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. 

Upcoming offering: 2019 IONL Annual Conference - September 19-20 in Oak Brook, Illinois


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 & ANCC certifications.

Upcoming offering: November 15 at AMITA in Hinsdale, Illinois


Essentials Workshop

Held as a pre-conference to the Annual and Mid-Year conferences, this two-hour workshop and lunch provide an opportunity for nurse leaders to learn about requirements for nursing practice and care delivery across the continuum in Illinois and network with peers.


Finance Workshop

This one-day workshop is designed for staff nurses, charge nurses, nurse coordinators, nurse managers and directors. Attendees will discuss financial topics related to nursing administration, including healthcare budgeting, productivity, and more. 


Illinois Nursing Leadership Fellowship

This immersive program is dedicated to the development and support of managers and new directors from diverse practice environments throughout the state. Incorporating education, mentoring, and networking, the fellowship is designed to build and enhance leadership skills and competencies. The program runs from November through July and consists of four interactive sessions (1.5 days each), independent work, and a project in the participant’s workplace setting.


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 and 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
225 W. Wacker Dr., Suite 650 | Chicago, IL 60606 | Ph: 312.265.3927

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