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 had a terminally ill epileptic child who was take 5 FDA approved anti-seizure medications and a vagal nerve stimulator. These medications were causing his liver functions to elevate and his heart to enlarge while still having up to 15 seizures a day that could last up to 6 minutes without breathing. I would have to bag him until the EMS arrived about once every 1 to 2 weeks. He was usually in the hospital for a week or so for aspiration pneumonia once every 6-8 weeks… Continue Reading
Boards: Disability Party Medical Adviser, Hoosier Veterans for Medical Cannabis District 5 Leader, Higher Fellowship Medical Adviser, The National Chronic Pancreatitis Support Network Medical Adviser
Outside of my love for the nursing profession, I have a passion for music and music education. I was a music teacher prior to attending nursing school, so this is my way of staying connected to my music passion. Continue Reading
Initially when I sought the board position with our hospital district, my reason was to be able to address the health concerns of a county hospital move into the hospital district format. Many community issues were happening which lead me to the believe that a health care provider was needed on the board to provide a different focus for the board of directors… Continue Reading
- Ed.D., RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
Boards: Permian Regional Medical Center; Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council
“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.