The OADN Annual Convention is the only national meeting – exclusively – dedicated to the needs of pre-licensure registered nursing education programs.

Join Us in New Orleans in 2022!

OADN will be offering an exciting, inspiring program in November. Browse the full offerings of featured speakers, workshops, and breakout sessions below.

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Registration Information

Register here for the 2022 OADN Convention

OADN Members, please follow the link above and log in to receive your 20% registration discount.

The half-day / Friday morning workshop on November 18th is included this year in your general registration fee at no additional charge. Please make your workshop selection on the registration form.  The November 17th all-day workshop entails an additional $275 fee.

  Member Non-Member
Early Bird 7/1 – 9/30 $675 $825
Regular 10/1 – 11/6 $775 $925
Late 11/7 – 11/18 $875 $1,025
4-hour Friday Morning Workshops (11/18) Included in your general registration fee. Included in your general registration fee.
All-day NGN Workshop (11/17) $275 $275
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 $150 $150
Guest (Full Convention) $175 $175
Guest (Saturday Luncheon Only) $65 $65
*call 800.809.6260 for single day registrations

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.

Convention Schedule: Featured Speakers, Workshops, Breakouts and More!

Please note that the convention schedule is subject to adjustment.

8:00 AM 4:00 PM Session 100: Next Gen in Every Class: From Fundamentals to NCLEX and Beyond (All-day preconvention workshop)
8:00 AM 12:00 PM Session 200:  Half-Day Workshops
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Break
1:00 PM 1:30 PM Convention Welcome
1:30 PM 2:10 PM “The Increasing Importance of the Associate Degree Nurse in the Current Healthcare Climate” with Tracey P. Moffatt, MHA, BSN, RN – System Chief Nursing Officer, Ochsner Health (General Session 300)
2:10 PM 2:55 PM “Creating a Nurturing Culture for Our Future: It Starts With Us” with Ecoee Rooney, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, SANE-A, DF-AFN – Director of Nursing Leadership Development, Ochsner Health (General Session 400)
2:55 PM 3:10 PM Break
3:10 PM 4:00 PM “Pursuing Your Dream While Being a Nurse!” with Scharmaine Lawson, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN – CEO, Nola The Nurse® & Housecall Nation® (General Session 500)
4:00 PM 5:00 PM Pinot & Posters (Session 600)
5:00 PM 7:30 PM Exhibit Hall Opening Reception
7:30 AM 8:20 AM Concurrent Sessions 800s
8:20 AM 9:50 AM Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
9:50 AM 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM 11:00 AM “What’s Your Story?: Building Influence Through Developing and Sharing Your Leadership Journey” with Deborah Ford, MSN, ADN, RN – Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Quality, Ochsner Clinic Foundation (General Session 900)
11:00 AM 11:10 AM Break
11:10 AM 12:00 PM Concurrent Sessions 1000s
12:00 PM 12:10 PM Break
12:10 PM 1:40 PM Town Hall & Awards Luncheon  
1:40 PM 2:40 PM Sweet Treats with Exhibitors
2:40 PM 2:50 PM Break
2:50 PM 3:40 PM Concurrent Sessions 1100s 
3:40 PM 3:50 PM Break 
3:50 PM 4:40 PM Concurrent Sessions 1200s
7:30 AM 8:00 AM Breakfast in General Session Space
8:00 AM 9:30 AM “Next Generation NCLEX: Countdown to Launch!” with Jason A. Schwartz – Director of Outreach, NCSBN (General Session 1300)
9:30 AM 9:40 AM Break
9:40 AM 10:40 AM “Antiracist Strategies to Advance Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Nursing Education” – a panel of experts moderated by Sharrica Miller, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC – Assistant Professor, California State University Fullerton (General Session 1400)
10:40 AM 10:50 AM Break
10:50 AM 11:50 AM “The Future of Virtual Simulation in Nursing Education” with Margaret Verkuyl, NP-PHC MN – Nursing Professor, Centennial College (General Session 1500)
11:50 AM 12:00 PM Closing Remarks



The Increasing Importance of the Associate Degree Nurse in the Current Healthcare Climate Tracey P. Moffatt, MHA, BSN, RN – System Chief Nursing Officer & SVP of Quality/Safety, Ochsner Health
Creating a Nurturing Culture for Our Future: It Starts With Us Ecoee Rooney, DNP, RN, AFN-C, NPD-BC, SANE-A, DF-AFN – Director of Nursing Leadership Development, Ochsner Health System & Immediate-Past President, Louisiana State Nurses Association
Pursuing Your Dream While Being a Nurse! Scharmaine Lawson, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN – CEO, Nola The Nurse® & Housecall Nation®


What’s Your Story?: Building Influence Through Developing and Sharing Your Leadership Journey Deborah Ford, MSN, ADN, RN – Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Quality, Ochsner Clinic Foundation


Next Generation NCLEX: Countdown to Launch! Jason A. Schwartz – Director, Outreach, NCSBN
Antiracist Strategies to Advance Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Nursing Education 


Sharon Beasley, PhD, RN, CNE, NEA-BC

Blake Smith, MSN, RN

Jayson T. Valerio, DNP, RN

Moderator:  Sharrica Miller, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC – Assistant Professor, California State University Fullerton
The Future of Virtual Simulation in Nursing Education Margaret Verkuyl, NP-PHC MN – Internationally Recognized Virtual Simulationist and Nursing Professor at Centennial College in Toronto, Ontario

ADN Faculty Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes about DEI

Anna Valdez, Ph.D., RN, PHN, FAEN, FAADN; Angie Millan, DNP, RN, FAAN; & Justin Fontenot, DNP, RN, NEA-BC


Building Resilience in Nursing Students and the Nursing Curriculum

Kimberly Uddo, RN, DNP, CCRN, CNE & Wendy Garretson, MN, RN, CCRN, CNE


Choose your Own Adventure Video Simulation for Teenage Suicidal Ideation

Jennifer Casperson, MSN, CPN, CHSE


Creating Workforce Agreements:  Nursing Apprenticeship 101

Jewel Diller Jewel, DNP, MS Ed., RN; Kim Cooper, MSN, RN; & Angela Koller, DNP, RN


Death by a Thousand Nicks: Confronting Racism in Nursing Education

Sharrica Miller, PhD, RN


Deeply Engaged Students: A Clinical Experience Success Story

Paula Stover, DNP, RN; Shea Walker, MSN, RN; Nicole Tolbert, MSN, RN; & Debbie Amason, DNP, RN


Developing a Program Evaluation Plan That Works for You

Michele Gonser, MSN, RN


Do Your Students Know How to “CUS”?

Janet McMahon, DNP, MSN, RN, ANEF & Susan Luparell PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF


Hot Off the Press! 2022 Annual Assessment of ADN Program Faculty and Compensation

Kimberly Mau, DNP, MSN, RN; Jennifer Fritzges, DNP, RN, CNE, CNEcl; & Elizabeth Mizerek, MSN, RN, FN-CSA, CNE, CEN, CPEN, FAEN


Impacting the Deaf Community by Improving Nursing Understanding and Communication

Corinn Herrell, MSN-ed, RN, CHSE & Cameo Hunsaker, MA, NIC, ERIC


Implementing a University-wide Approach for Interprofessional Education Using Virtual Simulation

Susan Riekert, PhD(c); MSN; RN & Patricia Simino-Boyce, PhD


Integrating unfolding case studies and lab curriculum

Liza Willis, MSN, RN


Into the Hollars: Bringing Nursing Education to Rural West Virginia

Teresa Darnall, DM, MSN, RN, CNE & Christin Mearns, MSN, RN


Jump Start Student’s Success!

Kimberly Beechler, EdD, RN & Patricia Harvey, MSN RN


Lab Skills: Putting Cognitive Thought into Psychomotor Competence

Beth Bauer, MS, RN, NPD-BC


Meeting Educational Needs of Associate Degree Nursing Programs:  Innovative Clinical Sites

Denise McEnroe-Petitte, PhD, MSN, BSN, AS, RN, FAADN


Nursing Clinical Partnership

Sandra Wilson, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE


Own Your Influence: Establishing and Acting on your Leadership Style

Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP; Rebecca Potter, PhD(c), MSIDT, MSN/ED, RN; & Tonya Taylor, MSN, RN, MBA


Owning our situational awareness:  The Building Blocks of Clinical Reasoning

Michelle Moulton, DNP, RN, CHSE, CNE, RYT-200 &amp Susan Forneris, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A, FAAN


Relay to Readiness: Elevating Clinical Skills from Knowledge to Application

Melissa Setser, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC; Kalaine Weatherly, MSN, RN; & Ryan Brinkman, MSN, RN, CMSRN


Square Pegs and Round Holes – Adapting NextGen with your LMS

Marcia Callarman, MS, RN, CMSRN, CNE; Nickie Loftin, MSN/Ed, RN, CMSRN, CNE; & Staci Roeber, MS, RN


Status of New Graduate Nurses: Pre-Pandemic and Current Times

Larissa Africa, MBA, BSN, RN, FAAN


Strong Partnerships Create Meaningful Pathways from ADN to BSN

Linda Perfetto, PhD, RN, CNE, CNOR, FAADN


The Experiences of Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Associate Degree Nursing Programs

Rebecca Boyer, EdD, MSN, RN


The Key to Unlocking Clinical Judgment Lies in Our Values

Maria Flores-Harris, DNP, RN, CNE


The Power of Nursing Educators

Debbie Lyles, PhD, RN, CNE & Beth Phillips, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE


Trauma Informed Care in Nursing Education

Kristen Doughty, EdD, MSN,RN


Virtual Reality Creates New Horizons for the ASN Program

Dee McNamara, MSN, RN, CNE, CMSRN

The all-day Thursday workshop entails an additional fee. Please refer above to Registration Rates


Next Gen in Every Class: From Fundamentals to NCLEX and Beyond

  • Tim Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAADN, FAAN

  • Karin J. Sherrill, MSN, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAADN

Description: The clock is ticking….Next Gen NCLEX® is just around the corner. Are your students prepared? This session will focus on application of clinical judgment, building Next Gen exam items, and using both as a way to prepare your students…in every class…from Fundamentals, through NCLEX, and beyond. Walk away with a toolbox full of activities needed for student success.Objectives:

  • Compare activities that develop the iterative process of clinical judgment.

  • Design a process that builds students’ clinical judgment while developing Next Gen testing skills.

  • Develop a plan for success that enhances Next Gen teaching in your classroom.

In our effort to deliver you the best value and education experiences at this year’s convention, we are excited to announce that the Friday morning half-day workshops will be included in your general registration fee at no additional charge, for a savings of up to $200 per attendee.

  • 201: Are Your Students Ready for the Next Generation NCLEX? presented by Tina A. Rayfield, MSN, RN, BS, PA-C

  • 202: Item Writing for the Next Generation NCLEX: Active Engagement Session to Write Case Studies and Standalone Items presented by Cherie R. Rebar, PhD, MBA, RN, CNE, CNEcl, COI and Nicole M. Heimgartner, DNP, RN, CNE, CNEcl, COI

  • 203: Simulation’s Role in Next-Generation NCLEX Success presented by the OADN Simulation Task Force  

  • 204: Student Enrollment, Retention, Completion – What Can Faculty Do? presented by Patty Knecht, Ph.D., RN, ANEF; Janean Johnson, DNP, RN, CNE; and Beth Cusatis Phillips, Ph.D., RN, CNE, CHSE

  • 205: The 2023 ACEN Accreditation Standards: Preparing for the Future! presented by Nell Ard, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF; Sharon F. Beasely, PhD, RN, CNE, NEA-BC; Suzette Farmer, PhD, RN; and Keri Nunn-Ellison, EdD, MSN/Ed, RN, CNE

  • 206: How to Integrate and Leverage Professional Identity in Nursing Into Your Practice presented by Kristen D. Priddy Ph.D., RN, CNS and Susan Luparell, Ph.D., RN, CNE, ANEF

  • 207: A Nurse’s Guide to Writing and Publishing Workshop presented by Anna Valdez, PhD, RN, CEN, CFRN, CNE, FAEN, FAADN, Editor-in-Chief – Teaching and Learning in Nursing with Associate Editors Justin Fontenot, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC and Melissa L. Mastorovich, DNP, RN, BC (limited space available)

Convention Resources

The call for podium abstracts closed on April 13, 2022.

The call for faculty poster abstracts closed on May 31, 2022.

A call for student posters will be issued in late July 2022.

Poster dimensions

The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) is committed to the health and well-being of all attendees at the upcoming 2022 OADN Convention, themed Owning Your Influence, this November 18 -20, 2022 at the New Orleans Hyatt Regency.

At this time, OADN is adhering to local COVID regulations currently in place in the City of New Orleans for on-site safety protocols, and we encourage you to review those regulations pertaining to masks, vaccinations and related recommendations here- Health Department – Coronavirus – COVID Restrictions – City of New Orleans (

You may also review the Hyatt Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment | Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and up-to-date resources regarding travel during COVID-19 from the CDC Domestic Travel During COVID-19 | CDC

As public health guidance on COVID-19 transmission continues to evolve, OADN reserves the right to update the on-site safety protocols as needed based upon the latest guidance from the CDC as well as state and local regulations. We will monitor these guidelines closely and update the 2022 OADN Convention Safety Protocols as needed. Please continue to check this page regularly for the latest information regarding on-site safety protocols at this year’s annual meeting.

We look forward to welcoming you in vibrant New Orleans, Louisiana this November 18th – 20th for an informative, engaging, and inspiring 2022 OADN Convention!

Scroll below to access all exhibitor resources, including the registration link and the Exhibitor and Sponsorship Prospectus.

Join us for In-Person Exhibiting on Nov. 18-19 in New Orleans!

Meet 500 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.

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

Registration: Register your booth today!  –  Fee: $1695

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 $150 each.

Floor Map – View available booth spaces.

The registration form you are asked for your three top choices.  We will do our best to honor your booth selection preference.  Please select choices that are not currently occupied or marked reserved.  OADN reserves the right to reassign booths as needed.

Exhibit Hall Hours – All Unopposed!

5 full hours of unopposed exhibiting time. The following schedule is subject to change:

Setup: Friday, Nov 18, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Show Hours: Friday, Nov 18, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Show Hours: Saturday, Nov 19, 8:20 AM – 9:50 AM
Show Hours: Saturday, Nov 19, 1:40 PM – 2:40 PM
Tear Down: Saturday, Nov 19, 2:45 PM – 5:30 PM

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

Booth Furnishings, Drayage & Logistics

Please, check back in the coming weeks for the Catalogue, Order Form and Shipping Instructions.

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 Hyatt Regency New Orleans

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