Upcoming Events

Winter Meeting 2015 - Friday, December 11th

Please stay tuned for more information on our upcoming 2015 Winter Educational Meeting.

For an exhibitor reservation form, please click here.

Welcome to ONL

Organization of Nurse Leaders (ONL) is a not-for profit professional association committed to the advancement of professional nursing, promoting the delivery of quality patient care and influencing the development of health policy in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. ONL is committed to fostering the development of nurse leaders across the continuum through mentorship, collaboration and education and to providing an organized structure that promotes support, research, education, and professional development among members.

ONL consists of over 800 nurse leaders from various practice and academic settings. Virtually all acute-care hospitals in the Commonwealth are represented along with a growing number of providers from other settings including home care, long-term care, academia and corrections. Collectively, the membership employs over 40,000 nurses and health-care workers and administers over $1 billion in operating budgets annually.

ONL is an affiliate of AONE and has a long-standing tradition of support and collaboration with the Massachusetts Hospital Association.

What's New

  • More than 150 nurses and leaders from across the healthcare spectrum attended the 2nd Annual Massachusetts Healthcare Workforce Summit on September 25.The keynote address was entitled "Building a Culture of Health". National and local experts then shared updates on progress in developing a more highly educated and diverse nursing workforce, including data from successful initiatives in academic and practice settings. In afternoon workshops, smaller groups delved into the challenges and explored promising solutions to the key priorities of expanding the diversity of the nursing workforce, advancing nurses' academic progression, implementing Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies for RNs and LPNs in all educational and practice settings, and removing barriers that keep APRNs from practicing to the full extent of their education and training. The Summit was sponsored by the MA Action Coalition, a statewide coalition co-led by ONL of MA & RI and the MA Department of Higher Education.
  • We are now accepting advertisement reservations  for the 2015-2016 Membership Directory.  For the reservation form or more detailed information, please click here.
  • Please click here to see an overview of the groundbreaking Patient Care Link initiative started by Massachusetts Hospital Association and ONL in 2005 and continuing strong today.
  • MASS-NAHN is holding a health policy forum:  the Role of Nurses in Improving Health Outcomes Across the Continuum of Care on October 22 at MGH.  For more information, please click here
  • Margaret Grey, a professor at Yale School of Nursing, presents "What's New in Self-Management Science" at Boston College's Connell School of Nursing, November 17. Read more or register at www.bc.edu/pinnacle



ONL Leadership Academy Program Director, Eileen Terrill and ONL Staff Member, Christine Paci attend the $100K for 100 awards ceremony on June 4, 2015.

ONL Member Kathy Bower, DNSc, RN received AONE Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 AONE Annual Meeting


ONL Member Jeffrey Adams, PhD, RN (center) received AONE Foundation Small Research Grant at the 2015 AONE Annual Meeting

Also receiving awards at the AONE Annual Meeting were ONL for the Chapters Leaders Award and Deborah Washington, PhD, RN for the AONE Prism Award for Diversity.

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