Getting Involved in ONL's Advocacy Efforts

ONL serves as a collective voice of nurse leaders in the region and champions public policy advocacy on issues impacting nursing practice and the health of our communities. We work with our members to identify key issues, provide viable solutions, and influence and build buy-in with key stakeholders and decision-makers. We do this through grass-roots advocacy as well as through strategic partnerships and interactions with key policy leaders, legislators, and other nursing and healthcare organizations and associations.

Ways You Can Get Involved

Advocacy takes many different forms and requires engagement and persistence. Change is possible when we contribute to the dialogue. There are several ways you can get involved today to help amplify the voice and influence of nurses and nurse leaders on public policy:

  • With Your Legislators: Leverage time and contact with state and public sector leaders and connect the dots for them if they are less familiar with nursing leadership and practice. Find your legislator >>
  • Within Your Organization: Collaborate with the government affairs team in your organization, and the Boards that you can influence, and look for opportunities to infuse nursing priorities and perspectives.
  • With Your Peers and Colleagues: We need to keep nurses in the conversation, and if you can open doors for others, please do so, with intention.
  • With ONL: New members are always welcome on the Government Affairs committee. Join us!


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