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.
  • 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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Share the Warmth Donation Drive: Join us in making a difference this holiday season!

On behalf of ONL's Membership Committee, we invite you to join fellow nurse leaders in making a difference this holiday season by taking part in our Share the Warmth donations drive.

To participate, please bring along new hats, gloves, mittens, or socks to donate at our Winter Quarterly Meeting, and ONL will then distribute them to shelters in need across our member states. We will have a monetary donation option available for those who wish to participate but are unable to bring physical goods along with them.

By making a donation, you will be entered into a drawing to win a complimentary registration to ONL's Spring 2024 Quarterly Meeting!

ONL Share the Warmth Donations Drive


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 Mazurek 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 and Chief Wellness Officer for The Ohio State University. She also is the Executive Director of the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice (EBP), the Helene Fuld Health Trust Professor of Evidence-based Practice, and former dean of Ohio State’s College of Nursing. In addition, she is Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Ohio State’s College of Medicine. Dr. Melnyk is recognized globally for her expertise in EBP, child, adolescent and clinician mental health, and intervention research as well as her innovative approaches to population health and well-being. Bern is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences, and has presented hundreds of workshops on EBP, health and wellness, and mental health throughout the nation and globe. She is editor of seven books focused on EBP, intervention research, evidence-based health assessment, and leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship. Dr. Melnyk has more than 520 publications and over $36 million dollars of sponsored funding as a principal investigator. She is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Nursing that has recognized her three times as an Edge Runner, the National Academies of Practice, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Melnyk served a four-year term on the United States Preventive Services Task Force, the National Advisory Council for the National Institute for Nursing Research, and the Behavioral Health Standing Committee of the National Quality Forum. She also served as vice-chair of the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and recently received an honorary doctor of science degree from the State University of New York. Dr. Melnyk is editor-in-chief of the top ranked journal Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing. She was appointed to the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-being and Resilience in 2017 on which she still continues to serve and is the current president of the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities.


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