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1 RESOLUTIONS AND ROBERT’S RULES OF ORDER Kristina M. Lewis, AASN, ABA, RN, ACLS MNSA First Vice President Chair - Committee on Bylaws, Policy, Resolutions, & Legislation

2 About Me Education Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Eastern Michigan University Expected December 2014 Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Macomb Community College May 2013 Associate of Business Administration Macomb Community College December 2008 Career Experience Critical Care RN Covenant HealthCare – Saginaw June present Cardiovascular RN MidMichigan Health – Midland August present ACLS Provider American Heart Association September 2013 – present Leadership Michigan Nursing Students Association February 2012 – present

3 WHAT IS A RESOLUTION? Impact the Future of Nursing!

4 Impact the Future of Nursing A tool for transforming nursing issues to policies through political action *** Unique opportunity to advocate for nursing students, the profession, community, and nation *** MNSA position statement Evidence-based call to action Adopted upon approval at convention

5 Choose your topic

6 Pick something you are passionate about! Don’t choose a topic that has been adopted in last 5 years Justification for breaking 5-year rule New research or information

7 Resolution Format Abstract page (Cover page) Title/Topic Submitted by (your SNA) Summary of Resolution (one paragraph)

8 Resolution Format Resolution Body Title/Topic Submitted by Authors 5-10 Whereas Statements Evidenced Based information <5 years old Use APA 6 th edition citation Direct Quotes or paraphrased from evidence Be clear and concise! NOT AMENDABLE by House of Delegates 3-5 Resolved Statements First statement: position &/or initial action Following statements: subsequent actions Final statement: should be a “send a copy to” list of organizations affected by or interested in the MNSA position AMENDABLE by House of Delegates

9 Also must include…. References Evidenced Based information <5 years old Use APA 6 th edition style Remember to include all references used Submit copies of supporting documentation with citations underlined or highlighted, marked page and paragraph # Cost Estimate Breakdown of Cost to Implement Contact information for “send to” organizations organization name, contact name, address, mailing address, and phone # Visit resolutions.MichiganNSA.org for samples and template

10 Resolution Submission Process Submit to Resolution Committee resolutions.MichiganNSA.org Deadline: November 30 th, 2013 Review Scope Format Support Answer questions Minor editing Adoption strategy Approval HOD Placement Added to website

11 Resolution Adoption Process – Annual Convention Resolution Hearings Authors, delegates, & alternates present for Resolution introduction Editorial changes & Resolved statements: debatable Titles & Whereas Statements: not debatable Tabling prior and after Hearings for delegate review and discussion Approved for House of Delegates Agenda House of Delegates Motion to adopt resolution “I move that the MNSA House of Delegates adopt [the resolution]” Formal Debate Authors begin formal debate; speaking pro Alternating Pro and Con statements Motions for amendments for Resolved Statements submitted and voted upon. Specified time limit for each resolution: TBD Final Delegate Voting on motion to adopt resolution Requires >50% to pass

12 My Resolution passed – now what? Adopted Resolutions Become part of MNSA policy agenda “Resolved” statements implemented Serves as a guide to educational and action items Convention program NurseTalk articles Discussions with policy makers Go national! NSNA Resolution submission deadline February 12 th 2014 (8 weeks before national convention)

13 Resolution Resources Michigan Nursing Students Association resolutions.MichiganNSA.org National Student Nurses Association All of the documents listed on this site are extremely informative and useful!

14 Join the Resolution Committee Looking for 4 committee members Boost resume & portfolio Network with other students Must be available to attend 3 committee meetings: Saturday, December 7th, 2013 (Okemos) Saturday, January 11th, 2014 (Okemos) Saturday, January 25, 2014 (Troy) Must attend House of Delegates Convention fee discount may be available to committee members upon request; subject to approval by MNSA Board of Directors Note: Authors cannot serve on the committee

15 Contact Information Kristina M. Lewis, AASN, ABA, RN, ACLS Facebook: Kristina Lewis, RN, MNSA 1st Vice PresidentKristina Lewis, RN, MNSA 1st Vice President LinkedIn: Feel free to contact me about submitting a resolution, joining a committee, or if you have interest in running for a board position!


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