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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 updated and approved as of July, 2019.)

Educational and Networking Sessions

SWPONL offers Educational and Networking Sessions for continuing education and networking in the spring and fall of each year.  Currently, the spring 2021 session is not scheduled due to the COVID-19 concerns. More information will be posted soon.

Click here for a message from the SWPONL Board with more information and resources for members.

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

More information  

Annual Conference

2020 Conference Reviews

Thank you for joining us in this opportunity for nurse leaders to learn about emerging issues and successful strategies with fellow nursing colleagues in this virtual format. As we pivoted to this new delivery, we remained engaged, and dedicated to the education, and to connecting in a whole new way.

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

Please click on the Conference Recap for a review of the 2020 Conference:

2020 Conference Recap 

For information on past Conferences and for photos:
SWPONL Conference 

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