IntNSA Call for Board Nominations

12 Apr 2018 2:20 PM | Anonymous


IntNSA Call for Nominations - 2018-2020 Term
Deadline for Nominations is June 1, 2018

Below is information regarding the call for nominations for the 2018 slate of officers and directors. Self nominations are encouraged. This year IntNSA is seeking nominations for the following positions:

  • President Elect (1 vacancy): Serves a consecutive 4 year term, 2 years as President Elect then 2 years as President
  • Director at Large (4 vacancies): Serves a 2 year term
  • Nominating Committee (2 vacancies): Serves a 2 year term

Position descriptions are listed below. Self nominations are encouraged. Candidates will take their positions at the Annual Conference in October.

General Qualifications

Nominees must be a member of the IntNSA in good standing. Other qualifications for a board position include previous service to the society to include, but not limited to, conference attendance, service on a committee or task force, presentations at the annual conference, and/or other service as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors. The nominee for President Elect must have served on the board of directors in some capacity for at least 1 year.

General Considerations for IntNSA Members Considering Board Office
Desired Skills and Experience

  • Have a working knowledge of IntNSA’s history, mission and goals.
  • Working knowledge of bylaws and policies.
  • Knowledge of the continuum of substance use and addictive disorder, prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery.
  • Commitment to maintaining a strong organization that is responsive to our membership.
  • Ability to handle IntNSA business with tact, enthusiasm and commitment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to motivate workgroup members.
  • Ability to take responsibility and follow through on assignments.
  • Ability to work well with people.
The nominating committee will review the eligibility and qualifications of each nominee. The Nominating Committee or Board of Directors may reject any nomination if either deems the nominee to be not appropriately qualified.

Deadline for Nominations is June 1
Submit at 

Position Descriptions

President Elect:

  • The president elect shall be elected and serve one (1) two year-term and will automatically succeed to one (1) two-year term as president. The president-elect, in the absence of the president, shall exercise the powers of the president. The president elect shall perform such duties as may be assigned by the president. These duties shall be such as to allow the president elect to acquire a thorough understanding of the business of IntNSA and the duties of the office of the president.


  • The president shall serve one (1) two-year term as the chief executive officer of the society and shall in general supervise and control the affairs of the society. The president shall preside at all meetings of the board of directors. The president shall also serve as a member with the right to vote on all committees except the nominating committee and shall make all required appointments of ad hoc committees. The president may sign with the secretary, treasurer or any proper officer of the society authorized by the board of directors, any deeds, mortgages, contracts or other instruments which the board of directors has authorized to be executed, except in cases where the signing and execution thereof shall be expressly designated by the agent of the society and shall perform such other duties as are necessary and incident to the office of president or as may be prescribed by the board of directors.

Director at Large:

  • Regularly attends board meetings and important related meetings
  • Makes serious commitment to participate actively in committee work.
  • Volunteers for and willingly accepts assignments and completes them thoroughly and on time.
  • Stays informed about committee matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports.
  • Gets to know other board members and builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus.
  • Participates actively in the board’s annual evaluation and planning efforts.
  • Provides active role in organizational leadership and advisement.
  • Contributes to the formulation and oversight of policies and procedures.
  • Engages in financial management, including adoption and oversight of the annual budget.
  • Contributes to evaluation of management staff.
  • Actively promotes the organization.
  • Active engagement in society evident by prior Board service, committee member or chair, officer of Chapter, presentation(s) at annual educational conference of the society.
  • Demonstrated commitment to addictions nursing, through professional or volunteer service.
  • Ability to listen, analyze, think clearly and creatively, work well with people individually and in a group.
  • Willing to prepare for and attend board and committee meetings, ask questions, take responsibility and follow through on a given assignment, contribute personal and financial resources in a generous way according to circumstances, open doors in the community, and evaluate oneself.

Nominating Committee:

  • Members of the Nominating Committee work actively throughout the year to recruit potential officers and directors. The nominating committee prepares and submits to the Executive Committee at least one (1) nomination for each of the elected offices of IntNSA.

Deadline for Nominations is June 1
Submit at

Key Dates

  • June 1 - Deadline for nominations. Self nominations are encouraged, submit your nomination at
  • June 15 - Deadline for notifying nominees of their eligibility to run.
  • June 15 - Deadline for Nominating committee to present the recommended slate of candidates to the Board of Directors.
  • July 1 - Notice of vote and ballot will be sent to eligible members.
  • July 30 - Deadline to submit ballot.

IntNSA's Mission: To advance excellence in nursing care for the prevention and treatment of addictions for diverse populations across all practice setting
through advocacy, collaboration, education, research and policy development.
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