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Nevada Organization of Nurse Leaders

Region 9 Affiliate of the American Organization of Nurse Executives

About NONL


The Nevada Organization of Nurse Leaders (NONL) is a Region 9 chapter of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) organization of nurses who design, facilitate, and manage care — one of 48 affiliated state and metropolitan chapters.

Since 2000, this state organization, along with AONE, has provided leadership, professional development, advocacy, and research to advance nursing practice and patient care, promote nursing leadership excellence, and shape public policy for health care. The Nevada Organization of Nurse Leaders, Inc., was incorporated in 2010 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. It represents 280-plus members including nurse leaders across the continuum of care and in nursing education in the state of Nevada.

Our Mission

To foster the development of nurse leaders through mentorship, collaboration, and education, to influence the development of health policy, and to advance the profession of nursing.

Action Areas

The organization is proactive in its approach to addressing emerging health care issues such as:

  • transforming the health care system
  • evidence-based practice and policy
  • advancement of technology
  • leadership development
  • clinical delegation skill development for nurses
  • care delivery re-engineering and re-design
  • continuous quality improvement
  • patient-focused practice
  • accessibility to education and healthcare workforce planning
  • most importantly, the Campaign for Action: Future of Nursing

NONL Service to Its Members

  • providing vision and actions for nursing leadership to meet the health care needs of society
  • influencing legislation and public policy related to nursing and patient care issues
  • offering member services that support and enhance the management, leadership, educational, and professional development of nursing leaders
  • facilitating and supporting research and development efforts that advance nursing administration practice and quality patient care

NONL Executive Board Members

Executive Board Members are elected each fall to one-year terms starting January 1. The Board's e-mail is .

Todd Isbell

Sandy Goldstein

Carla Adams, RN, MSN

Kathy Pate, RN, MSN

NONL Executive Board Advisors

Past NONL presidents serve as Board advisors. The advisors may be contacted at .

Susan Adamek
Executive Board Adviser

John Coldsmith
Executive Board Adviser

Margaret Covelli
Executive Board Adviser

Melodie Osborn
Executive Board Adviser

Sandy Rush
Executive Board Adviser

Marissa Brown
Executive Board Adviser

Cathleen Hamel
Executive Board Advisor

NONL Bylaws

NONL Bylaws, rev. April, 2017

NONL Committees

Click here to view a separate page with information about NONL's standing committees.

If you have any questions about NONL's organization, mission, or activities, please contact us!