Fall 2022 COADN/CACN Conference

October 19-21, 2022

Fall 2022 COADN/CACN Conference Evaluation

Note: We may have speaker presentations available on the COADN website after the conference, if permission is received.

Innovation in Clinical Education PowerPoint - Dr. Judith F. Karshmer

"Nurses Moving Forward with Hope"

For Deans, Program Directors & Assistant Program Directors

Download Event Flyer

The agenda is available to view here.


Dr. Eileen Fry-Bowers, PhD, JD, APRN, FAAN, Dean of University of San Francisco School of Nursing & Health Professions 
Anita Girard, DNP, RN, NEA-BCChief Nursing Officer & Vice President, Nursing
Dr. Sue Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAANCo-Founder and Principal, Sulu Coaching
Judith F. Karshmer, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAANDean & ProfessorASU Chief Wellness Officer
Loretta Melby, RN, MSNExecutive Officer, California BRN 
Dr. Robyn M Nelson, PhD, MS, RN, PHNDean of Nursing, CNI College
Jason Schwartz, MSDirector of Outreach NCSBN
Dr. Joanne Spetz, PhD, FAANDirector, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco
Jean Steel, MSCEO & President, Happy People Win 
Lisa TealerExecutive Director, Bay Area Community Health Advisory Council (BACHAC)

Topics of discussion will include:

The Future of Nursing
Nursing Workforce Data
AACN Essentials


October 19-21, 2022
Monterey Plaza Hotel
400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940

Note: See agenda. October 19th includes a welcome reception (for registered attendees ONLY) from 5pm-7pm. There is an OPTIONAL preconference option from 1pm-5pm on Wednesday afternoon for an additional $50 fee - topics will be new director orientation and assistant director mentoring. Registration information below.

Conference Registration & Fee:
7/15 through 9/15 - $450 (Early Bird Registration)
9/16 through 10/13 - $499

Space is limited. Register early to ensure you receive a spot. Everyone must be registered by October 13, 2022. No walk-ins will be accepted.

Unfortunately, we are at capacity and can no longer accept any additional registrations.

OPTIONAL Preconference Registration & Fee:

The OPTIONAL preconference option will be held on Wednesday, October, 19, 2022 from 1pm-5pm for an additional $50 fee - topics will be new director orientation and assistant director mentoring. If you are registered for the main conference and would like to register for the optional preconference, please email

Registration Payment

If you have not yet registered or are on the waitlist, please do not submit payment until you are officially registered for the conference. If you are registered and need information to submit a payment, please contact

Hotel Room Reservation

You can reserve a room at the Monterey Hotel Plaza at a discounted rate using this link. Room availability is limited, we recommend reserving your room now to ensure you receive the discounted rate.

If rooms at the Monterey Hotel Plaza are no longer available, the hotels below are recommended:

Monterey Bay Inn

InterContinental The Clement Monterey

Holiday Inn