Elections for Chair and two Members-at-Large will take place on Wednesday, October 24, during the Practice Focus Groups (PFG) general business meetings.
To be considered by your colleagues for election to one of these positions, you must self-select a PFG, and should attend the meeting (confirm with NYSNA Membership at 800.724.6976, ext. 285 if you are not certain of your PFG designation). If you are unable to attend the Biennial Conference, contact NYSNA’s Education, Practice and Research staff at 518.782.9533 for instructions on entering your name as an election candidate.
The five areas established by the Board of Directors (BOD) include Adult Health, Behavioral Health, Family/Maternal Child Health, Gerontological Health and Public Health.
All five elected members of the PFG executive committees are expected to attend each Council on Nursing Practice (CNP) meeting. The current BOD Attendance Policy 1-09 outlines the expectations for appointed and elected members and is available on the Member’s Only website.
PFG members are expected to be adequately prepared to participate at each CNP meeting to represent the best interests of the profession across New York State, and to share their expertise with the other members on nursing practice matters.
Elected members assist the CNP by volunteering to write and review position statements and policies, as well as communicating with each other throughout the year, either by conference call or e-mails through the CNP mailbox. Additional responsibilities may be assigned during CNP meetings.
In addition to these general responsibilities, PFG chairs conduct general business, direct the election process, and facilitate discussions during the association’s annual meeting. Members-at-large support the chair and vice chair, assist in duties assigned throughout the year and at the annual meeting.
The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for nursing in the Empire State. With more than 37,000 members, it is New York’s largest professional association and union for registered nurses. The association represents registered nurses, and some all-professional bargaining units, in New York and New Jersey. It supports nurses and nursing practice through education, research, legislative advocacy, and collective bargaining.