Our Purpose, Vision, and Values

Created and embraced by nurse leaders, ACNL's vision, mission 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:

  • Develops nurse leaders
  • Advances professional practice
  • Influences health policy
  • Promotes quality and patient safety


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



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.