Influencing health care through the advancement of nursing
and Advancing Illinois Nurse Leaders.
The Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders' (IONL) historical formation (click here for IONL Presidential History) dates back to 1977 when its function was to unify and promote nurse executive practice. Since the 70's, the organization evolved to broaden its scope and focus to nurses in various leadership positions.
IONL provides direction for achievement of excellence in nursing leadership. It promotes professional development, networking, research and innovation for the advancement of nursing practice. IONL encourages development of care delivery systems that are forthright and visionary. The IONL develops strategic initiatives in the area of executive management expertise in health care systems.
Members have an opportunity to develop strategic relationships with executives, educators, consultants, clinical experts, and organization leaders. Exposure to and opportunity for networking with leaders who practice across the continuum, plus work in all aspects of health care are among the many rewards of membership. Educational opportunities abound at both the regional and statewide level. Frequent regional meetings, semi-annual statewide educational sessions supply the foundation with cutting edge information. The annual Kellogg Program co-sponsored with Northwestern University provides a one-week management immersion for nurses interested in executive management content. Scholarships for many of the educational programs are offered at the state and regional level.
IONL Fact Sheet
- State & National Representation
- Professional Cutting Edge Education
- Annual Kellogg Midwestern Institute for Nursing Leadership Program
- State and Regional Meeting
- Leadership Development
- Mentor Assistance
- Strategic Relationships