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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 Leaders (AONL).


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.


SWPONL Bylaws have been updated and approved as of July, 2019.
Thank you to our members for their review and vote.


Educational and Networking Sessions

Thank you to our speaker, James Vogel, our sponsor and to the attendees for their participation in the SWPONL Fall 2019 Educational and Networking Session - Nurse Leader’s Role in Awareness, Prevention and Mitigation: Addressing Workplace Violence in Healthcare."

More information on upcoming and past educational sessions are available here: 

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SWPONL Annual Conference

2020 Year of the Nurse Leader: Past, Present, and Future

Join us for the Year of the Nurse!

Save the Date and join us for this opportunity for nurse leaders to learn about emerging issues and successful strategies while networking with fellow nursing colleagues.

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

This Annual Conference gathers nurse leaders to celebrate the individual and collective achievements of nurse leaders and administrators throughout the region. 

Conference information will be available soon.

2020 Conference Sponsor Opportunities 

Click here for photos and past Conference recaps:
SWPONL Conference 

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Pittsburgh, PA 15221


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