2025 Annual Institute

Hilton Columbia Center
924 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201

June 4 - 7, 2025

Intended Audience

Public health and community health nursing educators, public health leaders, public health nurses, and students and partners interested in public health, health equity, population health, social determinants of health, and other public health issues.


To provide a scholarly and supportive community for those committed to excellence and innovation in community/public/population health nursing education, research, and practice.

2024 Conference Objectives - 2025 Objectives Coming Soon!

  1. Explore the effects of historical, social, and physical contexts on health and how they should inform community/public/population health nursing education and research; 
  2. Describe creative pedagogical approaches to community/public/population health nursing education, especially in the changing nursing education environment;
  3. Discuss implications and influence of community/public health nursing practice on current and emerging policies and programs, especially workforce and C/PHN faculty development;
  4. Examine new and innovative community/academic partnerships—including interprofessional education and practice—needed to meet the new AACN Essentials;
  5. Debate the implications and effects of recent social and political events on community/public/population health nurses and nurse educators/researchers (e.g., burnout, workforce issues, political engagement);
  6. Explore social ecology intersections (i.e., rural/suburban/urban; U.S regional, socio-economic, etc.) of community/public health nursing practice, education, and research.