LEAD Workshop

The LEAD workshop is designed for emerging leaders from Pennsylvania’s local chapters to gain leadership and development skills.  Ideally, participants will be freshmen or sophomores.  Each school may send a total of six (6) students, and registration will be on a first come – first served basis, for a maximum of 60 participants.

The SNAP Board of Directors is very excited to be able to offer this workshop.  The faculty includes David R. Ranck, Cindy Schmus and other nursing leaders.  We sincerely hope chapters take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn more about leadership and development on an individual and organizational level.

Dates have not yet been set for 2022, but will probably be held in March.  Remember that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.    If you have any questions, feel free to call the SNAP office at (717)671-7110, or email the SNAP office at  

Capitol Hill Step by Step

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SNAP welcomes all SNAP members to this legislative program, Capitol Hill Step by Step is an inspiring learning experience about the political process, and nursing students have the opportunity to learn on location at our beautiful State Capitol Building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

The learning objectives are that at the conclusion of the program the participant will be able to:

1. Describe how a bill becomes a law;
2. Describe the relationship of the political process to the nursing profession; and
3. List three actions that individual nursing students can take to help influence the outcome of legislation and rules and regulations.

Capitol Hill Step by Step is available at no charge for nursing students and/or faculty. All participants are on their own for lunch at any of the many restaurants near the Capitol. Tours of the historic Capitol Building will be part of the afternoon activities, with tours usually scheduled for 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. SNAP encourages all participants to learn who represents them in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Senate and either contact them prior to the day for an appointment or stop by their office after the tour.
The dates for next year’s event has not yet been set, but will probably be held in late March 2022.  Contact your school’s SNAP chapter president, faculty advisor, or dean/director to inquire about signing up to attend for these events. Participants do not need to be members of SNAP. If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Shingler, SNAP Executive Director, at (717)671-7110 or email
Walk through Capitol Hill Step by Step with your chapter and soon you will take our political process in stride!