DNA addresses its various functions through a system of standing and ad-hoc committees to promote diversity and broad-based member involvement and ownership. The following are the standing committees:
Professional Development, Continuing Education, Communication, Advocacy, and Committee on Nominations.
|Professional Development Committee|
The Professional Development Committee (PDC) is the provider unit of the Delaware Nurses Association (DNA). The PDC is administratively and operationally responsible for coordinating all aspects of the continuing nursing education activities provided by DNA.
Mission: to support learning activities that assist in the development and maintenance of continued competence, enhance professional practice, and support career goals of registered nurses.
|Continuing Education Committee|
The Continuing Education (CE) Committee uses the national voluntary system established by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This system is based on a peer review process in which members of the nursing profession, using designated standards and criteria, review, and approve individual educational activities and Approved Providers. The national system is administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA).
The COA is responsible for developing and administering the operational policies, procedures, and criteria that govern both the accreditation and approval processes and accredits Approvers and Providers of continuing nursing education.
Delaware Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The Delaware Nurses Association is committed to serving its members and the nursing community with information that is relevant to the nursing profession. Through articles in its official publication, the DNA Reporter, DNA disseminates the latest news on nursing research, education, and practice. In addition, the publication serves to communicate DNA activities and those of the American Nurses Association to its members and the nursing community.
The DNA Reporter is a publication published quarterly:
DNA has a long standing partnership with Arthur L. Davis Publishing Company to bring the DNA Reporter to nurses of Delaware free of charge.
Mission: to publish articles that support the profession of nursing and the goals of DNA.
DNA takes appropriate action whenever necessary to recommend and/or promote legislation (including statutory and administrative laws, executive policies standards, regulations, rulings, and legal decisions) which affect the interest of healthcare consumers, the nursing profession and support the mission and goals of DNA. The Advocacy Committee is charged with monitoring and participating in policy related to health care, the workplace, patient care, and many other areas where nurses are engaged.
Mission: to educate the membership and policymakers about the most crucial and current legislative initiatives and concerns which directly affect healthcare consumers and the nursing profession.
|Committee on Nominations|
The Delaware Nurses Association Nominating Committee is an independent Committee tasked with preparing a slate of qualified Board of Directors candidates for membership consideration. Nominating Committee members act only in the interest of the DNA membership and within the scope of the DNA mission and responsibilities assigned to it by the DNA Bylaws.
It is the responsibility of the Nominating Committee to recognize and seek qualified nominees for the elected leadership of DNA. The members of the Committee, therefore, have tremendous influence on the future of the Delaware Nurses Association and should themselves be carefully elected. The Nominating Committee members need a knowledge and experience of the concerns and interests of the DNA membership and are accountable for adherence to the Bylaws and for compliance with the rules and procedures established by these policies.
Mission: to nominate qualified candidates for the Board of Directors and Board officer positions.