Nurses on Boards Coalition

“Nurses know what needs to be done to make care safe, accessible and cost effective. They also know how to help consumers stay healthy in the first place.” —AONL Member Sue Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Adviser for Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Co-Director, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action

About Nurses on Boards Coalition

Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC), of which AONL is a member, represents national and state efforts by nurses and others working to build healthier communities. Our mission is to improve the health of communities through the service of nurses on boards and other bodies. NOBC is committed to increasing nurses’ presence and influence on corporate, health-related, and other boards, panels and commissions. Now that the Coalition’s initial key strategy to ensure that at least 10,000 board seats are filled by nurses has been achieved, NOBC can now leverage this collective accomplishment to measure the impact of nurses on boards and raise broader awareness that all boards would benefit from the unique perspective of nurses to achieve the goals of improved health and efficient and effective health care systems at the local, state and national levels.

Nurses represent the largest segment of the healthcare workforce, are considered the most trustworthy of all professions and play a huge role on the frontlines of care in our schools, hospitals, community health centers, long-term care facilities and other places. Their perspective and influence must be felt more at decision-making tables. The Coalition’s guiding principle is that building healthier communities in America requires the involvement of more nurses on corporate, health-related and other boards, panels and commissions.


  • 10,353 board seats held by nurses
  • 23,161 individuals registered
  • 26 member organizations, including AONL

*As of December 30, 2022.

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NOBC Strategy Map 2022-25