WNA Groups

What is a MIG?

Definition

A Mutual Interest Group (MIG) is comprised of members who have common interests and needs who meet together for educational advancement, networking, and dissemination of information in their area of nursing interest.

Approval

  1. Each MIG must apply for and be approved by the WNA Board of Directors and enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with WNA.
  2. Each MIG shall adopt Operating Guidelines
  3. MIGs which fail to comply with WNA Bylaws, WNA Policy & Procedures, or have been inactive for greater than one year, may be dissolved by a 2/3 vote of the WNA Board of Directors.  Three months written notice shall be given to the MIG in question before the vote is taken.

Responsibilities

  1. MIG’s shall support the work of the Councils as requested by providing expertise on ad hoc committees, Task Forces, and Council work.

List of current MIGs:

  1. Wisconsin Environmental Health Nurses Coalition (WEHNC)
  2. Wisconsin Faith Community Nurse Coalition (WFCNC)
  3. APRN Forum
  4. Healthy Nurses for Wisconsin (formerly a Task Force)
  5. Palliative and End-of-Life Care Nursing Coalition (PEOLCNC)
  6. Waukesha County
  7. St. Croix Valley

Want to be involved? Contact WNA and fill out this Consent to Serve

What is a Committee?

Definition

WNA’s Committees perform the work on an on-going basis that is assigned by the Board of Directors or the membership.

Guidelines

  1. Committee appointments are made for two years from Annual Meeting (odd years) to Annual Meeting (odd years).
  2. The chair of each committee will be selected by members of the committee unless otherwise designated.
  3. A majority of committee members will be WNA members.
  4. A report of committee activities will be provided to the Board of Directors at lease annually.
  5. Minutes be taken at each meeting by a member of the committee and be distributed to committee members.  The original copy shall be retained in the WNA office.
  6. A committee may choose to develop subcommittees.
  7. WNA staff members will not be appointed to serve on WNA committees.

Responsibilities

  1. Elect a chairperson at the first meeting following the Annual Meeting.
  2. Review the functions of the committee as written in WNA’s Policy and Procedures Manual.
  3. Adhere to allocations identified in the operating budget.
  4. Report and be accountable to the membership and the Board.
  5. Collaborate with the WNA Chief executive, or designee, in carrying out committee activities.

List of Committees:

  1. Awards
  2. Bylaws
  3. Finance
  4. Personnel
  5. Reference
  6. Nominating

Want to be involved? Contact WNA and fill out this Consent to Serve

What is a Task Force?

Definition

A Task Force is a special committee that is created by the Board when the need arises to carry out a specified task.

Guidelines

  1. Task Forces carry out a specified task, at the completion of which–that is, on presentation of its final report to the assembly–it automatically ceases to exist.
  2. The Board of Directors facilitates and monitors the activities of task forces.
  3. The outcome or product of the task forces will be reported to the Board of Directors and when appropriate to the membership at the Annual Meeting.
  4. Unless a subcommittee is specifically empowered to make its recommendations to the Board of Directors, a subcommittee will make its recommendations to the parent Committee first for its approval.

Responsibilities

  1. Elect a chairperson at the first meeting following the Annual Meeting.
  2. Review the functions of the committee as written in WNA’s Policy and Procedures Manual.
  3. Adhere to allocations identified in the operating budget.
  4. Report and be accountable to the membership and the Board.
  5. Collaborate with the WNA Chief executive, or designee, in carrying out task force activities.

List of Task Forces:

  1. Prescription Drug Epidemic
  2. Emerging Role of the Nurse
  3. Inter-professional Education
  4. Academic Progression

Want to be involved? Contact WNA and fill out this Consent to Serve

What is a Council?

Definition

Councils are established or approved by the membership through bylaw changes. Councils are groups of elected and appointed members responsible for advancing their designated areas of focus related to the profession of nursing.

Composition

  1. Each Council shall consist of 6 to 10 members. Six of the council members are elected at large from the WNA membership with the remaining appointed by the Board of Directors.
  2. A consumer may be invited to participate on the Councils as a non-voting participant.

Terms of Office and Vacancies

  1. Council members shall be elected as specified in Article XI for a 2-year term. One-half of the council members shall be elected each year.
  2. Absence from 2 consecutive meetings may constitute a vacancy. The Board of Directors shall fill vacancies.

Meetings

  1. The first meeting following the annual meeting shall be called by the WNA President.
  2. There shall be at least 2 meetings each year.
  3. A quorum for the Council shall be 50% of the total number of members.

Responsibilities

  1. Elect a chairperson at the first meeting following the Annual Meeting. The chair or designee will serve as a member of the WNA Coordinating Cabinet.
  2. Develop, implement, and evaluate policies and activities and promote research within its area of concern in conjunction with the Coordinating Cabinet.
  3. Collaborate with the members of other Councils or WNA related entities as appropriate, in determining, planning and executing the work activities identified by the Coordinating Cabinet.
  4. Adhere to allocations identified in the operating budget.
  5. Report and be accountable to the membership and the Board.
  6. Collaborate with the WNA Chief executive, or designee, in carrying out Council activities.
  7. Under the leadership of the Coordinating Cabinet collaborate with the Continuing Nursing Education Provider (CNEP) to plan the educational program for the WNA Convention.

List of Councils:

  1. Nursing Practice and Quality, Education and Research Council
  2. Public Policy Council
  3. Workforce Advocacy Council

Want to be involved? Contact WNA and fill out this Consent to Serve