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Upcoming Events

December 07, 2022

The Role of Nurses in Promoting Health Equity

In this webinar, Dr. Ackerman-Barger will review key recommendations of the Future of Nursing Report, discuss the concept of equity-minded nurses, and identify strategies and mindsets nurses can adopt...

December 14, 2022

Development Commission 2022

NWONL Development Commission Date/Time: Monthly on second Wednesday⋅11:00am – 12:00pm
Members Only: Request Zoom Link Invite Here
Agenda: Will be provided prior to meeting...

December 15, 2022

Leadership Commission 2022

NWONL Leadership Commission Date/Time: Monthly on the Third Thursday⋅11:00am – 12:00pm
Members Only: Request Zoom Link Invite Here
Agenda: Will be provided prior to meeting...

December 27, 2022

NWONL Seattle Council

Every month on the fourth Tuesday from 5 - 6pm PST.
Time, Agenda, Presenter(s) provided to email list subscribers.

Councils are a primary method for Nursing Leaders...

Recent Articles

Nov 23 2022

November 2022 Newsletter

The winter and holidays are here! Elections are complete and there is much to share....
Oct 23 2022

October 2022 Leader Highlight

For October, we are highlighting some of the trends and thoughts on leadership that...
Oct 23 2022

October 2022 Newsletter

Board Elections, Scholarships, many Learning and CE events. October is a big month...
Sep 22 2022

September Leader Highlight

For September, we invited longtime NWONL supporter and Nursing Leadership Professional...

Executive Director Update

November 2022

As Nursing Leaders, winter and the holiday season has a tendency to compound stressors as the year end looms. Both at work and home. If you have feelings of angst in response, your not alone. Lather on top of the end of year platter a mess of environmental agents: swirling flu storms, covid (never left), RSV and viruses a plenty... Our strained organizations can't seem to catch a break. Leaders are (again) rapidly risking becoming fatigued and demoralized. Our shared reality is, it is obnoxiously stressful out there. 

It's enough to convince myself we will endure so I'm not going to loft platitudes your way. All I can share is what personally I'm doing to manage. First up, I'm making time to asses what is bringing me joy, then do more of if. My method of choice this season ''showing gratitude". It has the science behind it as a lever for combating stress and it grounds and aligns me to my personal calling. Its also fun. I'm weaving this into my work with a gratitude journal, thank you notes, celebrating the little things, and scheduling time to take care of myself (yes including some "consistent" exercise). My goal is to amplify my gratitude gravitas. You can choose your own adventure, just make sure you take care of yourself first. We have to, countless others are depending on us to lead the way. In the words of Sister Trainor (see the Novemberd Newsletter, Time Well Spent, for full story): "Have a happy heart and be a healer. Be kind to each other. Be there when people need you"

You are the faces of courage, grace and grit.


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