Fall 2023 COADN/CACN Conference

October 12-14, 2023

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available

Register now!

2024: A Director’s Odyssey
Fostering Climate Resiliency in Nursing Education

Thursday, October 12, 2023 - Saturday, October 14, 2023
Monterey Marriott
350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940

View the agenda here!

Note: The agenda will be updated as new updates become available.

Topics of discussion will include:

1.) Leadership Resilience by Laura Perez Ehrheart

2.) Strengthening Nursing Education by Promoting a Culture of Respect, Resilience, and Effective Crucial Conversations by Dr. Bonnie Ross (Sponsored by ATI Nursing Education)

3.) The Power of YOU by Rosie Zepeda, M.Ed.

4.) ADN to MSN Pathway‐ Innovative Partnership with Sacramento City College and Sacramento State University


Dr. Carel Mountain DNP, RN, CNE, CDP Professor, CSUS and Director Emeritus for Sacramento City

Dr. Tanya Altmann PhD, RN Chair and Professor, CSUS School of Nursing

Julie Holt Rn, MSN, CPNP Director of Nursing, Sacramento City College

5.) A Glimpse on the future AI and tools: VR Presentation (Sponsored by Laerdal)

6.) Embracing Generative Artificial Intelligence for Good in Nursing Education by Dr. Margaret Calacci 

7.) More on AI Tools – Values - Uses – and Impacts on Nursing Education by Dr. Rhonda Lawes (Sponsored by Lecturio)

8.) Reimagining Nursing Education by Dr. Amy Vermillion

9.) Zero Cost Textbooks by Dr. Jennifer Howze-Owens

10.) A Journey of Accountability: Measuring Progress in Addressing Racism in Nursing Academia


Dr. Quanna Batiste-Brown

Dr. Charlotte Gullap-Moore

Shontaya Carrico MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CPHQ

Lourdes Moldre MSN, BSN, RN, ACNP-BC

Jared Fesler

11.) Breathe into Alignment - Guided Meditation Journey by Jordan Rossow

The fee is $599 (or $650 at the door).

Make Checks Payable to

Mail to:
College of San Mateo 
Attn: Janis Wisherop, RN MSN PHN
Nursing Program Director 
1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd. #5-361
San Mateo, CA 94402 

In memo section of check, please include conference dates & which attendee(s) the payment is for.

If electronic payment is necessary, you can pay through Square  (An additional fee of 2.93% will be added to all credit card payments. Please include the attendee's name in the shipping information. If more than one person is attending using the same credit card, please email so she can adjust the records accordingly.) 

Hotel Room Reservation:
Please follow the instructions provided on your registration confirmation page/email.

A big thank you to the vendors who will be participating! Unfortunately, we cannot accomodate any additional vendors for this conference.

  • American DataBank
  • Assessment Technologies Institute
  • Association of California Nurse Leaders
  • CAE Healthcare
  • Elsevier
  • FA Davis
  • Grand Canyon University
  • HealthImpact
  • Kaplan
  • KeithRN
  • Laerdal Medical
  • Leap Apparel
  • Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions
  • Pearson
  • safeMedicate
  • San Jose State University
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • The University of Texas at Arlington
  • TracPrac by Vestigo Health Soultions
  • University of Phoenix
  • University of San Francisco - School of Nursing and Health Professions
  • UWorld Nursing
  • Vestigo Health Solutions
  • Western Governors University
  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Wolters Kluwer