We believe powerful, influential and exceptionally effective Nurse Leaders must be at the core of healthcare delivery and advancement.


Upcoming Events

August 10, 2022

New Member Meet & Greet

Join Development Commission chairs Allea Thompson-Putnam and Lora Horn who will provide guidance and answer questions about how to maximize your NWONL membership experience. Executive Director Cindi M....

August 10, 2022

Development Commission 2022

NWONL Development Commission Date/Time: Monthly on second Wednesday⋅11:00am – 12:00pm
Members Only: Request Zoom Link Invite Here
Agenda: Will be provided prior to meeting...

August 17, 2022

NWONL CNO & Dean Rounding

NWONL CNO & Dean Rounding Please join us each third Wednesday morning from 7am-8am. Nurse Leaders from OR and WA gather for Rounding on current issues. 
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August 18, 2022

Leadership Commission 2022

NWONL Leadership Commission Date/Time: Monthly on the Third Thursday⋅11:00am – 12:00pm
Members Only: Request Zoom Link Invite Here
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July 2022 Leader Highlight

For July, we ask have invited James Reedy, DNP, MBA, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE to...
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June 2022 Leader Highlight

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June 2022 Newsletter

Executive Director Update

July 2022

We are deep into summer and I hope that there is time for you to rejuvenate with some much needed relaxation. Easier to say than do, we are busy, the organizations we work in are busy. Healthcare as a whole is busy (understated). Piling on to that lament, we are halfway through 2022 and challenges of inadequate reimbursement payments, workforce shortages and, let's face it, a tired workforce makes the second half look like another hill to climb. All I can offer is there will be opportunities. It may be daunting, but it also may be worth it. We will only know by making the journey. 

What can we do to make the journey worth it? A balanced perspective, staying informed, curious, open and adaptive... What opportunities are out there? Perhaps it's finding new ways to bring wellness and healing into the workplace. Maybe it's time to strengthen the formation of academic and practice partnerships. How about the pipeline for nurse practitioners, where does that fit and add value to your organization. What about new grads? Investing in residency and fellowship programs for RN's new to practice or just new to the organization. Another is capitalizing on the nursing knowledge and experience of those nurses with many years of experience, and building a pathway for them to share that magic. The possibilities are out there. 

We likely will always be busy. Regardless of whatever it is that you are working on, I hope you find energy in the difference you are making in our profession. 

You are the faces of courage, grace and grit.


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