North Dakota Nurses Association

Nurses on Boards Coalition!

Posted 9 months ago by Sherri Miller

October 29, 2018
Dear Nurse Leaders,

Thanks for your personal interest, engagement and commitment to our mission to improve health in communities across the nation through the service of nurses on boards!  The thermometer has been steadily rising since the launch of the “Be Counted” Campaign on October 8!  As of today, there are 5,334 board seats registered. We had an increase of 250+ in one week!  It has been exciting to see the communications and posts on social media; please continue to keep up the great work and outreach to keep the momentum going.  Thanks for the great effort, together we are making a measurable impact.

Nurses on Boards Coalition was recently recognized for our transparency with a 2018 Bronze Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile! GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits. In order to get the 2018 Bronze Seal, Nurses on Boards Coalition shared important information with the public using our profile on Now our community members and potential donors can find out more about our mission and programs. Check out our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile and tell us what you think:

Chair Connection - A message from Kimberly Harper, MS, RN
In the concept of leading by example, the board of directors of Nurses on Boards Coalition would like to encourage all nurses to “BE ONE and BRING ONE.”  As we each commit to serving on a board, commission or appointment and enter our information into the NOBC database it is equally important that we also share the need to step up and lead with our colleagues. As we recently crossed the 5,000 mark we are well on our way to achieving our strategy of improving health through the voice and service 10,000 nurses on boards. Just think, if each one of us could bring another nurse leader to the table we could easily double our efforts and outcomes as they relate to improving health. Will you agree to BE ONE and BRING ONE? The health of our communities is counting on you! 

We've added links to new resources on the website:

We've also added a quick reference guide with instructions on how to log in to update your profile information including adding board service on the Frequently Asked Questions page. 

Featured Story: The Reason I Serve

Terence Mason, RN, BSN
Place of Employment Retired
Board(s) currently serving on Arizona Emergency Medical Systems 
Tell us about your journey to the boardroom.  What inspired you to seek a leadership position? There is no voice for staff RNs 
Read more . . . . 

Announcing Strategic Partners 
These organizations have committed to work that advances the NOBC mission: The Miriam Hospital.  With appreciation, we recognize the following organization for their continued support and renewal of their commitment: Henry Predolin School of Nursing -Edgewood College, Clayton State University School of Nursing, Organization for Nurse Leaders - MA, RI, NH, CT, VT, Advocate Aurora Health

How you can help
NOBC encourages your involvement! Here are 3 things you can do to improve the health of communities and the nation through the service of nurses on boards and help us achieve our goal of 10,000 nurses on boards by 2020. 

1. Log in and keep your personal and professional information up to date, including uploading your CV to enable more effective searches when board opportunities are available. 
2. Share your story. Fill out The Reason I Serve survey. Your experiences will provide advice and inspiration to other nurses on their journeys to the boardroom.
3. Invite a nurse colleague who serves on a board to register on the NOBC website.  

Your support and personal commitment is a source of inspiration to us every day, as we evolve, grow and thrive in the future we discover, create and realize, together. Please let us know how we can best support you.

With appreciation,
Laurie Benson, BSN, Executive Director
Nurses on Boards Coalition



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