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ANCC 2023 Call for Commission Members

 On behalf of the ANCC Board of Directors, the Nominations Committee issues this call for qualified nominees for appointment to seats on the Commission on Accreditation in Nursing Continuing Professional Development (COA-NCPD), Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs (COA-PTP), Commission on Magnet® (COM), and Commission on Pathway to Excellence® (COPE), which serve as the governing bodies for their respective ANCC programs.

  • All open commission seats require applicants to be an ANA Member (C/SNA-ANA or IMD) unless otherwise noted.
  • All open commission seats are for four-year terms beginning January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2027, unless otherwise noted.

The call is open until 11:59pm, Sunday, December 31, 2023. You may submit a nomination for more than one commission; however, appointees may only serve on one commission at a time.

 Commission on Accreditation in Nursing Continuing Professional Development (COA-NCPD)

  • One (1) seat open for an individual who is an Emerging Leader
    • An Emerging Leader on the COA-NCPD is a registered nurse who has two years or less of experience in nursing continuing professional development from an ANCC accredited provider.
    • Term of Service: January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2025; not eligible for re-appointment to the Emerging Leader seat
  • One (1) seat open for an individual working in or representing a nursing specialty organization.
  • One (1) seat open for an individual working in or representing a professional education organization.
  • One (1) seat open for an individual of foreign residence or with international experience, does not have to be an ANA Member.

Application Process – To be considered, all nominees must review/submit the following:

  • Review the applicable commission’s Profile Sheet for general information on commission composition, responsibilities, terms, time commitment and member requirements.
  • Complete the Biographical Form for ANCC Organizational Commission Appointments.
  • Include an abbreviated curriculum vitae not longer than 5 pages and must include:
    • Current Certifications
    • Professional experience (current and former positions for the last 5 years)
    • Publications (within the last 5 years)
    • Presentations (within the last 5 years)
    • Offices, appointments, and/or activities with professional organizations
  • Review the ANCC Volunteer Agreement and the ANCC Volunteer Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure Forms. If appointed, the applicant will be sent the forms for signature.

Nominees may submit electronically up to two (2) letters of endorsement with the required nomination materials.  All nomination materials must be submitted by 11:59pm ET on Sunday, December 31, 2023.  If you have any questions regarding the appointments process, please contact the Governance Staff at

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