International Academy of Addictions Nursing (IAAN)

Fellowship of the International Academy of Addictions Nurses (FIAAN)

 

ARTICLE I: NAME

Name
The name by which this internationally recognized assembly of addiction leaders within the International Society of Addictions Nurses (IntNSA) shall be known as the Fellowship of the International Academy of Addictions Nurses Leadership Assembly (FIAAN Leadership Assembly).

 

ARTICLE II: VISION, MISSION AND PURPOSE

Section 1: Vision Statement

The FIAAN Leadership Assembly is a globally recognized assembly of leaders in addictions nursing. 

Section 2: Mission Statement

The mission of the FIAAN Leadership Assembly is to promote the vision of IntNSA’s high standards of addictions nursing care by advancing and disseminating addictions science through evidence-based practice, education, research, policy, and administration. 

Section 3: Purpose

Fostering excellence in evidence-based nursing practice. 

 The purpose of the International Academy of Addictions Nursing (IAAN) is to foster excellence in evidence-based nursing practice, education, research, policy, and administration in addictions nursing by recognizing and capitalizing on the wisdom of outstanding professionals. These individuals have contributed in sustained and significant ways, providing visionary leadership in addictions nursing and the FIAAN Leadership Assembly, to support the vision and mission of IntNSA. 

Governance

The FIAAN Leadership Assembly is accountable to the IntNSA Board of Directors. A nurse inducted into IAAN is designated as a Fellow of the International Academy of Addictions Nursing and entitled to use the credential “FIAAN.” The induction of new Fellows is held in conjunction with IntNSA’s annual Educational Conference.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for Fellowship in the International Academy of Addictions Nursing must be a current member of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA). The applicant for Fellowship is ideally currently certified as a CARN (Certified Addictions Registered Nurse) or a CARN-AP (Certified Addictions Registered Nurse-Advanced Practice). Certification is not required, although highly recommended. Applicants for Fellowship in the IAAN must provide evidence of their enduring and substantial contributions to addictions nursing and IntNSA in one or more of the following areas:

  • Teaching/Learning innovation in addictions nursing
  • Faculty development in addictions nursing
  • Primary Research in addictions nursing
  • Translational Research in addictions nursing
  • Leadership in addictions nursing
  • Public policy related to addictions nursing at a local, state, or national level
  • Collaborative education/practice/ administration/research/community partnerships

Applicants for Fellowship in the IAAN must also provide evidence of how they will continue to provide visionary leadership in addictions nursing and the FIAAN Leadership Assembly. Applicants for Fellowship in the IAAN must be current members of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) and they must provide evidence of how their contributions are congruent with the mission and goals of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA).

Responsibilities of Fellows

All individuals accepted into fellowship in the International Academy of Addictions Nursing are required to fulfill the following responsibilities:

  • Must attend the Academy Induction Ceremony which takes place at the annual conference each year (Should the individual accepted into fellowship not attend the induction ceremony then their fellowship is waived, and the applicant will have to reapply for fellowship at a future date)
  • Maintain membership in the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA)
  • FIAANs will pay the induction fee of $300.00, adjusted to the individual country’s currency and World Bank membership discount.
  • FIAANs will pay the annual fee of $50.00, adjusted to the individual country’s currency and World Bank membership discount.
  • Scholarship applications may be submitted to the FIAAN Leadership Assembly for review to waive the induction fee for those with demonstrated hardship.
  • •ndividual FIAANs will provide an annual written report of contributions to addictions nursing that are congruent with the mission and goals of the IntNSA and the FIAAN Leadership Assembly will submit a summary Annual Report to the IntNSA Board of Directors.
  • Participate in the community of Fellows as a means of advancing and disseminating addictions nursing.
  • Remain an active member of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) by attending the annual conference frequently and by participating in various activities of IntNSA

 

ARTICLE III: MEMBERS

Section 1: Membership Composition and Qualifications
The Members of the FIAAN shall be members of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) and duly elected by the selection committee for the FIAAN Leadership Assembly. 

Section 2: Functions
The members shall:

  1. serve as the official voting body of the FIAAN Leadership Assembly and IntNSA;
  2. participate in the election of new members as provided for in these structural guidelines;
  3. Approve and adopt guidelines and procedures of the FIAAN Leadership Assembly. 

Section 3. Fellows
Fellows are individuals who have been admitted into Fellowship based on their outstanding contributions to addictions nursing. Fellows are expected to provide visionary leadership in addictions nursing and, in the Academy, and to support the vision of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA).

  1. Criteria
    • Must be a current member of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA). 
    • Ideally, be currently certified as a CARN (Certified Addictions Registered Nurse) and/or a CARN-AP (Certified Addictions Registered Nurse-Advanced Practice). Certification is not required although highly recommended. 
    • Must provide evidence of their enduring and substantial contributions to addictions nursing in one or more of the following areas: 
        1. Teaching/Learning innovation in addictions nursing 
        2. Faculty development in addictions nursing 
        3. Primary Research in addictions nursing 
        4. Translational Research in addictions nursing 
        5.  Leadership in addictions nursing 
        6. Public policy related to addictions nursing at a local, state or national level 
        7. Collaborative education/practice/ administration/research/community partnerships 
        8. Exemplary practice as an addictions nurse 
        9. Grassroots and macrosystem level advocacy for consistent, ethical policy across Boards of Nursing to assist nurses with substance use problems to re-enter and maintain a safe practice 
        10. Will maintain a commitment to ethical conduct.
  2. Types of Fellows
    1. Regular Fellows are those Fellows inducted after the initial establishment of the Academy. 
    2. Charter Fellows are those Fellows who were appointed in 2014 when the Academy was established. 
    3. Emeritus Fellows are those Fellows who have attained the age of 70, have retired from active practice, and have written to request Emeritus status. 
  3. Selection
    1. For admission to the Academy, individuals must apply and have their application evaluated by the Selection Committee. The Selection Committee shall review and select candidates for admission as Regular Fellows. A candidate for Fellowship shall be selected by an affirmative vote of 51% of Fellow Selection Committee members present and voting on that candidate’s nomination. 
    2. Admission as a Fellow of the Academy is contingent on attendance at the next induction ceremony following selection as a Fellow or at the succeeding induction ceremony. This requirement may be waived by the FIAAN Leadership Assembly in exceptional circumstances.
  4. Good Standing
    1. Fellow in good standing is one whom:
      1. Meets the qualifications specified in Section 1 of this Article; 
      2. Has been inducted into Fellowship; 
      3. Has affirmed a commitment to abide by the Academy’s Ethics Policy; and 
      4. Is current on all dues. 
    2. The IntNSA Board of Directors is authorized to suspend or rescind good standing or fellowship member status in the event the conditions in section A, above, are not met. The IntNSA Board of Directors’ authority shall be exercised according to its policies for good standing and membership status. 
  5. Rights
    1. Regular Fellows in good standing have the following rights: 
      1. To be designated as Fellows of the International Academy of Addictions Nursing; 
      2. To use FIAAN following their names; 

      3. To receive notice of and attend the annual business meeting and special business meetings; 

      4. To be named in and have access to the directory of Fellows; 

      5. To have access to the official publications of the Academy; and 

      6. To advise the Board of Directors and provide input on position statements and resolutions; 

      7. To vote at annual business meetings and special business meetings; 

      8. To nominate and vote for candidates for elected office; 

      9. To serve in elected office; 

      10. To sponsor no more than 2 candidates for Fellowship per year; 

      11. To be given due process whenever negative actions are proposed against a current member. 

  6. Fellowship Responsibilities
    1. Fellows are responsible for maintaining active participation in the FIAAN Leadership Assembly, advancing the Mission, and contributing to the work of the Fellowship and IntNSA. 
  7. Meetings of the FIAAN Leadership Assembly:
    1. A regular meeting of the FIAAN Leadership Assembly shall be held in conjunction with each IntNSA Annual Education Conference. 
    2. To uphold IntNSA mission 6 regular meetings will be scheduled per year; allow 2 excused per year 
    3. Notify co-chair or secretary if you are unable to attend a meeting for recording purposes. 
    4. Special meetings of the FIAAN Leadership Assembly may be called by the Chair/Co-Chair at the request of any 3 members of the FIAAN Leadership Assembly. At least two days’ notice shall be provided to each member but will strive to provide five days’ notice. 
    5. The FIAAN Leadership Assembly and its designated special interests task forces may conduct meetings either in person or, as provided below, by electronic communication. 
    6. Meetings may be conducted by electronic communication provided that all participants may simultaneously hear each other and participate during the meeting. 
  8. FIAAN Leadership Assembly Quorum 
    1. A quorum at the FIAAN Leadership Assembly meetings shall consist of no fewer than 1/3 of the members, of whom at least two shall be the Chair/Co-Chair or Secretary. 
    2. Voting and Board Actions without a meeting will be allowed by exception and approval of the FIAAN Leadership Assembly. 
    3. Voting rights of a member of the FIAAN Leadership Assembly members shall not be delegated to another nor exercised by proxy. 
    4. The FIAAN Leadership Assembly may act without a meeting if a minimum of 1/3 of the Board members consents to that action. Notice of any proposed action shall be sent to all FIAAN Leadership Assembly members. After the vote is tabulated, all FIAAN members shall be notified of the results. Such action shall be subject to ratification at the next meeting of the FIAAN Leadership Assembly and shall be included in Academy records. 

Section 4: FIAAN Leadership Assembly Designated Special Interests Task Forces 

The FIAAN Leadership Assembly may create organizational units by majority vote, which may include but are not limited to committees, commissions, task forces, and panels, to carry out the work of the Academy. The appointments, terms of office, and duties of any such units shall be determined by the FIAAN Leadership Assembly. 

Two Classes of Members
There are two classes of members of the Academy:

  • A Sole Corporate Member, and
  • Fellows.

Section 2: Sole Corporate Member
The Sole Corporate Member of the Academy is the International Society on Addictions (IntNSA).

Section 3: Sole Corporate Member Reserved Powers
The Sole Corporate Member has expressly reserved certain powers, to be exerted by it in its sole discretion, as follows:

  1. The Sole Corporate Member retains the exclusive power to take any of the following actions, after consultation with the Academy’s Board of Director
    i) Adopt a plan of dissolution for the Academy;
    ii) Approve any merger or consolidation of the Academy with another entity.

List of fellows




The 2022 application period has closed. The 2023 application period is scheduled to begin in late August 2023.