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Why Put a Nurse on Your Nonprofit Board?

By on August 15, 2018 in News

This is a guest post from member organization Future of Nursing WV.





Why Put a Nurse on Your Nonprofit Board?

Nonprofit Colleagues, when you have a vacancy on your Board of Directors, think about a nurse for that position. Why?

Here are a few qualities RNs bring to the table:

  • Ethics & Integrity

            Nurses are voted #1 most respected and ethical profession. (Gallup Poll 15 yrs.)

  • Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

            Nurses are problem solvers and critical thinkers who use a systems perspective to assess situations and offer comprehensive solutions.

  • Budgeting & Staffing

            Nurses at all levels of administration know how to manage budgets and staff and are attuned to the effectiveness of their budget.

  • Results Oriented/Accountable

            Nursing is an evidence based profession that uses measurement and outcome data for decision making. Nurses work hard to get the job done under pressure and done right.

  • Team Players

            Nurses work well with others while communicating value for each team member

  • Health Promoters  

            Nurses are knowledgeable about the social determinants of health and how to promote the health of individuals, families and communities.

To strengthen the health of your organization, put a nurse on your board!

To find qualified nurses for your board, contact Aila Accad, MSN, RN, Executive Director, Future of Nursing WV at See more about the Nurses on Boards Leadership Initiative at



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