What is a Resolution?
A resolution is a written statement that, when adopted by the House of Delegates, is the basis for the policies and actions of the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA). Resolutions are presented on matters of importance to NSNA, its members and constituent associations, nursing, and the health needs of the public.
Resolutions should be national in scope, and should fall within the purposes and functions stated in the NSNA Bylaws and Mission. A resolution is composed of two parts: "whereas" clauses summarize, with documentation, the reasons and rationale for the resolution; and "resolved" clauses contain the position to be taken on the issue and/or actions to be taken by NSNA, its constituent associations, and its members. NSNA encourages constituents to use a resolution to submit stands on issues to the House of Delegates.
The discussions at Resolutions Hearings and on the floor of the House insure that the issue, its costs and implementation, have all been carefully considered by the delegates prior to voting.
2015-2016 NSNA Resolution Committee
Guidelines for Writing a Resolution