NCONL is a not-for-profit professional organization of nurse leaders across North Carolina that provides leadership, professional development and advocacy. Its members promote nursing leadership excellence, shape healthcare public policy and strengthen nursing leaders in healthcare settings through collaboration and education.
NCONL maintains strong, effective relationships with other state-wide organizations such as the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON), the North Carolina Hospital Association (NCHA), the North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA) and the North Carolina Foundation for Nursing Excellence (NCFNE), to continually promote quality patient care and provide a strong voice to support effective nursing leadership. The organization is committed to responding to the needs of aspiring nurse leaders as well as “seasoned” leaders in the profession in order that nursing, as a whole, might be strengthened and patients might benefit.
Through affiliation with the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), NCONL networks with its national counterparts. It has been and continues to be represented on the regional and national basis with members, both current and past, serving in various offices and leadership positions such as President of AONE, Treasurer of AONE, Region 3 Representative, the AONE Program Committee, the AONE Advisory Committee, the AONE Strategic Planning Committee, the AONE PAC, and the AONE Nominating Committee. This level of involvement not only facilitates opportunities to keep abreast of national issues and initiatives, it allows us to be directly influential in how we impact our profession and the nation. We exist to lead and to support other nurses in doing the same.
NCONL establishes annual goals and objectives as a “roadmap” to address current issues in nursing leadership and accomplishes those goals via various committees to include an active Legislative Committee and Program Committee. Among its most valuable assets are the opportunities provided for networking and learning at the district and state-wide level and access to a broad listserv of peers for sharing information and expertise.