Original ArticlesThe Journey Nurses on Boards Coalition Preparation and Support Work GroupBrewington, Janice G. PhD, MSN, FAANAuthor Information National League for Nursing, Washington, District of Columbia. Correspondence: Janice G. Brewington, PhD, MSN, FAAN, National League for Nursing, 2600 Virginia Ave, 8th Floor, NW, Washington, DC 20037 ([email protected]). The author acknowledges generous funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the Nurses on Boards Coalition. The author declares no conflict of interest. Nursing Administration Quarterly: January/March 2021 - Volume 45 - Issue 1 - p 18-25 doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000446 Buy Metrics Abstract Nurses have the knowledge, skills, and expertise to bring value and leadership to a myriad of boards throughout the United States, with nursing leadership critical to the transformation of complex health care systems. The 2011 Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing report calls on nurses to lead at all levels in systems as well as in board rooms. In 2014, the Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) aligned its mission with this charge, creating a goal, as stated on its Web site, to “improve the health of communities and the nation through the service of nurses on boards and other bodies.” A specific goal of NOBC was to have 10 000 nurses on boards by 2020. Through a partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the America Association of Retired Persons, NOBC worked strategically to achieve its goal. The accomplishments of one of its work groups, Preparation and Support, are highlighted. © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.