When: January 25-28, 2012
Location: Waldorf Astoria Naples- Naples, FL
(Hotel formerly known as Naples Grande Beach)
(Faculty Practice Pre-Conference held on January 25, 2012)
The annual Doctoral Education Conference continues to grow in attendance and influence. Designed for deans, associate deans for research, directors of doctoral programs, and other faculty interested in the issues concerning this unique level of nursing education, the program includes sessions of interest to all doctoral faculty, as well as breakout sessions that differentiate between concerns of research and practice doctoral programs. Plenary topics include implications of the IOM Future of Nursing report on doctoral education and research; and linking research and practice to advance nursing science. Breakout and abstract sessions allow participants to explore topics of personal interest. Throughout, participants are encouraged to share perspectives, ideas, concerns, and successful strategies. The Research Leadership Network offers a special afternoon session for Network members and guests. The Practice Leadership Network also meets during this conference.
The deadline for early registration is January 13, 2012. Late fees will apply to registrations received after January 13. Email messages confirming registration will be sent to all participants.
Register online at https://apps.aacn.nche.edu/Registration/registration.asp
$399 by January 13 $499 by January 13
$499 after January 13 $599 after January 13
$369 Additional registrant from same institution by January 13
$469 Additional registrant from same institution after January 13
Research Leadership Network Fees
$59 Network Member, Research Leadership Network Program (includes box lunch)
$79 Non-Network Member, Research Leadership Network Program (includes box lunch)
Faculty Practice Pre-Conference Registration Fees
$169 Network Member, Practice Leadership Network
$199 Non-Network Member, Practice Leadership Network
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Waldorf Astoria Naples, 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, Florida 34103. The special conference room rate is $209 single/double plus resort fee. The cutoff date for reservations at the group rate is January 5, 2012. To make reservations, please call the hotel at 888-722-1270 and request the group rate for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The room block may fill before the deadline, so please make your reservation early.
The Waldorf Astoria Naples is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Note: New hotel name! The Naples Grande Beach has recently changed its name to Waldorf Astoria Naples.
The following hotels are within walking distance of the Waldorf Astoria Naples and may have availability over the meeting dates:
Hilton Naples (approx. 10 min)
5111 Tamiami Trail North
Toll-Free: 800-HILTONS (4458667)
AACN has reserved an overflow block of rooms at the Hilton Naples. The special conference room rate is $199. To make reservations, please call the hotel at 239-430-4900 or 800-HILTONS and request the group rate for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The room block is limited so make your reservations early.
Park Shore Resort (approx. 15 min)
600 Neapolitan WayNaples, FL
Staybridge Suites Naples (approx. 15 min)
4805 Tamiami Trail North
Residence Inn by Marriott (approx. 5 min driving distance/30 min walking distance)
4075 Tamiami Trail North
Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) is located approximately thirty miles from the Hotel Naples Grande Beach. A taxi costs approximately $65.00 each way. For further ground transportation information, please visit the Southwest Florida International Airport website at: http://www.flylcpa.com/transportation/.
Continuing Education Credit
Continuing education contact hours will be provided by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to all conference participants at no additional cost. CE Certificates will be provided in your conference packet.
AACN is dedicated to environmentally responsible practices. Select conference materials will be provided online. One week prior to the event, please look for an email with a link to the conference materials.
Refund and Cancellation Policy
Registrations that are cancelled up to one week before the meeting will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received with less than one week’s notice will be refunded minus a $150 administrative fee. There will be no refunds for no-shows.
AACN reserves the right to cancel this conference and any group activity that does not meet minimal group requirements. Non-refundable airline tickets are the responsibility of the registrant.
For more information, contact AACN, One Dupont Circle, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036; 202-463-6930. If you require any special access in order to take part in this meeting, please contact Nadja Beverage at AACN or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.