ARN 2015 Call for Nominations

Influence the Future of Rehabilitation Nursing

Seeking Dynamic Leaders for the 2015 ARN Board of Directors Election

Leadership and professionalism are core values identified in the ARN strategic plan that is used to guide the future direction of the association. ARN strives to provide visionary leadership that reflects the diverse interests and needs of its members. In order to realize this vision, dynamic leaders are needed to serve on the board of directors.

The 2015 Nominating and Leadership Development Committee seeks candidates with specific leadership qualities that have been identified as beneficial for leading ARN through the strategic initiatives identified in the ARN Strategic Plan. The core qualities sought include skills in the following areas:

  • Political Astuteness
  • Results/Priority Setting
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Vision and Purpose
  • Perspective/Flexibility
  • Interpersonal Skills

Each candidate will be asked to provide a skills assessment as part of the application process.


Nominations are now open for the following positions.

  • President-elect (1 year followed by 1 year as President)
  • Secretary-treasurer (2-year term)
  • Two Directors (3-year term)

To obtain a candidate application, contact Alice Taylor at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 800.229.7530. Applications must be received by March 2, 2015.

Any ARN voting member in good standing is eligible to run for office. The Nominating and Leadership Development Committee will place no more than two of the best-qualified candidates on the ballot for each open position. Following are the qualifications and general responsibilities for each position.


President

  • Qualifications
    • Holds active membership in ARN.
    • Is a member in good standing.
  • Specific Responsibilities
    • Assumes duties at the close of the annual conference and serves a one-year term of office.
    • Presides at all board, association, and Executive Committee meetings.
    • With the approval of the board, appoints chairpersons and members of committees and task forces, with the exception of the chair of the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee, the chair of the Budget and Finance Committee who are appointed by virtue of their office, and the members of the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee who are elected by the membership.
    • Serves as an ex-officio member of all standing and special committees, except the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee.
    • Acts as the coordinator for strategic planning.
    • Acts as the official spokesperson for the association.
    • With Budget and Finance Committee, formulates the budget for presentation to the board.
    • Assigns liaisons from the board to committees and task forces.
    • Conducts annual performance appraisal of staff services.
    • Coordinates with staff to promote the association to the membership and public.
    • Maintains communications with the board and committees regarding operations and status of the organization.
    • Prepares a regular column for publication in the ARN Network newsletter.


President-elect

  • Qualifications
    • Holds an active membership in ARN.
    • Is a member in good standing.
    • Shall have served at least one year as an elected or ex officio member on the Board of Directors
  • Specific Responsibilities
    • Elected to a one-year term of office and assumes duties at the close of the annual conference.
    • Acts in the President's stead and with the President's powers in the absence of the President, or in the case of the President's inability to act.
    • Serves as a member of the Executive Committee.
    • Serves as a member of the Budget and Finance committee and participates in developing the annual budget.
    • Maintains regular communication with the president.
    • Becomes familiar with parliamentary procedure, ARN bylaws, policies and procedures, board functions, and the conduct of effective meetings.


Secretary/Treasurer

  • Qualifications
    • Holds an active membership in ARN.
    • Must have
      • at least one year of service as an elected or ex-officio member of the ARN board of directors

        or

      • proven ability to understand and manage finances (e.g., as the treasurer for an ARN chapter or other organization; as the owner of a business; as the holder of a graduate degree in nursing administration or management; as a member of the ARN Budget and Finance Committee; or other equivalent experience), with previous experience at the national level in ARN preferred.
  • Specific Responsibilities
    • Elected to two-year term of office and assumes duties at the close of the annual conference.
    • Serves as chair of the Budget and Finance Committee and a member of the Executive Committee.
    • Ensures that approved funds management, investment, and other fiscal policies and procedures are followed, and recommends improvements as appropriate.
    • Works closely with staff to accomplish position responsibilities.
    • Participates on organizational committees as requested.
    • Represents organizational issues to external groups as requested.
    • Approves the Treasurer's Report for publication in ARN Network newsletter.
    • Reviews association expenditures and financial status on regular basis to ensure overall financial integrity.
    • Presents financial reports to the Board and an annual financial report to the membership.


Director-at-Large

  • Qualifications
    • Holds an active membership in ARN.
    • Is a member in good standing.
  • Specific Responsibilities
    • Elected to three-year term of office and assumes duties at the close of the annual conference.
    • Acts as membership liaison.
      • Is available to any member by phone, email, or mail to answer questions, provide consultation, and respond to concerns. Refers questions to appropriate staff for follow-up.
      • Handles member phone calls and inquiries specific to the field of rehabilitation nursing, when forwarded by staff.
      • Keeps Board of Directors informed about issues or trends of concern to members.
      • Reports significant problems or concerns to the appropriate staff, board member, or committee chair.
    • Encourages chapter formation.
      • Supports opportunities for new chapter formation, and refers members interested in creating a new chapter to the staff and Chapter Support Committee.
      • Directs new chapter leaders to staff to obtain a chapter handbook and other information about forming a chapter.
    • Attends chapter meetings or other local ARN activities as requested and approved, or as assigned by the board. Arrangements for chapter visits will be coordinated with staff.
    • At end of term, serves as preceptor for newly elected Directors-at-large.
    • Before assuming office, is expected to review the board manual, discuss questions with predecessor, and audit the annual board meeting.

ARN 2015 Nominating and Leadership Development Committee
Kristen Mauk, PhD DNP RN CRRN GCNS-BC GNP-BC FAAN, Chair
Stephanie Burnett, ACNS-BC DNP MSN RN
Regina Cox, MSN RN-BC CRRN
Kathryn Doeschot, MSN RN CRRN
Paul Nathenson, RN CRRN