SNAP Annual Convention


November 15-17, 2023

SNAP is celebrating our 71st Annual Convention at Kalahari Resorts in the Poconos from November 15 – 17, 2023Kaitlyn Eastburn, SNAP Vice President and Convention Chair, has invited exciting speakers and has planned many activities to celebrate this highlight of our organizational year.  The 71st Annual Gala Party and Awards Ceremony is not to be missed on Thursday, November 16th!  

The registration brochure will be available in August 2023.


All Award Applications – Saturday, October 15

Poster abstract application – Saturday, October 15 

To be pre-slated as a candidate, Consent to Serve – Wednesday, October 25

Challenge Bowl registration – Wednesday, November 1

We encourage you to mark your calendars now to make sure you are there!  Be sure to check out the other convention pages on this website for more information!

We hope to see you at Kalahari in November!


SNAP Community Health Award Application

SNAP Social Media Award Application

SNAP Newsletter Award Application

SNAP Website Award Application

SNAP Chapter Excellence Award Application


First Year Member Recognition Application

Upperclass Member Recognition & Shingler Transformational Leader Award Application

SNAP Faculty Adviser of the Year Award Application

Dr. Rena Lawrence Memorial Award Application

Jamey Thiel Miller Legislative Award Application

Leader of Tomorrow Award Application


Members are encouraged to consider running for an office on the SNAP Board of Directors or the Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC).  A link the the Candidate’s packet and also the link to the JotForm Consent to Serve application will be available this summer.


Each year, there is a lively competition between chapters vying to be the next SCORE! Champion!  Teams of five will answer NCLEX(r) questions with the person who hits the buzzer first eligible to answer.  It is a great way to start off a fantastic week of activities, workshops and fun! Registration will be available this summer.


The SNAP Board was excited to offer members an opportunity to participate in a Poster Presentation at our convention last year, and it was very well received!  And we are happy to announce that we are once again inviting members to submit an abstract to be considered for this year’s in-person convention at the Kalahari Resorts in the Poconos, November 16 and 17.  

In order to participate, you will need complete the following on the application (when available):  1.  Poster Title – represents the poster’s primary concept and content  2.  Names of author(s) and co-presenter(s) with credentials and institutions as listed in the poster program (must be members of SNAP, include faculty adviser)  3.  In 275 words or less: a) identify the problem, issue or project; b) provide a description of the issue, problem or project that was addressed; c) provide a description of findings, conclusions or solutions resulting from the project.

The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. on October 15.

The SNAP Legislative Committee will review the abstracts and select the posters that will be exhibited at the Poster Session.  All selected poster presentations will then be considered for the Outstanding Poster Award.  The criteria for the Outstanding Poster Award includes:

ABSTRACT: is evaluated based on the following objectives: 1) identifies problem, issue or project; 2) breifly describes the manner with which the study, problem, issue or project was address; 3)describes the findings, conclusions, or solutions; and 4) is 275 words or less

SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATION: Poster content is evaluated based on the following objectives: 1) research question is clearly defined; 2) includes introductory information, research methods, results, and conclusions; 3) can be understood without oral description from the research team; and 4) gives credit to contributors and other researchers whose work is cited.

VISUAL PRESENTATION: Poster appearance is evaluated based on the following objectives: 1)not cluttered, balance of text, figures, and space; 2) poster is legible, colors and fonts enhance readability; 3) follows a logical sequence; and 4) graphics are engaging and supplement the text.


Any student, group of students, or organization can author and submit a resolution to SNAP.  Only one resolution per chapter will be accepted each year.

The Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania invites chapters to submit resolutions to be considered by the SNAP House of Delegates at the Annual Convention.  This year’s convention is being held at the Kalahari Resorts, November 15 – 17, 2023.  The House of Delegates will meet on Thursday and Friday.

Following is SNAP Resolutions Handbook and also the Resolutions Template:

2021 Resolutions-Handbook

SNAP Resolution Template- Updated June 2021

Proposed resolutions must be submitted on the JotForm link by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15.