KONL 12th Annual Leadership Development Conference- Nurses Don't Do Math…Or Do They?

Thursday, September 22, 2016 – Friday, September 23, 2016

Holiday Inn Louisville East-Hurstbourne
1325 Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville, Kentucky 40222

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Registration Deadline
Monday, September 19, 2016


Below are links to the presentations to print and bring to the conference

Leadership Principles for Surviving VAlue Based Purchasing

KONL Presentation 9/22/16

KONL Business Meeting 9/22/16

KONL Sept 22-23 2016

Surviving & Thriving in the Crazy World of Nursing Leadership!

Call for Abstracts

The Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders fall leadership program will be held September 22nd and 23rd, 2016 in Louisville, KY at the Holiday Inn Hurstbourne Lane. The title of this year’s program is “Nurses Don’t Do Math…or Do They?  The Business Case for Nursing Leadership”.  The KONL Leadership program provides you with a forum to share your knowledge and expertise with your peers. KONL is seeking poster abstracts for presentations that support leadership in healthcare and patient outcomes. Poster winner names, abstracts and posters will be added to the KONL website.  Poster presenters are encouraged to be KONL members.

Stewards of Leadership

Suggested topics that may include, but are not limited to:

  • Participatory Leadership of Staff
  • Leadership Development
  • Workforce Enhancements
  • Changes in Health Care Delivery Models / Processes

Clinical Leadership in Evidenced Based Practice (EBP) or Quality Improvement with components of EBP

Suggested topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Evidenced-Based Practice Applications
  • Clinical Research Projects
  • Health Promotion and Disease Management
  • Facility-based Clinical quality improvement project

Posters must be brought to the meeting room at the Holiday Inn Hurstbourne Lane on Thursday, September 22nd between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m., and must be picked up at the same location on Friday, September 23rd between 12:00 and 12:30 p.m. All poster presenters will need to provide an abstract or handout for distribution to attendees. Poster presenters must also register and submit payment if attending the KONL conference.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

Stewards of Leadership
First Place – $750.00
Second Place – $500.00
*In addition, the first place winner in this category will receive a scholarship for up to $2000 to attend the 2017 AONE Conference.  Up to $2000 will be reimbursed upon receipt.

Clinical Leadership in Evidenced Based Practice or Quality Improvement with components of EBP
First Place – $500.00
Second Place – $300.00

Please use the attached presenter information form to submit your abstract. All submissions should be sent via e-mail to: michelle.pendleton@nortonhealthcare.org.
The deadline for submission of a poster abstract is August 3, 2016.

If you have any questions please feel to contact Carla Donnell at (502) 513-8299 or Michelle Pendleton at (502) 272-5366 or Kristin Pickerell at (502) 636-7138.

Click Here to download the Information Form

Wining Poster Abstracts from 2015 KONL Fall Leadership Conference Poster Presentations

Clinical Leadership in Evidenced Based Practice
1st place = Oral Intake During Labor: Evidence Based Practice Change by Methodist
2nd place = The Utilization of the STOP-Bang Tool and its impact on Nursing Airway Management in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit by Methodist

Stewards of Leadership
1st place = Smoking Cessation Study in a Rural Community Family Medicine Residency Clinic by Methodist
2nd place = Purposeful and Timely Nursing Rounds: An Evidence Based Quality Improvement Project by Chamberlain College of Nursing

View Details on the winning poster abstracts

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

Congratulations to the 2015 KONL Scholarship Award Recipients

Dessie Trent
Dessie works for St. Claire Regional Medical Center as an RN charge Nurse for Acute Rehab.  She earned her Associates Degree from Morehead State University.  She is now pursuing her Bachelors degree from Western Governor’s.

Rachael Burchett
Rachael works for St. Claire Regional Medical Center as an RN charge nurse.  She earned her Associates from Morehead State University.  She is now pursuing her Bachelor’s from Kaplan University.

Leah Ann Owens
Leah Ann works for St. Claire Regional Medical Centers as a patient care coordinator.  She earned her Bachelor’s from Morehead State University.  She is pursuing her Master’s from Eastern Kentucky University.

Lynne Lynn
Lynne works for Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center as a system director. She earned her Associates from Lexington Technical Institute, her Bachelor’s & Master’s from University of Kentucky.  She is pursuing her DNP from Eastern Kentucky University.

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