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Want To Improve Health Care? Let Nurses Take the Lead

Terri Gaffney, MPA, RN | Posted 10.28.2012 | Education
Terri Gaffney, MPA, RN

When it comes to leadership at the highest levels, nurses are thin on the ground. In 2011, an American Hospital Association survey found that nurses hold only 6 percent of seats on hospital boards. So when decisions are being made about budgets, strategy, and policy, there usually isn't input from those who understand patient needs best.