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! 

2017 District Schedule Meetings:

District 1 – Upstate

August 18, 2017, 9 a.m. 
AnMed Health Cancer Center Conference Room
North Campus
2000 East Greenville Street 
Anderson, SC 29621

October 20, 2017 Time TBD


District 2 – Midlands

September 22, 2017, Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Host: SCHA Conference Center, Waccamaw Room

December 1, 2017, Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Host: SCHA Conference Center, Waccamaw Room


District 3 – PeeDee

December 1, 2017, Noon
Host: McLeod Regional Medical Center


District 4 – Low Country

October 18, 2017, 11 a.m. -2 p.m.
Beaufort Memorial Hospital, BMH Board Room

Additional locations and Guest Speakers will be sent once available.


Board / Officers: 

2017 Board Members


Belinda Beaver

Lindy Beaver, RN, MSN

Immediate Past President

Karen Coker, RN BSN MN

President Elect

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


Rhonda Grose, RN, MSN-Ed, CCRN-CMC

District I


Dianne Spoon, RN, BSN, MBA, NEA-BC

District II

Stacy Collier, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ

District III

Costa Cockfield, RN, MSN, NEA-BC

District IV

Gayle Wadford

Gayle Wadford, MSN, MBA, RN

Patient Safety

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

Nurse Practice and Standards

Susie Roos, RN, DNP, NE-BC

Members at Large

Vanetta White

Susie Roos, RN, DNP, NE-BC

Palmetto Gold

Jill Benns

Rebecca Baute



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Lorri Gibbons
South Carolina Hospital Association

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