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NANN & NANNP Call for Volunteers – Multiple Opportunities Available!

Members interested in any of the following opportunities should submit an application which includes a Statement of Interest addressing why you would like to be considered and your CV. Click here to apply for an open volunteer position.  

The application deadline is Monday, June 22.

Education Provider Committee

NANN is seeking one member to serve as part of the Education Provider Committee. The committee's purpose is to offer vision and provide guidance to the NANN continuing nursing education (CNE) program within the parameters of its educational mission and the requirements set forth by its regulatory bodies.

Term
Committee members are asked to serve one initial 2-year term; with the option to serve one additional 2-year term.

Committee Member Responsibilities
Participate in regular in-service education on ANCC and NANN policy and practices regarding educational assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation, assume the role Nurse Planner throughout their tenure, be active, engaging, and accountable committee members, attend at least 70% of the calls, and complete assignments on time.

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NANN Nominations Committee

NANN is seeking three members to serve as part of the Nominations Committee. The committee's purpose is to prepare and submit a slate of officers and directors for the NANN annual election, with a goal of at least two nominations for each elective position.  Members should be knowledgeable of a variety of nurses practicing in different work settings and job function who he/she believes possesses the following traits and experience: knowledge of the organization; developing, communicating, and sustaining a vision; integrity, responsibility, and accountability; negotiation; communication; teamwork/collaboration; leadership/motivating others; innovation and judgment/problem solving. 

Term
Committee members are asked to serve one 2-year term (maximum).

Committee Member Responsibilities
Participate in review of potential election candidates, identify additional candidates, if needed, and selection of a final slate of candidates to run for office. Committee members will contact prospective candidates to obtain consent to run for election, contact candidates with election results, and facilitate exit interviews with outgoing board members.

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NANNP Nominations Committee

NANNP is seeking two members to serve as part of the NANNP Nominations Committee. The committee’s purpose is to prepare and submit a slate of candidates with the goal of at least two nominations for each elective position. The committee shall also oversee the selection of the candidates for Chair-Elect.

Term
Committee members are asked to serve one 2- year term (maximum).

Committee Member Responsibilities
Participate in review of potential election candidates; identify additional candidates, if needed, and selection of a final slate of candidates to run for office. Committee members will contact prospective candidates to obtain consent to run for election, contact candidates with election results, and facilitate exit interviews with outgoing Council members. Members will be expected to attend scheduled monthly meetings when the committee is active, January through May.

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Program Planning Committee

NANN is seeking two members to serve as part of the Program Planning Committee.  The committee’s purpose is to represent NANN values and members’ needs in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the education portion of the Annual Educational Conference. All levels of neonatal nurses, from all over the nation, are encouraged to apply.

Term
Committee members are asked to serve one initial 2-year term; with the option to serve one additional 2-year term.

Committee Member Responsibilities
Review concurrent session abstract submissions, review conference feedback to determine topics for future programs, select a range of topics relevant to the needs of most neonatal nurses including those in expanded roles, make initial contacts with speakers, work with staff on speaker contact information, and assist with the general activities of the conference as needed.

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Research Committee

NANN is seeking one member to serve as part of the Research Committee. The committee's purpose is to support neonatal nursing research, promote the dissemination and utilization of neonatal research findings for the improvement of neonatal care, and promote research through education and awareness of the research process.

Term
Committee members are asked to serve one initial 2-year term; with the option to serve one additional 2-year term.

Committee Member Responsibilities
Facilitate special projects to meet Research Committee goals, publish research-related items in NANN newsletter and journal, prepare a research agenda for NANN, with approval from the NANN board, oversee and judges the NANN annual research abstract award, review research surveys for dissemination to NANN members via website, annual conference, or mail, review, and select paper and poster abstracts for presentation at the annual educational conference.

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Research Institute Steering Council

NANN is seeking one member to serve as part of the Research Institute Steering Council. The Council's purpose is to create a set of research goals in alignment with NANN’s strategic plan, and then put into place the required steps to realize these goals. Through these efforts, the Steering Council will direct and promote the dissemination and utilization of neonatal research findings for the improvement of neonatal care. The Research Institute Steering Council is the oversight body for the Institute. The Council will assign specific operational steps to the Research Committee, Small Grants Committee, and/or other Institute assets.

Term
Committee members are asked to serve one initial 2-year term; with the option to serve one additional 2-year term.

Council Member Responsibilities
Regularly assess the research gaps in neonatal nursing and conduct ongoing surveys to determine the wants and needs of the members, develop an annual research agenda for the coming year(s), and ensure adequate resources are committed to the efforts of the Institute. Council members will also be expected to work with its liaisons to provide regular updates to the NANN Board and NANNP Council. The Council establishes a regular meeting schedule, at least one of which will be a face-to-face meeting held in conjunction with the Annual Educational Conference during which time the research agenda is developed. Regular input will be solicited from the various subgroups of the Institute and informs them of the direction and plans being considered by the Council.  E.g.; works with the Research Committee and Small Grants Committee to establish the criteria for abstract and/or application qualifications for the:

  • Small Grants Program
  • Research Summit
  • Annual Educational Conference paper and poster submissions, and other research-based educational activities developed under the aegis of the Institute.
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Small Grants Committee

NANN is seeking one member to serve as part of the Small Grants Committee. The committee’s purpose is to oversee the application process, review submissions, and support the work of the recipients and mentors as needed to ensure optimal outcomes, adherences to timelines, reporting, and overall success of each grant.

Term
Committee members are asked to serve one initial 2-year term; with the option to serve one additional 2-year term.

Committee Member Responsibilities
Annually review the Small Grants infrastructure for improvements and/or changes, conduct reviews of grant submissions in accordance with existing Small Grants program practices and procedures, and select grant recipients based on available awards and within established criteria. Committee members are also expected to communicate review feedback to both grant recipients and non-recipients, provide administrative oversight of each grant, and provide regular status reports to the Research Institute Steering Council on the progress of grant recipients.

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Special Interest Group Facilitators

NANN is seeking three members to serve as Special Interest Group Facilitators. The three facilitator positions available are

  • Management SIG Facilitator
  • Staff Nurse SIG Facilitator
  • Discharge Transition SIG Facilitator.

The SIG Facilitator’s purpose is to assist NANN members to establish contact with each other regarding special interests, to create networks for special focus, and to work collaboratively with each other and the SIG director-at-large to accomplish mutual goals that support the strategic plan of the association.

Term
SIG Facilitators are asked to serve one initial 2-year term; with the option to serve one additional 2-year term.

Responsibilities
Stimulate and facilitate discussions for the SIG via the MyNANN member community, write articles for NANN Central or other NANN news vehicles (2 x’s/year maximum), attend NANN’s annual conference to chair the SIG networking breakfast, participate in teleconferences when needed, meet briefly with other facilitators and the SIG Director-at-Large at NANN’s annual conference, and to submit a report to the board for their mid-year and annual meetings.

Qualifications
To be considered for the position, applicants must be a current member in good standing and a participant in the pertinent SIG. Applicants must also have the ability to devote 1-4 hours a month to duties and responsibilities, have access to the Internet, and be currently involved in neonatal nursing through clinical practice, education, research, or consultation.

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