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New “CNOs on Boards” E-book Helps Nurses Navigate How to Serve on a Board, Commission or Committee

E-book addresses goal of improving the health of our communities and the nation through the service and voice of 10,000 nurses on boards by 2020

AURORA, Colo. – August 7, 2018 – Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) and American Sentinel University’s free e-book, “CNOs on Boards” is a practical guide for CNOs & senior nursing professionals looking to serve on boards and other bodies.

American Sentinel, an accredited, healthcare-focused online university, announced earlier this year that it partnered with NOBC in its goal of ensuring that at least 10,000 nurses are on boards by 2020.

NOBC is an organization committed to building healthier communities through the service of nurses on all types of boards. In addition to ensuring at least 10,000 nurses sit on boards by 2020, NOBC is also dedicated to raising awareness that all boards will uniquely benefit from nurses’ experiences, compassion, and insights. These particular perspectives will help to achieve better community and national health outcomes.

“This E-book signals the beginning of our shared outreach activities to build awareness on this important topic,” said Kimberly J. Harper, MS, RN Chair, NOBC, Chief Executive Officer, Indiana Center for Nursing. “It is our hope that it will help nurses become more active in decision-making roles, which will ultimately improve health outcomes across our nation.”

“We know how important nurses are in our increasingly complex healthcare systems,” said Dr. Elaine Foster, Dean of Nursing and Healthcare Programs for American Sentinel University. “It’s our goal to raise awareness of the value nurses can bring to boards not only to our students, but also to nurses around the country. This E-book provides a how-to guide for nurses to get started serving on a board, explains the history behind boards, and even includes tips on assembling a board resume.”

Download the E-book to Learn More About Nurses on Boards.

About NOBC

The Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) represents national nursing and other organizations working to build healthier communities in America by increasing nurses’ presence on corporate, health-related, and other boards, panels, and commissions. The coalition’s goal is to help ensure that at least 10,000 nurses are on boards by 2020, as well as raise 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. Learn more at

About American Sentinel University

American Sentinel University delivers accredited online degree programs in nursing (BSN, MSN, and DNP) and healthcare management (MBA Healthcare, M.S. Information Systems Management, and M.S. Business Intelligence and Analytics). Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), of One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036. The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) of 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga., 30326. The University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, DEAC, 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 234-5100,

In June 2016, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Board of Trustees voted to grant American Sentinel University the status of candidate for accreditation. Institutions seeking accreditation by HLC are required to complete a four-year period of candidacy before being evaluated for full accreditation. To earn and maintain candidacy, American Sentinel must fully meet the Commission’s Eligibility Requirements and Assumed Practices and demonstrate the capacity to meet all the Criteria for Accreditation within the candidacy period.

The MBA Healthcare Project-Based program is not included in the programs covered by the Higher Learning Commission designation of candidate for accreditation.

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