AONL and AONL Foundation awards and fellow designation recognize honorees for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the nursing leadership community.
AONL’s most prestigious award given to a member recognized by the broader nursing community as a significant leader in the nursing profession and AONL. Read the AONL Lifetime Achievement Award description.
Recognizes a nurse leader who significantly influenced professional nursing practice and the professional development of others. Read the Nurse Leadership and Mentorship Award description.
Recognizes an AONL or AONL Foundation program alumnus who exhibits significant potential as a future health care leader and demonstrates exemplary leadership within his or her organization, community and the nursing profession. Read the Pamela Austin Thompson Early Careerist Award description.
Recognizes an organization that has advanced diversity efforts within the nursing profession, organization or community. Diversity is the ability to hold multiple perspectives without judgment based on age, spirituality, cognitive/physical ability, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. Read the AONL Prism Award description.
Recognizes an AONL Affiliate that promotes nursing leadership and its influence in the areas of the advancement of nursing practice, patient safety, quality, recruitment and retention, or another priority initiative and can serve as a model. Read the AONL Affiliate Achievement Award description.
Honors a nurse researcher, recognized by the broader nursing community as an outstanding nurse researcher, who has made significant contributions to nursing research. Read the AONL Foundation Nurse Researcher Award description.