Students may choose to join the following organizations at their own expense:

    MOSALPN (Missouri State Association of Licensed Practical Nurses) $20.00

    NAPNES (National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service) $15.00 – includes a subscription to the Journal of Practical Nursing.

    SKILLS  $15.00

    Practical Nursing Association of Cass Career Center (dues levied by each class).




    This organization will be known as the Student Nursing Organization of Cass Career Center.


    The objectives of the organization are:

    1. To promote and maintain high standards of learning, honor, and character.
    2. To augment pride in the Cass Career Center Program of Practical Nursing.
    3. To foster a positive relationship with the health care community.
    4. To participate in local, state, and national organizations.
    5. To establish a democratic governing body.


    Membership is open to students in the Cass Career Center Program of Practical Nursing.


    Direction and management of affairs and finances shall be by the executive board.

                Section I.          The executive board shall include:

    1. President
    2. Vice-President
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer
    5. Historian
    6. Parliamentarian

    Section II.         Nominations and elections shall be governed by bylaws.

                            Elections shall be held in the first three weeks of the program.

    1. Written or verbal nominations will be accepted from the membership.
    2. Vote will be as directed by the faculty advisor.


    This organization will be under the supervision of the faculty advisors.


    Meetings will be scheduled as needed.

                Section I.          A 2/3 majority must be present to constitute a quorum.


    The duties of the officers shall be as follows:

    Section I.          The president shall preside at all meetings.  He/she shall inform the news media of organization events.

    Section II.         The vice-president shall preside in the absence of the president and perform duties assigned by the president.  He/she shall keep the roll of the membership.  He/she shall serve as parliamentarian.  He/she shall fulfill the duties of the president in the event the president is unable to do so.

    Section III.         The secretary shall keep minutes of the proceedings of all meetings.  He/she shall handle all correspondence for the organization.

    Section IV.        The treasurer shall collect and disburse all funds of the association under the direction of the association.  The records shall at all times, be open for inspection by any member.  The treasurer shall report at each meeting.  The accounts shall be audited annually.

    Section V.         The historian shall keep a historic account of the class activities by means of a scrapbook, including newspaper articles, photos, cards, and all memories of the class.

    Section VI.        The parliamentarian will oversee Robert’s Rules of order and ensure that the meetings are conducted in an orderly manner.

    Section VII.       A new officer will be elected in the event that a student is unable to complete the program.



    The following standing committees shall be established:

    Section I.          Graduation Committee.  This committee will plan and prepare for graduation ceremonies.

    Section II.         Fundraising Committee.  This committee will direct the class in fundraising activities.

    Section III.         Social Committee.  This committee will schedule and organize social events for the class.

    Section IV.        Community Service Committee.  This committee will plan community service activities for the class.


    Each member of the class shall serve on a committee.  Committees shall be established in the third week of the program.  Members shall volunteer for committees of interest