Winter Quarterly Meeting

ONL's Winter Quarterly Meetings offer nurse leaders at all levels an opportunity for rich professional learning while connecting face-to-face with fellow nurse leaders for collaboration and community. 

Winter 2023 Quarterly Meeting Flyer


Well-Being as Workforce Strategy: Why Enhancing Nurses' Well-Being is a Strategic Imperative, and What Nurse Leaders Can Do

The Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, Framingham, Massachusetts

Nurses' well-being is mission-critical; it impacts not only individual performance, but also team dynamics, retention, and, by extension, patient outcomes. Enhancing nurses' well-being and cultivating cultures of well-being are therefore strategic imperatives for healthcare organizations. This program will delve into nurses' well-being as a lever for transformative change and what nurse leaders need to know to enhance their own personal well-being and that of their teams. Join us to gain insights, inspiration, and actionable strategies and to connect and collaborate face-to-face with fellow nurse leaders!

Program Content

  • ONL Business Meeting - Stay at the forefront with the latest updates from ONL
  • Member Poster Presentations - Sharing the incredible work that is transforming nursing practice and patient care in our region. To submit a poster abstract for consideration, please click here.
  • Keynote Speaker Dr. Bernadette Melnyk - Nurses' well-being: evidence-based strategies for cultivating a culture of well-being and for enhancing nurse leaders' personal health and wellness
  • Community, connection, and celebrationDedicated time for connection and fun with fellow nurse leaders from across the region
  • Time with vendors - Learn about products and solutions that can support your nursing team and organization

Who Should Participate

  • This program offers something for nurses at all levels of leadership, from nurses leading change at the bedside to those leading health systems. It also offers terrific team bonding and shared learning for nursing teams.

Program Details

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Call for Posters

call for postersAll are invited to submit a poster presentation to share their recent projects, successful strategies, and professional knowledge with nurse leaders from across New England. This is a great opportunity to showcase and disseminate work from within your organization.

Abstracts may be submitted for posters in the following categories:

  • Evidence-Based Practice Projects
  • Innovation Projects
  • Integrative Review
  • Quality/ Performance Improvement Projects
  • Research

Please be sure to read the full poster abstract guidelines for the category in which you plan to submit. Guidelines are attached to this email, and can be viewed online here.

The deadline to submit an abstract is September 29th. Individual extensions may be granted. If you would like to submit an abstract but require more time, please email Ashley Waddell at [email protected] by EOD Sept. 29th.

Applicants will be notified October 17th. Posters will be due November 15th.

Submit an Abstract

Reserving a Hotel Room

ONL has reserved a limited number of guest rooms at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center that are available to our participants at a discounted rate of $159 per night plus tax for the night of Thursday, December 7th. To make a reservation at the group rate, please click here.

Exhibitor Information

If you would like information about participating in our program as an exhibitor, please view our 2023-2024 Vendor Partner Prospectus.


Keynote Speaker: Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, EBP-C, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN

ONL is thrilled to host Dr. Bern Melnyk as our keynote speaker for this program. Dr. Melnyk will present two sessions:

Building Cultures of Well-Being to Retain a Thriving, Engaged Workforce: Evidence-Based Strategies for Success

Dr. Melnyk will discuss the state of health, well-being, and burnout across the nursing profession and share evidence-based strategies for enhancing a culture of well-being to improve quality and safety.

Enhancing Personal Health, Well-Being and Energy: Key Tactics for Leaders

Dr. Melnyk will share key tactics for leaders to enhance personal health and well-being and impactful, practical strategies to enhance and sustain energy.

About Dr. Melnyk

Bern Melnyk 

Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, EBP-C, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN is Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer and Professor and Dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University where she also is a Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry in the College of Medicine as well as Executive Director of the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice. She is recognized nationally and globally for her clinical knowledge and expertise in evidence-based practice, child and adolescent mental health, and intervention research as well as her innovative approaches to health and wellness. Bern is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences, and has presented hundreds of workshops on health and wellness, child and adolescent mental health, and evidence-based practice for healthcare systems, professional organizations, and corporations throughout the nation and globe. Dr. Melnyk is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Nursing, the National Academies of Practice, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She also is a former member of the United States Preventive Services Task Force, the National Quality Forum’s Behavioral Health Standing Committee and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Expert Panel on Promoting Emotional Well-being in Children and Adolescents, in collaboration with the CDC. Dr. Melnyk is currently a member of the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-being and Resilience, elected Vice Chair for the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, and Founder and President of the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities. Dr. Melnyk has received $35 million dollars of sponsored funding from federal agencies and foundations as a Principal Investigator, is an editor of seven books, and has authored over 500 publications.


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