Pamela F. Ashcraft, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC
University of Central Arkansas
My name is Pamela F. Ashcraft, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC and I am excited to announce my candidacy for Secretary/Treasurer of SNRS. I am a Professor of Nursing at the University of Central Arkansas where I also serve as the Research and Scholarship Coordinator, Coordinator of the Nursing Honors Program, and am a member of the Nursing Administrative Council. With a deep-rooted commitment to SNRS and to advancing nursing science, I humbly seek your support.
As a member of SNRS for over 19 years, I have been fortunate to witness the transformative power of research and evidence-based practices in improving patient outcomes and elevating quality of care. As a member of the SNRS Board of Directors, I aim to channel my experience into initiatives that will further advance the collective goals of our organization. My vision for SNRS revolves around three core principles: promoting research collaboration and interdisciplinary exchange, nurturing emerging researchers and mentorship programs, and promoting research dissemination and translation.
Over the years, I have served on many SNRS committees and sub-committees, including serving on the Board of Directors for four years. Outside of SNRS, I have served on several committees that have enhanced my financial and budgetary knowledge. For example, I served five years as chair of the Discretionary Funds Committee for the UCA School of Nursing, served five years on the Arkansas State March of Dimes Grants Awards Committee, and served as a board member for a community-based capital campaign, that raised over five million dollars for a “home away from home” to house cancer patients and their caregivers. Through my service on all of these committees, I had the responsibility of balancing budgets, paying vendors, and disseminating funds appropriately.
If entrusted with this leadership role, I promise to approach it with utmost dedication and integrity.