Nurses On Boards Coalition

Improving the Health of Communities and the Nation

Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) Leading the Change for Healthier Communities

What is NOBC?

Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) represents national and state efforts by nurses and others working to build healthier communities in America.

Our mission is to improve the health of communities and the nation through the service of nurses on boards and other bodies. NOBC is committed to increasing nurses’ presence and influence on boards, panels, and commissions. Having achieved the key strategy of placing 10,000 nurses on boards, NOBC can now measure nurses’ impact 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.

Why was NOBC initiated?

NOBC is a direct response to the landmark Institute of Medicine Report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health (2011), which recommended increasing the number of nurse leaders in pivotal decision-making roles on boards and commissions working to improve the health of everyone in America.

Be Counted!

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Make Your Impact Count!

Join the Movement for Healthier Communities!

We invite nurse leaders to register and be counted by registering on the NOBC website if you currently serve on a board or to indicate your interest in serving on a board at

The Nurses on Boards Coalition respects your privacy. Your email address will not be used for marketing purposes. If you indicate that you are willing to respond to an additional survey, we may follow up with you to learn more about your board service. If you say “no,” we will not. The information you provide may be shared with NOBC member organizations listed on our website. For more information, read the full privacy policy at

Primary Contact for NOBC:
Laurie Benson, BSN, NOBC Executive Director