ACNL is the professional organization for nurse leaders in California!

ACNL develops nurse leaders, advances professional practice, influences health policy and promotes quality health care and patient safety throughout our state.
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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 Information about ACNL's 2016 Conference

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 November 13, 2015.

Recognition Awards Nomination Packet

ACNL Scholarships

ACNL Leadership Scholarship/Fellowship/Grant - In support of leadership excellence, the Association of California Nurse Leaders sponsors academic scholarships and fellowships annually for ACNL members. Applications are due November 13, 2015.

Scholarship Application Packet

Key Health Policy Issues for Nurse Leaders

Update on impending sunset of the BRN, legislation to allow CA NPs to practice independently and other key health policy issues for nurse leaders. Use the link below to learn more about these issues.

Health Policy Update


2015 ACNL Membership Drive






Virginia Terra Hodge, RN, MS, NE-BC
Member - Membership Experience Committee
Administrative Director, USCF Health System

In 2001 I was almost done with my Masters in Nursing Administration and joining ACNL seemed to be the logical next step. I know someone encouraged me to join; it could have been one of many people but I think it was Katie Bray...

Read Virginia's Story
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Membership Campaign!

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Free Webinars for ACNL Members

Follow the Yellow Brick Road...
Part 1: The Path to Board Service

October 29, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 pm

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You must pre-register to receive log-in instructions.

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ACNL's Foundation for Leadership Excellence Program

Fall Program - November 9-13, 2015

Embassy Suites Anaheim South, Garden Grove, CA

Fall Program is now full.
Program Brochure

5 Day Comprehensive Program for New and Emerging Nurse Leaders