Villanova’s delegation to the 66th annual convention of the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) in Nashville, Tenn. (April 4-8, 2018) continued the university’s championship year. One of few chapters to have earned national Stellar School designation from the NSNA, Villanova’s chapter of the Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP-Villanova) currently holds the state SNAP’s highest chapter award for Chapter Excellence (Category 2). With 25 nursing students from the traditional, transfer and BSN Express programs together, Villanova’s delegation reflected the diversity of age and backgrounds of the nursing workforce.
The delegation was led by 2017 SNAP-Villanova President Katrina Garzon ’18 FCN and accompanied by their advisor, Carol Toussie Weingarten, PhD, RN, ANEF, associate professor. Garzon previously served as state SNAP Secretary-Treasurer and a member of the national Scholarship Selection Committee. In Fall, 2017 she completed an independent study in leadership linked to the Student Nurses Association. Her article, “The Meaning President: What Leadership of a Chapter Truly Entails,” will be published in the Fall, 2018 issue of NSNA’s Imprint: The Professional Magazine for Nursing Students (circulation >65,000).