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Our Purpose, Vision, and Values
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Created and embraced by nurse leaders, ACNL's purpose, vision, and values reflect the principles that guide the organization. They are the foundation for the work we do today and provide purpose and direction for the organization as we look to the future.


ACNL is the professional nursing organization that equips nurses to lead self, others and systems.


Positioning nurse leaders to create and influence the future of health care.


Integrity: Uphold the trust placed in the nursing profession

Innovation: Equip nurses with cutting edge research and educational programs

Inclusivity: Represent all nursing service and academic settings

Diversity: Reflect the communities we serve

Strategic Initiatives

  • ACNL provides lifelong learning opportunities to meet the needs of current and emerging nurse leaders.
  • ACNL is the influential voice of nursing leadership advocating for the advancement of the nursing profession.
  • ACNL celebrates diversity, engagement and active participation of its membership.
  • ACNL is the primary resource representing professional nursing's voice regarding health care issues.
  • ACNL leadership strengthens and diversifies revenue sources and optimizes human resources.
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