Donna Ingram

Donna Ingram DNP, MSN, RN October 30, 2017

Credentials DNP, MSN, RN
Place of Employment Middle Georgia State University
Which Nursing Organizations are you currently a member of? Georgia Association for Nursing Education
Board(s) currently serving on Susan G Komen Central Georgia, Georgia Association for Nursing Education

Tell us about your journey to the boardroom. What inspired you to seek a leadership position?
Just wanting to make a difference by serving in this capacity

What are you doing to ensure you continue to grow and develop as a leader?
Just joined the Rotary Club in the county in which I reside Attending professional development opportunities

What impact have you had serving on a board? Example?
Organizing the “Race for a Cure” for 2 years now in Central Georgia raising funds for Susan G Komen providing professional development opportunities for nurses across the state of Georgia

What advice would you give someone going into a board leadership position for the first time?
Read and abide by the organizational bylaws seek and assume an entry level position/committee chair to learn the processes of the organization

What are a few resources you would recommend to someone looking to gain insight into becoming a better leader and eventually obtaining a board position?
Connect with peers for potential board opportunities Attend professional development activities regarding leadership Keep an update CV

Why do you feel it is important for nurses to serve on boards?
To have a voice with regards to healthcare issues display leadership attributes that enhance the profession

What do you think is the most significant barrier to nurses serving on boards?



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