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!
We are pleased to welcome the new board to Georgia Baptist Association of Nursing Student,class of 2017.
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
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.
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)
Financial Excellence Award
Four GBCN students elected to the GANS Board and will serve the following positions:
Monical Cahal –Publications Director
Truly a great nursing experience,
Responsibilities of mentors include:
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.
Childhood Cancer Awareness/Fundraiser
When:September (all month)
What:Raise money for event/sell t-shirts/ work along with other colleges within Mercer
Huntington’s Disease Team Hope Walk with PA and PT schools
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
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
Attention NSNA candidates,please click the following links to view the Bill of Rights and the Code of Ethics.
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 –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:
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,
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!