ACNL is the professional organization for nurse leaders in California!

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ACNL's Foundation for Leadership Excellence

This 5-day course offers cutting-edge curriculum with practical applications to succeed as a leader in today's health care environment.
3 courses offered this Fall.

Learn More About ACNL's Foundations Program


Nominate a Colleague for an ACNL Recognition Award

ACNL's Awards Program recognizes the outstanding contributions of nurse leaders in several areas of excellence in leadership and professional nursing practice.

Recognize a nurse leader who is serving our profession with distinction! Nominate a colleague Today!!

Deadline extended: September 15, 2017.

Online Recognition Award Application 

2018 Annual Program Call for Presenters!

Podium and Poster Presenters are invited to submit an abstract for the 2018 Annual Program in Monterey, CA. 

Submit an abstract to disseminate completed work today!!

Deadline extended September 8, 2017. 

Online Abstract Submission Application

ACNL Scholarship Opportunities

In support of leadership excellence and lifelong learning, ACNL sponsors academic scholarships and fellowships annually for our members. Click on the link below for more information and to apply online. 

Deadline extended: September 15, 2017. 

Online Scholarship Application 

Nurses Float Scholarship 

The Nurses' Float Scholarship Fund was created by Bare Root, Inc., a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, from funds remaining from the Nurse's Float which appeared in the 2013 Rose Parade. ACNL, in partnership with Bare Root, Inc., presents the Nurses' Float Scholarship annually. This is an academic scholarship awarded to a registered nurse pursuing either an ADN to BSN or BSN to MSN degree.

Membership in ACNL or California residency is NOT required to apply for the Nurse’s Float Scholarship.

Deadline is September 15, 2017.

Online Scholarship Application 

ACNL 2017 Regional Meetings

Stockton Area
September 15, 2017
San Joaquin Ag Center in Stockton
More Information & Registration

ACNL Webinar

Suicide Prevention:
Identifying and Treating Nurses at Risk

September 19, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
(Pacific Time)

More Information and Webinar Registration

Visit ACNL's Webinar Library

From the BRN: Submission of Fingerprints

Submission of Fingerprints to the California BRN

ACNL Circles of Giving

Giving Back!


Beth Eichenberger, MPA/HSA, RN
ACNL Philanthropic Committee


Read Beth's Story

View Video About this Program

Learn More About the Circles of Giving

Join the Circles of Giving Today!

Member Experience Committee

My ACNL Story

Mary Wickman, 
Professor and Director
Nursing Program
Vanguard University


The Many Benefits of
Engagement in ACNL!

 Read Mary's Message