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Terence Mason

Terence Mason

Credentials: RN, BSN

Place of Employment: Retired

Which Nursing Organizations are you currently a member of: None

Board(s) currently serving on: Arizona Emergency Medical Systems


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

There is no voice for staff RNs.

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

I make sure to stay current.

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

I had the ability to define nursing roles to board members when I served as chair of a hospital board.

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

Listen very carefully and speak softly.

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?

Become and develop awareness of your community and those who influence decisions.

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

We are educated, trusted, and have a perspective that isn’t about money and power.

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

Nurses who feel that they have nothing to offer.


Terence Mason RN, BSN July 6, 2017

Boards: Arizona Emergency Medical Systems
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