Message from the CNO

February 13, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

I was so proud to be surrounded by so many amazing nurse leaders this week at the 42nd Annual Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL) Conference in Rancho Mirage, California. Stanford had a great representation of more than 20 nurses from all levels of leadership, clinical to executive.

I am honored to serve as the ACNL’s Director for the North Region, alongside many leaders, especially those from Stanford’s diverse areas of nursing practice. This year, we continue to embrace our commitment to uplifting the nursing profession while addressing, influencing, and educating about critical issues that affect the nursing practice and delivery of patient care.

Over the years, ACNL has collaboratively faced challenges and opened opportunities amidst the rapidly changing health care environment. ACNL was responsible for the implementation of staffing ratios in California, as well as the development of the CALNOC database, which helps us articulate the value of the professional nursing practice.

ACNL is open to all nurse leaders, regardless of role. It provides opportunities for networking and continuing education, as well as mentorship, scholarships, and more. Visit ACNL’s website for more information


I look forward to seeing more and more of our colleagues engage in professional organizations, strengthening the nursing profession’s advocacy and influence as we celebrate the year 2020, Year of the Nurse.

With respect and appreciation,

Dale Beatty, DNP, RN, NEA-BC


Chief Nursing Office and VP of Patient Care Services

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