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General Information and Registration

The AACN Student Policy Summit is a three-day conference held in Washington, DC and is open to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students enrolled at an AACN member institution. Students who attend the Summit are immersed in didactic program sessions focused on the federal policy process and nursing’s role in professional advocacy. Please note: This page will be updated periodically closer to the date of the Summit. Confirmed registered students will also receive additional details about conference logistics, Capitol Hill visits, and expectations.

Registration is now open. 

Hotel Information

The Student Policy Summit 2019 will be held at The Park Hyatt Washington. We have room blocks available at the summit location site, the Park Hyatt, as well as The Westin in Georgetown. Should you stay at the Westin, you will have a short walk to the Summit site.

The Park Hyatt Washington
1201 24th St NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-789-1234

  • The room rate starts at $349 Junior Suite.
  • The cutoff date for reservations at the group rate is March 1, 2019.
  • For reservations, call the hotel at 202-789-1234 and request the group rate for AACN - Group Code G-CNUR. You may also place your reservation online.
    The room block may fill before the deadline, so please make your reservation early.

The Westin Georgetown
2350 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-429-0100

  • The room rate starts at $289 single/double.
  • The cutoff date for reservations at the group rate is February 21, 2019.
  • For reservations, call the hotel at 888-627-8406 and request the group rate for AACN. You may also place your reservation online.
    The room block may fill before the deadline, so please make your reservation early.
Transportation Information

Closest Airport: Reagan National Airport (DCA)
Distance: 15 minute drive to/from the JW Marriott Washington, DC
Metro Accessible on the Red and Orange/Blue lines, 3 Blocks from The Fairmont
Costs: $20.00 Taxi one way
Shuttles are available through Super Shuttle at: www.supershuttle.com. Shuttle fare: approximately $15 each way.

Alternative Airport: Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Distance: 35 minute drive to/from the JW Marriott Washington, DC
Costs: $71.00 Taxi one way
Shuttles are available through Super Shuttle at: www.supershuttle.com. Shuttle fare: approximately $30 each way.

Alternative Airport: Baltimore/Washington Airport (BWI)
Distance: 60 minute drive to/from the JW Marriott Washington, DC
Costs: $98.00 Taxi one way
Shuttles are available through Super Shuttle at: www.supershuttle.com. Shuttle fare: approximately $40 each way.

Above rates are subject to change.

Dietary and Special Needs

If you have any dietary restrictions (e.g., vegetarian, kosher, or gluten-free) or special needs, please email us prior to the event at conferences@aacnnursing.org or Payal Shah at pshah@aacnnursing.org by February 25, 2019.

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Substitution, Cancellation, and Refund Policies

If you subsequently cannot attend this event, the following options are available:

1. You may substitute your registration to another individual within your school. This must be done by contacting both the AACN Conference Department via email at conferences@aacnnursing.org and Payal Shah via email at pshah@aacnnursing.org.

2. If a substitution is not possible, your cancellation request must be received in writing via email and confirmed by AACN staff Payal Shah at pshah@aacnnursing.org; otherwise, it cannot be honored. The following refund arrangements will then apply:

  • Cancellation requests received by December 28, 2018 will be refunded minus a $75 non-refundable administrative fee.
  • Cancellation requests received after December 28, 2018 will not be granted any refunds.
  • Refunds will not be given for no-shows.
  • No-show registrations with an open balance will be charged a $75 non-refundable administrative fee after the event.

Please note: Cancellations received fewer than 7 days prior to the conference start date will be reviewed and processed within two weeks after the last day of the conference.

AACN reserves the right to cancel this conference and any group activity that does not meet minimal group requirements. AACN assumes no responsibility for non-refundable airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rental, or other travel costs.

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Please direct any questions to AACN's Government Affairs Assistant, Payal Shah

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