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Date: January 24, 2013
Location: Hotel Del Coronado - San Diego, CA


General Information

The Research Leadership Network (RLN) is comprised of nursing faculty who have leadership roles facilitating research within their nursing programs. The AACN Research Leadership Network will foster professional growth and development, information sharing, communication, and discussion of key issues. Networking within these groups will be facilitated through programs, meetings and electronic communications.

Conference Schedule

Registration & Fees

The deadline for early registration is January 11, 2013. Late fees will apply to registrations received after January 11. Email messages confirming registration will be sent to all participants.

Register online at

Research Leadership Network (RLN) Registration Fees:
(Only one discount per person, per conference can be taken.)

Before January 11, 2013:

After January 11, 2013:

- $20 Discount for RLN Network Member

Hotel Information

The room block at the Hotel Del Coronado is now sold out. Alternative hotels are listed below. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118. The special conference room rate starts at $209 single/double plus resort charge ($16). The cutoff date for reservations at the group rate is December 21, 2012. To make reservations, please call the hotel directly at (800) 468-3533 and request the group rate for American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) or Doctoral Education Conference. The room block may fill before the deadline, so please make your reservation early.

If Guest would like to upgrade to a Partial Ocean View Guestroom, the special rate of $229 per room, per night will apply; or for an Ocean Front Guestroom, the special rate of $259 per room, per night will apply – based on availability.

The following hotels are close to the Hotel Del Coronado and may have availability over the meeting dates:

Best Western Plus Suites Hotel Coronado Island (1.2 miles away)
275 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118-1410
Phone: 619-437-1666

Hotel Indigo (5.0 miles away)
509 9th Avenue,
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 877-846-3446

Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter (5.2 miles away)
401 K Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-231-4040

San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
(5.2 miles away)
660 K Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-696-0234

Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter (5.3 miles away)
356 6th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-487-1200

Hotel Solamar (5.4 miles away)
435 6th Avenue
San Diego, CA  92101
Phone: 877-230-0300

Embassy Suites San Diego Bay – Downtown (5.8 miles away)
601 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-239-2400

Westin San Diego (6.0 miles away)
400 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-239-4500

San Diego-On The Bay
(6.4 miles away)
1355 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 800-972-2802 


San Diego International Airport (SAN) is located approximately seven miles from the Hotel del Coronado. A taxi costs approximately $27.00 each way. For further ground transportation information, please visit the San Diego International Airport website at:

Continuing Education

More information coming soon!

Conference Materials

Conference Materials will be provided on-site.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by January 11, 2013. A refund of the conference, minus a $25 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date.

No refunds will be granted for requests received after January 11, 2013. Submit all requests to AACN Conference Registration via email at or via fax (202) 785-8320. Conference registrations are fully transferrable (see Substitution Policy); however, conference fees cannot be transferred to other conferences. AACN regrets that refunds will not be given 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.

Substitution Policy

Registration substitutions are permitted prior to the conference; however, conference fees cannot be transferred to other conferences. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution as well as updating any contact information. Submit all requests to AACN Conference Registration via email at or via fax (202) 785-8320.


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 participate in this meeting, please phone Nadja Beverage at AACN or email