Student Policy Summit

The AACN Student Policy Summit is a three-day conference held in Washington, DC and is open to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students enrolled at an AACN member institution, up to two students per institution. Students who attend Summit are immersed in didactic program sessions focused on the federal policy process and nursing’s role in professional advocacy.


Please see the final 2018 Agenda.


Please see the updated sponsorship packages available for the 2018 Student Policy Summit.


Highlights from AACN's 2018 Student Policy Summit

What 2018 Attendees Had to Say

“The best part of the Summit was being surrounded by passionate people from different institutions and fields of nursing. Their stories and their work motivated me to strive to do more, to be better as a future nurse and as a scholar.” 
“It was great hearing from nurses that have worked toward influencing policy, who I can relate to, such as Dr. Bakos and Ms. Bonzanto” 
“The single best aspect of the Summit was the experience of what happens on the Hill, and that I can make a difference!” 
“I loved the networking!! I met incredible people during my time at the Summit, and learning from their experiences and intellect makes me excited to continue my nursing education and career.”  
“Meeting with Congressional staff and discussing key policy issues was the best part of the Summit!”


If you have any questions, please contact Ellie Cook with further questions.

Please note this event will be photographed. Photos taken by AACN may be used in AACN publications, website, and/or social media.