Message from the Leadership – May 2023: Call for Nominations

May 1, 2023

Dear OADN Members,

It’s time to share your voice! As the only national organization exclusively advocating for community college nursing education and the associate degree pathway, OADN needs your unique talents, perspectives, and expertise to help strengthen our collective voice for associate degree nursing education. OADN membership is one of the most meaningful ways we show our support for one another, create community with each other, promote our continual learning and growth, protect our shared interests and values, and strengthen our professional identity together. Serving at the national level on the OADN Board of Directors or Nominating Committee offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to not only enhance your own member experience with OADN but also create a lasting impact for associate degree nursing education.

We currently have three (3) open positions on the OADN Board of Directors: President-Elect, Midwest Regional Director, and Southeast Regional Director. In addition, there are three (3) open positions on the OADN Nominating Committee.

The President-Elect shall serve a one-year term as President-Elect immediately followed by a two-year term as President. The term for Regional Directors is two years. Board positions take effect at the OADN Convention, November 15 – 18, 2023. Board Directors, including all officers, regional directors, public directors, and the at-large director, shall participate in the development and implementation of the strategic plan, serve as Board Liaisons to committees and workgroups, and shall carry out other responsibilities as delegated by the Board of Directors. Regional Directors shall be residents of the designated regions, respectively. Board commitment includes attendance on monthly virtual meetings and 2 face-to-face meetings, funded by OADN, at locations to be determined annually.

The term of service for the (3) Nominating Committee Members is two years. Nominating Committee members review and recommend candidates for offices to the Board of Directors in accordance with OADN Bylaws and an established timeline. The Nominating Committee meets via virtual meetings.

The Annual Call for Nominations process is hosted on Survey Monkey. Click here to complete the required candidate application. If you don’t have a Survey Monkey account, please create a free account, and follow the instructions to complete all components of the online application. The 2023 OADN Call for Nominations Application Submission Deadline is July 15, 2023.

We can always count on OADN to be our staunch champion and most trusted resource during these ever-changing, demanding times. Now more than ever, OADN needs your help to continue our important advocacy work for associate degree nursing. I encourage you to consider running for one of the open 2023 OADN Board of Director or Nominating Committee positions and help us advance community college nursing education and the associate degree pathway. I would like to personally share that serving on this committee with OADN has been one of the greatest blessings of my career thus far. Joining with other colleges around the nation to help promote the field of nursing is something I know will benefit our profession. Together, we can support OADN’s vision of expanding networks that promote leadership, collaboration and advocacy that further enrich associate degree nursing education and the communities we serve.

Thank you,

Johni Beth Teague, MSN, RN, CNE
2023 Chair, OADN Nominating Committee