A Helpful List of Nursing Education Conferences to Attend in 2024

Osmosis Team
Published on Jan 19, 2024. Updated on Jan 24, 2024.

The new year is here! We've gathered a helpful list of nursing education events happening throughout 2024 to help you determine which conferences align with your professional goals. 

Trying to decide which conferences to attend in 2024? Whether you're a student, faculty member, researcher, administrator, or dean, attending nursing education conferences helps you connect with colleagues and hear about the latest research and trends from a variety of thought leaders in the field.

* Indicates an event Osmosis from Elsevier is attending in 2024.

The Largest 2024 Nursing Education Conferences

National Nurse Educator Summit*
April 7-10, 2024
Salt Lake City, UT

A leading industry conference featuring nursing professionals from across the US who share a passion for education and lifelong learning, the National Nurse Educator Summit offers three days of helpful sessions, interactive workshops, and exciting networking opportunities to help you grow as a professional in your field.

Social Mission Alliance (SMA) Conference
April 8-10, 2024
Durham, North Carolina

An event that brings leaders, experts, and advocates together to share new strategies and tools, identify and address challenges, and organize to create meaningful change. Attendees from across the healthcare spectrum engage in conversations on top issues related to health equity and social justice, with topics such as social determinants of health, community engagement, reducing inequities, workforce diversity, and value-based healthcare.

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Conference*
April 17-24, 2024
Baltimore, MD

Explore the future landscape of Nurse Practitioner (NP) education at the upcoming NONPF conference. Attendees explore topics such as adapting learning environments for NP faculty and student well-being, integrating competencies crucial for navigating complex healthcare systems, and fostering career-spanning development for NP faculty.

International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) Conference
June 12-15, 2024
Raleigh, NC

Dedicated to the advancement of simulation as an integral part of nursing education, INACSL covers the latest innovations, research, and best practices in clinical simulation at this yearly gathering of 600+ nurse educators and nursing professionals.

Nurse Educators Conference*
June 24-25, 2024
Beaver Run, CO

The 2024 conference theme, "Riding the Waves of Change," speaks to the dynamic nature of the field of nursing as well as the need for nurse educators to embrace change. Take the time to develop your ability to adapt to change, think critically, and continuously engage in professional development.

International Nursing Research Congress*
July 25-28, 2024

Join 800+ nursing students, researchers, and clinicians focused on evidence-based research practices at this annual event. Get a boost in nursing knowledge, skills, and overall practice while you enjoy the beauty of Singapore at this unique nursing conference.

National League for Nursing Education Summit*
September 18-20, 2024
San Antonio, TX

The NLN Education Summit invites nurse educators from around the world to discover and discuss trending topics impacting the nursing education profession as well as discover new strategies and solutions to address day-to-day challenges in the field.

AACN Academic Nursing Leadership Conference*
October 14-16, 2024
Washington, DC

Hundreds of nursing educators, leaders, and professionals attend AACN’s annual Academic Nursing Leadership Conference to connect and discuss critical issues in nursing education, research, and practice.

Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) Annual Convention
Date/Location TBA

A platform for nursing educators, administrators, and professionals to meet, share insights, discuss advancements in nursing education, and address issues relevant to associate degree nursing.

Nursing Education Conferences for Faculty, Administrators, and Deans

AACN Deans Annual Meeting 
March 23-25, 2024
Washington, DC

This 350+ attendee event, open exclusively to the primary deans, chairs, and directors of AACN-Member Schools of Nursing, is great for networking and discussion of issues related to legislation, funding, and organizations to assist institutions.

Association of Community Health Nursing Educators Annual Institute 
June 5-8, 2024
Northbrook, IL

This annual event brings together nursing educators, students, nurses, and public health leaders focused on public and community health to provide a scholarly and supportive experience for those committed to excellence and innovation in community, public, and population health, as well as nursing education, research, and practice.

Annual Nursing Education Accreditation Conference 
July 24-26, 2024
Atlanta, GA

The Nursing Education Accreditation Conference is ACEN’s yearly event, with students, faculty, administrators, and deans exchanging ideas and staying current on the best practices that make nursing school accreditation effective. Attendees honor each other's accomplishments while listening to valuable lessons from their experiences in the field.

Transform 2024 
December 5-7, 2024
New Orleans, LA

A gathering of nursing faculty featuring key thought leaders with the goal of redefining how nurses are educated and how they practice, this conference encourages attendees to network with colleagues as well as attend presentations on the most important trends and innovations in nursing and nursing education.

Regional Nursing Education Conferences in the US

California Organization of Associate Degree Nursing Conference*
March 20-22, 2024
Palm Springs, CA

Faculty, directors, and deans from California’s associate degree nursing programs go to this conference to share best practices, network, and offer new ideas for associate degree nursing programs in the region.

Georgia Association for Nursing Education Conference 
February 29-March 2, 2024
Buford, GA

This Georgia-based nursing educators conference gives regional professionals an opportunity to come together and learn about issues and trends related to nursing education in their state.

Kentucky League of Nursing Annual Nurse Educator Conference and Meeting 
May 21-22, 2024
Louisville, KY

The Kentucky League of Nursing’s Annual Nurse Educator Conference and Meeting focuses on nursing educators who work in Kentucky and want to discuss innovative teaching strategies, consider strategies for assessing students’ clinical judgment, review different assessment strategies, and more.

North Carolina Associate Degree Nursing Conference*
April 10-12, 2024
Wrightsville Beach, NC

Nursing educators in North Carolina hear from a variety of engaging presenters at this annual conference focusing on professional development and peer networking.

Ohio League for Nursing Education Summit 
March 21-22, 2024
Columbus, OH

Ohio-based nursing educators attend this event to network, discuss issues facing the institutions in the state, and learn about effective teaching and assessment strategies. The 2024 theme is "Evolve and Get Involved: Maintaining Pride in the Profession."

Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education* 
May 9-10, 2024
Eugene, OR

Featuring sessions for faculty, administrators, and deans from nursing schools in Oregon, OCNE holds a statewide faculty meeting on May 9 and a nursing conference on May 10. The theme of this year’s event is “Exploring Pathways.”

Nursing Education Conferences Focused on Students

AACN Student Policy Summit 
March 24-25, 2024
Washington, DC

Available to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students enrolled at AACN member institutions, 2,000+ nursing students attend this conference to learn about how federal legislation gets written and passed and to discuss ways to advocate for the nursing profession in Congress.

National Student Nurses Association Annual Convention*
April 3-7, 2024
Lake Buena Vista, FL

More than 3,000 nursing students and faculty members attend this event to connect, learn about employment opportunities as future nurses, discover new learning tools, learn about products they'll use in their careers and more.

Looking to the year ahead

Our goal is to raise awareness about these nursing education conferences to help educate and support you and your career in 2024 and beyond. If you know of a major conference that isn’t on this list and would like us to add it, please email us at [email protected].


Stephanie Stevens, Osmosis Brand Marketing Lead

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