2018 GNSA Conference
Seizing the Opportunity to Lead and Shape the Future of Health Care

Reasons Why You Should Attend

Join fellow students from around the country for an energizing conference featuring a keynote session on moral courage delivered by Utah nurse Alex Wubbels, who gained national attention last summer for advocating for her patient in the face of extreme pressure from local law enforcement.  Conference sessions will address a variety of key concerns for today’s graduate nursing student, including publishing, mentoring, nursing innovation, interprofessional collaboration, and transition to various careers in nursing. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with national experts, grow your professional network, and expand your career horizons. Students are encouraged to check with their faculty advisors and/or deans to see if funding to attend this conference is available.

Immerse Yourself in a Rich Learning Environment

The first of its kind, the national GNSA conference features sessions on publishing, mentoring, nursing innovation, transition to careers in education, practice, and leadership, as well as health policy and advocacy. Come experience a variety of  enriching professional development activities and dynamic networking opportunities. As the future of the nursing profession, this conference helps students establish connections that can further their educational advancement and learn from national nursing experts.

Experience a Collaborative Community of Peers

There is no better way than connecting in person with your peers to collaborate on issues important to your institution, to share your challenges and get the support you need, and to be inspired by each other’s success stories. Dedicated networking time is available to you throughout the conference for enriching peer-to-peer interaction. 


Earn CE Credit

Your attendance earns you valuable continuing nursing education (CE) hours toward maintaining your certification and/or license. AACN is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.


Meet with Innovative Vendors and Suppliers

Get exclusive access to high-profile exhibitors showcasing their innovative products and services in our Learning Center. As industry experts and solution-providers, they have the answers to your questions. 


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Registration Fees

                      Early Bird Price
By February 9
     Regular Price
After February 9
AACN-GNSA Members   $149             $249
Students are encourage to check with their faculty advisors and/or deans to see if funding to attend this conference is available.

Not a GNSA Member?

The Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) is open to all master’s and doctoral level students at AACN Member institutions. Join GNSA today to get the member price!

For more information, contact Autumn Spriggs at aspriggs@aacnnursing.org.

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