2022 Doctoral Education Conference

Nursing Science and Practice: Creating Equity through Doctoral Education

With a strong focus on advancing inclusive excellence, the Doctoral Education Conference will provide a deeper dive into the areas of nursing doctoral education that create tension points and opportunities for change. Conference sessions will offer practical solutions that all program types may implement to foster equity in academia, health care delivery, and local communities. Topics will include creating capacity through the recruitment and retention of diverse research and practice scholars who will collaborate to discover, implement, and translate research. Explore how schools of nursing enable faculty to advance their academic careers and attract faculty and students that reflect our diverse communities and global society.

This conference is designed with ample opportunity to meet with friends and colleagues, learn from and interact with renowned experts, and take away successful strategies to help you succeed and excel in your role as an academic nursing leader. Through a fusion of both in-person and virtual experiences, participants may choose how to attend.

Who Should Attend:

Deans, directors, and faculty who teach in doctoral programs, as well as those with a primary responsibility for advancing a research agenda.

How to Attend:

If you are ready to meet again in-person, please join us in January in Naples, FL at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. If you prefer to join virtually and explore what a hybrid event looks like from that side, we welcome you to participate in that way.


The safety of attendees and staff is our top priority – we will follow all relevant protocols and CDC guidelines and will work closely with the Naples Grande Beach Resort to promote the recommended practices at the time of the event.

Conference Venue:

Naples Grande Beach Resort
475 Seagate Drive
Naples, FL 34103


Contact the AACN Conference Team @ conferences@aacnnursing.org or call 202-463-6930.


“The opening speaker was engaging, thought-provoking, and informative. I enjoyed his call to action; it was a great way to start the conference!”

“I love the faculty development sessions like Joy in the workplace and addressing incivility. Those two resonated with me the most based on my role as a faculty leader.”

“Thank you for this wonderful conference experience. It is always an amazing few days that rejuvenates my spirit!"

“I appreciate the wide array of interesting topics to select from during the emerging solutions. Some of the sessions included concrete ideas that can be used right away.”