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When: February 9-11, 2012
Location: Westin Peachtree Plaza - Atlanta, GA


Join AACN in Atlanta, Georgia for the 2012 Faculty Development Conference. Gain useful skills to increase your effectiveness as a nursing faculty member. Enjoy the superb dining and entertainment Atlanta has to offer as you build relationships with other early-career nursing faculty members.

Conference Highlights

AACN is pleased to host the sixth annual Faculty Development Conference.  Designed for early-career nurse educators in baccalaureate and higher degree nursing programs, the event is aimed primarily at those new to the faculty role and those who would like to gain more self-confidence in teaching in higher education settings. Sessions explore the academic environment, teaching strategies, clinical teaching, evaluation, and being successful in an academic career. Multiple concurrent sessions encourage participants to select topics according to their own needs and interests. Several particularly popular topics are repeated from previous years, and new topics are added, allowing both new and returning participants to pursue personally relevant topics.

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The deadline for early registration is January 27, 2012. Late fees will apply to registrations received after January 27. Email messages confirming registration will be sent to all participants. 

Register online at:

Members:                                                                   Non-members:                                  
$399 by January 27                                                    $499 by January 27
$499 after January 27                                                $599 after January 27
$369 Additional registrant from same institution by January 27
$469 Additional registrant from same institution after January 27
$349 Student Registration Fee*
*The student rate is intended for graduate students (not faculty) who are preparing for faculty roles. 

General Information

Hotel Information
A block of rooms has been reserved at The Westin Peachtree Plaza, 210 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. The special conference room rate is $159 single/double. The cutoff date for reservations at the group rate is January 21, 2012. To make reservations, please call the hotel at 800-937-8461 and ask for the group rate for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) or Faculty Development Conference. You may also place your reservation online at:

The room block may fill before the deadline, so please make your reservation early

The Westin Peachtree Plaza is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Westin Peachtree Plaza is located approximately eight miles from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). A taxi is approximately $25 each way.  Shuttles are available through Link Shuttle and are approximately $ 16 each way. For further information please contact Link Shuttle at 770-932-9127. Public transportation is available via MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) and costs approximately $ 1.75 each way. The hotel is located on the MARTA line at Peachtreee Center Station. Please visit for additional information. Further information regarding ground transportation can be found at:

Continuing Education
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 canceled 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 special access in order to take part in this meeting, please contact Nadja Beverage at AACN or by e-mail at