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About IONL

IONL is the voice of nursing leadership in Indiana and supports nurse leaders in all health care settings to make a positive contribution to the nursing profession, facilitate high quality outcomes, and support an engaged staff.

The Indiana Organization for Nursing Leadership (IONL)

is a Region 5 Affiliate (one of 49 affiliated state and metropolitan chapters) of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL), an organization of nurses who design, facilitate and manage care. IONL is a state organization and consists of 8 Districts that have meetings at the local level to serve the needs of individual members.

IONL serves its members through five key goals.

  1. Develop innovation as a core competency for all nurse leaders.
  2. Advance community-based teams across the care continuum.
  3. Support the provision of safe, quality care in delivery systems grounded in healthful practice environments.
  4. Communicate the value of nursing in health care to all stakeholders.
  5. Optimize the operational effectiveness of IONL.

Achieve Excellence

IONL provides direction for achievement of excellence in nursing leadership through 5 Core Business objectives.

  • Education and Leadership
  • Public Policy and Advocacy
  • Career Development
  • Member Engagement
  • Thought Leadership