Standing and Special Committees
The association addresses its various functions through a system of standing and special committees to achieve our mission, promote diversity and broad-based member involvement, and ownership over nursing practice. The following are the standing committees, Advocacy, Professional Development, Nominations, and Editorial Advisory. Special committees occur as needed and include topics like recognition and more. We encourage all members to bring their experience, specialty practice, and leadership to the association's committees. Reach out (firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-733-5880) to get involved with our committees.
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.
Professional Development Committee
The Professional Development Committee (PDC) is DNA's provider unit of continuing nursing professional development. 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 nurses.
The Nominations Committee is an independent group tasked with preparing a slate of qualified Board of Directors candidates for membership consideration. Nominations Committee members act only in the interest of the association's membership and within the scope of the DNA mission and responsibilities assigned to it by the DNA Bylaws.
It is the responsibility of the Nominations 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 association and should themselves be carefully selected. 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.
Editorial Advisory Committee
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, Inc. to bring the DNA Reporter to nurses in Delaware free of charge. This is possible through the generous support of advertisers/sponsors in the publication. Please contact Arthur L. Davis Publishing, Inc. directly regarding opportunities to advertise in the DNA Reporter.
Mission: to publish periodicals/communications that support the profession of nursing and the goals of DNA.