Educational Events

IONL supports you at every level of your nursing leadership career. Explore our many educational and training opportunities below, ranging from our immersive fellowship program to convenient webinars.

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Annual Conference

IONL’s two-day premier annual event brings together nurse leaders from every level of the profession for relevant education, in-depth discussion, and networking. 


Aspiring Nurse Leader Workshop

One-day workshop designed for staff nurses, charge nurses, nurse coordinators, nurse managers and directors who aspire to greater heights in their career. Includes overview of AONE and ANCC certifications. During this workshop, attendees will learn successful nurse leadership skills, the importance of serving on a Board of Directors, resources available for future nurse leaders, successful communication techniques, and how to work with generational differences.


Finance Workshop
The Frontline Nurse Leader’s Role in Creating and Implementing the Financial Plan

This one-day workshop is designed for staff nurses, charge nurses, nurse coordinators, nurse managers and directors who want to learn more about specific financial topics related to nursing administration. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to create an operating unit budget, develop tools for monitoring financial performance, apply knowledge of budgetary concepts and terminology, calculate a return on investment, describe value-based purchasing, and the understand what a successful partnership between nurse and finance leaders looks like.


Illinois Nursing Leadership Fellowship

The Illinois Nursing Leader Fellowship is a year-long program for managers and new directors in settings across the care continuum, incorporating education, mentoring, and networking to build leadership skills and acquire new competencies. Participants experience learning through various methods: Interactive sessions four times during the year, Independent work assignments, virtual environments communicating online with faculty, and experiential learning to apply skills and tools in the workplace.


Midwest Institute for Healthcare Leadership

For managers and directors in any healthcare role—including CNOs and CEOs—this program is designed to teach essential business techniques to demonstrate how these techniques can be applied within the healthcare field in Illinois. This full-day program focuses on key topics related to the future of healthcare management in a rapidly transforming delivery system.


NC3 - Nursing Care Webinars

This free webinar series is designed to provide an opportunity for collaboration, education and idea-sharing for the state-mandated Nursing Care Committees. The series covers a new topic each month and is open to all. 


Regional Meetings

Don’t travel far for education relevant to you. IONL’s Regional Meetings offer convenient education close to home. 

Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91) (OH-365, 4/18/2021).

Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders
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