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Dates: February 21-23, 2013
Location: Buena Vista Palace, Orlando, FL

General Information

The Master's Education Conference examines the role of higher education in preparing nurses for a changing health care and practice environment. Sessions focus on issues and concerns unique to master's education in nursing, particularly advanced practice. This annual conference is designed to meet the needs of deans/directors, academic administrators, and faculty in nursing master's programs, and includes strategies and techniques to improve advanced practice teaching skills, and assisting master's students to assume expanded roles in the health care system and respond to the issues that directly affect advanced practice nursing. Multiple opportunities exist for participants to discuss mutual concerns, offer successful strategies, and share successes via discussions, posters and abstract presentations. Join AACN for the 2013 Master’s Education Conference in Orlando, Florida.



Conference Schedule

Disney Meeting & Convention Tickets

Order your Disney Full-Multi-Day (2 days or longer) Tickets or partial-day tickets (After – 2 pm and After – 4 pm tickets) at a discounted rate here:

(Offered ticket prices are not available for purchase at the Theme Park Ticket Windows)

In addition to the pre-arrival savings on the Full-Multi-Day (2-days or longer) tickets, they also include a complimentary bonus visit to an additional Disney Experience at any one of the following (additional details are listed on the web site): 

  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
  • DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive Theme Park
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex with 30 minutes of game play at the PlayStation® Pavilion
  • Disney’s Winter Summerland or Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Courses (before 4 p.m.)
  • A round of golf at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course 

Registration & Fees

The deadline for early registration is February 8, 2013. Late fees will apply to registrations received after February 8.
Register online at

Master’s Education Conference Registration Fees:
(Only one discount per person, per conference can be taken.)

August 2, 2012 - February 8, 2013                       

- $30 Discount for each additional registration from same institution

After February 8, 2013           

- $30 Discount for each additional registration from same institution

$549 by February 8, 2013
$649 after February 8, 2013

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Buena Vista Palace, 1900 Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, Florida 32830. The room rate is $169 single/double (incl. resort charge $16.95). The cutoff date for room reservations at the group rate is January 29, 2013. For reservations, please call the hotel at 866-246-6563 and request the group rate for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). You may also place your reservation online at: The room block may fill before the deadline, so be sure to make your arrangements early.

The following hotels are within walking distance of the Buena Vista Palace and may have availability over the meeting dates:

Regal Sun (approx. 10min)
1850 Hotel Plaza Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
(407) 828-4444

Hilton Walt Disney World (approx. 10min)
1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
(407) 827-4000


Taxis are available from Orlando International Airport (MCO) and cost approximately $40 each way. Shuttle service is available through Mears Transportation and costs approximately $21 each way or $34 round trip. For additional information regarding shuttle service, please visit: For more information regarding ground transportation options, please visit:

Continuing Education

Contact hours will be awarded to those who attest to attendance at entire sessions and complete the electronic evaluation process.

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation

Conference Materials

AACN is dedicated to environmentally responsible practices. Select conference materials for the Master’s Education Conference 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

All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by February 8, 2013. A refund of the conference, minus a $150 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date.

No refunds will be granted for requests received after February 8, 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