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NOBC -- 10,000 Nurses on Boards by 2020

NOBC Branding tagline


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.

Read the 2017 NOBC flyer

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. 

Read the news article

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:

Visit the NOBC Website

Nurses on Boards Launched!

November 2015


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.

Twitter & Facebook:

Be counted! 10,000 nurses on boards by 2020. Visit #10knurses #NursesOnBoards

Attention all nurses:

If you serve or want to serve on a board, be counted at!

Read 2014 Press Release