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.

Nursing is the largest healthcare profession in the world and is the most trusted health care profession in the United States. Who better to serve on a board than someone who represents the largest healthcare profession and one who is highly trusted and respected? Continue Reading

Boards: NCANA Board of Directors
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The voice of the leaders with the closest relationships with patients and understanding of operations is often missing from the boardroom, to the detriment of the companies that could benefit greatly from their insights. Continue Reading

Boards: Carta Healthcare
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I have been participating and becoming active in other organizations so that I can learn how the different organizations work and how the different leaders demonstrate their leadership style.  I want to be able to observe and eventually demonstrate those traits that exemplify a great leader! Continue Reading

Boards: Cleveland Council of Black Nurses
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Kristen Choi PhD, MS, RN

But we bring valuable perspective to the table simply because we are nurses; we have a unique perspective on patients, families, and communities that no other stakeholder has in quite the same way. We need nurses to step up as leaders inside and outside of our field in order to confront the healthcare challenges facing patients and communities. Continue Reading

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K David Bailey PhD, RN, MBA, CCRN-K, NEA-BC, FACHE

Latest evidence suggests that nurse leaders who practice from an authentic perspective make a positive difference on RN satisfaction and retention, patient experience, and the work environment. Leadership is ultimately about the trusting relationships leaders build and nurture with their team members and this is the hallmark of authentic leadership. Continue Reading


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