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.


The 2024 NCONL Call for Abstracts is now Open!!

NCONL 2024 Annual Conference and Membership Meeting

March 20-22, 2024

"Nurse Leaders: Invest, Inspire, and Innovate"

Share your research, evidence-based practice implementation, or performance improvement projects with NC colleagues!

Posters will be displayed throughout the conference, with ample time for you to discuss your work with other attendees.

Submission deadline: December 15, 2023

Abstract Guidelines and Submission Link

under "Quick Links" on this page!!


Tips for writing a compelling abstract:

1. The final abstract should be clear and easy to read and understand.

2. The presentation title should be creative and clear.

3. The abstract narrative fits the content that NCONL is seeking.

4. The outcomes are clearly stated.

5. Word limits should be followed.

6. Consider having a colleague who is a good editor read over and critique your abstract.

Once you finish editing, set it aside and return to it later with fresh eyes before you officially submit.

(Adapted from AONL)





NCONL is an affiliate of the

American Organization of Nursing Leadership





March 20 - 22, 2024 

NCONL Annual Conference & Membership Meeting @

The Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC


Registration is open!!!


Full Conference Rate:

Members - $295 & Non-Members - $450

Includes Poster Gallery, Exhibit Hall, and Receptions

Join NCONL & Register for the Conference for $420

Partial Conference Registration also available