Transforming the future of healthcare in New Jersey through innovative nursing leadership.


The mission of ONL NJ is to: 

  • Advocate for healthcare issues and policies through active participation by nurse leaders. 
  • Engage nurse leaders in research, education, mentorship, and networking.  

Core Strategic Initiatives

  1. Fiscal accountability to support our strategic imperatives
  2. To be a dominant authority in influencing healthcare policy and delivery in New Jersey
  3. Create a culture of membership engagement across healthcare continuum
  4. Leadership development for current and future nurse leaders.
  5. Strengthen ONL NJ to have a prominent position and positive image for nursing in New Jersey.


  • Inclusive
  • Collaborative
  • Pro-active

ONL NJ is the Voice of Nursing Leadership

  • More than 600 members strong
  • Representing 90% of the hospitals in New Jersey
  • Responsible for a combined workforce that exceeds 116,000 active registered nurses

Membership Includes

  • Aspiring nurse leaders
  • Educators
  • Academia
  • Nurse Managers
  • Clinical Nurse Leaders
  • Administrative Directors of Nursing and Patient Care
  • Vice Presidents of Nursing
  • Chief Nursing Officers
  • Healthcare Business Representatives
  • Retired Nursing Leaders
  • Nursing leaders across the continuum of healthcare

Our Focus

  • Legislative/public policy issues related to nursing and patient care issues
  • Evidence based practices and research
  • Staff development/education programs
  • Leadership development
  • Mentorship for aspiring nurse leaders at all levels
  • Quality patient care initiatives