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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

SWPONL Spring 2019 Educational and Networking Session 

Thank you to our speaker Heather Rommes,  our sponsors and to the attendees for their participation on March 21, 2019.  

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

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SWPONL Annual Educational Conference

40th Anniversary SWPONL Conference!
August 29-30, 2019

"Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence 
in Nursing Leadership"

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 throughout the region. Conference registration and call for abstracts are open. 

Join us for this Anniversary Celebration! 

Conference Registration 

Conference Venue and Reservations

Visit the SWPONL Conference Page for Details 

Sponsors and Exhibitors 

Sponsors and Exhibitors - if you have any questions about the SWPONL Conference Opportunities please contact the office at 412-344-1414 or at

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Pittsburgh, PA 15221


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