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2019 Baccalaureate Education Conference

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Over 500 faculty from baccalaureate nursing education programs come together every November to discuss issues of mutual interest and share ideas and successful strategies. Whether you are a new or seasoned faculty member, dean, an aspiring leader, or in an associate/assistant dean role, the Baccalaureate Education Conference provides you with opportunities to connect directly with colleagues, learn from renowned experts, and take away successful strategies to help you succeed and excel in your role as an academic nursing leader.

Pre-Conference Opportunities

Faculty Development Conference
November 20-21, 2019
The event is aimed at faculty who would like to enhance their knowledge and skills for teaching in baccalaureate and higher degree programs. Sessions address aspects of the faculty role such as creating an active learning environment, clinical teaching and student evaluation. (1.5 day pre-program)

Executive Development Series for Faculty
November 20-21, 2019
This series increases the knowledge and skills needed for successful leadership in a school of nursing at a time of complex and accelerating change in health care and higher education. (1.5 day pre-program)

Faculty Leadership Network (FLN) Program
November 21, 2019
FLN examines the multitude of legal issues that confront nursing faculty members in the classroom and clinical environment. Strategies to address common legal issues are discussed. All are welcome to attend. The FLN program does not overlap with any additional program sessions. Lunch is provided. The Faculty Leadership Network is an AACN Leadership Network for faculty whose primary focus is teaching didactic and clinical courses, and provides opportunities to explore real world issues, pose pedagogical questions, and exchange ideas related to teaching and curriculum in professional nursing education. (.5 day pre-program)

Hotel Information

Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
1900 Buena Vista Drive
Orlando, FL 32830
Phone: 407-827-2727

  • The room rate is $199 single/double.
  • The cutoff date for reservations at the group rate is October 29, 2019.
  • Phone Reservations: call 1-855-757-4984 and request the group rate for AACN.
  • Online Reservations: Book Here

The room block may fill before the deadline, so please make your reservation early. If/when the room block fills, AACN will post a list of alternative hotel on its website.


Orlando International Airport (MCO) is approximately a 25-minute drive to/from the hotel. Taxi fare is approximately $55.00 each way.

Shuttles are available through Mears Transportation at. Shuttle fares are approximately $25 each way.

For further ground transportation information, please visit the Orlando International Airport website.

The Buena Vista Palace offers complimentary self-parking.

Above rates are subject to change.

Disney World Tickets

Experience the magic of Disney World at a special conference rate. Conference attendees have the option of purchasing either Partial-day tickets (after 1:00 PM and after 5:00 PM Twilight Tickets) or Full-Multi-Day tickets that include access to one of the following:

  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
  • Disney’s Winter Summerland or Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Courses (before 4 p.m.)
  • A round of 9 hole golf at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course 

These specially priced tickets are valid both seven days before and after the conference. The ticket prices listed on the ticket store,  reflect the applicable discounts and do not include sales tax.  The Multi-day tickets and Partial-day tickets listed, are not available for purchase at the theme park Ticket Windows.   

In order to be purchased at this special rate, tickets must be purchased before November 19, 2019.

Purchase tickets here.

Continuing Education Credit

Participants are eligible to earn continuing nursing education (CNE) hours, which will be awarded to those who attest to attendance at entire sessions and complete the electronic evaluation process after the event.

Dietary and Special Needs

If you have any dietary restrictions (e.g., vegetarian, kosher, or gluten-free) or special needs, please email us prior to the event at

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AACN Conference Team
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-463-6930