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SWPONL is a strong, independent, and active professional organization for current and future nurse leaders from a variety of areas of practice. For over 30 years, SWPONL has provided a forum for nurse leaders from hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, community nursing areas, rehabilitation facilities, academia, and consulting to share current and relevant information affecting practice.  SWPONL engages nurse leaders in acting upon important pending legislation and other pertinent issues related to nursing practice and leadership, and provides multiple educational opportunities throughout the year.

SWPONL's Board of Directors believe that we can best serve the members by remaining an independent organization for nurse leaders in the region, continuing to strengthen our services to our members, strengthen our voice as leaders, and support the mission and values of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE).


To support the professional development of nurse leaders through collaboration, advocacy, and education.


To position nurse leaders to influence the future of healthcare in Southwestern Pennsylvania.


Read SWPONL's Bylaws

Educational and Networking Sessions

Thank you for participating in this new workshop offering from Vicki Hess! 

The Employee Engagement Survey Results Are In...Now What?

Vicki Hess,
Catalyst Consulting, LLC
Baltimore, Maryland

The session evaluations are in and here's what the attendees had to say: 

  • "The content of this presentation was exceptionally valuable and timely. Vicki is an excellent presenter..."
  • "This was my first time at a Vicki Hess conference and she was just excellent. I will take new information back to my workplace."
  • "Vicki Hess brings a lot of energy when speaking about any topic."
  • "...enjoyed real life suggestions"
  • "Was a great networking/educational session  Engaging speaker."
More Information about our Educational Sessions

SWPONL's 39th
Annual Educational Conference

August 30-31, 2018
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

The SWPONL Annual Educational Conference offers you the opportunity to learn from our expert speakers as well as from experienced peers who share your same journey. 

The annual conference gathers nurse leaders to celebrate the individual and collective achievements of nurse leaders and administrators from the region through abstract presentations.

Visit the SWPONL Conference Page for all the Details

Conference Program and Brochure 

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Pittsburgh, PA 15221


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