Call for NACNS 2022-2023 Volunteers
Members of NACNS are invited to participate in several different volunteer capacities, as members of committees and task forces. These volunteer opportunities are an important part of NACNS’s operations. Participation on a task force or committee is a great way to contribute to NACNS as well as to get to know other important CNSs from around the country! Continue reading below for a more detailed description of the volunteer opportunities, and find out how to apply to be involved!
New Committees and Taskforces
Continuing Education Committee (NEW Committee)
The continuing education committee will focus on planning and organizing continuing education offerings such as webinars, full-day programming, and on-demand courses. They will work to generate ideas and identify content experts as well as procure continuing education credits for these programs. Participants with a passion for education, curriculum, and lifelong learning are great matches for this committee. No technical skills are required but are always welcome.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (NEW Committee)
The DEI committee shall work to integrate DEI throughout the governance structures and membership and enhance of the role and understanding of CNSs in diverse communities.
CNS Statement on Practice and Education Task Force (New)
NACNS is seeking volunteers for the 4th Revision of the CNS Statement on Practice and Education Task Force. The last CNS Statement was completed in 2019, so with the new AACN Essentials and Future of Nursing Report, it is time to review and refresh our CNS competencies. We are seeking volunteers who have experience with writing core competencies, the AACN Essentials, and/or the Future of Nursing Report.
Certification Task Force (New)
NACNS is seeking volunteers for a Certification Task Force to identify gaps and explore opportunities related to CNS specialty certifications. This Task Force will review the APRN Consensus Model and brainstorm ideas to expand CNS certification options while complying with the current APRN Consensus Model. The TF will write a report on their recommendations for the NACNS BOD.
What is the typical time commitment? Committees typically meet at least once per month via teleconference. Committees may choose to meet via traditional conference calls or a computer screen-sharing technology such as Zoom. Some committees assign work for members between meetings. Please estimate spending an average of 2 – 4 hours per month on committee tasks.
What type of work does the committee do? The NACNS Board of Directors will develop and assign a charge for each committee.
When will I hear if I am selected? Once the call for nominations for committee volunteers closes, the NACNS president and committee chairs will review the applications. Committee volunteers should receive communication about their acceptance in July 2022. Our goal is for all committees will begin meeting in July 2022
How do I apply? Please complete the online application HERE. The online application will ask you to upload your CV or resume and a 250-word description of your qualifications and why you are interested in serving.
If I am currently on a committee and at the end of my term, can I reapply? Yes, you may re-apply for your committee if your term is up. Our bylaws limit an individual’s service on a committee to 6 consecutive years. If you are unaware if your term is ending, please contact Ana Hilton at email@example.com.
Thank you for considering joining the ranks of NACNS volunteers! We greatly value the time commitment and dedication of our volunteers and we appreciate your interest in giving back to the only association promoting the unique contributions of the CNS to health care.