Leadership Development

Designed to provide enrichment experiences to today’s top administrators and prepare the next generation of academic leaders, AACN’s diverse menu of offerings serves all members of the nursing school enterprise, including deans, associate deans, program directors, faculty at all levels, administrative staff, and students. The items below provide an overview of the many leadership development programs and opportunities available to individuals affiliated with AACN member schools.

Programs by Level of Experience

Experienced Deans

Experienced deans defined as more than three years of experience as a dean.

New Deans

New deans defined as less than three years of experience as a dean.

Faculty and Administrators
Students

Volunteer Opportunities

AACN Member deans/directors and faculty wishing to explore volunteer leadership opportunities within the organization are invited to register their interest by completing the online Volunteer & Engagement Opportunities, located in at your My AACN Dashboard under "My Membership".