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.

The Summit will take place from March 25 to 27, 2018. Registration for the 2018 Student Policy Summit will open at 12:00pm EST on October 11, 2017.

Important Registration Information

Given the high demand for registration and limited availability (200 slots):

  • Students must have approval from an AACN member dean before registering. Deans will be notified at the time of registration.
  • A two-student limit per AACN member school will be instituted for the 2018 registration process. This excludes any complimentary registrations granted through sponsorship.
  • Registration is first-come, first-serve, and payment is due by credit card at the time of registration, and registrants must adhere to the cancellation policies.
  • Only students who have not previously attended the Student Policy Summit may be registered.
  • Registrants are discouraged from making hotel or travel arrangements until their registration has been confirmed.

Hotel Information

Please do not book your hotel or travel accommodations until you have received a confirmation email from Ellie Cook.

The Park Hyatt Washington
1201 24th Street 
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-789-1234

  • The room rate starts at $315 single/double.
  • The cutoff date for reservations at the group rate is February 23, 2018.
  • For reservations, call 202-789-1234 and request the group rate for AACN.
  • If another party is covering your room costs, please submit a Credit Card Authorization form to The Park Hyatt Washington.
  • For reservations, call the hotel at 888-421-1442 and request the group rate for AACN/Student Policy Summit.
  • The room block may fill before the deadline, so please make your reservation early.

The Westin Georgetown (approximately 3 minutes from The Park Hyatt Washington)
2350 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-429-0100

  • The room rate starts at $279 single/double.
  • The cutoff date for reservations at the group rate is February 22, 2018.
  • For reservations, call the hotel at 800-228-3000 and request the group rate for AACN.
  • The room block may fill before the deadline, so please make your reservation early.

If/when the room block fills, AACN will post a list of alternative hotels on its website.

Agenda

2017 Agenda

Sponsorships

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

AACN Grassroots Student Ambassadors Put Their Advocacy into Action

Kelsey Mumford, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Texas Opt-Out Organ Donation
University of Texas

Kelsey Mumford will use her ambassadorship to advocate for an opt-out organ donation policy in the state of Texas. Kelsey plans to create an advocacy committee in the University of Texas Nursing Students Association. With this taskforce, she will gather community support to engage with members of the Texas State legislature.

 

Kerri Nelson, Doctor of Nursing Practice
Rare Disorder Awareness
Pennsylvania State University

Kerri Nelson will use her ambassadorship to raise awareness and advocate on behalf of the Rare Disorder campaign. Kerri plans to create a coalition of supporters, including the National Organization for Rare Disorders. Using SMART goals, Kerri will utilize social media and town meetings to meet with legislators in South Carolina to discuss this issue.

 

Read more about the Grassroots Student Ambassador Prize.

Highlights from AACN's 2017 Spring Congressional Reception

Contact

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.