About NANDA-I Membership Network Groups
NANDA International Membership Network Groups foster collaboration among NANDA-I members in many ways:
- Development and revision of nursing diagnoses.
- Regional conferences hosted by the Network Group.
- Support from experienced colleagues with questions about nursing diagnosis use, teaching methods, translation issues, etc.
- Connection with the resources and global reach of NANDA-I; assistance with the study and application of nursing diagnosis in home country.
- The NANDA-I President, Directors and/or Executive Director are available to visit with Membership Network Groups to provide support and join in teaching and nursing diagnosis development.
- Direct voice in the future of NANDA International policy and direction, through direct communication to the Board of Directors, via the Executive Director or an assigned member of the Board.
NANDA-I Membership Network Group Structure
NANDA-I Membership Network Groups provide a framework for NANDA-I members to foster the work of NANDA–I and promote membership within a country, region, language or specialty.
- Each Network Group designates a Coordinator who is a Regular Member of NANDA International, and serves as the liaison between the Network Group and the NANDA-I Board of Directors.
- NANDA-I Membership Network Groups are recognized as part of the greater organization. As such, Network Groups operate according to NANDA-I Bylaws and Membership Network Group policies. They do not have separate leadership structures or committees without approval from the NANDA-I Board of Directors.
- All members of NANDA-I Membership Network Groups must become active members of NANDA International within 3 months of the group receiving Board approval.
- The NANDA International Board of Directors reserves the right to dissolve a NANDA-I Membership Network Group that does not function in accordance with the aims and objectives of the organization and its bylaws.
NANDA-I Membership Network Group Set-Up
- Identify interested nurses in your country, region, language group and/or specialty.
- Organize an initial meeting of your group. This is typically an informal gathering during which colleagues share their experiences with using, teaching and implementing nursing diagnosis.
- Confirm the group’s Coordinator, goals and group members. A minimum of 2 goal statements is required.
- Generally the minimum number of members to form a Membership Network Group is 10, however exception is made at the discretion of the NANDA-I Executive Director.
- Complete and submit the online application form.
- The NANDA-I President or an assigned member of the NANDA-I Board of Directors will review your application and contact the Coordinator to clarify and/or request additional information as required.
- Your application will then be taken to the NANDA-I Board of Directors for approval, and you will be contacted when that process is complete.
NANDA-I Membership Network Group Ongoing Requirements
- All members of NANDA-I Membership Network Groups must be active members of NANDA International. Member names must be submitted to the NANDA-I Board of Directors each year, in the annual report.
- NANDA-I Membership Network Groups must submit annual goal statements are to be submitted to the President of the association, by January 31 of each year, with a report annually on how those goals were met.
It is important to note that no Network group or NANDA-I member is empowered to:
- request money for events hosted by the network/individual using the NANDA-I name or logo, without written consent from the NANDA-I Board of Directors
- request money for membership in the Network group itself
- create a NANDA-I logo for its own Network, nor modify the official NANDA-I logo
- use the NANDA-I logo for any marketing or communication, of one’s own work or a seminar/workshop/symposium/conference without written consent from the NANDA-I Board of Directors
- host or sponsor conferences using the NANDA-I name or logo, without written consent from the NANDA-I Board of Directors
- claim to be the “official spokespeople or organization” for NANDA-I within the country or language group represented
- publish a book, video, webinar or any other type of work using any of the NANDA-I terminology or information in the NANDA-I publications without obtaining written permission from the publisher of the NANDA-I book of the original English edition or the official translation being used. To do so is a clear copyright violation, and is contrary to international copyright law.
The NANDA International Board of Directors reserves the right to dissolve a NANDA-I Membership Network Group that does not function in accordance with the aims and objectives of the organization and its bylaws.
Who Speaks for NANDA-I
There are two official spokespeople for the NANDA-I Association: the president of NANDA-I and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). At this time, there are no country-based or language-based “official spokespeople” for the Association.
Therefore, it must be clearly noted that no one nurse or group of nurses speak for NANDA-I, other than the president or CEO; although many experts on standardized nursing language exist, there are often differences of opinion among experts. Thus, the final word on what is “the official position of NANDA-I” would rest with its Board of Directors, President and CEO. Any questions as to what is an “official position of the organization” should be raised with the CEO. If she is unable to provide an immediate answer, she will bring the issue forward to the Board of Directors for response.
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