Reshaping ANNA for the Future

Note: The membership approved changes to ANNA's governance structure in January 2013.

Road to SuccessEffectively Representing Our Membership and Advancing Nephrology Nursing Practice

For more than 30 years, the ANNA regional governance structure has served the Association well. With the advent of the Internet, consolidation of providers, and the advances in technology, it is time to reconsider this structure. ANNA must focus on what our members do, and how we can help them do it better, rather than where they live. To more effectively represent our membership and to advance the practice of nephrology nursing, ANNA proposed changes to its basic governance structure. During the 2012-2013 elections, ANNA members approved these revisions to ANNA's Bylaws.

This page is designed to serve as an information resource to members. Please review the items below for more information regarding the evolution of the proposal to move to a nationally based governance structure and the implications for the future of the association.

The ANNA Board of Directors is excited about the opportunities to more effectively serve our members and advance our mission.


Bylaws Amendment

The following document provides a side-by-side look at the changes to the ANNA Bylaws.

Bylaws Amendments [PDF] ~ Approved January 2013


Additional Information and Resources Regarding Governance Restructure

Proposal to Amend the ANNA Bylaws to Change from a Regional to a National Structure [PDF]
This document outlines the discussion and background for restructuring, benefits, implementation, financial considerations, and next steps.

Q & A about the Governance Restructuring [PDF]
This document addresses possible questions members may have regarding the proposed governance structure.

Nursing Organizations Alliance Members Governance Structure [PDF]
This document provides information regarding the governance structure of other national nursing organizations.

Answers to Questions Submitted by 2012 National Symposium Attendees [PDF]
This document provides answers to questions regarding the governance restructuring that were submitted by attendees at ANNA's National Symposium in Orlando (April 29-May 2, 2012).