At Destination Education, our goal is to provide quality nursing continuing education while allowing nurses to feed their spirit through adventure, relaxation, and fellowship.

Upcoming Events

The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe
Mid-Mountain at Northstar California Resort
March 4-6, 2024
Reserve your spot with a $250 deposit. The remainder will be automatically charged to your credit card on 1/1/2024


  • Registration includes:

    • 10 Contact Hours
    • Trauma, Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Update
    • *Curriculum under development. Details to come
    • 2 Nights lodging at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe
    • Resort fees*, which include:


      • Wireless high-speed internet access in guestroom and public areas
      • Mountain Concierge and Ski Valet services and overnight storage
      • Shuttle transportation to and from Truckee (individual use for spouses or during free time)
      • Seasonal gondola to Northstar California Village
      • Access to state-of-the-art fitness center with daily group exercise classes
      • Seasonal welcome beverage from 2-6 p.m. daily
      • S’mores kit provided upon arrival
      • Complimentary in-room coffee and tea

    *subject to change


Please add your name to the wait list if interested in the chance to participate. 

If interested in attending the conference only please sign up with the link below.

About Us

We are two Registered Nurses with a combined 36 years of experience. We have a passion for learning and travel. For years we have been seeking out continuing education opportunities that will allow us to combine those two passions. Through Destination Education, we will create those experiences and share them with our fellow nurses.

At Destination Education, our goal is to provide quality nursing continuing education while allowing nurses to feed their spirit through adventure, relaxation, and fellowship.

Patricia Rainville, BSN, RN, CEN, PHN

President and Co-Founder Destination Education LLC

Pat has worked as an emergency nurse for 20 years. The remainder of her 28 years in nursing have been in the critical care and medical-surgical areas. Prior to becoming a nurse, Pat worked for six years in broadcast journalism.

Jeannine Freeman, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Vice-President and Co-Founder Destination Education LLC

Jeannine works as a Nurse Practitioner in Adult and Family Medicine, caring for patients of all ages. During summer vacations she provides medical support to kids with Type 1 diabetes on backpacking trips throughout the Sierras. Prior to becoming a nurse, Jeannine was in the fitness industry and worked as a video producer for NASA.


I LOVE Destination Education! The locations and accommodations are fantastic. The speakers are informative, fun, and engaging. They allow plenty of time for exploration and/or relaxation. Highly recommend Destination Education!! -Remy Hennessee, RN

I couldn’t have been more pleased with my experience with Destination Education at their inaugural session in South Lake Tahoe. Despite the challenges of the time (ie pandemic mayhem), the conference provided an intimate setting for quality education and interaction with current professional peers and the opportunity to meet new colleagues. The information was presented in a fun, highly informative fashion. All the speakers were engaging, knowledgeable, and accessible for follow-up questions. I will certainly take the opportunity to learn more with Destination Education in the near-future!

-Rebecca Santamarina RN

What a concept! Travel and earn CEUs? After attending 2 conferences with DE I can tell you it is worth every penny! Destination Education is “all-inclusive” (conference/accommodations, many meals and good swag) making tuition reimbursement very simple; DE team will even guide you in the process. The topics have been varied, relevant and speak to many disciplines. Speakers combined tough topics (Covid, fires) with compassion, thoughtfulness and humor. Pat and Jeannine have put together an amazing concept. Well organized, helpful staff and locations have been exceptional! (Lake Tahoe and Kauai). A very smart, inventive and fun way to use your company sponsored tuition reimbursement!

-Dorothy Ascher RN

In my 28 years as an RN I’ve been to a lot of conferences and CEU classes. Destination Education’s May 2022 Kauai trip (Spring Nurse Conference: Emergency and Acute Care Update) was one of the best. These are experienced nurses putting together education conferences that are just perfect. Great speakers, relevant up-to date education, and opportunities to interact with other health care providers. I learned a lot. Best of all, it was beachside in Kauai! Other destinations so far are Lake Tahoe, Yosemite and Sedona. Lectures are in the morning, giving plenty of time to explore these great places later in the day. Hotel, a welcome dinner, and breakfasts are all rolled in. This is a great way to use your education benefits.

-Doug Clark, ED RN, SN IV

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