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.

Ann Petersen-Smith PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC

Your movement got me started. I spent 6 years on the NAPNAP Executive Board and many years on my local NAPNAP board. While on the Exec Board this program started. I have also been on my local chapter for STTI. Continue Reading

- PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC
Boards: The Colorado State Board of Psychologist Examiners
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Amy McCarthy MSN, RNC-MNN, NE-BC

This experience allowed me to understand nursing, not just at the bedside, but on a local, state and national level. This experience inspired me to be a better nurse, patient advocate and leader. Continue Reading

- MSN, RNC-MNN, NE-BC
Boards: DFW Great 100 Nurses (President-Elect), Texas Action Coalition (Communications Lead), Nurses on Boards Coalition (Board Member, representing the Texas Action Coalition)
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Amy Bruce MSN, RN, ME-BC

I was inspired to seek a board position because of my passion for health policy change. I want to help change the healthcare system to provide more optimal outcomes for the residents of WV. Continue Reading

- MSN, RN, ME-BC
Boards: WVLN, Arthritis Foundation
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Alexis Koenig EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, CCHP

I was once on the NJHA board when the IOM came out in 2010 to influence nursing and to push nurses to use their education/experience and brains! Continue Reading

- EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, CCHP
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