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Announcements

A message from Linda Gural, Chair of the Committee on Appointments – American Nurses Association:

Dear Colleagues –

On behalf of the ANA Committee on Appointments (COA), it is my pleasure to announce that the annual Call for Nominations for appointed positions on ANA committees and subsidiary boards is now open until 5:00pm ET on Monday, June 27.

I am also pleased to announce that a new form is now available to ease the process for C/SNAs, the IMD, Organizational Affiliates and individual members to nominate their fellow members or to submit self-nominations for committee or board appointment to be considered by the COA. Please see below for more information about submitting a nomination. Thank you for considering giving your time and talent in service to ANA and please share the Call below with your fellow members!
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On behalf of the ANA Board of Directors, the Committee on Appointments issues this call for qualified nominees for appointment to seats on the:

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Board of Trustees
Two (2) seats open to ANA Members (C/SNA-ANA or IMD)
One (1) seat open to a Non-Nurse/Non-Member
Term of service: January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018

ANA-PAC Board of Trustees
Eight (8) seats open to ANA Members (C/SNA-ANA or IMD)
Term of service: January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018
Experience in political fundraising and an ability to reach and influence potential donors in one’s own state and beyond are essential
Prior volunteer involvement with ANA and the ANA-PAC are strongly desired 
Geographic diversity is an important consideration for this board

Audit Committee
One (1) seat open to ANA Members (C/SNA-ANA or IMD)
One (1) or two (2) seat(s) open to Non-Nurse/Non-Members
Term of service: January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018
Nominees should have experience with association management and be comfortable reading financial statements

Center for Ethics and Human Rights Advisory Board
Five (5) seats open to ANA Members (C/SNA-ANA or IMD)
Term of service: January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2020
Staff nurses with experience serving on ethics panels are especially desired 
An ability to fulfill the time commitment as outlined in the profile is essential

Committee on Bylaws
Four (4) seats open to ANA Members (C/SNA-ANA or IMD)
Term of service: January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018
Knowledge of and interest in ANA and/or C/SNA governance and organizational management
Experience in bylaws development and/or parliamentary procedure is especially desired

Committee on Honorary Awards
One (1) seat open to ANA Members (C/SNA-ANA or IMD)
Term of service: January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018

Committee on Nursing Practice Standards
Two (2) seats open to ANA Members (C/SNA-ANA or IMD) with terms of service January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2020
One (1) non-voting alternate seat open to ANA Members (C/SNA-ANA or IMD) with a term of service January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018
Pediatric nurse practitioners or general practitioners with backgrounds in research and health policy are especially desired
Nomination of new nurses with leadership experience in their student nurses association is also encouraged

Committee on Planning and Budget
One (1) seat open to ANA Members (C/SNA-ANA or IMD)
Term of service: January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018
Knowledge and experience in association management and finance is essential
Current or past C/SNA leaders, especially presidents and executive directors are desired

Constituent and State Nurses Association (C/SNA) Support Committee
One (1) seat open to ANA Members (C/SNA-ANA or IMD)
Term of service: January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018
Knowledge and experience in association management
Current or past C/SNA leaders, especially presidents and executive directors are desired

Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) National Advisory Committee
Four (4) seats open to ANA Members (C/SNA-ANA or IMD); must be PhD or DNP prepared with backgrounds in psych/mental health, behavioral health care, and/or substance abuse disorders and have an interest in leadership and mentoring in under-represented communities
Two (2) seats open to members of the public who are behavioral health care consumers
Term of service: January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2019
This committee has seats dedicated to representing particular minority groups. Nominations of Hispanic/Latinos are especially needed to help meet the representational requirements of the committee

Reference Committee
Three (3) seats open to ANA Members (C/SNA-ANA or IMD)
Term of service: January 1, 2017- December 31, 2018
Nomination of individuals with prior experience attending/participating in the annual Membership Assembly meeting is especially encouraged
Ability to attend the annual Membership Assembly is essential

Please refer to the Guide to the Appointments Process and the required nomination materials:
Biographical Data Form for ANA Members
Biographical Data Form for ANCC Board of Directors
Biographical Data Form for Non-Nurse/Non-Members
Conflict of Interest Disclosure (included in online form)
Financial Interest Disclosure (included in online form)
Confidentiality and Intellectual Property Agreement (included in online form)

C/SNAs, the IMD, Organizational Affiliates and individual members who would like to nominate a fellow member may do so by submitting the following form:
Nomination Form for Committee/Board Appointment

Nominees may submit electronically up to three (3) letters of endorsement with the required nomination materials. All nomination materials must be submitted by 5:00pm ET on Monday, June 27.

If you have any questions regarding the appointments process, please contact Rachel MillerBleich, Board of Directors and Committee Administrator, at 301-628-5064 or via email at leader@ana.org.

Thank you.

Linda Gural, RN, CCRN
Chair, Committee on Appointments


 

A message from Bernard Lo, President & CEO of The Greenwall Foundation:

As Chair of The Greenwall Foundation’s Faculty Scholars in Bioethics Program Committee, I would like to personally tell you about this career development award, which may be of interest to some of your faculty. We have not had many nursing applicants, and so we would appreciate your sharing this information with your faculty.  The full requests for proposals is available online by following this link.

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research.  Each year three to four Greenwall Faculty Scholars are selected to receive 50 percent salary support for three years to enable them to develop their research career.  The program supports studies that go beyond current work in bioethics to help resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical care, biomedical research, and public policy.  The Greenwall Faculty Scholars community meets semi-annually to give Scholars and Alumni/ae the opportunity to get feedback on projects, develop collaborations, and receive mentoring from the Program Committee.

Nurse investigators bring tremendous value to understanding these issues.  We would be delighted to see more nurses apply to our program.

This year we are allowing two applicants from a university to be considered for funding per application cycle. Institutions are requested to have an internal screening and selection process.

If you have any questions about the Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program, please contact me or Bernard Lo, MD, President & CEO of The Greenwall Foundation, bernardlo@greenwall.org and we would be happy to answer your questions.

Many thanks,
Bernie

It’s National Nurses Week 2015!
May 6-12, 2015

Free Webinar for National Nurses Week
1 PM EST on May 7, 2015

Learn how to stay resilient and morally resolute in ethical decision-making. Register for the free ANA National Nurses Week webinar, “My Patient, My Code, My Practice: Ethical Decision-making and Action,” scheduled for Thursday, May 7, at 1 PM ET. See details for earning free CE credit.

NPR Series on the Dangers of Nursing
Wednesdays throughout the month of February

Safeguarding the Public’s Health: Ethical Nursing

2015 ANA Ethics Symposium — Save the Dates!
June 4-5, 2015 in Baltimore, MD

  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing is proud to be a Silver Sponsor for the ANA Ethics Symposium. A robust ethical nursing practice directly impacts quality and safety and supports the triple aim of better care and better outcomes at lower cost. ANA’s Ethics Symposium will provide you with specific, action-focused ideas to improve ethical practice in your workplace. Register now!

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  • Our very own Cynda Hylton Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor of Clinical Ethics, Berman Institute of Bioethics/School of Nursing and Professor of Nursing and Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University, will be presenting Integrity: Creating, Sustaining, and Changing Ethical Environments at the ANA Ethics Symposium. Learn how nurses can gain a better understanding of the high-level components of an ethical work environment and the ability to evaluate whether their current work environment is structured to support ethical practice.

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Revised ANA Code of Ethics – Part of the 2015 Year of Ethics

Arny and Anne Porath Clinical Ethics Fellowship
University of California, Los Angeles, CA

  • The University of California, Los Angeles Health System Ethics Center is seeking applicants for a two year Fellowship in Clinical Ethics. Read more about the Fellowship here.

Call for abstracts: Future Directions for Ethics in Care and Nursing:
1st International Ethics in Care Conference and 16th Nursing Ethics Conference

July 17-18, 2015 at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

  • Practitioners, researchers, educators, managers and students in the fields of health and social care from around the world are invited to attend and participate in this conference to engage in plenary lectures, panel discussions and oral presentations. The conference will take place July 17th and 18th at the University of Surrey. See the call for abstracts here.

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