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AACN's 2020 Deans Annual Meeting Cancelled

Published March 10, 2020

Given the unfolding public health concern posed by the Coronavirus and the critical leadership roles our members play on campus and in their home communities related to care delivery and prevention, AACN has moved to cancel the Deans Annual Meeting, Executive Development Series for Deans, Student Policy Summit, and the Nursing Advancement Professionals Conference planned for March 19-24, 2020 in Washington, DC. This difficult decision was made after much deliberation, a review of the latest evidence, and in the best interest of our members' health and safety.

Full refunds of the registration fees will be processed for the cancelled events within the next 30 days. We urge you to contact your hotel to cancel your room reservation at least 72 hours in advance of when you were scheduled to arrive. Most major airlines are currently waiving change/cancellation fees for tickets purchased for March travel. For additional questions regarding these conferences, please reach out to

AACN's Advancing Academic Leadership for New Deans meeting and CCNE's Invitational Workshop on Writing Self Studies will continue with an online offering, and additional information will be shared with those respective registrants shortly.

AACN will continue to monitor the Coronavirus, share key resources, and provide opportunities for the academic nursing community to come together to exchange best practices related to emergency preparedness and response. We are committed to serving you as a primary source for information and networking that will help with overcoming challenges and maintaining quality nursing programs. Please be sure to send us any news about your school's successful efforts to respond to COVID-19 by emailing

AACN is proud to serve our community of academic nursing leaders whose efforts will ensure that our nation remains healthy and strong through the duration of this public health challenge.