AACN Virtual Student Policy Summit 2021 Agenda

All sessions will be held virtually. Days/Times for LIVE events are tentative. Sponsorship Hall and Resource Room Open throughout the month of March 2021.

Agenda updated as of February 25, 2021.

Week One: March 1-6, 2021
Monday, March 1

Welcome Remarks from AACN's President and CEO, Dr. Deborah  Trautman
Recorded and On Demand for viewing from March 1 – March 31, 2021

Sponsorship Hall and Resource Room Open 
Available March 1 – March 31, 2021

The Future of Health Begins with You: National Institutes of Health
All of Us
Research Program
Speaker: Colleen Leners, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, Director of Policy, AACN
Recorded and On Demand for viewing from March 1 – March 31, 2021

Wednesday, March 3 

4:00 – 5:00 PM (ET)
Translating Research into Sound Policy  
Speaker: Shannon Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Director, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health
Live Event. Not available on demand and will not be recorded.

Thursday, March 4

4:00 – 5:00 PM (ET)
Welcome Networking Event
Live Event with Breakout Session. Not available on demand and will not be r
ecorded.         

Week Two: March 7-13, 2021
Sunday, March 7

How to Engage Congress and the Executive Branch 
Speakers: Jared Pfliger, Government Affairs and Policy Manager, AACN; Judy Ly, MA, Government Affairs and Policy Coordinator, AACN; Emily Turek, Government Affairs and Policy Assistant, AACN
Recorded and On Demand for viewing from March 7 – March 31, 2021

Thursday, March 11

2:00 – 3:00 PM (ET)
Off the Record Roundtable: How to Engage Congress and the Executive Branch
Speakers: Jared Pfliger, Government Affairs and Policy Manager, AACN; Judy Ly, MA, Government Affairs and Policy Coordinator, AACN; Emily Turek, Government Affairs and Policy Assistant, AACN, Molly Garyantes, Policy and Grants Assistant, AACN
Live Event. Not available on demand and will not be recorded.

Week Three: March 14-20, 2021
Sunday, March 14

Know Your Voice: The Power of Advocacy
Speaker: Rachel Stevenson, MA, Director of Government Affairs, AACN
Recorded and On Demand for viewing from March 14 – March 31, 2021

Wednesday, March 17

1:00 – 2:00 PM (ET)
Fireside Chat with the Honorable Alan Wheat: Serving the nation both on and off Capitol Hill
Featuring: The Honorable Alan Wheat,  Former Member of Congress from Missouri, Polsinelli
Live Event. Not available on demand and will not be recorded.
     

Week Four: March 21-27, 2021
Monday, March 22

Virtual Advocacy Day 
Available throughout the day.

Tuesday, March 23rd      

Panel Discussion
Academic Nursing Adapting to an Ever-Changing Policy Landscape

Speakers: Sue Birch, Director, Washington State Health Care Authority; Betty Rampur, PhD, RN, Routhier Chair for Practice and Professor, The University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI; Polly Pittman, PhD, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Director Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, George Washington University, Washington DC
Moderator: Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, School of Nursing, The University of Texas Austin, Austin, TX; Member, President Biden Transition Team

Recorded and On Demand for viewing from March 23 – March 31, 2021

Wednesday, March 24

3:00 – 4:00 PM (ET)
Networking Event
Live Event with Breakout Session. Not available on demand and will not be r
ecorded.

Week Five: March 28-31, 2021
Tuesday, March 30

3:00 – 4:00 PM (ET)
Looking Ahead: The Future of Nursing in 2021 and Beyond
Featuring:
 Susan B. Hassmiller, RN, PhD, FAAN, Senior Adviser for Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Director, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, Senior Scholar-in-Residence and Senior Adviser to the President on Nursing, National Academy of Medicine 
Not available on demand and will not be recorded.

Wednesday, March 31

3:00 – 4:00 PM (ET)
Closing Ceremony
Live Event with CE Survey. Not available on demand and will not be recorded.