Convention FAQs.

Q: When will the date, time, schedule, etc. for the next convention be available?

A. Convention is usually held on a weekend between February-March. The date will be announced as soon as the location and date are confirmed. Additional details about speakers and the schedule will continue to be released as the convention dates get closer. Stay informed by checking the website and following us on social media for updates.

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, the opportunity to run for a board position and to serve the following term on the MANS Board of Directors, 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 a designated charity.

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 end-note 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 a MANS Board Member listed in the "About Us" section of the main menu.