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At the upcoming annual Spring Assembly meeting of ABNS March 3-4, 2023, ABNS will be electing two at-large individuals to the board. We will convene a business meeting to hold elections for officers on March 4, 2023. Selfnominations are accepted and encouraged! The term of office for the Directors is three years, not to exceed two terms – beginning July 1, 2023. Officers elected to the board serve the following terms:

  • The President and President-Elect will serve only a single two-year term of office in their respective roles. 
  • The Secretary/Treasurer will serve a one-year term. A second one-year may be approved by a majority vote of the ABNS Board of Directors. 
  • The Public Member will be elected by a majority vote of the ABNS Board of Directors. 
  • The Public Member will serve an initial two-year term of office. A second two-year may be approved by a majority vote of the ABNS Board of Directors. 

Per the ABNS Bylaws: Section 4.2 Qualifications 

With the exception of the Public Member, to be eligible to serve on the Board of Directors, a person shall be formally affiliated with a regular or affiliate member organization at the time of nomination, election and during the elected term of office. With the exception of the Public Member, all candidates for positions on the Board of Directors shall have attended at least one assembly meeting within two years prior to election.

Please refer to the attached policies for a description of duties for these roles.  

ABNS Regular Member organizations play the key role in the selection of ABNS leaders and we thank you in advance for your serious consideration of this Call for Nominations.

If you have any questions about the process, do not hesitate to email All nominations and contact information must be emailed to no later than February 13, 2023. If you are submitting a self-nomination, please complete the attached biographical form and return it with your nomination.

ABNS Nomination Form

ABNS – American Board of Nursing Specialties

Regarding Verification of Credentials

ABNS does not verify certification credentials of individual certified nurses. To verify a credential, contact the certifying agency that granted the credential. ABNS does not administer certification programs.

This website contains information specific to specialty nursing certification and is not intended or designed to give medical or nursing advice.

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