Student Nurses' Association of Pennsylvania
What is SNAP?
is the Student Nurses' Association of Pennsylvania and is an
organization run by nursing students across the great state of PA to
serve fellow nursing students across the state.
How to become a SNAP member?
you came to Widener University as a Freshman Nursing student, you are
automatically enrolled as a WUSNA member and a SNAP member. You should
have received a NSNA card in the mail with you member number. If you are
a Transfer Nursing student you may not be on the WUSNA list or SNAP
list. So you can contact you chapter president or one of your state's
What is the LEAD Workshop and why should I attend?
LEAD workshop is designed to educated nursing students in developing
leadership skills and how to be a professional. Anyone can attend the
workshop, it is ideal to send freshman and sophomores. Each school can
send up to 4 people. The Workshop can only hold 60 people, so it is a
first come first serve basis. This workshop consists of guest speakers
who have extensive skills in leadership and professionalism. This is
one workshop you do not want to miss!
What is a SNAP convention and when does it happen?
SNAP Convention provides and opportunity for nursing students to learn
what it means to be a nurse. The convention provides workshops for
students that change each year. This past convention we learned smart
test taking tips for the NCLEX and what to do when you apply for your
first job. At convention you also have the opportunity to run for a
board position at the state level (anyone can do it)! Nursing students
are lodged at the Lancaster Marriott in Lancaster, Pa. The Convention
usually take place in November (see Events Calendar). Attending
convention also gives you the opportunity to meet with different
hospitals in Pennsylvania and learn more about what they have to offer
you. You can win prizes, learn a great deal, and meet many new faces
from attending a convention!
How to run for a position at a SNAP convention?
Learn how you can run for a position and what the rules are, please
read the Candidate Packet. Attached to the Candidate Packet is also the
Consent to Serve forms which need to be filled out if you are running.
For more information please visit the SNAP website (http://www.snap-online.org/)
What is Capitol Hill Day: Step by Step?
- The Student Nurses' Association of Pennsylvania will once again be offering a special legislative program. The program, Capitol Hill Step By Step,
will be an on-the-job learning experience about the political process.
Nursing students will have the opportunity to learn on location at our
State Capitol building in Harrisburg, PA.
- Programs are scheduled Pennsylvania State Museum
located adjacent to the Capitol. It is SNAP's intention to provide this
program so that nursing students will learn the significance of the
your school's SNAP chapter president, faculty, or dean/director to
inquire about how to sign up for this free program. You do not need to
be a member to attend. Invite other nursing students to come with you
for a enjoyable but meaningful learning experience you will long
remember. But hurry because reservations are on a "first come, first served" basis! Walk through Capitol Hill Step By Step
with your chapter and soon you will take our political process in
stride! This event is a wonderful opportunity for nursing students to
personally witness how every nurse can affect their practice through
*****************************************************************What is the NSNA convention and when does it happen?
National Student Nurses' Association
NSNA (National Student Nurses' Association) Convention occurs once a year. It consists of a variety of
workshops, hospitals and fellow nursing students across the United
States. It is like the SNAP convention but with the ENTIRE nation!
Nursing schools from across country come to attend this annual
a membership of approximately 60,000 nationwide, the National Student
Nurses' Association mentors the professional development of future
registered nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession by
providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career
Visit the NSNA website for more information: http://www.nsna.org