- Affiliate Advisory Committee
- Awards Committee
- Conference Planning Committee
- Continuing Education Committee
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
- Graduate Education Committee
- Website and Listserv Committee
- Legislative/Regulatory Committee
- Membership Committee
- Nominating Committee
- Professional Development Committee
- Research, EBP, and Scholarship Committee
Affiliate Advisory Committee
The Affiliate Advisory Committee shall provide information and guidance to affiliates, and shall ensure communication between the affiliate(s) and the Board of Directors.
Desired skill set: Current affiliate member in a leadership role in an affiliate.Marci Mechtel, Chair
Marcia Cornell, Co-Chair
This committee submits a call for CNS awards, reviews the applications and decides upon the awards.
Desired skill set: Experience with award selections.Cynthia Bautista, Chair
Mary Ann Francisco
Kimberly (Kimmie) Curtin
Sagie De Guzman
Conference Planning Committee
This committee plans the annual conference with NACNS’ event planning team.
Desired skill set: Experience in conference planning or large events.Mary Lawanson-Nichols, Chair
Kimberly Ryan (staff)
Alissa Bredbenner (staff)
Continuing Education Committee
Focus on planning and organizing continuing education offerings to include pre-recorded webinars, full day programming and on-demand courses.
Desired skill set: Current experience in principles of adult education and on-line learning.Alisa Jaganjac, Chair
Jennifer J. Jones
David Bradley, Jr.
Erica Fischer Cartlidge
- Jenny Riesenberg
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
Graduate Education Committee
The Education Committee shall provide guidance to the NACNS Board of Directors on key issues impacting graduate programs, faculty, students and national accrediting and credentialing bodies. This committee shall ensure that current data related to the preparation of CNSs are obtained and disseminated and shall provide multiple forums for CNS educators to address issues pertinent to CNS education.
Desired skill set: Current or recent academic experience in CNS education and knowledgeable in curriculum and accreditation standards.Patricia Tuite, Chair
Wendy Hamilton, Co-Chair
Laura J McNamara
M. Jane Swartz
The Leg/Reg Committee shall provide guidance to the NACNS Board of Directors on key issues impacting graduate programs, faculty, students and national accrediting and credentialing bodies. This committee shall ensure that current data related to title protection, licensure, and status as an APRN are obtained and disseminated.
Desired skill set: Experience in policy writing ie., briefs and/or legislative activities.Elizabeth Duxbury, Chair
Elizabeth Hoxie, Co-Chair
- Julie Kathman
The membership committee shall provide advice to the NACNS Board of Directors on activities that can grow NACNS membership.
Desired skill set: Experience in membership related activities with marketing ideas to grow membership.Kayla Little, Chair
Sarah Chilson, Co-Chair
Elizabeth Lynette Gunn
Allegra Del Rio
The Nominating Committee shall review the qualifications of all applicants and prepare a proposed slate for review and final approval by the Board of Directors.
Desired skill set: Experience in search committee related work, interviewing skills, and growing a slate of diverse candidates.Faye Inumerables, Chair
Professional Development Committee
The Professional Development Committee shall identify contemporary and evolving practice issues that affect CNSs and develop related activities such as, but not limited to, education, , clinical resources, practice advisory, and position statements.
Desired skill set: Current or recent practice as a CNS (novice or experienced) and full practice authority experience.Julie Linder, Chair
Research, EBP, and Scholarship Committee
The Research, EBP, and Scholarship Committee shall conduct and/or direct research activities supporting the organization and CNS practice.
Desired skill set: Experience in EBP and PI/QI and/or research methods (quantitative and qualitative)Mary Beth Makic, Chair
Andie Slivinski, Co-Chair
Website and Listserv Committee
Work with the management company/marketing to determine website content and displays that attract viewers and meet the mission and strategic goals of NACNS and ongoing assessment and improvement of the YM (YourMembership) community forums.
Desired skill set: Working knowledge of on-line platforms for learning and marketing that meet needs of CNSsJess Camp, Chair
Yanli Jiang, Co-Chair
- Janelle Harding
- Michelle Pope