Doctoral Education Conference

2025 Doctoral Education Conference

2025 Doctoral Education Conference

Chart the Future of 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 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.
  • Earn continuing nursing education (CNE) hours for Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD).

Pre-Conference Offerings

PhD Pre-Conference
January 15, 2025

This event is designed specifically for deans and associate deans from schools offering research-focused doctoral nursing programs or those planning a new program and explores challenges and solutions germane to PhD education.

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Faculty Practice Pre-Conference
January 15, 2025

This event is hosted by AACN’s Practice Leadership Network (PLN), a network for individuals involved in promoting, administering, and engaging in faculty practice. Emphasis is being placed on the need for practice savvy educators who can translate current healthcare environment scenarios to the classroom at every level. 

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Research Leadership Network (RLN) Program
January 16, 2025

This program is hosted annually by AACN’s Research Leadership Network (RLN), a network specifically for faculty who have leadership roles facilitating research within their nursing programs. The key focus of this program lies on advancing nursing science with cutting-edge research methods. 

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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.

Conference Venue

Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118


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2024 Doctoral Education Conference Highlights

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“As a first-time attendee, I enjoyed hearing the current issues, trends, and challenges from colleagues across the country and building my network.”

“The leadership networking opportunities, as well as hearing the different statuses and goals of other programs and opportunities were superb.”

“This doctoral conference was the best one I've attended. It met my expectations and then some! Well planned and timely topics, especially the excellent keynote presenters.”

“There were fabulous keynote presentations with valuable, provocative information and many of the individual and group sessions were also very valuable in terms of their content. The conference was extremely well-organized, and staff were very helpful.”

For questions, contact the AACN Conference Team today!