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

Fall Nursing Conference 2023

Ko Olina, Hawai’i on O’ahu
October 23-26, 2023
Register now for our Fall Nursing Conference at the Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa. October 23-26, 2023. More details can be found following the links below!


  • 15 Contact hours
  • Three nights Lodging in private room at Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa
  • Luau for registrants (Subject to weather cancellation)
  • Breakfast for registrants on Conference mornings


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

Past Events

Fall Wilderness Conference 2022

WILDERNESS MEDICINE YOSEMITE RUSH CREEK LODGE 34001 Highway 120 Groveland, CA October 25-28, 2022 Register now for our Fall Wilderness Conference at the Yosemite Rush Creek Lodge. October 25-28, 2022.

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Spring Nursing Conference 2022

SPRING NURSING CONFERENCE 2022: Emergency and Acute Care Update FEATURED SPEAKERS: SUSAN FITZGERALD MD, Regional Emergency Management Training Director Kaiser Marcel ZITA KONIK MD, Emergency Kaiser San Rafael, Medical Director

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