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KONL – Who We Are

KONL District Map

The Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders (KONL) is a non-profit organization and chapter of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL). 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.

    • To Join as a KONL member or renew membership just click on Become a Member/Renew Member. Select your membership area and create an account. Fill out the application form online and pay via credit card or check. The service is provided by PayPal, but you can pay with any credit card or use a PayPal account if you have one. If you choose to pay by check, you account will become active when we receive the check.
    • If you prefer the paper option, print the application, fill out the requested information and mail in with your $60 check made out to the KONL
      Click here to view/print a KONL New Member and/or Member Renewal Paper Application

KONL Store

We have a new KONL store! Check out our KONL merch today!

KONL shirts are now available for all KY nurses to purchase!
Pick one up in red or blue; they available in multiple styles.

Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders Apparel Store (

Be the kind of leader you would follow!