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ANCC - Call for Commission Members

Nominations due July 9, 2018

The Nominating Committee of the ANCC Board of Directors currently seeks nominations for appointments to the Commission on Accreditation (COA), Commission on Magnet® Recognition (COM), and Commission on Pathway to Excellence® (COPE), which serve as the governing bodies for their respective ANCC programs. The ANCC Board of Directors makes appointments in July for the term January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2022. (Please note that the ANCC Board of Director’s Nominating Committee may adjust the term of a specific seat so as to maintain an even distribution of new and seasoned commission members).You may apply to multiple commissions; however appointees may only serve one commission at a time. Orientation for all new commission members will be held on a date TBD in late Fall, 2018 at the American Nurses Association headquarters in Silver Spring, MD.


Registered nurses appointed to a commission must be full members of ANA throughout their tenure. Full membership includes ANA and State membership or ANA Only membership. Go to for ANA membership information. This requirement is waived for the non-nurse and international members.

Application Process

  • Review the applicable commission’s Profile Sheet for general information on commission composition, responsibilities, terms, time commitment, and member requirements.
  • Review the table below for the specific member qualifications/requirements for the seats to be filled.
  • All nominees must complete the ANCC Biographical Form for Appointments.
  • All nominees must include an abbreviated curriculum vitae. May be no longer than 5 pages and must include:
    • Certifications
    • Professional experience (current and former positions for the last 5 years)
    • Publications (within the last 5 years)
    • Presentations (within last 5 years)
    • Offices, appointments and activities with professional organizations
  • All nominees must review the ANA Enterprise Code of Ethical Conduct and Compliance Program including ANCC’s Volunteer Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure Forms. If selected, the applicant will be sent the forms for signature.

Nomination Packet

Required Forms

  1. Completed ANCC Biographical Form for Appointments. Be sure to indicate which commission interests you.
  2. Curriculum Vitae. May be up to 5 pages only and must include:
    • Certifications
    • Professional experience (current and former position, or last 5 years)
    • Publications (within last 5 years)
    • Presentations (within last 5 years)
    • Offices, appointments and activities with professional organizations

Optional Endorsement and/or Recommendation

The nominee may submit electronically up to two letters of endorsement along with the ANCC Biographical Form for Appointments and curriculum vitae. Faxed letters are not accepted.

ANCC Commissions


Downloadable Forms:

For specific information about a specific commission, contact:

Commission on Accreditation (COA)

ANCC seeks an individual from one of the following groups:

  1. Program Director from a residency program – APRN
  2. Program director from a residency program – non acute care setting
  3. Chief Nursing officer
  4. Member from pharmacy or medicine residency program
  5. Emerging Leader - former graduate of an accredited transition to practice program (RN Resident/APRN Fellow/RN Fellow) within the last 2 years
  6. Emerging leader in nursing professional development
  7. Constituent/State Nurses Association
  8. Interprofessional Member

Biographical Form for appointments

Commission on Accreditation Profile Sheet

Sheri Cosme DNP, RN-BC Director, Practice Transition Accreditation Program and Nursing Skills Competency Program at or 1-301-628-5377 or
Jennifer Graebe, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Director, Primary and Joint Accreditation at or at 1-301-628-5178.

Commission on Magnet (COM)

  1. Registered Nurse from academia
  2. Registered nurse with major professional responsibility for managing a patient care unit or department
  3. Individual of foreign residence or with international experience.

Biographical Form for appointments

Commission on Magnet Profile Sheet

Rebecca Graystone, MS, MBA, RN, NE-BC, Director, Magnet Recognition Program at or 1-301-628-5092.

Commission on Pathway to Excellence (COPE)

  1. Registered nurse serving in the long-term care setting LTC
  2. Nurse leader with experience in pre/post-acute care continuum

Biographical Form for appointments

Commission on Pathway Profile Sheet

Christine Pabico, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Director, Pathway to Excellence Program at or 1-301-628-5220.

Submission Instructions

Required forms and optional letters of endorsement MUST:

  • Be submitted via email by July 9, 2018.
  • Be in MS Word format with the file extension [.doc] OR Adobe portable document format with the file extension [.pdf]
  • Be attached to an email message addressed to the following:
    • All applications for seats on the COA, COM or COPE are to be submitted with their required forms to: 

Handwritten forms and faxed documents are not accepted.

Nomination packets are sent to the Nominating Committee electronically. Each nominee's email message, with attached forms and letters, serve as an electronic signature to verify the nominee's submission. Nominees are encouraged to add their signature to electronic documents, if possible.

To be considered, nomination packets must be received electronically in the email box NLT Monday, July 9, 2017 at 11:59 pm EDT. The ANCC Nominating Committee reviews all nominations, and prioritizes candidates for the ANCC Board of Directors, who make the final appointments. Notification will be e-mailed to nominees by August 10, 2018.

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