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Podcasts

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.

Oregon Nurses on Boards Podcast Series

The Dos and Don’ts of Board
Service

 

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
Assessment

 

Jana R. Bitton, MPA and Jake Creviston, DNP, RN, PMHNP-bc discuss the importance of self assessment as you consider board service.

Oregon Nurses on Boards Podcast Series

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.

Oregon Nurses on Boards Podcast Series

Obstacles to Board
Service

 

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.

Videos

Leadership and Board Service:
What They Have in Common

Jennifer Mensik, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Put the Trust in Trustee:
How to be a Great Board Member

Kate Judge, American Nurses Foundation

Seeking Connection:
An RN’s Perspective and Experience

Leda Garside, MBA, BSN, RN

Articles

Business Man

Distinguishing Governance from Management

Hospitals and health systems are complex organizations with multiple moving parts; tinkering with one area is likely...

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Books Resources

Red Rules for Boards

“Red Rules” are protocols that must be followed to the letter. What are red rules for boards?

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Idea Light Bulb

Top 10 Practices of Great Boards

From members’ accountability and diversity to healthy board culture, a wish-list for a well-run board.

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Types of Boards

Types of Boards

Boards oversee the activities of a nonprofit, corporate, or government entity

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Conference room board meeting

Do’s and Don’ts

Five “dos” and five “don’ts” to help you get yourself ready for board service.

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Staff/Board Relations

Staff/Board Relations

Though luckily not universal, a common point of tension in many organizations is the clarity of roles...

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How to Choose a Board

How to Choose a Board

You may want to consider several factors — and the following sequence — as you begin.

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Nurse executives meeting

Fundraising

Board trustees are expected to pitch in strongly to bring in money in support of their nonprofit’s...

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piece of the puzzle

Succession Planning

Smart organizations anticipate succession, plan for it, and keep a constant eye out for new candidates across...

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Financial Planning tablet and coffee

Financial Management

Knowing a few financial basics will make the difference between being effective and being potentially misinformed, confused,...

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Nurses in the Boardroom

Nurses in the Boardroom

A board member/trustee with a nursing background brings a unique voice to governance conversations focused on the...

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The Value of Placing a Nurse on Your Board of Directors

The Value of Placing a Nurse on Your Board of Directors

Nurses are problem solvers and critical thinkers who offer comprehensive solutions.

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Nurses Improve Boards

Nurses Improve Boards. BoardRoom Press Highlights Why

Where can a nurse help most as a director?

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Governor-Appointed Boards

Governor-Appointed Boards

In Oregon, the Governor appoints the members of more than 250 boards and commissions.

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Your Leadership Presence

Your Leadership Presence

Your relationship to leadership will have an effect on the degree to which you are heard, and...

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Nurses as Stewards of the Boardroom

Nurses as Stewards of the Boardroom

Here's a secret: Board service will require you to broaden a certain set of skills.

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Nurses' Service on Hospital Boards

Nurses’ Service on Hospital Boards

For the RN, an obvious place to serve as a director is on the board of your...

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Nonprofit Board Service in Oregon: Opportunities Abound

Nonprofit Board Service in Oregon: Opportunities Abound

Nurses who have little or no board experience can certainly gain it by serving in an HOA...

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Strategic Thinking: A Nurse's Skill

Strategic Thinking: A Nurse’s Skill

Effective nurses think strategically, aware of the long view even as they are laser-focused on the details.

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Books

Here are some books about leadership and board service:

Complecity Leadership - Nursing's Role in Health-Care Delivery by Diana M Crowell

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

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

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 written by Curran Connie

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 written by Susan B Hassmiller & Jennifer Susanne Mensik

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

Nurse Executive’s Coaching Manual
by Kimberly McNally &
Liz Cunningham

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

Document Library

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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