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On behalf of the SNAP Board of Directors, I regret to inform you that SNAP has made the difficult decision to cancel the upcoming Capitol Hill Step by Step program on Tuesday, March 24th  due to the pandemic of the coronavirus (COVID-19).  As healthcare professionals, it is our responsibility to educate and support the safety and health of the communities in which we live and work.  Also, many universities are limiting travel for both their students and staff, especially if it involves being part of large groups or gatherings. 

Although we are extremely disappointed, we will be holding the Capitol Hill Step by Step next March and we will give you advance notice when the date is set in June so that you can put it on your calendar. Thank you for your understanding of this decision.  Stay safe, and we will see you at the annual convention in November at Kalahari!


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 program will begin in the State Museum of PA’s auditorium at 9:00 a.m. The morning session will conclude at 12:00 p.m.

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 scheduled for 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:00 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.
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!

The date of upcoming Capitol Hill Step by Step will be held

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

You can also check our calendar for dates.

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