2022 Doctoral Education Conference

Explore Innovative Strategies and Opportunities in Doctoral Nursing Education!

The Doctoral Education Conference explores national trends in doctoral nursing education, strategies to increase enrollment, and ways to increase or maintain rigor in terminal degree programs. With content addressing both the practice and the research doctorate, and the willingness to debate the controversial issues that surround doctoral education, this conference provides ample opportunity for the development of teaching, research, and administrative roles.

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 Grand 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.”