No Nurses on Your Hospital Board? Why Not?  

Jill Tucker, RN says: “Can you imagine if the Boards of Trustees at our nation's colleges and universities had little or no faculty representation among its members? Yet in our hospitals, only 6% of Board members nationwide are nurses. The reasons for underrepresentation are many—the old boys networks, blatant oversight, and even class warfare that questions whether nurses are affluent enough to sit alongside bankers and lawyers on Boards of Directors. But nurses brings so much to the table—experience, insight, and a genuine concern for the institution of the hospital—that they deserve not just one Board seat,