Leadership

nurse practitioner The Pennsylvania Action Coalition (PA-AC) encourages the growth of nurse leaders by providing networking opportunities and education opportunities. The PA-AC also serves as the state liaison to the Nurses on Boards Coalition

Strong leadership is a critical component of a transformed healthcare system. The nursing profession must produce leaders, who can serve as partners with other health professionals and be accountable for their own contributions to delivering high-quality care.

Nurses need to serve in leadership positions, including on governing boards. Appointing nurses to serve on their boards can help guide management and make improvements. Nurse leaders can provide a valuable perspective that balances the business of healthcare with clinical and patient outcomes. More nurses need to manage health systems and lead health care transformation. They need to position themselves as valued partners in health care improvement.

Nurses on health-related boards can translate their knowledge of bedside care, humanitarian approaches to care and quality & risk management to practice. Collaboration ensures that healthcare is safely delivered to patients and their families, and improves healthcare quality.

Click here to learn more about Pennsylvania Action Coalition's Leadership structure.

Key Initiatives

  • Provide networking opportunities: Increase participation in PA-AC Councils to foster collaboration and increase leadership capacity
  • Provide education opportunities: 
    • The CNO Subcommitee of the PA-AC Advisory Board partnered with the Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders (PONL) to create a Future of Nursing webinar series. The series consisted of three parts that addressed leadership, education, and patient safety. Click here to view the series.
    • The Southwest Regional Team of the PA-AC also created an opportunity for 17 nurses in the Pittsburgh area to participate in the Bayer Center's BoardsWork! Training and board placement program 

Nurses on Boards Coalition

The Pennsylvania Action Coalition serves as the state liaison to the Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) – the campaign to ensure that at least 10,000 nurses are on boards by 2020. As of now 6,458 nurses serve on boards nationwide! The NOBC’s goal is to improve the health of communities across the country through the service of nurses on boards and other bodies. Be counted with the Nurses on Boards Coalition

Click here to view NOBC's 2018 highlights

Current Board Opportunities

Board Opportunity: AARP West Virginia, Volunteer State President

Application deadline: November 1, 2019

Application for Candidacy, resume and cover letter to: 

Application for Candidacy is required for application. Download Application for Candidacy here.  

Note: Please save submission information as single PDF file. Name the PDF: AARPWVApplication_yourlastname.firstname (e.g. AARPWVApplication_mahoney.mary)

Organization Mission: 

To empower people to choose how they live as they age. 

Location Charleston, West Virginia 
Type of organization? Non-profit corporation
Website AARP West Virginia
Job description WV State President Job Description 
Desired area of specialty?  None required 
Desired skills/experience
  • Strong leadership
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Skills in creating community partnerships 
  • Skills in working with diverse populations 
Are there any residency requirements? Yes, West Virginia resident 
Is there an expected financial contribution from board members?  None 
Do board members receive any remuneration for service?  Travel expenses are reimbursed 
Term duration Initial two-year term with option to extend
Term start January 1, 2020 
Meetings Travel within and outside of West Virginia is required 

 

Board Opportunity: AARP Missouri, Executive Council Member

Application deadline: November 7, 2019

Resume and cover letter to: 

Note: Please save submission information as single PDF file. Name the PDF: AARPMOApplication_yourlastname.firstname (e.g. AARPMOApplication_mahoney.mary)

Organization Mission: 

To empower people to choose how they live as they age. 

Type of organization? Non-profit corporation
Website AARP Missouri
Job description AARP Executive Council Member Job Description
Desired area of specialty?  None specifically; Knowledge and skills in the area of policy and aging is helpful 
Desired skills/experience
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Communications
  • Quality Assurance 
  • Strategic Planning   
Are there any residency requirements? Yes, Missouri resident 
Is there an expected financial contribution from board members?  None 
Do board members receive any remuneration for service?  Travel expenses are reimbursed 
Term start January 1, 2020 
Meetings 4 meetings/year 

 

Board Opportunity: Flexwise Board Position

Application deadline: November 7, 2019

Resume and cover letter to: 

Note: Please save submission information as single PDF file. Name the PDF: FlexwiseApplication_yourlastname.firstname (e.g. FlexwiseApplication_mahoney.mary)

Organization Mission: 

Provide nurses with direct access to local work opportunities to supplement their income and/or enable career development. 

Location Nashville, Tennessee 
Type of organization? Early stage startup venture 
Website Flexwise
Desired area of specialty?  Acute care 
Desired skills/experience Nursing leadership experience 
Are there any residency requirements? None
Is there an expected financial contribution from board members?  None 
Do board members receive any remuneration for service?  A consulting stipend 
Term start January 1, 2020 
Meetings 4 meetings/year in Nashville 

 

Board Opportunity: Santa Clara County Opioid Overdose Prevention Project (SCCOOPP)

Application deadline: November 7, 2019

Resume and cover letter to: 

Note: Please save submission information as single PDF file. Name the PDF: SCCOOPPApplication_yourlastname.firstname (e.g. SCCOOPPApplication_mahoney.mary)

Organization Mission: 

The Santa Clara County Opioid Overdose Prevention Project (SCCOOPP) is a coalition of health care professionals and other volunteers from a variety of backgrounds whose aim is to promote opioid safety throughout our county for all residents. 

Location San Jose, California 
Type of organization? Coalition 
Website SCCOOPP
Desired area of specialty?  Opioid and opioid use disorders 
Desired skills/experience Strategic Planning 
Are there any residency requirements? Must be California resident 
Is there an expected financial contribution from board members?  None 
Do board members receive any remuneration for service?  Travel expenses are reimbursed 
Term start January 1, 2020 
Meetings 20 meetings/year 

 

Board Opportunity: Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) Wisconsin Board Member

Application deadline: November 7, 2019

Resume and cover letter to: 

Note: Please save submission information as single PDF file. Name the PDF: CASAWIApplication_yourlastname.firstname (e.g. CASAWIApplication_mahoney.mary)

Organization Mission: 

We build and support local programs who work with neglected and abused children. The National CASA/GAL Association, together with state and local member programs, supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every child who has experienced abuse or neglect can be safe, have a permanent home, and the opportunity to thrive.

Location Green Bay, Wisconsin 
Type of organization? 501 (c)(3) 
Website CASA Wisconsin
Desired area of specialty?  None 
Desired skills/experience
  • Advocacy/Policy
  • Communications
  • Fundraising/Development 
  • Strategic Planning
  • Prior non-profit board experience a plus, but not required
  • Not a requirement but looking for candidates from central and western Wisconsin
Are there any residency requirements? Must be Wisconsin resident 
Is there an expected financial contribution from board members?  $100 to $500 is encouraged 
Do board members receive any remuneration for service?  None  
Term start January 1, 2020 
Meetings 6 meetings/year (3 in person at various locations in Wisconsin) 
 

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