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: https://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.
Application for board positions: https://governor.nebraska.gov/board-comm-req
Questions? Katheleen Dolezal 402-471-1971
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