academic nursing leadership conference


2024 Academic Nursing Leadership Conference (ANLC)

Where Members Connect with Noted Leaders and Shape the Future of Nursing Education!

This premier networking event is designed for deans, directors, associate deans, and associate directors from AACN member nursing schools. Connect with colleagues and revitalize your energy while collaborating to shape the future of nursing education. The ANLC offers members-only access to forward thinking exchanges, trend-setting ideas, award-winning speakers, and robust discussion and networking opportunities.

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Key Conference Benefits

Deans and Associate/Assistant Deans will benefit from a unique team experience by spending dedicated time learning, collaborating, and networking together to address the key issues relevant to today’s academic nursing environment. Additionally, participants are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD).

  • Explore new ways to drive forward leadership, innovation, and excellence in academic nursing. 
  • Gain insight into how technology can transform health care, reduce inequity, and improve outcomes. 
  • Learn from experts how to promote belonging and inclusive excellence in nursing. 
  • Collaborate with colleagues to rejuvenate and shape the future of nursing education.

Pre-Conference Offering

Professional Identity: Essentials for Nursing Leadership
Organizational Leadership Network (OLN) Program
October 13-14, 2024

This program is hosted annually by AACN’s Organizational Leadership Network (OLN), a network specifically designed for nursing academic leaders with broad administrative responsibilities, including associate deans and assistant deans.

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Who Can Attend

The ANLC is a member-only event exclusive to the primary dean/director and affiliated assistant/associate deans/directors of AACN member schools of nursing. 

Conference Venue

JW Marriott Washington
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

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ANLC 2023 Highlights

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“An excellent conference that stimulated thought and served to orient me as a new Associate Dean to the role. It also challenged me to think about ways to promote student and faculty excellence.”

“I am new to the role of Dean and appreciated the many leadership initiatives shared and resources available from AACN. I will be back next year.”

“The closing plenary was phenomenal! The speaker was inspirational. I am even more motivated to go back to my college and create an atmosphere where people thrive and flourish.”

“I highly valued the collaboration and networking opportunities. I also enjoyed learning about important nursing initiatives and being able to advocate for the top issues impacting academic nursing during the Capitol Hill Day as part of the meeting.”

For questions, contact the AACN Conference Team today!