Lynn Lynn, Leah Ann Owens, Rachael Burchett & Dessie Trent

Congratulations to the 2015 KONL Scholarship Award Recipients

KONL – Who We Are

The Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders (KONL) is a non-profit organization and chapter of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). It is also an allied society of the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA). The purpose of the organization is to advance the development of effective administrative leadership in nursing services, in sites where healthcare is delivered.

The organization operates for charitable, scientific and educational purposes. KONL provides educational programs for nurse leaders throughout the state, funds scholarships for members, shares scientific works between members and provides forums for discussion and networking through district and state level meetings. KONL is divided into four districts: Bluegrass, Cumberland, Ohio Valley and Twin Lakes. Districts are equally represented in statewide decisions, and forums are provided, at both the district and state level, for members to become involved and share their views.

Membership is open to all registered nurses serving as a nursing leadership professional along with KONL members who have retired from a nursing leadership position.

Associate membership is available for aspiring nurse leaders and those in relevant degree programs with a career path in nursing administration.


Annual Membership is only $50

Online Option

  • To Join as a KONL member or renew membership just click on "Become a Member/Renew Member" and fill out the application form online and pay via credit card. The service is provided by PayPal, but you can pay with any credit card or use a PayPal account if you have one.

Paper Option

  1. Print the application, fill out the requested information and mail in with your $50 check made out to the KONL
  2. Click on the link below for a paper application

KONL New Member and/or Member Renewal Application