How nurses can prepare themselves for board leadership

Although nurses can provide tremendous value to hospital boards, many don't feel as if they are well prepared to serve in a governance position, Rachel Polhemus, senior partner of executive search firm Witt/Kieffer, told Becker's Hospital Review. To help prepare nurses to serve on the board, she suggests they look for voluntary board roles at nonprofit organizations, such as the local rotary club or chamber of commerce. Polhemus also recommends that nurses meet with the board chair to understand the board's goals, mission and vision. Article