“I am attending the Governance Institute Leadership Conference in Nashville this week. The focus of the weekend pre-conference session was on hospital and health systems responsibility for population health. My experience in public health nursing and hospice and home care nursing was so relevant to the discussions and development of an action plan. Nursing leaders have so much to offer to hospitals and health systems, in not just the patient and family experience, which is critical but also in the broader community responsibilities and community benefits that address social determinants of health and root causes of disease and disability. I feel totally in the right place on the Board and as the President/Chair to help move us forward.”
“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.