Nurses are an untapped resource for health care governing boards. It is essential to help nurses fulfill their potential to competently and confidently participate in the governance of our nation's health care organizations. Understanding the health care governance landscape is an important first step for nurses to take on the path to pursuing board service. Like other professionals who seek to more fully prepare themselves to take on the unique challenges of governance, nurses also have access to a range of resources such as Best On Board, a new education, testing, and certification program. Best On Board offers a continuum of courses designed to help both new and seasoned trustees demonstrate their understanding of board issues and responsibilities, enabling them to quickly and confidently contribute in their governance role.