Succession Planning and Nominations for the 2017 Elections

(Two-year term of office begins in February 2018)

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Succession Planning & Nominations Committee

The strategic leadership of SNRS begins with our elected officers and members-at-large. Volunteer leaders of associations take on those roles because of their passion, energetic enthusiasm and commitment to the organization and its purpose.

The Succession Planning and Nominations Committee of SNRS is seeking those who have been members in the Society for at least two years and who have passion, energetic enthusiasm and commitment to contribute to the vitality and growth of SNRS.

Are you intrigued by the current Board vision for our Society?

Consistently demonstrating core values of connection, collaboration and communication, SNRS is the nexus of the nursing research community in the southern region.

Can you imagine ways you could contribute to the Board’s vision for its work to ensure continuing organizational excellence?

The SNRS leadership group builds on valued organizational traditions while continuously and creatively positioning the organization to better meet the mission and more effectively respond to the evolving needs of current and future members.

If so, please consider the leadership opportunities available beginning in 2018, described below. Officer positions open for a two year term of office (2018-2020) include those of President-Elect and Secretary. Three member-at-large positions are open (Communications, Development and Grants). In addition, two members are elected to the Nominations Committee.

Nominating and election process:

Completed nomination materials are due August 31, 2017. Self-nomination is encouraged. Notification of selection to appear on the ballot will occur by October, 2017. Electronic balloting will be open for three weeks ending on the national Election Day. Election is by majority vote as described in the bylaws. Election results will be announced in late November and newly elected Governing Board members will begin their responsibilities at the 2018 post-conference Board meeting to be held in Atlanta, Georgia.

Nomination materials include:

  1. Completed consent to serve form;
  2. Current CV; and
  3. Brief (limit of 200 words) campaign statement to be used on the ballot. The campaign statement should include a brief summary of your research experiences, your prior leadership experiences, and your reasons for seeking a leadership position in SNRS.

If selected by the Succession Planning and Nominations Committee to appear on the ballot, you will be asked to provide a picture to accompany your campaign statement on the electronic ballot.

Click here to complete the nomination and consent to serve form. Please be sure to email your CV to, with a subject line “SNRS nomination materials”. You will receive a confirmation email; if you fail to receive a confirmation email within 48 hours, please contact the SNRS office at 1-877-314-SNRS.

Overview of SNRS Elected Officers and Board Members at Large.

An important opportunity for members is that of serving on the Governing Board of SNRS. The SNRS Governing Board consists of the officers (President, President-elect, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer) and six members at large (Development, Communications, Grants, Awards, RIGs, Membership).

This leadership group sets goals, priorities, activities, and future direction of the Society. It establishes the major administrative policies governing affairs of the Society, oversees the finances of the Society, and transacts the Society’s business, both internal (e.g., conferences) and external (networking with other research-intensive nursing organizations). The regional research organizations have moved to the forefront of research leadership in the nation.

Members of the Governing Board participate in three board meetings (on site pre-conference and post-conference meetings and late summer/early fall meeting), participate in Board conference calls, interact with SNRS committees as appropriate, and carry out their assigned responsibilities in an ongoing manner.

The following positions will be filled by election in fall 2017, with a term of office from Feb. 2018 – Feb. 2020).

President-Elect: Serves a two-year role as President-Elect, followed by a two-year term as President. Responsibility for orienting to the role of President, overseeing the Policy and Procedure Manual and performing other tasks as needed.

Secretary: Responsible for creating and maintaining the official records of the Society (governing board meeting, Executive Committee Meetings, the annual business meeting minutes) and maintaining records for governing board meetings. Monitors electronic voting for the governing board and executive committee and facilitates communication between the governing board and the nominating committee by serving as the board liaison to the nominating committee.

Members at large (3 openings): Participate in the deliberations and leadership activities of the Governing Board and carry out specific designated responsibilities:

  • Member at large and Grants Director
  • Member at large and Communications Director
  • Member at large and Development Director

Nominations Committee Members (2 openings): Responsible for all aspects of Society elections and succession planning. Ideally, Succession Planning and Nominations Committee members are connected to a large network of people, friendly, able to ask people to run for office; knowledgeable or willing to become knowledgeable about the organization and the responsibilities of elected officers and Board members.

Frequently asked questions:

Am I paid to serve in an elected position? No, SNRS is operated by a volunteer Board and a paid management firm. SNRS members are not paid to serve in Board positions or on committees. Governing Board members do receive a discounted conference registration fee (student rate).

How much time will it take? This is somewhat dependent on the position. Board conference calls are held about once a month. Some activities (such as member awards and grants) have periods of inactivity and periods of intense activity). Most board members spend at least a couple of hours each week on SNRS related business.

What are the requirements to run for office? The bylaws specify that to run for elected office, at a minimum one must have been a member of SNRS for at least two years. The Succession Planning and Nominations Committee recommends a slate of candidates to the Governing Board based on an effort to ensure wide geographic and employment diversity, as well as ensuring that the best qualified are on the ballot.

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