ALL POSITIONS REQUIRE THAT CANDIDATES BE MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING OF NHNA
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Exercises corporate responsibility and provides for implementation of association policies and position statements approved by the members; establishes policies and procedures for the transaction of business, coordination of association activities and operation, and assumes responsibility for fiscal solvency. (See bylaws for further details.)
- PRESIDENT: acts as Chairperson of the voting body, the Board, and the Executive CommitteeIn addition, the President shall: serve as the official representative of the association and as its spokesperson on matters of association policy and positions; serve as ex-officio member of all organizational units.
- PRESIDENT ELECT: performs duties as designated by the President and Board of Directors, and shall assume the duties of the President in the absence of or at the discretion of the President. [The President Elect commits to stepping into the Presidential role at the end of his/her one year term - and serving an additional year on the Board as Immediate Past President.]
- TREASURER: accountable for monitoring the fiscal affairs of the association and shall provide reports and interpretations of the financial condition to the Board of Directors and the membership. The treasurer shall serve as chair of the Finance Committee. [Two year term – elected in odd numbered years.]
- SECRETARY: accountable for record keeping and reporting of minutes of NHNA and its Board of Directors. [Two year term – elected in even numbered years.]
- DIRECTORS at LARGE:three Directors at Large serve as full-voting members of the Board of Directors one of which is designated as “recent graduate” of an RN licensure program: within 5 years prior to being elected. [Two year terms - staggered.]
COMMISSION Opportunities:(May be elected or appointed to two year terms)
- CONTINUING EDUCATION: Review and grant ANCC approval for CE activities submitted by providers. Experience in nursing staff development and with ANCC procedures required.
- GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS: Study health issues and recommend effective legislative action; evaluate other proposed legislation and recommend appropriate action to the NHNA Board. Assist with legislative events
- NURSING PRACTICE: Develop programs & activities related to: educational & delivery systems for practice; economics of practice & health care; rights and responsibilities of nurses; ANA Standards & Code for nurses. Develop ‘white papers’ and policy statements of the Association.