Welcome to the Oregon Nurses on Boards Podcast
Jana R. Bitton, MPA and Jake Creviston, DNP, RN, PMHNP-bc, discuss their new podcast series, Oregon Nurses on Boards. Listen in to learn more about board service, the important role nurses can and do play and how/why to get more involved.
The Dos and Don’ts of Board
Jana R. Bitton, MPA and Jake Creviston, DNP, RN, PMHNP-bc are back to discuss their top “dos” and “don’t” of board service.
The Importance of Self
Jana R. Bitton, MPA and Jake Creviston, DNP, RN, PMHNP-bc discuss the importance of self assessment as you consider board service.
Professional Development and Board Service
Jana R. Bitton, MPA and Jake Creviston, DNP, RN, PMHNP-bc discuss the importance of professional development as it relates to board service and where to access materials to help you develop as a board member.
Building Networking and Communication Skills
Jana R. Bitton, MPA and Jake Creviston, DNP, RN, PMHNP-bc, discuss using networking to find board service opportunities and effective communication techniques for board members.
Obstacles to Board
Jana R. Bitton, MPA and Jake Creviston, DNP, RN, PMHNP-bc discuss why you would NOT serve on a board, or obstacles to board service.
Hospitals and health systems are complex organizations with multiple moving parts; tinkering with one area is likely...Read More
“Red Rules” are protocols that must be followed to the letter. What are red rules for boards?Read More
From members’ accountability and diversity to healthy board culture, a wish-list for a well-run board.Read More
Boards oversee the activities of a nonprofit, corporate, or government entityRead More
Five “dos” and five “don’ts” to help you get yourself ready for board service.Read More
Though luckily not universal, a common point of tension in many organizations is the clarity of roles...Read More
You may want to consider several factors — and the following sequence — as you begin.Read More
Board trustees are expected to pitch in strongly to bring in money in support of their nonprofit’s...Read More
Smart organizations anticipate succession, plan for it, and keep a constant eye out for new candidates across...Read More
Knowing a few financial basics will make the difference between being effective and being potentially misinformed, confused,...Read More
A board member/trustee with a nursing background brings a unique voice to governance conversations focused on the...Read More
Nurses are problem solvers and critical thinkers who offer comprehensive solutions.Read More
Where can a nurse help most as a director?Read More
In Oregon, the Governor appoints the members of more than 250 boards and commissions.Read More
Your relationship to leadership will have an effect on the degree to which you are heard, and...Read More
Here's a secret: Board service will require you to broaden a certain set of skills.Read More
For the RN, an obvious place to serve as a director is on the board of your...Read More
Nurses who have little or no board experience can certainly gain it by serving in an HOA...Read More
Effective nurses think strategically, aware of the long view even as they are laser-focused on the details.Read More
Here are some books about leadership and board service:
Complexity Leadership : Nursing’s Role in Health Care Delivery
By Diana M. Crowell PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Here’s the information you need to become an effective leader in today’s complex health system in order to effectively solve problems and create optimal outcomes for your organization. As hospitals and healthcare organizations strive to meet standards to achieve status in the Magnet Hospital Recognition Program and address the issues in the Institute of Medicine’s Nursing Work Force Issues Initiative, they must be able to respond in ways that embraces rapid change.
$59.84 | Buy Now
The Growth and Development of Nurse Leaders
By Angela Barron McBride PhD, RN, FAAN
The book’s three sections address the major views of leadership that have occupied center stage in recent decades: leadership as personal, leadership as achieving organizational goals, and leadership as transformational. It references both literature and personal experiences that bring timely issues to focus, from career stages and mentoring needs, to developmental tasks by career trajectory, and more.
$70.00 | Buy Now
The Nurse Leader’s Guide to Business Skills: Strategies for Optimizing Financial Performance (1st Edition)
By Pamela Hunt BS MSN RN &
Deborah Laughon RN BSN MS DBA CCRN
Take charge of your department’s financial health and take your knowledge of healthcare management to the next level with The Nurse Leader’s Guide to Business Skills. Forecast your department’s financial resources with ready-to-use nursing tools, time-saving strategies, and sample case studies.
$99.00 | Buy Now
Nurse on Board: Planning Your Path to the Boardroom
by Connie Curran
The nurse’s voice is essential and critical to the governance of healthcare organizations. Nurses, after all, represent the largest professional group in healthcare, account for the greatest human resources expense, and-most importantly-are closest to patients and their families, physicians, and the community.
$39.95 | Buy Now
The Power of Ten (Second Edition)
By Susan B Hassmiller &
Jennifer Susanne Mensik
Through essays, actions items, discussion points, and data, The Power of Ten, Second Edition, will help nurses take a bold step toward not only continuing the conversation but leading the way into the future of nursing.
$34.95 | Buy Now
Nurse Executive’s Coaching Manual
by Kimberly McNally &
The Nurse Executive’s Coaching Manual is the only book on coaching specifically written for nurse leaders. Written by experienced executive coaches—both of whom are nurses—this book provides nurse leaders with an overview of the coaching approach, 8 essential competencies, I-COACH™ model, tools, and resources.
$39.95 | Buy Now
|Boards Need Nurses||Find out all the unique skills a nurse will bring to your board of directors.||Download Preview|
|The Path to Nonprofit Board Service Infographic||For nurses, individuals considering serving on boards||Download Preview|
|The Value of Placing a Nurse on Your Board of Directors||For Profit, Non-Profit and Government Board Benefits. Talking Points for Nurses on Boards.||Download Preview|
|Board Member Self-Evaluation||For nurses already active on boards||Download Preview|
|Board Member Orientation Checklist||An overview of what you’ll need to become familiar with during your first three months as anew board member||Download Preview|
|Initial Skills Assessment||For nurses considering serving on boards||Download Preview|
|Health Center Program Governing Board Workbook||National Association of Community Health Centers - July 2015||Download Preview|
|Nurses in the Boardroom||by Kimberly McNally - in Great Boards Newsletter Summer 2016||Download Preview|
|Nurses on Boards: Bringing Diversity of Thought & Insight||Sponsored by Oregon Action Coalition 2017||Download Preview|
|Best Practices - Top 10 List||Great Boards Best Practices Checklist||Download Preview|
|Distinguishing Governance from Management||From Great Boards Fall 2008||Download Preview|
|Red Rules for Boards||From Great Boards Summer 2007||Download Preview|