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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.

Cynthia Candow MSN, RN, CMSRN

Being a nurse for 20 years, I am ready to give back and serve the community with a unique perspective in a way not available in the hospital. Continue Reading


Cecily Byron DNP, RN-BC

As a nurse in the boardroom, I can bring to the table a wide range of skills that include a holistic approach to problem solving and strategic planning, critical thinking, quality and process improvement, communications, and human resource management. Continue Reading


Carolyn Ewell MS, APRN, FNP-BC

I really can’t seem to keep my mouth shut, so people find out about my views! Seriously, you have to make contacts, reach out to people, and be willing to step up and volunteer. Continue Reading

Boards: Utah Nurses Association, Duchesne County Children's Justice Center
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Carol Boswell Ed.D., RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN

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

Boards: Permian Regional Medical Center; Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council
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Candace (Candy) Campbell DNP, RN, CNL, CEP, FNAP

Nurses serve to make a difference and change lives for the good. The first opportunity was as an author when AWHONN approached me to be on the Editorial Board of Advisors for two magazines after one of my articles was published; I was eager to assist in writing for the professional and consumer magazines to create more info for nurses and the public. Continue Reading

Boards: AWHONN (editorial); National Speakers Association (NorCal President)
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