Michael Collins

Michael Collins RN July 6, 2017

Credentials RN
Place of Employment Vibra Hospital of Sacramento
Which Nursing Organizations are you currently a member of? AACN, AORN
Board(s) currently serving on Contra Costa County Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board, CHA CNO Advisory Board

Tell us about your journey to the boardroom. What inspired you to seek a leadership position?

I view board membership as my way of serving my community and profession.

What are you doing to ensure you continue to grow and develop as a leader?

1. Continuous Learning 2. Coach and mentor 3. Network

What impact have you had serving on a board? Example?

My participation provides a clinical and health provider perspective for non-clinical board members.

What advice would you give someone going into a board leadership position for the first time?

Be persistent and have patience. Board selection is a slow process.

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?

1. Seek out professional organizations that focus on board membership. 2. Get a leadership coach or mentor.

Why do you feel it is important for nurses to serve on boards?

We have the opportunity to influence and facilitate change.

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

The excuse of being too busy.

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Boards: Contra Costa County Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board, CHA CNO Advisory Board
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