For nurses who serve on a board of directors, want to serve on a board, or want our help recruiting a nurse leader to your organization’s board:
- We are developing a national database of nurses who have served on board of directors.
If you are a nurse who currently sits on a board of directors or wants to be appointed to a board, please fill out our survey.
There are a number of ways nurse leaders can champion board service, a personal board journey, supporting staff, and advocating to their employer’s board.
- Your board journey: Are you aligning your personal passions and professional development goals? How are you encouraging your senior leadership to do the same?
- The Getting on Board Toolkit provides a compilation of tips, resources, and ideas for identifying and getting on the board that is right for you.
- Is your CV ten pages? Or longer? The “Building a Board-Ready Resume” webinar will provide practical guidance on how to create an impactful and concise resume with a board audience in mind.
- Nursing staff: Serving on local boards will help your staff engage with the community, promote community health, and grow as leaders.
- The Getting on Board Toolkit and “Building a Board-Ready Resume” webinar can be used for professional development, in your residency program, or posted on your intranet.
- PowerPoint slides can be incorporated into your existing professional development programming, town halls, nursing grand rounds, or residency program. These slides can be customized and adapted to align with your organization’s existing programs.
- Register on the Nurses on Boards Coalition database. Nurses currently serving on boards can have their service count towards the goal of 10,000 boards by 2020 and all registrants will receive access to resources and information about open board opportunities.
- Organization’s board: Advocate for a nurse to join your facility’s board.
- The Making the Case to Your Healthcare Organization Toolkit will help you navigate how you can champion a nurse on your organization’s board.
Building a Board Ready Resume Webinar: (https://www.nursingworld.org/continuing-education/webinars/building-a-board-ready-resume-free/)
This webinar provides practical guidance on how to create an impactful and concise resume with a board audience in mind.
- Creating a Board Resume: Case Study 1 with Victoria Maisonneuve, MSN, RN, CRRN
This first of two case studies is facilitated by Cynthia Vlasich, MBA, BSN, RN at Sigma Theta Tau International in conversation with Victoria Maisonneuve, the Director, Nursing Center of Excellence & Magnet at Parkview Health and focuses on the steps of creating a board resume and tips for identifying the right board to join.
Board Resumes and Beyond: Case Study Two with Kelly Edmondson, MSN, RN, NEA-BC (https://www.nursingworld.org/continuing-education/webinars/creating-a-board-resume-case-study-2-free/)
This second of two case studies is facilitated by Cynthia Vlasich, MBA, BSN, RN at Sigma Theta Tau International in conversation with Kelly Edmondson, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, the Chief Nursing Officer at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital and continues the discussion from the first case study about the importance of a board resume and tips for researching and identifying the right board.
- Nurses on Boards Advancing Nursing Excellence
This session is a conversation between Sharon Pappas, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN and Tim Porter-O’Grady, DM, EdD, APRN, FAAN, about bringing nursing excellence and expertise to the boardroom and the impact this can have on both the decisions made in the boardroom and the community that is served by the organization.
- Talk the Talk: Understanding & Speaking Finance-ese
This session, facilitated by Terry Pope, MSN, RN, the Executive Director of the Mid-Ohio District Nurses Association, provides an overview of financial terms and tools that document the financial health of an organization. Many nurses consider financial acumen a barrier to board service, and this session provides an initial tutorial into reading and interpreting financial documents.
- Best On Boards
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