Nursing Advancement Professionals (NAP) Conference

A networking and educational opportunity for alumni, development, marketing, and communications professionals; deans and directors; volunteer foundation and alumni board members.


The annual Nursing Advancement Professionals (NAP) Conference is a networking and educational opportunity for advancement, development, marketing, and communications professionals; deans and directors; volunteer foundation and alumni board members; and anyone interested in learning more about how nursing schools can build their external relations programs.

Hotel Information

The Fairmont Washington, DC
2401 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-429-2400

  • The room rate starts at $289 single/double.
  • The cutoff date for reservations at the group rate is February 28, 2018.
  • For reservations, call the hotel at 800-441-1414 and request the group rate for AACN/Spring Annual Meeting. You may also place your reservation online.
  • 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 hotel on its website.

Sign up for Fairmont President's Club. Members of the Fairmont President's Club can enjoy complimentary high speed internet access in your guest room and free health club access along with other benefits. To sign up for Fairmont President's club go to When prompted for a "Hotel Invitation" select The Fairmont Washington, D.C. You will be issued an FPC number immediately. In order to take advantage of the complimentary services you must sign up for Fairmont President's Club prior to your arrival.


Reagan National Airport (DCA) is located approximately 15 minutes from The Fairmont Washington and is Metro accessible. The closest Metro station to the hotel is GWU/Foggy Bottom on the Orange/Blue line, 3 blocks from The Fairmont Washington. Taxi fare from Reagan National (DCA) is approximately $20 each way.

Dulles International Airport (IAD) is approximately 34 minutes from the hotel. Taxi fare from Dulles Airport (IAD) is approximately $71 each way.

Baltimore/Washington Airport (BWI) is approximately 45 minutes from the hotel.
Taxi fare from Baltimore/Washington Airport (BWI) is approximately $98 each way.

Shuttles are available through Super Shuttle at Shuttle fares: DCA (approximately $15 each way), IAD (approximately $30 each way), and BWI (approximately $38 each way).

Parking is available at $15.00/one hour, $20.00/one to two hours, $25.00/two to three hours, $35/all day or three to ten hours, and $51.00/after ten hours or overnight.

Above rates are subject to change.

Continuing Education Credit

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is providing continuing education (CE) certificates online after the program.

Dietary and Special Needs

If you have any dietary restrictions (e.g., vegetarian, kosher, or gluten-free) or special needs, please email us prior to the event at

Contact Information

AACN Conference Team
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-463-6930

Registration Fees

(Only one discount per person, per conference can be taken.)

  Early Bird
By February 22, 2018
After February 22, 2018
AACN Members    
NAP Network Members $419 $519
Non-Network Members (NAP) $449 $549
Additional Registration(s) from same institution $419 $519
*Applies to AACN Members only.    
AACN Non-Members $599 $699
Full-Time Students* $225 $275

* Full-time graduate students carrying 9 or more credit hours this semester may request a 50% discount. Submit your request together with verification of your full-time student status to

For payment related questions, please contact us at

Package pricing

Starting June 1, packaging pricing available.

Registration for NAP Conference and Spring Annual Meeting.

  Early Bird
By February 22, 2018
After February 22, 2018
AACN Members $848 $1048

* Applies to AACN Members only: If you plan on attending both the Spring Annual Meeting and the Nursing Advancement Professionals Conference, a conference package may be purchased (This reflects a $50 discount). Packages must be purchased separately.

Substitution, Cancellation, and Refund Policies

If you subsequently cannot attend this event, the following options are available:

1. You may substitute your registration to another individual within your organization. This must be done by contacting the AACN Conference Department via email at

2. If a substitution is not possible, your cancellation request must be received in writing and confirmed by AACN; otherwise, it cannot be honored. The following refund arrangements will then apply:

a. Cancellation requests received by March 9, 2018 will be refunded minus a $150 non-refundable administrative fee.
b. Cancellation requests received after March 9, 2018 will not be granted any refunds.
c. Refunds will not be given for no-shows.
d. No-show registrations with an open balance will be charged a $150 non-refundable administrative fee after the event.

Please note: Cancellations received fewer than 7 days prior to the conference start date will be reviewed and processed within two weeks after the last day of the conference.

AACN reserves the right to cancel this conference and any group activity that does not meet minimal group requirements. AACN assumes no responsibility for non-refundable airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rental, or other travel costs.

Location Information

The Fairmont
2401 M Street
Washington, DC 20037

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Continuing Education