Nurses on Hospital Boards – Why Is It So Important?

Sep 5, 2013, 3:19 PM

The Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, recommended that nurses be empowered and prepared to take leadership roles, becoming full partners in hospitals and other health care settings to redesign health care in the United States.

In this video, produced by the New Jersey Action Coalition, Dave Knowlton, president and CEO of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, and Robert Wise, president and CEO of the Hunterdon Healthcare System, talk about the importance of having nurses in leadership positions on hospital boards.

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