Thursday, April 7, 2022
Welcome to Salt Lake City!
Council of State Presidents
Planning Committee Elected
The Council of State Presidents (COSP) met on Tuesday, April 5, to discuss accomplishments and a wide range of issues and to elect a new COSP Planning Committee. The packed agenda included icebreakers, sharing circles, and a white elephant gift exchange. A range of topics were discussed at the day-long meeting, including Convention and meetings; filling vacant positions; building relationships with school chapters; and marketing and social media.
At the traditional COSP Leadership Dinner, sponsored by American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL), Sandra Davis, PhD, DPM, ACNP-BC, FAANP, Deputy Director for the NLN/Walden University College of Nursing Institute for Social Determinants of Health and Social Change, National League for Nursing, Washington, DC, talked about breaking down barriers in nursing.
COSP Elections
Elections were also held for the COSP Planning Committee. Bailey Oetken (NE) was elected to the Northern Election area and Deanna Shepard (TX) was elected to the Southern Election Area. The Eastern and Western Election Areas remain vacant. There is no chairperson. Congratulations to the new committee.
Today's Highlights
7:00am - 8:00am
Morning Yoga

7:00am - 8:45am
NCLEX Mini Review Powered by
Lippincott PassPoint (continuation)

9:00am - 11:00am
Plenary Session: Ward 5B

10:00am - 5:00pm
Great Salt Lake Silent Auction

11:00am - 3:30pm
Exhibit Hall/Career Development Center
Grand Opening

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
American Red Cross Disaster Certification

3:15pm - 4:15pm
Focus Sessions

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Focus Sessions
Additions and Corrections to the Program
The Guidebook app will be updated continuously with any changes in rooms, times, etc.
  • Focus Session "Being Bold: Economics, Technology, and Conservation: the Keys to Advancing the Global Nursing Agenda" is moved from Wednesday 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (repeat) to Thursday, 4/7 from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm and 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (repeat) in room 250 A.
The NSNA Convention Program has gone mobile!

Download the Guidebook app to access the NSNA Convention Program.
  • Just scan the QR code below and enter passphrase: nsna70convention; OR
  • Click "Have a passphrase?" button and enter passphrase: nsna70convention.

You will have access to the full Convention program schedule, exhibitors, special events, announcements/updates, transportation, dining and entertainment options, and more … right at the tip of your fingers at the Convention.
Having trouble downloading the app? Watch this quick tutorial:
NCLEX Mini Review Continuation
Continuation from Wednesday and continued Friday, April 7, 7:00 am – 8:45 am.

This course provides an overview of the detailed test plan and procedures surrounding the administration of the NCLEX. The major client-need categories and integrated processes tested on NCLEX will be reviewed using exemplars from pediatrics, obstetrics, mental health, and medical-surgical nursing. Students will practice answering standard multiple-choice questions and multiple response items designed to test safe and effective entry-level nurses practice.

  • Desiree Hensel, PhD, RN, PCNS-BC, CNE, CEO, Hensel Nursing Education Consulting, Milton, MA
Sponsor: Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, PA
Join us for the Johnson & Johnson Plenary Session
Ward 5B: Nurses Who Defied Convention and Innovated to Establish a New Standard of Care for HIV/AIDS Patients
9:00 am – 11:00 am Live Session
Ballroom A-F
At the height ​of the HIV/AIDs crisis and widespread hysteria, a single number and letter designated a space where nurses and caregivers bravely took extraordinary action to establish a new standard of care for a highly vulnerable population of patients. The critically acclaimed documentary 5B tells the inspirational story from the late 1970's through the 1980's of ward 5B of San Francisco General Hospital , the first ward in the country designed specifically to care for AIDS patients. 5B was proudly commissioned by Johnson & Johnson as part of their long-standing commitment to supporting nurses on the front line of healthcare. Following the film screening, stay for an inspiring presentation featuring Julie Slade, DNP, RN Associate Professor of Nursing at Chatham University as she discusses key themes from the film, ways to use the 5B toolkit, and parallels to the current COVID-19 crisis, where nurses have once again driven transformative healthcare change.

Speakers: Michele Morgan, Senior Manager, Johnson & Johnson; and Julie Slade, DNP, RN Assistant Program Director, Associate Professor, Nursing Chatham University.
Dr. Slade was a key contributor to the 5B AACN teaching toolkit for nurse educators released in December, 2021. The toolkit was designed to identify and spotlight key themes from 5B, showcase the impact nurses have on leading innovation and advancing new models of care, help nursing educators use the documentary as a teaching tool for the next generation of nurses, and inspire all nurses to serve with courage, ingenuity, and compassion.
Sponsor: Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ
The Exhibit Hall Opens Today!
Explore the Exhibit Hall and speak to over 100 exhibitors, including NCLEX review products, hospital recruiters, schools of nursing, and more! Some exhibitors are giving away goodies and prizes.
Poster Sessions
11:30am - 3:00 pm
View Posters of projects done by students and faculty. Project Showcase is to foster the sharing of information and education. Speak to the poster authors if you have any questions.

This is a virtual showcase; some can be viewed in the Exhibit Hall area (Hall A).
Stop the Bleed Skill Sessions
The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma is leading the effort to save lives by teaching the civilian population to provide vital initial response to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations. This will be accomplished by the development of a comprehensive and sustainable bleeding control education and information program targeted to civilians that will inform, educate and empower the 300+ million citizens of the United States.

Sponsors: Intermountain Medical Center, Murray, UT; St. Mark's Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT; and University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Friday, April 8 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm MDT 
(This session includes a classroom lecture and hands-on training. Class size is limited and once all spaces are gone, session sign-up will close.)

Saturday, April 9 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm MDT 
(This session includes the hands-on training portion only. Class size is limited to 30 people per session. Please take the virtual classroom lecture prior to attending this portion. The part can be found at:
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Sign up to donate blood and save a life! You must pre-register.

Friday, April 8
Appointments from 10:00 am - 3:30 pm.
Located in Hall C
Student Activity Tables

School and state constituents can use the Student Activity Area to sell fundraising items at the NSNA Annual Convention.

Be sure to check out the incredible products that chapters have for sale!

There is a $35.00 charge for the shared space of an eight foot table (4 feet for each Chapter) and 2 chairs at Convention. Please use professional discretion when selecting slogans and themes for T-shirts and other fundraising products. See NSNA’s policies related to fundraising at convention: click on “Publications/Guidelines for Planning: Fundraising.” No food or drink items may be sold or given away in the Student Activity Area.
FNSNA's Great Salt Lake Silent Auction

This year’s Auction is going to be on fire with
  • NCLEX Review books
  • Nursing memorabilia
  • iPad
  • Online access to nursing review tools
  • Vintage images from NSNA's past
  • One-of-a-kind items
· And much more!

Use the link below to access the Auction and register to bid.

View auction items/photos in Convention Registration in Hall C:
Thursday 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm last bid!

Winning bids will be notified by email at 5:05pm MDT on Friday, April 8th.

Cash, check, and credit card payments accepted. If you need further information or would like suggestions on what you/your school can donate to the auction, please contact Lauren Sperle, FNSNA Staff Specialist at today!
Volunteers Needed!
Sign up to become a Convention volunteer now!
​Getting involved as a convention team volunteer is an exciting way to get to know your peers, to network with students from around the U.S., and to contribute to the success of this important event. Volunteers receive a certificate of recognition that is given at the convention or sent to them after the convention.
Your time commitment may be as little as one hour or as many as 6 hours depending on your availability. There are several different Volunteer Convention Teams that offer you opportunities to learn new skills and be recognized for your involvement. 

​NSNA will have some incentives this year for those that volunteer. Those who complete 3 hours of time will be eligible for a refund of their convention registration.

Directions to include:
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Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
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WiFi/Internet Access

SP Guest Wi-Fi is available in all Salt Palace Convention Center meeting rooms and lobby areas only. It is NOT available in the exhibit halls.

Need faster Wi-Fi? Connect to SP Premium Wi-Fi. $15 per day per device.
Attention Delegates
If you have limited access to data or Wi-Fi, make sure to download your delegate resources, such as the 2022 Business Book and 2022 Proposed Code of Ethics Amendments, from the NSNA Convention website or the Guidebook app ahead of time. There may be limited access to internet inside the Exhibit Halls.
Capture the Convention Memories
and Share it on Social Media
Follow @NSNAinc on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Catch some Convention highlights on Instagram Stories. Make sure to tag NSNA on your photos and use hashtags #NSNA, #NSNAConvention and #NSNA70
Convention photos will be available for purchase at, following the Convention. To access the photos, click on Client Access->Client Galleries->NSNA2022. Use password:NSNA2022.
Professional photographers and videographers will take pictures and record video throughout the convention. Only official NSNA videographers may record the events and activities taking place at this convention. The photos and videos are used to publicize the convention. Individuals photographed or taped receive no compensation for the use of photos or videos bearing their image taken or produced by the National Student Nurses' Association, Inc. By virtue of your attendance, you agree to NSNA's use of your likeness in all media including, but not limited to, NSNA's website, newsletter, conference brochures, social media outlets and future NSNA promotional material. Participants opposed to being photographed or videotaped must immediately notify the photographer and/or videographer, and convention staff in writing (full name, school, email address, phone), if they are photographed or videotaped.
NSNA Store Hours
Get your graduation cords here!
NSNA Store Hours--Get your Graduation Cords Here!
Visit the NSNA Convention Store to purchase items such as graduation cords, stoles, pins, patches, pop sockets, etc.
Thursday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Member, Leadership and Faculty Cords
NSNA Membership Pin
Salt Palace Convention Center Information
Great eats!!!
Concession Hours
Thursday, April 7, 2022
6:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday, April 8, 2022
6:30 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, April 6, 2019
7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Salt Lake Discount Passport
Experience Salt Lake and save as you go! Visit Salt Lake has partnered with local attractions, restaurants, and retailers, to offer a collection of discounts and savings with this FREE, mobile-friendly passport. Access to Deals and Discounts will be delivered instantly to your phone. Be sure to check back regularly for new offers added.
Transportation Around Salt Lake City
Transportation Around Salt Lake City Salt Lake City offers transportation with the Downtown Light-rail TRAX. Light-rail lines, called TRAX, provide access to Downtown from across the valley on three color-coded lines. Downtown Salt Lake provides a great transfer point as all the lines run through downtown. The Green line begins at the Salt Lake International Airport, runs through downtown Salt Lake and the out to West Valley City. At the airport riders can board at the station and Welcome Center just outside terminal one. Fare is $2.50 and trains run every 15 minutes. Weekday service runs from 5:30 am to 11:30 pm, with a more limited schedule on weekends.
Caucus Rooms Available
Caucus Room Reservations
Caucus rooms are available for state and school meetings. Rooms can be reserved for two hours at a time.

Caucus Room Information
State associations and school chapters wishing to have a business meeting can use any of the seven (4) caucus rooms available during the convention. All caucus rooms are located at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Please Note:
Caucus Room #1 (Room 257) can accommodate 60 people theater style.
Caucus Room #2 (Room 258) can accommodate 62 people theater style.
Caucus Room #3 (Room 259) can accommodate 60 people theater style.
Caucus Room #4 (Room 260) can accommodate 75 people theater style.

Caucus Room Schedule
Thursday, April 7, 2022: 8 am to 10 pm
Friday, April 8, 2022: 8 am to 10 pm
Saturday, April 9, 2022:  am to 10 am only

If you have any questions or need to change a reservation, please see convention staff in the registration area. If you want to reserve a caucus room for different days and times, you must complete a new form.

Registration count as of press time on Wednesday, April 6: 1,214
Delegates: 234