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TRUTH ABOUT NURSING INC

Changing how the world thinks about nursing

Baltimore, MD   |  https://www.truthaboutnursing.org

Mission

The Truth About Nursing seeks to increase public understanding of the central, front-line role nurses play in modern health care. Our focus is to promote more accurate, balanced and frequent media portrayals of nurses and increase the media's use of nurses as expert sources. The Truth About Nursing's ultimate goal is to foster growth in the size and diversity of the nursing profession at a time of critical shortage, strengthen nursing practice, teaching and research, and improve the health care system.

Ruling year info

2010

Principal Officer

Ms. Sandy Summers

Main address

3330 Chestnut Ave.

Baltimore, MD 21211 USA

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Formerly known as

Center for Nursing Advocacy

EIN

26-3944281

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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The Coalition for Better Understanding of Nursing

The Coalition seeks to unite hospitals, nursing schools, and other nursing organizations in a robust effort to strengthen nursing and improve health care by educating decision-makers about the value of the profession.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Financials

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TRUTH ABOUT NURSING INC

Board of directors
as of 03/26/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Gina Pistulka, RN, PhD, MSN, MPH

Chief Nursing Officer, Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care


Board co-chair

Richard Kimball, RN, PhD, MSN, MPH

Kelly Bower Joffe

Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Paul Sacco, PhD, MSW

Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/26/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

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