Message from the Leadership – August 2023: Unleash the Power of OADN Membership at the 2023 Convention in San Diego!

August 1, 2023

Dear OADN Members,

Are you and your faculty getting the full benefits of your OADN membership? We want to make sure that you are! As we gear up for the highly anticipated OADN Convention in San Diego, CA at the Manchester Grand Hyatt from November 15th to 18th, 2023, I write to you with immense excitement and anticipation.

This year’s convention, themed “Turning the Tide of Nursing Education,” is poised to be a transformative event for nursing educators, leaders, and students alike. It’s an opportunity to celebrate our achievements, explore new horizons, and collectively shape the future of nursing education. We encourage each one of you and your faculty to register soon, as room blocks are filling up, and you won’t want to miss the only national conference specifically tailored to provide essential resources for ADN education leaders.

With engaging keynote speakers, insightful workshops, and invigorating panel discussions, the OADN Convention 2023 is designed to provide faculty with a wealth of knowledge, inspiration, and networking possibilities. Imagine being surrounded by like-minded professionals from across the country, eager to share their experiences and insights. The connections you make at this conference can become the foundation for future collaborations, friendships, and professional growth.

To ensure that you and your faculty have access to all the benefits of your OADN membership, it’s essential to keep your faculty list up to date. For any membership-related inquiries, please contact Harriet McClung, OADN’s Membership Services Representative. Harriet will be more than happy to assist you and ensure that both you and your faculty get the most out of your OADN membership.

As faculty, program directors, program managers, and deans in the field of nursing education, your role is critical in shaping the future of our profession. Your attendance at this convention not only enhances your own professional development but also reinforces your commitment to excellence in nursing education. Together, we can turn the tide and usher in a new era of innovation and progress in our noble field.

As we gear up for this landmark event, let us not forget that next year, OADN will be celebrating its 40th anniversary. It’s a testament to our enduring commitment to excellence in nursing education and advocacy for associate degree programs. The 2023 convention sets the stage for the grand celebration that lies ahead, and we want each one of you to be a part of this momentous journey.

The venue for this year’s convention, the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, is the epitome of elegance and comfort. Situated in the heart of the city, you and your colleagues will have access to breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay and convenient proximity to various attractions. Be sure to register soon to secure your accommodation and immerse yourselves fully in the convention experience.

To our sponsors, exhibitors, and supporters, I extend our heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering dedication to our mission. Your contributions make events like this possible, and we are grateful for your continued support.

In conclusion, I urge all faculty, program directors, program managers, and deans to seize this opportunity and register for the OADN Convention 2023 in San Diego. Join us as we turn the tide of nursing education, empowering ourselves and our students to reach new heights. This conference is bound to be an extraordinary experience that will leave a lasting impact on our professional journeys.

Thank you for being part of the OADN community, and we look forward to welcoming you in San Diego!





Rick GarcĂ­a, Ph.D., RN, CCM, FAAOHN, FAADN
Chief Executive Officer
Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN), and
OADN Foundation