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An Invitation for ANA Massachusetts Members!

Become an active member—
Join a ANA Massachusetts Committee today!

Are you a ANA – Massachusetts member who is looking for a way to become more involved in the organization? Do you have a special talent or interest? Can you find the time to work on a one time only project? If you are looking for new opportunities, then we are looking for you! Listed below are the descriptions of the various active committees for the American Nurses Association Massachusetts. 

Accredited Approver Unit Committee: The American Nurses Association Massachusetts is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This committee plans and executes an Annual Provider Forum, writes quarterly newsletter articles, and functions as the ANA Massachusetts Approver Unit in reviewing provider and activity applications for continuing education credit. Meets monthly on the first Wednesday morning of each month (9am–12pm).

Awards Committee:
Develops criteria for and selects winners for three annual nursing excellence awards, two scholarship awards and Living Legend awards. Meets quarterly by teleconference and email and once/year in person to prepare for Awards Dinner. Members expected to attend Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner during the Spring Convention.

Bylaws Committee: Reviews ANA Massachusetts Bylaws annually to create and propose changes and additions as suggested by the membership and/or Board of Directors and to maintain compliance with ANA Bylaws. Meets in person as necessary (usually once per year) and by teleconference and email as necessary to prepare for Annual Meeting.

Career Connections:  Looking for Experienced Professional Nurses to be mentors for Senior Nursing Students and New Nursing Grads!
Career Connections

  • Pairs professional nurses with senior nursing students or new graduate nurses
  • Is completely voluntary for professional nurse and senior or new graduate nurse

The Professional Nurse offers support and encouragement to the novice nurse during their job search by coaching and encouraging the new graduate to:

  •  Identify a variety of entry level position possibilities
  • Promote their education, skills and life experiences to make them an attractive candidate to nurse recruiters
  • Assists the novice nurse to create individualized cover letters and resumes, and to practice interview skills
  • Acts as a sounding board to the novice nurse during their job search

Conference Planning Committee: Plans and executes Annual Spring Conference & Business Meeting and Annual Fall Conference.  Focused on topics of clinical relevance. Responsibilities include site selection, speaker selection, developing contact hour application, assisting with marketing and on-site registration. Meets monthly by teleconference and/or email to plan.

Health Policy Committee: Reviews proposed legislation and health policy issues for recommendation to the Board of Directors. Provides analysis to the Board and the membership for recommendations; will also be meeting with legislators. Meets monthly on the first Tuesday evening of each month at 6:30 pm.

Membership Committee: Develops new membership initiatives, reviews membership statistics, and contacts new members to welcome them to the Association. Presents to schools and colleges of nursing, attends other professional organizational programs and meetings to promote ANA Massachusetts and the importance of professional organizational membership. Meetings are monthly by teleconference @ 7:00 pm and in person as needed.

Newsletter Committee: Meets exclusively by email to review articles for publication, develop story lines, and create a quarterly newsletter circulated to every RN licensed by the Commonwealth. ALL MARN MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT ARTICLES OF INTEREST.

Technology Committee:   The overall goal of the committee is to identify and implement technological upgrades for the organization.

To request to join a committee today, please submit form below.

For additional information, please contact Executive Director, Diane Jeffery at
djeffery@ANAMass.org or Lisa Presutti at lpresutti@anamass.org
or (617) 990-2856.

 

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