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When: January 26, 2012
Location: Waldorf Astoria Naples - Naples, FL
(Hotel formerly known as Naples Grande Beach)

Join your colleagues in Naples – the crown jewel of Southwest Florida - for an engaging program addressing issues and challenges specific to doctoral education. Attend thought-provoking sessions and network with your peers in a beautiful, relaxed setting. Resort casual attire is recommended.


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

Members:                                                                                Non-members:
$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

General Information

Hotel Information
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. 

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:

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

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. 

Contact information

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