Spring Executive Development Series

Open only to the primary Dean/Chair/Director of AACN-Member Schools of Nursing. Gain practical skills from informative sessions tailored to fit the needs of leaders in nursing education.

The popular Executive Development Series (EDS) is offered every fall and spring and is designed for aspiring and experienced academic leaders who want to polish their executive-level skills, explore mutual challenges and share winning solutions in a collegial, interactive environment.

Note: The Spring EDS is open only to the institutional dean/director/chair of AACN member schools of nursing and is offered in conjunction with the 2018 AACN Deans Annual Meeting.

The Fall Executive Development Series is offered in conjunction with the 2018 Baccalaureate Education Conference; the same program will precede the Deans Annual Meeting.

Hotel Information

The Fairmont
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 www.fairmont.com. 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 www.supershuttle.com. 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 accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Centerís (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

Continuing nursing education (CNE) hours will be awarded to those who attest to attendance at entire sessions and complete the electronic evaluation process after the conference. The CNE certificate will be provided online only after completion of evaluation.

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 conferences@aacnnursing.org.

Contact Information

AACN Conference Team
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-463-6930
Email: conferences@aacnnursing.org

Registration Fees

NOTE: Registration for the Spring Executive Develpment Series is open only to the primary Dean/Chair/Director of AACN Member Schools of Nursing.

No exceptions or substitutions are allowed.

We encourage attendees to place their conference/meeting registrations and hotel reservations at the same time. If you have reserved your room already, please register for the conference/meeting as soon as possible.

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

Discount Special
By May 31, 2017
Early Bird
By February 23, 2018
After February 23, 2018
$399 $449 $549

Package pricing

Starting June 1, Packaging Pricing available.*

Registration for Spring Executive Development Series and Spring Annual Meeting.

Early Bird
By May 31, 2017
After May 31, 2017
$848 $1048

* Applies to AACN Members only: If you plan on attending both the Spring Executive Development Series and the Spring Annual Meeting, a conference package may be purchased (This reflects a $50 discount). Packages must be purchased separately and are not offered during the special discount offer period ending May 31, 2017.

For payment related questions, please contact us at conferences@aacnnursing.org.

Substitution, Cancellation, and Refund Policies

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

1. No Substitutions are allowed for the Spring Executive Development Series as it is open only to the primary Dean/Chair/Director of AACN-Member Schools of Nursing.

2. 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 event start date will be reviewed and processed within two weeks after the last day of the event.

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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