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.

Join Us in San Diego in 2023!

Convention Dates: Nov. 15 – Nov. 18.  Please note, this year’s conference will begin on Wednesday with the pre-convention all-day workshop, with the main portion of the convention kicking off Thursday morning and concluding Saturday afternoon. Attendees are encouraged to travel home on Sunday, allowing you to enjoy San Diego on Saturday afternoon and evening!

Continue to check back throughout 2023 as we announce featured speakers, workshops, and schedule updates.

Convention Links

Hotel Booking Link: Click here to book your hotel room today!

Special Conference Rate: $259 + tax

The hotel’s destination resort fee will be waived for those who book through OADN’s booking link

Rate Cut-Off Date: Friday, October 20, 2023

Learn more about the beautiful Manchester Hyatt San Diego or click the image below to view a video of the property.

OADN is excited to announce the featured general session speakers for the 2023 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.

Ali R. Tayyeb PhD, RN, NPD-BC, PHN

United in Service: Empowering Nurses to Support Veterans and their Families from Classroom to Community


Dr. Ali R. Tayyeb is a United States Navy Veteran, having served as a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman with Naval Medical Center San Diego, 1st Marine Division, and 3rd Marine Division. He is a sought-after expert in the area of Veterans, Veterans Health, Higher Education, Professional Development, Leadership, Media, and Policy. 

Dan Weberg PhD, MHI, RN, FAAN

Embracing the Tsunami of Change: Building Our Profession’s Future


Dr. Dan Weberg is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing as well as an expert in nursing, healthcare innovation and human-centered design. He has extensive clinical experience in hospital settings and academia and is currently consulting across several organizations to support strategy and innovation ecosystems to improve healthcare.

Eric J. Williams DNP, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN

Nurse Educators: A Journey of Mentorship for Transforming Communities


Dr. Eric J. Williams is Interim Associate Dean of Health Sciences and Nursing Program Director at Santa Monica College. He is the Immediate Past President of the National Black Nurses Association and was the organization’s first male president. He has served on the boards for the American Association of Men in Nursing, ANA/California, the Haiti Nursing Foundation and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.


Nicole Heimgartner, DNP, RN, CNE, CNEcl, COI, FAADN


Cherie Carnes Rebar, PhD, MBA, RN, CNE, CNEcl, COI, FAADN

What Are We Teaching For? The Dichotomy Between Preparing Students for NCLEX and Clinical Practice Reality


Dr. Cherie Rebar and Dr. Nicole Heimgartner have worked together as professional nurse educators since 2005. Representing decades of experience, they both actively teach full time, consult with nursing programs nationwide and in Canada, serve as subject matter experts, and author multiple nursing textbooks and associated resources. They are regarded as experts in curriculum design, program accreditation, NGN, and clinical judgment.

Their most prized publication is Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts for Clinical Judgment and Collaborative Care with Donna Ignatavicius, with whom they began collaborating in 2007. They are frequent podium presenters at numerous nationally recognized nursing and nursing education venues, and are both proud to be recognized as Fellows of the Academy of Associate Degree Nursing (FAADN).

Drs. Rebar and Heimgartner are certified nurse educators, certified academic clinical educators, and certified online instructors. Their shared mission is to empower faculty, engage nursing students, and use best practice in academia to foster the nursing profession forward.




Registration will open Summer 2023.

  Member Non-Member
Early Bird 7/1 – 9/30 $695 $875
Regular 10/1 – 11/1 $795 $975
Late 11/1 – 11/15 $895 $1,075
All-day NGN Workshop (11/15) $295 $295
4-hour  Workshops (11/16) Included in your general registration fee!
Special Registration Rates*
Friday-only $300 off applicable rate $300 off applicable rate
Saturday-only $300 off applicable rate $300 off applicable rate
Sunday-only $350 off applicable rate $350 off applicable rate
Pre-Licensure RN Student** $165 $165
Guest – Full Convention $195 $195
Guest – Single Day $75 $75
*call 800.809.6260 for special registration rates

A Draft Schedule of the 2023 Convention is now available. Please note, while OADN does not anticipate substantial changes to this schedule, this is a draft and revisions are still possible. Our hope is that providing this schedule well in advance will help you in your travel planning. OADN recommends that those travelling to San Diego from the East Coast plan to travel home on Sunday, as most Saturday flight options would cause you to miss out on the excellent educational sessions planned for you that day.

OADN looks forward to unveiling the 2023 Convention in greater detail later this summer. Until that time, we encourage you to browse the sessions from last year’s conference for a comprehensive and descriptive listing of the outstanding educational offerings, timely and relevant topics, and expert speakers that OADN is committed to delivering to Convention attendees every year.

2022 OADN Convention Website

2023 Call for Faculty Podium and Poster Abstracts

The deadline for podium abstracts has been extended to April 30, 2023.

The deadline for poster abstracts is to May 31, 2023.

Convention Resources

2023 Call for Faculty Podium and Poster Abstracts

The call for student posters will be issued Summer 2023.

Poster dimensions

Can I get a refund?
Yes. OADN follows the following Returned Payment & Cancellation Policy:
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  17.

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.

Join us for In-Person Exhibiting on Nov. 16-17 in sunny San Diego!

Meet 600 attendees, including deans, directors and faculty of nursing programs, many of whom directly impact the purchasing of products for their nursing programs.- Exhibit at the only organization that represents associate degree nursing education, which provides 50 percent of the nursing workforce in the country.

Demonstrate live and answer questions on demand about your products and services for key academic leaders in attendance.

Develop strong relationships with attendees and colleagues through intimate networking opportunities.

8.5 hours of unopposed exhibit timeincluding attendee meals and snacks with exhibitors.

Registration: Register your booth today!  –  Fee: $1795

Only one contact name is taken to register your organization’s booth.  OADN will reach out to collect the names of your exhibit hall representatives later this fall.  Each booth includes two complimentary exhibit hall floor passes.  Additional floor passes are $195 each.

Floor Map – View available booth spaces.

Register your booth here.  As in past years, the OADN Exhibit Hall is expected to sell out in 2023.  Act soon to secure your space!

Exhibit Hall Hours – 8.5 Unopposed Hours!

OADN has heard the call of our industry partners. For the first time ever, we are pleased announce an 8.5 hours of unopposed exhibiting time, with more meals and refreshments served in the exhibit hall than ever before. The following schedule is subject to change:

OADN Exhibits Schedule – Manchester Grand Hyatt, Grand Hall BCD


Day Start Time End Time Notes
Wed, 11/15/23 5:00 pm 9:00 pm Load In
Thu, 11/16/23 6:00 am 7:30am Final preparations
Thu, 11/16/23 7:30 am 8:30 am Exhibits open to attendees
Thu, 11/16/23 12:00 pm 1:30 pm Exhibits + Lunch
Thu, 11/16/23 4:30 pm 7:00 pm Exhibits + Opening Reception
Fri, 11/17/23 7:30 am 9:00 am Exhibits + Breakfast
Fri, 11/17/23 12:00 pm 2:00 pm Exhibits + Prizes Announced
Fri, 11/17/23 2:00 am 5:00 pm Load Out

Full meal, snack or refreshments provided to attendees and exhibitors during all exhibit times.

Booth Furnishings, Drayage & Logistics

Catalogue, Order Form and Shipping Instructions – COMING SOON!

Orders will be due November 4.  Booths do not any include furniture or electricity.  Please, be sure to order any necessary chairs, tables, electricity, or other furnishings and services by the cut of date.

Exhibitor Guidelines for the Manchester Grand Hyatt – COMING SOON!

Contact: Kelly Stefano
Carolina Tradeshow Decorators [ CTD ]
P.O Box 220051
Charlotte, NC 28222