Celebrating 50 Years in 2017




In 1967, a collection of nurse administrators from the AHA Council of Nursing organized themselves into a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association with a mission to create a professional home for nurse leaders.

Fifty years later, AONL is the preeminent organization for nurse leaders. Echoing the founders’ aims to develop the profession of nursing leadership, today the organization represents nearly 10,000 members from across the health care spectrum.

50 Years of Nursing Leadership

AONE 50th Thought Leader Panel

AONE & StoryCorps

In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, AONL collaborated with StoryCorps, a national oral history project, to capture members’ stories about AONL and their nursing leadership journeys.

We will share some of the stories throughout the year. Additionally, the stories are housed at the Library of Congress. Interested in sharing your story? Learn how to conduct an interview and capture your story using the StoryCorps app.

Their story is produced and recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. www.storycorps.org.