The Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN), in conjunction with the Oregon Action Coalition (OAC), recently released three videos as part of its Oregon Nurses on Boards initiative, which aims to educate and inspire nurses to seek out board positions.

The videos feature Jennifer Mensik, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN of Arizona State University, Kate Judge from the American Nurses Foundation, and Leda Garside, MBA, BSN, RN of Tuality Healthcare, who all spoke at the initiative’s recent conference, “The Power of A Nurse’s Voice.” Topics include understanding board service as leadership, how to fulfill board responsibilities and the value of connecting and networking as a board member.

“An important part of the Oregon Nurses on Boards initiative is ensuring that nurses throughout Oregon have access to resources and information to help them on their path to board service,” said OCN’s Executive Director, Jana R. Bitton, MPA. “We are thrilled to add these workshop videos to our expanding online toolkit.”

To view to the “Oregon Nurses on Boards” workshop videos, visit the Resources 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

Media Contact:
Jana R. Bitton, MPA