Join a Leadership Network

Thank you for expressing an interest in joining or renewing your membership in an AACN Leadership Network. 

AACN's Leadership Networks provide information, networking, and professional development for nursing school faculty and staff. The Networks bring peer professionals together to share best practices and success stories, sharpen leadership skills, and take full advantage of AACN resources. Professionals engaged in a variety of functions within the nursing academic unit are represented among the seven networks.

The Networks will foster professional growth and development, information sharing, communication, and discussion of key issues among Nursing school faculty and staff at member institutions. Networking within these groups will be facilitated through programs, meetings and electronic communications.

Network conferences and meetings are planned around issues of common interest and typically focus on best practices and creative solutions to shared concerns. Participating members have access to a listserv, customized Web sites, and a host of AACN resources, including publications, grant funding opportunities, government affairs bulletins, and other opportunities. Members work with AACN staff to create Web content, coordinate conferences, and develop resources to assist members in their work.

How to Join

AACN is currently accepting enrollments for annual (July 1 – June 30) membership time period.  Membership renewals will begin as early as April 1 for the upcoming period.

The annual membership fee is $100 per person per Network. Please note that faculty and staff may participate in multiple Networks, and schools may send more than one representative to each Network.

If you are unsure on your renewal status, please email

To join a leadership network please do the following steps:

Step 1. Login to MyAACN Dashboard

If you do not have a MyAACN account, create an account here. Forgot your password? Go here to retrieve your password

Step 2. Go to Leadership Networks and Select Join/Renew a Leadership Network

Please fill out the form and payment information. Each membership network fee is $100.00.

If you have any questions regarding the AACN Leadership Networks, please email the membership department at