SC Organization of Nurse Leaders (SCONL)

South Carolina Organization of Nurse Leaders is the nursing leadership organization that provides nurses with innovative leadership to improve the health care in South Carolina through fostering the development of its members through educational and networking opportunities.

Membership is open to all registered nurses in South Carolina who are in management positions in health care institutions/hospitals, who hold organization roles in administration/management or who are accountable for strategic, operational and/or management outcomes in sites where health care is delivered. Or those who hold positions within the hospital with specialized administrative responsibilities for nursing, but who do not have responsibility for clinical areas, who are directly accountable to the highest level management position in nursing in a health care institution. Nurses who hold positions in collegiate nursing programs are also eligible for membership.

SCONL was formerly known as South Carolina Organization of Nurse Executives (SCONE).

Save the Date for These Upcoming Meetings! SCONL, SC ASHRM, & SC AHQ Joint Conference & Vendor Show at SCHA in Columbia on December 6.

2019 District Schedule Meetings:

District 1 – Upstate

All virtual meetings for District 1 - The link to the webex will be shared prior to each meeting as each one is unique to that event.

May 17, 2019;  9:00am - 11:00am

August 16, 2019;   9:00 am -11:00 am  

November 15, 2019;   9:00 am -11:00 am 

District 2 – Midlands

June 7, 2019;  12 noon - 2:00 pm Location: KershawHealth

September 20, 2019;  Noon - 2:00 p.m. Location: SCHA

December 13, 2019;  Noon - 2:00 p.m. Location: Newberry Hospital

 District 3 – Pee Dee

May 17, 2019;  12 noon - 2:00 pm  Location: Grand Strand Medical Center

August 16, 2019;  12 noon - 2:00 pm  Location: McLeod Regional Medical Center Florence

November 15, 2019; 12 noon - 2:00 pm  Location: Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital

District 4 – Low Country

 July 11, 2019;  12 noon - 1:00 pm Location: MUSC 169 Ashley Avenue Main Hospital Room 295 

October 3, 2019; 12 noon - 1:00 pm Location: Webex Only 



Board / Officers: 

2018 Board Members


Lisa James, DNP, MHA, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

Immediate Past President

Lindy Beaver, MSN, DNP, CHE, ACNS-BC

President Elect

Stacy Collier, DNP,RN, NEA-BC, CENP, CPHQ


Costa Cockfield, RN, MSN,NEA-BC, CNO


Rhonda Grose, RN, MSN, CCRN,-CMC

Treasuer Elect

Gayle Wadford, RN, MSN, MBA

District I

Jay Wright, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

District II

April Wach, RN, BSN

District III

Tony Minshew, RN, BSN, MBA

District IV

Patti Hart, DNP, RN, CPN,NE-BC

Patient Safety

Ranee Stephnes, BSN,RN, CCRN

Nurse Practice and Standards

Tony Derrick, CNO

Members at Large

Vanetta White, RN, MSN


Palmetto Gold

 Stacy Collier


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Kim Wooten

South Carolina Hospital Association
(803) 796-3080