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AACN’s Digital Conference Library gives the academic nursing community access to a comprehensive collection of knowledge and resources from AACN’s conferences. High-quality content from industry experts and thought leaders is made available at the conclusion of an event, offering a great opportunity for on-demand online learning and collection of CEs at the same time.

AACN is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Following each conference, the CE Certificates are provided electronically immediately after completion of a conference evaluation. ANCC CNE certificates are valid for 3 years from the date the content was presented. If you have misplaced your CE Certificate after the completion of the conference evaluation, please contact us at


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The Academic Nursing Leadership Conference (ANLC) recordings feature thought-provoking views and trendsetting ideas, award-winning speakers, and educational content that has been carefully selected to help strengthen the role of the academic nursing leader.

On-demand sessions are available to AACN Members only.

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2020 Academic Nursing Leadership Conference
October 1-30, 2020
Driving Innovation and Excellence in Uncertain Times
Earn up to 13 CE credits

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2019 Academic Nursing Leadership Conference
October 19-22, 2019
Building on Success: Creating our Preferred Future
Earn up to 12.5 CE credits

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Gain valuable information from sessions led by noted thought leaders. Diver deeper into emerging organizational, funding, and legislative challenges and opportunities impacting nursing education.

On-demand sessions are available to AACN Member Deans only.

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2021 Deans Annual Meeting
March 21-23, 2021
Inspiring Fortitude: Ushering in the Future of Academic Nursing
Earn up to 9 CE credits

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2019 Deans Annual Meeting
March 23-26, 2019
Reflecting on the Past, Looking to the Future
Earn up to 8.75 CE credits

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This annual conference explores national trends in doctoral nursing education, strategies to increase enrollment, and ways to increase or maintain rigor in terminal research-focused and practice-focused degree programs.

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2021 Doctoral Education Conference
January 20-22, 2021
Re-Imagining the Future of Doctoral Education in Nursing
Earn  up to 12 CE credits

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2021 PhD Pre-Conference
January 15, 2021
Quality and Diversity in PhD Programs: Call to Action
Earn up to 3.75 CE credits

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2021 Faculty Practice Pre-Conference
January 15, 2021
Emerging Strategies: Evaluation, Leadership & Resilience in an Evolving Practice Environment
Earn up to 2 CE credits

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2020 Doctoral Education Conference
January 29 - February 1, 2020
Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Engineering Pathways for the Future
Earn up to 14 CE credits

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2019 Doctoral Education Conference
January 17-19, 2019
Doctoral Education: From Discovery to Translation
Earn up to 15.75 CE credits

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The CNL Summit is a national forum for all healthcare and academic audiences currently implementing or interested in exploring CNL education and practice. The CNL Summit showcases the achievements of CNLs in education and practice and provides tools to enhance an understanding of the changing healthcare environment and the value added by CNLs.

The CNL Research Symposium focuses on the CNL’s role in data collection, evaluation for reporting clinical outcomes, and quality improvement.

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2021 CNL Summit
February 25-27, 2021
Leveraging CNL’s in a Time of Change
Earn up to 17.5 CE credits

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2021 CNL Research Symposium
February 24, 2021
Earn up to 4 CE credits

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This offering is for individuals with an interest and focus on advancing diversity and creating more inclusive learning environments.

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2020 Diversity Symposium
December 2-3, 2020
Diversity: Essential for Inclusive Excellence
Earn up to 9.25 CE credits

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An AACN offering to nursing faculty to hear from thought leaders and to explore the latest innovations and approaches to contemporary nursing education.

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2020 Fall Faculty Forum
December 7-9, 2020
Exploring Disruption and Innovation in Nursing Education
Earn up to  8.75 CE credits

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This conference focuses on the latest trends, strategies, and innovations in baccalaureate nursing education while providing the opportunity to learn from renowned experts and take away success strategies.

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2019 Baccalaureate Education Conference
November 20-23, 2019
New Horizons in Academic Nursing
Earn up to 19 CE credits

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2018 Baccalaureate Education Conference
November 15-17, 2018
Navigating Through a Sea of Change: Education Nurses to take the Helm
Earn up to 9.75 CE credits

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Pricing & FAQs

Conference recordings are complimentary to all conference registrants for up to 6 months after the conference end date. All other individuals may purchase conference recordings as offered and regardless of AACN member status, with the exception of:

  • Deans Annual Meeting: On-demand sessions are available to AACN Member Deans only.
  • Academic Nursing Leadership Conference: On-demand sessions are available to AACN Members only.
Frequently Asked Questions
What will I be receiving when I purchase a conference?

With On-Demand you receive complete access to stream all purchased conference recordings, simply log in to your Playback Now account with your email address and password.

Will program handouts be included?

Most handouts will be available in a PDF format. 

What do I need to do to stream the program recordings?

In your Playback Now dashboard, you will see a list of all your purchased conference recordings, click on the session title and the session will stream from your browser window.

Why are my streaming sessions not playing?

Sessions may not stream because of various factors. See the list below for possible reasons and solutions to streaming issues:

  • Some companies may block streaming access on their network. If you are trying to stream from your workplace, please be sure that streaming access is allowed through that network.
  • The strength of your internet connection will affect streaming quality. If you are having problems using a wireless connection, try streaming from a cable/wired connection to get better streaming quality.
  • For a reliable viewing experience, we recommend a downstream connection speed of at least 700Kbps, to test your speed, go to
  • If streaming problems persist, and you have download access to your session, you may save the file to your computer and play the session directly from your computer's hard drive as an alternate way of accessing and playing the file.
What if l didn't receive my On Demand login setup email?

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