Building Bridges and New Pathways in Doctoral Nursing Education!

We are pleased to announce that AACN’s 2021 Doctoral Education Conference will continue as planned, with the addition of an all-new virtual online component. Now a hybrid event, this conference will still be held as an in-person event at the Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, CA from January 21-23, 2021 with select programming offered online simultaneously. The Faculty Practice Pre-Conference and the PhD Pre-Conference, scheduled for January 20, 2021, will be offered as hybrid events as well. We look forward to continuing to engineer pathways for the future of doctoral nursing education as we adapt to the shifting events landscape and the needs of our members and their communities. 

AACN continues to monitor the guidelines by the CDC, state officials, and other stakeholders to ensure the health and safety of participants while attending the conference. 

Join a dedicated community of over 700 deans, directors, and faculty who teach in doctoral programs, as well as nursing leaders who are primarily responsible for advancing a research agenda in Coronado, CA 

This conference addresses both the practice and the research doctorate and provides ample opportunity for the development of teaching, research, and administrative role

This conference explores national trends in doctoral nursing education, strategies to increase enrollment, and ways to increase or maintain rigor in terminal degree programs. Participants benefit from face-to-face interaction with peers, industry leaders, and experts during interactive learning formats. Additionally, abstract presentations in both poster and podium format address the many changes and challenges in doctoral education

Conference Venue:

Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 29118


“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.”