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Call for Nominations

Term to begin January 1, 2019 - Review eligibility criteria for Officers & Directors and position descriptions below.

  • President-Elect
  • Secretary
  • Region 3 Director - Lake Ontario, Mohawk Valley, Syracuse, Thousand Islands
  • Region 6 Director - Brooklyn Queens, Manhattan Bronx, Staten Island


Deadline for submission of Nomination Application Packet is April 15, 2018.


Nomination Packet to be completed by nominee (pdf format)

Nomination Packet to be completed by nominee (Word format)


If you have an individual that you would like to nominate please complete this form and email to shubbard@TheNPA.org


Eligibility Criteria for Officers & Directors

Serving on the Board of Directors of a major state organization requires knowledge, experience, skill, leadership, temperament and a commitment of time. While it is recognized these characteristics are important for all candidates to possess, qualifications to hold a board position inTthe NPA shall also be guided by the current and future needs of the Association as defined by its Strategic Plan, in order to achieve our mission, vision and goals outlined within the plan. 


In addition to the above, in order to determine the best fit for The NPA, the following criteria shall be utilized by the Nominating Committee in making its recommendations to the Board. 


A. Necessary skill sets to support the Association’s goals. Such skill sets shall be developed on an annual basis by the Board of Directors at its first regularly scheduled meeting of the year based upon the then current goals. 


Minimally, such skills set shall include:

  1. Ability to delegate authority while retaining accountability;
  2. Ability and willingness to resolve conflicts;
  3. Strong writing and oral communication;
  4. Willingness to venture in new directions to enhance the Association and to ensure the viability of the NPA;
  5. Ability to listen to the voices of others;
  6. Ability to make clear choices and accept the consequences of chosen actions;
  7. Ability to make hard decisions;
  8. Ability to work with others as a team player; and
  9. Open to change and new ideas.

B. The nominee must be an Active or Retired member of the NPA for a minimum of three (3) consecutive years.


C. Demonstrated leadership and experience at either the national, state and/or group levels which at minimum includes:

  1. Served previously as an officer, director or committee chair at either the national, state, region or group level; and,
  2. Active participation at the national, state and/or local levels (e.g. membership, NPA conferences, local Region/Group meetings, and other Association events such as NYS Fair, Capital Day, etc.).

D. Undivided loyalty – The candidate shall agree to:

  1. Sign a Conflict of Interest Declaration & Policy on Promotion of Ethical Conduct on an annual basis;
  2. Sign the Promotion of Ethical Conduct on an annual basis.
  3. Place the interest of The NPA above any other organizational or personal interests at all times.

E. Must have general knowledge in the use of computers, as well as an understanding of:

  1. Internet access;
  2. Researching and downloading information from the website; and,
  3. Sending and receiving information in electronic format such as emails and attachments.

F. Agreement to abide by and fulfill board leadership expectations including:

  1. Demonstration of a vision for the future growth of The NPA;
  2. Global thinking as well as locally and being open minded;
  3. Demonstration of a clear vision to see beyond the immediate with the ability to instill confidence in others;
  4. Enforcement of and adherence to the policies of the Board and accepting responsibility for making difficult decisions:
  5. Demonstration of high ethical standards of conduct and behavior pursuant to NPA Board Policy;
  6. Respect for the values and opinions of others and supporting board policy/positions that you may not personally agree with;
  7. Delegation of authority while retaining accountability for governance;
  8. Selflessness (i.e. placing the NPA ahead of oneself at all times);
  9. Support for NPA programs such as the PAC and others identified within the strategic plan.

G. Willingness to commit time and resources in fulfillment of Board goals and responsibilities including:

  1. Attendance of on-site Board meetings at least 3 times annually.
  2. Reading and responding to all Association email correspondence within one (1) business day.
  3. Participation on conference calls as the need may arise.
  4. Attendance at NPA annual conferences and other Board functions.
  5. Recruitment of new members to The NPA Board.
  6. Recruitment of members to The NPA Annual Conference, One Day Conference, Capital Day, NYS Fair.
  7. Participation in the substantive work required of the strategic plan.
  8. Contribution to the NP of NYS PAC and assist with PAC fundraising activities.  


Position Descriptions: Per NPA Bylaws

President-Elect - During the absence or disability of the President, the President-Elect shall perform the duties and exercise all of the powers of the President. The President-Elect shall perform such other duties as the President may from time to time prescribe.
Secretary -  The Secretary shall attend all meetings of the Board and record all votes and minutes of all proceedings thereof in a book to be kept for that purpose; give or cause to be given notice of all special meetings of the Board and all other notices required by law or by these By-Laws, keep in safe custody the seal of the Corporation and affix it to any instrument when so authorized by the Board or the President; keep all the corporate books and records of The Association as required by law or otherwise in a proper and safe manner; and perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as from time to time may be prescribed by the Board or the President.
Regional Director - Each Regional Director shall be responsible for maintaining effective lines of communications among all within the Region; providing support and assistance in fulfillment of Association policy within the Region; promoting inter-regional communication with other Directors; and promoting interest and active participation in the activities of the Regions and The Association among the membership where possible. Each Regional Director shall also be responsible for maintaining effective lines of communication with the President and Executive Director of the Association. In those instances whereby a Regional Director is unable to attend any regularly scheduled or special meeting of the Association Board, s(he) shall notify the Association’s President directly in writing or in person prior to such meeting, in order to communicate and convey any pertinent information, position(s) and/or issue(s) from the Region to the Association Board during the meeting from which s(he) is absent. Following the annual election of Directors, all records, documents and other pertinent materials shall be delivered by the Regional Director to her/his successor within two (2) weeks of the expiration of her/his term or termination of office.



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