NANDA International announces its call for nominations for the following Board positions:
President-Elect or Deputy President 
The President-Elect or Deputy President assumes the duties of the President in case of the President’s absence and performs other duties as assigned by Board of Directors. The President-Elect works closely with the President to reflect on priorities and develop future organization goals and international leadership skills. The President-Elect or Deputy President chairs the
Conference Planning and oversees the Membership & External Relations Committee, which is chaired by the Secretary/Treasurer.
 
Director of Informatics
The Director of Informatics drives and oversees the Association’s informatics endeavors and strives to address the issues of the NANDA-I taxonomy’s presence in world-wide electronic and digital information systems. These include, but may not be limited to, the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) and the Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine — Clinical Terms (SNOMED-CT). In collaboration with key stakeholders, especially the President, Director of Diagnosis Development, Program Director of The Gordon Program for Clinical Reasoning and Knowledge Development at Boston College and the Director of Research, s/he will develop an ambitious yet achievable annual informatics plan.
Key deliverables include:
(a) Serving as an accessible, knowledgeable and responsive point person for NANDA-I members to discuss and explore the ability of using NANDA-I terms in vendor-generated systems.
(b) Effectively representing NANDA-I with relevant partners and other organizations in the area of informatics.
(c) Providing information about informatics priorities for the Association’s website on a regular basis and engaging with members and other stakeholders as required.
(d) Proactive collaboration with colleagues internationally and the effective conduct of horizon scanning for relevant informatics opportunities and challenges.
The Director of Informatics works closely with the Board of Directors on all informatics matters and performs other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors. This position chairs the Informatics Task Force and selects the members for Board approval. They may be asked to support a range of other committees including the Diagnosis Development Committee, conference committee and NANDA International Foundation Board.
Director of Research
The Director of Research drives and oversees the Association’s research and evidenced-based practice endeavors and in collaboration with key stakeholders, especially the President, Chair of Diagnosis Development and Program Director of the Gordon Program for Clinical Reasoning and Knowledge Development at Boston College, develops an ambitious yet achievable annual research plan. Key deliverables include:
(a) Developing models to validate diagnoses and establishing a more robust evidence-base for defining characteristics and other elements of the classification.
(b) Providing information about research priorities and on-going research programs for the Association’s website on a regular basis, and engaging with members requiring research consultation and other stakeholders as required.
(c) Proactive collaboration with and support of the Program Director of the Gordon Program for Clinical Reasoning and Knowledge Development at Boston College in applying for research grants, and effectively conducting horizon scanning for research grant opportunities internationally.
(d) Working closely with the Board of Directors on all research matters of the Association and performs other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
(e) This position chairs the Research Task Force and selects the members for approval by the Board of Directors. S/He may be asked to support a range of other committees, including the Diagnosis Development Committee, Conference Committee and NANDA International Foundation Board.
In addition, the following positions also are open:
Chair, Bylaws Committee
The Chair of Bylaws  selects and oversees members of this committee who make recommendations to the Board regarding the currency of the Association’s Bylaws through a process of review and revision. The committee solicits suggestions from the membership prior to the General Assembly regarding the need for change or revision. The committee drafts revisions and updates for review by the Board. The committee reviews the Bylaws at least every two years.
Chair, Nominations Committee
The Chair of Nominations selects and oversees members of this committee who recommend and conduct the nominations and electoral processes of the Association. The committee solicits nominations for the Board of Directors and committees, prepares the ballot, and conducts the election for the Directors and Nominating Committee biennially. This committee prepares a slate confidentially, and in total independence from the Board of Directors and CEO of the Association.
REQUIREMENTS FOR STANDING FOR NOMINATION
Anyone who is interested in running for a position should submit his/her name to Prof. Weir-Hughes, Chair of Nominations, NO LATER THAN March 31, 2020, at midnight EST. His email is: [email protected]
Please include the following information:
(1) An updated curriculum vitae
(2) A brief statement of why you wish to stand for this position (<250 words) and 2-3 objectives for your term in office, if elected.
(3) A current photo (“head shot”) we can post to the NANDA-I website to facilitate voting.
Kind regards,
Dickon Weir-Hughes, RN, BSN, MA, DSc (Hons), FRSPH, FNI