ACNL is the professional organization for nurse leaders in California!

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ACNL 2016 Annual Conference

The Power of Us! A Force for Change

January 31 - February 3, 2016
Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA

More Detailed Information and Online Registration

2016 Exhibitor Packet


ACNL Recognition Awards

ACNL's Recognition and Awards Program is established to recognize excellence in nursing leadership. Nominate an outstanding leader today. Submissions are due December 7, 2015.

Recognition Awards Nomination Packet

ACNL Scholarships

ACNL Leadership Scholarship/Fellowship/Grant - In support of leadership excellence, ACNL sponsors academic scholarships and fellowships annually for our members. Applications are due December 7, 2015.

Scholarship Application Packet

2015 Flowers for the Float Scholarship Application
Flowers for the Float 2015 Scholarship application due December 15, 2015

ACNL Webinar

The Path to Board Service...Part 2: Stories from Successful Travelers

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.

More information and registration for this webinar

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Key Health Policy Issues for Nurse Leaders
Health Policy Update


2015 ACNL Membership Drive



Darla K. Watanabe, BSN, RN, PHN
Patient Care Manager
Stanford Health

In 2012 I was working with Betsy Ballew, treasurer of the SF/Marin Chapter of ACNL. She invited me to attend an ACNL meeting to meet and network with other nurse leaders. I didn’t really know what to expect however I was very curious and interested in attending to learn more about ACNL.

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Membership Campaign!

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Meaningful Recognition

An Interview with ACNL Member, Dr. Suzette Cardin


“Peer recognition is so important,” said Dr. Suzette Cardin, recipient of ACNL’s 2009 Excellence in Leadership South Award. “To be recognized by those involved and invested in our profession makes a real difference.”

Read Suzette’s Story

Recognize an outstanding nurse leader by nominating a colleague for an ACNL Recognition Award. ACNL is seeking nominations for its 2015 awards to be presented at ACNL’s 2016 Conference in Rancho Mirage.