Aug 04, 2017

Oregon Center for Nursing Releases New Podcast Series on Board Service

Oregon-Nurses-on-Boards-PodcastNow, nurses who love podcasts have a new way to learn about serving on boards. The Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN), in partnership with the Oregon Action Coalition, released the Oregon Nurses on Boards Podcast, a series to explore the ins and outs of board service for nurses.

The podcast series features OCN Executive Director, Jana R. Bitton, MPA and Jake Creviston, DNP, RN, PMHNP-bc as they discuss board service, the important role nurses can play as board members, and how serving on boards can help nurses become leaders in their communities.

This six episode series is part of the bigger Oregon Nurses on Boards Initiative, a project to educate and inspire nurses to seek out board positions, and is part of the Oregon Nurses on Boards Toolkit. The toolkit, which debuted in January 2017, features articles, self-assessments, and other links to help nurses become more effective board leaders.

In addition to talking about the basics of serving on a board, Jake and Jana discuss the importance of networking, professional development, and obstacles to service. Listening to the podcast is a great way to take that first step toward joining a board.

To listen to the Oregon Nurses on Boards podcast, visit the Resources page on the Oregon Nurses on Boards Toolkit available at, or download from Apple’s podcast app.

The Oregon Nurses on Boards Initiative is funded through a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Implementation Program grant with support from Oregon Health and Sciences University, Legacy Health, OHSU School of Nursing, Dr. Dana Bjarnason, RN, NE-BC, PhD, and the Oregon Center for Nursing.