Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about the Nurses on Boards Coalition.
I am honored and excited to serve as the Executive Director in order to improve health in communities across our nation. I am fortunate to work with literally thousands of good people representing various health related organizations as we collaborate to improve health and create more efficient and effective health care systems.
From my own experience first as a nurse, and later as a board director, I know first hand what it means to bring the nursing perspective into the boardroom.
With 3.5 million nurses in our country, nurses represent the largest segment of our healthcare workforce. It simply makes good business sense to have the nursing perspective represented in all places where decisions affecting health are made.
Nurses are well qualified to serve on the boards of any decision-making body, with strategic influence to improve health of communities nationwide. This includes corporate, governmental, non-profit, advisory, governance boards, commissions, panels or task forces that have fiduciary or strategic responsibility.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, much has already been accomplished and momentum is building. Achieving the goal of ensuring at least 10,000 nurses on boards by 2020 will require a groundswell of support from individuals and organizations across the country.
Everyone has a role to play:
- Nurse leaders, please be counted in our database by reporting if you are currently serving on a board, or would like to be considered for a board seat.
- NOBC is funded from private contributions from foundations, corporations, and individuals. Contributions can be made here.
- Ask your employer about inviting a nurse to serve on your organization's board.
- Organizations may join our efforts as members of the coalition, strategic partner, and/or donors and by making a place for a nurse on your board.
Feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how you can join our efforts to improve the health of communities and our nation through nurse leadership in the boardroom.
I look to the future with a bright sense of optimism for the Nurses on Boards Coalition. I envision the day when a nurse leader will be seated at the table on every health related board. Please join us as we work together to make it happen!
Executive Director, Nurses on Boards Coalition
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