ONL Education & Professional Learning

ONL’s professional education is unique. We help nurse leaders meet the challenges of today and lead for the possibilities of tomorrow. ONL has an unparalleled understanding of what is important to and of the issues facing nurse leaders in our region today. With this deep understanding, we carefully curate a program calendar that supports emerging nurse leaders, mid-careerists, and seasoned nursing executives alike.

Exceptional professional learning builds an engaged and resilient nursing workforce and helps nurse leaders at stages of their leadership journey succeed in their roles. Invest in yourself, your team, and your organization by participating in our interactive professional development programs led by esteemed faculty and distinguished thought leaders.

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For Nurse Leaders at All Stages of Their Leadership Journey

  • Eradicating Bullying & Incivility Self-Study eCourse
    Offered in partnership with the Healthy Workforce Institute, this online, self-paced program equips nurse leaders with the skills, strategies, and confidence needed to effectively address disruptive workplace behaviors and build a culture of respect.
  • Leading Evidence-Based Practice
    Gain a deep and operational knowledge of Evidence-Based Practice and the strategies for implementation needed to move your organization forward while improving quality and engagement.
  • Best Practice Solutions to Disruptive Behaviors in Healthcare
    Understand the common ways disruptive behaviors show up in healthcare today and discover healthy workforce best practice solutions to these challenges. Gain the tools you need to address disruptive behaviors and cultivate a culture of caring in your organization.
  • Nurse Retention in Turbulent Times
    Become the leader no one wants to leave and strengthen your retention strategy with this highly interactive, virtual workshop. You'll discover evidence-backed, actionable strategies that can help retain staff despite turbulent times.
  • Reinventing Precepting in New and Challenging Times
    Establish a culture of precepting success by learning to think differently about precepting in the context of current staffing challenges and gain new strategies for creating better a precepting culture within your organization.
  • Leadership Lunch Series
    Learn over lunch as distinguished national thought leaders share insights and tools to help nurse leaders stay informed and inspired in these live, interactive, 90-minute virtual sessions. This program is best viewed as a nursing team—teams can use the presentations as a jumping off point for internal discussion of the ideas shared and can collaborate on application and strategies for implementation within their organization.
  • ONL Quarterly and Annual Meetings
    Join us for informative, inspirational, and interactive programs you and your team will not want to miss! You'll gain expert perspectives, actionable strategies, and valuable resources from our keynote speakers while connecting and collaborating with fellow nurse leaders.

For Emerging Nurse Leaders

For Mid-Career Nurse Leaders

  • The Nuts and Bolts of Nursing Leadership - Nurse Managers and Directors
    Build the essential skills and gain the strategies needed to be successful as a new nurse leader. This one-day, interactive workshop and is offered specifically for nurse managers and directors on certain dates with examples and focus targeted for this audience.
  • Nurse Leader Master Class
    Reenergize and refocus while advancing your professional leadership practice with this three-day, cohort-based leadership development program. Participants benefit from both facilitated content and group discussion and sharing of ideas and lessons learned in practice.


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