Trusted Colleagues and Friends,
Welcome to the Texas Organization of Nurse Executives (TONE) website. By navigating this website, you will become familiar with our organization, its history, board composition, membership, activities, educational opportunities, and resources/toolkits. The site is a valuable resource for you…the nurse leader.
Since 1968, TONE has been a voice for nurse leaders. Through the years, the focus of the organization has shifted from only the nurse executive of organizations to all nursing leaders. With a mission “To represent nurse leaders in Texas who improve healthcare through collaboration and innovation” and a vision of “Shaping the future of healthcare in Texas through innovative nursing leadership,” TONE provides a professional organization for leaders at all levels.
Through collaborative arrangements and affiliations with the American Organization of Nurse Executives, Texas Nurses Association, Texas Team, Texas Board of Nursing, and the Texas Hospital Association, TONE is in a unique position to influence nursing practice, healthcare policy and nursing education. This alignment of talent provides an avenue to elevate nursing to its highest level.
Whether you are new to nursing leadership or a seasoned veteran executive, there is a place for you in our organization. David Wolfe described a leader as one that coaches, relies on goodwill, generates enthusiasm, says “We”, develops people, gives credit, accepts blame, says “let’s go”, and believes there is strength in unity. I believe this as well and welcome you to join me in pursuit of this degree of leadership for all.
Dr. Paula J. Webb, DNP, RN, NEA-BC