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The linkage between nursing care and patient outcomes is widely accepted, yet it is often difficult to achieve an evidence-based allocation of nursing resources that is understood and accepted by all. AONL, ANA and HFMA have teamed up to chart a path forward. This document explores the evolution from conventional, quasi-adversarial nursing/finance relationships to patients-first interprofessional collaboration and sets forth an action plan to improve nursing resource allocation and the value that patients receive.
The role of the system chief nurse executive (CNE) is a sub specialty of nursing leadership and requires its own set of competencies. Guided by the AONL Nurse Executive Competencies’ domains: communication and relationship building, knowledge of the healthcare environment, leadership, and professionalism, business skills the following competencies describe the skills, knowledge, and attributes of nurse leaders in the role of the system chief nurse executive. 
The Nursing Organizations Alliance believes that a healthful practice/work environment is supported by the presence of the following elements.
On September 12, 2010 delegates from the American Organization for Nursing Leadership and their guests embarked on a trip halfway around the world to meet with nurse leaders in India through the People to People Citizen Ambassador Program. AONL president, Pamela Rudisill, MSN, RN, MEd, NEABC, and AONL chief executive officer (CEO), Pamela Thompson, MS, RN, CENP, FAAN, led the delegation's meetings with counterparts in Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. The trip was filled with dialogue about health care and nursing leadership in the United States (U.S.) and in India.
🔒Member Only🔒 The role of the nurse executive in patient safety is to help lead best practices and establish the right culture across multiple disciplines within the organization.
This resource will assist nurse leaders and their organizations in implementing the AONL Guiding Principles for the Role of the Nurse Executive in Patient Safety. The role of the nurse executive in patient safety is to help lead best practices and establish the right culture across multiple disciplines within the organization.
These guiding principles are intended to inspire discussions among nurses and support service teams in a way that may not have taken place previously.
The following principles are intended to guide the nurse leader in achieving a diverse workforce by becoming an advocate for resources to implement and support a diversity program, encouraging a commitment to education, and leading diversity research initiatives that are based on performance improvement outcomes.
Technology is integrated into the fabric of health care and will most likely become increasingly part of the core fiber. AONL recognizes the significant role technology will play in our future. In support, AONL leadership has developed several tools to assist nurse leaders in incorporating technology into their work.
AONL hosted a group of health care professionals to participate in a discussion for building the hospital for the next generation. The group consisting of nurse executives, architects and engineers identified valuable assumptions and principles for stakeholders involved in designing and building hospitals for the next generation.
This white paper examines the relationship between nursing and support service functions within a hospital setting.
The chief nurse executive plays a critical role in the selection and implementation of information systems. Acquiring new systems is a complicated process that impacts the entire facility.
Today's health care environment is complex and creates demands requiring the professional nurse to be an astute critical thinker, confident and competent when caring for patients and families in multiple health care settings. However, since organizations are faced with increasing demands on resource utilization and simultaneous cost reductions, adequate attention to ensuring successful transition for the newly licensed nurse may be not be appropriately designed, managed, supported or evaluated.  
Care is moving from patient-centered to patient-driven. Nurses must take into account the many variables that contribute to the care of older adults.
Learn how nurses leaders prepare to invest in an aging workforce. More than 51 percent of the current workforce is age 40 or older — a 33 percent increase since 1980 — and 40 percent of the U.S. nurse workforce is age 50. As nurses age, retire or find employment outside of health care the number of employable nurses will decline.
🔒Member Only🔒 This toolkit has been designed with the Nurse Executive in mind and will serve as a valuable resource for all phases of technology acquisition.
Evolving from the increasingly complex role of the professional nurse, AONL has advanced and supported key works on the future of the professional nurse.