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ANAMASS members can get involved in a number of ways, and at the local, state, or national levels! Whether you can commit only a little bit of time or a lot of time, check out all the ways you can contribute to ANAMASS and the profession of nursing.
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Contribute to Nursing Policy! Since the ANAMASS was founded, one of its primary purposes has been to represent and support all segments of nursing practice by working with the state legislature and stakeholders through its Health Policy Committee.
An Invitation for ANA Massachusetts Members! Become an active member—
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 nursing continuing professional development 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 via teleconference and in person quarterly.
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.
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 Engagement Committee(Joint Membership and Technology Committees): Identify and implement technological upgrades for the organization. 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 ANA MASSACHUSETTS MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT ARTICLES OF INTEREST.