Call for NACNS 2019-2020 Committees has Closed

What is the typical time commitment?  Committees typically meet at least once per month via conference call or screen share, like GoToMeeting. We ask potential volunteers to plan to spend two to four hours per month on committee tasks. Some committees assign work for members between meetings. The term for a committee member is two years.

What type of work does the committee do? The NACNS Board of Directors will develop and assign a charge for each committee. Committee descriptions are found below.

When will I hear if I am selected?  Once the call for nominations for committee volunteers closes at the end of May, the NACNS president will review the applications.  Committee volunteers should receive communication about their acceptance by the beginning of June 2019.  Our goal is for all committees to begin meeting in July 2019.

If I am currently on a committee and at the end of my term, can I reapply? 
Yes, you may re-apply for your committee if your term is up.  Our bylaws limit an individual’s service on a committee to 6 consecutive years.  If you are unaware if your term is ending, please contact Michelle Matz @

 About NACNS Committees​

  • The Affiliate Advisory Committee provides information and guidance to affiliates and ensures communication between the affiliate(s) and the Board of Directors.
  • The Awards Committee determines the recipients for annual awards that recognize the contributions consistent with the mission of NACNS. The awards include: Practice, Education, Preceptor, Research and CNS of the Year.
  • The Education Committee provides guidance to the NACNS Board of Directors on key issues impacting graduate programs, faculty, students and national accrediting and credentialing bodies. This committee ensures that current data related to the preparation of CNSs are obtained and disseminated and provides multiple forums for CNS educators to address issues pertinent to CNS education.
  • The Legislative/Regulatory Committee represents NACNS and responds to individual members, state and federal legislators, other professional associations and boards of nursing on national and state issues, which affect recognition, reimbursement, and practice of CNSs.
  • The Membership Committee provides advice to the NACNS Board of Directors on activities that can grow NACNS membership.
  • The Practice Committee identifies contemporary and evolving practice issues that affect CNSs and develop related activities like practice advisories and position statements. It also provides advice to the NACNS Board of Directors on these issues.

Thank you for considering joining the ranks of NACNS volunteers! We greatly value the time commitment and dedication of our volunteers and we appreciate your interest in giving back to the only association promoting the unique contributions of the CNS to health care.