Find a Board

Looking to serve on a board? We provide support by sharing resources to prepare nurses to serve on boards and information how to leverage your connections to find a board to serve on.  Determine what kind of organization you would like to be affiliated with. What mission areas are you most interested in? The choices are numerous. The majority of board opportunities happen at the local and state level, through referrals and the individual outreach by nurses in their local communities. Connect with local volunteer centers, United Way offices, regional associations of charities or any of the following.

LinkedIn – In addition to ensuring your LinkedIn profile is up to date, you can search Jobs for board positions.
BoardSource has compiled a list of board posting and matching programs by region.
Volunteer Match includes both volunteer and board opportunities in your area.
Idealist allows you to search for opportunities across fields.
Services like Board Member Connect and boardnetUSA let you fill out a quick profile and then help to match you with boards that might be interested in your skills.

The American Academy of Nursing

The American Academy of Nursing has set as one of its three strategic goals to position nurses as leaders through appointments to a federal, state, or national organization’s board, commission, or council.  Service Opportunities are posted on their website.

Governor’s Office Boards, Commissions, and Task Forces

The Nurses on Boards Coalition has been working diligently in order to reach our goal of having at 10,000 nurses on boards by 2020.  You are encouraged to take advantage of the “opportunity to serve” by applying for governing boards, commissions, and task forces that align with your passion and goals.   The attached list provides Governor’s Office Contact Information for each state.  If you apply for a vacant position, please email NOBC to let us know.  Hope to hear from you soon!

Health Workforce National Advisory Committees

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking nominations for new members to serve on its Health Workforce National Advisory Committees.  The five committees advise the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Congress on health workforce policies and programs.  They accept nominations on a continuous basis and consider them as vacancies occur on each committee. You may nominate yourself or others. Professional associations and organizations may also nominate qualified candidates.

HRSA appoints members to advisory committees based on their competence, interest, and knowledge of the mission of the profession. Learn more about the five committees, including the dates and times of the meetings.

The Food and Drug Administration

Information about becoming a member on an FDA advisory committee can be obtained by visiting FDA’s website.

Please inform NOBC of nominations submitted and appointments accepted.

Nurses on Boards Coalition