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Rural Nurse Organization Call for Nominations

Board of Directors’ Positions Open

The Rural Nurse Organization (RNO) is a national organization of nurses interested in rural health and nursing.  The Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care is our official journal.  Our website is
www.rno.org.  RNO Board of Directors’ meetings are held no less than
every 4 months via conference call or web conference.  Typically, board
meetings are scheduled every other month.

The current open board positions are President-Elect (2 year term),
Secretary (2 year term) and Members at Large #2 (3 year position).
Eligibility requirements are: (A) Be an Individual Member of the RNO,
(B) Able to fulfill the obligations of the elected office, and (C) Hold
no other elected office in RNO.

Please respond to this call for nominations by January 31, 2014 at 5 pm
CST to Angie Bushy at angeline.bushy@ucf.edu and copy: rno@bama.ua.edu.

The President Elect shall:
• In the absence of the President, assume all the duties and have the
authority of the President
• Be a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee
• Succeed the President when the latter is unable to complete the term
of office

The Secretary shall:
• Be a member of the Board of Directors, the Executive and Membership
• Record and distribute the minutes of the meetings to the Board of
• Maintain the documents of the organization.
• Sign all official written meeting minutes.

The Members-at-Large shall:
• Be members of the Board of Directors
• Act as liaisons between members and the Board
• Accept duties as assigned by the President
• Be ex-officio members of the Membership Committee

If you are willing to run for office, please submit the following
1. A statement that you are willing to run for the specific open
position in the RNO.
2. A brief Biosketch in paragraph form (education, positions held etc).

Please send these items via email to Angie Bushy at
angeline.bushy@ucf.edu and copy: rno@bama.ua.edu. with the Subject Line
“RNO Board Nomination”.

2014 International Rural Health and Rural Nursing Conference.


*******Keynote speakers this far include Dr. Wakefield (HRSA), Dr. Gamm (Rural Healthy People 2010 & Texas A&M University), Dr. Judith Kulig (Rural and Remote Health journal editor ), and Dr. Clarann Weinert (MSU professor emerita). Please share the news about the conference with your colleagues.******

Springer Publishing Company is pleased to announce the March 2013 publication of:



Rural Nursing, Fourth


Concepts, Theory, and Practice

Winters, Charlene A.

Pub. Date: 03/28/2013 – ISBN-13: 9780826170859 – 520 pp., Softcover – The fourth edition of the only text to focus on nursing concepts, theory, and practice in rural settings continues to provide comprehensive and evidence-based information to nursing educators, researchers, and policy-makers. The book presents a wealth of new information that expands upon the rural nursing theory base and greatly adds to our understanding of current rural health care issues.  Authored by contributors from the United States, Canada, and Australia, the text examines rural health issues from a national and international perspective.

RNO Connection Newsletter December 2013