GET INVOLVED

The Tennessee Nurses Association offers many opportunites for its’ members to become involved in their professional organization. Our membership is made of up Registered Nurses just like you that volunteer time and their expertise to make this organization a viable part of the healthcare delivery system in Tennessee. We invite you to become involved today!

Opportunities where YOU can make a difference:

 

TNA & TNF Committee & Boards

Take this opportunity to get involved–let us know your interests and we will find a place for you. If you wish to serve on a TNA Committee, complete and return a Committee Interest Form.

TNPAC

This is the political action committee of TNA. Membership is open to anyone interested in the political process. DONATE TO TNPAC

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Committee

  • Establish working committees and task forces to address scope of practice issues as needed
  • Advise and make recommendations to the committee on Government Affairs and Health
  • Policy in the development of Health Policy and Legislative Platforms for TNA
  • Develop strategies to remove barriers to practice
  • Advocate for access to safe, quality, equitable, affordable healthcare for the citizens of Tennessee
  • Promote the participation of APRN’s in policy, political and practice environments
  • Advise the Board of Directors on other issues as deemed appropriate.Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Committee

Bylaws Committee

Reviews the TNA Bylaws and recommends necessary changes and updates to the TNA House of Delegates every two years or as necessary.

Continuing Education Review Committee

  • Implement the policies and procedures of the continuing education approval process
  • Review the continuing education approval process and recommend needed changes to the Board of Directors;
  • Serve as the approver unit for continuing education
  • Evaluate and advise the Board of Directors on other issues as deemed appropriate

Editorial Board – Tennessee Nurse Publication

  • Generate ideas for articles and features
  • Identify potential authors
  • Review articles for content accuracy, when needed
  • Review editorial objectives annually
  • Annually review the layout and content format of the Tennessee Nurse and make recommendations for changes, as needed
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the editor

Education Committee

  • Promote and support professional development and education through statewide planning and implementation
  • Maintain channels of communication with the appropriate ANA organizational unit, TNA districts, and other organizational units of TNA
  • Review and compile materials related to professional development and education
  • Serve as the provider unit for continuing education
  • Plan TNA’s annual meeting and other education activities and aid in the procurement of volunteers to work at these meetings
  • Evaluate and advise the Board of Directors on other issues as deemed appropriate

Government Affairs & Health Policy Committee

  • Enhance the visibility of professional nurses in policy, political, and practice environments
  • Investigate and recommend such action to the Board of Directors to insure that TNA shall have an active voice on all issues concerning legislative and governmental affairs;
  • Develop a legislative platform and health policy agenda in collaboration with the Committee on Nursing Practice
  • Monitor legislation and make recommendations to the Tennessee Nurses’ Lobbyist
  • Identify legislative priorities for introducing legislation
  • Evaluate and advise the Board of Directors on other issues as deemed appropriate

Membership

Participation is open to anyone with a desire to engage and recruit new members.

Nominating Committee

  • Request the names of candidates for elective offices
  • Prepare a slate of nominees and publish such slate at least sixty (60) days prior to the annual meeting
  • Implement the policies and procedures for nominations and elections as established by the Board of Directors
  • Assume other responsibilities for nominations as provided for in these Bylaws

Nursing Practice Committee

  • Review and analyze practice trends and issues for professional nurses in Tennessee and recommend programs, policies and strategies to enhance the practice of professional nursing
  • Review and analyze health problems that are responsive to policy interventions and recommend those options to be addressed by the Association, its members, and the nursing community
  • Promote research, policy and practice excellence by professional nurses in Tennessee
  • Enhance the visibility of professional nurses in policy, political, and practice environments
  • Advocate for a safe, equitable and satisfying work environment that supports professional nursing practice and optimal patient care
  • Advise and make recommendations to the Committee on Government Affairs and Health Policy in the development of the Health Policy and Legislative Platforms for TNA
  • Investigate and recommend to the Board of Directors such campaigns of public enlightenment or education as it may deem appropriate;
  • Evaluate such issues of ethics as may come before TNA and to make recommendations to the Board of Directors
  • Evaluate and advise the Board of Directors on other issues as deemed appropriate

Operations Committee

  • Periodically review and interpret these Bylaws and prepare proposed amendments to these Bylaws or articles of incorporation, report them to the Board of Directors, and submit them to the House of Delegates
  • Review Bylaws of a group that applies to TNA for district association status in order to determine conformity with qualifications of districts and report its findings to the Board of Directors
  • Advise district associations concerning proposed amendments to their Bylaws in order that they will not be in conflict with the Bylaws of this association
  • Supervise the financial transactions of TNA, including the development and submission of an annual budget for the approval of the Board of Directors, supervising the keeping of TNA’s accounts, and supervising TNA’s operational costs
  • Annually review TNA Policies and Procedures
  • Develop new policy and procedures as needed for approval of Board of Directors
  • Evaluate and recommend to the Board of Directors any initiative which would aid in Long Range Planning
  • Evaluate and advise the Board of Directors on other issues as deemed appropriate

Public & Professional Relations Committee

  • Periodically review and interpret these Bylaws and prepare proposed amendments to these Bylaws or articles of incorporation, report them to the Board of Directors, and submit them to the House of Delegates
  • Review Bylaws of a group that applies to TNA for district association status in order to determine conformity with qualifications of districts and report its findings to the Board of Directors
  • Advise district associations concerning proposed amendments to their Bylaws in order that they will not be in conflict with the Bylaws of this association
  • Supervise the financial transactions of TNA, including the development and submission of an annual budget for the approval of the Board of Directors, supervising the keeping of TNA’s accounts, and supervising TNA’s operational costs
  • Annually review TNA Policies and Procedures
  • Develop new policy and procedures as needed for approval of Board of Directors
  • Evaluate and recommend to the Board of Directors any initiative which would aid in Long Range Planning
  • Evaluate and advise the Board of Directors on other issues as deemed appropriate

Reference Committee

  • Receive, review, and report on proposals submitted for the consideration of the House of Delegates
  • Provide for hearings on proposals at meetings of the House of Delegates
  • May recommend action on proposals to be considered by the House of Delegates
  • Shall develop procedures for presentation of proposals to the House of Delegates for adoption

 

Take this opportunity to get involved–let us know your interests and we will find a place for you. If interested, complete and return a Committee Interest Form. Your participation makes a difference!