Why become an elected ENA national leader?
Becoming an elected national leader provides the opportunity for growth on both a personal and professional level, and offers the aptitude to influence the advancement of the emergency nursing profession.
Who is eligible?
ENA members who meet the eligibility requirements below may run for the annual association election.
- Be a professional registered nurse
- Have been a voting member during each of the
previous five (5) years immediately prior to submitting the candidate
- Have served in an elected or committee position on
the local, state, or national level within the previous five (5) years
- Have attended at least one ENA General Assembly
within the previous three (3) years (2012, 2013, 2014) as a delegate,
alternate delegate, or member of the ENA Board of Directors
- Submit to, and pass as acceptable, a limited
background check verifying personal identity, professional licensure,
highest academic level achieved, and criminal activity
Is there an opportunity for candidates to present their platform to the membership?
- All election candidates will be highlighted in ENA publications including their
professional demographics and biographies as submitted
What are the expectations of elected leaders?
Nominations and Elections Committee
- Attendance and participation in scheduled in-person meetings (two annually) and conference calls including advance review of agenda
- Soliciting and mentoring potential candidates
- Familiarity with current technology and accessibility to the Internet
What expenses are covered for elected leaders?
- Hotel, transportation, and expense reimbursement for scheduled meetings/events