NEW YORK NURSE: January/February 2012
The following deadlines and requirements are for the association-wide election in 2012. Members will elect a vice president, secretary, directors-at-large, nominating committee and election committee.
In March, 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 April 9 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 April 9. The nomination form was published in the November/December 2011 issue of New York Nurse, appears in this issue, 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 Executive Office on or before April 9. NYSNA will not accept late submissions.
The names of all candidates for the 2012 association-wide offices will be published in the May issue of New York Nurse. Candidates’ biographies and position statements will be included in the May issue of New York Nurse. Biographies will also be available in the Members Only area of the NYSNA website (members.nysna.org). The ballot will be mailed in August.