Wyoming Nurses Association

2021 Leadership Elections

Posted 3 months ago

Have you considered running for a Wyoming Nurses Association Board position?

Serving on the WNA Board is a great way to get involved, network, and make a difference in Wyoming nursing.  Bring your skills to influence nursing and healthcare in the state and your region. Deadline to submit your consent to serve is Friday, August 6th!

 

Open Board Positions:

State WNA Executive Board: 

  • Vice President
  • Secretary

Region Board positions:

  • Region President
  • Region Treasurer

 

Duties of each office:

The WNA Vice President shall assume the duties of the President in the absence of the President and President-Elect The Vice President shall serve as Chairperson of the Membership and Public Relations Committee. The Vice President shall serve as the elected First Alternate to the ANA Membership Assembly. The Vice President in addition will serve as the Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee, with the President-Elect.  One of the responsibilities of the Legislative Committee is to plan the Nurses Day at the Legislator event held January 2022 in Cheyenne. WNA Board of Directors meet five (5) times a year. Two meetings are held by video conferencing, one meeting is prior to Nurses Day at the Legislature in Cheyenne, one meeting is prior to the conference and the other meeting is an all-day strategic planning retreat held in the fall in Casper.

The WNA Secretary shall be responsible for ensuring that records are maintained of meetings of the WNA, the Board of Directors, and Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, and shall notify members of the meetings of WNA. The Secretary shall serve as the elected Third Alternate to the ANA Membership Assembly. WNA Board of Directors meet five (5) times a year. Two meetings are held by video conferencing, one meeting is prior to Nurses Day at the Legislature in Cheyenne, one meeting is prior to the conference and the other meeting is an all-day strategic planning retreat held in the fall in Casper.

The Region President shall be responsible to lead the region board in planning region activities, engaging members at the region level, serve on the WNA Board of Directors. Region presidents are responsible for submitting articles to for the print publication, e-newsletter and annual book of reports. WNA Board of Directors meet five (5) times a year. Two meetings are held by video conferencing, one meeting is prior to Nurses Day at the Legislature in Cheyenne, one meeting is prior to the conference and the other meeting is an all-day strategic planning retreat held in the fall in Casper.

The Region Treasurer shall be responsible for managing and having financial oversight to the funds for that specific region. Submit check request and deposits that may be needed throughout the year to support region activities. Serve on the Region Board of Directors.

 

All candidates for office must submit a Consent to Serve form by the end of the day, Friday, August 6th. Click here to complete a consent to serve form.

If you have any questions, please contact Nominations Chair, Kathy Luzmoor at kluzmoor@sweetwaterhsa.com.

Elections will occur in early September, and the winners will be announced at the annual meeting on Friday, September 25th, held in conjunction with WNA Nursing Summit and Convention at the Clarion Inn in Casper, WY.

 

Why you should consider:

  • Personal and Professional Development– If you are interested in advancing your career or taking on more leadership responsibilities, WNA’s Regional or State Executive Board offers personal and professional growth opportunities. There are committees to serve on as well as social and political causes to support that need volunteers. You will gain visibility, increase your confidence, and have the opportunity to sharpen your communication and leadership skills.

  • Influence– Are you comfortable with having others make decisions for you, how you will work, and where the profession is going?  It’s not always easy to not speak up and express your views on issues important to you, be assured others will speak for you and the nursing profession.  You can influence how our profession practices, whether in hospitals, schools, clinics, or the many diverse areas nursing can practice based on your experiences.  It’s time to get out and join the WNA professional board by opening the door to the bigger picture of nursing, issues affecting nursing, and where nursing fits into healthcare overall.
  • Networking– Serving on the WNA Board is a great way to meet people who share common interests with you, stay in touch with what’s going on at other facilities around the state, and participate in the legislative process, allowing you to get to know your legislators.  WNA is well respected and one of the highest connected professional nurses’ organizations with legislation.  It is also an opportunity to get a lead on new employment opportunities if you are looking.
  • Education: Serving on the WNA Board allows you to stay on top of the latest issues and continuing education through meetings and workshops.

 

If you are unsure of the Region you belong to, email the WNA office at nurse@wyonurse.org.