Student Resources

Student Policy Summit

The AACN Student Policy Summit is a two-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. Learn More.


The AACN Government Affairs and Policy Internship, based in Washington, DC, is offered to students in nursing, political science, public policy, or other related disciplines, with an interest in nursing, health and/or education policy. AACN's internship provides the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the federal legislative and policy process. Learn More.

Visiting Student Groups

AACN member schools can bring a student group to AACN’s offices or request AACN’s Government Affairs and Health Policy staff to speak to a group of students. Requests must be made at least two months in advance to ensure staff preparation time and booking of conference rooms. AACN Government Affairs and Health Policy staff will work with the requesting member school to build an agenda that best meets the needs of the attendees and reasonable staff resources. AACN staff will provide all presentations. Learn More.