bylaws_body_400Resolutions & Bylaws Amendments

ENA solicits resolutions and bylaws amendment proposals from ENA members annually. Resolutions and bylaws amendments are brought forth for consideration at the General Assembly, ENA’s annual business meeting.

A resolution is a main motion identifying a topic of importance expressed formally in writing and includes a “Whereas” clauses summarize the reasoning, and “Resolved” clauses identify proposed action to be taken by ENA. Resolutions may be authored and submitted by the ENA Board of Directors, ENA committees, the Journal of Emergency Nursing Editorial Board, a state council or chapter, or by a voting ENA member.

Bylaws are the rules and regulations enacted to provide a framework for the association’s operation and management. A bylaws amendment is a formally written proposal for a main motion. Bylaws amendment proposals may be authored and submitted by any five voting members, the ENA Board of Directors, or any state council.

The 2017 resolutions and bylaws amendment submission deadline has passed, but look for the 2018 call in late 2017.

Reference Materials

Interested in submitting a resolution or bylaws amendment in the future? Check out the resources below to get started.

Questions about the resolution and bylaws amendment process? Contact governance@ena.org.

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