Hosting a Successful Chapter Meeting

  1. Communication with Your Fellow Chapter Leaders
  2. Updating Your Web page
  3. Mentoring Program
  4. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Communication with Your Fellow Chapter Leaders

Attend the 2 chapter leader conference calls a year and connect with PCNA chapter leaders.

Updating Your Chapter’s Webpage

Keeping your Chapter’s webpage updated is a wonderful way to keep your members aware of upcoming events and changes in the Leadership Team. Send all updates to Mariel via email.

Pictures are a great way to visually represent different events your chapter hosts. Be sure to share photos you would like on your chapter’s webpage.

Mentoring Program

New Chapter Leaders can be assigned a mentor, or another Chapter Leader, who has demonstrated marked success in promoting the mission and goals of PCNA in their Chapter region. If you are interested in being a mentor or participating in this program contact Mariel Snyder.


Q: If we can charge can we collect money at the event? Or would this have to go through PCNA?

A. Because of our status as a 501(c)(3) we can’t allow organizations/chapters that fall under our umbrella to collect money independently.

Q: Can our meeting be a hybrid virtual and in-person event?

A. We plan to host a pilot program fall of 2022 to see the feasibility of this meeting platform.

Q. We want to send a survey out to our chapter members – do we need to work through PCNA for this?

A. Yes, if you send Mariel the survey questions, she can send the survey to your chapter list. 

Q. Why can’t I just email my chapter members directly?

A. Due to spam laws, PCNA is unable to provide the email addresses of our nurses. One needs to be able to unsubscribe from a mailing, which is not possible through a personal email. All emails go through the PCNA email platform.

Q. What is the purpose of chapter meetings?

A. Although attracting new members is one purpose of chapter events, it isn’t the main goal. Chapter Leaders should focus the mission of their chapters on the below:

  • Help spread the word about PCNA
  • Provide an opportunity for people to engage with PCNA and with one another
  • Provide leadership opportunities for the PCNA nursing community
  • Showcase the high level of education/professionalism that PCNA has to offer