Nominations are now being accepted for

ACNA Board of Directors

NOMINATIONS ARE DUE October 8, 2018. 

The strategic leadership of ACNA begins with our elected officers and members-at-large. The ACNA Nominations Committee is seeking individuals who have been members of ACNA for at least six months, are classified as either Regular or Retired, and who have a passion, energetic enthusiasm and commitment to contribute to the vitality and growth of ACNA by becoming a member of the Board of Directors.

This year ACNA is seeking nominations for the following positions: 

  • President Elect: There is one (1) vacancy which will serve a four (4) year term from 1/1/2019 to 12/31/22 - one (1) year as President-Elect, two (2) years as President, and one (1) year as Past President 
  • Director-at-Large: There are four (4) vacancies, each will serve a 2 year term from 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2020

To be considered for Nominations, complete the Nominations Form and Consent to Serve

And provide a copy of your CV and a photo (headshot only) to ACNA Headquarters to complete the nomination process.

The Board is the legal authority for the ACNA. A Board member holds a position of trust and accountability, represents the membership and thereby the community, and is responsible for the governance of the organization.

Position Descriptions

President Elect: The President-Elect, in the absence of the President, shall exercise the powers of the president. The duties of this role shall be such as to allow the President-Elect to acquire a thorough understanding of the business of ACNA and the duties of the office of the president. The President-Elect shall be responsible for creating organizational plans and identifying committee chairs for all organizational work to be accomplished during the next two-year term.

The President of ACNA shall in general, supervise and control the affairs of the association. The president shall preside at all meetings of the board of directors. The President shall make all required appointments of ad hoc committees and appointments to replace committee chairs if vacated during her/his term. The President may sign with the secretary, treasurer or any proper officer of the association authorized by the board of directors, any deeds, mortgages, contracts or other instruments which the board of directors has authorized to be executed, except in cases where the board of directors has authorized another individual to act as an agent on behalf of the organization, and the President shall perform such other duties as are necessary and incident to the office of president or as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors. The President shall be an ex officio non-voting member of all committees except the Nominations Committee.  Upon completion of the term as President, the duties as Past President include serving as an advisor/consultant to the Board and Chair of the Nominations Committee.

Director-at-Large: The Board of Directors, consisting of the Officers and At Large Board Members, is the governing body for the organization.  The Secretary and Treasurer will be elected by the Board from the current Board Members at the first Board meeting of the calendar year.  Qualifications for Director may include previous service to the association to include, but not limited to, conference attendance, service on a committee or task force, presentations at the annual conference, and/or other service as deemed appropriate by the board of directors. Directors may be re-elected for an additional two (2) year term. 


  • Commitment to integrity and transparency and dedicated to the values of the nursing profession.
  • An understanding of the time commitment of the position so that they can give the position the attention it deserves.
  • Demonstrated expertise in nursing, demonstrated through years of service, expert knowledge, or service in other non-profit organizations.
  • Have a working knowledge of the Endocannabinoid System and appropriate medical use of cannabis with exceptional critical thinking abilities.  Some public speaking or education experience is a plus.
  • Service on ACNA committees is not a prerequisite for nomination or election to the Board.


  • Act as the decision-making body for the membership
  • Govern the organization following the by-laws, policies and procedures approved by the Board
  • Develop priorities and goals based on community needs and funding requirements
  • Review and, if appropriate, approve recommendations from Board committees and staff
  • Participate in the annual planning process and review
  • Be accountable to the community through the membership
  • Be accountable to funders in meeting contractual obligations
  • Assess the organization’s effectiveness on a regular basis
  • Work with staff in a respectful, positive and supportive way
  • Understand the role of staff and respect the boundaries between Board and Staff roles
  • Maintain positive relations and regular contact with members and the community
  • Officers (President, President-elect, Treasurer, Secretary) have additional duties related to their position on the Board


  • Attend regular Board and Committee meetings and any special meetings or events
  • Understand the organization's mission and mandate
  • Keep up to date on issues, community trends and needs
  • Participate on committees as required
  • Follow conflict of interest and freedom of information/confidentiality policies
  • Review and be informed on financial and budget matters

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