Membership Assembly

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The Kansas State Nurses Association Membership Assembly is designed for registered nurses from a variety of practice settings, both members and non-members of the Kansas State Nurses Association. The KSNA Business Meeting is for KSNA members only.


7:00 a.m.                              Attendee Registration/Speaker Check-In/Vendor Check-in
7:00 a.m.                              Kansas Nurses Foundation (KNF) Scholarship Breakfast & Silent Auction Kickoff (additional fee)
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.                Utilizing Evidence to Guide Practice (1.0 CH)

                                               Jacqueline Bartlett, PhD, RN, Director, Evidence Based Practice, Children’s Mercy Hospital & Clinics Kansas City

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.                Networking Break and Visit Exhibits

Meet the Current KSNA Board / KANS Board

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.              Knowledge Nuggetsmini-breakout sessions

  1. How to Run for a State Office (no CH)
  2. Delegate Informational Meeting
  3. Faculty/Advisor Session (KANS breakout – no CH)
  4. Get to Know KSNA (5 CH) – Jami Colson, LPN State Director, Kansas State Nurses Association

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.            Networking Break and Visit Exhibits

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   KSNA Business Meetingall KSNA members welcome

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   KANS Business Meetingall KANS members welcome

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.              Lunch and Visit Exhibits

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.                Breakout 1

  1. Mental Health Topic (KANS breakout – no CH)
  2. Kaplan NCLEX Prep (KANS breakout – no CH)
  3. Mayo Clinic Externship and Resumes (KANS breakout – no CH)
  4. Utilization of Suicide Screening Tools in Practice (1.0 CH)Monica Kurz, Director, Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.               Networking Break and Visit Exhibits

Meet the KANS candidates

2:30 – 3:30pm:                 Breakout 2

  1. Panel of Nurses – Forensic, Flight, Informatics (KANS breakout – no CH)
  2. KISS Prep (KANS breakout – no CH)
  3. Hurst Fluid Volume Excess (KANS breakout – no CH)
  4. Evidence-Based Heart Failure Education (1.0 CH) – Shanna Jones, BSN, RN, DNP Student, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Track D

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.               Break/Vendors/Meet the KANS candidates

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.               Keeping the Chronic Pain Patient (and You!) Safe (1.0 CH)

                                           David LaFevers, DNP, FNP, FAANP, MSN Program Director, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Nursing & Health Sciences

3:45 – 7:00pm                  KANS Elections

4:45 p.m.                            KSNA Membership Assembly Adjourns


KSNA Contact Hours (Total: 4.5 CH)
2 Italicized/Bold items above: Required Attendance for KANS Delegates