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Dates: November 20-21, 2013
Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA
Conference begins on Wednesday, November 20 at 8:30 a.m.
Conference concludes on Thursday, November 21 at 12:00 p.m.
Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20
Meeting Schedule

General Information

AACN's Executive Development Series (EDS) increases the knowledge and skills needed for successful leadership in a school of nursing at a time of complex and accelerating change in health care and higher education. The EDS meetings are designed to ease the transition of faculty into leadership positions. Faculty new or aspiring to administrative positions as well as recently appointed deans will find this conference particularly beneficial. The workshop format encourages discussion among participants as well as application of program content to one's own setting. Topics change each year, and offer insights into responsibilities faced by nursing education administrators in academic and student affairs and management of financial and human resources.

The Executive Development Series is offered in conjunction with the Baccalaureate Education Conference; the same program will precede the Spring Annual Meeting.


Registration & Fees

The deadline for early registration is November 8, 2013. Late fees will apply to registrations received after November 8. Email messages confirming registration will be sent to all participants. 

Register online at

Executive Development Series Registration Fees:
(Only one discount per person, per conference can be taken.)


August 2-November 8, 2013

After November 8, 2013               

*- After August 2nd a $50 discount can be applied if attending both the Baccalaureate Conference and Executive Development Series (Discount will be applied to Baccalaureate Conference Registration Fee)


*- After August 2nd a $30 discount can be applied for each additional registration from same institution

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

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Two Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. The special conference room rate is $185 single/double. The cutoff date for reservations at the group rate is October 25, 2013. To make reservations, please call the hotel at 800-445-8667 or 504-584-3959 and request the group rate for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) or Baccalaureate Education Conference. You may also place your reservation online at:

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



The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is located 13 miles from the hotel. A taxi costs approximately $33 each way. Shuttles are available through Airport Shuttle New Orleans 866-596-2699 / and are approximately $20 each way. For more information regarding transportation, please visit:

Conference Materials

Conference materials will be provided on-site.

Continuing Education

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.

Contact hours will be awarded to those who attest to attendance at entire sessions and complete the electronic evaluation process after the conference. The CE Certificate will be provided online only after completion of evaluation.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by November 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 November 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