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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.

Who Should Attend:

NAP Members and development officers, advancement professionals, and public relations leaders from a nursing program.

How to Attend:

The NAP Conference is offered as an in-person event prior to the Deans Annual Meeting.

Conference Venue:

The Fairmont Washington, DC
2401 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037


“The conference did a great job of selecting speakers who are relevant to alumni relations and development.”

“I came for the alumni relations and communications; this conference provided me with wonderful ideas that I have been able to bring back home and share.”

“This was fantastic. A lot of great tactics were shared and overall message relevant!”

“As a relatively new dean, I found this conference to be extremely helpful. I brought back quite a few things to accomplish over the next several months. This conference gave me space to understand the type of questions I can pose to advancement staff.”


The safety of attendees and staff is our top priority – we will follow all relevant protocols and CDC guidelines and will work closely with the hotel to promote the recommended practices at the time of the event.

Vaccination Requirements 

Currently all meeting attendees, speakers, partners, and AACN staff are to be fully vaccinated in order to gain access the Nursing Advancement Professionals (NAP) Conference event spaces. Please check back frequently for news and additional guidance as we refine our planning.


Washington, DC has no mask mandate; therefore, wearing masks is currently optional.

Duty of Care 

By attending the NAP Conference, you agree to abide by and engage in conduct that is beneficial to health and safety of all attendees and constituents. This includes, but is not limited to, providing verification of vaccination, practicing appropriate physical distancing, and not attending any events if you are ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.

Overview of the Nursing Advancement Professionals (NAP) Network

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Who Should Join?

Development officers, advancement professionals, and public relations leaders from nursing programs.

Why Join?

Whether you are just starting out in the profession or you are proudly looking back at a lifetime of achievements, membership in the NAP Leadership Network is of extraordinary value. 

As a member, you can take advantage of the following benefits 

  • Be involved and share experiences in a national network of leaders and subject matter experts through an exclusive NAP Community, a new online community platform just for NAP members.  
  • Participate in conferences geared around subjects of common interest. 
  • Serve on working groups such as AACN conference programming and advisory groups. 
  • Opportunities to earn (or receive) CEU credits with a network member discount. 
  • Volunteer to serve on a Leadership Network Steering Community. 

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AACN Conference Team
Phone: 202-463-6930
Email: conferences@aacnnursing.org