The Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) represents national and state efforts by nurses and others working to build healthier communities in America. NOBC’s mission is to improve the health of communities and the nation through the service of nurses on boards and other governing bodies. The goal is to get at least 10,000 nurses on boards by 2020 while raising awareness that all boards can benefit from the unique perspective of having nurses on their boards. NAC’s Executive Director served on the national NOBC advisory board from 2015 – 2016.
The national Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) is tracking board service nationwide. NOBC’s goal is to get 10,000 nurses on boards by 2020.
Please submit board service outside of your professional nursing organization now. (While the NOBC recognizes the importance of serving within your professional organization, they are looking for service outside of the nursing profession, where nurses can contribute.) When entering your information (takes 5 minutes), please choose to opt-in for ease in follow-up. Your information remains confidential. Click this link to record your service to the national totals:
www.nursesonboardscoalition.organd BE COUNTED! Thank you!
State tracking of nursing service on boards and decision-making bodies
The Nebraska Organization of Nurse Leaders (NONL) in collaboration with the Nebraska Action Coalition – Future of Nursing (NAC) has been collecting data on nurses who serve on boards and decision making bodies since 2013. Initially this was done as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation State Implementation Program grants. One of Nebraska’s objectives was to meet Recommendation 7: Prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health.  See home page dashboard for leadership progress. The goal for service is 10% growth every two years!
Please help us track our Nebraska nurses currently serving. Enter your information re: board service into this linked form. (Please complete only one state-oriented form to avoid duplicate counting.)
 IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2011 The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Washington D.C. The National Academies Press.