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The Graduate Nursing Student Academy

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The Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) provides high value programs, services, and resources to graduate nursing students enrolled in master's and doctoral programs at AACN member schools. The GNSA is committed to supporting graduate students preparing for careers as faculty members, researchers, advanced practice registered nurses, clinical nurse leaders, policy experts, and healthcare administrators, among other roles.

The GNSA works to meet the professional development needs of its members by offering:

  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Webinar Series
  • Monthly GNSA Bulletin
  • Graduate Nursing Career Network
  • Peer to Peer Networking
  • Policy Engagement
  • Member-Exclusive Scholarships
Mission

As the collective voice for graduate students, the GNSA fosters collaboration, innovation, and excellence in academic nursing and health care.

Vision

Graduate nursing students are future leaders in improving and transforming health care.

Values

  • Leadership
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Innovation
  • Engagement

The GNSA is free to join for graduate nursing students enrolled in master’s and doctoral programs at AACN member schools.

To join, complete the GNSA Membership Application.

Click here to see if your school is an AACN member institution.

Why Attend the GNSA Conference

Explore your career horizons and the future of nursing at this stimulating enrichment experience offered exclusively for graduate nursing students in Washington, DC. The 2020 GNSA conference is tailored to meet the professional development needs of nursing students in master’s and doctoral programs (MSN, DNP, and PhD). Registration is open to members of the GNSA, which provides a variety of programs and services to all graduate nursing students at AACN member institutions. This year’s theme is Celebrating the Future of Nursing: A Graduate Nursing Student Summit. Join us as we continue the Year of the Nurse celebration.

Register here

New GNSA Scholarship

Uniform Advantage/GNSA Scholarship

This scholarship program provides $5,000 in support to students enrolled in master’s and doctoral programs who are committed to making a positive impact on the nation’s health and health care. A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded in the fall and spring to eligible GNSA members.

To apply, visit the Uniform-Advantage-GNSA Scholarship page.

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