Committee Involvement

Call for NACNS 2021-2022 Committees

Thank you for your interest in NACNS Committee.  We are no longer accepting applications

As NACNS continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of our members as well as all CNSs, we are in need of additional volunteers for the newly formed committee/task force.

We are also looking for more volunteers for the Affiliate Advisory Committee, Graduate Education Committee, Marketing and Communication, and Annual Planning Committee

Call for Volunteers is Now Closed.  

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 required but always welcome. 

AACN Essentials Task Force (NEW Taskforce)

 This is a new task force and will be a short-term commitment in order to review the AACN essentials recently released and determine how the domains align with the CNS competencies.  A second aim is to determine additional specialty competencies related to CNS role.  The end product will be a document that can be used by all faculty in CNS programs as well as a publication. 

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 2021.  Our goal is for all committees will begin meeting in July 2021

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

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.