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How many hospitals have nurses on the governing board?

I found this intriguing table tucked away in an article that compared responses of nurse executives to surveys taken in 2011 and 2013.  The question was whether the institution has nurses on the governing board.  There is no aggregate statistic for hospitals as a group, but here are the responses for urban versus rural hospitals:


  • 65 percent yes (rural hospitals)
  • 62 percent yes (urban hospitals)

How do these percentages resonate with your experience at your hospital?

Source: Pittman, P., Bass, E., and Hargraves, J. (2015, Feb.). The future of nursing: Monitoring the progress of recommended change in hospitals, nurse-led clinics, and home health and hospice agencies. JONA. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 45(2), 93-99.  Click here to access publisher’s website:

http://journals.lww.com/jonajournal/Citation/2015/02000/The_Future_of_Nursing__Monitoring_the_Progress_of.8.aspx    Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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