In 1967, a collection of nurse administrators from the AHA Council of Nursing organized themselves into a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association with a mission to create a professional home for nurse leaders.

Fifty years later, AONE is the preeminent organization for nurse leaders. Echoing the founders’ aims to develop the profession of nursing leadership, today the organization represents nearly 10,000 members from across the health care spectrum.

50 Years of Nursing Leadership

AONE 50th Thought Leader Panel

AONE & StoryCorps

In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, AONE collaborated with StoryCorps, a national oral history project, to capture members’ stories about AONE and their nursing leadership journeys.

We will share some of the stories throughout the year. Additionally, the stories are housed at the Library of Congress. Interested in sharing your story? Learn how to conduct an interview and capture your story using the StoryCorps app.

Their story is produced and recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.

Reflections on AONE

As AONE celebrates this milestone year, we’re telling the stories of current and past members.

Using the AONE member network | Judee Berg

Learn how Judee has used AONE as a resouce for facilitating best practices in the work place.

Read her story


From a Mentee to a Mentor | Susanne Yeakel

Susanne Yeakel had the opportunity to transition from a mentee to a mentor for AONE members.

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AONE Support Network | Lamont Yoder

Lamont Yoder used AONE to support his career from a clinical nurse manager to hospital CEO.

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50 years of AONE

AONE has been working to better the lives of nurse leaders since 1967. Explore the history of AONE with our interactive timeline.

Interactive Timeline

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AONE has been the premier organization for nurse leaders for 50 years. Join us in celebrating our golden anniversary throughout 2017!

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