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.
I am a huge supporter of the IOM Future of Nursing I truly feel that what we have as nurses to contribute is a unique knowledge base of skills. Serving on a board is crucial to this! I have served on the board of The Ohio Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization and have found it very rewarding. I’m very much a strategist – I love big sky thinking and challenging the status quo. Serving on a board has allowed me to meet others who feel the same way and who are looking for an opportunity to do so in community! Continue Reading
“Board service can be rewarding to nurses both personally and professionally. It not only requires them to exercise leadership; it expands those skills and advances their capabilities and knowledge. It gives nurses the chance to meet people and enhance their professional networks. And it can be inspirational and empowering.” -Sue Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) represents national nursing and other organizations working to build healthier communities in America by increasing nurses’ presence on corporate, health-related, and other boards, panels, and commissions.