It is an honor and privilege to run for President of the
Iowa Nurses Association (INA). I believe that INA provides a voice for all
nurses in Iowa. There are significant changes occurring in health care law, and
it is essential that INA advocate for the practice of Iowa nurses to ensure
safe, effective care for individuals in our communities. As your President, I
will work closely with our Board, staff, and members to ensure that our
collective voices are heard. Over the past year and a half the INA Board has
developed a new strategic plan for success, with focus on growing a robust
membership reflective of the diversity of nurses in Iowa, and I would like to
continue to be part of this exciting process. I will work hard to promote the
mission of INA, build relationships with key stakeholders in Iowa to advance
the power of nursing and our association, and increase membership.
I have maintained an active role in INA for many years.
First, as a board representative for Region 1, Region 1 president, state
Vice-President, and for the past year have served as the INA President. My
experience as a staff nurse in a hospital, nurse leader in Home Health and
Hospice, and a nurse educator have provided me with an in depth understanding
of the changing health care environment and the challenges that the profession
of nursing is facing. My present nursing position is as an Assistant Professor
for Chamberlain University’s online graduate nursing program.
I am excited to run for the position of INA President and if
elected, will work hard to contribute my knowledge and experience to this
Jann Ricklefs, RN, MSN, PhD, CNE