Convention FAQs.

Q: What is the dress code?

A: Business casual.

Q: What does the registration cost include?

A: It includes a light breakfast, boxed lunch (Vegetarian option offered), free parking, networking with prime nurse leaders and other student nurse colleagues, over 15 breakout sessions to choose from, access to exhibitors/vendors, and a chance to win awesome raffle prizes!

Q: What is a breakout session?

A: A breakout session runs about 45 minutes long and its an educational presentation of a nursing topic of your choice!!

Q: What is the House of Delegates (HOD) Meeting?

A: The House of Delegates meeting is a meeting for students who represent their school as delegates. Each school is allowed a specific number of delegates according to the number of NSNA members their school has. For example: the first 10 members = 1 delegate, and the next 25 = 2 delegates and so forth. During this meeting the new MANS board is elected, bylaws are changed, and reports are made using the Robert's Rules method of running a professional meeting.

Q: What contests and drives will take place during convention?

A: A Penny War contest will take place and the school with the most pennies will win, so bring in your coins! All proceeds will go to House of Ruth. We will also be collecting specific items that are in need. Donate an item to increase your chances at winning great prizes. Each donated item will receive one raffle ticket.

                                                Q: What items should be brought in for the House of Ruth drive?                              - Diapers sizes 4,5, and 6, all size pull ups

-Baby wipes

-Pampers sizes 3, 4, 5, and 6, Pull-up sizes 4T, 5T, and 6T

-New wash cloths


-New undershirts sizes 24 months to 3T

-New boys undergarments, all sizes (including men's for older boys)

-New girls undergarments, size 2T-6X

-New socks and undergarments for women and children

-New pillows

Q: How will the day flow?

A: 8-9 am is registration and delegate credentialing, as well as a light breakfast; 9-10:30 am is opening ceremony and our keynote speaker address; immediately after, TWO breakout sessions will be offered, followed by lunch, and ONE more breakout session. Lastly, there will be closing ceremony: which will include our endnote speaker address, AWARDS, and our raffle draw. So please make sure you stay until the end.

Still have a question that was not answered above? Please feel free to contact MANS Vice President Amanda Mullins, at