Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Shenandoah Woman Elected President of National Student Nurses' Association

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) student Jennifer Kalenkoski has been elected president of the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) at the 65th annual NSNA Convention, which took place April 5-9 in Dallas.

Kalenkoski, of Shenandoah, Pa., a second-year Associate Degree in Nursing student and current president of LCCC’s SNAP (Student Nurses Association of PA) chapter, will serve as president for a one-year term. She will represent NSNA at the International Council of Nurses in Barcelona, Spain, at the end of May and at various other national organizations (i.e. ANA, NLN) throughout the year. As per NSNA, she will act in the capacity of:
 Leading the association by presiding at all meetings
  • Appoint committees and NSNA representatives
  • Ensure that the lines of direction given by the House of Delegates and Board are put into effect
  • Work closely with NSNA staff and board on all aspects of the organization
  • Facilitate relations with school and state constituents and with other national organizations
Upon graduation from LCCC in May, Kalenkoski will begin a position at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., on the Medical Cardiology Progressive Care Unit. She will pursue her bachelor’s degree in nursing through Central Methodist University, Fayette, Miss., beginning in fall 2017.

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