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2023 CNL Research Symposium


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We are so excited to have you join us in person the morning of February 23, 2023 in at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista in Florida for CNC's
CNL Research Symposium: CNL Utilization Outside the Traditional Microsystem - Establishing the Business Case via QI, EBP and Research!

The CNL Research Symposium is the pre-conference workshop to the CNL Summit that focuses on the CNL’s role in research, evaluation for reporting clinical outcomes, data collection, and quality improvement. The CNL Research Symposium is scheduled for the morning of the CNL Summit
(separate registration required). This symposium unites faculty, practicing CNLs, students, healthcare administrators, nurse executives, physicians, financial officers and others. Participants will also earn CE hours. View the Agenda Schedule at a Glance!

AACN's CNL Summit provides a national forum for all healthcare and academic audiences currently implementing or interested in exploring CNL education and practice. Major health systems across the nation have discovered how CNLs transform practice and improve care. The Summit showcases these achievements in education and practice and provides tools to enhance an understanding of the changing healthcare environment and the value added by CNLs.  The role of CNLs is growing and the summit provides a great opportunity to network and learn about the vast work of CNL’s across the healthcare continuum.

Offering robust discussions related to the changing healthcare and practice environments, this conference is ideal for deans, faculty, CNOs, nurse managers, other health professionals, practicing CNLs and students!

Hotel Information

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

  • The room rate starts at $219 plus daily resort fee of $20 and tax
  • Reservation cut-off date: February 1, 2023 
  • Phone Reservations: Call (855) 757-4984 and request the group rate for "AACN"
  • Online Reservations: Book Online 
The room block may fill before the deadline, so please make your reservation early. If/when the room block fills, CNC will post a list of alternative hotels on its website.


Orlando International Airport (MCO) is approximately a 25 minute drive to/from the hotel. View
Additional Ground Transportation Information. View Directions to the Hotel Orlando Buena Vista PalaceHotel self-parking is $22 per day with in and out privileges. Valet parking is also available for $30 plus tax.

Continuing Education Credit

Participants are eligible to earn continuing nursing education (CNE) hours, which will be awarded to those who attest to attendance at entire sessions and complete the electronic evaluation process after the event. 



The safety of our attendees and staff is our top priority. We will follow all relevant protocols and CDC guidelines and will work closely with the hotel to promote the recommended practices at the time of the symposium. 

Vaccination Requirements

Currently all meeting attendees, speakers, partners, and staff are to be fully vaccinated in order to gain access to the CNL Research Symposium event spaces. Please check back frequently for news and additional guidance as we refine our planning. 


The State of Florida has no mask mandate; therefore, wearing masks is currently optional. 

Duty of Care

By attending the CNL Research Symposium, you agree to abide by and engage in conduct that is beneficial to the health and safety of all attendees and constituents. This includes, but is not limited to, providing verification of vaccination, practicing appropriate physical distancing, and not attending events if you are ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.

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