Nurses on Boards

NOBC_10_Year_Anniversary.png Nurses on boards make a difference by sharing our unique perspective and influencing decisions. Nurses make up the largest segment of health care providers in the United States. We are with patients, providing care, education, and support, 24 hours each day. We have a unique perspective on the needs of patients and the public to achieve and maintain wellness. It is for this reason that we must be involved in decision-making – whether in a clinical location, corporate setting, or public arena. Our voices are important and to be heard, we must claim our seat at the tables.
Wolters Kluwer is proud to support the Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) as a Founding Strategic Partner. The NOBC “represents national nursing and other organizations working to build healthier communities in America by increasing nurses’ presence on corporate, health-related, and other boards, panels, and commissions.” For additional information on how to get involved with NOBC, please visit:


Nurse and Executive Director: Laurie Benson, BSN

Laurie Benson is the Executive Director for the Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC). In this interview with Lippincott NursingCenter Senior Clinical Editor Lisa Bonsall, learn about Laurie’s career journey, the important work of the NOBC – including what’s ahead, and advice for new nurses striving to make a difference.

Nurse and Legislative Fellow: Lindsey Harris, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, FAAN

Dr. Lindsey Harris is family nurse practitioner, educator, leader, and now public servant in as a Legislative Fellow in Representative Lauren Underwood’s office. In this interview with Lippincott Senior Clinical Editor, Lisa Bonsall, Dr. Harris shares her career journey in nursing, details about her fellowship in Health Policy with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, her work now as a Legislative Fellow, and advice for nurses interested in advocacy and health policy.

Building a Healthier America

This series is presented by M. Lindell Joseph, PhD, RN, FAAN, AONL Foundation Board of Directors and The University of Iowa College of Nursing and Laurie Benson, BSN, Executive Director, Nurses on Board Coalition. For more information or comments contact us: [email protected] and [email protected].
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M. Lindell Joseph, PhD, RN, FAAN, AONL Laurie Benson, BSN



How Our Professional Identities Should Drive Board Effectiveness
Lippincott NursingCenter, December 2023

Leveraging Conflict in the Boardroom
Lippincott NursingCenter, April 2022

Projecting Confidence in the Boardroom: 5 Steps to Build Confidence
Lippincott NursingCenter, September 2021

Building A Healthier America: Innovating in the Boardroom
Lippincott NursingCenter, April 2021

Building a Healthier America: Truth and Transparency in the Boardroom
Lippincott NursingCenter, October 2020

Building a Healthier America: Transforming Health and Healthcare During and After a Pandemic
Lippincott NursingCenter, May 2020

5 Ways to Show Attentiveness While Serving on a Board
Lippincott Solutions, May 2019

Have You Considered an Academic Voice?
Lippincott Solutions, October 2018

The Art of Being Gracious
Lippincott Solutions, June 2018

Is Your Board About to Engage in Strategic Planning?
Lippincott Solutions, February 2018

Influence with Storytelling
Lippincott NursingCenter, December 2017

Take an Ethical Stance!
Lippincott NursingCenter, September 2017
Confidence and Truthfulness
Lippincott NursingCenter, May 2017


Why is it important for nurses to have a seat at the table? We discuss the mission of the Nurses on Boards Coalition with experts who have great advice to share.
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Cathleen Wheatley, DNP, RN, CENP, FAAN Pat Patton, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC  Dale E. Beatty, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN  
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Susan C. Reinhard, RN, PhD, FAAN Lisa Kreeger, PhD, RN Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FACHE, FAAN Molly McCarthy, MBA, RN-BC
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Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP F. Patrick Robinson, PhD, RN, FAAN Mary Ann Fuchs, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Angelleen Peters Lewis, PhD, RN, FAAN
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Mary Beth Kingston, RN, MSN, NEA-BC John W. Bluford, III, MBA, FACHE Mike Singer, CEO of Strategic Partners, Inc. Angela Patterson DNP, FNP-BC, NEA-BC