Why hospital boards need more nurse voices

Nurses are underrepresented on hospital boards, according to Becker's Hospital Review, comprising only 6 percent of board members. Despite this, boards would greatly benefit from increased nurse input, Paula Roe of Simpler Consulting told Becker's. Not only are nurses the largest single branch of a hospital staff, they are also often the sector that spends the most time physically interacting with and delivering care to patients, she said. "Nurses are key to executing the vision of the board," she told the publication. "Nurses can enable the tactics that help the hospital achieve on the board of directors' strategies and objectives." Article