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 foster professional growth and development, information sharing, communication, and discuss key issues among Nursing school faculty and staff at member institutions. Network conferences and meetings are planned around issues of common interest and typically focus on best practices and creative solutions to shared concerns.
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The Enduring Nature of Personal and Professional Balance
October 26-28, 2018
JW Marriott Washington, Washington, DC
The AACN Organizational Leadership Network (OLN) is comprised of nursing academic leaders with broad administrative responsibilities, including associate deans and assistant deans. The OLN fosters professional growth and development, information sharing, communication, and discussion of key issues. Networking within these groups will be facilitated through programs, meetings and electronic communications.
Legal Issues in Nursing Education: What Keeps Faculty Up at Night?
November 15, 2018
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA
The Faculty Leadership Network is an AACN Leadership Network for faculty whose primary focus is teaching didactic and clinical courses, and provides opportunities to explore real world issues, pose pedagogy questions, and exchange ideas related to teaching and curriculum in professional nursing education.
Faculty Practice in a Transforming Healthcare Environment
January 16, 2019
Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, CA
This event is designed for those who promote, administer, and engage in faculty practice. More emphasis is being placed on the need for practice savvy educators who can translate current health care environment scenarios to the classroom at every level. Strong Academic-Practice Partnerships are instrumental in providing support for engaged faculty practice.
PhD Education: Designing Innovative Strategies for Success
January 17, 2019
Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, CA
The AACN Research Leadership Network fosters professional growth and development, information sharing, communication, and discussion of key issues. Networking within these groups will be facilitated through programs, meetings and electronic communications.
April 1-3, 2019
Salt Lake City-UT, Salt Lake City, UT
The Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals is a diverse group comprised of nursing education administrators and faculty responsible for graduate nursing student recruitment, admissions, marketing, and programming. The purpose of the group is to provide an opportunity for those most involved in recruiting graduate nursing students to share their successes, develop new strategies, and to establish a resource network of peers.
April 10-12, 2019
Sheraton Crescent Hotel, Phoenix, AZ
The annual Nursing Advancement Professionals (NAP) Conference provides an opportunity for nursing education advancement, development, marketing, and communications professionals to share their successes, develop new strategies, and to establish a resource network of peers.
April 24-26, 2019
Hilton Palacio Del Rio, San Antonio, TX
Business Officers of Nursing Schools (BONUS) is dedicated to facilitating networking among those who work in the administration of nursing education and to providing education in areas of business, technology, and financial and administrative management of nursing schools. Assistants to the dean, fiscal managers, business officers and any personnel involved in the operational management of a school of nursing will benefit from attending this conference.