FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | March 8, 2017
Nurses on Boards Coalition
SILVER SPRING, MD – The Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC), an organization committed to building healthier communities through the service of nurses on all types of boards, has announced today that Capella University has become a founding strategic partner.
NOBC’s intent is to ensure that at least 10,000 nurses are on boards by 2020, as well as to raise awareness that all boards would benefit from nurses’ unique perspectives to achieve improved health and efficient and effective health care systems at the local, state and national levels. NOBC was created in response to the landmark 2010 Institute of Medicine report on the need for nurses to take a greater role in America’s increasingly complex health care system.
“We join our colleagues at the Nurses on Boards Coalition to support advocacy for the appointment of nurses to the highest level of governance in health care organizations and policymaking bodies,” said F. Patrick Robinson, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Capella University. “We are honored to support NOBC and its efforts to improve health and the quality and efficiency of our health care system.”
“NOBC is pleased to partner with Capella University to provide greater reach to nurse leaders as they consider and prepare for board service. Their innovative approaches to education will provide new ways for nurse leaders to prepare and contribute as valuable board members on all types of boards,” said Kimberly J. Harper, MS, RN, CEO, Indiana Center for Nursing; nursing lead, Indiana Action Coalition-National Future of Nursing Campaign for Action; and NOBC national co-chair.