academic nursing leadership conference

Organizational Leadership Network (OLN) Program

Professional Identity: Essentials for Nursing Leadership

Organizational Leadership Network (OLN) Program
October 13-14, 2024

This annual event hosted by the OLN, held prior to ANLC in Washington, DC brings together OLN Members and other nursing academic leaders with broad administrative responsibilities, including associate deans and assistant deans to connect and network, develop leadership strategies, share practical exemplars, and much more.

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Who Should Attend

Nursing academic leaders with broad administrative responsibilities. OLN Members receive a discount.

Program Agenda


  1. Examine scientific work in professional identity in nursing.
  2. Operationalize PI as a nurse leader to inspire self and others and transform a shared vision into reality. 
  3. Incorporate PI formation across all levels of education.


Nelda Godfrey, PhD, ACNS-BC, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Professor and Associate Dean, Innovative Partnerships and Practice
University of Kansas School of Nursing

Susan Strouse, PhD, RN
Associate Professor and Director for the Center of Nursing Research
Grand Valley State University
Kirkhof College of Nursing

Conference Venue

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

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About Organizational Leadership Network

Stay connected all year long by joining the Organizational Leadership Network! OLN members benefit from year-round networking and opportunities to foster professional growth and development and participate in information sharing, communication, and discussion of key issues among fellow nursing academic leaders with broad administrative responsibilities at AACN member institutions. Program fees for OLN Network members are discounted. 

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Registration Fees

OLN Program Early Ends Sept 14 Standard Starts Sept 15
OLN Network Member $229 $249
AACN Members $249 $269
AACN Non-Members $349 $369

  • You may substitute your registration to another individual within your organization.
  • If a substitution is not possible, you can cancel your attendance up until September 30, 2024 to obtain a refund minus a $50 non-refundable administrative fee.
  • No refunds will be given after September 30, 2024 nor will refunds be given for no-shows.
  • Your cancellation request must be submitted in writing to and confirmed by AACN.

Please note: AACN will issue refunds within a 2-week time period of receipt of written cancellation notice.

Event Cancellation by AACN

AACN reserves the right to modify, postpone/reschedule or cancel this conference and any related group activity for any circumstance beyond AACN's control, including but not limited to emergency, acts of God, government regulations, disaster, strike, and non-fulfilment of minimum group requirements. If AACN cancels an event, every attempt will be made to reschedule or provide a modified virtual offering, and registration fees will be applied to the rescheduled/virtual event. If a cancelled event cannot be rescheduled, AACN will issue a full refund of the registration fee(s). Any travel, lodging, or incidental expenses incurred related to a cancelled/postponed event cannot be refunded under any circumstances as AACN resumes no responsibility for such expenses. 

For questions, contact the AACN Membership Assistant, Peri Beckerman