A Contemporary Look at the Clinical Nurse Leader: Versatility and Leadership

February 17-19, 2022 | Orlando, FL

The national response to the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the needs of today’s healthcare system into clear focus. Major health systems across the nation have discovered how Clinical Nurse Leaders (CNLs) bring leadership, innovation, and versatility to the point of care. Looking to the future, practice and academic leaders are assessing how has health care changed, what opportunities does the future hold, and how can we best prepare CNLs to thrive in a transformed system?

The Summit provides a forum for both healthcare and academic audiences to showcase achievements in implementing the CNL role in education and practice. Whether your institution has adopted the CNL model or is exploring new ways to achieve quality outcomes, the CNL Summit will provide tools to enhance your understanding of the changing healthcare environment and the value added by CNLs.

Who Should Attend:

Deans, faculty, CNOs, nurse managers, other health professionals, practicing CNLs and students.

How to Attend:

If you are ready to meet again in-person, please join us in February in Orlando, FL at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel. If you prefer to join virtually and explore what a hybrid event looks like from that side, we welcome you to participate in that way.

Conference Venue:
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Safety:

The safety of attendees and staff is our top priority – we will follow all relevant protocols and CDC guidelines and will work closely with the Hilton to promote the recommended practices at the time of the event.

Vaccination Requirements 

The responsibility for a safe and healthy event environment is shared among the event organizer, venues, and every participant. All in-person participants (including but not limited to presenters, attendees, exhibitors, guests, staff, vendors) of the 2021 CNL Summit and its pre-events at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista in Lake Buena Vista, FL are expected to adhere to and abide by the safety precautions AACN is implementing to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

  • Verification of full COVID Vaccination
    • AACN has partnered with Health Pass by CLEAR and Event Farm to provide secure and easy proof of COVID vaccination for safe entry into the conference. Trust and transparency are top priorities for AACN and our partners, and with Health Pass, users are always in control of their health information. Detailed instructions will be shared with all in-person attendees 10 days prior to the event, when AACN will launch the verification portal for this event.
  • Enhanced sanitization of meeting and exhibit spaces
  • Masking and social distancing

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing fully supports its community and respects the individual decisions that must be made in these extremely challenging times due to multiple factors, which we know are both professional and personal. Attendees may change their registration from in-person to virtual and virtual to in-person for the CNL Summit by contacting us at conferences@aacnnursing.org no later than three (3) business days prior to the event start date (February 14, 2022). Additional details about cancellation and refund policies are available under the ‘Register’ tab.

You should not attend these events in-person if you are:

  • not fully vaccinated
  • experiencing or within the 10 days prior to the event start date have experienced signs and symptoms of COVID-19
  • believe that they may have been recently exposed to COVID-19
  • have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by the healthcare team responsible for treatment

Conference attendees should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and are asked to contact AACN at conferences@aacnnursing.org if they experience symptoms of COVID-19 within 10 days after any AACN conference. Should any positive cases be reported within the 10-day timeframe, AACN will communicate this information to all registered participants. Any private health or personal data received by AACN will be treated as confidential.

*AACN is not liable for the vaccination status of any vendor staff or exhibitors who are working to help support the event. AACN has shared our vaccination policy with all contracted vendors and exhibitors.

Mask Requirement 

To ensure the safety of all participants, AACN will require all in-person attendees to wear a mask, except when actively eating or drinking.

Duty of Care 

By attending the 2022 CNL Summit and its pre-events, you agree to abide by and engage in conduct that is beneficial to health and safety of all attendees and constituents. This includes, but is not limited to, wearing a mask, providing proof of vaccination, practicing appropriate physical distancing, and not attending any events if you are ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista 

Hilton is committed to safety and wellbeing of its guests and has taken measures to provide clean and safe environments.  Learn more at Hilton.com/CleanStay.

Contact

AACN Conference Team
Phone: 202-463-6930
Email: conferences@aacnnursing.org
www.aacnnursing.org/conferences

Testimonials

“The CNL Summit is perfect for practicing CNLs, nurse administrators, faculty, and students. It allows for idea sharing, robust discussions, and networking with peers; and provides the opportunity to identify areas for professional development and scholarship.”


“As a CNL student, it was a great feeling and learning experience to be among CNLs. I learned a lot about networking and the true meaning of collaboration.”


“The speakers were engaging, energetic, and excited to talk about their content. I am looking forward to incorporating design thinking into future problem resolutions.”


“I enjoyed this conference very much, well done superior content and gave a vision for future CNL work.”


"Excellent topics, speakers, and wonderful examples from expert CNLs! Thank you for the wonderful experience. I will be looking forward to future CNL Research Symposiums."