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How to run for national office. National Student Nurses’ Association Nominating and Elections Committee. Becoming interested. All members of NSNA Board of Directors and Nominating and Elections Committee are student nurses !

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How to run for national office

National Student Nurses’ Association

Nominating and Elections Committee


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Becoming interested

  • All members of NSNA Board of Directors and Nominating and Elections Committee are student nurses!

  • If you are reliable, committed, passionate, and inspired, NSNA WANTS YOU!

  • Be a leader! Impact the Future of the Evolving Nurse! RUN FOR NATIONAL OFFICE!

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Getting more information

  • Contact your school’s faculty, dean, student nurses’ association!

  • Contact your state student nurses’ association!

  • Check out NSNA’s link for running for national office at http://www.nsna.org/ElectedOfficials/HowtoRunforNationalOffice.aspx

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Contacting NSNA

  • Email us at nsna@nsna.org expressing your interest or questions about being a leader!

  • Call NSNA at 718-210-0705 and request more information!

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Nominating and Elections

Committee (NEC)

  • NEC is the entity within NSNA that is responsible for recruiting and preparing a list of qualified leaders for the election at Annual Convention

  • NEC is made up of 4 members representing the 4 regions (North, South, East, West) of NSNA

  • After you have contacted NSNA, a member of the NEC will contact you and guide you through the process of running for national office

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Eligible members

  • Any current member of NSNA is eligible to run for a national office, this includes:

    • Members who are enrolled in school for 9 months of their elected term, except President and VP

    • Associate members (Pre-nursing students) are eligible to run for national office, except President and VP

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Available positions

  • President

  • Vice President

  • Secretary/Treasurer

  • Imprint Editor

  • Breakthrough to Nursing Director

  • Director North

  • Director South

  • Director East

  • Director West

  • NEC North

  • NEC South

  • NEC East

  • NEC West

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  • Check out NSNA’s link for the roles and responsibilities for each position http://www.nsna.org/ElectedOfficials/HowtoRunforNationalOffice.aspx !


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Obtaining a candidate packet

  • After initial contact by a member of NEC, you will receive a candidate packet via U.S. Mail, which will include:

    • Application

    • Digest of Information

    • Getting the Pieces to Fit

    • Campaign Regulations

    • Other documents to be used at Convention

  • You can access some of these documents at http://www.nsna.org/ElectedOfficials/HowtoRunforNationalOffice.aspx !

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Pre-slating

  • Pre-slating means being designated as a candidate prior to convention

    • Advantages of pre-slating, include being:

      • Published in Imprint

      • Allowed to campaign early

      • Less stressed at Convention

  • In order to be pre-slated, a potential candidate must have their completed application and required signatures submitted by January 25, 2012 to NSNA.

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Running from the floor

  • Potential candidates who miss the deadline for pre-slating are allowed to run from the floor, including:

    • Those who submit completed applications after the deadline

    • Those who decide to run at convention

  • In order to run from the floor, a potential candidate must:

    • Submit a completed application to be reviewed and verified by NEC

    • Be nominated by a delegate at the HOD

  • Potential candidates are NOT allowed to campaign ANYWHERE, until OFFICIALLY designated a candidate

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Write-in candidates

  • Write-in candidates are defined as candidates in an election whose names do not appear on the ballot, but for whom voters may vote by writing in the person's name on the ballot

  • These candidates CANNOT campaign at all!

  • Official election of these candidates is pending, meeting the eligibility requirements as specified by NSNA bylaws.

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campaigning

  • OFFICIAL candidates are allowed to campaign verbally or through written materials

  • Campaigning is:

    • expected to be conducted with an honest and ethical manner

    • not required, but highly suggested

    • at the candidate’s expense

  • Candidates are allowed to have one campaign manager and one alternate to aide in handling his/her campaign

  • Check out the Campaign Regulations at NSNA’s link http://www.nsna.org/ElectedOfficials/HowtoRunforNationalOffice.aspx for more information!

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Nominating and elections committee

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  • Contact: NECwest@nsna.orgNECnorth@nsna.orgNECeast@nsna.orgNECsouth@nsna.org

  • Left to right: Julie Cunningham (West), Jennifer Duff (North), Regine Faucher (East), & Meagan Muellenschlader (South)

  • Website: http://www.nsna.org/ElectedOfficials/NominatingElections.aspx


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Be a leader! Impact the future of the evolving nurse! Run for national office today!