To improve the health of communities and the nation through the service of nurses on boards.
When nurses sit on boards, the communities and organizations they serve benefit. It also provides nurses opportunity for leadership development and professional growth. The Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) is a national campaign born in response to the 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which recommends accelerating nurses’ influence on community health by increasing the number of nurse leaders in pivotal decision-making roles on boards.
The goal is to have 10,000 nurses serving on boards by the end of 2020. To reach this goal each state was given a target number of nurses serving on boards. The total goal for Washington is 158 nurses serving on boards. Currently, we have reached 79% of our goal with 125 nurses serving on boards in our state.
To get involved and help Washington State reach its goal, click on the Be Counted: Nurses on Boards Coalition link below and get connected with resources, boards to serve on near you, and information on how to register for the campaign and Be Counted.