Leadership Opportunities

Why are Nurses Valuable to Boards?

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“Many of today’s nurses possess the skills needed to offer boards considerable expertise,” states Susan Hassmiller PhD, RN, Sr. Advisor for Nursing – RWJF.

 Nurses are a much needed resource on all types of boards for these reasons:

  • Patient care skills focused on quality and safety
  • Information technology
  • Quality improvement
  • Evidenced-based actions
  • High engagement in decision making process
  • Expert facilitation/coordination skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to get along with others
  • Strong relationships within the community

Additional skills may include:

  • Healthcare administration
  • Financial management/fiduciary responsibility

Article by Susan Hassmiller on Nurse Leaders in the Boardroom: http://thefutureofnursing.org/sites/default/files/Susan%20Hassmiller.pdf Retrieved: Sept. 6, 2013

Click the YouTube link below for a brief video on why it is so important for nurses to serve on Hospital Boards.


Board Opportunities

Governor appointed openings: Jan – July 2017

Vacancies: Unfilled as of July 2017 and additional openings

Application for position:  http://www.governor.nebraska.gov/contact/exe-appt.php

Questions? Katheleen Dolezal 402-471-1971 Email:  kathleen.dolezal@nebraska.gov

Leadership Development

Leadership Development for Nurse Managers. 6 part series begins in June 17, 2015. Early registration ends May 27th.