Northwest Organization of Nurse Leaders - Event Information

Event Name:NWONL 2022 Annual Conference | Moving Forward
Event Type(s):CE Available

NWONL Annual Conference 2022 | Moving Forward

June 2nd and 3rd | Hilton Seattle Airport Conference Center

Welcome Leaders!

We are Moving Forward, as individuals and as professional team and organizational Leaders. ​It is our first full in-person event since 2019. Invitation is limited and offered to NWONL Members and affiliates as a priority.

What to Expect

This conference's focus is driven by the Member survey, Commission and Board guidance. For 2022 we are focusing heavily on nurse and nurse leader wellness, leader development, innovative staffing, and retention, leveraging trauma informed care plus moving diversity, equity and inclusion into sustainable outcomes.

Day One 3pm – 7pm

3:00pm: Registration

4:00pm: ​Inspire and Connect reflection event. A facilitated rounding where we share stories, celebrate, reflect, close, and heal as Leaders from our years of shared pandemic response. This is our unique and intimately focused session designed for Nurse Leaders.

5:00pm: Evening Social for Leaders for renewing relationships and building new ones with peer leaders from across our region.

Day Two 7:30am – 4pm

7:00am: Alternate Registration if unable to register Day One.

7:30am: Breakfast and NWONL Presidents Welcome by Jen Packer MSN, RN, CENP.

8:00am: Kickoff Session, Know Better/Do Better: Moving from Awareness to Action for Creating Cultures of Belonging with Moe Carrick. Moe is a longstanding NWONL supporter, an author and a preeminent voice in leadership development, cultures that build and sustain themselves, advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion from thought exercise to sustained outcomes and more:  Get to know Moe!

9:45am: Nursing and workforce Planning Strategies for Post-pandemic Care Teams presented by  Melinda Stibal, MSN, MBA, VP & CNO and Denise Sartz, DNP, RN, FNP, NEA-BC, System Director, Clinical Practice.

11:00am: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Decreases Burnout in Staff Nurses and Nurse Leaders, presented by Desi McCue, DNP, MBA, BSN, RN, CENP, Director of Nursing, Emergency Services and Jeanna Stephan, MS, RN.

Noon: Lunch and Connection prior to starting the afternoon sessions.

1:00pm: Using Trauma Informed Leadership to Shape our Future presented by Jennifer Graves VP of Quality and Safety. 

2:45pm: Quality Improvement Through Mentorship presented by Kristen Ash DNP, MSN, ANP-BC Lead Nurse Practitioner.

4:00pm: Final Remarks and Call to Action by NWONL President and Board Members. 


The event is designed to be exclusive, NWONL Members and ACNL affiliates have priority access to the event. Non-member nursing leaders will be offered limited attendance.

  • NWONL Members & ACNL Affiliates: $205.00 | Non-member or affiliate: $315.00

Lodging and Location

The location was selected for both comfort and convenience, to maximize our time spent together. The Hilton will provide event attendees a preferred conference rate.

  • Room Reservations

  • Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center, 17620 International Blvd Seattle 98188

Continuing Education

A valid RN license is required along with attendance and completion of the post event CE survey. Continuing Education Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #17495

Event Date:6/2/2022 - 6/3/2022
Event Time:Day One: 3pm - 7pm. Day Two: 7:30am - 4pm (PST)
Location:Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center
17620 International Blvd
Seattle , WA 98188

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Contact Person:NWONL Executive Director
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