Oregon Nurses on Boards

Oregon Nurses Are Ready to Lead

The Oregon Nurses on Boards (ONOB) was a grant-funded initiative, supported by the Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) in conjunction with the Oregon Action Coalition (OAC). It was created through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, with additional support from the Oregon Center for Nursing, Legacy Health System, Oregon Health and Science University, Oregon Health and Science University School of Nursing, and Dana Bjarnason, PhD, RN, NE-BC.

The ONOB program had a single aim: to significantly raise the number of nursing professionals across Oregon who serve on nonprofit, corporate, and governmental boards. This goal aligned with a national effort, created in response to the 2010 Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which encouraged nurses to pursue leadership roles. This initiative also supported the national Nurses on Boards Coalition, which sought to place 10,000 nurses on boards by the year 2020.

Here is a sampling of some of our favorite resources and tools developed out of the Oregon Nurses on Boards program:

Hear what these Oregon nurses have to say about the importance of serving on boards: