ANA NEEDS YOU!
Become a leader in the professional association that represents over 2 million registered nurses by running for election in 2002 for one of the following open positions:
ANA Board of Directors
First Vice President
Second Vice President
Director-at-Large (3 positions)
Director-at-Large, Staff Nurse (2 positions)
Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics (5 positions)
Nominating Committee (3 positions)
Nomination forms are available online. Constituent member association (CMA) members are encouraged to contact their CMA for additional information and to submit the necessary forms. The ANA Nominating Committee will meet in January 2002 to develop the initial slate of candidates for open positions on the ANA Board of Directors, the congress, and nominating committee.
WHY BECOME AN ANA LEADER?
By deciding to run for an ANA elected position, you make a choice to invest in your future and the future of health care.
Through the commitment of individuals like you, ANA has been established as one of the 100 largest health care associations in the nation. Whether serving on the congress, committee, or the board, ANA leaders have the capacity to influence public policy, professional nursing standards, and the advancement of the association.
As a leader, you will become a part of the history of ANA-forging the way for the health care system of the future and ensuring that nurses remain essential providers in all practice settings. You will help ANA and the profession remain strong and unified.
The benefits of being an ANA leader can be both personal and professional, and can provide you with skills that can be applied to many areas of your life.
Here are just a few to think about...
Increase your opportunities to mentor, to be mentored, to gain peer recognition, to share your expertise and ideas;
Enhance your development as an individual and as a professional through strengthened communication and organizational skills;
Be on the cutting edge of a new and better health care for the American public;
Develop marketable campaign skills while articulating your views, engaging in dialogue with a diverse membership and speaking publicly.
Any individual who is a member of a constituent member association, and who meets the criteria established by ANA for each elected position, can assume a leadership role in the American Nurses Association.
ANA expects the best from its leaders just as you have the right to expect the best from your association. As an association leader, you will:
*attend and participate in meetings or conference calls;
*prepare for each meeting or conference call by reviewing
materials ahead of time;
*review mailings and respond to items requiring action between
meetings or conference calls;
*be available to serve on sub-committees;
*attend meetings of other health care organizations or
organizational units as a representative of your structural unit;
present reports or serve as a spokesperson for media-related
Your time commitment to the association will depend upon the position to which you are elected.
You may need to request your employer's support for the time commitment you make. Most employers will view your leadership role as a benefit to them-through your increased knowledge and distinction as an ANA leader.
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