Agenda Planning Committee (APC)
Works hard every year to pull off a fantastic conference! This is the group that deals with all aspects of the conference planning.
Working towards more consistency in approach and looking to unify and expand Christian Science nursing education, so that it meets individual needs as fully as possible. This committee has also worked to produce a standard for training across the board, rolled out at the 2017 AOCSN conference, and consists of two documents outlining an agreed upon set of topics and standards for each level, as well as a breakdown of the contents of the topics. The committee has been embracing new and old approaches to training, as well as supporting the international training work going on in the field.
Leadership Support Committee (LSC)
An active group that supports new people in leadership positions (i.e. EDs and DCSNs) in our member organizations. We meet regularly and cover tips and best practices, and field questions from organizational leaders who are building experience in their roles.
Metaphysical Support Committee for Sustainability
This committee provides prayerful support for the Christian Science Nursing ministry as it relates to our member organizations. It meets monthly and metaphysically addresses issues raised by the group and the AOCSN Executive Committee.
RNHCI (Religious Nonmedical Health Care Institutions) Committee
Meetings are the second Monday of every month and open to anyone in AOCSN who wishes to attend. Though the group began in order to support RNHCIs (Medicare providers), we have attendees that are not RNHCIs. They find it helpful to have a resource for understanding new/updated regulations and how other Christian Science nursing organizations are successfully navigating the many compliance issues of today.
This committee serves the interests of trustees and board members. It is responsible for planning the trustee breakout sessions for the biennial AOCSN conference. In addition, the committee develops training resources and offers several online presentations and town hall meetings for trustees each year to facilitate constructive communication and collaboration among trustees, to foster best practices in their own organizations, and to enable trustees to work as a group with other sectors of the CS nursing field for the advancement of CS nursing.