Since 1977, IONL has been the voice of nursing leaders throughout Iowa. IONL promotes excellence in leadership to shape the future of health care delivery, education and health policy. We are committed to fostering the development of nurse leaders across the continuum through mentorship, collaboration and education.

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AONE Rebranding

At AONE’s recent Annual Meeting, they announced the next evolution of our national organization: the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL). With a new brand and a new name, AONL maintains its commitment to shaping health care through innovative and expert nursing leadership. Learn more here:


Call for 2019 Innovation in Health Care Award

Nurses are always developing innovations and improving the quality of care in various ways. Sometimes innovative thinking helps one patient overcome a troublesome symptom. Other times, initiatives aimed at quality improvement and clinical practice innovation can benefit a multitude of patients system-wide. The 2019 Innovations in Health Care Award, sponsored by the Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders, will honor nurses who are evaluating the scientific evidence, changing clinical practice and improving quality outcomes. 

Innovation in Health Care Award application must be submitted to Jennifer Nutt by April 5. Click here for application.



2018 AONE Affiliate Achievement Award

On April 19 IONL was award the 2018 AONE Affiliate Achivement Award. The AONE Affiliate Achievement Award recognizes an AONE Affiliate that promotes nursing leadership and its influence in the areas of the advancement of nursing practice, patient safety, quality, recruitment and retention, or another priority initiative for that particular state/region, and can serve as a model for other states or regions with similar interests.











Michele Kelly (2018 IONL President) and Jennifer Nutt (IHA Liaison to IONL) are pictured above accepting the award.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:30 AM

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