Nurses on Boards Coalition

Nurses on Boards Coalition

Our Goals


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 opportunities 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.

To get involved click the 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.

Washington State NOBC Registrations as of 10/2023

The 10,000 Nurses on Boards Campaign: Encouraging Nurses to Lead Through Board Service

WCN promoted board opportunities through social media and other networks, with an NOBC goal of 158 Washington nurses serving on boards by 2020, Washington successfully surpassed this number in August 2020 with 164 nurses serving on boards.

But the work does not end here. WCN will continue to promote the power of nurses serving on boards and posting board opportunities.

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