The Nurses On Boards Coalition (NOBC) is deeply grateful and proud of nurses all across the country for their dedication, service and sacrifice during the COVID-19 pandemic. We honor all nurses, medical professionals, staff and volunteers serving on the frontlines and those supporting them behind the scenes in their local communities. NOBC is committed and available to support our members, partners, nurses and community members. Please contact us at if we can help you in any way. Especially now, we thank you for your interest, support and engagement in support of our mission. We hope you and those you hold close are protected, safe and healthy in the coming days.


Nurses make a unique contribution to achieving the goals of improved health and efficient and effective health care systems at the local, state and national levels. Our goal is to build healthier communities in America by increasing nurses’ presence on corporate, health-related, and other boards, panels, and commissions. The following articles further support the value of nurse leadership.  For additional resources, please select ‘For Nurses’ or ‘For Organizations’ above.

The Governance Institute BoardRoom Press articles:

Nursing Economics: Importance of Nurses on Boards

  • Harper, K.J., Brewington, J.G. (2022, January/February), Diverse Leadership Needed for a Changing WorldNursing Economic$, 40(1), 46-48.
  • Harper, K. J., & Benson, L. S. (2020, November/December). Are you ready for Board Service? Identifying key competencies and discovering your path to the boardroom. Nursing Economics38(6), 316-323.
  • Cleveland, K. A. & Harper, K. J., (2020, March/April). Prepare and pursue board opportunities: A practical guide for nurse leaders to serve on a board. Nursing Economics38(2), 94-97.
  • Harper, K. J., & Wray, R. (2019, November/December). Attaining a seat at the table: Process, preparation, and potential. Nursing Economics37(6), 324-327.
  • Harper, K. J., & Benson, L. S. (2019, August). The importance and impact of nurses serving on boardsNursing Economics37(4), 209-212.

Spencer Stuart Board Index 2022

The Impact of Diversity: Understanding How Nonprofit Board Diversity Affects Philanthropy, Leadership, and Board Engagement

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