Canadian Doctoral Nursing Network Conference


Doctoral Success Through Leadership

2018 Conference Dates: June 11, 12, and 13

University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada


The Canadian Doctoral Nursing Network Conference (CDNN) is only one of two conferences in Canada where Canadian and International nursing scholars engaged in doctoral work can come together to focus on their journey. The CDNN conference provides a safe place for doctoral students to “find their voice” and test out their ideas among their peers and with nursing faculty. Attendees are given the opportunity to present their research, engage in scholarly discussion and learn from each other and from faculty. There will also be three internationally recognized nurse researchers and scholars, as key note speakers to inspire and motivate attendees.

This conference is dedicated to bringing together many minds, unique in perspective but united in purpose to join together, to network and learn. To accomplish this, the conference is open to nurses and other disciplines engaged in doctoral studies at any stage in Canada and internationally. In the past we have had attendees from disciplines such as Nursing Education, Health Policy, Curriculum & Instruction, and Global Health. As well, attendees have come from all across Canada and internationally from United States of America, Iran and Australia to name a few.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Sonja McIlfatrick, RN, MSc, PhD, President International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN) and Head of School of Nursing, Ulster University;
  • Barb Shellian, RN, BN, MN, Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) President; and
  • Marlene Smadu, RN, EdD, LLD, Past President Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), Former Vice-President International Council of Nurses (ICN).

2018 Conference Details

Conference Presentations

Important Dates:

  • $300 Early Bird pricing ends April 15, 2018
  • Registration closes June 1, 2018
  • Abstracts submission ends May 18, 2018

Goals of the Conference:

  • Bring together doctoral students engaged in research for networking, scholarly discussions, and learning opportunities;
  • Provide doctoral students with the opportunity to submit an abstract and present their research; and
  • Provide support, encouragement, and mentoring of doctoral students.

Intended Audience:

  • Students at any stage of their doctoral journey, from any discipline.

Example: an RN who is engaged in doctoral studies in education, nursing, rehabilitation sciences, etc.


Room 119
Research and Innovation Centre
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

For more information on conference please contact us.