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Nominations and Election

Each year, the AANN Leadership Development Committee searches for qualified candidates to serve as the new leaders of the association. If you are interested in applying for a leadership position and becoming a vital part in shaping the future of neuroscience nursing, review the information about becoming a candidate.

This year, the Leadership Development Committee is recruiting for the following positions:

President-Elect - 1 position for a 3 year term: 1 year as President-Elect, 1 year as President, 1 year as Immediate Past President (2020 – 2023)
Director-at-Large - 2 positions, each for a 3 year term (2020 – 2023)

Election Candidate Materials

If you are interested in applying for a leadership position and becoming a vital part in shaping the future of neuroscience nursing, review the information about becoming a candidate. The deadline to receive completed candidate applications is 5pm CST on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

Candidate Handbook—Contains overview of nominating process, position descriptions, and candidate application

Candidate Application

Candidate Reference Form

All interested candidates must submit a completed application to elections@aann.org by 5pm CST on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. It is the responsibility of the candidate to fully complete the application, incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

2019 Election

The election will open October 14th through November 1st.  You will receive an email from AANN Election Coordinator, which will include a link and your logins for the voting platform.  You can access the voting platform here, but you will need to request your logins.

 

Nomination and Election Process

Identifying that it is important to have leadership in our organization truly represent our membership, the AANN Board sought to determine how best to do this by enlisting a Nominating Task Force which recommended a few changes based on best practices in governance. The AANN nomination and election process is evolving to address these best practices so that we can ensure the board is comprised of members with diverse characteristics, skills, and competencies to lead our organization forward. 

As has always occurred, those interested in serving in a leadership role should submit an application packet. This includes an assessment of characteristics, skills, and competencies. The Leadership Development Committee (formerly called the Nominating Committee) will review the application packets and consider the characteristics, skills, and competencies each prospective leader offers relative to the gaps identified in the existing leadership. Interviews will be held for prospective leaders as they have for previous elections. Director-at-Large candidates will be ranked based on their fit with the needed characteristics, skills, and competencies for the board. The top candidate will be recommended by the Leadership Development Committee to the Board of Directors to be appointed as a Director-at-Large. The second and third ranked candidates will be recommended to advance for a competitive election by membership for a Director-at-Large position. The top two President-Elect candidates will be recommended by the Leadership Development Committee to the Board of Directors to advance for a competitive election by membership for the President-Elect position. The secretary treasurer position does not need to be filled during the 2019 election.

Following the 2019 process, we will move forward in this staged transition which will largely follow the traditional vetting process and now considers specific characteristics, skills, and competencies to assure that the leadership in our organization truly represents our diverse membership. The 2020 process will continue with membership electing one Director-at-Large. The remaining leadership (second Director-at-Large, the Secretary/Treasurer, and the President-Elect) will be recommended by the Leadership Development Committee and appointed by the AANN Board of Directors.

For questions about the AANN nomination and election process, please contact elections@aann.org.