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Call For Commissioners

Nominations due June 20, 2016

The Nominating Committee of the ANCC Board of Directors currently seeks nominations for appointments to the Commission on Accreditation (COA), Commission on Magnet® Recognition (COM), and Commission on Pathway to Excellence® (COPE), which serve as the governing bodies for their respective ANCC programs. The ANCC Board of Directors makes appointments in July for the term January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2020. You may apply to multiple commissions; however appointees may only serve one commission at a time. Orientation for all new commission members will be held on September 16, 2016 at the American Nurses Association headquarters in Silver Spring, MD.

Eligibility
Registered nurses appointed to a commission must be full members of ANA throughout their tenure. Full membership includes ANA and State membership or ANA Only membership. Go to www.nursingworld.org/joinana.aspx for ANA membership information. This requirement is waived for the non-nurse and international members.

Application Process

  • Review the applicable commission’s Profile Sheet for information on commission composition, responsibilities, terms, time commitment, and specific member requirements.
  • All nominees must complete the ANCC Biographical Form for Appointments
  • All nominees must include an abbreviated curriculum vitae. May be up to 5 pages only and must include:
    • Certifications
    • Professional experience (current and former positions for the last 5 years)
    • Publications (within the last 5 years)
    • Presentations (within last 5 years)
    • Offices, appointments and activities with professional organizations
  • All nominees must review the ANCC Volunteer Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure Forms. If selected, the applicant will be sent the forms for signature.

Nomination Packet
Required Forms

  • Completed ANCC Biographical Form for Appointments. Be sure to indicate which commission interests you.
  • Curriculum Vitae. May be up to 5 pages only and must include:
    • Certifications
    • Professional experience (current and former position, or last 5 years)
    • Publications (within last 5 years)
    • Presentations (within last 5 years)
    • Offices, appointments and activities with professional organizations

Optional Endorsement and/or Recommendation
The nominee may submit electronically up to two letters of endorsement along with the ANCC Biographical Form for Appointments and curriculum vitae. Faxed letters are not accepted.

ANCC Commissions Requirements Downloadable Forms Contact
Commission on Accreditation (COA)

ANCC seeks an individual from one of the following groups:

Member of an Approver Unit in a Constituent and State Nurses Association (C/SNA)

Member of a Provider or Approver Unit in Specialty Nursing Organization (SNO)

Representative from a healthcare organization with responsibility or experience in clinical nursing

Biographical Form for appointments [doc]

Commission on Accreditation Profile Sheet [pdf]

ANCC Commission-specific Volunteer Agreement [pdf]

Email Morgan O’Brien, PTAP & NSCP, Sr. Accreditation Program Specialist morgan.obrien@ana.org or call 1-301-628-5183, toll free 1.800.284.2378, select Option 4 and ask for extension 5183.
Commission on Magnet (COM) Registered nurse serving in advanced practice role within an organized nursing service, who has a Master's Degree in Nursing

Biographical Form for appointments [doc]

Commission on Magnet Profile Sheet [pdf]

ANCC Commission-specific Volunteer Agreement [pdf]

Email Christina Dobson, MSN, BS, FNP, RN, Director, ANCC Special Projects and Program Support, christina.dobson@ana.org, or call 301-628-5258; toll-free 1-800-284-2378, select Option 4 and ask for extension 5258.
Commission on Pathway to Excellence (COPE) Registered Nurse serving a graduate level nursing academic practice role

Biographical Form for appointments [doc]

Commission on Pathway Profile Sheet [pdf]

ANCC Commission-specific Volunteer Agreement [pdf]

Email LaVerne Smalls, Pathway Program Specialist, LaVerne.Smalls@ana.org, or call 301-628-5219; toll toll-free 1-800-284-2378, select Option 4 and ask for extension 5219.

Submission Instructions
Required forms and optional letters of endorsement MUST:

  • Be submitted via email by June 20, 2016.
  • Be in MS Word format with the file extension [.doc] OR Adobe portable document format with the file extension [.pdf]
  • Be attached to an email message addressed to one of the following:

Handwritten forms and faxed documents are not accepted.

Nomination packets are sent to the Nominating Committee electronically. Each nominee's email message, with attached forms and letters, serve as an electronic signature to verify the nominee's submission. Nominees are encouraged to add their signature to electronic documents, if possible.

To be considered, nomination packets must be received electronically by the designated contacts by Monday, June 20, 2016 at 11:59 pm EDT. The ANCC Nominating Committee reviews all nominations, and prioritizes candidates for the ANCC Board of Directors, who make the final appointments. Notification will be mailed to nominees by July 29, 2016.