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Nurse leaders are a powerful force – possessing talent, expertise and the determination to succeed. ACNL’s 2016 Annual Conference will empower you to maximize your leadership potential and drive meaningful change. Renowned presenters provide valuable insights, resources and take-aways to apply in your practice setting.

1/31/2016 to 2/3/2016
When: 1/31/2016
Where: Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa
Rancho Mirage, CA

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Acclaimed presenters include:

Keynote, Dr. Barry Posner, is a world-renowned scholar, author and leadership guru. He is co-author, with Jim Kouzes of the phenomenal book, The Leadership Challenge. For more than 25 years, the K&P model has been a highly utilized resource for building effective leaders and is utilized for ACNL’sFoundation for Leadership Excellence program. This session helps you take the next steps in your personal leadership journey.

Dr. Louise Selanders is an internationally recognized nurse historian and Nightingale scholar. Her fascinating presentation about Florence Nightingale draws many parallels to today’s health care environment.     

Matt Thornhill, founder and president of the Boomer Project explores the boomer consumer—the largest, wealthiest and most influential group in the nation. Learn strategies for making your organization “age ready.”

More nurses on boards is a goal of the IOM’s Future of Nursing Initiative and a hot topic in nurse leadership. ACNL Board members Dr. Judy Karshmer and Katie Skelton, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, lead a panel of experts on board service. Get ready to take action to build your influence.

Dr. Diane Brown presents the latest findings from CALNOC. Discover innovations and best practices that improve patient outcomes.

Melissa Fitzpatrick, MSN, RN, FAAN, Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer at Hill Rom, examines the powerful concept of transparent leadership.

A new session format called Flo Talks will feature short presentations on health policy subjects. More information to come about presenters and specific subjects.

Our inspiring end note, Jeremy Poincenot, will describe his journey of triumph over adversity. Blinded by a rare disorder at age 19, Jeremy overcame this obstacle to win the World Blind Golf Championship. He will inspire you to overcome your own challenges to live a strong, confident life.

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