WEST VIRGINIA'S VOICE FOR NURSING LEADERSHIP

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.

HOW WVONL SERVES ITS MEMBERS

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

Thank you to our sponsors for making our 2021 Conference Possible!

WVU Medicine

WVONL Conference 2021 Platinum Sponsor

Elsevier

WVONL Conference 2021 Diamond Sponsor

Wolters Kluwer

WVONL Conference 2021 Diamond Sponsor

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WVONL Conference 2021 Diamond Sponsor

WVU School of Nursing

WVONL Conference 2021 Gold Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor Video

Special thanks to our platinum sponsor, WVU Medicine!

Call for nominations

It is time to nominate members to serve in a WVONL leadership position! We are accepting nominations for the President-Elect, Secretary, and for Board of Directors (2 Positions).

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 (dawn.yost@wvumedicine.org)
  • 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.

WVONL 2022 Fall Conference

The West Virginia Organization for Nursing Leadership invites you to this year’s Fall Conference. Learn how to get involved in the future of healthcare with special presentations from our speakers, Dr. Candace Campbell and Dr. Roger A. Gerard.

guest speakers

Dr. Candace Campbell

Dr. Campbell is an award-winning actor, author, and filmmaker with a nursing career in clinical, academic, and administrative posts.

Dr. Roger A. Gerard

Dr. Gerard has a 50 year career history in both the manufacturing and healthcare industry and is the owner of Sloan & Gerard Consulting.

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