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communities, governance, governing board, nurse executives, nursing, performance measurement



  1. Genovich-Richards, Joann RN, PhD
  2. Gorenberg, Bobbye DNSc, RN, C
  3. Deremo, Dorothy E. MSN, MHSA, RN


In this article, the authors explore how the role of governance has changed in response to the field of performance measurement and the wide variety of governance trends and share their views and experiences as nurses who have had the opportunity to serve in governance roles. Recommendations are provided for nurse executives interacting with the governance structures of their organizations. Finally, strategies are shared for nurses interested in pursuing governance opportunities in their local communities.