The Wisconsin Student Nurses Association (WSNA) held its 70th annual convention Feb. 1-3, 2019, in Wisconsin Dells. WSNA mentors the professional development of future registered nurses, providing educational resources, career guidance and leadership opportunities. The annual conference is a time for students from across the state to attend educational programs designed for nursing students as well as conduct the business of the state organization. Over 300 students from associate and baccalaureate programs were in attendance; 12 Bellin College BSN students attended. Three students were elected to offices for next year’s board of directors.
Caroline Wagner, BSN traditional student class of 2020, was elected to serve as President of WSNA. The president is responsible for directing the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The President is responsible for seeing that the decisions of the board are carried out.
Lauren Harvey, BSN traditional student class of 2021, was elected as STAT Editor. The STAT Editor organizes and distributes a biannual publication of the STAT newsletter. The newsletter contains pieces written by Board Members and other WSNA members, as well as educational and informational articles about nursing.
Valerie Ehr, BSN traditional student class of 2021, was elected to serve as Nominations Director. The Nominations Director is responsible for securing candidates for all WSNA Board positions, organizing the registration process for the convention, and preparing ballots for all WSNA elections.