NOBC News May 2024 – Celebrating a Decade of Impact: The Nursing Perspective

Read NOBC’s May News HERE. This month, Colleen Morley-Grabowski, DNP, RN, CCM, CMAC, CMGT-BC, CMCN, ACM-RN, IQCI, FCM, FAACM discusses the nursing perspective while celebrating the synergies between the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) and NOBC in promoting nurse leadership on boards. In our Featured Story, Pamela Thompson, MS, RN, FAAN, explains why sharing the nursing perspective on a ...

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NOBC News April 2024 – Celebrating a Decade of Impact: Volunteer Powered

Read NOBC’s April News HERE. This month, Linda Thomas PhD, APRN, FNP-C, AHN-BC, NPD-BC, CCRN, CHTP/I, HTAP celebrates Holistic nurse leaders, and shares that she is still astounded by the way nurses everywhere volunteer their time and mental energy to support and advocate for others, especially on boards of directors. In our Featured Story, Lisa Sundean shares how her recent ...

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NOBC News March 2024 – Celebrating a Decade of Impact: Collaborative Design

Read NOBC’s March News HERE. This month, Jami S. Brown, DHEd, MSN, RN, CNN pays homage to National Kidney Month as she emphasizes the importance of collaboration in board service and problem solving. In our Featured Story, Josie Veal, NP shares how the connections she has made through Military Service, as a Nurse, and as Board Member have fueled her ...

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NOBC News February 2024: A Heart for Community

Read NOBC’s February News HERE. This month, Laurie Benson, BSN (NOBC's Executive Director) shares that meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships are the solid foundation on which NOBC was built. She writes: "From start-up to lasting sustainability, our reach, scale, and impact have grown exponentially. While it is important to have clear strategies, it is daring and caring people who do ...

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NOBC News January 2024 – Celebrating a Decade of Impact: Intentional Beginnings

            Read NOBC’s January News HERE. NOBC turns 10 this year! And there is no better way to begin this year of celebration than with a message from NOBC's founders, Sue Hassmiller and Alicia Georges, who share their reflections on NOBC's earliest days. In our Featured Story, Barbara Jacobs, MSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC shares why hospital ...

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NOBC News December 2023 – Creating the Future Together

Read NOBC’s December News HERE. This month Kimberly Ann Cleveland, PhD., JD, RN, C-MBC, C-MPC reflects on 2023 and her 2-year term as NOBC Board Chair. She reminds us that, "At a time when every decision is complex, providing the power of the voice of nursing in the board room is essential. This is the voice that quells the spirit ...

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NOBC News November 2023 – Open to Opportunity

Read NOBC’s November News HERE. This month Sarah M. Killian, DNP, RN, NEA-BC outlines three essential aspects of being “Open to Opportunity". She urges nurses to embrace innovation, collaborate and network, and advocate for the nursing profession. In our Featured Story, Cris Pinzon, MSNEd, MPH RN shares how she integrates board service awareness into her teaching, generating inspiration and opportunities ...

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NOBC News October 2023 – Seeking Fresh Perspectives

Read NOBC’s October News HERE. This month Kenya Williams, EdD, MBA, MSN, RN, RP, CAE, FNYAM explains why it is essential for nurses to seek fresh perspectives and embrace change. She urges nurses to be open, bold, and fiercely mentor nursing students and new nurses to actively pursue leadership and board positions. In our Featured Story, Holly Kapusinski, MSN, RN, ...

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NOBC News September 2023 – Welcoming Transitions

Read NOBC’s September News HERE. This month Cole Edmonson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAONL, FNAP, FAAN explains why having the right perspective on change and the right combination of transition management skills are necessary for nurses to be able to manage the new changes and disruptions that challenge the healthcare system. In our Featured Story, Berthilde Dufrene, DNP, MSNEd, BSN, ...

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NOBC News August 2023 – Renewing your Mind and Spirit

Read NOBC’s August News HERE. This month Mary Dickow, MPA, FAAN discusses how, as leaders, in addition to fostering the mission of NOBC, we also have a responsibility to role model the notion of finding moments of solace in the midst of our busy lives. She asks the question, "How often do we truly pause, take time to reflect, and ...

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NOBC News July 2023 – Charting New Territory

Read NOBC’s July News HERE. This month Renae Battié, MN, RN, CNOR shares how NOBC has been responding to the Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity report by tracking (1) the diversity of our applicants and within our database, (2) the acceptance rate of all applicants, and (3) what specific social determinants of health each ...

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NOBC News June 2023 – Moving the Needle

Read NOBC’s June News HERE. This month Nancy Mannion DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN reflects on the annual face-to-face NOBC Board of Directors meeting on June 9th. In our Featured Story, Aysha Kuhlor, BA, RN, PAC-NE shares how collaboration and teamwork move the needle forward in the boardroom. And finally, as a NOBC Strategic Partner, Diligent is pleased to offer all ...

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NOBC News May 2023 – Imagining the Possibilities

Read NOBC’s May News HERE. This month Pamela Rudisill, DNP, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FAAN, FAONL describes the incredible outcome of the inaugural NOBC Value Survey as a part of the “Strengthening Nurses’ Voices to Improve Health Equity: A Community-based Approach Survey,” initiative. In our Featured Story, Mary Therriault, MS, RN shares how preparing for board service (long before she knew she ...

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NOBC News April 2023 – Forward Thinking

Read NOBC’s April News HERE. This month Colleen Morley, DNP, RN, CCM, CMAC, CMCN, ACM-RN, FCM explains what "forward thinking" means to her: positioning ourselves well for a future we cannot predict, while at the same time striving to create the future that we want. In our Featured Story, Connie Jastremski, RN, MS, MBA, ANP shares how board service helps ...

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NOBC News March 2023 – Removing Barriers

Read NOBC’s March News HERE. This month Kimberly Harper, MS, RN, FAAN shares some exciting news: NOBC has been awarded an innovative grant from the American Nurses Foundation for our project, “Supporting Underrepresented Nurses for Successful Board Service”. In our Featured Story, D'Ann Somerall, DNP, MAEd, CRNP, FNP-BC, FAANP shares why breaking down barriers to foster boardroom collaboration is so ...

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NOBC News February 2023 – Generating New Ideas

      Read NOBC’s February News HERE. This month Sherrie Dornberger, RN, CDONA, IP-BC, AS-BC, CALN, CDP, GDCN, EFLA, CADDCT, FACDONA shares why exposure to board service in general is a critical part of increasing the number of nurses on boards. In our Featured Story, NOBC News Editor Samantha Beaver, MA shares a new linguistic perspective on the language ...

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NOBC News January 2023 – Initiating Innovation

        Read NOBC’s January News HERE. This month Kimberly Cleveland, PHD, JD, MSN, RN, C-MBC, C-MPC and Laurie Benson, BSN share a specific example of nursing leadership in action, embracing the opportunity to innovate through collaboration to advance health equity through the following announcement: The Nurses on Boards Coalition Receives $49,500 Award to Advance Health Equity Through ...

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NOBC News November 2022 – Magnifying Diversity

  Read NOBC’s November News HERE. This month Martha A, Dawson, DNP, MSN, RN, FAAN, FACHE reminds us that: "Magnifying diversity begins with each individual, but when we work collectively, we achieve more, influence greater change, and shape the future landscape of our country and profession." In our Featured Story, Michelle Bester, OHNP, explains why seeing yourself as representing the ...

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NOBC News October 2022 – Expanding Minds

NOBC News October 2022 - Expanding Minds   Read NOBC’s October News HERE. This month Mary Alexander, MA, RN, CRNI®, CAE, FAAN encourages us to continue to expand our minds, our leadership skills, and our networks through board service. In our Featured Story, Peggy Ann Berry, PhD, MSN, BSN, COHN-S, CLE, FAAOHN, demonstrates how learning to apply your skills as ...

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NOBC News September 2022 – Aiding Advancement

  Read NOBC’s September News HERE. This month Nancy Mannion DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN shares how board service advances the nursing profession, the communities we live in, and the individual nurse. In our Featured Story, Susan K. Chrostowski, DNP, APRN, ANP-C, shares why advocacy in the board room is critical for the advancement of all nurses. Finally, check out our ...

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NOBC News August 2022 – Proliferating Positivity

Read NOBC’s August News HERE. This month Jane Foote EdD, MSN, RN, CNE asks (and answers!) the question, "As a nurse who serves both on a professional association board, as well as local community boards, what positive influences might I have and what can I offer others?" In our Featured Story, we introduce The Nursing Beat, a leading digital healthcare ...

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NOBC News July 2022 – Rising Up

Read NOBC’s July News HERE. This month Donna Meyer, MSN, RN, ANEF, FAADN, FAAN reflects on the history of NOBC and reminds us that, "Through board service, we can help each other rise up." In our Featured Story, Cheryl L. Fattibene DNP, MSN, MPH, CRNP shares how her role as board member allowed her to advocate for a mentorship program ...

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NOBC News June 2022 – Thoughtful Thriving

        Read NOBC’s June News HERE. This month Rita Wray, RN, BC, MBA, FAAN challenges us to consider: "You already help your patients and employees thrive everyday. How can you thoughtfully extend that practice to the larger community around you through board service?" In our Featured Story, Patricia Hensley, DNP, RN shares why nurses are uniquely qualified ...

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NOBC News May 2022 – Evolving Ideas

Read NOBC’s May News HERE. This month, hear from Laura Benson, RN, MS, ANP of the Oncology Nursing Foundation, on why nurses are the best candidates for generating new ideas in the board room. In our Featured Story, Judith M. Scott, PhD, RN shares how her own experience in the board room as a nurse has evolved her thinking about ...

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NOBC News April 2022 – Spreading Support

Read NOBC’s April News HERE. This month, hear from Jami S. Brown, DHEd, MSN, RN, CNN of the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA), on how to support nurses (even when you might be in need of support yourself!). In our Featured Story, MaryAnne P. Shannon, PhD, MSN, BSN, GCNS-BC, RN, explains how she supports her community and fellow nurses through ...

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NOBC News March 2022 – Extending Encouragement

Read NOBC’s March News HERE. This month, hear from NOBC Leader Roxane Raffin Chan, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, President of the American Holistic Nurses Association, on encouraging individuals through uncertainty. In our Featured Story, Debra A. Kosko, DNP, MN, FNP-BC, FAANP, explains the importance of the nursing perspective for decision-making on boards. Finally, read our special announcement congratulating NOBC's newest scholarship ...

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NOBC News February 2022 – Broadening Our Reach

Read NOBC’s February News HERE. This month, hear from Adrianna Nava, PhD, MPA, MSN, RN, President of National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), on skills needed to broaden our reach, along with Angela Wright, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC's story about nurses reach across the globe. Finally, a special NOBC board placement celebration with Teal-Bio!

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NOBC News January 2022 – Planting for Success

Read NOBC’s January News HERE. This month, hear from Kimberley Cleveland, PhD(C), JD, MSN, RN, C-MBC, C-MPC, NOBC Board Chair, on NOBC's strategic imperatives, along with Trish Richardson, MSN, BSBA, RN, NE-BC, CMSRN’s story about the seeds of board service success. Finally, recognition of over 20 NOBC Member Organizations, Affiliates, Strategic Partners, Sponsors and Grantors - Thank you!

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NOBC December News-Reflecting on Your Journey

Read NOBC's December News HERE. This month, hear from Pamela Rudisill, DNP, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FAAN, NOBC Board Chair, on her relfections of NOBC in 2021, along with Jean Ross's story on her board service on an Age Friendly Committee. Finally, a career opportunity with NOBC!

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NOBC November News- Trusting Your Potential

Read NOBC's November News HERE. This month, hear from Jana Bailey, MSN, APRN, CRNA, on how to trust your potential, along with Mary Rotunno's story on how her nursing background makes an impact on the healthcare and pharma boards she serves on. Finally, check out an NOBC resource, part of the Lippincott NursingCenter Podcast Series, featuring Lisa Kreeger, PhD, RN, ...

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NOBC October News – Overcoming Challenges

Read NOBC's October News HERE. This month, hear Melanie Prince, MSS, MSN, BSN, RN, NE-BC, CCM, FAAN, CMSA President, on how to transform challenges into celebrations, along with Michelle J Kidd's story on how to overcome imposter syndrome in board service. Finally, check out an NOBC resource on The Impact and Importance of Nursing. The image in Melanie Prince's Leadership ...

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NOBC September News – Embracing Opportunity

Read NOBC’s September News HERE. This month, hear from Blake Smith, MSN RN, on how nurses can overcome fear of opportunities and learn which opportunities to take and when to say no, along with Gina Thomas' story on how her nursing experience helps her create new perspectives and priorities in the boardroom. Finally, check out an NOBC resource on Projecting ...

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NOBC News August 2021 – Enjoying the Hustle

Read NOBC’s August News HERE. This month, hear from Cyndy Krening, MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM on how nurses can use their "hustle" to make things happen on their own terms, along with Kris Carlson's story on how approaching board leadership with a team mindset helps highlight value each member brings to the boardroom. Finally, check out an NOBC resource on Leading ...

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NOBC News July 2021 – Seeking Alignment

Read NOBC’s July News HERE. This month, hear from Shirley Orr, MHS, APRN, NEA-BC on how nurses can influence changes in health equity by focusing on the social determinants of health, along with Melanie F. Ham's story on how being a nurse serving on a board can bring multi-focal perspective to the work being done. Finally, check out an NOBC ...

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NOBC News June 2021 – Stretching Limits

Read NOBC’s June News HERE. This month, hear from Suzanne Miyamoto, PhD, RN, FAAN, on how being aware of your self-imposed limitations can help you push towards positive change, along with Andrea Teitel's story on how being a nurse serving on a board has encouraged fellow board members to stretch their limits. Finally, check out an NOBC resource on Empowering ...

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NOBC News May 2021 – Defining Progress

Read NOBC’s May News HERE. This month, hear from Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN, on how nurses play a vital role in addressing the social determinants of health and the role it plays in effecting social justice, along with Rivka Gross' (Mobella Health) perspective on nursing's impact on progress in entrepreneurship. Finally, check out an NOBC resource on The ...

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NOBC News April 2021 – Practicing Balance

Read NOBC’s April News HERE. This month, hear from Jillian Bird, MSN, RN, on how small acts of mindfulness throughout the day can provide respite and connection in the most chaotic of times, along with Sharon Burch’s (New Directions for Nurses; Hawaii Yoga Institute) perspective on board leadership. Finally, check out an NOBC resource on Age-Friendly Communities and Gerontological Nursing.

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NOBC News March 2021 – Taking Action

Read March's NOBC News HERE.This month's news includes a letter from Diane Mancino, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN, Executive Director, National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA); a featured story about serving on your local school board; and a helpful article about non-profit board service from Board Source. Click the link above to read!

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NOBC News February 2021 – Preparing for your Journey

Read NOBC's February News HERE. This month, hear from Amy McCarthy MSN, RNC-MNN, NE-BC on how to prepare for your nursing leadership journey, along with Craig Edison's ( UnitedHealth Group) journey to the boardroom, where he now brings passion and skill to preserving woodlands. Finally, check out some of NOBC's favorite resources for board readiness - linked in our resources ...

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