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A Letter from IONL President, Angela Charlet
Welcome to the Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders
I would first like to begin by thanking our immediate past
president, Cathy Smithson, for her tremendous support she has given me as an
upcoming leader as well as the leadership she has provided IONL during her
service this past year. I am pleased to announce we have several
new board members dedicated to representing our profession at the state
level. I am honored and excited to serve as President of IONL and to be
able to work with such as talented and dedicated team.
During 2013, the board will be working on many projects.
First and foremost, we will be listening to you – our members – and responding
to your professional needs. As an affiliate of the American
Organization of Nurse Executive (AONE), IONL strives to provide you with
information on important issues you are facing in an ever changing health care
environment. I invite you to look around the website and encourage you to
provide recommendations on how IONL can better serve you as a nurse leader or
assist you in getting involved in a committee or task force.
I am often asked what the most important value of IONL is
and I would say it is the opportunity to network with peers whether at
conferences, on webinars or via e-mail. IONL is here to support and
develop our nursing leaders in all healthcare settings; no matter where you are
in your career. Leadership happens in all areas of health care. You
can be a chief nursing officer leading a 300+ bed hospital or a nurse manager
leading change on your unit. Our members are able to connect on an
on-going basis with their peers and with other nurse leaders across the
state. Nurse leaders (no matter where they are in their leadership
development) can quickly e-mail a question to your peers through the IONL
website or via the IONL staff to find resources or a contact person who can
provide the needed information.
My goal over the next year is to bring in leaders across all
sectors of our health care environment as we continue to expand our
organization and meet the needs of all nursing leaders. I encourage each
of you to become more involved in IONL in any way your time and energy
allows. It is through the efforts of many that we will succeed.
Angela Charlet BSN, MHA, RN
Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders