What does the Lead Nurse Planner do?
The Lead Nurse Planner (LNP) consults on and ensures NANN programming addresses member needs, that sound educational principles are being met, and that activities comply with American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) and California Board of Nursing (CBN) criteria. The LNP assumes the role of committee member on the Education Strategic Coordinating Committee (ESCC) during their term.
Responsibilities of the LNP include:
- Guides the development of an educational strategy from which NANN programming is identified, planned, implemented, and evaluated.
- Works with NANN staff to ensure adherence of NANN activities with ANCC and CBN criteria.
- Serves as Lead Nurse Planner or delegates this responsibility to nurse planners for all NANN educational program committees to participate in identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation of all CNE activities.
- Directs NANN office to maintain accredited status by:
- Working with staff to submit summary data about educational activities as requested by ANCC and CBN.
- Notifying ANCC in writing for changes in personnel directly responsible for continuing nurse education (CNE) activities, changes in organizational structure that influence the ability to provide CNE activities, or changes in ownership of the organization and any other pertinent information.
- Ensuring appropriate language and terminology on all communications, marketing materials and certificate of attendance awarded to participants as required by NANN.
- Ensures compliance with all NANN policies, procedures, and practices.
- Enacts or oversees the evaluation plan for NANN’s overall educational program.
- Works with the Board Liaison to submit activity reports to the NANN Board of Directors semi-annually and as needed.
- Works with NANN staff and others to train committee members as nurse planners.
- Identifies, recommends, and upon approval, trains and mentors the LNP–elect during the final year of the LNP’s term.
What kind of volunteer is NANN looking for?
- Must be a NANN member.
- Must have a graduate degree. One degree, either baccalaureate or graduate, must be in nursing.
- Must be currently practicing in neonatal nursing in a role such as clinical care, education, research, administration or consulting. At its discretion, NANN’s board of directors may make exceptions to this requirement.
- It is also useful if you’ve had any NANN or NANNP committee or leadership experience and have an understanding or interest in leadership.
- Ability to meet deadlines and attend required virtual meetings.
What is the time commitment for this role?
The work load varies by month and is dependent on current product development projects and the ANCC Accreditation Cycle. An estimate is 2 to 8 hours per month.
How long is the term?
You may serve one, two-year term.