We believe powerful, influential and exceptionally effective nurse leaders must be at the core of, and are critical in, advancing the future of healthcare.



The Nurse's Guide to Innovation Webinar Series

July 8th and 15th | 11:30a - 1:00p PST

Hosted by our esteemed colleague Dr. Bonnie Clipper DNP, MA, MBA, RN, CENP, FACHE who is an expert in the nursing innovation space and was the first vice president of innovation for the American Nurses Association and created the innovation framework that is inspiring 4 million registered nurses to participate in innovation to transform health. With Dr. Clippers guidance and instruction you will:

  • Increase your innovator's mindset
  • Design thinking for Nurses
  • Build your business plan with Lean Canvas
  • Pitch like a Pro
  • 2 CE available (requires attendance in both sessions)

Priority is for NWONL members but non-members are welcome space permitted: Learn More & Register

Executive Director Updates


Summer is here and we are still dealing with many unknowns: virus outbreaks, crisis response, scheduling and canceling, trying to find a new normal routine, etc.  In all of this, life still happens. This past week, my "mother-in-love" passed away after 3 months of illness, multiple hospitalizations, and decline.  She died peacefully, in a hospital surrounded by her care team and family. Her experience these past few months has again showcased the impact of nursing on the humanity of our profession.  With grace, her nurses made her comfortable, experienced her wicked sense of humor with laughs and love and the whole team made a difficult situation peaceful and calm. While this level of care is not unique, it reminds me of our call to nursing leadership. We are vital to the health and profession of nursing, the care teams that we lead, the impact on patients and their families as well as our communities. 

With much gratitude to you all, -cw

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July 15, 2020

Advancing Your Idea - Nurses Guide to Innovation

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July 17, 2020

Leadership Commission call

The Leadership Commission discusses issues related to Nursing Practice and Healthcare Policy. Please contact Marcy Holmes if you wish to be on the Commission.

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