NEW YORK NURSE: March 2008
The following deadlines and requirements are for the association–wide election in 2008. Members will elect a vice president, secretary, four directors at large, and five nominating committee members.
Early in April, the nominating committee will notify those who submitted a nomination form whether they were selected for inclusion on the slate. Members not selected, as well as any other members, have until May 5 to self-declare.
Those who wish to self-declare must send a letter stating their intent to self-declare, and a completed nomination form to NYSNA on or before May 5. The nomination form was published in the December 2007 and January 2008 issues of New York Nurse and is available in the Members Only area of the NYSNA website (members.nysna.org).
If a form is not available, include the following in a letter of intent to self-declare: office sought; basic nursing education and highest degree held; current and past employment; the last five years of professional activities, including offices held on the community, district, state, and national levels; and an 80-word statement identifying key issues and your positions on those issues.
A statement of intent to self-declare and the required information must be postmarked, faxed, or submitted electronically to the office of the chief executive officer on or before May 5. NYSNA will not accept late submissions.
The names of all candidates for the 2008 association-wide offices will be published in the June issue of New York Nurse. The tabloid of candidates’ biographies and position statements will be included in the June issue of New York Nurse as an insert. Biographies will also be available in the Members Only area of the NYSNA website (members.nysna.org) and on the web polls in July, for reference by members who choose to vote electronically. The ballot will be mailed in July and the web polls will open at the same time.