The Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 1993. FNINR’s mission is to provide resources to support nursing research and advance the mission of the NINR. The Friends seek to support research-based nursing practice by educating nursing professionals and the public about the advances made through nursing research and its benefits to patients, families, the community and the delivery of health care.

FNINR is seeking nominations for Board of Director positions, with terms to begin January 1, 2023. FNINR Directors serve two-year terms and are eligible for re-election for up to two successive terms. These are self-nominations. Any questions about board service or the nominating process should be sent to FNINR Executive Director Liz Fossett at [email protected].


  • Directors are expected to participate in at least one in-person Board Meetings and two Board Conference Calls per fiscal year.
  • Directors are expected to serve on at least one FNINR Committee or Subcommittee each year of their Board term.
  • Directors are expected to make a $500 contribution to FNINR on an annual basis.


  • Completion of Application Form
  • Submission of Curriculum Vitae
  • 100 word essay - Share the contributions you could make to the FNINR Board and why you would be a good choice


  • July 29, 2022 – Deadline for completed application form with CV, and essay.
  • August 4, 2022 - FNINR Nominating Committee will review all completed nomination packets and develop Slate of Nominees.
  • September 1, 2022 - FNINR Board of Directors to appoint new Board members.
  • September 15, 2022 - FNINR will notify those elected to the Board.
  • January 1, 2023 – Board term and orientation begins.

The Nomination Period is Now Closed - Thank You For Your Interest!