WVONL SPring Conference

Phases of Leadership…From Mentee to Mentor

WVONL 2023 Spring Conference

WVONL Spring Conference is scheduled for March 21, 2023 at Stonewall Resort. 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. Aspiring leaders and students will also have a chance to present projects or capstone projects.

There will be two panel discussions through the day. The Chief Nurse Executive (CNE) panel will feature our Nurse Executives from around the state discussing mentoring, leadership and some “hot” topics facing our nursing workforce. The last panel discussion of the day will feature nurse leaders from across the career continuum. We will learn from a wealth of knowledge from them regarding their leadership development.

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!


Room Reservations:

Please visit Stonewall Resort’s website and reserve your room by February 18th to get the discounted room rate.

Conference Registration

Conference Schedule

7:30 am
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Introduction/Welcome/Recognition/Legislative Update
9:00 am – 10:15 am
Seasoned Leaders Power Presentation
10:15 am – 10:30 am
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Aspiring Nurse Leaders Power Presentation
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
12:30 pm – 2:15 pm
CNE Panel Discussion
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Learning from Each Other: Panelists from across the Career Continuum will discuss leadership skills
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

2023 Power sessions

Submissions are now closed

Each chosen Spring Conference presenter in the Power Session will have approximately 12 minutes for a presentation with Q&A at the end of all presentations.

Power Session #1:

This power session will feature current nurse leaders discussing topics on mentorship, leadership styles, and/or projects pertaining to leadership

Five (5) abstracts will be chosen for presentation in this power session

Power Session #2:

This power session will feature aspiring nurse leaders to present projects (ie-this could be students presenting capstone projects)

Four (4) abstracts will be chosen for presentation in this power session

  • Mentorship (Mentee or Mentor perspective)
  • Best Practices in Leadership
  • QI/EBP Projects (completed or in progress)
  • Shaping healthcare through innovation, expert leadership, and collaborative partnerships.
  • Policy & Advocacy- Legislative and public policy pertaining to nursing and healthcare issues
  • Partnerships to support a healthy work environment
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Collaboration and communication among professional healthcare organizations, and excellence in nurse/physician relationships
  • Nursing leadership development
  • Nursing research related to healthcare, practice, and public policy
  • Academic institution and practice setting partnerships
  • Patient care of the future, and the hospital environment for the next generation
  • Transforming care at the bedside, patient-driven care, and exemplars of patient-centered care
  • Nurses transition to practice
  • Enhancing clinical outcomes by leveraging technology
  • Nursing and support services in the clinical setting