AONL International Initiatives

AONL has a rich history of working internationally with a variety of groups to improve health care across the globe through information exchange, networking and education.

International Programs

American International Health Alliance (AIHA)
AONL partnered with AIHA and the Moravian College School of Nursing in Mozambique to present a three-part leadership development course to the Mozambican National Nurses Association (ANEMO) in 2010 and 2011.

European Nurse Directors Association
The European Nurse Directors Association and AONL hosted a joint congress in Opatija, Croatia, in 2017 to further development and synergy of nursing management and nursing science beyond European boundaries. Under the motto “Nursing: Building It – Living It – Sharing It,” the 13th congress covered topics such as globalization, ethics and leadership.

International Council of Nurses
In 1999, members of the AONL executive committee presented a panel on nursing association advocacy at the ICN Centennial in London, England, marking the AONL board’s first international activity. AONL has since attended and had abstracts accepted for multiple ICN meetings.

Nurse Leader Professionals Abroad
AONL leaders and members have traveled to Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, India, Israel, Peru, Russia, South Africa. Past international delegation journals include:

  • 2016 – Israel
  • 2012 – Vietnam and Cambodia
  • 2010 – India
  • 2008 – South Africa