34th Annual Convention Hosted by Texas Organization for Associate Degree Nursing

March 3-4, 2022 at the Dallas Frisco Embassy Suites hotel and Convention Center

TOADN's 34th Annual Convention is back in person in Frisco, Texas! Here is your chance to network, learn from your colleagues, connect with other professionals who “get it” and grow.

TOADN Program - March 3rd

7:00AM: Breakfast, registration, and vendors

8:00am-11:30am: Next Generation NCLEX: Developing Clinical Judgment

  • Prepare for the future while improving students' clinical judgment today. The NCSBN's Next Generation NCLEX initiative will change nursing education profoundly. Discover how teaching strategies that focus on developing clinical judgment are essential to preparing your students for Next Gen NCLEX and Learn strategies you can implement into your curriculum now to prepare your students for licensure success and competent nursing practice. The workshop will be scheduled for 2.5 hours and offers 3 nursing continuing education credits

11:30am-12:45pm: Business Meeting & Lunch

1:00pm-4:30pm: Test Item Writing to Develop Clinical Judgment

  • Learn how to write test items that develop and evaluate clinical judgment in your students and help them succeed on the NCLEX or other certification exams. Current developments from the NCSBN Next Generation NCLEX project will be presented. The workshop will be scheduled for 2.5 hours and offers 3 nursing continuing education credits.

4:30pm: Adjourn and paperwork (CEUs included)

TOADN Program - March 4th

9:30am-11:30am: Burnout and Compassion Fatigue

  • COVID-19 has forced all health care workers, including nurse educators, to acknowledge and address the stressors we face in both our personal and professional lives. Learn strategies for coping with the pressures of burnout and compassion fatigue based upon the latest research and prepare students to manage burnout in their own careers. The workshop will be scheduled for 2 hours and offers 2 nursing continuing education credits.

All TOADN sessions will be presented by Susan Sportsman, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN. Dr. Sportsman builds upon 40 years of experience as a clinician, educator, and consultant to provide nursing and health professions educators with expert guidance and consultation in the areas of student, faculty, and program performance and leadership development. Dr. Sportsman has worked as a medical-surgical and psychiatric nurse in hospitals and in the community; she has been a teacher and an administrator in both service and education; and she has consulted for a broad spectrum of colleges and universities throughout North America. Most recently she served as Director of Consulting Services at Elsevier’s Education Division. Prior to that she held positions as Dean of the College of Health Science and Human Services at Midwestern State University; Associate Dean of Nursing at Texas Tech University; and Vice President, Mental Health Programs at Harris Methodist Health System.

Dr. Sportsman’s unique mixture of clinical, educational, and business experience has made her a well-respected and sought-after consultant.

The convention fun doesn't stop there!

Click the links below to see all that is in store for The Texas Community College Teacher's Association's 75th Annual Convention, become a member, and register online!

TCCTA Membership Fees (if you are not a member already):

  • Full-Time Membership: $45.00
  • Part-Time Membership: $35.00

TCCTA Convention Registration (if your college didn't sign direct billing - see below for partner colleges): $105.00

TOADN Pre-Conference Fee: $200

2022 Convention Partner Colleges

Need help paying for TCCTA's registration fee? The following colleges have partnered with TCCTA to cover the convention fees (TOADN Pre-Conference not included) of members who register:


Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel & Convention Center

Address: 7600 John Q Hammons Dr, Frisco, TX 75034

Phone: (972) 712-7200

All conference activities will take place at the Frisco Convention Center and Embassy Suites Hotel.

TCCTA has arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the Frisco Embassy Suites starting at $157.00/night. The cut-off date to receive the conference room rate is Monday, February 7, 2022.

Make your reservation online or call (972) 712-7200. Be sure to mention the TCCTA room block to receive the discounted rate.


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