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.
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- 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.