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GCONL - Greater Cleveland Organization for Nursing Leadership

OONELogoThe Greater Cleveland Organization for Nursing Leadership, an affiliate chapter of the Ohio Organization for Nursing Leadership, was formed in 2004 by Northeast Ohio nurse leaders to promote nursing leadership, influence the position of quality healthcare and access, and redesign nursing delivery systems. As a center of excellence for clinical leadership, GCONL improves healthcare through legislation, education, technology, research, consultation, networking and information sharing.


Nurse executives and leaders within the Greater Cleveland-area, which includes Lorain, Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties, are invited to join GCONL. Join today and start making a difference in the future of nursing! Membership includes one year for 2020.

If your institution is a member of the Ohio Hospital Association, you are eligible to receive a free OONL membership. For more information, visit the OONL website

Already a GCONL member? Click here to access the GCONL SharePoint site.

2020 Meeting Information 

2020 GCONL Legislative Forum and Update Meeting - Thursday, October 22, 2020  |  3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Access the Cleveland Clinic Safe Voting Guide here.

Forum Moderator: 

Anne Gunther, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CENP
System Chief Nursing Executive
Aultman Healthcare Delivery System

Forum Panelists:

Michael Evans
Director of Government Relations
Cleveland Clinic

Allison Witt Poulios
Director, Director Government Relations
The MetroHealth System

Catherine Skowronsky MSN, RN, ACNS, CMSRN
Medicine Behavioral Health CNS Consultant
Cleveland Clinic

June 3, 2020 GCONL Presentation: Nurse Licensure Compact: Enhancing Access to Nursing Care Across the Nation

Speaker Introduction: 
GCONL Chair - Janet Schuster, DNP, MBA, NEA-BC CPHQ HACP 

Guest Speaker:

Jim Puente, MS, MJ, CAE, Director, Nurse Licensure Compact
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

Please click here to listen to the June 3 GCONL meeting presentation about the nurse licensure compact. Learn more about the program, its requirements and the hiring and recruitment benefits to nursing and healthcare employers. State participation in the compact program eliminates time and costs related to procuring individual state professional licensure and helps nurses enter the patient care delivery system quickly.

Increase your awareness of the efforts by multiple professional nursing organizations who support this program and how you can advocate for change if your state is not part of the compact licensure program. 

A brief question and answer period with the GCONL membership follows Mr. Puente’s presentation.

Meeting Minutes

November 2019 Meeting Minutes

GCONL Chapter Officers

Janet Schuster, DNP, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
Cleveland Clinic – Lutheran Hospital

Vice President
Theresa Hannu, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Associate Chief Nursing Officer-Inpatient Operations
The MetroHealth System

Lisa Anderson, MSN, RN
Vice President of Member Services
The Center for Health Affairs

Katrina Hartig, MS, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Director of Nursing, Inpatient and Emergency Services 
Cleveland Clinic – Lutheran Hospital

Year of the Nurse2020: The Year of the Nurse and Midwife

The World Health Assembly, the governing body of the World Health Organization (WHO), designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife to advance nurses’ and midwives’ vital position in transforming healthcare around the world. It also is in honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

For additional information on The Greater Cleveland Organization for Nursing Leadership, contact Treasurer Lisa Anderson at 216.255.3660 or via email.


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