Nursing Science and the Research-Focused Doctorate (PhD) Pre-Conference

January 18, 2023

This event provides a great learning opportunity and a networking platform for deans and associate deans who offer research-focused doctoral nursing programs or those planning a new program. Issues germane to PhD education and the challenges commonly encountered are represented by leaders in doctoral education.

Who Should Attend:

Deans/directors/chairs and/or associate deans who offer research-focused doctoral nursing programs or for those planning a new program.

How to Attend:

The PhD Pre-Conference is offered as an in-person event prior to the Doctoral Education Conference. 

Conference venue:

Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118


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 hotel to promote the recommended practices at the time of the event.

Vaccine Requirement 

Currently all meeting attendees, speakers, partners, and AACN staff are to be fully vaccinated in order to gain access to the Doctoral Education Conference and its pre-conference event spaces. Please check back frequently for news and additional guidance as we refine our planning.


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

Duty of Care

By attending the Doctoral Education Conference and its pre-conferences, you agree to abide by and engage in conduct that is beneficial to 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 any events if you are ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.


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Registration Fees

PhD Pre-ConferenceJanuary 18, 2023
  StandardEnds Dec. 19 LateStarts Dec. 19
AACN Member $299 $349
AACN Non-Member $399 $449

Register Here

CE Credit

Seal of the American Nurses Credentialing Center

AACN is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Eligible attendees may receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) for participating in AACN conferences.



AACN Conference Team
Phone: 202-463-6930