Our Mission

Kern County's chapter of ACNL supports local nurses in advancing the professional practice. We host an annual RN of the Year Dinner that recognizes outstanding work by nurses and raises funds for nursing scholarships. We support the RN Explorers in introducing high school students to the nursing profession.

Scholarship Application

Download the Nightingale Nursing Scholarship application.


You can also Apply for the scholarship online.



Want to be a part of this growing local chapter? Need to renew your membership?



We host an annual RN of the Year dinner and education symposiums biennially.

Upcoming Events:

Building a "Foundation for Leadership Excellence"

  • A five day program designed for nurse leaders.
  • September 9 – 13, 2019 at the Bakersfield Marriott
  • Event Information
Events Calendar