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The AACN Student Policy Summit (SPS) 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. See registration information for additional details. Prior to the SPS, confirmed registered students will also receive additional details about conference logistics and expectations.

Please note: Unfortunately, Capitol Hill is still not readily open to the public. To ensure you have a meaningful experience, this year in lieu of Capitol Hill visits, we are pleased to provide Summit attendees with a full session of expert speakers during the afternoon of Monday, March 28th.

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The safety and well-being of attendees, partners, exhibitors, and staff remains our top priority – we will follow all relevant protocols and CDC guidelines and will work closely with The Park Hyatt Hotel to promote the recommended practices at the time of the event.

Vaccination Requirements

All meeting attendees, exhibitors, speakers, partners, and AACN staff are to be fully vaccinated in order to gain access the 2022 Student Policy Summit event spaces.

Verification process of full COVID Vaccination:

  • AACN has partnered with Health Pass by CLEAR and Event Farm to provide secure and easy proof of COVID vaccination for safe entry into the conference. Trust and transparency are top priorities for AACN and our partners, and with Health Pass, users are always in control of their health information. Detailed instructions can be found here.

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing fully supports its community and respects the individual decisions that must be made in these challenging times due to multiple factors, which we know are both professional and personal. Attendees may change their registration from in-person to virtual and virtual to in-person for the Student Policy Summit by contacting us at no later than three (3) business days prior to the event start date (March 24, 2022). Additional details about cancellation and refund policies are available under the ‘Register’ tab.

You should not attend these events in-person if you are:

  • not fully vaccinated
  • experiencing or within the 10 days prior to the event start date have experienced signs and symptoms of COVID-19
  • believe that they may have been recently exposed to COVID-19
  • have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by the healthcare team responsible for treatment

Conference attendees should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and are asked to contact AACN at if they experience symptoms of COVID-19 within 10 days after any AACN conference. Should any positive cases be reported within the 10-day timeframe, AACN will communicate this information to all registered participants. Any private health or personal data received by AACN will be treated as confidential.

*AACN is not liable for the vaccination status of any vendor staff who are working to help support the event. AACN has shared our vaccination policy with all contracted vendors and exhibitors.

Masks at the Student Policy Summit

As of March 1, 2022, the District of Columbia has lifted the indoor mask mandate; therefore, wearing masks is optional. 

Duty of Care

By attending the Student Policy Summit and its pre-events, you agree to abide by and engage in conduct that is beneficial to health and safety of all attendees and constituents. This includes, but is not limited to, providing verification of vaccination, practicing appropriate physical distancing, and not attending any events if you are ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.