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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. 

Contact Us Directly:

Allison Nordberg, Program Director
American Nurses Foundation
8515 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 20910 


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