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!

2018 District Schedule Meetings:

District 1 – Upstate

All virtual meetings for District 1

August 24, 2018   9:00 am -11:00 am  Host: 1-866-210-1669

November 16, 2018   9:00 am -11:00 am Host: 1-866-210-1669

District 2 – Midlands

September 21, 2018, Noon - 2:00 p.m. Location: SCHA

December 4, 2018, Noon - 2:00 p.m. Location: Newberry County Memorial Hospital

District 3 – Pee Dee

 August 3, 2018 at 12 Noon

Host: Grand Strand Hospital, Myrtle Beach

November 9, 2018 at 12 Noon

Host: Carolinas Hospital System-Florence

District 4 – Low Country

 July 18, 2018 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Host: West Ashley Cancer Center Board Room, Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, 2095 Henry Tecklenburg Drive, Charleston, SC

 October 17, 2018 11:30 am – 1pm

Host: Roper Hospital, Irene Dixon Auditorium, 316 Calhoun Street, Charleston


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

District I

Jay Wright, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

District II

April Wach, RN, BSN

District III

Tony Minshew, RN, BSN, MBA

District IV

Carolyn Donohue, RN, MSN,NE-BC

Patient Safety

Pennie Peralta, BSN, MHA, RN, NEA-BC

Nurse Practice and Standards

Tony Derrick, CNO

Members at Large

Vanetta White, RN, MSN


Palmetto Gold

Liza McDowell, Rebecca Baute, Stacy Collier


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Lorri Gibbons

South Carolina Hospital Association

Kim Wooten
South Carolina Hospital Association
(803) 796-3080