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2014 March Webcast WA State Nurse Staffing Committees Final Image


Did you miss the NWone webcast:
Washington State Nurse Staffing Committees: 
How Are We Doing and Why Does it Matter?

If so, cliick here to view.

Download the PowerPoint Presentation


NWone Spring Program NWONE 2014 Spring Program Brochure

The Next Steps in Our Leadership Journey:  Getting Nurses on Board(s)
May 15-16, 2014
Portland, OR

Register Now

We often hear nurse leaders and aspiring nurse leaders say, "we need to get a seat at the table." We assume that this somewhat nebulous "table" is the place where real decision making occurs; the place where leaders have an opportunity to exert their influence. Additionally we know that the IOM recommendations on the Future of Nursing address our need to "prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health." To address these issues NWone has made the decision to focus our 2014 Spring Program on the topic of Getting Nurses on Board(s). Our Preconference and our General Session will be entirely focused on educating nurses to prepare for board roles. Read more in our brochure.



NWone Awards

It is that time of year again when we solicit nominations for our annual NWone Awards program.   As has been our tradition, we will be hosting our awards program at our annual opening dinner for the NWone spring program, which will occur on May 15, 2014,  6pm - 8pm at the Portland Marriott, Downtown Waterfront.  Each year our awards celebration is not only a time of great fellowship and celebration, but an important time when we honor exemplars of excellence in nursing leadership.   There is really no greater honor than being recognized by your peers and coworkers as they are the ones who have the most insight and understanding of the contributions that nurse leaders make.   Please take the time this year to honor one of your colleagues through a nomination for excellence in nursing leadership, you won't regret it. 

Last year the NWone awards taskforce added two new awards to be launched in 2014.  One is an award to recognize a frontline nurse leader (including advance practice nurses) for excellence in clinical leadership, the second new award recognizes excellence in a NWone regional council.   These new awards provide you with new opportunities to recognize those you work with.  With these additions our total number of award options comes to seven:

  1. Award for Authentic Leadership [ nomination form ]
  2. Award for a Transformational Pioneer [ nomination form ]
  3. Award for a Distinguished Career [ nomination form ]
  4. Award for an Emerging Nurse Leader [ nomination form ]
  5. Award for Excellence in Health Care or Nursing Advocacy [ nomination form ]
  6. Award for Leadership Excellence in a Frontline Nurse Clinican [ nomination form ]
  7. Award for Excellence in a NWone Regional Council [ nomination form ]

    Award Descriptions

Above are copies of the award nomination forms (with nomination instructions) for each award and a document providing a brief summary of each award.  Awards must be postmarked no later than March 25, 2014 to be considered.

Additionally, You can download the sponsorship form for the NWone Awards Program.   We are so grateful to those hospitals and industry partners who have provided sponsorship each year for this event.   It is through this financial support that we have been able to assure the our awards programs are not only elegant… but that our employers can get a high volume of their leaders to attend and cheer on their award winners.   We hope that you will consider providing sponsorship for this event as you also consider your award nomination options.   We look forward to hearing from you, and to seeing you on May 15th!


Register for Upcoming Events:

2014 Emerging Clinical Leader Series
Portland, OR
Seattle, WA

Wenatchee, WA

Click here for brochure!

Negotiation & The Power of Persuasion:  Honing Your Advanced Communication Skills
April 3,2014-Spokane-CANCELLED
April 4, 2014 - Seattle
April 10, 2014 - Portland
Download PDF Registration

Participative Management & Shared Governance
April 22, 2014 - Seattle
Online Registration
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The Essentials of Charge Nurse Leadership:  The Role of the Leader on the Frontline
May 27-28, 2014 - Wenatchee

May 29-30, 2014 - Seattle
June 2-3, 2014 - Portland


Patty Cochrell Elected to AONE Board of Directors

It is my pleasure to announce to you that our own Patty Cochrell, Immediate Past President of NWONE, has been elected to the AONE board of directors as our representative from Region 9 (Alaska, WA, OR, CA).   Patty brings a wealth of information as both a nurse clinician, CNE, COO and her years as a national consultant to this role.   We are proud of Patty and so happy to see her receive this national recognition.  

Additionally Linda Burnes Bolton, Vice President for Nursing, CNO and Director of Nursing Research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has been named as the incoming AONE President Elect.  Linda is an RN with more than 40 years of experiences as a clinician, researcher, and administrator and has served as the President of the American Academy of Nursing and of the National Black Nurses Association as well as being the Vice-Chair for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing initiative at the Institute of Medicine.

For more information on new board members, see the AONE news release.   AONE is an AHA subsidiary. 

AONE Chapter Achievement Award

Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives

Over the past several years, the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives (NWONE) has made significant progress in the legislative and policy arena and NWONE's ability to fully engage on key health care issues and impact policy. The chapter used the leadership of its Health Care Policy Commission (HCPC) as a driving force in educating nurse leaders on state legislative and regulatory issues vital to their leadership success and relevant to their strategic and daily decision-making. NWONE, through HCPC, now offers an array of educational opportunities for nurse leaders to develop their political advocacy knowledge and skills, including an annual full day Legislative Boot-Camp with presentations by notable legislative, legal and health care experts. To date, NWONE has held five Legislative Boot-Camps and has educated more than 100 nurse leaders on how to effectively testify before the legislature. As a result of the chapter's testimony training efforts, they have increased the number of nurses testifying as persuasive expert witnesses on issues vital to nurse leaders.




Become a NWONE Member!

NWONE is a professional membership organization of nurse executives and nurse leaders in the Pacific Northwest. NWONE is proud to have nurses who specialize in a wide range of leadership roles.

Read more about the benefits of membership.

Download the NWONE membership brochure.

NWone Spring Program

The Next Steps in Our Leadership Journey:  Getting Nurses on Board(s)

May 15-16, 2014

Portland, OR


Link for registration -

Link for brochure (PDF attached)