Student Policy Summit

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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.


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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. Register.

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Highlights from AACN's 2019 Student Policy Summit

Please note that photos of this event will be taken and may be publicly displayed.

Please direct any questions to AACN's Government Affairs and Policy Coordinator, Judy Ly

View the 2019 SPS Agenda.