What is a parliamentary procedure and why is it important? It is a set of rules for conduct at meetings, that allows everyone to be heard and to make decisions without confusion. Parliamentary procedure is a time-tested method of conducting business at meetings and public gatherings which can be adapted to fit the needs of any organization.
Lola Fehr, MSN, RN, CAE, RP, FAAN, the NSNA parliamentarian, is here to interpret Robert’s Rules of Order and help you understand bylaws and policies. See Convention Program Book for the availability of times to consult with Parliamentarian.
To participate effectively in the proceedings of the House of Delegates, each delegate needs to be familiar with the fundamental rules of parliamentary procedure. These rules enable the delegates to transact business with the least possible friction, with expediency and efficiency, and in a manner fair to all.