The Nurses On Boards Coalition (NOBC) is deeply grateful and proud of nurses all across the country for their dedication, service and sacrifice during the COVID-19 pandemic. We honor all nurses, medical professionals, staff and volunteers serving on the frontlines and those supporting them behind the scenes in their local communities. NOBC is committed and available to support our members, partners, nurses and community members. Please contact us at if we can help you in any way. Especially now, we thank you for your interest, support and engagement in support of our mission. We hope you and those you hold close are protected, safe and healthy in the coming days.

Message from NOBC Board Chair and Executive Director

“2021-Moving Forward, Making an Impact!” A Leadership Message from Pam Rudisill, NOBC Board Chair and Laurie Benson, NOBC Executive Director

As we greet the new year, it gives us renewed hope, energy, and optimism about what’s possible through nursing leadership!  All of us have our own experiences and memories from last year that will affect us for years to come.  We all faced strong headwinds that weren’t in the forecast.  It would have been easy to get discouraged, fatigued, or stalled out.  Yet through your resolve, courage, innovation, and determination, you consistently found a way to “step over” the barriers, “step up” to the challenges and “step out” into the world to make a difference!

On January 19, 2021, NOBC achieved our key strategy as envisioned by our founders, 10,000 board seats filled by nurses!  This is a proud collective accomplishment, made possible by nurses serving in communities across our nation.  Thank you for your support, hard work, and encouragement over the years, we could not have achieved this historic milestone without you!  This gives us the opportunity to leverage this key milestone to create even more new board opportunities for nurses to serve.

So, what’s next for NOBC?

In 2021, NOBC will leverage our momentum to move forward and make an impact.With over 21,800 individual nurses registered in our database, we now turn our attention to providing new strategic and diverse board opportunities, helping each nurse prepare and pursue board opportunities that are a good fit for your skills, experience, qualifications, and passion, and measuring the individual and collective impact of nurses serving on boards.

Planning for our future:

As NOBC continues to evolve, we look forward to conducting our strategic planning session in June 2021, to align with the findings of the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 report.  Building on the vision of our founders, we will continue to model our foundational guiding principles of collaboration with diverse national nursing association members, healthcare and business strategic partners, sponsors, and state contacts, who share our commitment to improve health for all.

Success doesn’t happen in neutral!  Our 2021 NOBC News themes are all action oriented!  Don’t wait for opportunities to come to you, please consider where you can insert yourself right now to raise your leadership voice in new ways to improve health in the communities where you live and work.

Thank you for joining us on this journey.  Together, we will lead the way to a brighter future through our daily leadership in service to others.  Your active engagement is our motivation and our inspiration.  With your support, NOBC will boldly face the future with high hopes, confidence, and grace, always mindful of our founders’ vision and the importance of elevating others along the way.  

In gratitude,      

Pam Rudisill, DNP, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FAAN, FAONL   
NOBC Board Chair

Laurie Benson, BSN 
NOBC Executive Director

Nurses on Boards Coalition