We believe powerful, influential and exceptionally effective nurse leaders must be at the core of, and are critical in, advancing the future of healthcare.

 

Executive Director Update

07/27/2020

I've been hearing from Nurse Leaders via virtual calls, candid conversations, and meetings the same refrain: we are tired, we are still under the constant stress of crisis response and financial recovery effort, and we are preparing for the new normal not returning to what we thought was normal. Yet,  what Ive subsequently and uniformly heard from our cadre of leaders is: we are enduring, we are resilient, we are mastering change and adaptability, and we will get through this and be better for it.

That last bit, the part about adapting and growing stronger, that makes my heart sing.

So how do we as NWONL position to support this new normal? NWONLs purpose and vision has always been to influence the impact of nursing leadership and to advance the future of healthcare. Our organization was built on a foundation of networking and connecting through face to face interactions.  Our collective challenges present a choice: pivot how we show up or miss out on connecting when we need it the most. Admittedly, deviating from events where we can mingle, see faces and hold conversations is a bit intimidating and honestly, feels unnatural. Fortunately, as Nurse leaders, adaptation is one of our hallmark traits! 

Embracing the challenge to adapt we are thrilled to announce the NWONL Virtual Summit, October 5th, 7th and 9th. This 3 day series will offer virtual connection in real time: After refreshing and engaging key presenter sessions we will peruse the Corporate Sponsor Vendor Hall to discover how they are positioning to help our organizations succeed, and adjourn with happy hour conversations to reconnect for a boost of energy and inspiration. Save the dates! We will have more information to register soon.

You are the faces of courage, grace, and grit. -cw


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