Delegates are representative student leaders of their nursing school. At convention, there are House of Delegate meetings that occur throughout the span of the event, from Wednesday evening through Friday morning. In these meetings, delegates vote on certain topics, including bylaw changes, the resolution, and elections for the next Board of Directors. It is an extremely valuable experience for students to learn about parliamentary procedure, as well as participate in the affairs of the NJNS. Please note that each school can send one delegate for every 25 NSNA members in their school.
Delegates must be present at all House of Delegates meetings Apart from these mandatory meetings, delegates are free to explore convention and all of its opportunities at their own leisure.
Delegates will receive free registration courtesy of NJNS. Hotel rooms must be covered by the student.
However, please note that some, but not all school student nurse association/organizations, may pay for their student delegates’ rooming. Please check with your respective school's association, to see if there is a policy in place.
To apply to become a delegate, please see form below.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us! We look forward to seeing you in the House of Delegates!
BYLAWS AND POLICIES
The Bylaws and Policies of NJNS specify the duties, responsibilities, and policies of how the NJNS board of directors conduct NJNS affairs. Delegates have a special role in voting on bylaw changes.
Please see below for the proposed bylaw and policy book changes.
The Resolution is a written statement that aims to influence healthcare, nursing education, and practice. This statement will be presented at the NJNS Convention House of Delegates, and if/once passed by the HOD, will be presented also at the National Student Nurses Association’s (NSNA) 67th annual convention. If passed at the NSNA Convention HOD, it will be published in Imprint, the NSNA’s official magazine.
Please see below for the proposed resolution.