“It will take 150 Years for the world to see the kind of nursing I envision...."
-Florence Nightingale 1870

Welcome 2020: The Year of the Nurse

Hello Everyone - Happy New Year and welcome 2020 The Year of the Nurse & Midwife!

First, thank you for your support in 2019! We can hardly believe that SONSIEL went from a concept in March 2019 to this reality:

2020 is the Year of the Nurse and SONSIEL has published our own Mission for the Year of the Nurse here. We've designed a year of impactful events and partnerships created with the sole purpose to elevate nursing to the forefront of healthcare. Here is a quick list of events coming up with more details below so mark your calendars now!

Sonsiel Events 2020:

  • Book: The Rebel Nurse Handbook: March 2020 Published!!!
  • SONSIEL Day at the United Nations: March 17, 2020
  • World Healthcare Conference: SONSIEL special partner March 29-April 1, 2020, Washington DC.
  • SONSIEL ThinC Conference, Gala & Canada Kickoff, sponsored by SEHealth: April 2- 3, 2020
  • SONSIEL Nurse Hackathon, Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, September 25-27, 2020
  • SONSIEL Leadership Summit, Canyon Ranch, October 16-17, 2020

We have also updated our website and have opened membership: join us in 2020! We are adding resources, inviting more of you to take on leadership roles and steward projects with SONSIEL and so much more! Reach out with any questions to Faith Lawlor, operations manager at faith@sonsiel.org.

Please join us, as we look forward to seeing you in 2020, 150 years since Florence Nightingale's prediction as we bring her vision to life with SONSIEL !

From all of us - Keep Innovating!

Rebecca Love, President
Board of SONSIEL:
Nancy Hanrahan, Noah Hendler, MaryLou Ackerman, Joe Novello, Idriz Limaj, Debbie Gregory, Julia Cooney, Ann Corcoran, Nancy Nager, Hiyam Nadel & Bonnie Clipper

SONSIEL Day at the United Nations: March 17, 2020
World Healthcare Conference: SONSIEL special partner
March 29-April 1, 2020, Washington DC.
ThinC Conference, Gala & Canada Kickoff: April 2- 3, 2020
SONSIEL NurseHackathon, Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson
September 25-27, 2020
SONSIEL Leadership Summit, Canyon Ranch, October 16-17, 2020
United Nations
March 17, 2020
SONSIEL is returning to the UN on Tuesday March 17, 2020 to join the Commission on the Status of Women.

If you are interested in joining our SONSIEL nursing delegation at this event, please click to learn more and register: United Nations

ThinC Conference & Nightingale Gala
April 2-3, 2020

Celebrating 200 years of Nursing Innovation
Impact 2020:
Inspiring Nurses to Lead Health Transformation
Sponsored by: SE Health

Join Us In Celebrating
200 years of
Nursing Innovation!
SONSIEL Canada Launch
April 2-3, 2020
Niagra Falls, Canada

Who should attend?
  • Anyone who has a passion to transform healthcare and a strong desire to learn about healthcare innovation to make an impact on the lives of others. Special invitation to all Nurses, Nursing Students, and Nursing faculty.

Those who attend will:
  • Understand why we need nurses to lead health transformation.
  • Learn about how organizations do innovation through the use of different methodologies and tools.
  • Be inspired by the leading nurses from around the globe leading health transformation and innovation.
  • Network and connect with your tribe of nursing innovators.

Two Day - Event Highlights:
  • Mini Hackathon - Interactive workshop; Innovation Methodology & Tools
  • Gala - Celebrating Florence Nightingale & 200 years of Nursing Innovation
  • THINC Symposium - Meet the experts who are transforming the industry

September 25-27, 2020
Sponsored by Johnson&Johnson
Save the date!
You won't want to miss this year!
More information to be coming soon!
Canyon Ranch
Lenox, MA
October 16-18th, 2020
Friday, October 16 – Sunday October 18, 2020

This weekend was designed to inspire, refresh and elevate our nursing leaders and aspiring nursing leaders to come together to define the possible for nursing. It is a small, welcoming, inviting atmosphere, designed to focus on networking.

The SONSIEL Summit at Canyon Ranch is an event for nurses, healthcare executives, and aspiring nursing leaders. It is an event to network and build relationships with some of the industry’s best executive nursing talent in beautiful Canyon Ranch, Lenox, Massachusetts.

The three-day event will bring together a select group of nursing executives from all segments of the industry to develop relationships and share industry insights in ways that will never happen on the trade-show floor.

This one-of-a-kind event features round-table discussions, exciting speakers, nightly networking events and the unique opportunity to do some fantastic activities at Canyon Ranch!

The SONSIEL Summit provides an opportunity for attendees to experience all Canyon Ranch has to offer - from yoga to hiking and wellness activities in an all-inclusive setting- it will be unlike any healthcare event you’ve ever attended.

Friday, October 16 – Sunday, October 18, 2020
  • Private Dinner and Networking
  • Saturday: Leadership Round Table & Training
  • Sunday: Future of Nursing as Defined by SONSIEL
  • Interested or questions email Faith – faith@sonsiel.org
World Healthcare Conference, March 29-April 1, 2020
We are thrilled that the WHCC reached out to partner with SONSIEL for their incredible conference - inviting our members to attend and participate with leaders across healthcare. They have provided a special discount code, use SONSIEL to register.

Many SONSIEL members will be presenting including, Hiyam Nadel, Bonnie Clipper, Rebecca Love, Idriz Limaj and Shawna Butler!

Enjoy our first piece:

By Marion Leary MSN, MPH RN
By: Rosemarie Yetman MS, RN PCCN
March 2020 Book Release
The Rebel Nurse Handbook
This compilation of stories from more than 40 diverse nurse leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs portrays the winding and demanding paths that every nurse has braved in order to improve themselves, their patients’ care, and the healthcare of today. These Rebel Nurses push the boundaries of their profession by demanding a seat at the table of healthcare innovation, lobbying on Capitol Hill, expanding their horizons to fix the broken healthcare systems around the world, and valuing the humanity of the inevitable moments of life’s end.
Join SONSIEL: Membership for 2020
Value of a having a SONSIEL Membership
  • Attend our events at SONSIEL Membership Rates
  • Opportunity to network with fellow members of SONSIEL
  • Stay up to date on the latest innovation news with Sonsiel Newsletters
  • Share in opportunities
  • Build a pipeline of leaders
  • United Nations program – Eligibility to serve on a United Nations Committee (after your application has been approved by the SONSIEL UN Committee). Please email your interest to Ann at info@sonsiel.org. In the subject line write the United Nations.
  • Special invitations to our SONSIEL events including a “Nurse Hackathon” and THInC Conference: The Healthcare Innovation Conference – designed by nurses to address the best in healthcare, and more!
  • Online Member Seminars – these webinars with hosted by SONSIEL members and subject matter experts on topics relevant to entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership.
Keep Innovating!