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

Health & Safety:

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.

Entry Requirements 

Last updated September 20, 2022

Your well-being is AACN’s No. 1 priority!

AACN has revised its policies for the health and safety of in-person conference attendance. All meeting attendees, speakers, partners, and AACN staff are required to show verification of full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of travel in order to obtain access to event spaces. Unvaccinated individuals or those unable to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will not be permitted to attend. AACN will be utilizing a Digital Verification Process through Health Pass by CLEAR, which provides a secure, digital verification of your vaccination status or negative test results via the free CLEAR mobile app. AACN will provide detailed instructions to all in-person attendees approximately 10 days prior to the conference start date.

AACN will continue to monitor any new developments and evaluate what is needed to ensure you are comfortable and we meet safely. We will keep all participants updated as we get closer to the event.


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

Duty of Care

Last updated September 20, 2022

By attending the PhD Pre-Conference, you agree to abide by and engage in conduct that is beneficial to health and safety of all attendees. This includes, but is not limited to, providing verification of vaccination or proof of negative COVID-19 test, and not attending any events if you are ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19 or other transmittable disease.


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Registration Fees

PhD Pre-ConferenceJanuary 18, 2023
  StandardEnds Dec. 19 LateStarts Dec. 20
AACN Member $299 $399
AACN Non-Member $399 $499

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