Ad Hoc Website Committee
Established in 2016 when the EC decided that the website should be updated, and a committee was put together in order to work this through and get the new site up and running. After 2017’s conference, it was decided to expand the role of this committee to include finding ways to engage the whole of AOCSN with the site and use the Members Portal (previously the VRC) for file sharing, information, surveys, voting, and meetings. Its remit is also to promote the website’s use for the organization’s outreach and development and ensure that it is known and used.
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.
Key Position Mentoring Committee (KPMC)
An active group that supports new people in key positions (i.e. EDs and DCSNs) in our member organizations. The amount of work that goes into each mentoring ‘job’ depends on the needs of the new person and sometimes the mentor is there just in case the individual has questions. The KPMC assigns mentors who are in the same job position in a similar organization wherever possible so that their experience is relevant.
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 quarterly as a rule and metaphysically addresses issues raised by the group and the AOCSN Executive Committee.
Third Party Payer Committee (TPPC)
Works directly with payers to support our member organizations who are paid through third party payers, such as Medicare, Medicaid and other insurance companies. This is a committee whose members are representatives from the organizations that accept third party payments.
Established in 2017 in order to engage the trustees more in the work of AOCSN. It came out of the 2016 conference and initially was put together to plan the breakout sessions for 2017’s conference. This is now the goal of the committee moving forward.