The OADN Annual Convention is the only national conference exclusively dedicated to the needs of pre-licensure registered nursing education programs and the associate degree pathway.

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OADN is excited to announce the featured general session speakers for the 2024 Convention!

Please check back for more announcements regarding these featured speakers’ sessions.


Jason A. Schwartz, MS


Jason A. Schwartz is the Director of Outreach at NCSBN where a primary goal is the sharing of accurate and current information with stakeholders regarding NCSBN examinations, services, and other offerings. Prior to joining NCSBN in 2019, Jason spent 10 years with Pearson VUE supporting the NCLEX and other NCSBN programs in various roles at the executive level.

Danielle McCamey, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, FCCP


Danielle McCamey has nearly 20 years of nursing experience and over a decade as a board-certified acute care nurse practitioner. Her specialties range from perianesthesia care to palliative and critical care. Dr. McCamey founded DNPs of Color, a 501c3 nonprofit national organization that builds community and creates opportunities for nurses of color through networking, mentorship, and advocacy to increase diversity in doctoral studies, clinical practice, and leadership. In addition, she is the co-creator and chair of the Doctoral Nurses Collaborative, a group that joins DNP- and PhD-prepared nurses throughout her current healthcare system, providing mentorship, scholarship, and elevation of evidence-based practice. Dr. McCamey is a fellow in the American College of Chest Physicians and was recently selected as chair of the Palliative and End of Life Care Network, focused on education, awareness of palliative and end-of-life care in CHEST, and clinical practice.



Desiree Diaz serves as Professor and Undergraduate Simulation Coordinator at the University of Central Florida, where she also directs the institution’s Hispanic Serving Healthcare Professionals Certificate Program. Dr. Diaz is the current president of the International Nursing Association for Clinical and Simulation Learning (INACSL). One of the world’s leading healthcare simulation education experts, Professor Díaz has spent more than a decade seeking to improve healthcare disparities through simulation education. She believes it is important not just to teach skills and responses, but also to explore the thoughts behind those actions. Her research focuses on combining cutting-edge simulation technology with the human emotion of empathy to foster more culturally competent providers and ultimately improve care for underserved patient populations, including the incarcerated, English language learners, and the LGBTQ+ community. Currently, her research focuses on improving maternal and newborn care in ethnically diverse populations. Her research has been widely published and presented, and her creative and innovative simulations have helped establish best practices and revolutionized training, such as the creation of the world’s first correctional nursing simulation van to train prison nurses. Díaz is also committed to global health and has helped lead several UCF interprofessional medical outreach trips to South America, Africa, and the Caribbean.

Jaqueline McMillian-Bohler, Ph.D., CNM, CNE


Dr. McMillian-Bohler is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Duke University School of Nursing, she teaches Health Promotion and Perinatal Nursing in the pre-professional and Master’s Degree programs. A national thought leader on competency-based education in nursing, she is passionate about teaching and helping others achieve excellence in teaching, Jacqui’s program of research aims to identify how master teachers create powerful learning experiences for students. She has presented nationally, regionally, and locally on the subject of faculty development, and has and published on the subjects of inclusive teaching strategies, addressing microaggressions, and student engagement. As a Certified Nurse-Midwife, Jacqui provided full-scope women’s health care in Charleston South Carolina, Nashville, Tennessee, and Louisville, Kentucky. Jacqui is also interested in global women’s health issues. She has precepted nursing students in China, South America, and the Philippines.





5th Featured Speaker Coming Soon!


Coming Soon!
Breakout sessions will be announced in July.  The call for podium abstracts is currently open.
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Late 10/23 10/31 $995 $1,175
All-day NGN Workshop (10/30) $349 $349

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Dr. Jill Biden Delivers Special Opening Message

Dr. Jill Biden opens the 2023 OADN Convention in San Diego with a special welcome message underscoring the vital role that nurses play in the lives of every American. As a community college professor, Dr. Biden expresses her gratitude to nurse educators for their role in preparing future nurses.

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Each full or partial cancellation is subject to the following fee schedule:
Until October 10: Refund less a $100 processing fee (Students: less a $25 fee)
After October 10: No refunds after this date

Registrations are fully transferable to a faculty colleague, up until November 15, 2023.

Refund requests should be sent to Please reach out to OADN should an extenuating hardship impact your ability to attend the convention.

Pre-licensure RN students may register for Convention at a discounted rate of $150 for both members and non-members.  Graduate students and RN-BSN students must register at the regular rates.

To register for convention as a student, please call 800.809.6260 – starting July 1.

The Exhibitor Resources section has moved!

Click here for information on ordering and preparing for the 2023 OADN Exhibit Hall.