New Resource for Aspiring Nurse Leaders in the Boardroom

Feb 9, 2012, 7:00 PM

The Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA), an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has created a new resource for nurses who are considering board leadership. This introductory program discusses the importance of nurses in the boardroom and offers guidance to those who want to get started building the skills they will need for board service.

The program consists of a PowerPoint presentation on the importance of nurse leadership in the boardroom and how nurses can prepare for the role, as well as video interviews with nurse leaders who have served on boards, offering their insights and discussing their experiences. Both are available on the CCNA website for viewing.

The Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report recommends that nurses take on key leadership positions in order to lead change and advance health, including serving on boards, executive management teams and in other key leadership positions across all levels of the health care system.

A free DVD of the new program is available for use in presentations to nurses in their communities. It includes the PowerPoint presentation, a speaker’s script and video interview clips.

Watch the interviews.

View the PowerPoint presentation or request a DVD.

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF Human Capital Blog. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors.