Clinical Nurse Specialist
HIGHEST ACADEMIC LEVEL
Masters of Nursing, Indiana University
WHY DO YOU SEEK A POSITION ON THE ENA NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE?
I am seeking the position for past board member because I have been highly involved with the initiative to increase the quality of candidates to lead our association. I have enjoyed being part of the growth and desire this position to be on the committee to continue the growth in this area.
HOW IS YOUR ACADEMIC, PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND AND OTHER EXPERIENCES RELEVENT TO THIS POSITION? ELABORATE ON YOUR EXPERIENCE AND HOW IT RELATES TO THE NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE POSITION.
My experience on the board of directors since 2017 and serving as the national president in 2021 has afforded me insight and invaluable knowledge to understand the need to continue to recruit quality members to become leaders on the national level. This effort should be full service with recruiting and encouraging members to run, evaluation of individuals, mentoring and providing skills and knowledge if gaps in certain areas exist. This will assure the association is being led by high quality individuals. This effort and collaboration with the entire committee and the board of directors will assure success. My academic background as a clinical nurse specialist is very beneficial especially as it aligns with collaboration, aligning key stakeholders, leadership and change management.
OUTLINE THE SPECIFIC SKILLS YOU BRING, OR CONTRIBUTIONS YOU HOPE TO MAKE, TO THE ENA NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE.
The contribution I will make to the Nominations and Elections Committee is that I will be serving an organization that has helped me immensely over the last seven years. I'm not afraid to speak up for what I believe is right while also respecting and listening to the opinions of others. I am willing to help anyone and everyone reach their personal goals. I would strive to provide ideas that will help to encourage member participation. I would be willing and able to help anyone wishing to be elected to a new position in any fashion I could.
WHAT ENA EXPERIENCE OR ACCOMPLISHMENT ON THE LOCAL, STATE OR NATIONAL LEVEL WOULD MAKE YOU A QUALIFIED CANDIDATE FOR THE NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE?
I have served at the local and state level as membership chair and in officer positions including president of local chapter and state council levels. I have had the honor of serving on the board of directors since 2017 and currently the immediate past president.
PROVIDE A NARRATIVE THAT EXEMPLIFIES HOW YOU DEMONSTRATE THE NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE COMPETENCIES.
The five core competencies of the nominations and elections committee are well within my experience over the past few years. I have been able to grow in each of these competency areas and desire to continually look introspectively and seek outside feedback to continue to improve and shape myself professionally and personally to be the best I can be for myself, my employer, and ENA. I have been able to demonstrate a firm grasp of the competencies especially in 2021 serving as the president of ENA.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE
TNCC instructor and course director.