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.

Stephanie McGuire MS, APRN, NP-BC

The Nurses on Boards initiative substantiated my desire to use my nursing experience and expertise to serve my community in ways outside of direct patient care. Serving on the board of the local VNA was a perfect opportunity that I identified through the local United Way “volunteer opportunities” online. Continue Reading

- MS, APRN, NP-BC
Boards: Farmington Valley VNA
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Stacy McNall MSN, RN, IBCLC

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

- MSN, RN, IBCLC
Boards: Spotlight on Kids
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Shannon Stone DNP, RN, CCRN-K, SCRN, NEA-BC, CNML

I became a nurse in 2012 after having been in restaurant management for over ten years. I felt compelled to make a difference in others’ lives after my uncle suffered a fatal hemorrhagic stroke at a young age. As a neuroscience nurse, I realized the potential of nurses educating the community regarding the effects of strokes and the implication of leading unhealthy lifestyles… Continue Reading

- DNP, RN, CCRN-K, SCRN, NEA-BC, CNML
Boards: American Board of Neuroscience Nurses, American Board of Nursing Specialties, Texas Organization of Nurse Executives
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Sarah T Kruger DNP, RN

I have served on many boards since the age of 30. My parents were both community leaders and I followed their guidance and wisdom in how giving back is an essential life journey. Continue Reading

- DNP, RN
Boards: Oakwood Lutheran Homes (Chair) and several other subsidiary boards
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Sandy Severson BSN, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS, CENP, FACH

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
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