Board Members Present:
Julie Eastes, DeLisa Flynn, Kathy Hutson, Melissa Matthews, Jan Noel, Kristin
Reedy, Cheryl Riwitis, and Sue Taylor
President DeLisa Flynn called
the meeting to order at 5:36 p.m. The board reviewed the minutes for March 12,
2013. Kathy Hutson made a motion
to accept the minutes as written.
Jan Noel seconded and the minutes were approved by voice vote.
Department Update – Linda
Siktberg reported that since an outside vendor cannot be used to print the LINK
and BSU Printing Services must be used, printing costs will be more. To try and
lower the printing costs, the Link will be emailed to those who have current
email addresses in the database which is round 1,000. All others will receive their newsletter via U.S. mail. The department will be admitting 16
students for Summer and 70 for Fall semester. BSU faculty will be submitting for NLN Center of Excellence
on May 15, 2013. The department has a contractual agreement with Community
Health Network admissions. Clinical experiences for 48 students will take place
in CHN facilities per year.
Final Arrangements - Nursing
Alumni Banquet, April 27, 2013 –
Confirm board assignments –
registration helpers will include: Shannon Craig, Julie Eastes, Kathy Hutson
and Melissa Matthews to arrive at 4:30 p.m. Award recipient greeter will be
Cheryl Riwitis and the board agreed to decrease the size of the award plaque to
an 8x10 size. Sue Taylor will
order the flowers from the Flower Bin.
Confirm tour time with Doreen – Eastes will confirm tour times with Doreen
Johnson and Linda Siktberg, set to begin at 1:00 p.m. and end at 3:00 p.m.
Updates for Banquet program – Taylor suggested to amend the NAS and SON
department fund numbers listed in the program to be put in bold type for easy
Hutson motioned to approve the changes to be made to the program. Kristin Reedy
Final Arrangements -May Pinning Ceremony, May 3, 2013 –
Pinning will be held at Emens Auditorium
beginning at 7 p.m. Hutson and Matthews will hand out scissors to the 86
graduates. Practice will be held at Emens on May 2 from 2-5 p.m. Hutson will
order the flowers for both the May and July ceremonies.
Pinning Ceremony – July 19, 2013 – The ceremony will take place at Pruis Hall with 21 graduates
participating. Rehearsal will be
held July 18 at 2 p.m. Hutson and
Matthews will pass out the scissors.
Other Business – The NAS
secretary position will change from a one-year term to a two-year term
beginning in August. Hutson motioned for approval. Noel seconded. The board
agreed to review the By-Laws prior to the next meeting of the NAS. Taylor will send the By-Laws to the
board via email for comments. Hutson, Noel and Taylor will meet at 4:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, August 28 to discuss. A discussion was held about meeting attendance
requirements for all board members.
There are four meetings held a year, generally in the months of August,
November, March and April. It was suggested that members must attend 75% of the
meetings and be written in the By-Laws. The board also agreed to extend the
deadline for scholarships applications from February 1 to February 15 of each
year. Taylor stated the
application form will need to be changed to reflect the new date. The Criteria committee met prior to the
meeting and included: Flynn, Hutson, Riwitis and Taylor. The committee is looking to add another
award for younger alumni. It was
suggested to name the award “Rising Star.” Siktberg suggested the committee do
the process in two steps. First, determine the criteria then update the nominee
information form and the CV form.
Reedy will create mock-up criteria to be
discussed at the next meeting in August.
Upcoming Dates –
Nursing Alumni Banquet – Saturday, April 27 at 5:30 p.m., Alumni Center,
May Pinning Rehearsal – Thursday, May 2 at 4 p.m. at Emens Auditorium
May Pinning Ceremony – Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at Emens Auditorium
Nursing By-Laws Committee – Wednesday, August 28 at 4:30 p.m. in the Board Room
Nursing Board Meeting – Wednesday, August 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room
Nursing Board Meeting – Wednesday, December 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room
Nursing Board Meeting – Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the Board
Nursing Alumni Banquet – Saturday, April 26, 2014 - Alumni Center, all day event
being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:29
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