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Welcome to the TNA House of Delegates



TNA hosts an annual House of Delegates, a gathering of members who are elected by district to govern the association. The 2017 event will be held:

April 28 & 29, 2017

Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center

1101 Woodlawn Ave, Georgetown, TX 78628

(737) 444-2700


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center.  Room Rates are $149.00 plus tax for a single or double. Click the following hyperlink to create and modify your reservation: Texas Nurse Association April Conference 2017 or paste the following link into your web browser:


Rates can be extended through the weekend if you’d like to say over and enjoy Georgetown’s annual Poppy Festival.

Georgetown, Texas is sandwiched between the North and South San Grabriel River. Since its establishment more than 160 years ago, Georgetown has developed into a community rich in history, culture and character. With an emphasis on architectural preservation, acclaimed annual events and economic growth, the city has proven that hard work and dedication makes for the Most Beautiful Town Square in Teas. Learn more about what Georgetown has to offer here.


Registration Fees:

$60 for Delegates (delegates will be invoiced prior to the HOD)

$100 for HOD observers – register here





Schedule of Events


DELEGATE CREDENTIALING TIMES – all delegates must credential prior to the opening of the HOD at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 29. 2017



April 28, 2017 (begins at 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.)

3:00        Issues Forum


3:30        Candidate Platforms - each candidate will give a 3 minute platform and have 2 minutes for Q&A from delegates/members


5:00        Candidate Reception – candidates will have display tables and be available to meet delegates and share more information about themselves. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, coffee, tea, water and a cash bar available

6:30        Dinner on your own


April 29, 2017 (7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

7:30        Delegate credentialing/Observer Check-in and networking breakfa

8:30        Informal Session Begins – Welcome and Introductions – Jeff Watson, President

8:45        TNA Executive Director’s Report – Cindy Zolnierek, PhD, RN

8:55        Starting Conversations That Matter – Guest Presenter

9:55        Starting Conversations That Matter – Group Activity 

(Voting Opens – use your own electronic device or stations will be available in the


11:00     Break/Voting

11:30     Voting Closes/ Get Lunch

12:00     Marla J. Weston, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANA Enterprise CEO

12:45     Informal Session Resumes

  • Run-off results announced - Throckmorton, PhD, RN (run-off election begins)
  • President's Presentation - Jeff Watson, DNP, RN-C, NEA-BC, CRRN
  • Greetings from Texas Nursing Student’s Association – President
  • Finance Report – Sarah Moody, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
  • Recognition of Volunteer Committee members
  • Policy Council Report – Vice President: Kim Belcik, PHD, RN-BC, CNE
  • Governmental Affairs Committee Report – Cindy Strzelecki, PhD, RN


1:45 -     House of Delegates Business Session

(Run-off voting ends)

  • Call to Order – Jeff Watson, DNP, RN-C, NEA-BC, CRRN
  • Roll Call/Establish a Quorum
  • Adoption of the Standing Rules
  • Review of the Minutes of the 2016 House of Delegates
  • Proposed Bylaws Amendments – Connie Barker, DNS, RN, FNP
  • Election Results
  • Recognition of outgoing officers
  • Installation of officers


3:45        ADJOURN

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