NCONL | North Carolina Organization for Nurse Leaders

NCONL is the state level affiliate of the American Organization of Nurse Leaders and serves as a voice for North Carolina nurse leaders to shape healthcare through innovative and expert nurse leadership.  NCONL works to strengthen nursing leadership through professional development, to facilitate nursing research in order to advance nursing practice, and to influence health care policy regarding the value and impact of the nursing profession.  NCONL, through the collaboration and networking of nurse leaders across the state, serves as a catalyst for the positive transformation of patient care.

NCONL understands the value and strength of promoting unity and cohesiveness across the nursing profession and works to nurture key relationships with the North Carolina Board of Nursing, the North Carolina Healthcare Association, and the North Carolina Nurses Association.  NCONL serves as a partner nursing organization for the North Carolina Future of Nursing Action Coalition.

NCONL is also proud to acknowledge that all nurses have the potential to lead and can serve to positively influence the delivery of patient care and improved patient outcomes. Nurses in both formal leadership positions and nurses aspiring to leadership roles are invited and encouraged to join.  We seek to be one voice advancing health in North Carolina.


NCONL is a network of nurse leaders and emerging leaders in NC committed to the delivery of the highest quality patient care through the professional development and growth of nurses in all settings.  NCONL has a critical role in promoting the value of nursing through advocacy with regulatory agencies and the state legislature as well as influencing healthcare leaders and policy makers when decisions affect the health of North Carolinians.  

NCONL is unique among nursing professional organizations in that membership crosses clinical specialties and work settings.  Our membership includes nurse leaders in all settings who share the value of the profession with the public, show compassion for each other, and provide for the delivery of patient care with skill. We know nursing is about caring, healing and supporting those in need and we are committed to offering our best, preparing for our future, and learning from our past.

NCONL offers many opportunities for professional development through statewide conferences, district meetings, webinars and virtual education.  Members value networking, expanding job opportunities, and staying informed on current issues affecting the profession. NCONL is for all nurse leaders because we know leadership is not about a title...leadership is about action, courage and passion on behalf of those we serve.

NCONL Infograph Feb 2023.pdf


NCONL March 22-24, 2023,
Grandover Resort
1000 Club Road, Greensboro, NC

 We are delighted to welcome Qualivis/NCHA as our corporate sponsor of the NCONL Research Reception March 22, 2023! 

 Qualivis is the only vendor-accountable managed service provider created by hospitals for hospitals. Partnering with more than 200 vetted agencies, they offer workforce solutions to optimize healthcare staffing and build a stronger, more sustainable workforce. Through a consultative approach, they create individual programs unique to each healthcare facility. Their technology platform and mobile app provide 24/7 visibility and data analytics to drive decision making. Qualivis is endorsed by 27 state hospital and healthcare associations who rely on their dynamic market data and insights to educate and guide their members. 

We also welcome Wolters Kluwer as the corporate sponsor of the 2023 Networking Reception March 23, 2023!


 Lead a nursing transformation and empower nursing staff with evidence-based solutions that help drive clinical excellence, deliver quality patient care and improve staff engagement.

We are especially grateful to Duke Health, our 2023 CNO Breakfast Sponsor!

If you are a Chief Nursing Officer, please plan to attend this networking breakfast on Friday morning, March 24, 2023.  This is a great opportunity to connect with colleagues across the state in a small setting!