Committees

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.

2022-2023 Charges

  1. Affiliate Advisory Committee to devise and implement a process to ensure at least 50% of their members as NACNS members over the next 5 years; communicate with Membership. Process to be completed by Q3 2023 so it can be presented at the Annual Conference.
  2. Virtual to promote auto-renew and installment payments for renewals in YM by the end of Q4 2023.
  3. Work with Virtual to devise an affiliate membership campaign by end of Q2.
  4. Collaborate with Graduate Education Committee to create a process to identify and maintain a CNS preceptor list with collaboration from Affiliate Advisory Committee, Affiliate Leaders and Virtual. Start process in Q1 2023.
  5. Work with Graduate Ed on list of CNS preceptors and what CNS SONs are available in their state from the list of CNS SON; make it an annual review.
  6. Work with Leg/Reg to create process to update NACNS on state legislation and impact at national/federal level. And create a grid that is available to Affiliates to see progress in other states/Affiliates.
  7. Design a process to promote state affiliate conferences.
  8. Work with Virtual to devise an affiliate membership campaign by end of Q2.
  9. Work with Virtual to create a NPI awareness campaign no later than Q2 2023.
  10. Work with Leg/Reg to create a one-hour inservice on policy issues such as full practice authority, title protection, etc.
  11. Work with all affiliates on how to change affiliate name process for consistency.

2021-2022 Charges Continued

  1. Continue to revise Affiliate report and review process by Affiliate Advisory Committee to provide structure offering a supportive collaborative mentorship relationship between affiliate and advisory committee
  2. Continue to formally roll out the Affiliate Toolkit by Q1, 2023 including creating a Webinar on how to use and collaborate with Continuing Ed.

Other charges and tasks may be added as deemed appropriate by board of directors and committee chairs.

Marci Mechtel, Chair
Marcia Cornell, Co-Chair
Gina Crudden
Megan Siebert
Heather Cuevas
Cherrie Pullium
Andi Foley
Janet Ahlstrom
Kimberly DiGerolamo
Holly Berndt-Hilu
Lianna Ansryan

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.

2022-2023 Charges

  1. Committee collaborate with CNS program directors at Schools of Nursing (SON) to promote NACNS membership, with help from the Membership Committee, to offer student members a discount when transitioning to full membership with the goal of increasing the number of CNS student members by 10% by year end 2023.
  2. Graduate Education Committee to create a process to email SONs every year to ensure a current list of CNS programs on the NACNS website and notify and ensure Virtual makes changes to keep the list accurate. List should be reviewed and updated at least every 2 years. Create processes by the end of Q1 2023.
  3. Collaborate with Continuing Education Committee and President-Elect Saunders to create a webinar on “Starting a CNS Program” by Q3 2023.
  4. Work with Virtual to create a NPI awareness campaign no later than Q2 2023.
  5. Graduate Education Committee to create a process to identify and maintain a CNS preceptor list with collaboration from Membership, Affiliate Advisory Committee, Affiliate Leaders and Virtual, ie add to annual membership and renewal if preceptor. Start process in Q1 2023.
  6. Virtual will work with Graduate Educate, Continuing Education Committees, CNSI to develop a social media video strategy by creating agreements with SON and other organizations to all NACNS to share/allow us to edit videos promoting NACNS membership. Targeting Affiliates, students, CNSs by Q3 2023.
  7. Collaborate with Virtual on Fall Summit planning.

Other charges and activities may be added as deemed appropriate by board of directors and committee chairs.

Jackie Iseler, Chair
Patricia Tuite, Co-Chair
Tina DeGroot
Wendy Hamilton
Jennifer Jones
Laura J McNamara
Traci Smith
Chelsea Passwater
M. Jane Swartz
Margaret Murray
Caroline Clark

Legislative/Regulatory Committee

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.

Previous charges in progress

Strategically develop and disseminate NACNS timely position statements (or other public document) on contemporary and future legislative/regulatory conditions to positively impact the CNS role in the acute, post-acute and/or ambulatory settings; at least one per year.

2022-2023 Charges

  1. Leg/Reg Committee to host 2 workshops annually and create a policy bundle for the CNS scope of practice for the LMS system
  2. Affiliates and Leg/Reg to write position statement on title protection. Draft due by October 1st 2022. They will write a position statement on full practice due on December 1, 2022.
  3. Leg/Reg Committee, in collaboration with Continuing Education, to host workshops annually and as part of policy bundle for the CNS scope of practice and how to obtain NPI, by year end 2023.
  4. Leg/Reg Committee to write position statement on title protection. Draft due by October 1st 2022. They will write a position statement on full practice due on December 1, 2022. They will share with Affiliates by year end 2023.
  5. Leg/Reg Committee will create a strategy for OEWS update from RN to APRN status by end of 2023.
  6. Leg/Reg Committee will collaborate with the FON TF to revise the NACNS Public Policy Agenda by Q3.
  7. Virtual will create a NPI awareness campaign no later than Q2 2023.

Other charges and activities may be added as deemed appropriate by board of directors and committee chairs.

Sue Fowler, Co-Chair
Danny Lee, Co-Chair
Elizabeth Pincus
Jeanna Ford
Daniel Pollack
Leasha Roy
Susan Storey
Elizabeth Duxbury
Amy Kyes
Stephanie Schuldt
Brooke Randol
Elizabeth Hoxie
Angela Larson
Sarah Taylor
Rick Bassett
Melanie Duffy
Susan Dresser

Membership Committee

The membership committee shall provide advice to the NACNS Board of Directors on activities that can grow NACNS membership.

2022-2023 Charges

  1. Membership Committee to work with Virtual to use YM to track membership lapses and create a report for BOD and devise a plan to address with the goal of increasing membership by increasing renewal rate to 85% by year end 2023.
  2. Graduate Education Committee collaborate with CNS program directors at Schools of Nursing (SON) to promote NACNS membership, with help from the Membership Committee, to offer student members a discount when transitioning to full membership with the goal of increasing the number of CNS student members by 10% by year end 2023.
  3. Virtual to promote auto-renew and installment payments for renewals in YM by the end of Q1 2023.
  4. Create welcome bundle for new members working w/ Cont Ed.

AWARDS SUB-COMMITTEE:

  1. Submit proposal and criteria for Rising Star Award or Early Career Award (<3 years) to BOD and include award for 2022 conference.
  2. Increase award applications by 20 %

Other charges and activities may be added as deemed appropriate by board of directors and committee chairs.

Caitlin Healy, Chair
Kayla Little, Co-Chair
Jeri Tidwell
Elizabeth Arenas
Elizabeth Lynette Gunn
Stephanie K. Hisey
Megan Hoffman
Melissa Barach
Sarah Chilson
Connie Teal
Kelli Antinori-Lent
Racheal Wood
Francesca Levitt
Raissa Occena
Nicholas O’Neel
Kathleen Rea
Stacey Brundrett
Samantha Diggs
Ashley Hawkins
Pauline Nee
Theresa Kirkpatrick
Jennifer Manning

Nominating Committee

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.

2022-2023 Charges

  1. Recruit diverse applicants for BOD and officers.
  2. Increase the number of applicants by 10% for the BOD and officers.
  3. Create Nominating Webinar – why run for office?

Other charges and activities may be added as deemed appropriate by board of directors and committee chairs.

Jose Chavez, Chair
Carla Brim
Faye Inumerables
Marie Adorno
Olena Svetlov
Jackie Andronico
Ginger Burkhead
Samantha Young
Jan Powers

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, practice advisory, and position statements.

Previous charges in progress

Collaborate with Graduate Education, Professional Development, and Leg/Reg committees to develop a NACNS hardcopy statement [booklet] on the CNS as a solution to America’s Healthcare System Crisis by 6/30/2021 (see exemplar: Buerhaus, P. 2018: Nurse Practitioners: A solution To America’s Primary Care Crisis). (In Progress) Clinical Nurse Specialists: The Driving Force in Health Care in the 21st Century

2022-2023 Charges

  1. Professional Development, CNSI, Virtual to create a campaign where CNOs promote the role of the CNS by Q2 2023.
  2. Expand DEI to include CNSs who work outside of the hospital such as ambulatory settings, LTC, HH, hospice (Collaborate with DEI and Continuing Education to create education to address why ALL CNSs should be NACNS members and feel NACNS represents their interests) by Q3. (Please consider pediatrics, NICU, women’s health/perinatal, peri-anesthesia, ambulatory settings, long term care/gerontology, home care, etc.)
  3. Collaborate with Continuing Education to devise education for CNSs with prescriptive authority such as pharmacology, billing/coding and credentialing, etc. by Q2.
  4. Work with Virtual to create a NPI awareness campaign no later than Q2 2023.

Other charges and activities may be added as deemed appropriate by board of directors and committee chairs.

Suzanne Purvis, Chair
Amy Shay, Co-Chair
Barbara Potts
Dawn Pajersk
Elissa Brown
Emily Warren
Erica Collins
Holly Tenaglia
Jean Christopher
Jennie Peterson
Jennifer Callear
Jennifer Davies
Jennifer Wilson
Jessica Buckner
Jessica Weber Viste
Kathleen Hopkins
Kimberly Hodge
Mary Angela Malone
Pam LaBorde
Ping Ye
Sally Witt
Terry Doescher
Julie Linder
Susan Dresser

Continuing Education Committee

Focus on planning and organizing continuing education offerings such as webinars, full day programming and on-demand courses.

2022-2023 Charges

  1. Solicit SON/CNS Program Ads on LMS no later than March 2023 hopefully sooner. Virtual will work with Marketing/Continued Education Committees to develop process for ads, promo materials. They will work with Virtual Sales for help. Start process in May 2022.
  2. Virtual will work with Graduate Educate Education Committees, CNSI to develop a social media video strategy by creating agreements with SON and other organizations to all NACNS to share/allow us to edit videos promoting NACNS membership. Targeting Affiliates, students, CNSs by Q3 2023.
  3. Leg/Reg Committee, in collaboration with Continuing Education, to host workshops annually and create a policy bundle for the CNS scope of practice and how to obtain NPI, etc. by year end 2023.
  4. Work with Virtual to create a NPI awareness campaign no later than Q2 2023.

Other charges and activities may be added as deemed appropriate by board of directors and committee chairs.

Mariah Foster
Donna Marshall Moyer
Anastasia Johnson
Jennifer Jones
Michelle Wood
Suzanne Fortuna
Sarah Knowles
Julie Linder
Linda Ogbuagu
Nicole Frederick
Jill Nocella
David Bradley
Christy Mitchell
Christine Huber
Megan Hoffman
Traci Smith

Research, EBP, and Scholarship Committee

The Research, EBP, and Scholarship Committee shall conduct and/or direct research activities supporting the organization and CNS practice. [statement to include EBP and PI/QI]

2022-2023 Charges

  1. Conduct 2022 census, analysis data, provide a report to BOD by Q3 and present at 2023 Annual Conference and then publish results by 2024.
  2. Work collectively with Website committee to operationalize the mentorship program by Q2.
  3. Determine NACNS research foci (Promotion of the CNS Role, Practice and Value) by Q2.
  4. Guided by foci open call for applications for mentorship with expectations to present at conference.
  5. Devise a process to find grants for NACNS to grow/support CNS SONs in collaboration with CNSI.
  6. Collaborate with Virtual, NACNS/CNSI TF to determine if survey of CNOs/C-suite needed and if so then what questions
  7. BOD needs to provide purpose for survey.

Ongoing Committee Tasks:

  • Collaborate with CNSI and Website to list grants available on website by September 30, 2021.
  • Update and post NACNS research priorities every 3 years on webpage beginning 3/31/2022. Ensure alignment with NACNS strategies.

Other charges and activities may be added as deemed appropriate by board of directors and committee chairs.

Laura Ann Kitch, Chair
Mary Beth Makic, Co-Chair
Sandra Siedlecki
Pat Rosier
Linda Cole
Patti Radovich
Tammy Hanks
Stephanie Chamberlain
Mayra Garcia
Andie Slivinski
Berenice Arellano
Jeri Tidwell

Website and Listserv Committee

2022-2023 Charges

  1. Work collectively with Research Committee to operationalized a mentorship program process, application, updated mentors, topics, by Q2.
  2. Devise orientation to YM forum and Standards of conduct for posting by end of Q! (August).
  3. Determine the process and guidelines for starting a special interest group, ie SON CNS program directors, Peds, PMH by September,
  4. Create a transition plan from free ListServ to YM community forums and create a modest cost to use the forums by end of Q2.
  5. Devise a process for updating membership profiles.
  6. Work with Virtual to create a NPI awareness campaign no later than Q2 2023.

Other charges and activities may be added as deemed appropriate by board of directors and committee chairs.

Stephanie Rivera-Gamme, Chair
Jess Camp, Co-Chair
Jennifer Katlen
Carol Manchester
Kristie Murphy
Geralyn Lerg
Amber Glukhenkiy
Ashley Perkins
Yanli Jiang
Jeri Tidwell

Conference Planning Committee

2022-2023 Charges

  1. Conference planning and Virtual will ensure all Committees who wish to participate, will have an exhibit booth at the Annual Conference. Committee Leaders will determine a schedule. This will also be a place where attendees can register for NPIs. This can also be done at the Fall Summit.
  2. Collaborate with Virtual to ensure diverse keynotes, speakers and posters for all events.
  3. Collaborate with Virtual to partner with SON and CNS programs to increase attendance at sponsored events.
  4. Collaborate with Virtual to create a silent auction where each committee puts together a small basket/gift bag. Money raised would help support a nurse attending Nurses in Washington (NIWI).
  5. In collaboration with Virtual work to revamp the tool utilized for judging student posters for the top three poster awards.
  6. Collaborate with Virtual to review and adjust criteria for submission of abstracts. Two objectives to be met with this review including better pairing of like presentations into the grouped presentations as well as align abstracts with more specific abstract review criteria specific to either quality improvement/EBP or research abstracts.

Other charges and activities may be added as deemed appropriate by board of directors and committee chairs.

Allison Keck, Co-Chair
Mary Lawanson-Nichols
Eugena Bergvall
Cynthia Benz
Ana-Marie Gallo
Sheila DiRocco
Chrissie Schaeffer
Oscar Danny Lee
Cheryl Houseman
Sharon Wahl
Jean Christopher
Phyllis Whitehead
Cherrie Pullium
Kimberly Ryan (staff)
Alissa Bredbenner (staff)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

2022-2023 Committee Charges

  1. DEI Committee to recommend needed 1. DEI training and 2. integrate DEI strategies within NACNS governance structure (Committee/BOD) and events by end of year 2023.
  2. Devise a process to solicit more diverse membership opportunities.
  3. Expand DEI to include CNSs who work outside of the hospital such as primary care, LTC, HH, hospice (Work with Professional Development and Continuing Education to create position statements and education to address these unique CNSs so they feel NACNS represents their interests)
  4. Continue work related to the dissemination of the DEI survey results and comments by end of Q3.
  5. Virtual will create a NPI awareness campaign that is inclusive of our DEI mission no later than Q2 2023.

Other charges and activities may be added as deemed appropriate by board of directors and committee chairs.

Monica Coles, Co-Chair
Beckie Kronebusch, Co-Chair
Kurt David
Kaylynn Patrice Hall
Jennifer Callear
Sarian Sheriff
Jennifer Katlen
Jennifer Bierbaum
Jeanna Ford
Lucinda Canty
Isha Alibey
Latoya Freeman
Mashandra Elam-Canty
Amber Johnson
Samantha Knight
Shontaya Carrico
Jeri Tidwell

Awards Committee

David F. Bradley Jr., Chair
Mary Francisco
Cynthia Bautista
Kristen Hill
Kimberly (Kimmie) Curtin
Tina Mason
Sagie De Guzman