Director at Large

Collaborates closely with the president in the administration of the ongoing activities of the association using the initiatives of the strategic plan as the framework.

Nominations are closed for 2018.


  • Willingness to serve as liaison to other organizations when asked (e.g. Brain Attack Coalition, World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses, Neuroscience Nursing Foundation and the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing)
  • Experienced in developing new programs


In addition to the general responsibilities of the board, directors will be working in teams and partnering with staff and members when working on initiatives/activities consistent with the strategic priorities of the association. The following are the aggregate responsibilities of the entire board.

  • Identifies opportunities and topics for continuing education (CE) activities. Participates in the development, administration, and evaluation of the CE activities of the association.
  • Identifies opportunities for the development of consumer education activities of the association.
  • Explores and recommends alternative methods of education (e.g. distance learning).
  • Reviews association documents and publications related to neuroscience nursing practice.
  • Assures and oversees development and maintenance of publications that serve to enhance communications, professional image, and advance neuroscience nursing practice.
  • Supports the production of the annual meeting and other scheduled educational offerings.
  • Assures that all current publications meet the standards of the association.
  • Monitors the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing and recommends opportunities for improvements to the board.
  • Coordinates activities related to the development of the resources of the association.
  • Collaborates with the executive director to develop, implement, and evaluate marketing strategies to maintain and increase membership, improve member benefits and services.
  • Facilitates and collaborates with the chapters and special focus groups (SFG).
  • Develops and supports mentoring of future AANN leaders.
  • Recognizes and supports individual and organizational components' achievements (e.g. awards, grants etc.).
  • Increases the visibility of the association as a specialty nursing organization.
  • Oversees current issues related to practice.
  • Examines components of nursing practice relevant to neuroscience nursing, informs and educates the membership regarding nursing practice and recommends organizational responses to changing trends in practice.
  • Recommends development of position statements, guidelines, standards when appropriate.
  • Examines legislative and research issues relevant to nursing and health care of the neuroscience patient.
  • Develops health policy agenda, strategies, and position statements when appropriate.
  • Supports the work of the Neuroscience Nursing Foundation (NNF) to advance improvement in patient care and support research activities.
  • Supports the certification process of the neuroscience nurse and the work of the American Board of Neuroscience Nurses.
  • Liaisons with various other health care and nursing organizations which promote specialty nursing, neuroscience nursing, legislative or research agendas.
  • Estimated time commitment includes weekdays and weekends
  • Board Meetings: Approximately three board meetings held via conference call per year and three face-to-face meetings annually. In preparation for each meeting (face-to-face or conference call) members are expected to review all materials.
  • Travel: Approximately 10 days per year including annual educational meeting and face-to-face board meetings three times per year.
  • Additional time commitments may vary based on assignments and responsibilities. All members of the AANN Board of Directors should plan to review and respond to e-mails throughout each week.