Alabama Organization for Nursing Leadership (AlaONL)
The Alabama Organization for Nursing Leadership (AlaONL), an affiliated organization of the Alabama Hospital Association, is an organization of nurse leaders who design, facilitate and manage care. The organization provides direction and leadership for the advancement of nursing practice and patient care in health care systems, supports and promotes excellence in nurse executive and nurse management practice, and helps to shape policy affecting health care delivery from the perspective of the nurse executive and the nurse manager.
AlaONL serves its members by:
- Providing vision and actions for nursing leadership to meet the health care needs.
- Influencing legislation and public policy related to nursing and patient care issues.
- Offering member services that support 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.
The organization membership requirements and categories shall be consistent with those set for the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) bylaws for full and associate membership. Full members of AlaONL shall consist of Registered Nurse (RN) leaders or aspiring leaders. This includes those RNs who hold or aspire to hold an organizational role of administration/management, who are accountable for strategic, operational and/or performance outcomes in sites where health care is delivered; faculty in graduate and undergraduate nursing programs, including deans and directors; executive directors of AlaONL Affiliated Chapters; consultants in nursing administration/management practice; persons working in professional associations, regulatory agencies and/or accrediting health care organizations; and editors of professional journals.
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Valerie K. Heinl, MHA, MSN, RN, NE-BC