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Nursing Leadership - OONL

The Ohio Organization for Nursing Leadership is an organization serving as the catalyst for innovative health care in Ohio and the nation through expert nursing leadership.

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Become a Member

Registered nurses employed by an OHA member hospital or health system, OHA associate members or OHA corporate partners are eligible to be full members, associate members or honorary members.
Complete the OONL membership application.

Benefits of Membership

  • National, state and local networking opportunities through the American Organization for Nursing Leadership and OONL chapter affiliates
  • Leadership opportunities at the local, state and national level, including committee participation and board involvement
  • Networking events with diverse professionals within your field to exchange valuable information
  • Opportunities to engage in advocacy at the state and national levels by connecting with legislators and elected officials to influence public policy
  • Collaboration with the Ohio Hospital Association, including educational opportunities and information sharing
  • Professional development and educational opportunities, including OONL and OHA annual conferences at discounted rates
  • Subscriptions to OONL and OHA Newsletters
  • Access to affinity groups for benchmarking

Value of Becoming a Member

Membership in OONL will allow you to:

  • Be a part of a diverse and supportive community of nurse leaders
  • Enhance and develop your leadership skills
  • Impact health care beyond your organization
  • Influence public policy via a platform for engaging with state and national public officials
  • Be part of a unified voice for nursing to influence practice and outcomes
  • Learn and share evidence based best practices

Society Leadership

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Society Members

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Get Involved

Please SAVE THE DATE for the 2022 OONL Fall Conference: 

Nov. 9-11
Renaissance Westerville-Polaris Hotel 

OONL Awards

Each year the Ohio Organization for Nursing Leadership recognizes both nurse leaders who've held positions within the OONL board, and aspiring nurse leaders who possess a desire to advance professionally. 
Click here to learn more.

Congratulations to the 2021 award winners:

Aspiring Nurse Leader Award (left): Kate Barrett, RN, MS, CPON, Service Line Director Hematology/Oncology, Dayton Children's Hospital

OONL Leadership Award (right)Jackie Buck, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAONL, System CNO, The Ohio State University Health System