MISSOURI COUNCIL ON ADVANCED PRACTICE
The Missouri Council on Advanced Practice (MOCAP) is an organization of
Missouri Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) that operates as an
organizational unit within the formal structure of the Missouri Nurses
Association (MONA). Its mission is to nurture, enhance and promote the role of
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. It includes organized APRN chapters
throughout the state that collaborate within these guidelines to insure that APRNs
have the opportunity to practice professional nursing to the full magnitude of
their educational preparation, knowledge, skills and experience.
The purpose of MOCAP shall be to:
Nurture, enhance and
promote the role of APRNs in their delivery of primary health care in a variety
of clinical settings.
Educate and promote APRNs
as health care policy makers.
opportunities for the professional growth and development of APRNs.
opportunities among members.
interdisciplinary collaboration with other professional groups.
that enhance the visibility of the APRN role in Missouri.
Promote and support APRN
chapters throughout Missouri.
Support the mission
Missouri APRNs who are MONA members are eligible to join MOCAP.
The Chair of the MONA APRN-SIG will serve as the Chair of MOCAP.† The Vice Chair and Secretary shall be appointed
by MOCAP members.† All officers must be
APRNs and have active MONA membership. Officers may be retired APRNs.† APRN Chapter Chair/Presidents or designee
will have one seat on MOCAP.
Chair: The Chair shall
have the following duties:
serve as presiding
officer of the Missouri Council of APRNs meetings
serve as presiding
officer of the Executive Committee
represent APRNs on
the MONA Board of Directors
make all required
appointments of standing committee Chairpersons
perform other duties
The Chair will provide leadership related to achievement of MOCAP goals
and represent MOCAP when MONA CEO requests. The term of office is two years with
a new chair being appointed in odd numbered years. The Missouri Council of
APRNs Chair will represent APRNs on the MONA Board of Directors with a voice
Vice Chair: The Vice Chair
shall assume the duties of the Chair in her or his absence. The Vice Chair
assists the chair as needed and arranges/confirms meeting rooms and
food/beverages for the quarterly meetings. The term of office is two years with
a new Vice Chair be appointed in odd numbered years.
Secretary: The Secretary shall
oversee the proper recording of the proceedings of MOCAP and Executive
Committee meetings and conference calls, disseminate the minutes, post listserv
announcements, serve as a liaison for webpage postings and perform other duties
as assigned. The Secretary will also be responsible for the MOCAP sign-in table
at quarterly meetings, except as provided by MONA staff members.† The term of office is two years and with a
new Secretary being appointed in odd numbered years.
COMPOSITION: The Executive
Committee shall be composed of the Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary. The Chair shall
serve as presiding officer of the Executive Committee. In the absence of the Chair,
the Vice Chair shall preside. The Secretary shall serve as Secretary to the
Executive Committee. A majority of the voting members of the Executive
Committee shall constitute a quorum.
DUTIES: The Executive
Committee shall serve as the governing body of Missouri Council of APRNs. The
Committee is empowered to act in the interim between meetings and must report
any actions taken to the full Council of APRNs. The Committee may adopt rules
and regulations for the conduct of its business. Those rules shall be consistent
with the organizational bylaws of the parent organization, MONA. The Executive
Committee meets, as needed, at the discretion of the Chair in cooperation with
committee members, and may conduct its business by conference call.
NOMINATIONS & APPOINTMENTS
The MONA APRN-SIG Chair, who serve as MOCAP Chair, will be elected
biennially in odd numbered years. The Vice Chair and Secretary will also be
appointed in odd numbered years.
MOCAP will appoint the Vice Chair and Secretary from members of MOCAP. If
the office of Secretary becomes vacant before the end of the term of office,
the Chair, with the agreement of the Executive Committee, can appoint a
replacement so that the business of MOCAP continues, uninterrupted. If the Vice
Chair position becomes vacant prior to the completion of the term, a new
candidate will be appointed at the full Council meeting, by vote of the Council
MOCAP meetings will be held quarterly. The Executive Committee shall
designate the time and place of the meetings which shall be posted on the MONA
website (www.missourinurses.org). The Chair, as necessary, shall call special
meetings with notice sent via the APRN listserv, as soon as possible prior to
the scheduled meeting date. Meetings shall follow Robertís Rules of Order Newly
Revised (current edition). A majority of the voting council members shall
constitute a quorum.†
The Executive Committee may appoint committees annually. Committees may include
Professional Education, Public Relations, Membership, Scholarships/Awards, and
other designated committees. Committees may also be appointed as Ad Hoc. The Chair
shall appoint the chairs of all committees.
The Chair is an
ex-officio member of all committees.
All Committees report
to the Executive Committee.
All Committee Chairs
and members must be members of MONA.
Purpose: ††To increase APRN participation in activities
by bringing together members who have common interests or pursuits. Interests
may include, but are not limited to, geographical location, continuing
education, workplace or other professional issues.†
Membership in a Chapter is open to all APRNs.
Meetings are held at times and locations convenient to participants and may
be posted on the MONA website and MONA events may be posted on Chapter websites.
Meetings may be open to non-members of MONA.
Each Chapter Chair or designee must attempt to attend regularly scheduled
Missouri Council of APRNs meetings.
Each Chapter should have a Chair who oversees the Chapterís activities
and a Secretary who records Chapter proceedings.
If the Chapter Chair is not a MONA member, the Chapter must select a designee
who is a MONA member.
The Chapter Chair/President or designee will be allowed one vote on MOCAP.
Chapters may engage in independent fundraising projects for the
discretionary support of Chapter activities.
MOCAP Responsibilities to MONA
Provide MONA CEO with a copy of any suggested revisions to current
operational guidelines, for review, feedback, and MONA Board of Directors
The MOCAPís Secretary shall forward the names and addresses of all Chapter
officers and MOCAP representatives immediately following their election or
appointment to the MONA Office Services Coordinator.
Provide the MONA Office an events calendar of all meetings and/or events
of the various chapters for publication on the MONA website.
Submit an annual report to MONA listing goals, activities, outcomes and
The MOCAP Chair will represent the APRNs on the MONA Board of Directors.
If MOCAP dissolves at any time, any assets shall go to the Missouri
The rules contained in Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (current
edition) shall govern the decisions of MOCAP at all levels of the organization
in all cases where they do not conflict with the adopted policies and
The Executive Committee may recommend amendments. †A majority vote of MOCAP members present at
any meeting will ratify proposed amendments to these guidelines which will be forwarded
to the MONA Board of Directors for approval.
Approved by MONA Board 12/11/09