NCONL | North Carolina Organization of Nurse Leaders

NCONL is the state level affiliate of the American Organization of Nurse Leaders and serves as a voice for North Carolina nurse leaders to shape healthcare through innovative and expert nurse leadership.  NCONL works to strengthen nursing leadership through professional development, to facilitate nursing research in order to advance nursing practice, and to influence health care policy regarding the value and impact of the nursing profession.  NCONL, through the collaboration and networking of nurse leaders across the state, serves as a catalyst for the positive transformation of patient care.

NCONL understands the value and strength of promoting unity and cohesiveness across the nursing profession and works to nurture key relationships with the North Carolina Board of Nursing, the North Carolina Healthcare Association, and the North Carolina Nurses Association.  NCONL serves as a partner nursing organization for the North Carolina Future of Nursing Action Coalition.

NCONL is also proud to acknowledge that all nurses have the potential to lead and can serve to positively influence the delivery of patient care and improved patient outcomes. Nurses in both formal leadership positions and nurses aspiring to leadership roles are invited and encouraged to join.  We seek to be one voice advancing health in North Carolina.


Registration Is Open!!!

NCONL 2024 Fall Virtual Conference:

"Nurse Leaders: Creating A Healthy Work Environment"

Friday, October 25, 2024 -

10:00am - 4:00pm!!


Topics include:

Reframing Your Self-Talk

Building a Professional On-line Presence

NCBON Update

Legislative Update

Turning Around a Toxic Culture

Assessment of Moral Injury in Nurses

2024 Fall Virtual Program available under "Quick Links" (right side of the page)



Conference Rates: 
Non-Member - $175/day or $45/session
NCONL Member - $150/day or $40/session
NCONL Retiree or Student Members: $75/day or $25/session 
Cancellations after October 15, 2024 are non-refundable, but substitutions are welcome. 
Notify Donna Wimberly @ [email protected] for substitutions. 
The registration link is under "Quick Links" (right side of the page)


NCONL is an affiliate of the

American Organization of Nursing Leadership





AONL released a response on June 26, 2024 to an article recently published in the Medical Care Journal entitled:

 "Alternative Models of Nurse Staffing..."


Misleading Research Fuels Unnecessary Fears About Innovative Health Care Advancements | AONL




NCONL kicks off a 12-month

Mentorship Program

on September 27, 2024

hosted by

Did you have a mentor or mentors that helped shape you as a leader? 

Would you like to have that kind of impact on the nurse leaders of today and tomorrow? 

Interested mentors should contact Donna Wimberly @ [email protected]