ONL Winter Meeting

December 11th, via Zoom

2020 has been a year like no other. Let’s all prepare for the new year by first taking stock of the unprecedented ripple effect of challenges presented by the pandemic, and then creating a plan to build personal and professional resilience within ourselves, and our teams.

Join ONL on Friday, December 11 for two presentations by Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, a nationally recognized expert in nurse leader development. The day will also include an ONL business meeting during which we will provide updates on our current work, and two dedicated times to virtually network with fellow members and our vendor partners. View program flyer here.


Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN is presenting at the ONL Winter Meeting December 11, 2020

 Workshop Presenter

Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN is nationally known for her work in helping current and future nurse leaders to develop their leadership and coaching skills. Rose is an emeritus professor in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University and currently serves as a faculty member in the Marian K Shaughnessy Nursing Leadership Academy at Case Western Reserve University.  Prior to teaching, she spent 25 years in leadership roles with the Department of Veterans Affairs at five VA Medical Centers. She edits a popular leadership blog that is read by thousands of nurses each week and is Editor in Chief of Nurse Leader, the official journal of the American Organization of Nurse Executives. She is a Gallup certified strengths coach and author of the book, The Nurse Leader Coach: Become the Boss No One Wants to Leave. In 2020, Rose was awarded The Pioneering Spirit Award by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses for her innovative work in nurse leader development.

Session One     


Thriving After a Life-Quake: Nursing Leadership 2021

COVID-19 is being described as a global life-quake event. A life-quake is a massive life change that reshapes our lives with aftershocks that can last for years. In this interactive virtual education session, we consider how this life-quake could change both the nursing workforce and what is expected from nurse leaders. Strategies will be presented on how leaders can help themselves and their teams to rebuild during and after COVID-19.

Workshop Objectives

  • Define the term a Life-Quake event and the impact that significant disruptors have on our personal and professional lives.
  • Describe evidence-based strategies to move through major life transitions, both personally and professionally.


  Session Two   


Coaching Nurses to Build Resilience in Turbulent Times

COVID-19 is proving to be a game-changer in healthcare with no clear end in sight. In this interactive session, we will identify the unique challenges emerging in the nursing workforce with the pandemic and discuss effective resilience coaching strategies.

Workshop Objectives

  • Identify how COVID-19 and the pace of organizational and societal change have impacted both nurses and patients.
  • Discuss the evidence on resilience and how to use coaching principles to promote nurse and patient resilience. 



8:00 - 8:30 Morning Networking

8:30- 9:30 ONL Business Meeting

9:30 - 10:15 Coffee Break / Visit Vendors

10:15 - 11:45 Thriving After a Life-Quake: Nursing Leadership 2021

11:45- 12:30  Lunch Break / Vendors

12:30 - 2:00 Coaching Nurses to Build Resilience in Turbulent Times

Virtual Meeting

via Zoom

December 11, 2020



Registration: $176

Register Here




A special Thank You to our Vendors


  Abbott Nutrition

Abbott Nutrition

Proper nutrition is the foundation for healthy lives, which is why we at Abbott Nutrition have been developing science-based nutrition products for over 90 years. Please join us in the Abbott Nutrition “booth” for additional information on specialized nutrition products shown to improve surgical outcomes, enhance wound healing and support a patient’s recovery from ICU and beyond.



Consure Medical

Consure Medical

Consure Medical is a nurse centric company that is developing a novel portfolio of incontinence care and skin care products. We routinely collaborate with critical care and wound care nurses in developing innovative medical devices that address latent clinical needs. The company's flagship product - Qora SMK is being used by pioneering nurses on three continents, and our products help nurses prevent IAD, HAPI, and C-difficile infections on their patients. Large health systems have seen a significant improvement in their HAC/HAI scores by switching to our products. We have received new technology or innovative technology breakthrough awards from Vizient and Premier GPOs. Consure Medical has a best-in-class team of nurses for clinical education, sales, and customer support who are stationed across the country. 

Qora SMK is the only stent-based stool management kit, that comes with a hygienic applicator that is used to deploy a self-expanding diverter near the transverse rectal valve. QiVi - Male External Urine Management device is a 100% closed system that can effectively collect urinary output in patients that do not have retention issues. Visit our booth to see how these products can benefit your facility!



 CSL Behring is a sponsor of the ONL Winter meeting 2020

CSL Behring

CSL Behring is a global biotherapeutics leader driven by our promise to save lives. We meet patients’ needs using the latest technologies to develop and deliver innovative biotherapies that are used to treat serious and rare conditions, such as coagulation disorders, primary immune deficiencies, hereditary angioedema and respiratory disease.




EBSCO  Clinical Decisions suite of solutions


EBSCO’s Clinical Decisions suite of solutions gives health care providers worldwide evidence-based peace of mind in the form of clinical decision support, shared decision-making and skill development offerings. Flagship solutions including DynaMed®, DynaMed Shared Decisions and Dynamic Health™ are designed to improve patient outcomes, increase patient engagement and satisfaction and support value-based care. The tools in the Clinical Decisions suite are united across a familiar platform and supported by the same rigorous evidence-based methodology ensuring fast, trusted answers to clinical questions. Our mission is to improve patient care by providing health care professionals with trusted information when, where and how they need it.


 EHOB is a sponsor of the ONL 2020 Annual Meeting  


Leader in Pressure Injury Prevention. WAFFLE® Brand Products have been used effectively for pressure injury prevention for more than a decade.

 EHOB was founded in 1985, specializing solely in pressure injury prevention. For the last 35 years, we have strived to produce simple, clinically-proven, cost-effective solutions. Our focus is to deliver solutions and educational services that meet the needs of the patient, clinicians and healthcare team. As your trusted partner in pressure injury prevention, we are committed to improving patient outcomes and workplace efficiency every day. We do it better together.


EHOB brochure.pdf

 Hillrom is a proud sponsor of the ONL 2020 Annual Meeting 


In a rapidly changing industry, caregivers remain the constant. Every day they demonstrate their passion for helping people despite unprecedented pressure to increase access and quality of care with the same or fewer resources.

Hillrom is driven by patient-centered care. Everything we do, and all our products and technologies, are designed to enhance outcomes for patients and caregivers.



Bob Charland
Digital Health Executive
Voalte Mobile, Excel Medical and Aiva
Voalte Platform Video
(917) 754-4874 - Mobile
[email protected]
 Kirby Bates Associates is a proud sponsor of the ONL 2020 Annual Meeting

Kirby Bates Associates

Wondering about your next career move?  Need new leaders for your team?  Let’s talk about new dimensions in career advancement, new barriers to filling vacancies and best approaches for addressing them.  Be sure to visit the Kirby Bates Associates booth to discuss with Jane Fitzsimmons, MSN, RN and Peggy Loughery, MSN, RN, how expectations and competencies have changed in the pandemic era.

Led and operated by successful healthcare executives, Kirby Bates Associates drives organizations to achieve sustainable outcomes and advance organizations’ key initiatives through Executive Search, Interim Leadership, Leadership Coaching and Workforce and Operations Consulting.  KBA has the firsthand clinical operations experience to recognize organizational challenges, understand their implications and present mission-margin, results-focused solutions.



Jane Fitzsimmons, MSN, RN

Executive Vice President

[email protected]



 MGH is a proud sponsor of the ONL 2020 Annual Meeting           

MGH Institute of Health Professions 16 Month Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Learn more about our 16 Month DNP Program at MGH Institute of Health Professions! Join a cohort of current and aspiring nurse leaders in this program designed for working professionals. We offer two program tracks including for nurse executives and advanced practice nurses. Hear directly from our Program Director and our Office of Admissions and ask any questions that you may have!


 MGH IHP DNP Program Flyer.pdf

 Spacelabs Healthcare is a sponsor of the 2020 ONL Annual Meeting

 Spacelabs Healthcare

How can you keep nurses safe from COVID, while enabling each bed to treat any patient at a moment's notice?

The Spacelabs universal patient monitor is the answer.

The Spacelabs universal patient monitor can flex in acuity to treat low acuity patients or critical care patients in the same day, while enabling remote patient monitoring to ensure nurse safety.

The Spacelabs discussion will focus on how universal patient monitoring solutions can help you drive clinical efficiency, increase patient throughput, and optimize resources to meet the changing needs of your patient population, while keeping your nurses safe.

Please email [email protected] to sign-up for the morning or afternoon session.


Spacelabs Brochure

 Western Governors University is a sponsor of the ONL 2020 Annual Meeting

Western Governors University

WGU is an online school with career-aligned bachelor's and master's degrees in—healthcare, IT, business, and teaching—designed to help working professionals fit an online university education into their busy lives. At WGU, tuition is charged at a low flat rate each term and covers all coursework completed in that time. The more courses you complete each term, the more affordable your degree becomes.



Drew Millikin, M.Ed

Strategic Partnerships Manager, New England

O: 385.237.2963

M: 617.530.0614

[email protected]




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