Call for Nominations

Deadline: February 29, 2016

The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science is seeking nominations for the following elected positions.  These positions begin September 17, 2016.

Councilor-at-Large (1 position; 3-year term) 

Position responsibilities include:  Member of Leadership Council (monthly conference call meetings; 2 in-person meetings [September, March]; Chair of Program Committee, liaison to Conference Planning Committees (State of the Science Nursing Congress and Advanced Methods Conference), and liaison to special CANS initiatives.

 Registration for State-of-the Science Nursing Research Congress is at the student rate.


  • CANS member for minimum of two years
  • CANS member in good standing
  • Prior experience in planning and implementing annual meetings, conferences, or programs (Councilor-At-Large position only) 

Nominations Committee (2 positions; 2-year term)

 Position responsibilities include:  Soliciting nominations, verifying members eligibility for office, and determining the election slate.  The completed slate shall be presented to the Leadership Council for approval.


  • CANS member for a minimum of two years
  • CANS member in good standing 


To be considered for the election slate, the following documents must submitted to Ligia Botelho, CANS Manager, at [email protected] by February 29, 2016. 

  1. Nominations Form (see attachment)
  1. A curriculum vitae
  1. A candidate statement. This will be included in the Slate of Candidates on the CANS website if the Nominations Committee places your name on the ballot. Your candidate statement should begin with your name, title, institution, and city/state. Then, in 250 words or less, include the following information:
    1. Your professional background, highlighting pertinent employment, leadership, and CANS or other nursing research society experience relevant to the desired position. 
    1. Your goals and plans for contributing to the functions of the CANS Leadership Council or Nominating Committee. 

Please note: All nominees whose names are placed on the slate of candidates will be required to adhere to the 250 word limit.

All nominees placed on the slate of candidates will be required to submit an electronic photo. 

Election Timeline

February 15,2016:                  All nominations received

Mid-March 2016                     Election slate approved by Leadership Council

April-May 2016                      Online election voting

Late May 2016                        Notification of election results


Nomination Form 

I am submitting my name for consideration for the following positions:

____ Councilor-at-Large (1 position on Leadership Council)

____Nominating Committee  (2 positions available) 

Name and Credentials _________________________________________________________ 

Title ________________________________________________________________________ 

Employer ____________________________________________________________________ 

Mailing Address _______________________________________________________________

City/State/Zip _________________________________________________________________

Work Phone  __________________________________________________________________

Home Phone __________________________________________________________________

 Email  _______________________________________________________________________

Consent to Serve

“If elected; I: 1) am willing to carry out the responsibilities of the position; 2) understand that CANS currently reimburses Leadership Council members according to financial policies for attending meetings of the Leadership Council, but not for the meeting associated with the CANS State of the Science or Special Topics meetings; and 3) agree to the Leadership Councils policy on attendance: “If a Leadership Council Member misses two or more scheduled meetings within one year, the Leadership Council reserves the right to appoint a replacement for the duration of the term.”


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