Every day, nurses work to help make the communities they live in a better place. Their mission to help provide the best care possible to those in need. Their voices - the nursing voice - are helping to promote and build a Culture of Health and well being across the nation.
Nurses represent the largest segment of the health care workforce. Considered the most trustworthy of all professions nurses play a huge role on the frontlines of care in all healthcare delivery settings. Nurses’ perspective and influence must be at decision-making tables.
The Nurses on Boards Coalition represents the collaboration of national nursing and other organizations working to build healthier communities in North America. This will be accomplished increasing nurses’ presence on corporate, health-related, and other boards, panels, and commissions.
The coalition seeks to raise awareness that all boards would benefit from the unique perspective of nurses to achieve the goals of improved health and efficient and effective health care systems.
We urge the profession to “SPRING into Leadership” this March and need your help to ensure that nurses have a voice at the table.Visit https://www.gofundme.com/SpringIntoLeadership and donate now to provide the necessary programs and resources so more nurses can advance to the boardroom and improve the health of the communities they serve.
What is NOBC?
The Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) represents national and state efforts by nurses and others working to build healthier communities in America. Our goal is to improve the health of communities and the nation through the service of nurses on boards and other bodies. The key strategy of the NOBC is to increase nurses’ presence and influence on corporate, health-related, and other boards, panels, and commissions. The Coalition’s intent is to ensure that at least 10,000 nurses are on boards by 2020, as well as raise awareness that all boards would benefit from the unique perspective of nurses to achieve the goals of improved health and efficient and effective health care systems at the local, state, and national levels.
New National data gathered in 2017
Updated on: January 11, 2017
New national data has been gathered on the nurses participating in NOBC:
- 2,511 nurses have entered 3,992 boards (2,625 boards count towards 10,000)
- 3,521 nurses want to serve
- 1,845 nurses who are already on boards are interested in serving on an additional board
President-Elect Christy Dryer Appointed to Hospital Board
Updated on: April 26, 2016
Christy Dryer, DNP, RN, CNE OADN’s President-Elect has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Union Hospital, located in Cecil County, Maryland for a nine year term. Union Hospital is a full-service community hospital located in Elkton, Maryland, whose mission is to enhance the health and well-being of residents of Cecil County and neighboring communities. Nationally recognized for clinical excellence in the treatment and prevention of disease, its 122-bed not-for-profit hospital is dedicated to providing superior, personalized, quality health care to our neighbors, families and friends.
New National data gathered since Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) launch
Update on: April 21, 2016
Since the Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) launch, national data has been gathered. As of March 1, 2016:
- 1695 nurses have entered 2706 boards
- Of this, 1825 boards count towards the 10,000. (see the definition on the NBOC website)
- 2169 nurses want to serve
- 1029 nurses who are already on boards are interested in serving on an additional board.
During the Leap into Leadership week, 4,400 site visits in one week!
- An additional 829 total boards added
- 528 that count towards the 10,000 – bringing our new total to 1,768! A 42% increase in one week!
Together, we can advance health #10knurses!
Nurses on Boards Coalition Members, November 2015
OADN members have also entered data and currently we have 30 members serving on Boards. However, it is important everyone is counted. If you have not yet entered your personal data, please visit the Nurses on Boards Coalition website at: www.nursesonboardscoalition.org
Nurses on Boards Launched!
The Nurses on Boards Coalition website has launched with the goal of improving the health of our communities by getting 10,000 nurses on boards by 2020. Be counted if you serve on or want to serve on a board.
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Be counted! 10,000 nurses on boards by 2020. Visit NursesOnBoardsCoalition.org #10knurses #NursesOnBoards
Attention all nurses:
If you serve or want to serve on a board, be counted at NursesOnBoardsCoalition.org!