March is Membership Month at ONL!march is membership month

At ONL, our members are our primary focus, and our strength and impact is driven by this incredible community. We value you, appreciate your leadership, and are grateful for your participation! We are deeply committed to our members and our mission to advance a culture of health through nursing leadership and professional governance. In celebration and appreciation of our members, we are excited to announce that this March will be Membership Month at ONL!

Our goals for ONL's Membership Month are multi-faceted:

  • Deepen Member Engagement
  • Enhance Member Value and Satisfaction
  • Strengthen and Grow Our Membership Community

Membership Month Activities

Member-Get-a-Member Campaign & ContestMember-Get-A-Member Recruitment

March 2023 brings our 7th annual ONL Member-Get-a-Member recruitment campaign and contest! Throughout the month of March, members will score a point for each new member or renewing member they refer. At the end of the month, the member with the most points will win our Grand Prize - registration and hotel accommodations for our 2023 Annual Meeting! All others who have scored points will be entered into a drawing to win one of two Runner-Up Prizes - registration to the Annual Meeting. Each point serves as one entry into the drawing, so the more people you refer, the better your chances to win!

More details have been shared by email. Please check your inbox.

Member Satisfaction Survey & Needs AssessmentMember Needs Assessment

We want to hear from YOU, our members! How are we doing? Are you finding value in your ONL Membership? What could we do differently to better serve you? What are the top challenges you are facing in this moment? 

This brief survey provides an opportunity to share your candid feedback related to your professional needs and will inform strategic decisions at ONL. We greatly appreciate your input and time to complete the survey! As a thank you, all respondents can opt to be entered to win a complimentary 2023 Annual Meeting registration.

The survey link will be shared by email. Please check your inbox.

ONL Member SpotlightsMember Spotlights

The richness of ONL's membership community comes in large part from the diversity of our members' perspectives, backgrounds, roles, and practice settings. In an effort to expand an deepen the connections between our members, we'll be launching Membership Spotlights during Membership Month. Each Member Spotlight will showcase different ONL members, their stories, and their reasons for being a part of the ONL community. We hope you enjoy learning more about one another and take the opportunity to make connections!

Member Spotlights will be shared by email each Friday and posted to MyONL, the members-only part of our website. Please check your inbox or log in to view the Spotlights.

2023 Awards and Scholarship NominationsAwards and Scholarship Nominations

Each year, ONL recognizes outstanding nurse leaders in our region through our peer-nominated Awards and Scholarships. This is a special way to honor much-deserving nurse leaders across our region. We are excited to launch the 2023 call for nominations and hope you will consider nominating yourself or a colleague for an ONL award or scholarship. Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague today! The deadline for submission is midnight on Friday, March 31st.

Award and scholarship recipients will be recognized during our in-person Annual Meeting on June 8th in Newport, RI during our Member Reception and Awards Ceremony.

To learn more about each award and scholarship and eligibility criteria or to submit a nomination, please click on the links below. For any additional information or questions, please email [email protected].

  • Mary B. Conceison Award
    The Mary B. Conceison Award for Excellence in Nursing Leadership recognizes outstanding contributions of a nursing service administrator.

Eligibility Criteria & Nomination Form
  • Karen Kirby Award
    The Karen Kirby Award honors nurses who lead outside traditional roles, demonstrate an entrepreneurial approach, are recognized for innovation, have outcomes at the national and / or international levels, strategically support nursing leadership organizations, and generously provide support to colleagues.

Eligibility Criteria & Nomination Form
  • Janet Madigan Advocacy Award
    The Janet Madigan Advocacy Award recognizes excellence as a community advocate or political leader committed to supporting and advocating for the nursing profession and patient care.

Eligibility Criteria & Nomination Form
  • Pamela Leigh Vecchiarino Nursing Leadership Award
    The Pamela Leigh Vecchiarino Nursing Leadership Award recognizes nurse leaders who are patient-focused change agents committed to improving outcomes. Honorees advance the profession, are compassionate, and serve as role models to others.

Eligibility Criteria & Nomination Form
  • Marilyn Rinker Memorial Scholarship Award for Registered Nurses in Advanced Degree Programs
    The Marilyn Rinker Memorial Scholarship Award provides scholarship support for nurses pursuing an advanced degree with an emphasis on nursing leadership.

Eligibility Criteria & Nomination Form
  • Laudio Outstanding Nurse Manager/Nurse Director Scholarship Award
    The Laudio Outstanding Nurse Manager/Nurse Director Scholarship recognizes nurse leaders that demonstrate strong leadership skills, support a continuous journey towards excellence, and exhibit promise for greater contribution and levels of responsibility. Recipients receive scholarship funds to exclusively for ONL’s Nurse Leader Master Class.

Eligibility Criteria & Nomination Form
  • Sharon A. Smith Scholarship Award
    The Sharon A. Smith Scholarship Award honors Sharon's legacy by developing nurse leaders and supporting their continued educational journey in nursing programs or advanced degree programs.

Eligibility Criteria & Nomination Form


 Patient Care LinkAmerican Organization for Nurse Leadership