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IONL's 40th Anniversary

Friday, February 24, 2017  

IONL 40th AnniversaryIt's only February, but we have a lot planned for the rest of 2017 already at IONL. From great education offerings like NC-3s, the Charge Nurse Workshop and the return of Lunch and Learn webinars to events like the Mid-Year and Annual Conferences, there will be many opportunities to grow your knowledge as a nurse leader and engage with other members of the organization. 

A huge focus this year at IONL is the fact that 2017 marks our 40th anniversary since the organization was formed in 1977 to unify and promote nurse executive practice. IONL has since expanded to include nurses in all leadership positions as well as aspiring leaders. 

We will be commemorating the 40th anniversary throughout the year, culminating in a ceremony at the Annual Conference to take place on the evening of September 21 at the Sheraton Lisle Hotel in Lisle, Illinois. At the celebration, we will be hosting an inaugural awards ceremony to honor our emerging nurse leaders. 

2017 looks as though it will be a promising year for IONL and I'm thrilled that I will be a part of it as your president.  



Kim Landers, MS, RN, NEA-BC
IONL President
Vice President & CNE, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers


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