Membership Assembly

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The ANA Membership Assembly is the governing and official voting body of the American Nurses Association (ANA). It identifies and discusses issues of concern to members and provides direction to the ANA Board of Directors.

One of the key responsibilities of the ANA Membership Assembly is to determine policy and positions for the Association.  The meeting of the ANA Membership Assembly provides a forum for discussion of critical nursing practice and policy issues and input from a broad cross section of nursing leaders.   

The ANA Membership Assembly is comprised of ANA members who are representatives from ANA’s constituent member organizations (C/SNAs), Individual Member Division (IMD), affiliated organizations, or members of the ANA Board of Directors.  Specifically,

  • A total of 200 representatives, including two representatives elected from each C/SNA and the IMD, and an additional number of representatives elected from each C/SNA and the IMD in accordance with the apportionment policy applicable to representation at the Membership Assembly, reflecting the proportional dues payment made to ANA by the C/SNAs and the IMD, up to a total of 200 representatives; and in a separate pool of representative seats:
  • One representative from each of ANA’s Organizational Affiliates, and
  • The ANA Board of Directors.
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