AACN Leadership Networks


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 eight 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.

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  • Conferences and educational events offered at a discount to members
  • Access to a members-only community, to connect you with colleagues nationwide
  • Access to the Network Membership Directory
  • Electronic publication, AACN News Watch, AACN's weekly email advisory
  • Opportunities to serve in leadership roles on the Network Steering Committee
  • Free subscription to Syllabus, the bimonthly newsletter of AACN
  • AACN communications, including press releases, governmental affairs bulletin, grant funding opportunities, issue bulletins and special announcements.

  • Provide opportunities for networking at AACN meetings
  • Operate an online community for the interchange of information
  • Provide educational programs of value to the community of members at meetings
  • Disseminate/transfer/share the latest trends affecting nursing school faculty and staff

Organizational Leadership Network (OLN) Program
October 27-28, 2023
Washington, DC

Faculty Leadership Network (FLN) Program
November 30, 2023
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Faculty Practice Pre-Conference (PLN Network)
January 17, 2024
Naples, FL

Research Leadership Network (RLN) Program
January 18, 2024
Naples, FL

Nursing Advancement Professionals (NAP) Conference
March 23-24, 2024
Washington, DC

Diversity Symposium (DEILN Network)
February 5-7, 2024
New Orleans, LA

Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals (GNAP) Conference
April 1-3, 2024
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Business Officers of Schools of Nursing (BONUS) Meeting
April 24-26, 2024
Salt Lake City, UT

Need to Update Your Contact Information?

Contact Beth Aronson, AACN's Director of Membership and Business Development, at baronson@aacnnursing.org.