The Professional Organization of Registered Nurses in Iowa

 The Mission of the Iowa Nurses Association is to connect, advocate,

and support for nurses and healthcare in Iowa.

Call for Candidates

Deadline, August 1, 2018

Download the "Consent to Serve"

The Iowa Nurses Association (INA) Nominations Committee is seeking interested INA members who wish to serve in leadership roles on the INA Board of Directors. 


Elected in 2018 by Statewide Ballot for a two-year term is:

·     Secretary

·     Treasurer

·     Director At Large/Public Policy Chair

·     Director At Large/Resolutions Chair

·     Nominations Committee (3 positions)

·     Iowa Nurses Foundation Board (3 positions) 

Duties of each office:

The Secretary shall be responsible for the maintenance of the minutes of all meetings of the Association, Executive Committee and the Board of Directors. Also conduction of the general correspondence of the Association and the Board of Directors.

The Treasurer shall be responsible for monitoring the fiscal affairs of the Association and shall provide reports and interpretations of INA’s financial condition to the Board of Directors and the INA membership.  The Treasurer shall serve as chairperson of the Finance Committee. 

The Director-Public Policy shall convene and chair the Committee on Public Policy. Develop and lead INA local advocacy activities. Work with National staff & INA Lobbyist to assist in structuring and developing statewide efforts to ensure a consistent message is sent to state policymakers. Assist in the assessment of the INA advocacy needs.

The Director-Resolutions shall convene and chair the Committee on Resolutions. Receive, review, edit and report on proposals submitted for the consideration of the business meetings of the membership. Conduct hearings on proposals at the business meetings of the membership. Recommend action on proposals to be considered by the business meeting of the membership. Review, update and recommend withdrawal or reaffirmation of proposals which were adopted five years previously.

The Nominations Committee shall consist of six persons serving a 2-year term, three of whom shall be elected annually. No member of the Board of Directors shall serve on the Committee on Nominations. Not more than two members of this committee are to be a member of any one regional.

The Iowa Nurses Foundation Board shall be to initiate, engage in, and contribute to the support of such charitable, educational, literary, and scientific activities as are directly or indirectly related to health or nursing care in the state of Iowa, including but not limited (1) to providing assistance to students of nursing, by furnishing scholarships, loans or grants to individual students based upon need and ability, (2) to provide opportunities for continuing nursing education.

All candidates for office must submit a “Consent to Serve” form and a photo by August 1st to the INA Office. The nominations chair Julie Schilling is also available to answer any questions you may have regarding running for office.  Julie can be reached at

Elections will occur in September and the winners announced at the annual meeting on Friday, October 19th, in Ankeny, IA.