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 3.

2020 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 15, 2020;  9:00am - 11:00am

August 21, 20209;   9:00 am -11:00 am  

November 20, 2020;   9:00 am -11:00 am 

District 2 – Midlands

May 22, 2020;  12 noon - 2:00 pm Location: KershawHealth

September 18, 2020;  Noon - 2:00 p.m. Location: SCHA

December 11, 2020;  Noon - 2:00 p.m. Location: Newberry Hospital

 District 3 – Pee Dee

May 15, 2020;  12 noon - 2:00 pm  Location: McLeod Health Clarendon

August 14, 2020;  12 noon - 2:00 pm  Location: Conway Medical Center

November 13, 2020; 12 noon - 2:00 pm  Location: MUSC Health Florence Medical Center

District 4 – Low Country

February 13, 2020; 12 noon - 1:00 pm Location: MUSC & Webex

April 16, 2020; 12 noon - 1:00 pm Location: Webex Only 

June 18, 2020;  12 noon - 1:00 pm Location: MUSC & Webex 

September  24, 2020; 12 noon - 1:00 pm Location: Webex Only 



Board / Officers: 

2020 Board Members


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

Immediate Past President

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

President Elect

Open Position


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


Gayle Wadford, RN, MSN, MBA

Treasuer Elect

Lindy Beaver, DNP,MSN,RN,CHE

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