NLN Nominations

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NLN Board of Governors

The NLN Board of Governors is a diverse group of individuals who share the NLN’s mission and goals. Members of the board assume significant responsibilities for all aspects of the organization – shaping our vision, developing our policies, advancing our mission and goals, and ensuring our growth.

  • Available positions: One Secretary; One Governor-at-Large
  • Time commitment: The Board of Governors meets three times per year and may have additional conference calls.
  • Requirements: Must hold agency or individual membership. Information about basic board responsibilities is available here.

NLN Certification Commission

The NLN Certification Commission oversees and supervises the NLN Academic Nurse Educator Certification Program. The commission serves as a semi-autonomous body within the NLN. Among other authorities, the commission is solely responsible for all certification program policies and decisions related to: certification and recertification eligibility standards; examinations and other assessment instruments; budget development, and overall program planning. All policies and procedures for the certification program shall be determined by the Certification Commission.

  • Available positions: Two NLN Certification Commissioners

NLN Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee reviews all applications received for the open positions, and then prepares a slate of candidates for election each year.

  • Available positions: Two NLN Committee Members
  • Time commitment: Nominations Committee members have at least one meeting and one conference call per year.
  • Requirements: Must hold agency or individual membership.


The deadline to submit an application is January 22, 2022. The Nominations committee will evaluate all applications and choose the candidates for the 2022 ballot. Those who are selected for the ballot will be notified before April 15, 2022. NLN elections will take place between May - July 2022. All elected candidates should be ready and able to take office during the Annual Business Meeting at the NLN Education Summit in Las Vegas in September 2022.