New Nursing Coalition Announces Goal to Place
10,000 Nurses on Boards by 2020
A new coalition of national nursing organizations announced Monday that will work to increase nurses’ presence on corporate and non-profit health-related boards of directors throughout the country. The goal of the Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) is to put 10,000 nurses on boards by 2020.
The NOBC will implement a national strategy to bring nurses’ valuable perspective to governing boards and national and state commissions with an interest in health. The effort is a direct response to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health (2011), which recommended nurses play more pivotal decision-making roles on boards and commissions in improving the health of all Americans.
The effort is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AARP as part of their collaborative effort to implement the recommendations of the IOM report through the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action.