Read NOBC’s July News HERE. This month Renae Battié, MN, RN, CNOR shares how NOBC has been responding to the Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity report by tracking (1) the diversity of our applicants and within our database, (2) the acceptance rate of all applicants, and (3) what specific social determinants of health each board of directors impacts in their community. In our Featured Story, Dale H. Steakley, MBA, BSN, RN-BC, LNHA, ASBC, CMSRN, PAC-CSE, PAC-DCT, PAC-NE, ACP/POLST FACILITATOR, explains how creatively combining nursing skills with skills developed outside of healthcare can help augment a nurse’s ability to chart new territory in the boardroom. And finally, check out the Board Readiness Assessment created by the Nurses on Boards 2020 Council and North Carolina Nurses Association.
“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.