Doctoral Education Conference


PhD Pre-Conference

January 15, 2025

This 1-day pre-event is designed for deans and associate deans from schools offering 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.


Program & Speakers

Coming soon!

Who Should Attend

Deans/directors/chairs and/or associate deans who offer research-focused doctoral nursing programs or for those planning a new program.

Conference Venue

Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118

Registration Fees

PhD Pre-Conference Early
Ends Dec. 16
Starts Dec. 17
AACN Member $349 $449
AACN Non-Member $449 $549

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  • You may substitute your registration to another individual within your organization. This must be done by contacting the AACN Conference Department via email at
  • If a substitution is not possible, your cancellation request must be received in writing and confirmed by AACN; otherwise, it cannot be honored. The following refund arrangements will then apply:
    1. Cancellation requests received by January 2, 2025, will be refunded minus a non-refundable administrative fee of $90.
    2. No refunds will be given after January 2, 2025, nor will refunds be given for no-shows.
    3. No-show registrations with an open balance will be charged the non-refundable administrative fee as outlined above after the event.
  • Your cancellation request must be submitted in writing to and confirmed by AACN.

Please note: AACN will issue refunds within a 2-week time period of receipt of written cancellation notice.

Event Cancellation by AACN

AACN reserves the right to modify, postpone/reschedule or cancel this conference and any related group activity for any circumstance beyond AACN's control, including but not limited to emergency, acts of God, government regulations, disaster, strike, and non-fulfilment of minimum group requirements. If AACN cancels an event, every attempt will be made to reschedule or provide a modified virtual offering, and registration fees will be applied to the rescheduled/virtual event. If a cancelled event cannot be rescheduled, AACN will issue a full refund of the registration fee(s). Any travel, lodging, or incidental expenses incurred related to a cancelled/postponed event cannot be refunded under any circumstances as AACN resumes no responsibility for such expenses.


Looking for Answers?

Contact AACN Nursing Education Coordinator Bridget Bingle at