Media Resident Honored with Scholarship Award at Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania Convention
December 7, 2011
Drexel University student and Media resident Stephanie Glatts, was an individual scholarship winner at the Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) during the annual convention held Nov. 15-19, 2011 in Lancaster, Pa.
Glatts, a senior in the Bachelor’s of Science Nursing co-op program in Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions has led Drexel University’s chapter of SNAP for the past two years. Drexel’s chapter is the largest in Pennsylvania and in the National Student Nurses’ Association with 845 members. It was recognized with the gold chapter excellence award in the category of “chapters with 150+ members” during the national conference.
“I knew I wanted to be President from day one,” says Glatts. “During the first year of my involvement with SNAP it was a small organization with maybe 10 students. When I became President in June 2010 I made a strategic plan to get this pre-professional organization's name out there and within the last two years we have expanded into the hundreds.”
Glatts joined Drexel’s chapter of SNAP in her freshman year and took on her first leadership role as Secretary in her sophomore year, a role she credits with preparing her to assume presidency in her junior year. Her goals include continuing to expand the organization and get nursing students even more actively involved.
“We all came together for one reason, the love of nursing and now we work every day to promote our organization so that all students can share in the wonderful opportunities that we have been given,” says Glatts.
During the SNAP national conference, she also led 38 voting delegates who caucused among the group as well as with other school chapters such as Penn, Widener, and Villanova within the House of Delegate meetings. A total of 143 voting delegates addressed issues before the house including resolutions, candidate voting, and most notably a bylaws amendment on re-districting director representation of Pennsylvania school chapters. In addition, Glatts represented Drexel at the Council of School Presidents where she fielded questions on Drexel’s accomplishments.