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OFFICIAL STUDENT NURSES ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER

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NEWS

“Save one life, you’re a hero. Save 100 lives, you’re a nurse.” -Anonymous

March 7, 2013 UPCOMING EVENTS March 23 8am-12pm March 25 3pm-4pm March 27 1pm-4pm April 19-20 6pm-9am

PHOENIX HEART WALK

“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 guidance” -NSNA

Welcome ASU Nursing!

GENERAL MEETING

CAREER FAIR

RELAY FOR LIFE

It’s new, and it’s vital to the active ASU nursing student; introducing the new Student Nurse’s Association newsletter. This news report will be given on a monthly basis of updates and information on SNA’s events/meetings/activities. We are excited to be as inclusive as possible for the entire ASU Nursing community. This newsletter will also include various spotlights of ASU’s nursing students. Take advantage of the ideas, tips, and information from these spotlight stories!

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK? Did you enjoy listening to a guest speaker during one of our general meetings? Be sure to let us know about what you thought about the special topics. Would you like to hear from a specific professional speaker? Let us know! We are eager to ensure that students are given the opportunity to be exposed to every aspect of the nursing career! Email your comments to John Licas: jglicas@asu.edu


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National Eating Disorder Association: Phoenix Zoo Walk “we campaign for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders”-NEDA

Upcoming: Phoenix Heart Walk This event is to celebrate and encourage for individuals to continue making lifestyle changes! Cardiovascular diseases are the number one killer in the US. Join the walk to take a stand against heart disease! Friends and families are welcome. Registration is FREE! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to represent ASU Nursing at another fun and health-promotion event!

Phoenix Heart Walk – Saturday March 23rd @ 8am to 12pm
 Wesley Bolin Plaza - 1700 West Washington Street
 Phoenix, AZ 85007 
CONTACT: npmurray@asu.edu

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CAREER FAIR Need a job, internship, or just plain working experience? Don't miss out on this great opportunity to explore the different internships and jobs available around the valley. There will be over 50 various organizations available for all majors. Come prepared with your Sun Card, resumes, and appropriate This important event will be held at the Civic Space Park, AE England Building (across from the UCENT), Wednesday, March 27th from 1:00-4:00PM.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: MEGHAN KINNEY Many students strive to receive an acceptance letter to a Mayo Clinic externship program. There are several application steps that a student must go through before receiving such an amazing opportunity. Students are required to submit two essays, a faculty recommendation, transcript, resume and cover letter. The Mayo Clinic (Minnesota) selected 111 students out of 1,000 applicants to work as an extern. ASU Nursing student, Meghan Kinney, a Barrett Honors Student, was chosen as one of the 100+ students! Meghan will work for 10 weeks from June to August with preceptors to provide direct patient care. Meghan dreams of becoming an OB nurse. She hopes that her externship placement will allow her to learn more about this chosen specialty. While out of state externships are appealing and will provide amazing experiences, there are also a variety of externships and internships within the Phoenix valley. Many nursing students do not take advantage of these. Be sure to seek out opportunities that may be available to where you are in the program! One professional step for any nursing student to remember is to stay involved on campus; whether it is Student Nurses Association, College Council of Nursing Student or Active Minds, students are encouraged to stay engaged with their nursing community. We are very excited for Meghan and we know that she will learn a variety of new skills both clinically and professionally while at Mayo. We hope she shares her stories with us when she returns for her last semester in the fall.

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PLAN AHEAD!

RELAY  FOR  LIFE  AT  ARIZONA  STATE  UNIVERSITY   The   American   Cancer   Society   is   a   nationwide,   community-­‐based,   voluntary   health   organization   dedicated   to   eliminating   cancer   as   a   major   health   problem   by   preventing   cancer,   saving   lives,   and   diminishing   suffering   from   cancer,   through   research,   education,   advocacy,  and  service   At  Relay,  teams  of  people  camp  out  overnight  at  Sun  Angel  Stadium  and  take  turns  walking   or   running   around   the   track   while   enjoying   fun   activities   and   great   entertainment.   Since   cancer  never  sleeps,  for  one  night  neither  do  we.   Join   the   ASU   NURSING   team   and   help   fundraise   for   the   American   Cancer   Society!   We’ll   hangout  all  night!   This  is  an  SNA  and  CCNS  event:   http://main.acsevents.org/goto/ASUNursing  

ATTENTION! Next General Meeting Information! Our next general meeting will be held on March 25th from 3-4pm. This meeting’s topic will be about the duties and roles of a flight nurse! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn about such a unique specialty in nursing. 4


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