CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Nominations are open for the following NADONA office:
VICE PRESIDENT CORRESPONDING SECRETARY
NADONA’s National Office must receive nominations no later than the close of business on
[September 30, 2012] in order to be considered by the Nominating Committee.
Any NADONA member may nominate a candidate as long as the candidate consents to the
nomination or a candidate may self-nominate. All nominations must be made on the Candidate
Nomination Form. Please ensure that each candidate meets the qualifications before making
The Nominating Committee will exercise its discretion in selecting candidates. The
determination of whether a candidate is qualified for the office for which the nomination is
submitted shall be made by the Nominating Committee. All such decisions shall be final.
1. Each candidate for any office must be an Active Member of NADONA on the date of the
nomination, have been an Active Member for the past three (3) years, and must maintain active
membership through the date of the election and the term of any office to which the candidate is
elected. The definition of an Active Member is:
“any licensed registered nurse who is currently or has previously served in a position
as Director, Assistant Director, Associate Director or Consulting Director of Nursing
within the long term care continuum and/or who serves or has served in a state
licensed long term care facility, who shall have paid appropriate fees and is otherwise
qualified for membership as provided in the Code of Regulations.”
2. Each candidate must have a history of service in NADONA and should indicate such service on
the Candidate Nomination Form.
3. The Candidate Nomination Form must be submitted for each candidate, including any incumbent
Board member or officer. Each candidate must sign the Candidate Nomination Form.
4. Each candidate for the office of President or Vice President must have previously served on the
NADONA board of trustees.
5. An individual, who is affiliated with a competing healthcare organization, as determined by the
Nominating Committee, is not eligible as a candidate.
6. Each candidate should review the Board Expectations and Position Description to understand the
duties and responsibilities that are expected of each board member and officer.
7. The Nominating Committee, in its discretion, may request a candidate for one office to run for
another office. The candidate may refuse this request.
8. Each person who submits a Candidate Nomination Form is encouraged to use a service such as
‘certified mail, return receipt requested’ to confirm that a nomination has been received by
NADONA’s national office.
9. Nominations received after [September 30, 2012] will not be considered by the Nominating
Committee. NADONA is not responsible for forms lost in transit.
2012 CANDIDATE NOMINATION FORM
Candidate Information – please print clearly:
First Name Last Name
Home Address City State Zip
Home Phone Home Email
Employer Facility/Community Name (if different)
Employer Address City State Zip
Work Phone (please include extension) Work Email
Title How long in this position Type of license (RN, LPN, LVN,)
Is the candidate a current member of NADONA? □ Yes □ No
For which office are is this nomination submitted:
How long has the candidate been a member of NADONA? ____ years
How long has the candidate served as a DON? ____ years
How long has the candidate served as an ADON? ____ years
How long has the candidate served in a position similar to a DON or ADON? ____ years
Has the candidate ever held office in NADONA? If yes, please list the office(s) held:
Has the candidate ever held office in a state chapter of NADONA? If yes, please list the
chapter and the office(s) held:
Will the candidate’s employer support the candidate’s activity as an officer of NADONA?
□ Yes □ No
Is the candidate able and willing to fulfill the Board Expectations detailed in the Board
Expectations and Position Description? □ Yes □ No
(Candidate Nomination Form continues on second page)
2012 CANDIDATE NOMINATION FORM
In 300 words or less, please submit an essay below or on a separate sheet of paper that
describes why the candidate is qualified to serve as an officer and Board member of NADONA
and what the candidate hopes to achieve if elected. Please be specific as to the candidate’s
qualifications and background of service to NADONA. If the candidate’s nomination is accepted
by the Nominating Committee, this statement will be included with the ballot. Please type or
Please provide a description of the candidate’s current job responsibilities:
Please describe the candidate’s professional educational background, including any certifications
through NADONA or otherwise:
Please list the candidate’s past NADONA activities or service (other than holding office at the national or
state chapter level). These may include committee service, attendance at National or state chapter
conferences, speaking at National or state chapter conferences or other NADONA projects or service:
I am willing to serve in the office for which I am nominated if selected for nomination by the
Nominating Committee and elected by the membership.
Signature of Candidate: Date:
Name of Candidate:
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DIRECTORS OF NURSING ADMINISTRATION IN
LONG TERM CARE, INC.
BOARD EXPECTATIONS AND POSITION DESCRIPTION
Position Title: Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Directors of Nursing
Administration in Long Term Care, Inc. (“NADONA”).
Function: Establish policies for NADONA’s operations, provide guidance to NADONA’s
management, represent NADONA to its members and the community and
exercise legal oversight of NADONA.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
Act in NADONA’s best interest.
Approve NADONA’s mission and any strategic plan.
Annually review and approve NADONA’s budget.
Approve major policies, procedures and corporate actions.
Be familiar with and abide by NADONA’s Articles of Incorporation, Regulations, Code
of Ethics, Conflict of Interest Policy, Policy for Submission of Concerns and any other
policy adopted by NADONA.
Each Board Member shall also:
Be committed to NADONA’s mission.
Stay informed about NADONA’s activities and operations.
Stay informed about national, regional and local issues impacting NADONA.
Protect and do not use for personal gain confidential information of NADONA.
Attend at least the majority of Board meetings in person or by telephone.
Be aware that service as a NADONA Director requires a significant commitment of
time as well as a willingness and ability to travel and incur expenses.
Provide candid and constructive advice and criticism to the Board and management.
Attend NADONA’s Annual Conference. At each Conference each Board Member is
o Attend the entire conference, including evening activities;
o Assist members during the Conference;
o Act as a representative of NADONA throughout the Conference
and do not conduct any outside business during Conference hours
o Waive any remuneration for service as a speaker, facilitator,
organizer or otherwise; and
o Not speak as an industry representative.
The Board of Directors of NADONA has determined these are the minimum expectations that it
expects each of its Directors to meet. NADONA will also periodically publish this Board
Expectations and Position Description so that each person considering standing for election to
the Board as a Director or as a Director and Officer will be aware of what is expected.
Adopted: September 13, 2008