In order to keep Vermont members informed and engaged, the VONL Executive Team has formed a Steering Team.
The Marilyn Rinker Memorial Scholarship, established by VONL in 2009 to honor Marilyn's lifelong commitment and dedication to professional nursing practice, nursing education and leadership will continue to be offered.
The VONL Report on Nursing in Vermont confirmed that the state shared the same nursing workforce concerns that were becoming apparent across the nation (1).
As a second step, VONL convened a task force to develop strategic goals related to the identified workforce issues.
As part of the VONL strategic plan, we have developed an annotated list of EBP web resources that are posted on our website.
VONL supports the spirit of inquiry and best practices.
A small group of VONL leaders met after the July 10th meeting, to discuss possible leadership presentations.
VONL will continue to partner with the Vermont State Nurses Association, (VSNA), the Vermont Association of Hospitals and health Systems (VAHHS), the Office of Nursing Workforce and the Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) to continue to support and strengthen the Nursing workforce in Vermont
Organizational meetings were scheduled for VONL
, VNIP, and VSNA separately, but as it was observed that a core of participants held memberships in more than one of these groups, a joint meeting was held.
Applicants for the scholarship must posses a Vermont RN license in good standing, be a member of VONL
, have a demonstrated commitment to nursing leadership, as evidenced by participation in professional seminars, organizations, work accomplishments, and recommendations of peers, and be currently enrolled in an accredited program that will lead to an advanced degree.
Joining Marilyn as an officer of VONL
is Veronica Hychalk MSN, CNO, from Northeastern Medical Center in St.
The next VONL
meeting will be held on January 8th, at 9 AM, at Gifford Medical Center.