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1 HOW TO RUN FOR NATIONAL OFFICE National Student Nurses Association Nominating and Elections Committee

2 All members of NSNA Board of Directors and Nominating and Elections Committee are student nurses! If you are reliable, committed, passionate, and inspired, NSNA WANTS YOU! Be a leader! Impact the Future of the Evolving Nurse! RUN FOR NATIONAL OFFICE! HOW TO RUN FOR NATIONAL OFFICE 2 BECOMING INTERESTED

3 Contact your schools faculty, dean, student nurses association! Contact your state student nurses association! Check out NSNAs link for running for national office at oRunforNationalOffice.aspx oRunforNationalOffice.aspx HOW TO RUN FOR NATIONAL OFFICE 3 GETTING MORE INFORMATION

4 us at expressing your interest or questions about being a Call NSNA at and request more information! HOW TO RUN FOR NATIONAL OFFICE 4 CONTACTING NSNA

5 NEC is the entity within NSNA that is responsible for recruiting and preparing a list of qualified leaders for the election at Annual Convention NEC is made up of 4 members representing the 4 regions (North, South, East, West) of NSNA After you have contacted NSNA, a member of the NEC will contact you and guide you through the process of running for national office HOW TO RUN FOR NATIONAL OFFICE 5 NOMINATING AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE (NEC)

6 Any current member of NSNA is eligible to run for a national office, this includes: – Members who are enrolled in school for 9 months of their elected term, except President and VP – Associate members (Pre-nursing students) are eligible to run for national office, except President and VP HOW TO RUN FOR NATIONAL OFFICE 6 ELIGIBLE MEMBERS

7 President Vice President Secretary/Treasurer Imprint Editor Breakthrough to Nursing Director Director North Director South Director East Director West NEC North NEC South NEC East NEC West HOW TO RUN FOR NATIONAL OFFICE 7 AVAILABLE POSITIONS Check out NSNAs link for the roles and responsibilities for each position !

8 After initial contact by a member of NEC, you will receive a candidate packet via U.S. Mail, which will include: – Application – Digest of Information – Getting the Pieces to Fit – Campaign Regulations – Other documents to be used at Convention You can access some of these documents at unforNationalOffice.aspx ! unforNationalOffice.aspx HOW TO RUN FOR NATIONAL OFFICE 8 OBTAINING A CANDIDATE PACKET

9 Pre-slating means being designated as a candidate prior to convention – Advantages of pre-slating, include being: Published in Imprint Allowed to campaign early Less stressed at Convention In order to be pre-slated, a potential candidate must have their completed application and required signatures submitted by January 25, 2012 to NSNA. HOW TO RUN FOR NATIONAL OFFICE 9 PRE-SLATING

10 Potential candidates who miss the deadline for pre- slating are allowed to run from the floor, including: – Those who submit completed applications after the deadline – Those who decide to run at convention In order to run from the floor, a potential candidate must: – Submit a completed application to be reviewed and verified by NEC – Be nominated by a delegate at the HOD Potential candidates are NOT allowed to campaign ANYWHERE, until OFFICIALLY designated a candidate HOW TO RUN FOR NATIONAL OFFICE 10 RUNNING FROM THE FLOOR

11 Write-in candidates are defined as candidates in an election whose names do not appear on the ballot, but for whom voters may vote by writing in the person's name on the ballot These candidates CANNOT campaign at all! Official election of these candidates is pending, meeting the eligibility requirements as specified by NSNA bylaws. HOW TO RUN FOR NATIONAL OFFICE 11 WRITE-IN CANDIDATES

12 OFFICIAL candidates are allowed to campaign verbally or through written materials Campaigning is: – expected to be conducted with an honest and ethical manner – not required, but highly suggested – at the candidates expense Candidates are allowed to have one campaign manager and one alternate to aide in handling his/her campaign Check out the Campaign Regulations at NSNAs link onalOffice.aspx for more information! onalOffice.aspx HOW TO RUN FOR NATIONAL OFFICE 12 CAMPAIGNING

13 HOW TO RUN FOR NATIONAL OFFICE 13 NOMINATING AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE Left to right: Julie Cunningham (West), Jennifer Duff (North), Regine Faucher (East), & Meagan Muellenschlader (South) Website: Contact:

14 BE A LEADER! IMPACT THE FUTURE OF THE EVOLVING NURSE! RUN FOR NATIONAL OFFICE TODAY!


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