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Call For Nominations
Nominations are open for the following NADONA offices:
NADONA’s National Office must receive nominations no later than the close of business on October 31, 2012 in order to be considered by the Nominating Committee. Any NADONA member may nominate a candidate as long as the candidate consents to the nomination or a candidate may self-nominate. All nominations must be made on the Candidate Nomination Form. Please ensure that each candidate meets the qualifications before making any nomination. The Nominating Committee will exercise its discretion in selecting candidates. The determination of whether a candidate is qualified for the office for which the nomination is submitted shall be made by the Nominating Committee. All such decisions shall be final.
1. Each candidate for any office must be an Active Member of NADONA on the date of the nomination, have been an Active Member for the past three (3) years, and must maintain active membership through the date of the election and the term of any office to which the candidate is elected. The definition of an Active Member is: “any licensed registered nurse who is currently or has previously served in a position as Director, Assistant Director, Associate Director or Consulting Director of Nursing within the long term care continuum and/or who serves or has served in a state licensed long term care facil ity, who shall have paid appropriate fees and is otherwise qualified for membership as provided in the Code of Regulations.” 2. Each candidate must have a history of service in NADONA and should indicate such service on the Candidate Nomination Form. 3. The Candidate Nomination Form must be submitted for each candidate, including any incumbent Board member or officer. Each candidate must sign the Candidate Nomination Form. 4. Each candidate for the office of President or Vice President must have previously served on the NADONA Board of Directors. 5. An individual, who is affiliated with a competing healthcare organization, as determined by the Nominating Committee, is not eligible as a candidate. 6. Each candidate should review the Board Expectations and Position Description to understand the duties and responsibilities that are expected of each board member and officer. 7. The Nominating Committee, in its discretion, may request a candidate for one office to run for another office. The candidate may refuse this request. 8. Each person who submits a Candidate Nomination Form is encouraged to use a service such as ‘certified mail, return receipt requested’ to confirm that a nomination has been received by NADONA’s national office. 9. Nominations received after October 31, 2012 will not be considered by the Nominating Committee. NADONA is not responsible for forms lost in transit.
National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care, Inc. Board Expectations and Position Description
Position Title: Function: Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care, Inc. (“NADONA”). Establish policies for NADONA’s operations, provide guidance to NADONA’s management, represent NADONA to its members and the community and exercise legal oversight of NADONA. • Approve NADONA’s mission and any strategic plan. • Approve major policies, procedures, and corporate actions.
Duties and Responsibilities include: • Act in NADONA’s best interest. • Annually review and approve NADONA’s budget. • Be familiar with and abide by NADONA’s Articles of Incorporation, Regulations, Code of Ethics, Conflict of Interest Policy, Policy for Submission of Concerns and any other policy adopted by NADONA. Each Board Member shall also: • Be committed to NADONA’s mission. • Stay informed about national, regional, and local issues impacting NADONA. • Attend at least the majority of Board meetings in person or by telephone. • Provide candid and constructive advice and criticism to the Board and management. • Attend NADONA’s Annual Conference. At each Conference each Board Member is expected to: - Attend the entire conference, including evening activities - Act as a representative of NADONA throughout the Conference and do not conduct any outside business during Conference hours and events - Not speak as an industry representative.
• Stay informed about NADONA’s activities and operations. • Protect and do not use for personal gain confidential information of NADONA. • Be aware that service as a NADONA Director requires a significant commitment of time as well as a willingness and ability to travel and incur expenses. - Assist members during the Conference - Waive any remuneration for service as a speaker, facilitator, organizer, or otherwise
The Board of Directors of NADONA has determined these are the minimum expectations that it expects each of its Directors to meet. NADONA will also periodically publish this Board Expectations and Position Description so that each person considering standing for election to the Board as a Director or as a Director and Officer will be aware of what is expected. Adopted: September 13, 2008
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Director - Summer 2012
The Director - Summer 2012
Letter From the President
Ask Dr. Si
Five-Star Nursing Home Quality Rating System: Up and Running
Nurse Administrator of the Year Recipients
Stephanie Carroll/ Pharmerica Scholarship Winners
25th National Conference
2013 Call for Nominations
Further Consideration for Circumspect Utilization of Psychotropic Medications With Dementia Populations in Long-Term Care Settings
Short Cycle Dispensing: A Case Study in Implementation
Delivering Quality Care to a Full House
The Director - Summer 2012