 2021: Board Meeting

- August 20, 2021: Board Meeting

Convention dates October 14-16, 2021

- October 13, 2021: Board Meeting night before Convention

- October 14, 2021: Annual Meeting of SCNA Membership

- October 14, 2021: Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors

- December, 2021 TBD for Budget

IV. For the Good of the Order

V. Adjournment

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