November 16-18, 2022

SNAP is celebrating our 70th anniversary at the Annual Convention at Kalahari Resorts in the Poconos from November 16 – 18, 2022John Palmer, SNAP Vice President and Convention Chair, has invited exciting speakers and has planned many activities to celebrate this special year.  The 70th Anniversary Gala Party and Awards Ceremony is not to be missed on Thursday, November 17th!  At the time of publication, we want to thank UPMC Central PA and Penn State University Ross & Carol Nese College of Nursing for sponsoring the gala event.

The registration brochure is now available and we encourage you to register as soon as possible:

Convention Brochure 2022

You can register for convention here:

SNAP Convention Registration Link

Here is the link to Kalahari to reserve your room:

Kalahari Room Reservation Link


All Award Applications – Saturday, October 15

Poster abstract application – Saturday, October 15 

To be pre-slated as a candidate, Consent to Serve – Wednesday, October 26,

  Challenge Bowl registration – Wednesday, October 31.

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 ApplicationSNAP Community Health Award Application

SNAP Social Media Award Application: SNAP Social Media Award Application

SNAP Newsletter Award Application:  SNAP Newsletter Award Application

SNAP Website Award Application:  SNAP Website Award Application

SNAP Chapter Excellence Award Application:  SNAP Chapter Excellence Award Application


First Year Member Scholarship Application: First Year Nursing Student Scholarship Application

Upperclass Nursing Student Scholarship & Shingler Transformational Leader Award Application:  Upperclass Nsg Student & Shingler Leadership Scholarship Application

SNAP Faculty Adviser of the Year Award Application: SNAP Faculty Adviser of the Year

Dr. Rena Lawrence Memorial Award Application:  Rena Lawrence Memorial Award Application

Jamey Thiel Miller Legislative Award Application:  Jamey Thiel Miller Legislative Award Application

Leader of Tomorrow Award Application:  SNAP 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).  Following is a link the the Candidate’s packet and also the link to the JotForm Consent to Serve application:

Candidates Packet – August 2022

SNAP Consent to Serve Application


SCORE! Challenge Bowl Competition

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!  We want to thank Grand Canyon Education for sponsoring the bowl and Promedica Senior Care for sponsoring the bowl refreshments.

Following is the JotForm registration link, which must be received by Monday, October 31 in order for your team to participate.  A link to the Official Challenge Bowl Rules is also below:

SNAP Challenge Bowl Registration

SNAP Challenge Bowl Rules 2022


Last year the SNAP Board was excited to offer members an opportunity to participate in a Poster Presentation at our convention in Harrisburg, 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 17 and 18.  We are happy to announce that ATI TESTING is sponsoring the event again this year.

In order to participate, please complete the following:  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.


SNAP Poster Presentation Abstract



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 16 – 18, 2022.  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.

SNAP Resolution Submission