ACNL's 41st Annual Conference

Leaders in Action!

Nurturing Relationships 
Cultivating Positive Change
Growing Resilience

February 3 - 6, 2019
Pasadena Conference Center

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Online Registration is now closed. Any registrations from this time on will need to be handled at the on-site registration desk. Please download the registration form and have it filled out prior to the event. The ACNL office will be close January 31 - February 8, 2019.

Hotel Reservations:

ACNL has contracts with several hotels surrounding the Pasadena Convention Center. Use the following links to book your hotel online. If you need additional assistance please contact Patricia Zollman with HelmsBriscoe at 928-252-3544 or [email protected] 

Hilton Pasadena
Sheraton Pasadena

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Sponsorship Opportunities:

2019 Sponsorship Online Registration

2019 Sponsorship Information Kit

Are you prepared for the challenges and opportunities in today’s rapidly changing health care environment?

ACNL’s 2019 Annual Conference provides you with the knowledge, tools and insights to optimize your effectiveness as a nurse leader as you nurture important relationships, cultivate positive change and grow resilience to deliver quality care to patients and communities. 

Keynote Rick Sacra, MD, medical missionary and Ebola survivor tells his inspiring story about delivering care in countries where the knowledge base is limited, the needs are great and there is danger for the providers.

Nancy Hollingsworth, MSN, MBA, RN, President and CEO of St. Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, describes how nursing influences her role as an executive and shares tactics for moving up the leadership ladder.

Amy Lynch, a respected authority on aligning multi-generational teams in the workplace, helps you unlock Generational Intelligence and utilize strategic diversity to effectively lead your team and improve ROI.

Ann Tardy, JD, CSP, author, entrepreneur and Chief People Officer at Life Moxie Mentoring and Leadership, will help you unlock the power and potential of your role while maximizing your effectiveness in changing environments.

Susan Finlayson, DNP, RN, NE-BC, Senior Vice President of Operations at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, describes the use of gamification to accelerate learning and development among nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Panel Examines the Human Trafficking Epidemic – Joyce Eden, BS, MHA, RN, Director of Emergency Services at St. Agnes Medical Center in Fresno; and Anitra Williams, DNP, RN, CCRN, HACP, Director for Nursing Operations at St. Joseph Medical Center in Stockton, discuss strategies to combat human trafficking – including identification and rescue of victims and restoration of their health. 

The CALNOC Team shares the latest findings and best practices to improve patient outcomes.

ACNL members share innovative programs and best practices during breakout sessions.


ACNL's 2019 Conference also features:
  • Exhibitor Showcase with the latest in equipment, products, services and opportunities
  • Poster session spotlighting best practices and innovation that can be readily implemented in your organization
  • Hot topics in nurse leadership
  • Fun and camaraderie with your peers!

Be a Leader in Action! Attend ACNL’s 2019 Conference in Pasadena

Online Registration is Closed