The Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN), in conjunction with the Oregon Action Coalition (OAC), recently released a new infographic, “The Path to Nonprofit Board Service.” The infographic is part of OCN’s Oregon Nurses on Boards initiative, which aims to educate and inspire nurses to seek out board positions.path to nonprofit board service infographic

“Nurses are a critical part of health care delivery in this country, and board service is an excellent way for nurses to lead within the communities they serve,” said OCN Executive Director, Jana R. Bitton, MPA. “Many nurses would like to serve on boards, but need a place to start. This infographic provides a step-by-step guide to encourage nurses to pursue volunteer work they love while improving their community.”

“The Path to Nonprofit Board Service” infographic outlines the different steps individuals can take if they want to serve on a board. “Knowing what issues you are passionate about and researching organizations before stepping into board service is key,” said Bitton. “Organizations are looking for informed and dedicated board members.”

To view or download “The Path to Nonprofit Board Service” infographic, visit the Board Basics page on the Oregon Nurses on Boards Toolkit available at

The Oregon Nurses on Boards Initiative is a collaborative project between the Oregon Center for Nursing and the Oregon Action Coalition. It is funded with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with matching funds provided by Legacy Health System, Oregon Center for Nursing, OHSU, OHSU School of Nursing and Dr. Dana Bjarnason, RN, NE-BC, PhD.

OCN is a nonprofit organization created by nursing leaders in 2002. OCN facilitates research and collaboration for Oregon’s nursing workforce to support informed, well-prepared, diverse and exceptional nursing professionals. Recognized by the Oregon state legislature as a state advisory for nursing workforce issues, OCN fulfills its mission through nurse workforce research, building partnerships, and advocating for nursing and healthcare.  For more information about OCN, please visit

Jana R. Bitton, MPA
Executive Director
Oregon Center for Nursing