Volume 4, Issue 2 Bre nau Uni ve rsit y Sc hool of Nursing August 2013 h BANS Quarterly News B ANS EXE CUT IVE BOARD Kelley Mangimelli President [email protected] Abigail Rodriguez Vice President (Day Program) [email protected] Paula Peppers Vice President (EW Program) [email protected] Charnella Rosas Treasurer [email protected] You're Invited! GANS 61st Annual Convention The Georgia Association of Nursing Students (GANS) 61st Annual Convention will be held on October 17th thru October 19th. Because this is the 61st convention, this year's theme is "Year Sixty O.N.E.: Outreach. Network. Empower.". The convention will be held at AmericasMart Atlanta on Peachtree Street. It just so happens that the convention will be held during our Fall Break, so there should be no excuse for not attending this fun, educational event! Attending convention is also a great time to network with hospitals (our future employers), vendors and nursing students from all over the state of GA. Not only are there workshops you can attend including an NCLEX review (great for seniors!), but there are also lots of nursing items for sale including tshirts, tote bags, lanyards, resources, and much, much more! CONVENTION DETAILS April Reid Secretary [email protected] Katrina Robinson Fundraising Chair [email protected] Carmen Lorenzen Community Service Chair [email protected] Charles Ottosen BTN Director [email protected] Tara Davis Legislative Chair [email protected] Faculty Advisors Professor Elizabeth Conoley Professor Brittany Smith COST: Full Convention Registration (Members)-- $87 Full Convention Registration (Non-Members) -- $117 One-Day Convention Registration-- $57 NCLEX Review-- $20 (includes 2 day review, book, and post test) HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: Westin Peachtree Plaza, Downtown Atlanta King Bed Room $129 per night Double Bed Room $149 per night WORKSHOPS/ACTIVITIES: Resumania, Red Cross Blood Drive, Hurst Review, NCLEX Bowl (For a comprehensive list of workshops and activities, visit the website listed below) FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER, VISIT: http://www.ganursingstudents.org/2013-gans-convention.html We would LOVE to have a large Brenau presence at Convention this year, so make every effort to attend! P.S. Some of our very own Brenau Nursing students are planning to run for officer positions on the GANS Executive Board, so let's show them our support by attending this year's convention! BANS Q ua rterl y News Page 2 You and NCLEX Reviews ATTENTION: ALL NURSING STUDENTS WHO WOULD LIKE TO PASS NCLEX! As we know, we are provided a Kaplan NCLEX Review at the end of our senior year through the yearly dues we are required to pay. However, we don't want to settle for only one review! Below is some information about review courses that are available, including benefits you can gain from each type of review. Kaplan NCLEX Review is more than just content review! It focuses on critical thinking skills needed to answer questions. Online resources are available for us, as students, simply by using your login information at https://kaplanlwwtesting.kaplan.com/S_Login.aspx. Kaplan's proven system guarantees that you will pass boards! At this year's GANS Convention, Kaplan will be hosting an NCLEX review for only $20! This includes 2- 2 hr. review sessions, a practice test on the last day, as well as review materials to take home. You can sign up when you register for convention. Hurry, because spaces fill up fast! Don't miss this great and inexpensive opportunity! Below are the dates and locations for Hurst Live Reviews. If 20-25 people sign up from our school, a live review can be scheduled especially for us! If you are interested, email Abigail Rodriguez at [email protected] Augusta Technical College Augusta, GA December 9-11, 2013 Armstrong Atlantic University Savannah, GA December 11-13, 2013 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA December 16-18, 2013 Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta NW/Kennesaw Town Center Kennesaw, GA December 18-20, 2013 Hurst Review Services is another NCLEX review company that guarantees your success on the NCLEX. Hurst Review focuses more on core content, as well as demonstrates testing strategies. Hurst offers both live and online reviews. Hurst's Enhanced Live Review Package ($350) includes: 3-Days of live lectures focusing MUST KNOW core content along with student book 1-Year access to specialty area lectures and Resource materials including pharmacology & infection control. 14-Days unlimited online access to all Hurst Review lectures "Q-Review" question bank providing NCLEX® style practice exams (6 attempts, 125 Questions each) "NurseCoach" online tutor and technical support Pay once and attend unlimited live review events within one year of your graduation date or start date of your first live review, whichever is longer Payment plan is available* - Reserve your seat with as little as $50 non-refundable deposit. P.S. Hurst will be hosting a FREE one-hour focus session at Convention! BANS Q ua rterl y News Page 3 BANS and March of Dimes Did you know that March of Dimes has been walking for babies since 1970? BANS is excited to be partnering with March of Dimes this year! We will be raising money to help fulfill March of Dimes' Mission to "help moms have full term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies". At the end of the year we will participate in a March of Dimes Walk to show our support. Fundraising Activities to Come! “Caring is the essence of nursing.” - Jean Watson If you have any fundraising ideas or are interested in becoming part of the team, contact Paula Peppers, Team Leader, at [email protected] BANS Store The BANS Store is open for business! We have t-shirts (new designs to come!), electrolyte value cards, pens, pencils, drinks, and more! If you would like to visit the BANS Store, let one of the officers know! Also, if you there are any items you would like to see in the store, email Charnella Rosas ([email protected]) and she can do her best to supply what you need. Want to Join BANS? When you join Brenau's Association of Nursing Students (BANS), you also become a member of Georgia Association of Nursing Students (GANS) AND National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)--3 memberships in one! There are endless benefits of joining BANS, GANS, and NSNA aside from getting a head start in your involvement in professional organizations as a future nurse. The fee to join is $35 for a one-year membership or $70 for a two-year membership. You can get more information and join by visiting nsna.org. Once you have signed up, simply email Kelley Mangimelli, BANS President, with your name and membership number to let her know you've joined! If you have any questions, feel free to email any of the BANS officers. Check out the BANS Bulletin Board located around the corner of the restrooms for event information and updates!