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 served as a volunteer on the education and steering committees of the organization I was passionate about, when a call went out for new board members to apply. I wanted to be more involved in the organization and applied. Continue Reading
- DNP, MSN, FNP
Boards: Breastfeed LA, the breastfeeding task force of greater Los Angeles
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
In my role as a nursing leader I have presented data to many hospital and health system boards and now I work at the hospital association level and work with many senior executives and trustees. I have extensive experience in educating executives on value based purchasing and how to understand the shortfalls and strengths of quality measurement and reporting… Continue Reading
- BSN, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS, CENP, FACH
Boards: Arizona Action Coalition, Arizona Organizations of Nurse Executives, Carver Estates Home Association; Attorney General Healthcare Advisory Board
“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.