2023 Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) Conference

Building Partnerships in Nursing: Addressing Current and Future Challenges

Explore your career horizons and the future of nursing innovation at this stimulating enrichment experience offered exclusively for graduate nursing students in Washington, DC.  The 2023 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 (click here to join today for free). Join us as we explore innovation in nursing education, research, and practice.

Conference sessions will focus on professional development, advanced nursing roles, and leadership development. Through the lens of improving patient outcomes and navigating workforce challenges, sessions will focus on critical hot topics. As you prepare to transition into a professional nursing role, presenters will share tools and tips to help you excel in your graduate program and propel your nursing career to new heights. As the future of the nursing profession, this conference provides a unique forum to connect graduate nursing students with noted nursing experts and peers nationwide.

Who Can Attend:

Current master's, DNP, PhD, or dual-degree students

How to Attend:

Join us this August in Washington, DC. The conference sessions will be held at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Learning Center at 655 K Street NW. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard Washington Downtown located at 901 L Street NW, which is just a five-minute walk to the learning center.


Last updated December 20, 2022

AACN has revised its policies for entry to in-person conferences: verification of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test will no longer be required. It is however recommended that attendees have received the COVID-19 vaccination and take an antigen test before traveling to the event. AACN strives to provide a safe and healthy environment for all meeting participants. By attending an in-person AACN event, all participants must agree to comply with preventative health and safety measures.

The health and safety measures for AACN in-person events are subject to change.


Marta Okoniewski
Director of Student Engagement
Phone: 202-463-6930
Email: mokoniewski@aacnnursing.org