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Apprenticeship Program

Overarching Goals of the Apprenticeship Program

The Nursing (NUR) Assembly’s Apprenticeship Program is designed to provide early career Nursing Assembly members with an opportunity to be directly involved in guiding the future of ATS. Apprentices may serve with either the Program or Planning Committee (descriptions below). Under the mentorship of a committee member, Apprentices will get a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the operations of the Nursing Assembly while developing review skills for evaluation of committee applications and development of committee projects. Apprentices may have the opportunity to ‘graduate’ into full Committee membership in the year following Apprenticeship.

Description of Program Committee

The Program Committee organizes content for the International Conference.

Program Committee Apprentices will participate in the process of designing the International Conference content, learning to evaluate abstract submissions and program Conference sessions.

Description of Planning Committee

The Planning Committee is charged with shaping the long-term strategy of the Assembly, generally through soliciting and sponsoring projects including clinical practice guidelines, position papers, and workshops benefitting both the Assembly and the ATS community.

Planning Committee Apprentices will learn to provide evaluations and reviews of Committee project applications. Apprentices may have the opportunity to assist with the development of accepted project proposals.

Apprenticeship Requirements

Applicants must:

-Program Committee Apprenticeship applicants must have some research experience as evidenced by previous review of scientific abstracts or grant submissions. Research experience is necessary to allow adequate evaluation of scientific abstracts and program proposals.

 -Be in and remain in good standing with the ATS

 -Have attended the International ATS Conference at least once in the recent past

 -Be willing and able to attend the International ATS Conference for two consecutive years

 -Be willing and able to contribute sufficient time monthly to regular conference call meetings

 -Be in a postdoctoral fellowship position or in an early career stage (no more than 3 years on faculty)

 

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