Transform 2022

Where Nurse Faculty and Innovation Meet

Connect, Innovate, & Inspire: New Approaches to Nursing Education

Faculty teaching in baccalaureate or master’s nursing programs are invited to attend Transform 2022. This annual gathering of nursing faculty features thought leaders who are redefining how professional nurses are educated and how they practice and provides opportunity for networking with colleagues and peers.

Key Conference Benefits:

  • Discover new developments in academic nursing along with the latest innovations impacting higher education and healthcare delivery.
  • Connect with noted opinion 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.
  • Experience a rich and diverse learning environment including plenary and breakout sessions, focused discussions, and informal breakfast forums.
  • Participate in enriching abstract presentations, which were selected following a competitive peer-review process.

Who Should Attend:

New or seasoned faculty members, deans, aspiring leaders, and associate/assistant deans.

How to Attend:

Transform 2022 is offered as a hybrid event, with both in-person (in Chicago, IL) and virtual opportunities.

As part of the registration fee, attendees will have access to AACN’s Digital Conference Library, where select session recordings from the in-person event will be available on-demand for viewing (to include plenaries and breakout sessions). Additional CEs may be earned.

Conference Venue:

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601


“This was my first conference, it definitely got me fired up about education, and I can't wait to attend more!”

“The conference topics were timely and relevant, and offered tools needed for nursing and the future of health care.”

“The opening speaker was one of the many highlights of Transform. She was incredibly motivational and inspired me to be innovative and creative in my problem solving.”

Health & 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 hotel to promote the recommended practices at the time of the event.

Entry Requirements 

Last updated September 20, 2022

Your well-being is AACN’s No. 1 priority!

AACN has revised its policies for the health and safety of in-person conference attendance. All meeting attendees, speakers, partners, and AACN staff are required to show verification of full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of travel in order to obtain access to event spaces. Unvaccinated individuals or those unable to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will not be permitted to attend. AACN will be utilizing a Digital Verification Process through Health Pass by CLEAR, which provides a secure, digital verification of your vaccination status or negative test results via the free CLEAR mobile app. AACN will provide detailed instructions to all in-person attendees approximately 10 days prior to the conference start date.

AACN will continue to monitor any new developments and evaluate what is needed to ensure you are comfortable and we meet safely. We will keep all participants updated as we get closer to the event.


The State of Illinois has no mask mandate; therefore, wearing masks is currently optional.

Duty of Care 

Last updated September 20, 2022

By attending Transform 2022 and its pre-conference(s), you agree to abide by and engage in conduct that is beneficial to health and safety of all attendees. This includes, but is not limited to, providing verification of vaccination or proof of negative COVID-19 test, and not attending any events if you are ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19 or other transmittable disease.

Pre-Conference Opportunities
Offered in-person only

Faculty Development Pre-Conference
Implementing the Essentials: A Deep Dive into Strategies, Actions, Results
November 30, 2022
NOTE: This event has reached capacity and no longer accepting registrations.

Learn More

Executive Development Series (EDS) for Faculty
Choose Your Own Adventure: Navigating Your Leadership Journey with Purpose
November 30-December 1, 2022

Learn More

Faculty Leadership Network (FLN) Program
Thriving after a Life Quake: Promoting Student and Faculty Resiliency
December 1, 2022

Learn More

Transform 2022 Brochure

2021 Photo Gallery


AACN Conference Team
Phone: 202-463-6930