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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Call for 2019 Nominations

It is now time to start thinking about honoring the 2019 IONL Outstanding Nurse Executive, Outstanding Nurse Leader and IONL Scholarship recipients at the Iowa Hospital Assoication Annual Meeting in October. These 3 awards are an outstanding way to recognize the accomplishments of your peers as they shape the future of health care in Iowa through innovative nursing leadership.

Click here for the 2019 Outstanding Nurse Executive/Outstanding Nurse Leader Nomination Form

Click Here for the 2019 IONL Scholarship Application.

Nominations are due June 30 and Scholarsip Application are due August 1.

Contact Jennifer Nutt for questions.


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:


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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