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Letter from the President 2016

President

Come enrich your nursing educational experience with Georgia Baptist Association of Nursing Students,Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University’s student nurses association!

GBANS is dedicated to professional involvement,community service,community health education,and lasting friendships. We are actively involved in giving our students opportunities to participate in an array of rewarding,educational activities so they can grow as future nurses and give back to the community. We also encourage the involvement of our students in the Georgia Association of Nursing Students (GANS) and the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) as convention attendees,convention delegates,and as both GANS and NSNA Executive Board Members. Involvement in these organizations gives our students a change to see nursing as a whole and to be involved with both the local and national nursing community.

How can you get involved? Easy! All of the GBCN students are members of GBANS and NSNA through tuition payment. You’ll be amazed how much fun nursing school can be when you join us. From community service projects to leadership opportunities,there’s a place for you in GBANS!

If you have any questions,please feel free to get in touch with me or any of the Board Members! I am so excited to meet you and help you become an active member of the nursing community during my term as President!

Sincerely,

Marcella Marks
GBANS President
president.gbans@gmail.com

 

Welcome New GBANS Board

We are pleased to welcome the new board to Georgia Baptist Association of Nursing Student,class of 2017.

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President –Marcella Marks

1st Vice President –Colin Schalk

2nd Vice President –Dylan McCledon

Treasurer –Courtney Frazier

Secretary –Sidney Jones

Director of Member Involvement –Natatli Escobar

Break Through to Nursing –Gloria Watkins

Community Service Chairs –Emma-Leigh Braemer and Dee Edwards

Legislative Directors –Savannah Jones and Jacquelyn Broad

NEC –Jabria Stinson

Fundraising Directors –Lindsay Hardwick and Laura Harvey

Webmaster/Historian – Da’Neya Weng

Public Relations Director –Emily Bone

Senior Class Representative –Shelby Wolfe

SGA Representative –Heather Grafton

Junior Class Representative –Sarine Huesin

GANS Convention 2015

GANS RECAP!!

As students from nursing programs across the state of Georgia assembled together at the Marriott Hotel,we were received with NCLEX reviews,workshops,focus sessions,as well as schools and employers from all over. With all that was going on and all the resources that were offered,it is a safe to say that GBANS,as well as students from all over Georgia,has a wonderful time at the GANS Annual Convention in Macon,GA!  A few highlights from the convention:

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing was able to slate all 30 delegates for the 63rd Annual GANS convention held in Macon,Georgia.

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Advisors to the students served as mentors and ‘cheerleaders’throughout the convention. Thank you Grace Lewis,Laura Madden,Fran Kamp,and Sarah Holden

Resolution  ‘PASSED’ by House of Delegates:

In Support of Implementing an Interprofessional Education Partnership Program Between Physical Therapy and Nursing School Students

Written by Jacquelyn Broad (Junior) and Jenny Bresson (Senior)

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Awards won:

Financial Excellence Award
Community Service Award

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Four GBCN students elected to the GANS Board and will serve the following positions:

Monical Cahal –Publications Director
Sharon Smith –NEC West
Katherine Fayad –West District Director
Marcella Marks –Community Health Director

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Truly a great nursing experience,

GBANS Board

The Mentor &Mentee Program

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The Mentor &Mentee Program is designed to promote cohesiveness among nursing students and provide a nurturing environment while promoting leadership in future nurses. Georgia Baptist College of Nursing has taken pride in fostering the relationship between our nursing students and plans on continuing this program at full strength throughout the years. In this program,our senior nursing students take on the responsibility of assuming a mentor role for our junior nursing students.

Responsibilities of mentors include:
Consistent contact with mentee/s via email,phone,and/or text.
Mentors keep in mind that texting can be a simple yet powerful gesture that can provide the proper support and advocacy needed for an overwhelmed student.
GBANS considers this the primary and most crucial responsibility as a mentor.
Understand that Mentors may be the frequent initiator of conversation.
As a role model for mentees,our mentors understand that it is their responsibility to keep in touch with their mentees.
Provide new nursing students with advocacy,support,and to serve as a well-intentioned role model,advisor,and guide.

In addition to this,the Mentor &Mentee program consists of pre-planned social events to help facilitate cohesiveness and bonding among GBCN nursing students. A common pursuit of a profession is only the beginning,for true friendship and bonds occur when collaboration and leadership take place among fellow nursing students.
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Community Service Events

Childhood Cancer Awareness/Fundraiser

When:September (all month)

What:Raise money for event/sell t-shirts/ work along with other colleges within Mercer

Donate:www.gofundme.com/MUrally

Huntington’s Disease Team Hope Walk with PA and PT schools

When:September 19th

Cost:$20 (Includes T-shirt)

Contact For Questions:Audrey Overton,Ella Collier,or Zach Hartley

Indoor Cycling for Pediatric Cancer Awareness

When:Thursday 9/17 @ 7:30PM,Saturday 9/26 10:30AM,and Sunday 9/27 11:30AM.

What:Come get a killer workout at Atlanta’s best indoor cycling studio and help raise money for pediatric cancer awareness! Your first ride is free and make sure to bring at least a $5 donation for the Rally Foundation.

Where:Flywheel Sports-Midtown. 1180 West Peachtree St NW Suite 106 Atlanta,GA 30309. Follow this link for parking information and directions:https://www.flywheelsports.com/locations/midtown

Donations:Please give all donations to Marcella Marks when attending class.

Clarkston Collection Drive

When:September 1 –November 30

What:Collecting OTC medications. Examples include:Tylenol,Neosporin,Calamine,Aspirin,Ibuprofen,Claritin,Hydrocortisone,Zantac,GI meds,Benadryl,Zyrtec,Vitamins,and kids dental care

Donations:need to be given to Audrey Overton or brought to GBANS meetings

Seniors only:Volunteer on any Sunday 9:30-2. Contact Susan Estes or Audrey Overton

Socktober

When:All October

What:Collecting new socks and basic essentials for our local homeless shelter

Donations:Give to Audrey Overton,Ella Collier,Zach Hartley,or bring to GBANS meeting

Contact for Questions:Audrey Overton,Ella Collier,or Zach Hartley

Lazarus Ministries Health Fair

When:​Sunday,September 20,2pm (volunteers will need to show up earlier)

What:Providing health screenings and other services for the community

Where:Urban Garden at Atlanta Mission

377 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW

Atlanta,GA 30313

Contact For Questions:Ella Collier or Audrey Overton
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Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics for NSNA

Attention NSNA candidates,please click the following links to view the Bill of Rights and the Code of Ethics.

http://www.nsna.org/Publications/BillofRights.aspx

http://www.nsna.org/Portals/0/Skins/NSNA/pdf/NSNA_CoC_Academic_Clinical_Interp_Statements.pdf

Welcome Class of 2016!

The GBANS board would like to officially welcome the incoming class of 2016 to GBCN.

We are looking forward to getting to know you all.

Good luck to everyone this semester!

NSNA Convention RECAP!

NSNA Convention –2014

 

As students from all over the country assembled together at the Opryland Hotel,we were received with NCLEX reviews,workshops,focus sessions,as well as schools and employers from all over.  With all that was going on and all of the resources that were offered,it is safe to say that GBANS,as well as students from all over the United States,had a wonderful time at the NSNA Annual Convention in Nashville,TN! A few highlights from the convention:

 

GBCN news

  • Congratulations to Craig Reuscher and Rebeka Rivera,juniors here at GBCN,on earning their positions on the 2014-2015 NSNA Board of Directors! Rebeka Rivera is the newly elected Secretary/Treasurer,and Craig Reuscher is the new South District Director.

  • Junior Sakina Mahama,who also serves as the BTN Director for GANS,was the winner of the state BTN award! Congratulations

  • Guess what? NSNA is “IN SUPPORT OF HOSPITALS ADOPTING ESTABLISHED POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR PATIENTS THAT HAVE BEEN SUBJECTED TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING”,which is resolution that was submitted by GANS members Kaitlin Chance and Lady Mendez. Kaitlin Chance is a junior here at GBCN and we are proud of all her hard work!

Other News

  • Valerie Wellman,junior at Georgia Regents University,was elected to the position of NEC South

  • GANS was also awarded the following recognitions:NSNA State Excellence Award – Group 5,Disaster Preparedness award,and the Breakthrough to Nursing award.

  • Kennesaw State University received recognition as a Stellar School Chapter!

  • Emory University student,Asma Agad,was one of 3 winners of the International Photo contest

Again,congratulations to all,and special thanks to the entire faculty for their guidance,leadership,and continued support.

Don’t miss out on another amazing opportunity for networking and education next year,this time in Phoenix,AZ!

 

Until next time,

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Letter from the President!

Come one,come all,as you are invited to enrich your nursing educational experience with Georgia Baptist Association of Nursing Students!

GBANS is Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University’s student organization that is dedicated to community service,professional involvement,and lasting friendships. There are a variety of opportunities for our students to participate in rewarding and educational community service projects throughout the year. We are also proud of our students’ involvement and representation in the Georgia Association of Nursing Students (GANS) and the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) through which we get to travel to their respective conventions all over the country! There is no better way to bond with your peers than by learning and laughing together.

How can you get involved? Easy! All of the GBCN students are members of GBANS and NSNA through tuition payment. You’ll be amazed how much fun nursing school can be when you join in our positive energy!

If you have any questions or are seeking a friendly face,get in touch with any of us! I am so excited to meet you and include you as the valuable person you are during my term as President!

Sincerely,

Carissa Brozino

GBANS President. 2013-10-18 15.15.56 (2)