Nurses on Boards Coalition

ANA-Michigan is the State Contact for NOBC in Michigan!

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. The coalition’s goal is to help 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.

The Nurses on Boards Coalition first convened in 2014, and later that year publicly announced its partnership and goal to help ensure that at least 10,000 nurses are on boards by 2020. The NOBC was created in response to the landmark 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which recommended increasing the number of nurse leaders in pivotal decision-making roles on boards and commissions that work to improve the health of everyone in America. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AARP initially brought the groups together as part of their collaborative effort to implement the recommendations of the IOM report through the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action.

Nurses represent the largest segment of the health care workforce, are considered the most trustworthy of all professions1 and play a huge role on the frontlines of care in our schools, hospitals, community health centers, long-term care facilities and other places. Their perspective and influence must be felt more at decision-making tables.
The Coalition’s guiding principle is that building healthier communities in America requires the involvement of more nurses on corporate, health-related, and other boards, panels, and commissions.

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Governance Institute BoardRoom Press articles

A Nurses Place Is In The Boardroom – Lippincott Solutions Blog
Getting Nurses on Board with Serving on Boards – Press Ganey Blog
Nurses on Board: The Time for Change is Now – A white paper developed in collaboration with the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Capella University and the Nurses on Boards Coalition
How Nurses on Boards Impacts Health Care Decision Making – Capella University Blog
Hospital Impact: In uncertain times, healthcare boards have even more reason to embrace nurse leaders – FierceHealthcare January 11, 2017
Getting nurses on board – Trustee Magazine March 13, 2017

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