The Reason I Serve

For advice and inspiration, we invite you to read the real life experiences from nurses serving on all types of boards, large and small, local and national, healthcare and non-healthcare related to learn more about their paths to the boardroom.

Vivienne Friday EdD, RN

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Vi-Anne Antrum MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE

My journey to the boardroom was guided by having a mentor outside of nursing at the time, my Chief Operating Officer. He saw a great deal of potential in me and was serving as the ACHE Regent for my area. He invited me to attend the Board of Directors meeting for my local chapter, Healthcare Executive Forum, and sponsored my place on the Board… Continue Reading

- MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Boards: Healthcare Executive Forum, Inc., AMSN Chapter #604, Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology
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Thomas Veeser RN, MS

My first Board was on the American Heart Association. I learned that at the Board level I could influence more directly where an organization put its energy to achieve its mission. I also learned skills and communications that aided me in all activities professionally and personally that allow me to better effect change. Continue Reading

- RN, MS
Boards: Ascension Quality, Gold Cross Ambulance Company, Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Executives, Wisconsin Center for Nursing, Appleton Homeless Connections
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Terence Mason RN, BSN

No voice for staff RNs. Continue Reading

- RN, BSN
Boards: Arizona Emergency Medical Systems
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Sylvia Miller MSN, RN

When ANCL began promoting board membership it made me think about what I could do and contribute to. I got involved in ARIN with projects and I began reaching out to organizations that had a mission I could connect with. When I found Young Audiences, I felt they were an organization I would like to contribute to. Continue Reading

- MSN, RN
Boards: ARIN and Young Audiences Northern California
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