Boards Need Nurses

Boards Need Nurses

As highly-skilled health professionals, nurses are the backbone of our healthcare system and their unique skills can be used on any board as well. Consider these skills*: A holistic view. RNs recognize the implications of decisions on others. Compatibility. Nurses...
A Nurse’s Strategic Thinking

A Nurse’s Strategic Thinking

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....
Types of Boards

Types of Boards

Exploring the different kinds 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...
How To Choose a Board

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...
Dos and Don’ts of Board Service

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...
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