Colin Berry

  • A Nurse’s Strategic Thinking

    November 17, 2021

    A professional nurse is many things: diligent, communicative, unflinching in her standards of professionalism; empathic, detail-oriented, quick-thinking. Effective nurses think strategically, aware of the long view even as they are laser-focused on the details. Whether helping patients, improving workplace logistics, or ensuring that decisions align with long-range goals, nurses are strategic thinkers by nature, skilled at … Read more

  • Types of Boards

    Exploring the types of boards where a nurse may participate may feel overwhelming at first. There are several types, and the purpose of each — as well as members’ roles, responsibilities, and even their naming conventions — isn’t always consistent. What follows is an overview of the various kinds of boards. First, though, let’s start … Read more

  • How To Choose a Board

    Nurses embarking on a path to board service will be served well with some focused goal- and intention-setting in order to land their first position as a trustee, director or committee seat. The process may take time, so it’s a good idea to plan your journey. But how to choose the board you’re targeting? You … Read more

  • Dos and Don’ts of Board Service

    Being a good board member requires a little knowledge beforehand. As a new director, you’ll be soon learning a lot. In the meantime, following are five “dos” and five “don’ts” to help you get yourself ready for board service. Be prepared. Whether for a nonprofit or for a company, board business is an essential part … Read more

  • Filling the Gaps

    August 24, 2021

    As COVID lingers, Oregon’s clinical preceptors seek to balance their role as critical mentors with the threat of burnout. In a monastery, a “preceptor” is the abbey’s primary music-maker; in Freemasonry, a preceptor is the leader of a lodge. For new nurses at certain Oregon health care facilities, a preceptor can be a crucial guide … Read more

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