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Encouragement: The key to increasing the number of nurses serving on boards.

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Walton, AL; McLennan, D; Mullinix, CF
Published in: Nursing forum
July 2020

Nurses have a lot of knowledge about health and health systems but are not yet adequately represented on boards and commissions that influence health and healthcare in our country. The majority of nurses are women and the hesitancy of women to seek board and elected positions are well documented. The purpose of this statewide survey of nurses was to ascertain the political engagement of nurses and their identified barriers to service. The nurses in our sample were more politically engaged than the state as a whole and 40% reported willingness to consider or pursue a board or elected position. The primary barrier was a lack of confidence that their appointment would be supported. While there were some differences by age of the respondents, time, money, and family responsibilities were also identified as barriers to seeking board and elected positions. Our results underscore the need to socialize and encourage nurses to serve in positions that influence health and healthcare in our country.

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Nursing forum

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EISSN

1744-6198

ISSN

0029-6473

Publication Date

July 2020

Volume

55

Issue

3

Start / End Page

331 / 340

Related Subject Headings

  • Nurses
  • Nurse's Role
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Leadership
  • Humans
  • Governing Board
  • Female
  • Aged
  • Adult
 

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Walton, A. L., McLennan, D., & Mullinix, C. F. (2020). Encouragement: The key to increasing the number of nurses serving on boards. Nursing Forum, 55(3), 331–340. https://doi.org/10.1111/nuf.12432
Walton, AnnMarie Lee, David McLennan, and Connie Flynt Mullinix. “Encouragement: The key to increasing the number of nurses serving on boards.Nursing Forum 55, no. 3 (July 2020): 331–40. https://doi.org/10.1111/nuf.12432.
Walton AL, McLennan D, Mullinix CF. Encouragement: The key to increasing the number of nurses serving on boards. Nursing forum. 2020 Jul;55(3):331–40.
Walton, AnnMarie Lee, et al. “Encouragement: The key to increasing the number of nurses serving on boards.Nursing Forum, vol. 55, no. 3, July 2020, pp. 331–40. Epmc, doi:10.1111/nuf.12432.
Walton AL, McLennan D, Mullinix CF. Encouragement: The key to increasing the number of nurses serving on boards. Nursing forum. 2020 Jul;55(3):331–340.
Journal cover image

Published In

Nursing forum

DOI

EISSN

1744-6198

ISSN

0029-6473

Publication Date

July 2020

Volume

55

Issue

3

Start / End Page

331 / 340

Related Subject Headings

  • Nurses
  • Nurse's Role
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Leadership
  • Humans
  • Governing Board
  • Female
  • Aged
  • Adult