2023 Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Summit

Meeting the Moment: Integrating CNLs Throughout a Changing Healthcare 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

The CNL Summit is offered as an in-person event.

Conference Venue

Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
1900 Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830


“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."

Pre-Conference Opportunity

CNL Research Symposium

February 23, 2023

The CNL Research Symposium, is a pre-conference workshop to the CNL Summit that focuses on the CNL’s role in data collection, evaluation for reporting clinical outcomes, and quality improvement. The CNL Research Symposium is scheduled for the morning of the CNL Summit (separate registration required). This workshop unites faculty, practicing CNLs, students, healthcare administrators, nurse executives, physicians, financial officers, and others. Participants will also earn CE hours

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Health & Safety

Last updated December 20, 2022

AACN has revised its policies for entry to in-person conferences: verification of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test will no longer be required. It is however recommended that attendees have received the COVID-19 vaccination and take an antigen test before traveling to the event. AACN strives to provide a safe and healthy environment for all meeting participants. By attending an in-person AACN event, all participants must agree to comply with preventative health and safety measures.

The health and safety measures for AACN in-person events are subject to change.


Bridget Bingle
Nursing Education Coordinator