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In your view, why is it important for nurses to serve on boards?
It is the responsibility of all citizens to offer leadership and expertise where it can benefit the larger population, and this includes nurses. I tell my students this at every opportunity.
Share an experience of how you have made an impact serving on boards.
This is my first board experience, but I have had several amazing experiences. During the pandemic, I was able to interview older residents of the county, collect the research data, and share the findings with the City of Colorado Springs, Without the board experience, this would not be likely.
What advise do you have for nurses serving on a board?
Don’t discount what you know as a nurse, even if you do not have board experience. Growth in leadership is an unfolding process, and it comes with service.
“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.