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Executive Leadership Academy

Executive Leadership Academy

Apply Now to Join the Second Cohort

ACNL’s Executive Leadership Academy blends traditional, lecture-based instruction with personalized mentorship learning throughout a 12-month program. Participants will come together for learning intensives four times during the program and will develop a capstone quality improvement project to benefit their sponsoring institutions. This exclusive program is limited to 20 participants with preference given to ACNL members.

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Executive Leadership Academy Highlights

Individualized Learning plan

The program begins with a 360-degree assessment by a certified coach, who will help you create an individualized learning plan to guide you through the program.

Executive Nurse Leader Mentorship

Each participant will be paired with an Executive Nurse Leader through the LifeMoxie mentorship platform.

Capstone Project

Throughout the program, participants will work toward completing a capstone, quality improvement project to benefit their sponsoring institution.

Networking Opportunities

The cohort experience offers participants the opportunity to build connections with other nurse leaders sharing similar experiences. In addition, each cohort maintains a low class size and unique mentorship programs, giving participants rare access to some of the most influential nurse executives in California.


Informational Webinar

ACNL recently hosted an informational webinar, featuring an explanation of the program from the ELA's lead faculty, as well as testimonials from two members of the inaugural cohort.

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Program Details

  • Second cohort to begin in Spring 2020
  • In-person meetings are anticipated for April, June, August, and October
  • Program includes a poster session at ACNL's 2021 Annual Conference on February 9 in Monterey

This program is normally priced at $15,000. ACNL members are eligible for a $9,000 scholarship.

“The more you get involved in leadership, the more you can actually help people, and ACNL is truly committed to making sure you have what you need to be successful.
Rose Colangelo, RN, MSN, CEN
First Cohort
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