The West Virginia Organization for Nursing Leadership provides leadership, professional development, advocacy, and research to advance nursing practice and patient care, promote nursing leadership excellence, and shape health care policy.

Virtual Meet-up with Dr. Bonnie Clipper

Date: Friday, May 17, 2024

Time: 12:30 pm-1:00 pm


vision for nursing leadership

Providing a vision for nursing leadership to meet the healthcare needs of society

professional development

Offering members services that support and enhance the management, leadership, and educational and professional development of nurse leaders

Influencing legislation

Supporting legislation and public policy related to nursing and patient care issues

Board of Directors Election

It is time for members to vote for the tiebreaker candidate to serve on the WVONL board of directors!

*If you are having trouble paying for membership to vote, please contact our website administrator at [email protected]

We will be accepting nominations until August 24, 2022. Please verify a willingness to serve if elected with your nominee. You may self-nominate.

  • 8/24:  Nominations due to Dawn Yost ([email protected])
  • 9/5:  Nominees will submit a bio, resume and picture 
  • 10/1-10/15:  Voting
  • 11/4:  Induction at Fall Meeting
  • Any voting member in good standing shall be eligible to hold a position as an officer or as a board member.
  • The President and President-Elect shall be nurses in leadership practice and active members of AONL upon installation.

  • Officers shall be installed at the Fall Conference and shall assume their duties on January 1st of the following year. They shall serve for a term of two years.

  • Elected Directors shall be installed at the Annual meeting in the Fall and serve for a term of three years. Their term begins on January 1st of the following year.

  • There shall be six (6) elected directors serving terms of 3 years. Two (2) directors will be elected each year so that the terms of office are staggered and will ensure continuity of the Board.

  • No officer or director may serve more than ten (10) consecutive elected years in any one office or combination of offices.

The president-elect shall, in the absence of the president, perform all duties and assume all responsibilities of the president.

The President-elect shall:

  • Serve for a two-year term
  • Serve as Chairperson of the Program Committee
  • Responsible for the annual conference, including speakers, continuing education credits, conference site, and ensuring it is cost effective and budget neutral
  • Monitor and encourage the committee chairs to complete duties
  • If needed, take over a chair responsibility to ensure the tasks are completed, or mentor the chair to get the work completed
  • Ensure the strategic plan is actualized
  • Prepare for succession to the President.
  • Prepare and orient the new President-elect

The secretary shall prepare the minutes of all meetings of the WVONL, including Officers, Board, and membership meetings, which shall be available to the members for inspection. In the event the secretary is unable to attend a business or board meeting, a member of the Board will be appointed secretary pro tempore for the purpose of recording minutes of that meeting. The secretary shall maintain all documents as it relates to the historical information of the organization.

The Secretary shall complete the following duties:

  • Serve for a two-year term.
  • Coordinate with chapter treasurer and membership chair for membership updates
  • Prepare minutes of all meetings and maintain them in a permanent format.
  • Prepare and distribute minutes of meeting in advance of the next meeting
  • Supply the president with a list of any items of business carried over from the prior meeting, in advance of the president’s preparation of the agenda
  • Keep the official copies of all legal documents, including by-laws, chapter policy manual, and Board Orientation information
  • Prepare and keep copies of all official correspondence as directed by the President
  • Collect copies of programs, reports, and other items of future historical interest in proper files
  • Maintain chapter activities information in an electronic format
  • Prepare your successor for taking over at the end of the term of office.
  • Serves for 3-year term
  • Assists in guiding the organization by chairing a committee or task force
  • Assists in strategic planning, assists in formulating goals and bylaws for the organization and assists in the implementation of the goals, strategic plan in accordance with the bylaws.
  • Assists in actively recruiting new members and involved in membership retention.


The West Virginia Organization for Nursing Leadership exists to advocate for the profession of nursing and the future of healthcare. We provide a vision for nursing leadership and offer members support, leadership, and educational and professional development.

WVONL Spring 2024 COnference

Sharing, Learning, Leading

WVONL Spring Conference is scheduled for March 22, 2024, at the Flatwoods Conference Center. Make plans now to connect with leaders and aspiring leaders across the state to share ideas about leadership, mentoring, and other current topics facing leaders today.

This one-day conference will feature current nurse leaders presenting projects and ideas currently related to leadership.

There will be panel discussions through the day for attendees to share and learn from one another. There will also be a legislative update and information from AONL.

One of the strategic priorities of WVONL is to offer leadership development and succession planning activities. This Spring Conference allows a leader to register and bring an aspiring leader for a reduced rate. Take advantage of the reduced pricing while helping to mentor a leader in your organization!

Registration deadline is March 7, 2024.

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