2022 Doctoral Education Conference

Nursing Science and Practice: Creating Equity through Doctoral Education

With a strong focus on advancing inclusive excellence, the Doctoral Education Conference will provide a deeper dive into the areas of nursing doctoral education that create tension points and opportunities for change. Conference sessions will offer practical solutions that all program types may implement to foster equity in academia, health care delivery, and local communities. Topics will include creating capacity through the recruitment and retention of diverse research and practice scholars who will collaborate to discover, implement, and translate research. Explore how schools of nursing enable faculty to advance their academic careers and attract faculty and students that reflect our diverse communities and global society.

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.

Safety:

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.

Vaccination Requirements 

The responsibility for a safe and healthy event environment is shared among the event organizer, venues, and every participant. All in-person participants (including but not limited to presenters, attendees, exhibitors, guests, staff, vendors) of the Doctoral Education Conference and its pre-events at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, FL are expected to adhere to and abide by the safety precautions AACN is implementing to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

  • Verification of full COVID Vaccination *New Requirement*
    • AACN has partnered with Health Pass by CLEAR and Event Farm to provide secure and easy proof of COVID vaccination for safe entry into the conference. Trust and transparency are top priorities for AACN and our partners, and with Health Pass, users are always in control of their health information. Detailed instructions will be shared with all in-person attendees 10 days prior to the event, when AACN will launch the verification portal for this event
  •  ​Enhanced sanitization of meeting and exhibit space
  • Masking and social distancing

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing fully supports its community and respects the individual decisions that must be made in these extremely challenging times due to multiple factors, which we know are both professional and personal. Attendees may change their registration from in-person to virtual and virtual to in-person for the Doctoral Education Conference by contacting us at conferences@aacnnursing.org no later than three (3) business days prior to the event start date (January 14, 2022). Additional details about cancellation and refund policies are available under the ‘Register’ tab.

You should not attend these events in-person if you are:

  • not fully vaccinated
  • experiencing or within the 10 days prior to the event start date have experienced signs and symptoms of COVID-19
  • believe that they may have been recently exposed to COVID-19
  • have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by the healthcare team responsible for treatment

Conference attendees should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and are asked to contact AACN at conferences@aacnnursing.org if they experience symptoms of COVID-19 within 10 days after any AACN conference. Should any positive cases be reported within the 10-day timeframe, AACN will communicate this information to all registered participants. Any private health or personal data received by AACN will be treated as confidential.

*AACN is not liable for the vaccination status of any vendor staff or exhibitors who are working to help support the event. AACN has shared our vaccination policy with all contracted vendors and exhibitors.

Mask Requirement 

To ensure the safety of all participants, AACN will require all in-person attendees to wear a mask, except when actively eating or drinking.

Duty of Care 

By attending the Academic Nursing Leadership and its pre-events, you agree to abide by and engage in conduct that is beneficial to health and safety of all attendees and constituents. This includes, but is not limited to, wearing a mask, providing proof of vaccination, practicing appropriate physical distancing, and not attending any events if you are ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.

Naples Grande Beach Resort 

The Naples Grande Beach Resort is committed to safety and wellbeing of its guests and has taken measures to provide clean and safe environments. Covid-19 updates and what to expect at the hotel. 

Conference Venue:

Naples Grande Beach Resort
475 Seagate Drive
Naples, FL 34103

Questions?

Contact the AACN Conference Team @ conferences@aacnnursing.org or call 202-463-6930.

Testimonials

“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.”