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.


NCONL is a network of nurse leaders and emerging leaders in NC committed to the delivery of the highest quality patient care through the professional development and growth of nurses in all settings.  NCONL has a critical role in promoting the value of nursing through advocacy with regulatory agencies and the state legislature as well as influencing healthcare leaders and policy makers when decisions affect the health of North Carolinians.  

NCONL is unique among nursing professional organizations in that membership crosses clinical specialties and work settings.  Our membership includes nurse leaders in all settings who share the value of the profession with the public, show compassion for each other, and provide for the delivery of patient care with skill. We know nursing is about caring, healing and supporting those in need and we are committed to offering our best, preparing for our future, and learning from our past.

NCONL offers many opportunities for professional development through statewide conferences, district meetings, webinars and virtual education.  Members value networking, expanding job opportunities, and staying informed on current issues affecting the profession. NCONL is for all nurse leaders because we know leadership is not about a title...leadership is about action, courage and passion on behalf of those we serve.

NCONL Infograph Feb 2023.pdf


Congratulations to our 2023 Poster Winners:


Best Practice:  "I Don't Have Time for This: Defending our Surgical Patients with One Step, Same Day PVP-I Swab" - Jamie Clemmons BSN, RN - UNC Healthcare Nash


Best Research:  "Nurse Managers' Experiences with Burnout Post-Covid-19 Pandemic and Recommendations for Improvement" - Leslie-Anne Bandy, MSN, RN and Dr. Rebecca Kitzmiller - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill


People's Choice: "Kick It Up a Notch: Implementation of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Concept to Improve Team Performance - Euniqua Bullock MSN, CEN, RN-BC -                         Duke University Healthcare


 "Nurse Leaders: Invest, Inspire, and Innovate" - 2023 Conference and Membership Meeting



Poster Gallery Reception -
March 22, 2023:


Exhibitor Gallery and Networking Reception -
March 23, 2023:



CNE/CNO Breakfast Sponsor -
March 24, 2023:


 Thank You to All our 2023 Conference Exhibitors:

Stryker, Stryker/Sage, Vocera/Stryker, Qualivis, Wolters Kluwer,, Laudio, Spacelabs, Medtronics, Incredible Health, Nature Plus, Agiliti, Umano, Aya Healthcare, Hercules,

"hellocare" by Solaborate, PDI/Tru-D SmartUVC, Avant Healthcare, Vascular Wellness, Hill-Rom/Baxter, Zebra Technologies,

ECU School of Nursing, UNC-Greensboro School of Nursing, Duke University School of Nursing, Western Carolina School of Nursing