Doctoral Education Conference

2023 Doctoral Education Conference

2024 Doctoral Education Conference

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 provocative issues that surround doctoral education, this conference provides ample opportunity for the development of teaching, research, and administrative roles.

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Key Conference Benefits

  • Discover new developments in academic nursing along with the latest innovations impacting higher education and healthcare delivery.
  • Connect with noted thought leaders and shape the future of nursing education.
  • Meet face-to-face with peers and explore how your colleagues from across the nation are developing and inspiring future generations of nursing professionals.
  • Immerse into a rich and diverse learning environment including plenary and breakout sessions, focused discussions, and informal breakfast forums.
  • Participate in abstract presentations, which are selected following a competitive peer-review process.
  • Attendees are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD).

Pre-Conference Offerings

PhD Pre-Conference

January 17, 2024

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Faculty Practice Pre-Conference

January 17, 2024

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Research Leadership Network (RLN) Pre-Conference

January 18, 2024

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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

The Doctoral Education Conference is offered as an in-person event in Naples, FL.

Conference Venue

Naples Grande Beach Resort
475 Seagate Drive
Naples, FL 34103

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2023 Doctoral Conference Highlights

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I had so many take aways and action items that I expect to discuss for implementation with our college leaders.

The conference touched on relevant and timely topics helpful in my school’s development of the doctoral program.

"The variety of podium abstracts was fantastic and a great opportunity to learn directly from peers. I discovered innovative visual thinking and loved how it opened my mind to creative solutions."

For questions, contact the AACN Conference Team today!