SNAP 72nd ANNUAL CONVENTION
November 20-22, 2024
SNAP is celebrating our 72nd Annual Convention at the Wyndham Resort and Convention Center in Lancaster, PA from November 20 – 22, 2024. Maria Santana, SNAP Vice President and Convention Chair, is currently planning many workshops and activities to celebrate this highlight of our organizational year. The 72nd Annual Gala Party and Awards Ceremony is not to be missed on Thursday, November 21st!
CHECK BACK IN AUGUST FOR THE CONVENTION BROCHURE AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION!
SNAP will be sponsoring many awards again at the 72nd Annual Convention. There will be awards presentations on Thursday, November 21, 2024. All applicants must be NSNA/SNAP members, registered for the convention and attend the Awards Celebration on Thursday evening. Following are some of the awards that will be available to submit until the deadline at 5:00 p.m. on October 15, 2024.
All Award Applications – Tuesday, October 15
Poster abstract application – Tuesday, October 15
To be pre-slated as a candidate, Consent to Serve – Wednesday, October 30
Challenge Bowl registration – Wednesday, November 6.
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!
AWARD APPLICATIONS – CHAPTER AWARDS
SNAP Community Health Award
SNAP Social Media Award
SNAP Newsletter Award
SNAP Website Award
SNAP Chapter Excellence Award Application
AWARD APPLICATIONS – INDIVIDUAL MEMBER AWARDS
SNAP Faculty Advisor of the Year
Dr. Rena Lawrence Memorial Award
Jamey Thiel Miller Legislative Award
Leader of Tomorrow Award
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MEMBERS AND CHAPTERS RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS LAST YEAR. SNAP ENCOURAGES ALL MEMBERS AND CHAPTERS TO CONSIDER APPLYING FOR THE 2024 AWARDS!
RUNNING FOR OFFICE: CONSENT TO SERVE 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 August.
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® 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.
POSTER PRESENTATION ABSTRACT APPLICATION
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 convention
In order to participate, you will need complete 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) briefly 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.
WHO CAN WRITE A RESOLUTION?
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, which will be held Thursday, November 21 and Friday, November 22.
The SNAP Resolutions Jotform for submission, Resolutions Handbook and Resolutions Template will be available in August.
Proposed resolutions must be submitted via the JotForm link by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15.