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About VONL


Promote leadership development and networking opportunities for nurse leaders in order to advance the delivery of high quality of health care in Vermont.


The Vermont Organization of Nurse Leaders shapes the future of health care for Vermonters through innovative leadership.

Core Values

Leadership, Mentorship, Professionalism, Collaboration, Innovation, Excellence

Strategic Objective

Provide value to nurse leaders across the continuum. Membership in VONL provides networking opportunities, leadership development and education, a mechanism for influencing public policy, a forum for discussion of issues, and a vehicle for advocacy in health care.

Top Six Priorities

VONL’s current six top priorities for nursing in Vermont were developed at its annual strategic planning workshop in July of 2009 and then voted upon by an online survey of its membership. The priorities are reviewed annually at the July workshop.

  1. Evidence-Based Practice
  2. Promote BSN Education
  3. Strengthen VONL membership
  4. LegislativeAcumen
  5. Promote Nursing Practice-EducationCollaboration
  6. Workforce Development

What do we do?

  • Meet bi-monthly to discuss issues and advance our goals. Meeting schedule is posted on the Calendar of Events page.
  • Network with each other
  • Support each other
  • Learn about other institutions and health systems in Vermont
  • Work to advance nursing practice and education in Vermont
  • Advise the legislature and other health care “influencers” in Vermont
  • Network with AONE (American Organization of Nurse Executives) and regional affiliates like ourselves