Credentials DNP, MSN, BSN, RNC-NIC, C-NPTT Place of Employment: Cuyahoga Community College Which Nursing Organizations are you currently a member of? NANN, ANN, Sigma Theta Tau, Golden Key Board(s) currently serving on: Membership
Tell us about your journey to the boardroom. What inspired you to seek a leadership position? Desire to become more involved in the profession
What are you doing to ensure you continue to grow and develop as a leader? Trying to take courses, stay current, and remain certified
What impact have you had serving on a board? Example? Nothing yet
What advice would you give someone going into a board leadership position for the first time? Keep trying, it’s hard to break in
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?
Go to online organizations
Why do you feel it is important for nurses to serve on boards? To be involved to impact the profession.
What do you think is the most significant barrier to nurses serving on boards? Knowledge about what is available.
- DNP, MSN, BSN, RNC-NIC, C-NPTT
“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.